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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2011 – Chicago is experiencing some of the hottest weather on record in the last five years. In 2010, 30 workers died from the heat. The U.S. Labor Department recently launched a national outreach campaign to protect workers from heat-related illnesses and death. Thousands of workers are affected by heat-related illnesses each year. If left unchecked, heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke, putting a worker’s life in peril. Heat-related illness and death can happen in industries ranging from construction, agriculture, tourism, and even outside sales jobs. Employers must take steps to ensure […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2011 – Many families live further away from each other. Younger families go to where they can find jobs and good schools, and oftentimes the grandparents move to enjoy a better climate, cheaper living, or be around other retired friends. As aging parents start to deal with health and mobility concerns, their adult children are faced with caregiving from long distances. The typical adult child who lives in a different area from their aging parent is an average of 450 miles away, reports the National Alliance for Caregiving. “It’s important to have a […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2011 – If a certain location has a reputation for deadly crashes, it would make sense to investigate the scene for problems. “It’s not a good sign, to say the least, when twice in one month, car drivers have lost control of their vehicles, slid wildly out of control and slammed into the same two trees in the same location on the same highway. Bad luck? Bad design? Bad drivers? Bad roads? Who’s to really say for sure, but it would make sense if the site were investigated to find out what […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2011 – “Point Break” is a cult movie classic involving an undercover FBI agent who pretends to be a surfer in order to mix in with a group of surfers who have robbed more than 25 banks, all with ex-president masks on. The movie has been successfully parodied in a theater production, “Point Break LIVE!” that has been seen by many in the Los Angeles area since 2007. But now the writer behind the parody, Jaime Keeling, feels she’s being robbed and is suing New Rock Theater Productions for using her script […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2011 – If doctors speak out against medical malpractice caps, the public resonates with that. However, politicians think they are blowing smoke. “What would happen if the relative of a politician, or a politician, were severely harmed by medical malpractice? What if they wanted to take their case to court because their life had been catastrophically affected and they needed medical care for the rest of their lives, but they found out they could only recover $250,000 if they were successful in their suit? What if their ongoing treatment would ultimately cost them […]


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Somerville, MA (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2011 – A family from a community on Boston’s North Shore, represented by Massachusetts Disability Attorney Michael Couture of law firm Moschella & Winston, recently prevailed in reversing a Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) policy denying critical support services for their autistic son. The purpose of the DDS Program is to prevent disabled children from living in a state-operated facility. DDS offers funding that allows the child to remain at home and be educated within the community. The program provides an array of services and supports that supplement other services that the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2011 – Seems more speeches and hints about immigration reform are beginning to pepper the president’s agenda. Does it mean anything? “More speeches on immigration reform are starting to find their way into the president’s busy itinerary. It’s still a hot button issue, and people still want to hear about it; want to know what, if anything, is going to be done about it. Or will it continue to hang around for ages, like the scent of skunk. The White House is even tweeting speaking engagements where comprehensive immigration reform will be the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2011 – The parents of a dead man were suspicious of their daughter-in-law’s role in the sudden death of their son, so they filed a wrongful death lawsuit. “This is an unusual case, one that captured the attention of the media for many months as the twists and turns of the story unfolded. In this reported case, the woman in question found her husband in the bedroom, and he was not breathing. EMS crews rushed him to hospital, but he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner said he’d died of a mixed drug […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2011 – A little girl developed cerebral palsy as a direct result of negligence on the part of the doctor delivering her. The jury found for the plaintiff in the case. “This is a disturbing case in which the clear signs and symptoms of a baby being in distress were not acted on promptly, with devastating results,” 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. This story began when the expectant mother-to-be went for one of […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2011 – Divorce can bring back ugly habits. Nowhere is this more apparent than Southern California, where celebrity divorces can revive bad addictions that appear at the top of the news. But it is not just celebrities who deal with addictions and the need for rehabilitation. In many family law practices, lawyers see the consequences of addiction and what it can do to child custody matters and financial awards. From drugs to alcohol and other addictions, family law courts will want to know a parent’s history of abuse and what has been […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2011 – One man is dead after an up close and personal head-on collision with a toll plaza. His rate of speed prior to the crash was more than 100 miles per hour. “The strangest things happen at times when dealing with car crashes, and this particular case is no exception,” 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 reported case seems to indicate that the man behind the wheel of this vehicle was traveling at […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2011 – New Jersey special needs planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, III appeared on the John Hancock radio show on June 21, 2011. Begley discussed the importance of life planning for children with disabilities. He and Randy Zipse, the radio show host, highlighted how every family and special needs situation is unique, so parents need to get adequate counsel to ensure the best interests of the child are upheld. “It’s never too early to plan,” Begley said. “You’ll want to find good financial and legal advice that respects your child’s individuality and so […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2011 – Playgrounds are a fun activity for children, especially in the summertime. But for younger children, they can pose a big risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that children under 14 years old can be at risk for severe injuries and even death. Every year, an estimated 200,000 children visit the emergency room due to playground injuries. Specifically, children ages five to nine years old experience the most harm. At school and public playgrounds, most of the injuries happen on climbing equipment. At home, the leading peril is the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2011 – The EB-5 visa program that attracts immigrants to invest and start businesses in the U.S. is proposing some changes that will help expedite applications. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wants to improve its intake and review process and is examining the main things it can do to streamline the EB-5 program. A total of 10,000 visas per year are allotted for immigrant investors who create a business with a $1 million investment and 10 American jobs or who invest through USCIS regional centers. The investment can be lowered to $500,000 […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2011 – Stratton Faxon Law Firm is proud to announce that three of its partners –Paul T. Edwards, Michael A. Stratton, and Joel T. Faxon – have been given the 2011 Best Lawyers in America award. The firm and its skilled attorneys are accomplished in plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice cases. The award is seen as one of the most prestigious designations as it involves lawyers evaluating their peers. The Best Lawyers in America process takes 3.1 million evaluations of lawyers by lawyers and is the oldest lawyer-rating award. Approximately only […]


