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Are Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable or Not?

Non-competition agreements usually bar healthcare professionals both from encouraging patients to follow them to a new practice and from practicing for a certain period of time within a certain distance of the former employer’s location. There is much debate in the healthcare and legal communities, however, over the extent to which these non-compete clauses are enforceable—if at all. The truth is that non-competition agreements are sometimes enforceable and sometimes not, depending on their specific restrictions and circumstances. Continue reading

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Arizona Disability Insurance Bad Faith and Delegation of Administrative Duties

Under the law in Arizona, the relationship between insurer and insured is a special relationship, giving rise to duties not usually found in other contractual agreements. Rawlings v. Apodaca, 151 Ariz. 149, 163, 726 P.2d 565, 579 (1986); Dodge v. Fidelity … Continue reading

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Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues

On the fourth Wednesday of every month, the City of Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues meets at 4:15 PM in Room 704 of the Calvin C. Goode Building, 251 W. Washington Street, 7th floor. Meetings are open to the … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Claim Law Firm Comitz | Beethe Ranked Among Top 5 Boutique Law Firms In Arizona

The disability insurance claim law firm of Comitz | Beethe was named in Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business as among the top 5 boutique law firms in Arizona for 2011.  Every year, Arizona Business Magazine lists the top companies with … Continue reading

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Comitz | Beethe: Solid Record With All Major Disability Insurance Carriers

Phoenix-based Comitz | Beethe and its attorneys have resolved cases in Arizona and nationally with all of the leading disability insurance companies and third-party administrators  in the country, including, among many others: Berkshire, Boston Mutual, CIGNA, Disability Management Services (“DMS”), Disability Reinsurance … Continue reading

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Comitz | Beethe at the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association’s 30th Annual Fall Seminar

Comitz | Beethe, a business partner of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, will be an exhibitor tomorrow at the 30th Annual Fall Seminar at the Omni Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona.  The topic at this year’s Tucson convention is  collecting on disability insurance … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #1)

We have been counting down the list of the 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Claim for Disability. Today we post the number one mistake physicians make when filing a disability claim. MISTAKE NO. 1: Failing to … Continue reading

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Tucson Forum on Disability Policy

A disability policy forum was held on October 15, 2010 at the Tucson Marriott University Park. Chris Deschene, Secretary of State candidate, along with 19 Southern Arizona state legislative district candidates participated. Peri Jude Radecic, the executive director of the … Continue reading

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Northwestern Mutual’s Website Shows How Disability Insurers Interpret and Apply “Own Occupation Coverage”

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, a major disability insurer for dentists and physicians, has recently created a new website, the “Disability Income Insurance Knowledge Center.” Northwestern claims that this website will assist policyholders in understanding the terms of their own-occupation disability … Continue reading

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Regulate Yourself: Physicians Underreport Impaired Colleagues

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that physicians often do not report colleagues suffering from a disability. Patients are instead forced to rely upon their doctor’s own assessment of his health; this can endanger patients … Continue reading

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