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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2017 – A survey conducted earlier this year revealed that two-thirds of adults age 40 and older feel unprepared for their own long-term care and have done little or no planning for it. In addition, an increasing number of Americans believe Medicare should pay for it. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research polled 1,341 older Americans nationwide about their views on current and future long-term care. Over 50 percent of survey respondents thought the government should take on a bigger role in helping people with long-term care expenses. In comparison […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – In a Southern District of New York courtroom later this month, Zein E. Obagi, Jr. of Obagi Law Group will shine a light on elements of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act largely unknown to the public, elements which allow foreign sovereigns to, without liability, subject American citizens to abuses in the workplace. These abuses would be considered unlawful if executed by a company in the United States. The abuses disclosed in the course of the trial will make it abundantly clear that Congress and the Trump Administration should — and […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund is dedicated to supporting the local community and is pleased to announce another of its eleven 2017’s funding recipients: First Tee of Greater Charleston. The First Tee of Greater Charleston received $1,740 to purchase 12 sets of golf clubs and 12 scholarships for children in the South Carolina Lowcountry on Thursday October 12. The First Tee, founded in 1997, is a nationwide, well-known progressive youth development organization that aims to familiarize young people with the game of golf by introducing its core inherent values. The […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – A 27-year-old woman died after giving birth. Her family is suing the doctor and the hospital for her wrongful death. The woman died three days after giving birth to a baby boy. The lawsuit alleges she died as a result of severe and permanent injuries as a result of substandard care provided by medical staff. The lawsuit named three defendants and included two medical facilities and the woman’s obstetrician. According the lawsuit, after giving birth, the new mother complained of pain. She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and given […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2017 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Harris County District Court against Caterpillar Inc., Mustang Machinery Ltd, et al., alleging negligence. A Houston woman and her three sons filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband was killed on-the-job by an allegedly defective bulldozer. According to documents filed in the lawsuit, Mustang Machinery Ltd., and Caterpillar Inc., were to be held responsible for the death of the plaintiff’s husband because they failed in their duty to ensure the proper Operator Presence Sensing System was in operation and they collectively failed to […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2017 – Massachusetts’ highest court recently decided that a woman could sue her former employer for disability discrimination after she was fired for using medical marijuana. The landmark decision could set a precedent for other states where medical marijuana is authorized under state law, like California. Plaintiff Christina Barbuto was fired after one day of working at Advantage Sales and Marketing in 2014 because she tested positive for marijuana. Barbuto’s doctor had certified her for medical marijuana to treat the loss of appetite resulting from her irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Defense announced the expansion of its policy to permit more veterans with other-than-honorable discharges to apply for a review and request a potential upgrade to their status. In a recent memorandum, the Pentagon directed the Army Review Boards Agency to consider whether a veteran had an experience or condition that could qualify them to seek an upgrade to their bad paper discharge. The agency was told to provide “liberal consideration” to veterans whose discharge was connected to a mental health condition, sexual harassment or sexual assault. The […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2017 – Founding partner, Dale Swope of Swope, Rodante P.A., has been recognized with the Champion of Justice Award by the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (TBTLA). In the near 20 year history of the organization this award has only been given out eight times, it is an honor awarded only to those who demonstrate an exceptional lifetime commitment to the service of justice. To date, the recipients of this prestigious award include: Hon. James D. Whittemore, Tiny Geiger, Esq., Edwin T. Mulock, Esq., Hon. E.J. Salcines, Bill Wagner, Esq., C. Steven Yerrid, […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2017 – While the Steinberg Law Firm (SLF) is best known for being a voice for the voiceless and injured people, they are also committed to serving their local community. The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program is one of the many ways the firm supports local organizations. The firm’s mission is to give back to the local community, across the lowcountry, who are dedicated to improving the lives of others. The attorneys at the Steinberg Law Firm say, “We are proud to support the local community by providing funding to local non-profits.” […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2017 – The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision in a closely watched case regarding whether trespass occurred when an oil and gas production company drilled horizontally through another party’s mineral interest to produce oil and gas from a lease held by the driller. The state high court upheld the opinions of the lower courts and stated that trespass did not occur. “Horizontal drilling raises unique legal issues, and until the Texas Supreme Court decided this case, it was not entirely clear that a surface estate owner could drill through