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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2011 – Certified New Jersey 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, […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2011 – The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary recently had a hearing on “Helping Law Enforcement Find Missing Children”. A shocking statistic the president of The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) shared is that, “most of the AMBER alerts in the last four years were issued for children who were abducted by family members.” Most of the abductions involve a biological parent that does not have legal custody of the child or a close relative. In these dire circumstances, immediate legal action is needed to protect the child’s interests. […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2011 – A patient diagnosed with cancer thinks the diagnosis should have come earlier. What do they do? Failure to diagnose is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. today. Failure to diagnose is also referred to as misdiagnosis or even wrong diagnosis, although misdiagnosis usually means a wrong diagnosis and the wrong treatment. Wrong diagnosis may also mean the wrong conclusion about a disease and the wrong treatment being prescribed. “What if this happened to you? What if you were diagnosed with cancer too late to do anything about […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, III is making an appearance on “Talk Philly” on May 31 from noon to 12:30 p.m. Begley will discuss the five things every family should do to protect their assets for their spouse and children. The show will air on KYW-TV CBS 3 to remind viewers of the most important steps needed for adequate estate planning. Begley is an accomplished, certified elder law attorney with decades of experience helping individuals and families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. During the “Talk Philly” show, he […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – In April, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the 35th annual report to Congress on the state of human rights around the world. The yearly report details the legal status of human rights in more than 190 countries around the world. Clinton said that the State Department was “particularly disturbed” by three growing trends in 2010, which included crackdowns on civil society activists; violations against the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly through limited Internet freedoms; and the repression of vulnerable minorities. She expressed disappointment that Venezuela and […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices has announced the firm will host the Osenton Law Offices Seminar Series. The seminars will occur at the firm’s office in Brandon. The firm has hosted free bankruptcy seminars since 2009 and now the series has expanded to include other legal areas. On June 21, attorney Laurel Tesmer will present a free seminar on divorce, child custody, and other family law issues at 6 p.m. Tesmer is the lead Brandon divorce attorney at the firm and a member of the Marital and Family Law Sections of the Florida […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – Driving while drunk is illegal. It is just that simple. And yet, the number of drunk driving deaths continues to creep up every year. “There are a number of states that have zero tolerance laws when it comes to drinking and driving. That may involve staggering fines, suspended licenses, jail and perhaps community time. And yet, people keep drinking and driving, largely because they think the law does not apply to them, that they don’t have a drinking problem and that they can handle whatever they do drink. Wrong,” said Robert […]


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New York, New York (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – Michael G. Kessler has been named a Finalist in the Executive of the Year – Financial Services category in The 2011 American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. This year’s Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than six-hundred executives from across the U.S.A. […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 26, 2011 – So many couples in California that get divorced oftentimes forget the importance of a temporary order. The typical scenario involves one spouse rushing to get a new living arrangement, throwing all their credit cards and important belongings into some boxes, and getting frustrated about subsequent phone calls about the kids and assets. When a divorce is imminent, it is recommended for an individual to have legal representation and establish a temporary order or agreement to define the immediate priorities as the split happens. “If one spouse were to move out […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) May 26, 2011 – This case was tragic and involved the needless death of a young woman as the result of drinking and driving. “It’s been reported that there were three people in a car when it went off a road and landed, hard, on rocks and sand at Wallis Sands Park, New Hampshire, just recently. The three had been out drinking and enjoying themselves. Unfortunately, the passengers let the driver, a young woman friend of theirs, drive while under the influence of alcohol. The young woman was killed in this wreck; ejected from the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 26, 2011 – The Partnership for a New American Economy may have some answers to fixing the economy. Interestingly, those answers may involve immigrants. “The Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) has some high profile Americans ostensibly working in concert to point out the economic benefits the U.S. could derive from immigration reform. I’m sure there are a number of other people across America who may be muttering in the coffee ‘that it’s about time.’ It’s no secret that having immigrants in the U.S. that pay taxes would boost the economy exponentially, so, […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2011 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has started a new safety rating system for 2011 model year vehicles. The ratings involve tougher crash tests and crash warning systems, which provide consumers with one overall safety score. Passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and pickups are all tested. The NHTSA admitted that most vehicles were getting a four or five star rating, so these new, stricter standards will show the differences more easily to the consumer. Four collision tests – frontal, side-impact, rollover and the new side pole collision – will […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2011 – While many bankruptcies start with a couple, at some point, there may be a parting of the ways. This causes problems for the process. “In my experience as an Iowa bankruptcy lawyer, I have seen many bankruptcies start with a couple; in other words, a joint filing. However, at some point in the process, they decide they can’t stand living together anymore and a divorce is filed. While that may sound straightforward, it isn’t. In fact, things can get very messy from this point on,” said Kevin Ahrenholz, an Iowa […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2011 – Wrongful death cases may involve serious personal injuries to other victims. This case is a prime example. “Serious personal injury cases may involve a wrongful death and vice versa,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Either victim may come to you seeking help in filing a lawsuit, it is just that in one instance the claim would be for damages for personal injuries to pay medical bills, etc., and in the other, it would a claim for economic compensation for the loss or injury […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – The law firm marketing company, SEO | Law Firm, announced today they would discount one of their popular website plans by $200 until June 3, 2011. Attorneys are quickly discovering the value of a professional lawyer website, but some solo practitioners or smaller law firms may not have the resources to build a large custom website. In July of 2010, legal marketing company SEO | Law Firm (http://www.seolawfirm.com/) developed an affordable alternative called the Semi-Custom Lawyer Website. For those thinking it is just another template, the company and their design team […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released its annual report regarding naturalization in the U.S. for the 2010 year. The data shows that naturalization has declined by approximately 426,000 since 2008. The total number of persons naturalized has also consistently declined since 2008 from every region of the world except for Africa. USCIS opines that the declining rates do not suggest a historical trend, but that the 2008 rates were caused by a surge due to an impending filing fee increase for naturalization applications, and the current figures reflect […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – Offline paper contracts are based on established case law. Unfortunately, the Internet has changed things drastically when it comes to online contracts. “There is a whole history of established precedent for contract law; the kind of law based on a written contract, when both parties signed it and agreed to what was in the four corners of the document. They is also such a thing as verbal contracts, but they’re harder to prove if one of the parties denies the existence of a verbal contract,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – Workplaces may be deadly. This lawsuit involved two men, trying to maintain heavy machinery, when it collapsed. “It was pretty much a typical day at work for the two men involved in this accident. They went to work, expecting it to be a typical day. It was anything but, as they worked on a scissor lift, at a steel manufacturing plant. The lift was 40 feet in the air and the two men were repairing it – usual maintenance for the men and the machine – when it collapsed,” said Daren […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – The leasing, exploration, production, sale and transportation of oil and gas can be a rollercoaster ride filled with booms and busts. Not only do landowners and producers have to deal with fast changing economics, but every week, numerous lawsuits appear in Texas courts and beyond challenging the rights of one party or another. Disputes over leases, royalties, mineral ownership and processing occur frequently. The oil and gas industry can be a white-knuckle ride for those landowners or businesses without proper legal guidance. “Skilled legal counsel can help you untangle difficult situations,” […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2011 – The 2012 application period for H-1B petitions is now open at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Beginning April 1, the USCIS will start accepting applications with the correct fees until the cap of 65,000 is reached. Interestingly, the first 20,000 applicants with U.S. master’s degrees or higher are waived from this H1-B cap. “It is very important for make sure all the statutory and regulatory guidelines are met as a petition for H-1B status is prepared,” said Houston immigration attorney Annie Banerjee. “Otherwise, delays, requests for more documents, and the […]


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