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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2012 – The Congressional Research Service has released a report analyzing the progress of the “Dream Act” proposed legislation, intended to address the status of undocumented immigrants who are also students. Multiple versions of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minor (DREAM) Act have been formulated by Congress, all intended to address the obstacles that undocumented immigrants face in pursuing postsecondary education. While undocumented immigrants have access to free public education through high school, such persons cannot participate in federal student loan programs and cannot be granted “in-state” tuition benefits, traced to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2012 – One way to reduce motorcycle accidents is to be more aware of all the traffic present in the area. Paying attention could save a biker’s life. “This accident was one of those things that tend to happen far too often when riding a motorcycle. Car drivers just do not see the bikers and often turn right in front of them. Without nowhere else to go but into the side of the vehicle, many a biker, and their passengers, have been gravely injured and/or killed,” recounted Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2012 – Most of the decisions that need to be made when a family puts together their wills are simple and straightforward. The money goes here. The house goes here. The farm gets sold. The jewelry gets split up, etc. The complicated decision when it comes time to put together a family will is who will take the young children if something happens to the parents. “Guardianship is often the trickiest part of drawing up a will,” said Brandon estate planning attorney Reginald Osenton. “It is the part of the process that requires […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2012 – As many Americans try to save money, they often cut corners on maintaining their vehicles. However, avoiding repairs and common replacements can lead to car accidents and possibly injure others. Car owners are familiar with standing in a lobby as their mechanic approaches with an assessment of their vehicle’s health. That assessment often leads to expensive repairs, and according to Consumers Reports National Research Center, forty percent of consumers are postponing repairs like brakes, lights, and tires. Dallas car accident attorney, John Hale of The Hale Law Firm said, “Drivers are […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2012 – It has to be an election year, when the politicians decide to allow more Irish immigrants to come to the U.S. “Politicians don’t agree on much, but even less so during an election year. But this year, they think they found an immigration issue that everyone can agree on; allowing more Irish immigrants into the U.S. This is about the only thing relating to immigration reform that is actually moving along smartly. Both parties evidently are behind legislation that would let 10,500 Irish nationals come to work in the U.S. every […]


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Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2012 – Attorney Bernard J. Hamill recently filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit in the Berkshire County, Massachusetts superior court on behalf of the Estate of John B. Satiro against Sweet Brook nursing home. Satiro was fatally injured by a Hoyer lift fall at the Williamstown facility. Plaintiff Satiro was a resident of Sweet Brook transitional care and living center located at 1561 Cold Spring Road in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Sweet Brook Transitional Care and Living Center is owned by Des Senior Care Holdings, LLC, of Fort Lee, NJ. According to the complaint (Berkshire […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2012 – Hospital errors are far more common than Americans suspect. Many involve drug mistakes. “Drug errors are quite common and quite deadly,” says Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “With understaffed hospitals, an overburdened health care system and a shortage of medical professionals, it is no wonder there are medication errors. Whether it is lousy writing, a miscalculated dose, an overdose, the right dose for the wrong person, a combination of drugs that adversely affects a patient, or sheer negligence, medication […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2012 – There is no delicate way to report this horrific case. A woman was crushed by an elevator. “This accident was one of the most ghastly and sickening events first responders had even seen. A 41-year-old advertising executive met her death while getting on to an elevator in her building. As she was about halfway in, the car abruptly shot up about 20 feet, with its doors wide open. The woman was crushed between the elevator and the shaft wall,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The woman was pronounced […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2012 – Once a Florida divorce is final, there is a binding legal agreement that both parties must live up to. That binding contract may include alimony, child support and a parenting plan that includes time sharing agreements. Either party who refuses to abide by the agreement is likely to get dragged into court to explain why. That means payments have to be made on time both for alimony and for child support. It also means that both parents need to honor their time-sharing responsibilities and be respectful of the other co-parent’s time. […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2012 – A recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides an instructive analysis of the current state of U.S. immigration policy. The report, “U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions,” included the principles that guide current policy, potential for reform, and political obstacles that may prevent such reform. It is frank in its assessment that the progress of legal reform is hampered by the contentious nature of the current political debate on immigration, and critics point out that the resulting political gridlock has real consequences for immigrants striving to create their own […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2012 – As the spring weather invites parents and their children outdoors, one Dallas personal injury attorney cautions parents about dangers on the playground. Playgrounds offer children a way to socialize, get exercise, and be a kid. But those monkey bars, merry-go-rounds and swings can lead to serious injuries, if they are not properly maintained. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 200,000 children under 14 years of age end up in the emergency room each year because of playground accidents. “When a parent takes their child to a playground […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2012 – Declaring bankruptcy means all existing bank accounts and other financial information provided is checked carefully for the possible presence of fraud. Once a debtor has filed for bankruptcy protection, the judge appoints a trustee to handle their case. If it is a Chapter 7, the assets are sold by the trustee, with the money going to pay creditors. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee monitors the payment plan created by the debtor, and takes the disposable income left over each month, to pay creditors. In addition, the trustee monitors […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2012 – The real story behind this crash may never be known. What is known is that two teens lost their lives when their joyride ended in a ball of flames. “The day after this disturbing crash, two shocked and grieving families wondered how on earth the whole thing happened. There were two survivors, but no one seemed to be able to explain what went so wrong that two teens were killed,” outlined Charlie Donahue, a Brattleboro personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire. The wreck happened in […]