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New Management Software Improves Owner-Manager Financial Communications Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2011 – Aero Management Solutions, LLC (AMSL) AirLedger.com, a company focused on developing digital solutions to improve the aircraft ownership experience and enhance owner-manager relations, announced the release of Air Ledger version 1.0, a new proprietary web-based program that enables owners to review aircraft-related expense data in real time, on June 7. Air Ledger facilitates secure financial transparency and communication between aircraft owners and their aviation managers. Because it is “cloud-based,” owners and managers can review expense data and submit invoices via the Internet without […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2011 – Trampoline parks are becoming a popular destination for kids and teens. Two companies are opening new facilities this summer throughout Illinois, including in Naperville, Niles, and Buffalo Grove. The parks are intended to promote fun and exercise for jumpers who bounce off the trampoline walls and floors. Until there is an injury, trampoline parks seem like a harmless way to have fun. But as the Chicago Tribune reported in late May, one trampoline park in Carol Stream has had 16 ambulance calls for injuries ranging from head trauma and dislocated shoulders […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2011 – A new book called “Getting My Ducks In A Row” reminds individuals that without proper planning, they can leave their family with a big mess should they become mentally incapacitated or pass away. As the author says, “Sadly, the pain, stress, aggravation, family quarrels, lost time and wasted money that result from poor planning can multiply that sorrow.” The wisest step a person can take is to work with an estate planning attorney to make educated decisions about important plans for life and death. Experienced estate planning attorneys will help their […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2011 – Construction sites can be dangerous places. This story about a woman, killed by falling equipment on a construction site, is an example of safety issues and their deadly consequences. “In this instance, a 58-year-old woman was struck and killed by metal scaffolding that fell off a forklift. Although someone on site who saw the falling metal structure called out to warn her to move, she was unable to get out of the way fast enough. Although she was alive when she got to hospital, she died shortly after arriving,” said Robert […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2011 – There is often a whole lot of confusion over what the differences are between secured and unsecured debt. “Bankruptcy proceedings get complicated enough that most people get confused over what the differences are between secured and unsecured debt, or if there are any differences at all. There are definitely differences, and when you speak to an experienced lawyer, this is one of the first conversations you should have,” said Kevin Ahrenholz, an Iowa bankruptcy lawyer. One of the main problems with people understanding the bankruptcy jargon is that those familiar […]


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