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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2011 – “I have been involved with medical malpractice cases for over 30 years in my practice as a New Hampshire injury lawyer and I am constantly coming across cases that just make me shake my head. Just one slip of the surgeon’s knife may cause untold complications,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States. This particular case resulted in a surgeon being sued for negligence and gross negligence after a spinal operation left a patient […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2011 – One of the safest large cities in the United States may go under the spotlight as the governor of a budget-stricken state goes on the offensive against illegal immigration. Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated in early January that he believes immigration enforcement is a duty of both state officials and federal authority, mirroring Arizona’s controversial stance on the issue. Meanwhile, the city of El Paso, Tex. – which sits right on the Texas border with Mexico – ranks as the safest large city in the United States due to the mutual […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2011 – The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is making great inroads in stamping out sexual harassment in workplaces. “Sexual harassment is never acceptable in any form in the workplace. Anyone that feels they have been the victim of such inappropriate behavior needs to contact a highly trained Chicago employee litigation attorney to get to the bottom of the situation,” said Timothy J. Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer with, and owner of, The Coffey Law Office, P.C. While individual cases dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace seem to be more […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2011 – By June of this year, drop side cribs will be banned. Manufacturers will have to make cribs with stationary sides that cannot be dropped. Many of the drop side cribs have been recalled and some of them even led to deaths. These cribs were originally made with convenience in mind, so that parents and caregivers could drop down one side and easily lift their child. But the Consumer Protection Agency has ruled that they are less structurally sound, and the side that moves up and down has a tendency to break, […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – Doctor malpractice, while common, is not the only area in which malpractice happens. Pharmacist malpractice is alive and well in many states. Most people tend to regard medical malpractice as the purview of doctors, nurses, aides and other medical professionals. More often than not, most of the med mal lawsuits filed do involve physicians, but that is not always the case. Medical malpractice lawsuits may also involve errors made by a pharmacist. “Perhaps pharmacists errors are the most chilling types of med mal cases, because when we get a prescription filled […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – No matter how many times people read about DUI deaths, they still drink and drive. One day, the reality will catch up with them. The holiday season seems to be the time when more often than not, people tie one on and then hit the road. It does not seem to matter that they know drinking and driving is a stupid thing to do. They do it anyway. Some make it home alive. Others injure or kill themselves or others in needless accidents. Consider the three-car collision on Washington State’s Route […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – Businesses and individuals who have legal questions can now speak to a lawyer over the Internet instead of having to fight the gridlock of Los Angeles traffic. The LA law firm, Spotora & Associates, P.C., started an innovative program to help clients get quick access to expert legal advice called, “Virtual Lawyer”. “Many clients only have one or two quick legal questions and want answers from an experienced attorney without the hassle of in-person appointments and large retainer fees,” said Anthony Spotora, CEO and Managing Attorney of Spotora & Associates. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2011 – Texas employers or employees concerned about a potential discrimination claim should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable discrimination lawyer practicing in Texas. The state of Texas is an “employment at will” state, which means an employee can resign at any time for any reason. An employer can also choose to terminate an employee at any time for any lawful reason. There are, however, numerous laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one’s age, race, religion, gender, national origin or disability. Some of these laws are quite complex. Some have tight […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2011 – Claimants can get a settlement quickly if they go along with the insurance company and settle fast and low. Unfortunately, this may also result in the victim not getting fair compensation. “If there’s one thing that I hear a lot of in my practice as an injury lawyer, it is the question, ‘How long will it be before I get a settlement from my car accident?’ The response is usually that getting a settlement takes whatever time is necessary if you are dealing with an insurance company with the assistance of […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2011 – The potential of employee negligence keeps company executives up at night. Negligence in business is disastrous. “If someone is facing a negligence claim in their business, it is a major issue and one that usually needs the assistance an Atlanta personal injury lawyer specializing in business law. Why is that? Because you are the employer and you are liable for negligence on the part of your workers. You’re taking an enormous risk and if someone messes up, their negligence may cause your business serious issues,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2011 – Knowing what is what in the business world when it comes to trade and service marks helps a business move forward. “It’s often helpful if people understand the differences between trade and service marks when they’re running a business. A trademark is protection you get for any device, symbol, name or word that’s original and new. The trademark says the product is protected by trademark law and is the property of the mark owner. An example would be the Nike ‘swoosh’ mark, which everyone recognizes,” said David Alden Erikson, a […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2011 – States these days are insisting they have rights when it comes to doing what they want in relation to comprehensive immigration reform. Over the years, virtually every year since the U.S. came into existence, every state has stood on its soapbox and insisted that it had rights. And indeed they do. However, these days, the rights seem to override or overshadow the right of the federal government to make changes needed for the country when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). “State’s rights have always been a cry to battle […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2011 – Too many Americans these days think speed is the way to get to where they are going. Unfortunately, speed either maims or kills. “While I didn’t handle this particular case, I heard about it and sadly, have seen accidents just like this,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States. “If you want fair and ethical legal representation in your case as a result of a car wreck caused by someone else, call me. I […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2011 – Depending on the state in which one lives, there may be access to state or federal exemptions when bankruptcy is declared. Some states opt for federal exemptions, while states like Iowa opt out and provide state exemptions. “Filing for bankruptcy means that you have certain exemptions. In a nutshell what that means for you is you are allowed to keep a certain amount of your assets, meaning they are untouched. This means you have the ability to start over again and not be caught up in the vicious circle of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2011 – Slip and fall accidents may happen literally anywhere. Commonly, they happen on trips or vacations, at hotels and motels. “While most of us do not think about this, traveling offers its own set of dangers, ranging from lousy drivers in another city to unsafely maintained places where we rest our weary heads at night,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. Take the case of the Doe’s, who were on their way to a major city in the U.S. After realizing […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2011 – On the surface, some car wrecks look like only one person caused the crash. In reality, the liability may be apportioned. “In Arkansas, there is comparative negligence. While it may seem like this is a distinction without a difference, there is indeed a distinct difference. Comparative negligence lets victims demand compensation for injuries that were not their fault. A good example would be if you were in a wreck and were deemed partially at fault. That means you many still ask for damages from the other party, also at fault, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2011 – Imagine a business owner doing a routine Google search of his business and name, only to find that a website thousands of miles away had copied the logo, design, text and even some photos. This is what happened to the law firm of Gordon & Doner out of Palm Beach, Fla. when they looked themselves up and found the British firm of Maslin & Associates with a copycat website. A business should protect its website and all the content, design, and graphics by copyrighting it. This way, all the original […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2011 – Tampa Veterans attorney David W. Magann, P.A. offers veterans his winning strategy to garner VA (veterans disability) compensation benefits. Most claims, even with recently published VA questionnaires and digitized processes, prove to be difficult for veterans to attain on their own. Even though the VA has attempted to streamline the way veterans go thru the claim process, trends show that disability compensation determinations can take more than 200 days. It is important that a lawyer is hired during the process in order to maximize the claimant’s ability to prevail. Attorney David […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2011 – The United States Government Accountability Office recently completed a comprehensive study of the H-1B visa program. Congress asked the GAO to investigate several aspects of the H-1B program to ensure that the program was serving its purpose. The H-1B program allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. Congress asked the GAO to examine the employer demand for H-1B workers and how the cap of 65,000 H-1B visas per fiscal year affects employers’ bottom lines and their ability to maintain their business in the U.S., rather than shuttering […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2011 – In 2011, almost half of all kids in America live in divorced or separated families. When parents go through a divorce, many of them ask if their child or children can testify or speak to the judge as part of their child custody case. In Florida, a family law judge can weigh the preferences of the child when it comes to timesharing or parenting plans, as the best interests of the child are mostly focused on. Children who are under 18 might not be allowed to testify as a judge could […]


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