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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2011 – Autopilot cars may be the way of the future. However, if the driver makes a mistake, there is still a crash. “I was somewhat amused by an article I recently read on the Internet, about Google’s autopilot car crashing. Why did it crash?” asked Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “It crashed as a result of human error, which lays bare some of the common misconceptions people have about autopilot cars. The first one is that no one needs […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2011 – More than 1500 people filed for bankruptcy in the greater Tampa Bay area in the latest statistics. Brandon bankruptcy attorney Reginald Osenton helps many clients with all the steps of a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. But he notes that “…having your game plan together when filing for bankruptcy can greatly affect the outcome.” Attorney Osenton knows how to ensure that the paperwork is filled out correctly and hearings go smoothly for an individual’s bankruptcy case. He is an expert at making the creditor’s meeting have the best outcome for […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2011 – Napoleon Pictures, the production company that created “Napoleon Dynamite”, says Fox Searchlight owes it $10 million because of alleged unpaid royalties, breach of contract, and negligent misrepresentation. Litigation like this is ever present in Hollywood, and affects not only production companies, but many players in the business. Motion picture contracts are known to be very complex, and yet many deals are struck casually over the phone or over lunch. “It is of the utmost importance to have legal representation when a contract is being reviewed and agreed to, no matter […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2011 – Entities that are seeking approval as Regional Centers under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program can communicate directly with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudicators to address issues and answer questions as part of the application process, USCIS recently announced. This is the first of a series of USCIS improvements to its EB-5 processing. The goal is part of USCIS’ plan to expedite the EB-5 process to spur new jobs and investments by foreign nationals who want to invest in Regional Center projects. As background, the EB-5 program permits […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2011 – A national initiative is gaining support to ban rental car companies from renting or selling unrepaired, recalled cars. The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011 was recently introduced in the Senate after two sisters were killed when they rented a Chrysler PT Cruiser that Enterprise Rent-A-Car had not fixed. The vehicle had been recalled by Chrysler due to a defect that caused power steering fluid to leak onto the engine or the catalytic converter. This design defect could lead to a fire. The recall was ignored by […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2011 – Brandon divorce attorney Joshua Law gets calls every week about couples unhappy with their marriage. Florida has the eighth highest divorce rate in the country, so it is not all that uncommon for the attorney to get calls at every stage of a breakup. He’s recently received calls and emails from individuals fed up with their spouse’s infidelity or reckless way with way finances, or distraught by their spouse’s lack of attention to their needs and the children. But he’s also had some calls where people just needed help to make […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2011 – Food and food products travel the nation at lightning speed. Is the emphasis on speedy delivery affecting food quality and safety? Trade-offs to get food quickly can have a great affect on people’s lives. “It is scary how often food products are recalled, these days,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “It makes you question what you’re eating, doesn’t it? And that’s the million dollar question, is our food safe? For the most part, yes, it is. However, as this case demonstrates, it may look safe, […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2011 – Electronic health records and other tools designed to help doctors may be a blessing and a curse. “It’s often been stated that having e-health medical records will free up an enormous amount of time for doctors and other health professionals,” commented Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “These records will ensure more accurate health records, reduce errors relating to bad handwriting, provide a clear record of patient treatment and provide all treating physicians with access to […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2011 – Although it would be nice if student loans were exempt when one declares bankruptcy, this is not usually the case. “There are a great number of things that are exempt when you declare bankruptcy,” indicated Kevin Ahrenholz, an Iowa bankruptcy lawyer. “But a student loan is not one of them. There are other things that are not exempt either, such as taxes, but this is something we discuss when you call me.” There is an exception for student loans under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 that states a loan may […]


