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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2017 – There appears to be disagreement over the estate plan of the late Canadian-American actor Alan Thicke, who was most famous for his portrayal of a father who was a psychiatrist in the sitcom, “Growing Pains.” Alan Thicke suffered a heart attack last December while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. His two older sons, pop star Robin and Brennan, the co-executors of their father’s living trust, filed a petition in the Superior Court in Los Angeles, in hopes of obtaining directions on the interaction between the 1988 trust, […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2017 – Former President Barack Obama signed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (SNTFA) into law as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The act, signed on December 13, 2016, corrects an oversight in the law that assumes all individuals with disabilities are mentally incapable of managing their own affairs. Mentally competent, disabled adults can now create special needs trusts for their own use. The legislation was passed largely due to the efforts of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Special Needs Alliance (SNA). “We are particularly proud […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 26, 2017 – A Tesla employee at a Fremont, California, factory has filed a racial harassment, discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against Tesla. In the suit, DeWitt Lambert claims he endured physical, sexual and racial taunts between June 2015 and April 2016, and was retaliated against for his complaints. Lambert alleges his co-workers made racial slurs and lewd comments about his sexual prowess. His co-workers, who are younger than Lambert, began immediately taunting him in the beginning of his employment in June 2015 by making racial and sexual comments about him, placing stickers […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2017 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) declared that enough H-1B petitions had been received to meet the annual cap of 65,000 for the 2018 fiscal year. The agency also said that the “Master’s cap” of 20,000 additional spots for foreign nationals holding advanced degrees, had been met as well. The H-1B program is used by U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers in occupations requiring specialized knowledge, and the program is under increased scrutiny. On April 18, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order calling for a complete review of the program, […]


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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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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – John V. Bell, senior trial attorney at the personal injury law firm of J&Y, has recently been accepted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This honor is further confirmation of John’s fierce advocacy for negligence victims. He continues to be an invaluable member of the team at J&Y, the well-known practice headquartered in Los Angeles and serving all of California. The American Board of Trial Advocates was founded 60 years ago when the jury system was under attack from all sides. As legislators, judges, scholars, and the […]


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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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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm magazine delivers another issue jam-packed with in-depth stories on the intersection of law, technology, and marketing. In this month’s feature story, Roxanne Minott reports that artificial intelligence and machine learning are beginning to take hold in the legal industry. Attorneys are increasingly using advanced AI software to perform repetitive tasks, parse contracts, and review documents with greater accuracy and less labor. Tech startups and researchers are developing more cutting-edge use cases such as recruitment, public legal tools, and even prediction of actual judgments. Minott closes with a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2017 – A jury awarded up to $146 million in a Texas oil dispute. The jury found that J. Cleo Thompson and two Texas oil companies breached an agreement with T. Boone Pickens’ Mesa Petroleum Partners to acquire and drill more than 160 oil wells. The verdict came after a three-week trial in a business dispute that has lasted for over a decade, with Pickens claiming that Thompson, Delaware Basin Resources and Baytech improperly excluded Mesa from a profitable deal. “T. Boone Pickens is a legend in the oil industry,” said Gregory D. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2017 – Zola Suite announces at ABA TECHSHOW 2017 the launch of email open tracking, certified e-delivery proof, email encryption, and e-signatures built into its law practice management email, matter, and time management functions. This combination of Zola Suite and RPost redefines “legal email” for lawyers. Zola Suite is a comprehensive, cloud-based legal practice management software platform that has received rave reviews for its next generation practice management features. RPost is the global leader in secure and certified electronic communications, having provided email tracking, proof, and security for large and small firm lawyers […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2017 – The magazine that started in 2011 as a legal marketing publication has reached a new milestone. Starting today, Bigger Law Firm Magazine will cover current events from a legal perspective. Over the last six years, Bigger Law Firm (BLF) Magazine has introduced lawyers to online marketing tactics, practice management software, internet security and e-discovery. Starting March 15th, BLF is reaching a wider audience with active reporting on current events. As the new presidency aims to reshape the role of government and an emboldened single party Congress rushes to introduce new […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2017 – A 15-year-old girl attempted to take her own life while in a pediatric inpatient psychiatric unit. The suicide attempt was not successful and the facility where she was staying implemented CPR, using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to resuscitate her. She was transferred to a local hospital, but died two months later from injuries she sustained during the attempt to kill herself. The young girl’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the psychiatric unit, alleging negligence that led to her death. The lawsuit alleged the teen’s death was due to […]


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St. Louis, MO (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2017 – Karpel announces it has named Pippa Barrett as a Project Manager and Trainer for PROSECUTORbyKARPEL (PbK), the industry leading criminal case management system utilized by prosecuting attorney offices throughout the United States. Barrett will play an active role in webinars and user conferences, and will help implement, train and service the PbK program with prosecutors nationwide. Barrett joins Karpel after serving as an Assistant Circuit Attorney with the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, a post she held twice, most recently for the past 16 years. Other accomplishments include […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 13, 2017 – A New York art dealer who conned two Manhattan galleries by selling dozens of fake paintings avoided a lengthy prison sentence. She claimed her abusive ex-boyfriend was “the true mastermind” of the $80 million scheme that spanned 15 years. Glafira Rosales, 60, said she agreed to trick dozens of art experts only because she was scared of her former boyfriend, Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz. The defense argued Diaz allegedly threatened Rosales’ life and abused her whenever she tried to back out of the scheme. She also feared being separated from her […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2017 – George Chandler, founding attorney of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC (CMZ), a well-known personal injury law firm with locations in both Lufkin and Houston, Texas has recently been recognized as the Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer with the State Bar Foundation of Texas. This prestigious honor was announced by Wendy Burgower, a Trustee with the Foundation. Though of course met with pride and delight by all of CMZ attorneys and staff, this honor comes as no surprise, since George Chandler has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards over his years […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2017 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has been named to the Lawyers of Distinction for 2017. To be a Lawyer of Distinction the attorney must have no ethical violations and be in private practice. All attorneys who meet the criteria of the group go through a screening process and have demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence, placing them in the top 10 percent of all attorneys in the United States. Only 10 percent of attorneys in Texas are allowed in this group. Lawyers of Distinction uses it […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2017 – Beginning on January 1, 2018, paid family leave benefits will increase for workers in California. The increase in paid family leave is aimed at helping low wage workers take a leave from work to care for sick or disabled family members, or to establish a bond with a minor child. “Everyone should be able to take leave from work to care for their newborn child or a sick family member without risking their job or having to worry about not making that month’s rent,” says Strong Advocates Executive Director Betsy […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2017 – The law firm of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley is pleased to announce that Stephen R. Walker has joined the firm. Stephen Walker is a highly skilled civil trial attorney with extensive experience representing both plaintiff and defendants in state and federal courts. His practice is focused exclusively on business and personal injury litigation. Stephen has a proven track record of successfully trying civil cases, and he has considerable experience in state and federal court appeals. He has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and has filed […]


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Corpus Cristi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2017 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. secured a $3.144 million judgment for client M. Arredondo following a serious injury from a boat explosion that caused 5 percent burns to Mr. Arredondo’s body. The plaintiff filed suit against defendant boat company for damages suffered while working for a maritime industry defendant. The boat engine the plaintiff was working on exploded while the plaintiff was hunched over the engine. The plaintiff was taken to Brooks Army Medical Center where he was treated for severe burns to his face, body, and hands. The defendant, […]


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