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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2018 – In 2004, Florida voters approved Amendment 7, giving patients access to all records of medical-care providers’ known as “adverse medical-incident reports.” Recently, however, some have voiced concern surrounding the implementation of the amendment. As former general counsel to Governor Rick Scott and member of the state Constitution Revision Commission, Tim Cerio feels that even though the 2004 vote found the public in heavy agreement, change is necessary. Cerio, who is currently working alongside the politically-active GrayRobinson law firm, has filed a proposal to alter Amendment 7 to create limits on the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2018 – While Congress did not make as many changes to Social Security guidelines as it did to the IRS Tax Code, there are still some noticeable differences in Social Security in 2018. Read on to learn what is new and changing, to plan accordingly. Increase in full retirement age (FRA) While Americans can claim Social Security benefits at age 62, the age at which a person may claim full benefits without a monthly reduction has changed. The FRA is shifting from 66 for people born in 1954 and earlier to 67 for […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2018 – Jonathan H. Freiberger, a member of the law firm of Freiberger Haber LLP, was selected by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (“QEDC”) to be a judge in the 2018 Queens StartUP! Competition, a signature program of the QEDC that provides Queens-based small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with business education, mentoring, access to capital and development of business skills. In his role as a judge, Mr. Freiberger reviewed, analyzed and provided feedback on several of the entrants’ business plan submissions. The winners were announced at an awards presentation on April 26, […]


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May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2018 – Despite increased awareness on sexual harassment in the workplace, it continues to occur and create offensive work conditions. Fortunately, state and federal laws protect victims of sexual harassment and provide avenues for victims to receive compensation. The legal team at Strong Advocates is passionate about helping victims of sexual harassment. In order to help educate and empower victims about their rights and legal options, Strong Advocates is promoting May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. To help create a safe space for dialogue regarding sexual harassment […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2018 – Christopher Darden will be the keynote speaker at the Annual First Chair Awards Conference, August 29 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois. Christopher Darden is perhaps best known for his contributions to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s prosecution team in the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. The case thrust Darden and his co-counsel Marcia Clark into a media frenzy, with the issue of race hovering over many aspects of the case. In recent years, the trial has become the subject of renewed media attention. In March 2018 Darden was […]


