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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2011 – Property brokers may have insurance coverage that can help increase a victim’s awards in the aftermath of a wreck. “Big rig wrecks are, unfortunately, not new,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “There are far too many accidents, and in most instances, the truck doesn’t have a great deal of liability coverage; usually about $1 million worth of coverage. While $1 million sounds like a lot of money, if the plaintiffs sustained brain trauma or other catastrophic injuries $1 million won’t even touch what […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2011 – Surrendering a home triggers some really difficult tax issues. Speak to an experienced Iowa bankruptcy lawyer to fully understand this issue. “When you surrender a home, banks are mandated to hand the IRS something called a 1099-C, or cancellation of debt, which details any deficiency that is owed over and above what is eventually received for the house,” explained Iowa bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Ahrenholz. “This means that the IRS typically regards ‘not’ having to pay the loan money, in whole or part, as income. If you have been forgiven the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2011 – Driving recklessly while in the vicinity of a toll booth is never a good idea. This death was tragic and unnecessary. “Speeding is never a good idea to begin with,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation in Southfield, Michigan. “In this reported case, the driver of the out of control car hit and killed a toll booth operator. The speeding vehicle hit a cement barrier and went airborne, directly into the attendant.” The police report indicated that the vehicle, a Chevy Camaro, was zipping down the road at […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2011 – It looks like E-Verify is in like Flynn. This could be a good sign for other states. “Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2007 Arizona law mandating that all employers in the state use E-Verify for screening illegal aliens and yanking business licenses from firms that hire them anyway. The core of the decision was that the law doesn’t improperly infringe on the federal domain, largely because the Immigration Reform and Control Act has a clause that ‘explicitly’ allows states to use licensing provisions to punish employers,” explained Larry S. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2011 – In mid-August, Begley Law Group was named as one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 25 South Jersey Law Firms. The firm is respected as a leader in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, and personal injury settlement consulting. No other firm in these practices areas made it to the top 25. “We are excited to be in such a prestigious group with other law firms,” said New Jersey special needs planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, III. “For more than 75 years, we have tirelessly worked to uphold the rights of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2011 As law firms enhance their image or embrace larger marketing campaigns, it is important that they have a recognizable logo. Law firm marketing company, SEO | Law Firm, has added logo design plans to help both small practices and large firms. The company that wants to build a bigger law firm now offers complete law firm branding solutions. SEO | Law Firm has provided logo design and branding services in the past but now offers three levels for firms to choose from. When law firms embark on an expanded legal marketing strategy […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2011 – Hit-and-run accidents are raising some serious concerns in Illinois in the last couple of months. Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash from late July that killed a teen from Lake Zurich and injured two of her friends as they were walking to the Alpine Fest in Lions Park. Police have narrowed the search to an Astro or Safari van from pieces of it found at the scene. In Chicago, a young girl was hit by a vehicle at dusk in her neighborhood. Paramedics came to the scene and took her to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2011 Clients of law firm marketing company, SEO | Law Firm have a powerful, new tool to manage their websites whenever they want to make an update. Seolawfirm.com has video tutorials for WordPress based websites so that lawyers and their staff can do their own blog posts, upload new images and videos, and manage their site as needed. Adding new content is an easy task with the video tutorials and increases a site’s value to potential clients and Google’s search engine rankings. Google and other search engines rank websites by the value of […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2011 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has proposed major changes to the rules to its EB-5 visa program, which provides green cards to foreign investors who invest money in the United States. USCIS says the changes would significantly decrease the intake and review process for some applicants. Foreign investors seeking to obtain a green card through the EB-5 program must invest $500,000 and create at least 10 jobs in a qualified investment or a regional center with high unemployment rates. The U.S. grants 10,000 immigrant visas through the program every year. The […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices, P.A. in Brandon is pleased to announce Joshua Law as its new attorney concentrating in divorce and family law. Before joining the firm, he practiced at a Tampa law firm as an associate attorney where he gained expertise in family law, estate planning and criminal defense. He also previously worked with one of the biggest family law firms in the Orlando area. “Josh Law is a tremendous asset to our team with his dedication to getting the best outcome for every individual and family,” said Brandon bankruptcy