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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 20176 – Herman Law, P.A. is pleased to announced that the firm has saved one of our clients from a lengthy prison sentence in a recent jury trial. Our client was arrested and charged with two third-degree felonies, each count punishable by up to 5 years in prison with a total exposure of 10 years in Florida state prison. The case involved charges of False Imprisonment and Felony Battery in connection with a dispute between our client and a former girlfriend. The State of Florida was prosecuting the case to the […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – Law firms want to know how and why a client makes first contact, and Bigger Law Firm magazine has the answers. In the feature article, Brendan Conley explains the science behind how people, including clients, make decisions. He draws a series of distinctions between the perfectly rational, but fictional, beings that economists and others imagine people to be, and reactive, often illogical, real-world human beings. Understanding how decisions are made can help a firm make sound marketing decisions. As Dipal Parmar explains in the Virtual Impression update, a good website […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2017 – Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was moved from a federal prison to a halfway house in July to serve the remainder of a 15-month sentence for bank fraud. Hastert, 75, was convicted for the illegal structuring of bank withdrawals to hide the sexual abuse of a student more than three decades ago. He served approximately 13 months of his sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Minnesota before being transferred to the Chicago Residential Reentry Management Office. He will undergo two years of supervised release. “Although various sexual […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2017 – In a sweeping organized crime bust, New York investigators arrested 19 people who are alleged leaders and members of the notorious Lucchese crime family. The defendants were charged with a wide range of crimes including narcotics distribution, wire fraud, money laundering, murder, gambling and robbery. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the charges were linked to a racketeering scheme that ran in New York between 2000 and May 2017. The NYPD and the FBI’s Organized Crime Task Force carried out the crackdown. “Charges related […]


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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2017 – In 2007, U.S. Army Specialist Jorge G. Sandoval Jr. was charged with murder by the very government he had sworn to serve. While deployed to the most dangerous area in Iraq known as the “Triangle of Death,” Sandoval, an airborne infantryman and elite sniper, was instructed to “take the shot” and kill an enemy insurgent wearing civilian clothes. Two weeks later, Army Criminal Investigation Command descended upon Sandoval’s unit and began interrogating the soldiers, trying to link Sandoval and others to war crimes, including murder. Captain Craig W. Drummond was […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2017 – The New York State Senate once again decided against taking up a bill designed to change child sex abuse laws before the end of the annual legislative session on June 21. The Child Victims Act would allow child sex abuse survivors to file felony criminal lawsuits until their 28th birthdays and civil cases until they turn 50. Under current laws, most victims can only file such criminal or civil complaints against an alleged abuser until they are 23 years old. “This legislation needs to be treated very carefully,” said Peter Brill, […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm Magazine provides a map of marketing and technology strategies in the latest issue, available today. In the feature story, Brendan Conley dives into “client journey mapping,” a big-picture approach to marketing that will help firms develop a cohesive, end-to-end strategy. The client journey technique puts the client’s evolving relationship with the firm at the forefront. The firm’s marketing needs change at each successive stage of this relationship, from discovery and consideration to decision and engagement, and finally to lasting loyalty. BLF shines its Product Spotlight on Lawcus, […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2017 – A former sergeant of the New York Police Department (NYPD) was sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of receiving child pornography and two counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child. A federal judge also sentenced him to eight years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Alberto Randazzo, 40, convinced women to sexually abuse babies and children up to age 8 to help him make pornography online. He instructed them to send him images and videos of the sexual acts. Prosecutors named five women […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2017 – Personal injury lawyers from Abels & Annes, P.C. and Levin, Riback Law Group, P.C. have settled six lawsuits stemming from sexual abuse perpetrated by now defrocked priest Daniel McCormack for $10 million total. The victim with the most significant damages is receiving $2.8 million. The cases were resolved at pre-trial conferences in January and April of this year. The identity of the plaintiffs remains confidential. Each lawsuit was brought against the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George alleging that they had roles in enabling defrocked priest Daniel McCormack to isolate […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2017 – With the everсhanging political landscape the immigration rules and regulations of the U.S. are getting more and more complex. This makes the process of obtaining an immigrant visa and essentially moving to the United States of America very challenging. Moreover, due to the constant altering of the same rules and their inherent complexity, it is quite simple to violate the immigration law and at times unintentionally. That is why immigration fraud attorneys at Joseph Potashnik & Associates offer their services of legal representation to clients investigated or accused of immigration-related […]


