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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, will be a featured speaker at the Special Needs Alliance seminar on “Special Needs Planning – From Birth to Adulthood” on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, invitation-only, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. Mr. Krooks will speak on “Media Relations: Getting Your Story Across.” He is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of special needs planning and estate planning and is a past President of the SNA. Mr. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – Law firm marketing company SEO | Law Firm will begin adding the new Google+ to standard legal marketing plans as the social media platform gathers users and begins to have a tangible effect on search rankings. SEO | Law Firm expands the offerings in the company’s standard lawyer marketing plan as new technologies and media platforms offer different opportunities to share information about clients. “There is no way to know what kind of impact Google+ will have in the short term, but in the long term, companies with a presence there […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – Medical malpractice insurance premiums are high in spite of tort reform, not because of it. “It depends on how you look at medical malpractice as to how you feel about it. If you are a doctor, you may dread the day you are sued as the costs of defending such an action is quite high. Along with the high costs of litigation, comes the high cost of medical malpractice insurance. Which came first? The chicken or the egg?” inquired Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – A debtor has to reaffirm their vehicle if they wish to keep it. This is in spite of being current on all payments. There is a new law relating to how bankruptcy courts handle repossessing a secured asset. It started with Hall vs. Ford Credit in which the debtor had to endorse his vehicle if he were intending to keep it. This was applicable even if the payments on the vehicle were up-to-date, Iowa bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Ahrenholz pointed out. Before this new law was handed down, when a debtor […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2012 – If people and politicians did understand the DREAM Act, there would not be hundreds of kids hanging in limbo over what to do with their lives in America. “Kids are the future of our country. Kids with education are on the right track, but with the veto of the DREAM Act, the lives and futures of hundreds of kids hangs in the balance. It’s amazing how political infighting affects everything from the economy to education. It’s high time to get something done with immigration; something that is a right step in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2012 – In instances where the plaintiff’s case is strong and the defendant knows it, often a settlement is reached before going to court. “This case involved the sudden death of a 19-year-old college student. In the wee hours of the morning, the man was riding on an all-terrain vehicle with another student when it flipped over. The young man was fatally injured, and the driver was charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This case did make […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2012 – The man in this story was a long time user of booze. He chose it again one fateful night and killed an innocent woman. “The man in this disquieting case had a long and troubled relationship with the bottle, and a record of drunk driving convictions. That didn’t make any difference to him. He still drove completely tanked whenever he wanted. Driving under the influence had not caught up to him in the form of anything other than drunk driving arrests; a laughable matter best left for regaling drunken friends,” remarked […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2012 – Even though the plaintiff-appellant in this case only worked eight days, she was subjected to sexual harassment on the job. What followed was a legal comedy of errors. “This case is unusual, in that the plaintiff had only worked for the company she ultimately sued for eight days,” explained Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment attorney and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. “DETATA v. ROLLPRINT PACKAGING PRODUCTS INC. was argued in front of the United States Court […]


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Washington, DC (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2012 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has affirmed a Southern Maryland District Court ruling that there is no enforceable contract between an expert witness and the intended third party beneficiary of that expert witness’ services. The Plaintiff in Isbell v. Friedman et al alleges that she paid Defendants $60,000 in exchange for promises to serve as expert witness and testify at trial, but that after collecting the money, Defendants quit without warning, claiming that they owed her nothing because their contract was with Plaintiff’s attorney, not Plaintiff. In […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2012 – Two members of a New York organized crime family pleaded guilty in February 2012 to racketeering and conspiracy charges arising out of their involvement in the recruiting of illegal immigrants to work in strip clubs, according to the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested and charged Alphonse Truccio and Christopher Colon after an investigation in conjunction with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Truccio was a captain in the Gambino family and Colon was a member of his crew, or a “soldier,” according to ICE. Truccio, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2012 – It is toy robots versus tablet computers in the latest