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Brentwood, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2011 – A lawsuit against Liberty Union High School District in Brentwood, California was filed for a 30 year veteran disabled teacher who was falsely arrested and collapsed as a result of harassment by school officials due to the teacher’s physical disability. The lawsuit states LUHSD personnel removed the teacher’s book bag from the classroom, rearranged the contents of the bag and searched it for drugs in violation of privacy rights. No illegal drugs were found. School officials then falsely claimed that the teacher was impaired and involved in a hit and run […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2011 – Theft of trade secret allegations and lawsuits are making national headlines and piling up at Los Angeles Superior Court. Businesses from talent agencies to investment companies are seeking to protect their competitive edge as these very serious business matters can wreak havoc on sales, marketing, and public relations. Diverse Talent Group filed a lawsuit in late August against three former agents and the Function Talent Group where they are currently employed. The three employees allegedly stole confidential information such as client lists and personal and financial data about clients before […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2011 – It was a normal day at work, until a pickup slammed into one of the road workers. “It is a no brainer that if you are driving in a construction zone, you slow down and reduce your speed,” said Austin personal injury attorney Robert W. Lee, of The Lee Law Firm. “The lives of the people working there depend on you to follow the rules. In this tragic case, a man in a pickup truck lost control of his vehicle, hit the highway crew’s truck, the message board trailer, and a […]


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Woodbridge, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2011 – In a landmark decision construing the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act (“NJFPA”), a federal judge ruled Wednesday that a franchisee in good standing enjoys an absolute right to renew his franchise agreement at the end of its term. This issue arose when BP Products of North America (“BP”) announced that it would not renew its franchise agreements with a group of New Jersey service station operators when their terms ended. Faced with the loss of their livelihoods, those operators (“Franchisees”) filed suit against BP asserting that New Jersey law, in particular, […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2011 – Recent reports show that foreclosure filings are still affecting many people in Florida and Tampa Bay. In June and July, more than 6,100 people were given initial foreclosure notices. This shows an increase in foreclosures from previous months in 2011 and leads experts to warn about a second wave of foreclosures that could hamper local real estate values. The nightly local news has been showing that some foreclosures are due to homeowner association dues being egregiously past due, and the HOA wanting to take action. Other homeowners cannot legitimately afford to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2011 – Accidents can and do happen in the blink of an eye. This was a particularly heartbreaking case. “This story started out as a routine visit to the chiropractor for Amy Newton,” reported Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation of Southfield, Michigan. “She took her three kids with her, including 18-month-old Benjamin. During the mother’s treatment, the baby crawled under the mechanized table and pushed the button that operated it. The table lowered and crushed the child to death.” At the time of the accident, there were no staff members […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2011 – What is the difference between life and death on the road – one mistake by a trucker. “If a trucker makes one mistake and takes his eyes off the road, the consequences are usually not nice, and indeed, may be fatal for the trucker and his innocent victims,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer. “Did you know that an 18-wheeler going at 70 mph packs twice as much force and energy as another vehicle doing 50 mph? In other words, the truck can completely […]


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Portland, OR (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how helpless and overwhelming it can make you feel. With the new Car Accident SideKick phone app, a lot of the stress is taken away and the errors we make under duress, like forgetting to ask crucial information, are eliminated. A new free phone application, launched last week by the American Lawyer Academy, helps car accident victims when they need it – on the scene. The Accident SideKick is now available on the iPhone. Portland personal injury law firm Shulman DuBois […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP and Ellyn S. Kravitz, JD, LLM, CELA, partners in Littman Krooks LLP, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in New York for 2011. Their selection is the result of a rigorous, multi-step selection process based on peer recognition and professional achievement as well as independent research on each candidate. Only five percent of the attorneys in New York State earn this distinction. Krooks has been the recipient of this honor since 2006. Kravitz has been named since 2009. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – Branding is typically the last thing a law office considers, but in fact needs to be the first item of business before launching a new office or revamping an older law firm with a new look. “Branding is the cornerstone of any lawyer marketing strategy and investing in a smart branding campaign pays forward by bringing in new clients and referrals,” said Kristen Friend, SEO | Law Firm’s art director. SEO | Law Firm, a law firm marketing company, recently launched three new reasonably priced branding packages for lawyers and also […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – In August 2011 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) abruptly terminated its Memorandum of Agreement with participating states, deciding that an agreement is not necessary to allow the Secure Communities Program to start or to operate in any jurisdiction. ICE determined that when state or local authorities voluntarily submit fingerprint information to the federal authorities after booking a person for a crime, no agreement is legally needed to share it with another government entity. “In a telling reversal, and rather than addressing state and local complaints regarding the Secure Communities […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – The road is less safe thanks to mobile phones and people’s insistence to use them in an inappropriate manner. “Incidents like this are becoming commonplace,” reported Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “If you recall that woman who fell into a fountain because she was texting and not paying attention to where she was walking, you will understand what happened in this case. A woman was talking on her cell phone while crossing a street and was killed by a vehicle.” According to police reports, the 39-year-old […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2011 – A recent phone call that Brandon divorce attorney Joshua Law received reminded him of the importance of filing for divorce first. The individual wanted to get divorced, but was scared to serve papers on her soon-to-be ex. She did not want to be the person that pushed the divorce, but was also ready to move on. “The spouse who files first controls the divorce proceedings at the onset and gets to request temporary orders such as custody and who gets to stay in the home,” said Josh Law, who practices divorce […]


