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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2017 – The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed an appellate court’s renewal of a nurse’s discrimination lawsuit against Saint Clare’s Health System. In a unanimous decision, the court upheld an appellate panel’s ruling reversing the dismissal of a case by a lower court. Plaintiff, Maryanne Grande, filed a lawsuit against Saint Clare’s. The court held that Grande should be permitted to prove she was terminated in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), which prohibits discrimination in employment because of a worker’s disability. Grande was initially hired by Saint Clare’s […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2017 – Senior trial attorney Scott M. Goldberg, Esquire and firm Associate Jeffrey M. Thiel, Esquire recently announced a successful Appellate Division victory significantly changing New Jersey law benefitting motor vehicle accident victims. “Imagine that you’re sitting at a red light at 3:00 A.M. in the morning and some drunk driver smashes into the rear of your vehicle sending you to the hospital. You walk out with a $10,000.00 hospital bill and $5,000.00 of property damage to your vehicle. Your minimum medical expense deductible is $1,200.00. Your property damage deductible is usually around […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2017 – Ann Lai, a former employee at a Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm, filed a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Binary Capital and its co-founder Justin Caldbeck, alleging that she and five other women have faced repeated unwanted sexual advances while working for the Venture Capital firm. According to the complaint, Lai immediately began experiencing various incidents of discriminatory behavior toward women in the workplace when she joined the firm in 2014. Lai alleges that she and other women faced repeated unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances while working at Binary. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2017 – The recent revelation by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that he was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer that is fatal, has caused some individuals to ask the VA to conduct a study of the potential link between exposure to Agent Orange and the illness. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has come under additional pressure to expand eligibility requirements for compensation. Tampa, Florida veterans lawyer, David W. Magann, states “Pending the outcome of the new study that is under way concerning the link between glioblastoma and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 14, 2017 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fired the longtime director of its main veterans medical center in Washington, D.C. Brian Hawkins was dismissed due to growing concerns about his leadership of the VA facility. The VA released a statement saying “he failed to provide effective leadership.” Hawkins was reassigned to a different post within the agency in April pending further review. Retired Army Col. Lawrence Connell has served as the hospital’s acting director since then. “The disciplinary action taken against Brian Hawkins reiterates the fact that the VA is now more […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2017 – The prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in players in contact sports is now well known. In fact, the initial discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was in the brains of deceased football players. A new study published by Boston University (BU) scientists revealed that 110 out of 111 post-mortem brains showed signs of CTE. Brain damage allegations have been trailing the National Football League (NFL) for over a decade. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players has seen congressional hearings, been the cited reason for a class action lawsuit launched by players […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2017 – A Utah doctor is being sued for allegedly removing both ovaries of a transgender patient when the patient had consented to the removal of only one ovary. The patient filed a lawsuit alleging that the physician “breached her duty of care” by taking both ovaries, leaving her in a permanent state of menopause. The woman in this case had gone to see the doctor complaining of painful periods lasting several weeks. According to documents filed in court, the care plan was to proceed with a hysterectomy, removal of both fallopian tubes, […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2017 – Steinberg Law Firm will be sponsoring the Goose Creek High School Football Team this season. At the next home game on September 15, Attorney Ben Akery will be out on the field during half-time. Akery sponsored the team last year, and provided food for the team prior to each game. Akery is a personal injury attorney at Steinberg Law Firm’s Goose Creek office. The attorneys from the Steinberg Law Firm office will make an appearance at every home game until the end of the season (09/15, 09/29, 10/06, 10/20). We are […]


