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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2010 – This medical malpractice lawsuit involves an accusation of inadequate treatment for a mental patient. In this case, the mother of the deceased filed a notice of action against the Oregon State Hospital. The notice suggests that the hospital did not provide proper or adequate treatment according to his physical and mental health conditions. “There was a full scale investigation into this case and the investigators found that the hospital did fail to provide the deceased with adequate medical care. It appears that the young man’s caregivers on his ward didn’t properly […]


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All parents do their best to protect their children from harm, but sometimes another person’s negligence can lead to traumatic injuries that can significantly alter a child’s life. Head injuries pose a significant threat to children. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2010 – When it comes to head injuries, children present a special concern, because they are more prone to falling due to a lack of developed motor skills, are unaware of many of the everyday dangers around them and are dependent on others to care for them responsibly. Because children are more fragile than adults, a head […]


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Houston immigration lawyer Annie Banerjee offers some insightful commentary in the wake of the passage and enactment of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration law. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2010 – When Arizona’s Republican governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law last month, Houston immigration lawyer Annie Banerjee was not applauding. “The law is racist,” she says, “and will unfairly target people who don’t look white. Although Governor Brewer denies that it will be used as a tool for racial and ethnic profiling, I’d be amazed if it doesn’t do exactly that.” Banerjee perceives the law as a […]


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Stratton Faxon helps win $2.9 million settlement on May 7, 2010, compensating a 43-year-old woman for a permanent neck injury sustained in a bicycle accident. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2010 – Attorney Michael Stratton of Stratton Faxon Law Firm obtained a $2.9 million verdict on May 7, 2010, in Hartford Superior Court for a 43-year-old woman with a permanent neck injury after sustaining a fractured spine. Rocky Hill resident Maribeth Blonski was injured after crashing into a closed gate on a rural bike path not far from her home. The defendant, Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), had […]


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Music publishing is a complex process that requires extensive knowledge of business practices and copyright law. A music publisher can help songwriters reap the benefits of their creativity. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2010 – While publishing their own music is a viable option for artists, the legal issues involved can be messy and complex. In order to avoid dealing with these issues, many artists turn to music publishers for help. Music publishers perform a variety of different functions for songwriters, as they have the expertise required to manage licenses and collect royalties. One of the most […]


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School bus drivers really need to pay attention to their driving. This driver left his bus in neutral and injured another motorist. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2010 It goes without saying that if someone is driving a school bus, they have a duty of care to pay attention to what they are doing at all times. They are hauling a lot of potential victims should they become involved in a crash like the one in this case. No one is quite sure why the bus driver in this instance left his school bus in neutral, other […]


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Crane accidents are on the rise at construction sites in the US. Many of these accidents involve fatalities. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2010 – “A Port Arthur, Texas, refinery had some bad news recently when a contract construction worker was killed after a crane accident at a work site. The mishap happened in an area slated for further expansion, which was underway the day of the accident itself. Unfortunately, when rescue crews arrived in response to the call, the worker had died of his injuries,” recounted Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer. While the police, the […]


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Those that take bets on politics are betting comprehensive immigration reform may squeak by this year. But is it too risky for an election year? Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2010  – “Comprehensive immigration reform may be passed this year, and many people think it will be, but if you look at the political landscape, that’s one bet that may fail,” indicated Sally Odell, an immigration lawyer at Rifkin Fox-Isicoff, P.A., in Miami and Orlando, Florida. There are far too many things happening in other places, not in the control of the House, Senate or Congress for things […]


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According to Rabinowitz, of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, the report released on April 1, 2010, by Congressional Research Services on U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions implies that U.S. policy faces conflicting and still unresolved issues. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2010 – Four major principles underlie current U.S. policy on permanent immigration: the reunification of families, the admission of immigrants with needed skills, the protection of refugees, and the diversity of admissions by country of origin. These principles are embodied in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The INA specifies a complex set of numerical limits […]