trademark litigation in California. Hasbro is vigilantly defending its Transformers line of toys and spinoff TV series, books and multimillion dollar films against Asus, the consumer electronics maker, and its Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet. Hasbro claims that Asus is taking away millions of dollars it has invested in Transformers since the 1980s. “The lawsuit will be interesting to watch as the court will determine the strength of the company’s trademark and trademark infringement must show that consumers are likely […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2012 – Car makers need to get with the program and build cars to save women, not just men. “There is an interesting study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that indicates even though more people are buckling up, women are far more likely to become serious casualties in a wreck. Why? Because the car safety features are designed for men’s bodies, not that of a woman,” Charlie Donahue pointed out. Charlie Donahue is a Brattleboro personal injury lawyer and medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire. This observation […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2012 – Census data shows that while the U.S. divorce rate has dropped over the past 20 years, it is rising sharply among people 50 and older. In many cases the numbers reflect people who waited until their children were grown and out of the house before they made a decision that would be hard on them. In other cases, the numbers simply show that second and third marriages do not tend to last like first marriages do. In 1990, about 10 percent of the divorces in the United States were among people […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2012 – Begley Law Group welcomes a new attorney to its firm. Kristen L. Behrens, the newest hire, complements the law firm with her knowledge of finance and trust services. As a New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, she has experience in special needs trusts and personal injury settlement consulting along with trust matters and administration. She is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. “Kristen has more than seven years of experience and a unique financial background that will help our clients get the best advice they need to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2012 – The highway was icy. The bus driver needed to adjust the vehicle’s speed to go with the prevailing road conditions. “When the weather is dismal, the snow flying and the roads icy, it only makes good common sense to slow down. The bus driver in this accident did not. Two were killed and eight seriously or critically injured,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation of Michigan. The crash was the result of the bus hitting a patch of ice and spinning out of control. And spin it did about 150 […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2012 – Hospital errors happen frequently, often resulting in lawsuits. The latest trending issue is a distracted doctor. “Medical malpractice is tough enough on a victim without something new cropping up to make matters worse. However, with e-devices on the scene, there is a new problem developing – distracted doctoring. Distracted doctors don’t deliver effective care if they are not paying attention to their patient and the situation. That won’t happen if they are distracted by e-devices, iPads and smartphones,” says Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2012 – The proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2013 fiscal year includes an increase in the funding for mental health care treatment of more than five percent. This bump in funding represents an increase in the VA’s commitment to the mental health care of veterans as another one million active duty personnel join the ranks of veterans over the next five years. “Increased funding for mental health care at the VA should help it attack what is one of the biggest challenges the VA has ever faced,” said veterans […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2012 – Patients at Jackson Park Hospital have been taking their health into their own hands for years, according to records reported on by the Chicago Tribune. Earlier reports from the Chicago Tribune had established that regulators are slow to investigate or act on complaints against hospitals. But in December the paper reported that when regulators do investigate, they are unable to follow up to make sure the problems are corrected. “The problems at Jackson Park Hospital that have been reported by the Chicago Tribune are outrageous,” said Chicago wrongful death attorney Paul […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2012 – While it would be nice if 18-wheelers drove by the book, following all the rules of the road, it likely will not happen any time soon. “Whatever trucks haul from point A to point B, they are the links that keep commerce in the country on a roll, and so they play an important part in our lives. They may also play a part in our death should one of them hit us while on the road,” added Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney from The Lee Law Firm […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2012 – Two pieces of proposed legislation that could lend help to start-up companies and entrepreneurs ready to grow their businesses are being stalled in Congress. The StartUp Visa Act of 2011 has been jostled since last spring. This bill would establish a new visa for a sponsored alien entrepreneur who is financially backed by an investor and whose activities here will generate employment, revenue or capital investment. This new visa would be terminable if conditions were not met. Houston immigration attorney Annie Banerjee supports the bill and thinks it would help the […]


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