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Manchester, NH (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2011 – Medical malpractice has been responsible for some real ghastly errors. This one involves alleged misdiagnosis and a rampant infection. “You have to shake your head in despair when you read about cases like this one,” said Manchester personal injury lawyer Charlie Donahue. “What on earth were the doctors in this situation thinking? And was the diagnosis an error?” This reported case deals with a medical malpractice lawsuit where two physicians are blamed for misdiagnosing a young boy with an ankle injury. It sounds like it would be a straightforward diagnosis, but […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2011 – A recent court case shows that unmarried child custody cases can be complex. A father from Florida is now in court after his casual love interest gave birth to their child and she put the child up for adoption. He filed with Florida’s Putative Father Registry shortly after she got pregnant and refused to authorize the adoption. Unfortunately, the mother moved to Utah before she gave birth, and there is a question as to whether or not he timely filed with their registry. He is now fighting in the Utah courts […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP, a leading New York Elder Law firm, is proud to announce their support of the 2011 “Walk to End the Alzheimer’s.” Members of the law firm will participate in the Walk on October 23 at Riverside Drive in New York City. “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” is the national signature event of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is aimed at creating awareness and to raise funds in support of Alzheimer’s. Since 1989, “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” has raised more than $300 million to help advance research and support for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2011 – When 18-wheeler tires come off a big rig, the results typically involve a gruesome accident. This case was no exception. “This reported case painted a very grim accident scene in which one woman died instantly and another managed to survive with just cuts to her arm,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The miraculous part of this accident was that the woman who survived was 82 years old. However, her daughter who drove the car was crushed by two truck wheels and died on […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2011 – In the latest review by the U.S. Military Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR), more than 50 percent of veterans who were re-evaluated became eligible for a disability retirement. The PDBR currently allows veterans who separated from the military between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009 for medical reasons to have their file checked for fairness and accuracy. “The PDBR looks at the Medical Evaluation Board and Physical Evaluation Board disability ratings to see if a correct disability retirement assessment was done,” said Veterans disability lawyer Jim Fausone. “If you […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2011 – Mentally ill people go to hospital for help. If they do not get it, the unthinkable can happen as it did in this case. “This reported case is really an eye-opener,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. “The man in this story was admitted to the mental health unit at his local hospital under the care of a doctor because he had shown suicidal tendencies and struggled with severe depression.” When mentally […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2011 – If the USA ever gets immigration reform passed, E-Verify would need to be a part of that package. “It’s an open secret that about one in every 20 employees in the U.S. labor force is an illegal alien,” explained Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. “This figure may be even higher in the construction and agricultural industries. If theory works well in practice, and it sometimes does not, E-Verify would accurately identify the vast majority of […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2011 – A recent inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found a Putnam filter manufacturing plant in violation of 29 workplace health and safety standards and a potential of $120,650 in fines. Tank platforms were unguarded and posed a risk of falling. Flammable liquids were not properly stored. And no safety program was in place for workers who entered storage tanks. “An employer can be held liable if they do not follow standard regulations and fail to provide a safe workplace for their employees,” said […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2011 – Immigrants are frequently worried about deportation, no matter whether they are legally in the U.S. or not. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, more than 70 percent worry about themselves, family members or friends getting kicked out the United States. The best way to make sure that an individual or family’s legal status is upheld is to get a qualified Houston immigration attorney to proactively file for the appropriate visa and green cards and renew them in a timely manner. “There are many steps to make sure you maintain […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2011 – Bigger Law Firm, a magazine for attorneys, debuts its first issue in November. The magazine focuses on the power of technology to help law firms of all sizes evolve. From innovative ways to increase law firm marketing efforts to building a dynamic lawyer website, Bigger Law Firm discusses useful tips to help a law firm grow and attract more clients. The first issue features how lawyers can use mobile devices, cloud computing, and online legal marketing to run a more efficient business. Part of this involves taking the time to sync […]


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Riverside County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2011 – Riverside County divorce attorney Gerald Maggio was recently reminded by a client’s soon-to-be ex about the great misconception of divorce. “The spouse said ‘I won’t sign the divorce papers. I am not agreeing to this and will not accept her leaving me’,” recounted Maggio. “California does not require mutual consent for a divorce in all cases.” Both spouses can agree to a divorce, however hard it may be, or a spouse can pay the appropriate fees and check that irreconcilable differences have led to the divorce. A default divorce will […]


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