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Professional malpractice refers to more than lawyers or doctors. CPA’s may be held liable for their actions, according to Atlanta malpractice attorney, Stephen M. Ozcomert. Stephen M. Ozcomert 215 North McDonough Street Decatur, Georgia 30030 Call: (404)-370-1000 [powerpress]


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Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of the New York-based law firm Littman Krooks LLP and chair of its elder law and special needs department, is bringing his knowledge to the West Coast. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2010 – Nationally recognized in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning, Mr. Krooks will be a guest speaker at the 47th annual National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Conference, held November 17-19, 2010, in San Diego, California. He is currently president of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County. “It is an honor and […]


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A Supreme Court case that veterans hoped would speed up claims processing at the Department of Veterans Affairs instead let them down when the Court decided not to even hear the case. Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2010 – Two veterans groups, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans of Modern Warfare, claimed that the VA takes far to long to process claims made my members and veterans, saying that in some cases it takes more than a year for the organization to respond to initial claims and upwards of five years for appeals. The groups wanted […]


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Somerville, MA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2010 – Massachusetts elder law, estate planning, and special needs attorneys, Alex L. Moschella and Neal A. Winston, partners in the Somerville, MA law firm of Moschella & Winston, LLP, have been named “Super Lawyers” for the fourth consecutive year. Moschella & Winston specializes in Massachusetts elder and disability law, public benefits eligibility, special needs law, estate planning and asset protection. Super Lawyers magazine bestows this award on the top 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts, as chosen by their peers and through the independent polling, research and selection performed by Law & Politics […]


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When considering personal bankruptcy, most people consider Chapter 13 and, even more so, Chapter 7. But there is another popular chapter, too: Chapter 11. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2010 – “Although originally intended for businesses, individuals can be required to file for this chapter if their debt exceeds the limits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy,” said Tampa bankruptcy lawyer, Reginald Osenton of Osenton Law Offices in Brandon, Florida. Currently, the limits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy are $1,081,500 for secured debt and $360,525 for unsecured debt. The threshold changes every three years in proportion to the Consumer Price Index. […]


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A trucker fled the scene of a fatal accident In New Jersey, attempting to avoid being caught. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2010 – This fatal accident took place on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge when a metal bar came off a dump truck loaded with stone and heading for New Jersey. According to police reports, the dump truck suddenly crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle. The bar pierced the windshield of the vehicle hit by the truck, causing the driver’s death. Rather than wait at the scene of the accident, the trucker took off. “It so happens […]


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There is a debate in the U.S. about how to get unemployed Americans to work in agriculture. It is a debate made all the more controversial by the fact that many unemployed Americans have expressed that they do not want to work in jobs they consider demeaning. Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2010 – Republicans on a committee dealing with this issue have argued that illegal immigrants take jobs away from the unemployed. “It’s safe to say if unemployed Americans wanted those agricultural jobs, they’d already be working in them,” said Larry S. Rifkin of Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, […]


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A product recall can actually be a good thing for consumers. However, something bad usually happens first before the recall is initiated. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2010 – “While it’s great living in the U.S., it is amazing how many defective products on the market these days – products that are causing Americans minor to serious injuries or even death,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer and wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, Ltd. “There are rules and regulations in place to protect us, but who is enforcing them and who is […]


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Musicians take their work very seriously. However, they also need to take the legal protection of their compositions seriously according to Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, Anthony Spotora. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2010 – Music is everywhere in the world of entertainment: Movies, television, radio advertisements and commercials. There is always a need for top-notch songs and artists. “For an upcoming composer, licensing music is a vital step in growing a career,” said Anthony Spotora, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney. “Licensing music means that your creation is not only protected from illegal use but can also bring […]


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Professional malpractice refers to more than lawyers or doctors. Accountants may also be held liable for their actions, according to Atlanta personal Injury attorney, Stephen M. Ozcomert. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2010 – “When most people hear about ‘professional malpractice,’ they think about lawyers or doctors. While it usually refers to them, it is also a term used when talking about accounting malpractice. Simply put, accounting malpractice happens if any accounting professional is negligent in the performance of their duties,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia. To […]


