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Garden City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2018 – . Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP is pleased to announce that Aida Leisenring has been designated as partner. In her new capacity, she will be primarily responsible for the launch and management of the firm’s New York City office at the Empire State Building. A graduate of Brown University, Ms. Leisenring earned her Juris Doctor from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 2006, graduating with honors. Since joining the firm, Ms. Leisenring has co-chaired numerous high profile felony trials resulting in acquittals in both state and federal courts. […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2018 – As reported in the New York Post, Ray Allen, a former star of the NBA, claimed he is a victim of “cat fishing,” and has requested that a court dismiss a case in which he is alleged to have stalked a person he met online. Last November, Allen filed an emergency motion in Orange County, Florida, one day after Bryant Coleman informed the court that he is being stalked by Allen. However, Allen maintains that Coleman is the individual who is guilty of stalking. According to the motion that was filed […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2017 – The New York Post has revealed that the girlfriend of Miami Dolphins star Jarvis Landry has recanted her domestic violence accusations. On the night of April 1, police received a call regarding an incident between Landry and Estrella Cerqueira, while their four-month-old child was in the car. At first, Cerqueira informed police that Landry had committed battery against her. However, she subsequently said they only had a verbal dispute. As a result, the Broward County State Attorney’s office chose not to file charges. The incident was caught on surveillance video, which […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2017 – Alex R. Hernandez Jr. secured a not guilty jury verdict in the State of Texas v. Andre Dantzler Case No. 14-11-28356-A, Victoria County, Texas. The case involved the alleged theft of over $500,000 in oil field services equipment to which the defendant denied any involvement with the theft. In the jury trial it was proven that another party had actually taken the equipment and took it over the period of several months. Mr. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. opened and closed his arguments to the jury that the whole conspiracy theory […]


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Bigger Law Firm Magazine guides its readers through adapting to the latest in legal marketing and technology in the newest print issue. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 – Dexter Tam takes on link building in the feature article, describing the necessity of link connections through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that leads to higher rates on Google search engine results pages. SEO includes website content, promotion and links, noting that some links are more valuable than others due to their origin and domain authority. Staying proactive with link building can lead to further success for a firm; […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2017 – Former pharmaceutical executive and hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli was convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of securities fraud. He is facing a maximum of 20 years in prison. A Brooklyn jury delivered the guilty verdicts following a securities fraud trial that lasted a month. Shkreli, 34, was acquitted on five other charges. The case concerned his mismanagement of two hedge funds. “The federal government is known to aggressively investigate and prosecute securities fraud,” commented Peter Brill, a New York criminal defense attorney with Brill Legal Group, […]


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Somerville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The Privacy Firm is proud to announce a victory by managing attorney Joseph A. Bahgat, after a seven-month battle with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, which wrongfully seized his client’s Glock 9mm handgun because of a false domestic violence complaint. The complaint was dismissed in March, but the state filed a petition seeking forfeiture of the handgun, based on the ex-girlfriend’s allegations that the owner was “bipolar,” and “takes medication.” The prosecutor maintained throughout the entire case that the mental health diagnosis, alone, was sufficient evidence that returning the handgun was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – Texas trial attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and former Travis County top prosecutor have formed Hernandez and English LLP. The firm, based in Austin, will handle civil and criminal legal matters in Central Texas including Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe and other central Texas counties. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. is the founder of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Originally from the Gulf Coast, Mr. Hernandez has been trying civil and criminal cases on both sides of the docket helping plaintiffs with injuries and protecting […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that Attorney Ron Herman was recently elected Chair of the Village of Wellington’s Public Safety Committee, after having served as Vice Chair. The Committee is tasked with providing information regarding community safety, assisting in the Village’s Disaster Preparedness Plan, promoting safety education, and assisting in establishing Neighborhood Watch groups. Wellington also collaborates with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to ensure residents are provided with the highest level of services. “I am honored to be elected as Chair […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2017 – 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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