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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Changes to Medicare encourages discussions between patients and doctors about advance care planning by creating a separate billing code for end-of-life counseling. In the past, Medicare only compensated a physician to have this conversation during the “Welcome to Medicare” visit, but often the topic did not seem relevant to the patient at that time. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the goal of the Obama administration is to develop a health care system that yields improved care, more effective spending, and healthier individuals and families. As part of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2016 – Acclaimed trial lawyer Victoria Ersoff, a partner with Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, is speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Ersoff, whose innovative case handling has yielded an unbroken string of defense verdicts for clients involving complex issues of law, will discuss the emerging issues with the Millennial on the construction site, with insurance claims, and on the jury. “All sectors of the American economy are impacted by the Millennial generation, and construction litigation is […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2016 – Stephen Henning, co-founder and senior partner of Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman LLP, is speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference, the largest construction conference in the nation, on one of the two premier panels. Henning is also serving as the co-chair of the conference, to be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Henning is moderating the first premier session of the conference, which will closely examine the emerging trends in construction and litigation, and be led by nationally prominent individuals who […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2016 – President Barack Obama recently touted the progress his administration has achieved in reducing veteran homelessness and improving veterans’ access to health care. Obama spoke at the annual Disabled American Veterans convention in Atlanta on August 1. “The Obama administration has had to deal with a number of scandals over wait times at VA hospitals, which has led to the deaths of countless veterans,” said Jim Fausone, a Michigan veterans attorney. “Progress should be recognized. However, it is important to make sure that such incidents do not happen again in the future.” […]


