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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2017 – Yosi Yahoudai, founder and managing partner of J&Y, a well-known personal injury practice with 21 offices throughout California, was recently listed as a Rising Star in the 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers rates exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas according to several criteria, including peer recognition and professional achievement. In order to attain “Rising Star” status, an attorney must pass through the same multi-phase selection process used to select “Super Lawyers.” The only difference is that, in order to be eligible for inclusion in the Rising Star […]


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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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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2017 – The family of a Florida State University (FSU) football player will receive the remainder of the settlement amount in a wrongful death case, after Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a claims bill directing the university to make the payment. Devaughn Darling died in 2001 after he collapsed during a strenuous FSU football training session. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the university was negligent in its supervision of the player, who had been diagnosed with sickle cell trait. A $2 million settlement was reached between the family and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2017 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of a Florida woman who was killed in a wrong-way crash on an Interstate 95. According to authorities, Jennifer Levin was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-95 when she struck the vehicle driven by 91-year-old Octavie Morand, who died from her injuries the day after the collision. A report from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that Levin was driving under the influence, and she was charged with DUI manslaughter. “Losing a loved one is even more tragic […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2017 – A pickup truck driver hit a church bus on U.S 83 in Uvalde County, Texas. A 20-year-old driver admitted, to witnesses, on the scene of the head-on collision that he had been texting. A white Dodge pickup truck driver who had been spotted weaving from lane-to-lane on U.S. 83, by another driver, caused the fatal head-on collision with a church bus. The witnesses of the accident, the second driver and his passenger recorded the Dodge jerking from lane to lane while making contact with the police. The video became part of […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2017 – An appeals court has issued a ruling stating that the Division of Workers’ Compensation Board has jurisdiction over the case of a New Jersey resident, Keith Williams, who accepted an employment offer in New Jersey, but was injured on a jobsite in New York state. The Appellate Division reversed a decision by Judge George Pollard of the Paterson Workers’ Compensation Court. The ruling dismissed a petition for workers’ compensation by Williams due to lack of jurisdiction. Judge Pollard dismissed the case because the location of the company where Williams’ injury took […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2017 – The plaintiff in this lawsuit alleges he sustained injuries to his right hand while at work and holds his employer negligent for not providing him with tools and training necessary to work safely. There are two named defendants in this workplace injury lawsuit, Automation Temporary Service and Alabama Metal Industries. The plaintiff, a metalworker, filed a complaint in Harris County District Court on February 27, 2017, alleging that insufficient precautions were taken at his workplace to avoid and prevent injuries. As a result of not providing adequate safety precautions, the statement […]


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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2017 – In Texas, if a dog or a cat bites a human, regardless of its vaccination record, it must be either quarantined or euthanized. Should the animal involved in a biting incident have rabies or be suspected of having rabies, the animal must be euthanized and the brain sent to a lab for testing. If the animal is quarantined, it must remain under observation for 10-days from the time the bite was inflicted. The 10-day period begins at the time of the bite, even if the animal is not actually confined until […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2017 – Advocates for nursing home residents have raised concerns about the amount of information that the state of Florida is withholding from nursing home inspection reports, including dates, places and pivotal words. Watchdog groups say that while it is legitimate to censor personal information such as the names of residents from such reports, the state is withholding critical data, preventing the public from accessing the information the reports are supposed to contain. “Nursing home residents have the right to a safe and hygienic environment, and the public has the right to know […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2017 – It is difficult to imagine that a bird and a football player have much in common, but they do, and the lowly woodpecker just may hold the key to making safer football helmets. The history of football is rife with attempts to make a better helmet for players to prevent skull fractures. While the technology does exist to prevent or diminish skull fractures, there is little to no protection from brain injuries. “This is where the woodpeckers come into play,” said traumatic brain injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke of Perlmutter & Schuelke, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2017 – Alan Snel, a prominent Florida advocate for bicycling and safety, sustained serious injuries when he was hit from behind by an allegedly distracted driver while riding his bike March 7. Bicycling safety advocates expressed outrage that law enforcement did not issue a citation to the driver. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 65-year-old driver was blinded by sunlight and was inhaling “a breathing treatment” when he struck Snel’s bicycle near Fort Pierce. Deputy Bryan Beaty, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said that Florida is a no-fault state, […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2017 – A golf cart incident claimed the life of an eight-year-old boy in Thomasville, Georgia, which is located 34 miles northeast of Tallahassee, Florida. When the child ran into the path of the golf cart, he was hit by the vehicle, which caused him to fall to the ground. He was run over by the golf cart and, as a result, he suffered a serious head injury. There were four children in the golf cart, and the operator was only 11 years old. The boy was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where […]


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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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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2017 – May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, which is promoted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The foundation raises funds for future research and provides people with information about any advancements that are being made toward a cure. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that impacts the digestive and respiratory systems. Cystic fibrosis occurs in approximately one in 3,500 live births. About 30,000 people in the United States are afflicted with the illness. Although they exhibit no symptoms, more than 10 million people carry the defective gene. Prominent South […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2017 – Bitten by a dog? In Texas, many people think that there is a one free bite rule – meaning you cannot sue a dog owner unless the dog has previously bitten someone else. They are wrong. If a person is bitten by a dog in Texas, there is a two year window of time to file a claim in the state’s civil court system. In Texas, there is no precise statute covering civil liability for dog bites.The time limit usually begins running the day the dog bite occurred. If the case […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2017 – Statistics recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show Florida has the most fatalities from motorcycle accidents in the nation. According to the NHTSA, in 2015 there were 9,045 injury related motorcycle crashes and 606 fatalities in Florida. The statistics show that motorcycle deaths increased 30 percent from 2014 to 2015. “Far too many people lose their lives in vehicle crashes, and motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “Drivers have a responsibility […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2017 – DeMaurice Smith, director of the NFL Players Association, called the Chicago Bears “cheap,” claiming that Bears chairman George McCaskey supports legislation that would change state workers’ compensation laws. Senate Bill 12 would change the way the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act applies to professional athletes. The bill would prevent players from being entitled to a wage differential award beyond age 35. “The rights of injured workers have been under attack in Illinois for a long time,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Professional athletes are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2017 – Researchers from the University College London and Britain’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery found that soccer may be another sport where players sustain traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its link to football began making headlines when former football players committed suicide. Autopsy results revealed that the players who committed suicide had TBI. Football is not the only sport where participants are at high risk for a TBI. Other sports include: hockey, lacrosse, boxing, baseball, skateboarding, skiing, horseback riding/racing, high impact sports, extreme sports and soccer. In all […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 – George E. Chandler of Lufkin has been selected as one of five 2017 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. George Chandler received his B.A. and L.L.B. from Baylor University, is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. Memberships include: Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of […]


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