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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2011 – Certified Elder Law Attorney Thomas D. Begley, III, was a panelist for the “Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law and Estate Administration” at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in late April. Begley III is admired and respected as a leader in estate administration and planning for the elderly and disabled. “As the first of the baby boom generation enters retirement this year and in the coming decade, elder law and estate planning is going to become an even bigger focus,” said Thomas D. Begley, III, Esquire, CELA. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2011 – Being a “green business” is a big buzzword as more consumers are looking to be healthier and better to the Earth. But with the upcoming Earth Day on April 22, not all businesses are truly green, even though they make claims to it. “Greenwashing” or false advertising claims about being eco-friendly will be prosecuted by the Federal Trade Commission, denied a trademark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and challenged by the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau. “In recent years, businesses have increasingly used ‘green’ marketing […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2011 – More often than not, injury accidents happen when they are least expected. In this case, a worker fell at work, sustaining soft tissue damage. “No one knows when they may wind up having an accident at work that will cause them continuing problems later,” 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. “That’s the thing with personal injury accidents; they tend to happen without warning. However, if they happen at work as a result […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2011 – West Haven police officers and dispatchers are up against a federal lawsuit for negligence, recklessness, and racial discrimination. Their racially discriminatory behavior and careless actions led to Shengyl Rasim and her young children becoming victims in a murder-suicide by her husband Selami Ozdemir. When Shengyl Rasim called 911, she had a hard time communicating with the dispatchers the urgency of her call. Her husband, Selami Ozdemir, was going “boom, boom, boom” at the door, but the dispatchers took her concerns for a joke due to her Turkish accent. “The police […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2011 – Who knew a lawyer could be good at comedy stand-up routines? Aviation transaction attorney Stewart H. Lapayowker recently entertained the crowd with his comedy at the Debbie’s Dream Foundation “Night of Laughter” fundraiser. The event was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Improv Comedy Club and raised $22,000 at the sold-out show. Lapayowker’s firm was a presenting sponsor. Debbie’s Dream Foundation (DDF) is dedicated to defeating stomach cancer and increasing funding and research to eradicate it. Through advocacy and public policy efforts, DDF strives to help patients […]


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Court Rules Today in Favor of AT&T in AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion


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Michael G. Kessler President / CEO of Kessler International filed a brief in the New York Supreme Court – Appellate Division urging it to affirm the indisputable power of the Supreme Court over seized funds and its indisputable power to order payments from those funds for defense costs.


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2011 – Most individuals try to get a Chapter 7 bankruptcy so they can forego monthly payments to a trustee. Chapter 7 bankruptcies wipe debts away and give individuals a fresh start while protecting their home and other assets. No matter what, individuals must be ready for meeting with the trustee in bankruptcy court. Usually one month after the bankruptcy petition is filed an individual will meet with the bankruptcy trustee. The trustee acts as a representative of an individual’s creditors and will ask a series of questions under oath to determine the […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2011 – It is a no-brainer that accidents involving big rigs are catastrophically horrendous. Those who survive will face a monumental struggle with their injuries. “It is a harsh reality that 18-wheeler accidents are just plain horrific. Nothing prepares you to see this type of accident and nothing prepares you for what you may have to deal with if you have been in one. The monumental destruction is overwhelming,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. Why do these types of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2011 – Breach of fiduciary duties and shareholder disputes take center stage in the class action lawsuit between a Frontier Oil Corporation shareholder and Frontier’s Board of Directors as it tries to merge with the Holly Corporation. Frontier Oil Corporation and the Holly Corporation have signed a $7 billion agreement to merge to become one of the biggest U.S. oil refiners. Frontier’s shareholder Walter Ryan, Jr. alleges they would become minority shareholders in the new company and the deal is really a takeunder because Holly is buying Frontier for less than its market […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2011 – Any head trauma sustained in a car accident has the potential to be devastating. Often the damage may cause life-long problems. “One of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents is traumatic brain injury. The skull is a tough nut to crack, but the brain inside is another story. If the force applied to the head is sufficient enough, the brain inside is knocked about like peas in a tin can. The brain then slams from one side to the other, hitting the skull and bruising. This, as you may […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2011 – A young local Stratham woman was killed in a head-on collision with a school bus. There were no passengers in either vehicle. “It is my understanding that the young woman involved in this Stratham, New Hampshire accident was well known and well liked in the community. Her death shook up a lot of people in the area. The 25-year-old woman was killed instantly when her car slammed into a school bus just after 7 in the morning,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2011 – This bus accident was devastating for all those involved. Unfortunately, the experienced driver was killed on impact. The busload of churchgoers was not expecting anything to happen on their way to a retreat. It was a typical California day and was slightly overcast, followed by periods of sun that melted the snow on the roads. The school bus was on its way to a planned retreat when the accident took place. “The bus was rounding a curve on wet pavement when the driver lost control and the bus swerved into the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2011 – Bipartisan co-joining may just boost religion back into the immigration reform debate. In fact, perhaps the door to negotiations may be slowly swinging open once again. “Immigration reform has taken so many twists and turns lately, especially in the last four to five years, that many don’t really know where it stands any longer. All they can determine, based on what they see in Washington and read in the media, is that things are on stall and likely permanently. It comes as a large surprise that two influential politicians are now […]


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Z-Axis, a presentation consulting firm for lawyers, has recently introduced a “presentation-ready’ package for presenting exhibits from an iPad that may be perfect for some legal matters.


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Defense Bar Challenges Ninth Circuit Decision and Urges Court to Grant a Petition of Writ of Certiorari


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2011 – Giving birth is a dangerous thing to do. At any point during the process, medical malpractice may happen. “The parents who find out that their newborn has suffered brain damage at birth or shortly after being born are in deep shock. They went into hospital expecting a healthy baby. What they went home with was a brain damaged baby as a result of birth injuries,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. Birth injuries do not always happen, but the […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2011 – Separated or divorcing couples should be overly cautious at tax time in April. Stories about a spouse signing blank 1040s and not even getting copies of a tax return increase this time of year and can have big consequences. Spouses who spite their other half oftentimes resort to conniving, damaging acts of retribution during tax time when they know the marriage is headed downhill. Each person must be mindful of assets and debts as they proceed to a divorce. Hiding or selling assets without permission can make proceedings ugly. And sometimes […]


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San Diego California parents of injured children and infants can now have easy access to vital legal information necessary to protect their child’s legal and medical interest when they are injured through the negligence of others. Child Accident Lawyer and best selling legal author, Mark C. Blane, recently finished publishing his fourth book, “Justice for the Injured Child,” which has become a California parents’ legal survival guide.


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2011 – People like to think that when something bad happens to good people that there is justice at the end of the day. That is not always the case. “In this disturbing case, justice is missing. It has taken a hike and gone someplace else. And the victim? The victim is the one who will suffer for the greed of others and they inclination to turn a blind eye to human suffering,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. This story is […]


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