a subsurface estate […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2017 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that co-founding partner, Jeffrey M. Haber, has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine® to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area for the sixth consecutive year. Mr. Haber was recognized for his work in business litigation. As part of his history of professional achievements, he was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2008-2010 and 2012-2016. Super Lawyers Magazine® is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. The publication recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2017 – Just recently, Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and David Perdue (R-Georgia), standing alongside President Donald J. Trump, indicated there may possibly be new legislation in the making, the RAISE Act. The Act’s intention is to set limits on legal immigration and use a system that rates skills and merit and not family ties. According to Trump, speaking about the Bill’s possibilities, it could be “the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century.” The RAISE Act is not likely to positively affect the U.S. economy. What it would likely do […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2017 – Through the Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program, the Steinberg Law Firm will be making donations to many 501(c)(3) organizations this fall. The staff of the firm collaborated with the program to select and present several organizations that were important to them. One such organization is Doors to Freedom, which was created to provide a safe haven for domestic minor female survivors of sex trafficking, and to give them an opportunity to have a better life. The Steinberg Law Firm will donate $2,500 that will finance the purchase of two computers […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2017 – Dash cam footage shows a police officer driving at 104 mph while weaving from lane to lane, striking another vehicle. He is charged with reckless driving and causing serious bodily harm to another. A Florida sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Smart Car going 104 mph. The 61-year-old Smart Car driver sustained traumatic brain injury as a result of a skull fracture, a broken left arm, several broken ribs, a broken back, and a broken pelvis. His spleen was removed surgically. The collision was the sixth time the Deputy had been involved […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2017 – President Trump has taken action to change the H-1B program, which allows U.S. employers to petition for highly skilled foreign workers to work in specialty occupations. The President issued a “Buy American and Hire American” executive order on April 18, 2017, directing the Attorney General and the Secretaries of Labor, State and Homeland Security to make suggestions for changes to the H-1B program that would ensure that H-1B visas go to the most highly paid and highly skilled foreign workers. The stated goal of the “Hire American” portion of the order […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2017 – The illegal street drug MDMA, popularly known as Ecstasy to partygoers, has shown promise as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the drug a “breakthrough therapy designation” following years of research into its medical uses. The designation could fast-track MDMA’s approval as a prescription medication. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has sponsored research into the drug for around 30 years. Their recent clinical trials involved veterans and other participants taking MDMA doses and being guided by clinicians through intensive psychotherapy. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2017 – A Texas jury awarded almost $14 million to a distributor in a breach of contract claim, but also charged the distributor about $3.4 million for unjust enrichment. Distributor Bunnett & Co. accused Natural Soda LLC, a manufacturer of baking soda, and Enirgi Group Corp., its parent company, of breaching a regional distribution contract. Bunnett claimed that Natural Soda violated the agreement, under which Bunnett sold the product to supplement the diet of dairy cows and Natural Soda agreed not to make direct sales to customers in a 15-state territory. Bunnett claimed […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 3, 2017 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been taking an inordinate amount of time to make a determination on an individual’s disability benefits. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) admits that this has been a perpetual problem. An investigation conducted by News 6 revealed that it can take a maximum of two years to obtain a hearing before a judge. Some applicants say they have been waiting longer than two years. Tampa, Florida social security disability lawyer, David W. Magann, states “It is highly objectionable that social security applicants are compelled to wait […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that Attorney Ron Herman was recently elected Chair of the Village of Wellington’s Public Safety Committee, after having served as Vice Chair. The Committee is tasked with providing information regarding community safety, assisting in the Village’s Disaster Preparedness Plan, promoting safety education, and assisting in establishing Neighborhood Watch groups. Wellington also collaborates with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to ensure residents are provided with the highest level of services. “I am honored to be elected as Chair […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – Once again, the personal injury law practice of Javaheri & Yahoudai Law Firm has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This time, the firm is being honored by Law Firm 500 for being high on the list of the fastest growing Law Firms in the U.S. in 2017. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 32. Amazingly, their practice has grown 373.15 percent. The award will be presented to during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which […]


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