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Santa Cruz, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2016 – A $50,000 money judgment was issued against Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC., and CIT Bank, N.A., formerly known as OneWest Bank, N.A. The judgment required the banks to pay a San Francisco Bay Area couple $50,000. The banks also agreed to remove mortgage delinquencies from the couples credit report regarding the Ocwen and OneWest Bank mortgage loan. The court judgment came after Alex and Maria Lopez had sued them for credit reporting violations. In 2015, Alex and Maria sued Ocwen and OneWest for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2016 – J&Y is beginning the academic year with a burst of creative energy. Their brand new website presents this well-established firm of superb personal injury attorneys in a crisp new setting. In just under a decade, the practice has become one of the leading professional law corporations in both northern and southern California, so it seems only fitting that they repackage themselves to showcase the talents and impressive credentials of Jason Javaheri and Yosi Yahoudai. The legal team of J&Y has over 50 years of combined experience recovering tens of millions […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2016 – Under a final rule announced by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and effective in late August, 2016, certain family members of lawful permanent residents in addition to those of U.S. citizens will become eligible to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility while in the United States, and spend less time separated from their petitioning family members. USCIS stated that the final rule is an expansion of the Provisional Waiver process that was established in 2013, with the goal of helping families stay unified. Initially, certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2016 – Workers’ compensation retaliation claims do not occur frequently in New Jersey, and the case of Robinson v. Armadillo Automation, Inc. clarifies the rules in handling such cases. The plaintiff, Spencer Robinson, was employed as a valve technician from May 2005 until August 2011. He claimed that at the time he was hired, he revealed that he had previously suffered from a lower back condition, and he asked the employer to provide him with a stool to enable him to work while seated. The company granted his request. The defendant disagreed with […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2016 – Littman Krooks LLP and the Gardiner Epstein Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will co-host a legal and financial seminar on how to protect the identity and personal information of your loved one with special needs. Approximately 15 million U.S. residents have their identities used fraudulently each year, with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. As family members or caregivers of loved ones with disabilities, it is important for you to be aware of the possibility of identity theft and its potential impact. Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., Partner of […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2016 – Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm, announced the opening of the company’s new office today, located at 2100 Coral Way, Suite 304, Miami, Florida. This site, which is one of the firm’s three offices in Florida, will be a transition from their previous location in Coral Gables. For the firm, which provides passionate legal representation for clients involved in land-based and admiralty personal injury and wrongful death cases, the new office space means improved client service, new amenities for the firm’s attorneys and staff members, and room for growth. “We are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2016 – A poker run on Lake Texoma ended with a horrific crash that killed five and send one to hospital in critical condition. A poker run with boats sees each participant receiving a playing card at five different locations. The winner is the boat with the best poker hand. The boating accident happened just before one 1 p.m. during a poker run on Lake Texoma. Eye witnesses saw a speedboat lose control and ram another watercraft just west of Willis Bridge. Five of the six people involved lost their lives. One was […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2016 – The law firm Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., proudly announces the arrival of a new partner in its office in Fort Lauderdale. Steven M. Fried joined the firm on August 1, 2016 and will expand the firm’s offerings with his legal specializations. “Steven exemplifies the distinct skill and knowledge our firm brings to client service. In addition to being a remarkable attorney, he is greatly admired for his unique achievements,” stated David C. Barnett, Esq., founder of the firm. “He possesses extraordinary relationships with his clients and he is […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2016 – Sharrone Travis allegedly contracted a necrotizing infection as the result of improper liposuction on her buttocks. Chicago resident Sharrone Travis underwent a surgical procedure, referred to as liposuction, on her buttocks. The operation was performed by Dr. Florence Mussat and carried out in a hospital – Presence St. Joseph-Chicago. As a result of the liposuction surgery, Travis allegedly contracted a post-surgical, severely painful necrotizing infection. She filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, the hospital and hospital network alleging negligence in performing the surgery and failure of medical staff to […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2016 – The Commission on Care has presented the White House with a report outlining a strategy for transforming the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. The panel conducted a two-year review of its current condition and future outlook. The 300-page report includes 18 recommendations on how the department can improve the quality of health care as well as veterans’ access to it. One key proposal involves creating a permanent nationwide system of public and private health networks that allow veterans to seek medical care from VA hospitals as well as […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2016 – Landmark new research may help explain how battlefield blasts cause brain damage among combat veterans. Symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, headaches, depression, memory problems and sleeplessness are often linked to post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the findings of a new brain study imply that symptoms long considered psychological may instead be the direct result of physical injury to the brain due to explosions. “The results of this study urge a re-evaluation of the existing approach to mental health treatment for veterans who have sustained brain damage due to blasts on the battlefield,” […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2016 – Last week Robbie Montgomery of “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” fame filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis), Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant, Inc. v. James T. Norman, Sweetie Pies Hollywood, LLC, and Sweetie Pies Kitchen, LLC, against her son Tim Norman, also from “Welcome to Sweetie Pies.” Mrs.Robbie is claiming that Tim misappropriated her accounts and funds in connection with his management of their restaurant on Manchester Ave in St. Louis, their hometown. It was stated in court documents that Tim used […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2016 – The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international continuing legal education organization, awarded Colorado Bar Association CLE (CBA-CLE) with the Award of Outstanding Achievement in the publication category for its business law book Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships in Colorado. Attorneys Herrick Lidstone, Jr. and Allen Sparkman, two business law legends in Colorado, have taken a complex subject and written a clear, concise treatise on how to structure a business. The criteria for an ACLEA award include excellence in style, innovation, and content, in addition to the book’s appeal to […]


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. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2016 – Jeffrey M. Haber, Esq., an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience litigating complex matters on behalf of institutions and individuals at law firms having a national practice, is proud to announce the opening of his new law firm, the Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber. The firm is dedicated to the representation of corporations, small businesses and high net worth individuals involved in a broad range of complex business and commercial litigation, as well as individuals who want to blow the whistle on fraud and other wrongdoing against […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2016 – On June 13 a Social Security judge pleaded guilty to conspiring to retaliate against a former Social Security Administration (SSA) worker who was an informant to federal agents investigating fraud. The employee blew the whistle on a scheme devised by Kentucky disability lawyer Eric Conn. Conn obtained over $600 million in fraudulent SSA disability payments for thousands of individuals regardless of whether they were eligible for benefits or not. He allegedly falsified medical evidence to make clients appear disabled. The lawyer also paid physicians to approve bogus reports. “Fraudulent claims for […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2016 – A $7 million wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a driver who recklessly backed his pickup through a crowded parking lot. He struck and killed 37-year-old James Robinson. The truck hit several other vehicles and injured 11 other people. James Robinson and his wife Julia and their daughter had been watching fireworks from the back of their vehicle. When the show was over, the Robinson family started to pack up to leave. While they were in the midst of departure preparations, their vehicle was hit by a 2006 Dodge pickup being […]


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