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Just before Congress ended its last session before the November elections, two senators introduced a bill that could be the last best chance for the U.S. to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2010 – Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced S.B. 3932, The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. By addressing proposals on border, interior and worksite enforcement, legalization, and future flows of immigration, the bill offers a wide approach to filling the holes that the current immigration system lacks. “It is satisfying to see Congress making a solid effort at […]


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Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., and Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., partners in law firm Littman Krooks LLP have been named to the 2010 “New York Super Lawyers” list. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2010 – It is the fifth time since 2006 that Krooks, one of the firm’s founding partners, has received this honor and the second time for Kravitz. In addition, Krooks appears for the second year running in the 2010 list of top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers. Only five percent of the attorneys in the New York metro area are chosen for this honor, the […]


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Musicians and bands are businesses. Some bands may not be protected which may jeopardize future merchandising. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2010 – There is value in a name. Just think Lady Gaga or any other famous, well-known singer. There is value in the name of a band as well. Think Nickelback, The Rolling Stones, etc. Any of the personalities behind the names or the bands need to protect their identities and intellectual property rights. “This usually happens by securing trademark registrations for the band name and/or the musician’s name, because trademark protection is specific to the […]


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Doctor Incorrectly places knee In patient. How medical malpractice can happen In common procedures. Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2010 – Most physicians and surgeons do a really good job and have hundreds of happy patients. However, doctors are humans and humans do make mistakes now and then. If the error is small, it’s forgivable and forgotten. If the error severely injures someone or his or her life, this is medical malpractice with negligence and may be grounds for a lawsuit. “Take the case of a woman that we read about who had a partial knee replacement and […]


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Divorces and separations can be tough on the two people whose relationship is eroding, but it can be even worse for children. Some children may feel confused, some might feel neglected and, in the worst possible scenario, some might inexplicably be put under the custody of a parent who may not deserve that role. Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2010 – A California child custody lawyer can help a parent make sure the family obtains the best child custody outcome to help preserve those important parent-child bonds. “Our clear goal in every child custody case we handle […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2010 – Anyone who has ever been through some kind of medical treatment is likely aware that just one slip up, one small mistake, one misunderstanding can result in medical malpractice. Unfortunately, even though the medical profession does a fine job under difficult circumstances, bad things do happen and patients get improper treatment or the wrong treatment altogether. The wrong treatment puts a patient’s health and welfare on the thin edge of the razor; a fine line to walk when dealing with another person’s life. The wrong treatment means the real cause of […]


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Gregory D. Jordan, an experienced Austin business attorney and Austin franchise lawyer, offers some insights to franchisees experiencing legal issues. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2010 – Franchise businesses are some of the most popular models in the business world. They allow entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently open new businesses in their communities and potentially generate substantial profits based on proven trademarks and infrastructures. However, both parties are bound by a sometimes-intricate set of obligations to one another. When a party fails to meet those obligations, disputes inevitably arise between franchisor and franchisee. Due to the complexity of […]


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Burn injuries are not always the result of a fire. Workplaces are fraught with various ways to get badly burned. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2010 – Surprisingly enough, burn injuries are not always the result of being burned by open flames or electricity. Many other burns happen as a result of things going wrong in the workplace. In fact, burns affect at least 1 million people very year; most of which are sustained on the job, according to Austin personal Injury lawyer, Robert W. Lee. Workplace burn injuries tend to happen in a variety of ways. For […]


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Consumer bankruptcy filings for the first half of this year are currently at record levels. There is evidence to suggest that a good number of these scenarios include divorce situations where a spouse is receiving or paying for child support and/or alimony. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2010 – “Child support payments and spousal support payments generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy,” said Tampa bankruptcy lawyer Reginald Osenton of Osenton Law Offices in Brandon, Florida. “This means that a parent who owes child support cannot usually escape meeting those obligations, no matter whether it is Chapter 7 or […]


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Gene L. Osofsky, of the law firm Osofsky & Osofsky, offers some pertinent commentary about a biometric shelter that now has a working prototype. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2010 – Caring for aging family members now has a new wrinkle. Last month, a small Salem, Virginia-based firm called N2Care trotted out its first prototype of a portable, high-tech dwelling intended to provide temporary shelter for a sick or elderly relative in their family’s backyard. Filled with biometric technology, the 12-by-24-foot prototype would allow a family or health-care providers to monitor the condition of an aging or disabled […]


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