attorney […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2011 – Just about everyone knows or has heard about the infamous McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit. What they do not know are the real facts about the case. “I can say without any reservations that the McDonald’s hot coffee case that involved burns to Stella Leibeck was not frivolous. Any time a victim suffers third degree burns the way she did, and takes over a year to recover from catastrophic injuries like that, the case is not frivolous, it was not inconsequential nor should it be the butt of tasteless jokes from people […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – After two and a half months of judging by over two hundred worldwide professionals, Kessler International has been named Accounting Company of the Year in the 2011 International Business Awards. Kessler is one of 3,000 international companies that competed for a Stevie® Award in a variety of categories highlighting excellence in business, such as Company of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, and Executive of the Year. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Kessler International,” said Michael G. Kessler, President & CEO of Kessler […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – The changes to the alimony laws via Senate Bill 1978 were nixed during Florida Senate sessions earlier this summer. However, a separate bill was passed, HB1111, and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in late May. The bill is important as it further promotes Florida’s Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) to enforce support orders from foreign countries that recognize the Maintenance Convention. “Many individuals get very concerned when an ex moves to a foreign country and yet still owes monthly child support to help with all the needs of […]


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White Plains, New York (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq. of Littman Krooks LLP has been named Co-Chairperson of the Special Needs Planning Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. This Committee educates and assists practitioners in the area of special needs planning. Their mission is to increase the understanding of legal issues that affect those individuals with special needs. Adrienne has also been named Co-Chairperson of the Lawyering and Parenting Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. Her practice focuses on special needs planning for families of children […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2011 – Being a cop these days is not an easy job. The risks they take on a daily basis often see many injured in the line of duty. “Take this reported case,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “The officer was parked on the side of the road, doing traffic watches for a ticket campaign to warn drivers about speeding and other road hazards, when another car rammed into his cruiser.” The officer on duty had already flagged over […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2011 – California divorces seem to be creating quite a commotion this summer. From the news, it feels like divorces can be “all good” or “all bad” situations, relationship experts warn. But this is far from the truth, and couples need to have realistic expectations before they ever go to the family law courts. One of the biggest myths is that a judge will decide an individual’s character during the divorce proceedings. Family law judges start the proceedings with the mindset that both parties have caused the divorce, unless there are abuse […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2011 – If the car in this case had not been traveling so close to the cyclist, the man would not have suffered traumatic brain injury. “The cyclist in this reported case was severely injured by a car turning into a school driveway. The driver did not look where he was going, and as a result of this accident, the cyclist was deemed incompetent to provide instructions to his legal counsel, and did not have the capacity to understand any of the court proceedings. He sustained severe trauma to his head,” said Robert […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices will expand its popular free, informational seminars to help individuals and families facing foreclosure. The law firm holds its next biweekly seminar on bankruptcy on July 26 and August 11 at 6 p.m. and will soon have seminars specifically on the foreclosure process in August. In Hillsborough County, currently 1,013 properties are foreclosures, which signals that one in every 521 homeowners in the area is struggling to make his or her mortgage. “Foreclosure defense is very important when a lender is trying to get your property,” said Brandon […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2011 – The Obama administration issued an executive order in June that aims to entice overseas investors to invest or expand in the U.S. The administration will set up a new office, called SelectUSA, whose main duty is to speed up the approval process for investors looking to operate in the U.S. The administration believes that decreased processing times will encourage new overseas investment. The initiative is the first ever major federal effort designed to attract and win new business investments in the United States. Foreign direct investments to the U.S. fell to […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2011 – Starting July 1, it is now the law that drivers must stop a minimum of 10 feet when a school bus is displaying its flashing red signal lights. The Connecticut law lets school boards and cities put cameras on buses to monitor for drivers who disobey the law. The first offense is a $450 fine, and a second offense or more can equal up a $1,000 fine, and possibly imprisonment. “We support this law and how it will hopefully cut down on some of these tragic accidents,” said Connecticut personal […]


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