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Coral Gables, Weston, Dayton Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2016 – Police departments are increasingly using computer software to instantly assess a suspect’s perceived “threat score.” The Washington Post reported on the Fresno Police Department’s use of several cutting-edge technologies to fight crime. Among the most controversial is new software called Beware. As police respond to calls, Beware searches public data for the names of residents of the address in question. The program scours arrest reports, commercial databases and social media postings, then scores the individual or address on a color-coded threat scale: red, yellow or green. Criminal […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2016 – Texting while driving is known to cause car accidents, and it is illegal in Florida. However, it is not a primary offense, which means that a police officer must observe drivers breaking some other law, such as speeding or not wearing a seatbelt, in order to pull them over and ticket them for texting while driving. Some state legislators say it is time for that to change. Three state senators have sponsored three separate bills to strengthen distracted driving laws in Florida. “It is horrible to realize that so many people […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces an investigation into potential claims by investors who were customers of brokerage firms for sales practice violations of certain structured products. The investigation concerns the Credit Suisse X-Links and Velocity Shares Exchange Traded Notes which are issued by Credit Suisse Group A.G., ADR (NYSE:CS), and the JP Morgan Strategic Volatility Index and Double Short Leverage Note linked to the JP Morgan US Treasury Note Futures Tracker. “These types of notes are commonly known as structured products and they use embedded derivatives to enhance returns and track an […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2016 – A former employee of Ferguson Enterprises sued the plumbing distribution company for disability discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation among seven causes of action. Eric Padayhag was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy, commonly known as a pinched nerve, after a car accident in 2005. The disability prevented him from straining his neck during his employment. He began working in Ferguson’s distribution warehouse in Stockton, California, in early 2012. Padayhag’s primary job duty was driving the order picker, a type of forklift, to pick up products off shelves. Due to his neck injury, […]


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Roseville, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2016 – Although it is highly unusual for one to serve as health care proxy for one’s boss, that is exactly what will occur in the case of 92-year-old Sumner Redstone, the executive chairman of Viacom Inc. Redstone has designated his Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Dauman, to be his health fiduciary in the event he can no longer make health care decisions for himself. Dauman’s control over Redstone’s health care includes the right to determine whether he should be given food or water if he is unable to make such decisions. Dauman speaks […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2016 – A breach of contract lawsuit has been filed by a Texas energy company, alleging that two defendants misrepresented the ownership of real estate. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 26 by Cogent Energy Solutions in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The defendants are Granite Peak Development LB and CLH LLC. The suit claims that Cogent, which develops assets to store and transport crude oil, relied on defendants’ claims that they owned property in Wyoming, and borrowed millions of dollars in order to build an oil rail […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2015 – A lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois nursing home by three deaf residents who claim they were discriminated against when the nursing home failed to provide them with the tools they needed to communicate effectively with the staff and others. The lawsuit alleges that the three residents, Marjorie Sympson, Delbert Shumate and Mabel Niehls, have been deaf nearly all their lives and rely primarily on American Sign Language to communicate, and that Prairie Village Healthcare Center was aware of this when they became residents. According to the lawsuit, although sign […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2015 – Attorney Tim Coffey, a concerned parent and dedicated father, is a long-term volunteer in good standing with CASA of DuPage County, Illinois. He is an advocate for children and remains so for the duration of the child’s journey through the court system. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, otherwise known as “Friends of the Court.” Tim Coffey advocates and speaks to what is in the best interests of dependent, abused and neglected children caught up in the DuPage juvenile court system. “I firmly believe every child deserves to be treated […]