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Fort Worth, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 26, 2017 – A federal district court recently sentenced a 23-year-old member of an alleged computer hacking ring to probation. The defendant, Ricky Miller, was charged with conspiring to hack into EA Sports and Microsoft computer servers and mining nearly $16 million worth of virtual coins for sale on the black market. The case, United States v. Ricky Miller, charged a conspiracy to commit computer fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. sections 371 and 1030. The court granted Mr. Miller’s attorney’s plea for a sentence of probation, despite the magnitude of alleged losses. […]


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May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. How are sexual harassment and sexual assault different? Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2017 – Sexual harassment and sexual assault are illegal offenses that are easily confused. They differ, however, in significant ways. In general, sexual harassment refers to harassment in the workplace, or other professional situation, which includes sexual remarks or unwelcome sexual advances. Sexual assault, on the other hand, refers to non-consensual sexual touching of a person, or a sexual act in which a person is coerced or forced to engage against their […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2017 – Thirteen people were arrested and charged in a large-scale prescription drug ring in Brooklyn, New York. The ring included three doctors, four nurse practitioners and former New York State Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny. They pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in the Manhattan Supreme Court. The suspects allegedly turned three medical clinics into “pill mills” that pumped millions of illegal painkillers onto the black market from 2012 to early this year. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said the ring prescribed over six million oxycodone pills with an estimated street value of between […]


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In the latest issue, Bigger Law Firm Magazine explores tech updates for the home, office, and courtroom, plus sharp legislative analysis from legal experts. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm Magazine readers: Get ready for more insightful analysis on tech, policy, law, and marketing. In the feature article, Jason Bland offers a look into day-to-day use of two popular smart device systems: Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, also known as Echo. Readers are treated to a point-by-point comparison of the two offerings, covering features from home automation to entertainment to calendar integration. But […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2017 – Joseph Potashnik & Associates is a team of criminal defense lawyers, operating in New York City and providing its services to clients investigated for Medicaid fraud, health benefit fraud or Family Health Plus fraud. The company has extensive experience handling such cases and delivering satisfying results to customers. Joseph Potashnik & Associates has already represented dozens of people charged with Medicaid fraud. The introduction of Obamacare has significantly reshaped the guidelines related to Medicaid. Introduction of the new regulations is a complicated process, which in some cases may lead to […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2017 – A New York truck driver was arrested with a stolen loaded gun while he was attending a court-ordered domestic violence class at the University of Connecticut-Stamford. Stamford Police had a warrant for the arrest of Steffon McDonald, 38, on new domestic violence charges for burglarizing and stalking his former girlfriend. The Bronx resident was attending the evening domestic violence class at the university when he was arrested. A judge had ordered McDonald to attend the class after he was arrested for domestic violence in June, according to Sgt. Robert Shawinsky. In […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm magazine is now available for download on Amazon Kindle as a user-friendly ebook. For just $0.99, readers can download BLF issues directly to their e-reader, iPad, phone or other mobile reading device using the Kindle app, and enjoy reading BLF on the go. The magazine, formatted specifically for Amazon Kindle, offers a user-friendly experience that allows readers to interact with each issue with ease. How Lawyers Can Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Bigger Law Firm Magazine Volume 44 is the first BLF issue to be published […]


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Tustin, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation today announced that applications are now being accepted for The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship for law school students. Through the scholarship, the criminal defense law firm headquartered in Orange County aims to grow a new generation of defense lawyers by helping them overcome the financial burden of obtaining a law degree. The winner of The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship will receive a $2,500 check to be used toward law school tuition or law school required books. Previous winners of the scholarship have attended Southwestern Law […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2017 – Police arrested 10 Miami-Dade County residents who were allegedly part of a mail theft ring that pocketed thousands of dollars. They are accused of orchestrating a “fishing” scam that involved stealing checks and credit cards. The suspects were charged with grand theft, identity theft violations and organized scheme to defraud. A conviction could mean up to 15 years in prison. The arrests were part of a yearlong investigation dubbed “Operation Hook, Line and Sinker.” The U.S. Postal Inspection Service collaborated with the Miami Dade Police Department, Coral Springs Police Department and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2017 – The inaugural episode of Brill Legal Group’s podcast Justice One Client at a Time is now available for free on iTunes. The 15-minute episode is titled Trump’s Travel Ban and the Courts and features prominent New York criminal defense attorney Peter Brill. In the podcast Brill discusses the constitutionality of President Trump’s recent controversial travel ban and offers insights on how the case could play out in court. He also takes questions from several callers. Trump signed an executive order in late January that banned all refugees and travelers from seven […]


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