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Resnick & Louis, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Resnick & Louis, P.C. was founded in 2012 by Mitchell J. Resnick and Lena M. Louis, both of whom are highly respected attorneys in the legal and business communities, with over 40 years of collective experience. Together they have developed a team of diverse and experienced attorneys who are licensed to represent clients in various jurisdictions.

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Mitchell Resnick Speaking at Lloyd’s on the Impact of Insurance One Year Post Trump

Mitchell Resnick will be speaking at the Managing General Agents Association (MGAA) state of the market brief on Monday, November 6th from 11:30-2:00 pm. He will be speaking on President Trump One Year later and the Impact on the USA Insurance Industry. The meeting will be held in the Old Lloyd’s library located in the Lloyd’s of London building in London UK, with several insurance carriers, MGA’s and Syndicates in attendance. You can view and download his presentation below: Lloyds Seminar FINAL If you missed the presentation in London you can view the podcast here: PODCAST


Join Resnick & Louis for Casino Night with Healing Hearts

We are proud to sponsor this year the Healing Hearts of Arizona Animal Refuge for 2017. We hope you can join us at the Gemini Acres Equine for Casino Night on November 4th from 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm. Established in 2005, Healing Hearts is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected animals. We provide them with care and compassion at our Ranch. Although Healing Hearts is a refuge where animals may live out their natural lives if at all possible we try to find them a new forever home. Domestic companion and farm animals of all kinds; horses, burros, goats, sheep, pigs, & cows find a safe haven at this unique and dedicated no-kill animal facility. Our Mission is to provide a safe haven for neglected, abandoned or abused animals and promote compassionate and humane treatment for all animals. Healing Hearts Casino Night


Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)– The deadline is coming…

Trucking Company Mandate as of December 18th, 2017 Drivers who are now required to use paper logs – records of duty status (RODS) -because they operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds, or who carry haz-mat—need to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in their vehicles, unless they meet one of the exemptions. This applies to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as defined by Part 49 CFR 390.5 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and drivers who are subject to the requirements of Part 49 CFR 395. Drivers who are exempt from using ELDs include: 1) drivers who operate within the 100-air-mile exemption; 2) non-CDL drivers operating within 150 air miles of their home base; 3) drivers in driveaway operations; 4) drivers operating vehicles with engines manufactured before the year 2000; and 5) drivers who use paper logs for not more than 8 days in a 30-day period The Case of ELD v. ABORD Soon to be a major motion picture coming to a theatre near you, we can expect to see litigation over just what is an ELD. An ELD is essentially the same as an ABORD, but to qualify as an ELD, the device must meet the minimum technical standards, be certified as well as registered with the FMCSA. The ELD must be synchronized with the ECM so that vehicle operations can be recorded, such as drive time and the ELD must put out standardized data for the benefit of enforcement officers. Manual overrides are allowed for special circumstances. The Enforcement Cases… The ELD Rule was adopted to increase the use of AOBRDs to promote safety and reduce the paperwork burden for motor carriers and drivers as well as transportation law enforcement officers. As with every lock, where there’s a pick waiting […]


Resnick & Louis , P.C. expands team in Scottsdale Arizona

National Insurance Defense Firm Resnick & Louis, P.C. expands it’s Scottsdale Arizona office adding Michael Altaffer, Jonathan Sullivan, and Amanda Nelson. Michael Altaffer has a wide variety of experience in defending personal injury and property damage claim matters for insurance companies for over 30 years. He has trial experience in personal injury defense, property damage claim defense, insurance coverage litigation, construction defect litigation, fire loss litigation and subrogation litigation. He has successfully defended insurers in litigated insurance coverage cases and bad faith cases, including matters involving Morris/Damron/Peaton/Helme agreements, arising from first and third party insurance claims in state and federal court in Arizona as well as in arbitrated matters when required by insurance policies. Jonathan Sullivan has represented several insurance carriers in local, state and federal courts. Legal issues generally included insurance coverage disputes, bad faith, breach of contracts, personal injury, and business disputes. He has extensive experience reviewing underlying insurance claims after litigation was commenced, developing and implementing litigation strategies, preparing discovery and pleadings, conducting depositions, expert discovery, attending court hearings, arbitrations, settlement conferences, and conducting trials. Amanda Nelson has extensive experience in handling all aspects of insurance defense cases from pre-litigation and litigation including discovery, depositions, arbitration, experts and settlement in areas including automobile accidents, fire damage to property, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, multiple vehicle accidents, injury resulting from animals, construction defects, products liability, breach of contract and fraud. Amanda has also handled multiple trials and has obtained favorable verdicts for her clients. About Resnick & Louis’s Scottsdale Office Resnick & Louis clients rely on the more than 23 attorneys in the firm’s Scottdale office for multifaceted, insurance defense and legal services. Team members’ primary goal is to assist carriers and self-insured entities in addressing their legal needs. They work collaboratively with colleagues around the United […]


What is Proposition 206-The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act?

QUESTION PRESENTED What is Proposition 206-The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”) generally? How does it impact non-hourly employees, specifically employers of motor carriers? BRIEF ANSWER The Act will take effect on July 1, 2017, and gives employees the right to accrue paid sick leave. Employers of truck drivers will also be subject to the act. To determine the amount non-hourly employees are to be compensated for paid sick leave, such as motor carriers, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (“ICA”) delineates their hourly rate is determined by one of four methods detailed below. DISCUSSION The Act applies to all employers. The ICA states they do not intend to apply the Act against employees who work outside of Arizona. The Act gives employees 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked. Employers with less than 15 employees must at minimum permit and allow the use of 24 hours of paid sick leave per year. Employers with more than 15 employees, must at minimum permit the use of 40 hours of paid sick leave a year. An employer also has the option to provide all earned paid leave time that an employee is expected to earn at the beginning of the year. Unused paid sick leave rolls over into the next year unless the employer decides to exercise its option and pay the employee for the time that is to be rolled over. An employee can only carry a maximum of 40 hours paid leave time into the next year and remains entitled to accrue an additional 40 hours paid leave (maximum of 80 hours) if there are 15 or more employees. If there are less than 15 employees, an employee can only carry a maximum of 24 hours paid leave time into the next year and remains […]