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Superior, WI (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2018 – When people went to work at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin on Thursday, it was expected to be a normal workday. It was anything but a normal workday when a series of ear-splitting explosions rocked the worksite, sending up billowing, black, noxious clouds of smoke that drifted for miles. Upwards of 11 victims were injured. There were no reported fatalities. All workers and contractors on site at the refinery were accounted for. Causing further concern for victims is the fact that the Husky Energy plant is one of […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2018 – The Massachusetts School of Law (MSLAW) is proud to announce that esteemed athlete, sports educator, administrator, coach, and executive, Peter Roby will deliver the commencement address at the school’s June 1st graduation ceremony. Roby will also receive MSLAW’s highest award, an honorary law degree. Recently retired after a decade as Northeastern University’s Athletic Director, Roby is a former men’s basketball head coach at Harvard University, marketing vice president at Reebok and director of Northeastern’s Center for Sport in Society. He also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2018 – Inebriated driving is a serious problem in Texas, so much so, that police have implemented No Refusal DWI Initiative days in an attempt to prevent people from drinking and driving. In Austin, No Refusal days usually run holidays and weekends, with police able to obtain warrants to draw blood for drivers refusing sobriety tests during a DWI stop. This year, the Austin Police Department will start No Refusal days in the middle of the afternoon, during 2018’s South by Southwest (SXSW) to catch intoxicated drivers. The No Refusal days initiative began […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2018 – A California man filed a lawsuit against General Motors (GMC) alleging he sustained serious shoulder and neck injuries in a collision with a GM self-driving car. The crash between a GMC self-driving car and a motorcycle is causing concerns about the emerging self-driving vehicle technology seen on the roads today. According to the plaintiff, last December, while he was riding his motorcycle heading east, in the middle lane, the biker found himself behind a 2016 self-driving Chevrolet. The driver of the self-driving car changed lanes, but then suddenly moved back in […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm’s attorney Michael J. Jordan has won a settlement of over $925,000.00 for a client who suffered from injuries related to a motorcycle accident in 2014. In December 2014, Mr. Jordan’s client, 44, was traveling on his motorcycle along Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. A driver was turning from a private driveway when she pulled directly into his path of travel. Due to her failure to pay attention, the at-fault driver caused a severe collision. The client was thrown from his motorcycle upon impact. The client had serious injuries to his […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2018 – Kevin Holmes, a Steinberg Law Firm attorney, has recently been awarded a plaque by the Charleston County Bar Association for his exemplary commitment to the executive committee. The Charleston County Bar Association has over 2,000 attorney members from and around the Charleston community. The Association is a nonprofit organization pledged to assist the Charleston County legal community. They also help the public with outreach programs, service projects and resources such as pro bono legal services and lawyer referral options. Mr. Holmes has dedicated many hours of service to the organization while […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2018 – South Carolina’s Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr. has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG). The WILG is a national organization of attorneys exclusively representing injured workers with compensation claims. The organization also helps non-profit groups and lawyers advocate for injured workers via research, information, education and communication. Mr. Crosland has been involved in WILG for a number of years and recently served in the capacity of Chair for the WILG’s Opt Out Taskforce, fighting […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history and to shine a light on women’s rights issues. For Custom Legal Marketing and 13 year old parent company, Adviatech, the value of women in the workplace is no secret nor is it a controversial topic for the San Francisco based company. While many tech companies struggle to answer uncomfortable questions about the gender makeup of their employees, Custom Legal Marketing boasts a 60 percent female workforce. What policies were implemented by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – A deadly accident in the parking lot of a Ford dealership, in Texas, has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit is seeking more than $1 million in compensation. The victim was in the parking lot of a Ford dealership in Waco, Texas. He was struck and dragged by a 2017 Expedition, being driven by a salesperson, backing up “at a high rate of speed.” The victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the dealership citing negligence as the cause of the fatal accident. The victim […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2018 – Michael J. Jordan, one of Steinberg Law Firm’s dedicated attorneys, was unanimously voted to the board of directors for Trident Literacy Association (TLA). Mr. Jordan partnered with Steinberg Law Firm in 2006 directly after graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law. He was inspired by Steinberg Law Firm’s historic vocation to support discriminated people through workers’ compensation and joined the firm to continue to advocate for justice. Steinberg Law Firm was founded in 1927 by Irving Steinberg. Steinberg experienced severe discrimination as one of the few Jewish Charleston attorneys at the […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2018 – X-LITE guardrail rails, manufactured by Lindsay Corporation of Nebraska, have taken the lives of dozens unsuspecting motorists involved in high-speed accidents that ended with passengers being impaled by the guardrail that was supposed to telescope into itself. Lindsay Corporation stated their product is designed to collapse into itself and protect accident victims. Several serious accidents across the nation have proven otherwise. X-LITE has been linked to dozens of deaths and catastrophic injuries since 2016. Steinberg Law Firm attorney Malcolm Crosland together with Leslie Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll is […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2018 – The J&Y Law Firm is pleased to announce that they recently reached a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident that occurred at a retail outlet. In May 2013, the client was walking through the aisle of the store in El Monte, CA, when she slipped and fell due to a spilled bottle of juice, seriously injuring her back. She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where she received conservative treatment. After her injuries persisted, she eventually underwent 2 […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2018 – The J&Y Law Firm is excited to announce their first-ever scholarship for the Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 semesters to support high school seniors and college students. The scholarship is being offered to students willing to serve their communities by pledging to abstain from distracted driving. In order to be eligible, participants must submit an essay to J&Y of 500 to 1,000 words. The topics are focused on how students plan to abstain from distracted driving and ways they can encourage their friends to do the same. Essays will be […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2018 – After consideration of over 1,500 submissions encompassing 32 different countries worldwide, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) has been recognized as a winner of the Centauri Vega Award. CLM, an Adviatech company, was awarded for the User Experience of The Hale Law Firm’s website. Vega Digital Awards focuses on an international competition for creative professionals who have demonstrated prominent influence in their respective fields. These aspects can include both writing and design through digital or traditional media. Kenjo Ong, President for the International Awards Associates (IAA), says that “Winning a Vega Award […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2018 – The Trump administration’s tax reform plan has left many individuals and families uncertain about its implications on their future. Gilfix & La Poll Associates is offering four free estate planning seminars that will cover key topics pertaining to the new tax law. These timely seminars are open to the public and will be held on February 20, 22 and 27 in California. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark R. Gilfix will lead the seminars titled: “The New Trump Tax Reform and Your Tax and Estate Planning.” At the heart of their […]


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