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New York, New York (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Third Avenue Focused Credit Institutional Fund (TFCIX) and Investor Fund (TFCVX) for potential securities fraud violations. The Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund is a high yield and distressed debt mutual fund that is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. It is managed by Third Avenue Management LLC, headquartered in New York, New York, and has both retail and institutional share classes. On December 9, 2015, shareholders in the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund received a letter notifying them that […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2015 – A school bus driver was caught on video texting while behind the wheel of a school bus filled with children. The story in this case is shocking because of the driver’s blatant disregard for the safety of a busload of children in the Bethlehem Area School District in Pennsylvania. A phone video, shot by one of the children on the bus, shows the driver texting while driving on the afternoon run home from school. The video went viral within seconds after it was shot. Upset district officials subsequently greeted the bus […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2015 – Adviatech, the parent company of law firm marketing brands SEO | Law Firm and Custom Legal Marketing (CLM), has merged their two core brands together to create CLM Grow. When Adviatech launched SEO | Law Firm in 2007, it quickly became the flagship brand of the online marketing company. In 2013, the company created Custom Legal Marketing as a spinoff of SEO | Law Firm’s Large Firm Marketing service. As the attorney website design and law firm marketing processes have evolved, the lines have blurred between the two services. SEO […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2015 – The fact that harassment training is not mandated under federal law does not serve as grounds for workplaces to ignore their duty to implement a harassment policy. Doing so may result in potentially severe liabilities. Sexual harassment is illegal, and any workplace that does not have a sexual harassment/harassment policy in place is asking for trouble if an employee does lodge a complaint. Even though it only makes good sense for a company to have a harassment policy that is clearly stated to their existing workers and new hires, not every […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 3, 2015 – Pregnant women from other countries are attempting to give birth on U.S. soil to establish an anchor for eventual citizenship. This trend began quietly in East Asia and is proliferating at an alarming rate. Anyone born in the U.S. is automatically a U.S. citizen — period. It does not matter what the parents’ immigration status may or may not be. Taking advantage of this and entering the country in order to give birth to an “anchor baby” is a form of illegal immigration. Recently, a Taiwanese woman gave birth somewhere over […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 19, 2015 – A prominent Chicago personal injury law firm has announced the winner of a scholarship for accident survivors who are entering or enrolled in law school or college. Michelle Eikill of Jacksonville, Florida is the winner of the Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Accident Survivor Scholarship. “We established this scholarship to help people like Michelle,” said Paul Greenberg, an attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. The University of North Florida student wrote an essay describing her struggle to persevere after a life-changing car accident. In January, Eikill was driving home from work when […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 18, 2015 – Orton Heath Law Firm PLLC is pleased to announce the launch of its website www.ortonheathlaw.com. The website is designed to provide pertinent information about the Orton Heath Law Firm, while allowing for streamlined navigation and viewing. Future postings of newsworthy articles and information about topics relevant to the industries we serve can be found in the website section entitled, “News/Updates.” About the Orton Heath Law Firm The Orton Heath Law Firm provides business and legal strategy services and representation to individual and corporate clients, with a focus on medical devices/pharma/life sciences. […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2015 – The first divorce mediation session can be nerve-wracking due to uncertainty about what to expect and how the other party will behave. Being prepared with a detailed plan will ensures a smooth transition through the mediation process to life after divorce. A recent online survey of divorcing couples by divorce preparation website completecase.com shows that Vermont tops the list for easy, amicable divorces in the United States. Divorce in California was found to be pleasantly cordial, where couples part ways with minimal hostility. “Communication and cooperation are essential for an […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2015 – An estate plan often needs to take into account factors such as a prenuptial agreement. “A well-drafted estate plan can help ensure that one’s assets are protected, and that one’s beneficiaries are provided for after one’s death,” said Andrew H. Hook, a Virginia estate planning attorney with Hook Law Center, with offices in Virginia Beach and northern Suffolk. “Proper planning includes taking into account family circumstances, including any prenuptial agreement that may exist.” An estate plan can be created around a prenuptial agreement. Consider a case discussed recently in the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2015 – Parents of teenagers may worry more about alcohol, drugs or bullying, but the greatest threat to the safety of teens is the automobile. According to government statistics, 71 Florida teenagers were killed in car accidents last year. The National Safety Council said that the first year of driving and first thousand miles driven are the deadliest time in the life of a teenager. “Teenage drivers are inexperienced and may not have a proper understanding of the dangers they face when they are behind the wheel,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2015 – Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis must give up half her earnings to ex-husband Todd Thompson as the divorced couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement when they married in 2003. The couple’s divorce was finalized on Sept. 3 after 11 years of marriage. The net worth of De Laurentiis is estimated at around $20 million, while her fashion designer ex-husband is reportedly worth $15 million. When De Laurentiis, 44, first married Thompson, her career was still in its early stages. During their marriage, De Laurentiis opened a restaurant and hosted […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2015 – An article in the latest issue of Bigger Law Firm magazine offers an inside look at how attorneys and law firms should be using social networks for marketing purposes. In the magazine’s Get Social feature, law firm marketing expert Ryan Conley explains how social networks are not just for young people and techies, but have become essential for marketing, visibility, professional networking and staying current with the times. There are a lot of social networks vying for users’ attention, and ebbing and flowing in popularity. Attorneys and law firm marketers […]


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