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Dickson, TN (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2012 – Virtuoso Legal Marketing LLC (www.VirtuosoLegalMarketing.com), a Dickson, TN-based company specializing in online law firm promotion, will be hosting a free, one-time webinar to educate lawyers about how to change their SEO strategies since recent Google algorithm changes, including the Penguin update. The information in the webinar is based on Virtuoso’s real life testing and research for its own client websites. Some of the topics discussed will include: Why traditional SEO link building can damage your search engine rankings. How you should now create links to your website. How on-page optimization has […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2012 – If politicians would stop trying to shift responsibility in medical malpractice cases, justice might be done. “It’s quite disturbing to watch the political intervention in medical malpractice issues. It strips away patient’s rights, and leaves them in a real bind, trying to pay for their care for injuries that a medical professional caused. Whatever happened to accepting responsibility? More to the point, whatever happened to doctors taking the initiative to accept responsibility for screwing up?” inquired Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of Mellino Robenalt LLC, in Ohio. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2012 – Many Dallas, Texas residents look to plastic surgeons to fix minor imperfections that exercise alone cannot repair. Unfortunately, when patients become victims of a negligent surgeon, they may suffer irreparable injuries. Before seeing a cosmetic surgeon, patients generally put a lot of thought into their decision to have cosmetic surgery. After saving up enough money to move forward, they select a doctor, have a consultation and schedule the procedure. Unfortunately, for a Dallas woman, a procedure landed her in the emergency room nine days after her cosmetic surgery. The 28-year-old Dallas […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2012 – A new report on the naturalization of U.S. citizens has been released by the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report provides details of citizens naturalized in 2011, including the top countries of origin, and the states that the largest number of immigrants choose as their new home. The year 2011 saw 694,193 people become citizens of the United States through naturalization, the process by which foreign-born citizens gain the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Mexico provided the largest number of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2012 – A person goes to hospital for surgery, thinking they will get better. They do not expect to die. “In this lawsuit, the plaintiff filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of her husband after hernia surgery. The lawsuit stated the doctors at the hospital were negligent, and as a result of that negligence, her husband died. She is seeking damages for pain and suffering,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The deceased had gone into hospital for hernia repair, but something went wrong. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2012 – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki faced a Congressional panel in early May and admitted that the agency is understaffed to achieve the level of care that American veterans deserve. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA ) announced in April that the agency needs about 1,900 new positions, but Shinseki told the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee that the VA needs additional workers in mental health care beyond the 1,900 already requested. “If more employees is what the Department of Veterans Affairs needs in order to get mental health care to the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2012 – Tenants expect to receive a list of various services and amenities from their landlords. Among these services is an adequate reasonable level of security. When a property’s security is breached and a tenant is murdered during a burglary, the property owners and managers may be liable for the wrongful death of the victim. Most tenants would like to believe that their neighborhood is safe. But for residents of senior assisted living communities, the facility’s security of a property can be a matter of life and death. Such security measures, like automated […]


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