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Charlotte, NC (Law Firm Newswire) September 11, 2017 – Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm is pleased to welcome Kyle Knapp as a new Partner in the Firm. Kyle joins Steven H. Garfinkel, Meredith W. Barnette, and Hannah F. Little as partners at one of the largest business immigration law firms in the Southeastern U.S. Kyle graduated from The Ohio State University (summa cum laude) and Capital University Law School (magna cum laude). He has practiced immigration law since 1998, first with a large firm in Columbus and then with a boutique firm in Chicago. He represents employers with immigration compliance issues […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 11, 2017 – California’s Attorney General X. Becerra and 19 other states’ attorneys general wrote to President Trump asking him to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects almost 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. The attorneys general urged Trump to keep the program, and offered to help him defend it in court. In their letter to the president, the state officials urged him to ignore a request from Texas and nine other states asking for DACA to be rescinded. The program protects “Dreamers” — people who came to the United […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – Law firms want to know how and why a client makes first contact, and Bigger Law Firm magazine has the answers. In the feature article, Brendan Conley explains the science behind how people, including clients, make decisions. He draws a series of distinctions between the perfectly rational, but fictional, beings that economists and others imagine people to be, and reactive, often illogical, real-world human beings. Understanding how decisions are made can help a firm make sound marketing decisions. As Dipal Parmar explains in the Virtual Impression update, a good website […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – A U.S. Navy veteran has been considered 90 percent disabled and unemployable by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, when he submitted an application for back pay, he was denied receipt of such payments by the social security administrative law judge (ALJ), who also cancelled his benefits. Tampa, Florida social security disability lawyer, David W. Magann states “Due to a change in the rules of the Social Security Administration (SSA), an ALJ will no longer grant special consideration to a disability claim decision made by the VA.” “This means it […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2017 – Steinberg Law Firm LLP, has teamed up to assist in resurrecting an outdoors basketball court with St. Stephen Mayor, John Rivers and St. Stephen community activist Willie Powell. Steinberg Law Firm is sponsoring one of the basketball hoops and will be recognized in a special commemoration September 8, 2017. St. Stephen is a town in Berkeley County, South Carolina, included in the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area. “Funding [for plans like this] was always a problem,” said Mayor Rivers of the anticipated project and who has high hopes that “ . . […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2017 – The Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill that would provide funding for the almost depleted Veterans Choice Program. The legislation provides a temporary fix to what has been a looming problem for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The $2.1 billion emergency spending package would prevent the interruption of health care for countless veterans. The program would have enough money to sustain it for six more months. “The Veterans Choice Program was established to reduce appointment wait times for veterans seeking quality medical care,” commented Jim Fausone, a Michigan veterans […]


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Marietta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2017 – Randall F. Rogers, PC is pleased to announce that one of our clients was recently awarded a significant financial settlement related to a tractor-trailer accident claim, stemming from a serious accident in July, 2015 on Interstate 85 in Macon County, Alabama. Our client was traveling in a Ford F-150 on I-85 near the intersection of Country Road 65 and Country Road 36 when traffic was stopped due to a vehicular accident. Suddenly, our client’s truck was slammed from behind by a trucker operating a big-rig. The accident scene was described as […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2017 – Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was moved from a federal prison to a halfway house in July to serve the remainder of a 15-month sentence for bank fraud. Hastert, 75, was convicted for the illegal structuring of bank withdrawals to hide the sexual abuse of a student more than three decades ago. He served approximately 13 months of his sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Minnesota before being transferred to the Chicago Residential Reentry Management Office. He will undergo two years of supervised release. “Although various sexual […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – As part of 2017 Fall’s special events, the Steinberg Law Firm is announcing the 2017 Steinberg Book Scholarship, created to support the education of students passionate about making a difference in their community. The book scholarship is open to high school students as part of the personal injury law firm’s commitment to children’s literacy. The three winners will each receive $500 college book scholarships at the annual Charleston Youth Summit on December 9, 2017. Additionally, the Steinberg Law Firm plans to have 3-4 smaller bike safety events this Fall at each […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – The attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm have been representing those who have suffered injury since 1927. They have more than 170 years of combined award-winning legal experience, and have helped clients with the following kinds of cases: * Workers’ compensation * Motor vehicle accidents * Social Security disability * Personal injury Additionally, the attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm handle cases involving dangerous products, dog bites, head and spine injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and premises liability. The motor vehicle accident cases they handle include auto, motorcycle and truck accidents. Living […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – Two teens were walking home from spending a day in the park when an allegedly intoxicated driver struck them. On June 28, 2016, a 15- and 16-year-old girl, were walking home from a day in the park when they were struck by an intoxicated driver. A witness reports the 51-year-old female driver was traveling at 50 mph when she drove into a newly curved section of the road under construction; she missed the curve and hit the girls. The 15-year-old died at the scene and the 16-year-old sustained two broken legs, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2016 – Home-based medication errors are on the rise, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology. The data highlights the need for improved labeling and drug dosage management. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of individuals who fell ill due to drug errors outside of medical facilities doubled from 1.09 to 2.28 per 100,000 Americans. The majority of mistakes arose from people being prescribed the wrong pills, taking the incorrect dose or ingesting someone else’s medication. Over 30 percent of fatal errors were linked to prescription and over-the-counter […]


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