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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2017 – In June of 2015 a police Sergeant died from injuries sustained in a crash. The family is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit, naming eight defendants and asking for over $1 million in compensation. The suit was filed under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure due to the amount of compensation the family was seeking. On June 25, 2015, police Sergeant, Korby Kennedy, was escorting a parade of Lucas Oil racing boats, when he was hit by a car. The plaintiff, Kennedy’s wife, is claiming negligence based on vicarious liability in […]


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Garden City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2017 – Jonathan Tand & Associates is pleased to announce that a Queens jury has awarded our client, Rana Dunn, $1.15 million in damages in connection with an employment discrimination/retaliation lawsuit against Knightsbridge Properties Corp., a Manhasset-based, real estate investment, management and development firm. In her capacity as Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Dunn had a well-earned reputation for being a loyal, dedicated and dependable employee as evidenced by a history of favorable employee reviews. Nonetheless, she was forced to endure a work environment steeped in gender discrimination in which female […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2017 – Williams Law, PA., a Florida based law firm specializing in personal injury and property insurance claim disputes, is proud to announce the launch of its completely redesigned law firm website, www.WilliamsPA.com. This new website offers a responsive new design and provides users with an interactive, user-friendly experience. The site features resources for clients, clear navigation, and up-to-date firm information. “We have been helping people protect their rights against insurance companies for over 20 years. Our new website not only says who we are and how we can help people, but also […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2017 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced new policies to implement executive orders from President Trump on immigration enforcement. A February 21, 2017 memorandum states that Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers will take enforcement action against any removable aliens they come into contact with while executing their normal responsibilities. In adhering to the executive orders, no categories of removable aliens will be exempt from enforcement. In addition, the ICE policy calls for prioritizing the removal of aliens who have been involved in criminal or fraudulent activity. The logistics of […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2017 – Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers welcomes Cecile Crabtree to its firm. A veteran trial lawyer, Cecile has an established reputation of tenacity and dedication to the legal practice, focusing on personal injury, commercial litigation, mass torts and white collar criminal defense among other legal practices. Cecile has worked with the Law Offices of Thomas J Henry, Mehaffy Weber, and McLeod Alexander in Corpus Christi, Beaumont, and Galveston. She has a law degree from South Texas College of Law and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Lamar University. Welcome Cecile […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2017 – In a sweeping organized crime bust, New York investigators arrested 19 people who are alleged leaders and members of the notorious Lucchese crime family. The defendants were charged with a wide range of crimes including narcotics distribution, wire fraud, money laundering, murder, gambling and robbery. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the charges were linked to a racketeering scheme that ran in New York between 2000 and May 2017. The NYPD and the FBI’s Organized Crime Task Force carried out the crackdown. “Charges related […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2017 – House lawmakers are looking to expand the GI Bill to improve education benefits for veterans. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in July advanced a new bipartisan bill, which marks the largest expansion of college aid for veterans in a decade. The legislation combines 18 different House bills and around 30 provisions submitted by Democrats and Republicans. One of its key improvements involves eliminating the current 15-year time limit for veterans to use their education benefits upon returning from service. It would also boost aid for National Guard and Reserve members, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2017 – Two elder care attendants in South Carolina posted a video on Snapchat showing them verbally abusing two patients at an assisted living facility. The facility where the two elder care attendants worked is facing two lawsuits from the families of the women who were abused. One of the videos posted online shows the two employees telling an 82-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s that she was dumb, her mother was dull and she was not to touch them because she had body fluids on her hands. One of the abusers, a 25-year-old woman, […]


