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Boating and drinking do not mix. This case is a prime example of what not to do when boating. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2010 – “This is a case that we heard about involving drinking and boating, ultimately resulting in a wrongful death. It’s a case that has a lesson in it for people who operate machinery while under the influence, whether that is a car or another form of transport,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio in Georgia. The husband of the deceased woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit in […]


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These days, divorce is more common than ever before in our society. It is reported that about 50 percent of all first marriages do not last, with an even higher number of remarriages ending the same way. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2010 – “While divorce is not a rare thing, it can still be a difficult and emotional process,” said St. Petersburg divorce attorney Raleigh “Lee” Greene. “Despite valid reasons for pursuing a divorce – such as emotionally or physically abusive marriages or infidelity – some people may struggle with a perceived stigma. Others may worry […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2010 – For those with a successful business, franchising can be a good way to expand quickly and perhaps stay ahead of the competition. After all, franchising brings little risk to the franchisor as the franchisee is the one putting up his or her capital when opening a new unit. What is a franchise? Franchising is the selling of a particular business model and method. “The franchisee will pay an upfront fee for the right to use a name and/or trademark to open a business and to receive the proper training,” said […]


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A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims case pushed Vietnam-era Agent Orange exposure back into the news, and may slow down the already sluggish Veteran’s Affairs claims process. Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2010 – At the end of August, the VA added ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and B-cell leukemia to the list of diseases connected to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War. The VA announced that sufferers of those diseases may now be eligible for additional benefits because of their exposure. More than 163,000 veterans or survivors of veterans have a pending claim […]


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The National Visa Center released its annual report of immigrant visa applicants in the family-sponsored and employment-based preferences in early November, 2010. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz breaks down the numbers and advises applicants on what steps to take. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2010 – The majority of immigrant visa applicants are eligible based on either employer or family sponsorship. Most categories receive more applicants than the limit every year, so additional applicants are placed on a waiting list, with priority based on filing date. On the employment side, “Priority Workers […]


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Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Ortho Evra, presented its birth control product to the U.S. in 2001. Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that is administered through the skin, transdermally, once per week. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2010 – More than 5 million women have used the patch since it was approved and more than 40 million patches have been sold. However, there have been complications and even deaths reported – more than 2,400 cases – indicating that Ortho Evra is the cause. There is even more disturbing evidence that reveals Johnson & Johnson […]


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Contesting a will is not easy, but may sometimes be necessary to preserve the proper distribution of an estate. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2010 – A person may be able to contest their loved one’s will if the person has good reason to believe that it is invalid. Contesting a will is a process that is based on a person’s firm belief that something is wrong with his or her loved one’s will or in the manner in which it was signed or procured. A person should not contest a will simply because he or she thinks […]


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Burns may range from minor to life threatening. They all have one thing in common; the seriousness of a burn can’t always be determined by looking at it. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2010 – “While some burns look minor, that may not be the case, as most of the damage is done under the skin. It’s often best not to fool around with burn injuries, as one misdiagnosis can mean long-term damage,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney with The Lee Law Firm. There are various kinds of burns victims may sustain that vary […]


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An annulment wipes out your marriage off the books, as if it never happened or existed. It is a legal proceeding declaring the marriage null and void. Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2010 – There are certain requirements and criteria that need to be proven and obtained in order to get an annulment. The validity of a marriage before and during the marriage is a key factor. The question that needs to be asked is, was it a true marriage? Each state is different in what they would consider grounds for an annulment and what is permissible. […]


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Strict liability is a tort law and means a party is liable for all damages as a result of their dangerous actions or products. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2010 – “The most common strict liability claims arise from injuries caused by dangerous products. Basically, when a product causes a foreseeable harm to a consumer, the maker of the product and the distributor may be liable to pay damages. There is an exception, and that is if the product did have a warning about the possibility of an injury, the maker of that product/item isn’t always held liable,” […]


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A startling number of wrongful death lawsuits are the result of equipment gone haywire. This may be due to manufacturing or design defects. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s surprising the number of wrongful death lawsuits that are brought as a result of run amok heavy equipment that killed someone. Often, the reason for the accident was due to a manufacturing or design defect, but it may also be the result of negligent maintenance or negligent equipment operation,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, LTD. One example of […]


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A busy hospital operating room presents the potential for surgical errors. Patients trust they will leave the hospital completely intact and unharmed. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s a fact of life that most hospitals perform many thousands of various surgeries to correct a variety of different problems for their patients. Those who go under the knife have a great deal of trust in the team that will be working on them and their hope, in their heart of hearts, is that things will go well; that they are not furthered harmed by the surgery. Sometimes, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2010 – A joint study conducted by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Stanford University found that veterans with a mental health condition – especially post traumatic stress disorder – tend to suffer from physical ailments, as well. The study, conducted on the newest generation of veterans enrolled with the VA, is no surprise to researchers, who have known for years that there is a strong link between mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing. “We need to ensure that veterans receive ample physical and emotional care,” said James G. Fausone, a veterans lawyer […]


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Protecting assets during a divorce can be accomplished in several ways, such as wills, trusts and premarital agreements. But a court does division of property if there is no premarital agreement in place, and this would mean going through and including bonds, retirement money, stocks, and any other physical property. Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2010 – The steps one must take to protect property will decrease the likelihood of unnecessarily losing it all during a divorce. In the end, all of the personal property from the marriage is ciphered through and appraised for its value. Personal […]


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The Hell’s Angels are suing design house Alexander McQueen. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2010 – “This is a lawsuit one would normally expect to see on the dockets, but there it is,” said David Alden Erikson, a Los Angeles business litigation attorney. Mr. Erikson specializes in Los Angeles fashion law, internet law, business litigation, trademark and copyright law. “This lawsuit involves the Hell’s Angels bikers suing Alexander McQueen’s fashion design house and Saks for trademark infringement. What could the design house possibly be infringing on? Would you believe the bikers death-head design? It seems the death-head […]


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Divorce can be taxing, both emotionally and financially. It can be a long and drawn-out legal process that leaves one or more parties angry with a final settlement for years to come. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2010 – It doesn’t always have to be quite so difficult, however. One option that some former couples have found to be successful is the Collaborative Divorce Process. What Is It? “The Collaborative Divorce Process is a unique family law process in which both clients and attorneys enter into a binding agreement, committing themselves to fairly resolving all issues without […]


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In order to apply for citizenship, also known as naturalization, an applicant must meet all stringent requirements through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 9, 2010 – In order to apply for citizenship, an applicant must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or in other words, a green card holder through employment or political asylum. An applicant must be 18 years old or older and must physically be in the United States for at least two-and-a-half years of the past five years and not be absent from the U.S. […]


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Even though there are a variety of laws that protect workers from discrimination, it still happens. Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2010 – “If at any time you feel that you have been subjected to any sort of retaliation in the workplace, you will want to immediately call a Chicago employment lawyer and find out your rights and what protection(s) are offered to workers under federal, state and/or local laws,” said Chicago employment attorney, Timothy Coffey, of The Coffey Law Office, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois. For example, under many federal and state statutes, an employer may not take […]


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Rye Brook, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2010 – Michael J. Amoruso, Managing Partner at Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP, recently lectured at the Stetson University College of Law’s 2010 Special Needs Trust National Conference in Tampa, Florida. The conference, which was attended by special needs professionals, attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors and CPAs, provided insight on the development, administration and monitoring of special needs trusts. Trusts that address special needs provide asset protection for individuals with disabilities and the elderly, enabling them to receive government benefits through Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. The protected assets […]


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