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Brattleboro, NH (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2011 – Chain auto accidents that involve big rigs are a nightmare to sort out. This case is no exception. “This reported case was horrific by all standards,” commented Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury attorney. “And, this was a bizarre chain of events that created a complete mess on the highway.” What happened in this case is that a semi could not stop in time to avoid a collision as it was approaching the usual morning traffic on the highway. At the same time, a logging truck close to the big […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2011 – When an alien is arrested without a warrant, immigration officers are not required to advise the person arrested of the right to counsel or the right to remain silent. So holds the Board of Immigration Appeals in Matter of E-R-M-F & A-R-M decided in August 2011. Only after ICE files its Notice to Appear (“NTA”) with the Immigration Court do the customary advisories of the right to remain silent and right to counsel come into play. But an arrest without warrant under this decision leaves statements made in a subsequent interrogation […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2011 – Individuals seek Brandon Social Security disability lawyer David W. Magann’s legal expertise every day. Recently, he was helping a client that had multiple conditions that made him disabled. Other clients come to Magann’s law firm after they are frustrated with the Social Security disability process. “SSDI is a maze of paperwork, attention to fine details, and meeting the government’s definition of disabled,” said David Magann, Esq. “It is a tough process to do alone. I help people who are frustrated with the process up front or have been denied benefits when […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2011 – Glucocorticosteroids are often used to help patients battle serious infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and successfully go through organ transplant procedures. This group of name brand and generic medicines – marketed as prednisone, methylprednisolone and dexamethasone – are heavily used. In 2010, 25.5 million prescriptions for oral prednisone and 13.7 million prescriptions for methylprednisolone were written in the U.S. Yet the public advocacy group Public Citizen and a prominent University of Michigan neuro-ophthalmologist say drug manufacturers are not including enough information about potential risks, precautions, and warnings in regards to glucocorticosteroids’ […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2011 – As baby boomers grow older, more divorce attorneys are being contacted to help them end their 30 to 40-year-plus marriage. The increase in divorces for this group is due to the baby boom generation seeking fulfillment, freedom, and self-identity as they live longer, psychologists say. An AARP study showed that people from 40 to 79-years-old feel less stigma getting divorced than before. After children are grown and leave, many “empty nesters” realize they have grown apart and want different lifestyles. Coupled with changes in their personal values, and there is often […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Elder Law. Krooks’ selection results from an exhaustive peer-review survey comprising nearly four million confidential evaluations by fellow attorneys. The survey is conducted by Best Lawyers, which has been considered a definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. for a quarter century. Because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Krooks […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2011 – The Department of Homeland Security’s enhanced worksite enforcement efforts and its electronic I-9 regulations have raised several issues since their inception, but a new lawsuit raises questions about employers’ private data. “Now more than ever, employers considering a software vendor for paperless I-9 and E-Verify processing must perform their due diligence,” said Stewart Rabinowitz, a Dallas immigration attorney with the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz. LexisNexis Screening Solutions, Inc., a background check company, struck a five year deal with USVerify, Inc. in June 2006, where USVerify would provide electronic I-9 and E-Verify […]


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