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San Jose, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2017 – Amy Carlson, Employment Rights Attorneys, LLP, acting as lead litigation and trial counsel, and Sanjiv N. Singh, APLC, as co-counsel, secured a zero dollar settlement for claims filed against a local rehabilitation center. The matter arose from an alleged discrimination claim by a former employee. The rehabilitation center denied any discrimination had occurred and cross-complained against the former employee for improperly receiving health insurance benefits for the employee’s dependents. ERA’s defense strategy included aggressive factual investigation—including requests for admissions in which the employee admitted most of her claims were without […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2017 – Zecole Thomas is suing Uber for $720,000 in worker’s compensation after her husband, an engineer at Uber, committed suicide due to work-related stress that “broke” him. Joseph Thomas, who died at 33, moved with his wife and two sons to California after landing a dream job at the ride-hailing company’s San Francisco headquarters as a software engineer in 2016. Five months into the job, Thomas shot and killed himself. His widow blames his sudden decline in mental health and subsequent suicide on the intense and degrading work environment at Uber […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2017 – In May 2017, Texas passed Senate Bill 4 (SB4), banning sanctuary cities and prohibiting elected officials from refusing to comply with the ban. The law does not come into effect until September 1, 2017. Senate Bill 4 (SB4) penalizes law enforcement officials, such as constables, sheriffs, police chiefs and other local leaders that do not co-operate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities or ban rank-and-file officers from asking about immigration status. Those in law enforcement have concerns that the bill forces them to focus on immigration violations rather than […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2017 – In 2016, voters in Florida helped pass Amendment Three, a 100 percent property tax exemption to first responders who suffered a permanent disability while on duty. The tax Exemption for Permanently and Totally Disabled First Responders Amendment applies to police, fire, jail and EMS workers who are completely and permanently disabled due to an injury suffered in the line of duty. However, there are some first responders who have encountered challenges that have adversely affected their eligibility. One such person is April Bulla, a disabled former medic. Bulla said eight years […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2017 – President Trump recently signed legislation that provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with more power to remove employees for misconduct. It also enhances whistleblower protections. Trump said that the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act ensures “the scandal we suffered so recently never, ever happens again.” He was referring to the secret waiting lists discovered in 2014 that led to veterans dying while awaiting appointments at VA hospitals nationwide. “The new VA Accountability Act is a positive step for a department seeking to change its culture and […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2017 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has changed his firm name due to fraudulent practices regarding the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and theft of identity. Recently Mr. Hernandez had been getting emails from all over the world requesting information on whether he was the counsel for employers posing to offer jobs to individuals worldwide requesting personal information. These fraud purveyors even copied logos and letterhead. In order to circumvent these matters and to further establish his practice is a trial and business litigation practice Mr. Hernandez decided that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2017 – Uber, a ride hailing company based in San Francisco, California, has fired 20 employees after an investigation into over 200 sexual harassment cases. While the identities of those terminated have not been released, reports indicate that some of those fired included senior executives. The investigation was spurred after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler alleged she was sexually harassed, and human resources failed to respond to her complaints. International law firm Perkins Coie LLP investigated the company in the wake of Fowler’s allegations, which led to the discovery of more than […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2017 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may sign into law a new bill that would grant generous benefits to corrections officers who are severely injured in the line of duty. On Thursday, June 24, the state Assembly voted 74 – 0 to approve the bill, which grants full wages to corrections officers who suffer injury due to an assault that produces a significant risk of death, disfigurement, or impairment. South Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys Petrillo & Goldberg say, “The bill marks a victory for corrections officers across New Jersey who suffer injury […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2018 – The family of a man who died after a car crash have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against tennis superstar Venus Williams, the other driver involved in the accident. “As with any wrongful death lawsuit, if the defendant was negligent and that negligence caused the death, then the family should be entitled to compensation,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes, who is not involved in the case. The accident took place June 9 near Williams’ Palm Beach Gardens, Florida neighborhood, when Williams’ Toyota SUV was […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2017 – Veterans face the prospect of being deprived of several of their health benefits as lawmakers seek to make drastic reductions to Medicaid in the proposed health care plan. According to a recent report issued by Families USA and VoteVets, approximately 1.7 million veterans across the nation, and nearly 120,000 in Florida, depend on Medicaid for their health care. A co-author of the report, Andrea Callow, who is the associate director of Medicaid Initiatives, said that veterans frequently confront complicated medical problems arising from their service, such as mental health illnesses and […]


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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2017 – In 2007, U.S. Army Specialist Jorge G. Sandoval Jr. was charged with murder by the very government he had sworn to serve. While deployed to the most dangerous area in Iraq known as the “Triangle of Death,” Sandoval, an airborne infantryman and elite sniper, was instructed to “take the shot” and kill an enemy insurgent wearing civilian clothes. Two weeks later, Army Criminal Investigation Command descended upon Sandoval’s unit and began interrogating the soldiers, trying to link Sandoval and others to war crimes, including murder. Captain Craig W. Drummond was […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2017 – On June 8, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional, backing the earlier ruling of a lower court. “This is a big victory for patients,” said Robert Joyce, a medical malpractice attorney with the Tampa law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “When patients are harmed by medical mistakes, they should be able to use the legal system to obtain compensation for the full extent of their injuries, and not have the amount of damages arbitrarily capped.” The 4-3 decision by the […]


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