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Georgia has new penalties for dangerous drivers that support trauma care in the state. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2010 – This is quite possibly a groundbreaking development in terms of trying to handle the number of dangerous drivers in the State of Georgia. The “Super Speeder Law,” also formally recognized by the designation HB160, went into effect January 1, 2010. Its main thrust is to try and cut down on the number of speed-related accidents. The new law dings all drivers convicted of doing speeds of over 75 mph on two lane roads and all drivers convicted […]


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Unmarried mothers face a number of legal issues that must be dealt with to secure the health and happiness of their child. A family law attorney can help unmarried mothers navigate these difficult legal issues and secure adequate child support. Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2010 – Unfortunately, many unmarried women find themselves alone after they become pregnant and the father of their child leaves. This abandonment can be emotionally taxing for a young woman by itself, and there are a number of legal issues at stake that must be handled as well. Not only must the […]


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Police officers do not always need a warrant to enter your home. Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2010 – “While many people enjoy watching police shows on TV that deal with how the cops apprehend a criminal and how they have to get a warrant to go to a person’s place to arrest them, etc., this isn’t always the reality,” said Miller Leonard, a Denver federal criminal defense lawyer and state criminal defense lawyer. On TV the officers are usually greeted at the door by someone that says “Where’s your warrant?” It’s a fair question, because in ‘most’ […]


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Danger is ever-present at construction sites, no matter how safe they are. Always be alert for danger. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2010 – It goes without saying that construction worksites are considered to be accidents looking to happen at any time. No matter how safe people are, how cautious they may be or how well the site is maintained, the sheer nature of the work means personal injuries may be just around the corner. Heavy machinery, industrial tools, raw materials, questionable scaffolding, open holes in buildings, the presence of electrical outlets and power lines – all these […]


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Knockoffs don’t just happen in the fashion industry, as this case demonstrates. Here a lighter is the leading light in a lawsuit. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2010 – Most people tend to think of knockoffs in terms of the fashion industry: a knockoff of a famous designer’s dress, shoes, handbag or jacket, etc. “Think McQueen vs. Madden, a rather famous shoe knockoff lawsuit. While clothing seems to have been the major source of the latest knockoff lawsuits, it looks like other companies are getting fed up with people copying their designs and trying to pass them […]


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This crash involving an SUV and two other vehicles resulted in three people being seriously injured. One person never made it home that day. Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) May 5, 2010 – “This is one of those accidents that seem to come out of nowhere and leave the victims wondering what hit them,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States. “Cases involving hit and runs, like this one I heard about, are always difficult for the victims, especially when the perpetrator leaves […]


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A family of five was seriously hurt in this car-train wreck. They hit a CN train. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2010 – “Although you’d think it would be hard not to see a train, or to even get on the tracks at the same time the train is barreling toward you, it does happen. And it did in this case when 16-year-old Austin Broehm hit the westbound engine,” recounted Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. No one is sure why Broehm was on the tracks at the same time as the train, but the crash caused […]


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It used to be that we could trust the products we bought in the marketplace. That is not the case today. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2010 – “Every time we open a newspaper, watch TV or listen to the radio, we’re often bombarded with yet another product recall. For example, the Freshway romaine lettuce recall (potentially contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria); 2006 to 2010 Hummer H3 vehicles for fractured hood clip tabs (may cause hood to fly off) or the Best Friend’s charm bracelet for children recalled for high levels of toxic cadmium,” recounted Scott Atkinson, […]


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Motorcycle riding is fun, but watch out for the head injuries. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2010 – Those who love motorcycles do so for various reasons, and most of them know that while they are out biking they are running the risk of being injured in a collision or other mishap of some kind. This doesn’t stop a whole lot of dedicated bikers from being out on the road as often as possible. “Many people have even sold their cars and are riding their motorcycles to work. Nothing wrong with any of that, but honestly, it would […]


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