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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – Mitchell C. Littman, Esq. and Martin W. Enright, Esq. of Littman Krooks LLP have been selected by DealFlow Media to co-host a webinar, “The Secondary Market for Private Shares.” The web seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This web seminar will focus on the rapidly growing secondary market for private company stock due to the decreased activity in the IPO and M&A markets and the resulting loss of liquidity for many private company stakeholders. Joining Littman and Enright will be Vince […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – When a medical equipment manufacturer kept selling their product to a Georgia doctor, they were selling to a man facing 19 medical malpractice lawsuits. “This is perhaps one of the most horrendous cases of medical malpractice that we have ever heard about,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense and business law. “It involved a complaint filed against a Georgia company that sold video-guided catheters to a doctor with 19 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him.” […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – Wealthy individuals and married couples will have two years – 2011 and 2012 – to give a minimum of $5 million to loved ones without having to pay gift tax. The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 created this tax break right before the winter holidays. Before then, individuals could only give $1 million tax-free, and it will transfer back to this amount in 2013. With this legislation, gift, estate and GST tax-free minimums are now unified. And tax rates for estate and gift taxes are […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2011 – When a wrongful death involves a young child, it is heartbreaking. In this case, the parents and the child’s psychiatrist were guilty of causing the child’s death. “This was a really tough case and it resulted in the wrongful death of a 4-year-old little girl who is dead as a result of an overdose of psychiatric drugs prescribed by the doctor named in the suit. Shockingly, the parents were convicted of killing their daughter by negligently giving her drugs for ADHD and bipolar disease,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2011 – Close to 81 percent of divorce lawyers have seen their clients use or bring in social media evidence in their divorce, the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers found in a recent study. But even if an individual has the urge to use Facebook, Twitter, or other sites to tell the world about how much they hate their soon-to-be-ex spouse or are excited to be divorced, tread very carefully. Any pictures, messages, or videos could be used against an individual during the divorce settlement negotiations. Many lawyers advise clients to stop […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2011 – While the country may thrill to the cry of equality for everyone, the reality is that is not going to happen anytime soon. “You may recall that the basic idea behind the founding of America was that everyone would have a fair crack at living the dream in the U.S. Unfortunately, two camps got into the fray – the left and right. The left says all illegal immigrants deserve amnesty and that the other guys push for deportation and detention. One wonders where the middle of the road common sense went,” […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2011 – Sexual abuse is a life-altering personal injury and loss. Lawsuits involving George Reardon and at least 135 plaintiffs that suffered as his patients at the St. Francis Hospital are far-reaching and devastating. Reardon passed away in 1998, but when a homeowner was renovating Reardon’s former residence in 2007, a collection of more than 50,000 pornographic slides and 100 movie reels showing his child and adolescent patients were found. Reardon was the hospital’s former chief of endocrinology. The victims of his sexual abuse say that the hospital was negligent when it […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2011 – The recent deaths of two Central Florida youths show the danger of “ghost riding” and other car stunts. Car stunts might look cool on reality shows, YouTube, and in the movies, but they are causing more accidents and heartaches for families and friends who are affected by their deadly consequences. Nearly 100 people have died because of car surfing, with an estimated 70 percent of incidents involving young men, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Even slow speeds of five miles per hour can cause injuries and fatalities, as any […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2011 – No one could figure out why this fatal motorcycle accident happened. The biker swerved off the road and hit a ditch. “Even though the biker in this fatality was alive when emergency response crews got to him, he died within minutes after reaching hospital,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. At the scene, police and accident reconstructionists were trying to piece together how the accident happened. The police had trouble finding anything that could definitely provide a reason as to why […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2011 – Spring Break is coming up and with it thousands of divorced parents are going over their time sharing and parenting plans. Since the Florida divorce courts now focus on equal time sharing and herald the value of children spending time with their birth father and mother, it is important to know how holidays and other popular breaks influence the parenting plan. An experienced family law attorney can help parents negotiate and overcome the challenges of a shared parenting plan. An attorney will help create a plan that is workable, keeps the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2011 – Even changing the spelling of an existing company name may be trademark infringement. This case is a prime example of that in action. “This particular case is a prime example of one company trying to ride on the coattails of another,” 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 a language translation company wanting to protect their trademark against another upstart company that has chosen to use their company […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2011 – Due to their size, big rigs versus pedestrian accidents often have a fatal outcome. The two deaths in this case are a reminder to use caution around big trucks, whether on foot or on the road. “Often the best way to explain a legal premise or what the law means is to highlight a case that happened to someone else. This particular case was bizarre in that two men were killed four days apart at the same location, in the same manner. Each of these deaths are examples of men who, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2011 – A medical doctor who was the subject of a whistleblower complaint recently had an arrest warrant issued for him and was placed on probation by the Texas Medical Board. In 2009, registered nurses Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle filed an anonymous letter with the Texas Medical Board about their co-worker Dr. Rolando Arafiles, Jr., MD, in regards to what they perceived as patient care issues at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. When the doctor learned about the letter, he had the county sheriff determine who had written it. The […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2011 – All three partners at the Begley Law Group were named 2011 Super Lawyers. Attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. and Dana E. Bookbinder are Super Lawyers for Elder Law and Thomas D. Begley, III is a Super Lawyer in Estate and Trust Litigation. The 2011 New Jersey Super Lawyers award is bestowed on lawyers who have extensive professional achievements, high ethical standards, and are admired by their peers. The process to be selected involves strict peer nominations, evaluations, and third party research. In all, about only five percent of lawyers are selected. […]


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Paoli, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2011 – James J. Ruggiero Jr. is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)® by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. James Ruggiero founded the Ruggiero Law Offices in 1990 to offer personalized guidance to individuals to protect their life’s work and utilize resources available to remain independent and enjoy their golden years. His practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Business Law and Real Estate. Key services include Guardianships & Orphan’s Court Litigation, Special Needs Trusts, Inheritance & Estate Tax Returns and Medicaid Planning. “Proper advanced planning […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2011 – Not getting a patient’s diagnosis right may result in long-term medical issues or death. Failure to diagnose is more common than many may think. “Not too many people realize that the term ‘medical malpractice’ means that something the medical professional did was an ‘act of action or omission.’ Put another way, you need to know that what a doctor does wrong in their practice may be just as life-altering or deadly as what they do not do,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2011 – Unexpected death stalked this tortilla factory in Brooklyn where a worker was killed on the job. “It is often said that death may arrive when we least expect it. This unusual case is no exception and it involves a man who fell into a mixing machine at a Mexican tortilla factory. No one knows how the man fell into the commercial sized mixing vat; a piece of machinery that was waist high,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. Responding EMS crews found the man trapped in […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2011 – Generally speaking, in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the trustee sells non exempt assets and pays the creditors from the sale proceeds. “While many people think they lose everything in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, this is rarely the case,” said Kevin Ahrenholz, an Iowa bankruptcy lawyer. “The fact is that bankruptcy is governed by federal law and every state has its own rules about what a person can protect from creditors. These are referred to as ‘exemptions’ and Iowa has several powerful ones, with the homestead exemption being perhaps the most […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2011 – Although many people consider medical malpractice to be botched surgery, misdiagnosis or failed diagnosis, it may also involve defective medical equipment. “No expectant mother goes to hospital thinking they will be in labor for 18 hours or more and be in screaming pain the whole time. This case that we heard about involves a woman who knew she would need painkillers when she gave birth and asked for an epidural. It turned out that the pain pump was broken,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2011 – Personal bankruptcies increased to nine percent in 2010, affecting more than 1.5 million people. With estimates showing that in 2011 families and individuals will still be battling with high debts, stagnant job and income growth, it is hard to know which way to go with bills piling up. TV and newspaper ads hawk the benefits of debt settlement one minute and bankruptcy the next. Debt settlement agencies negotiate directly with creditors to try to reduce debts for unsecured debt like personal loans, credit cards and medical bills, but not secured debt. […]


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