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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2016 – Three former patients alleging medical malpractice are suing a Long Island neurosurgeon. The plaintiffs in this case were all allegedly diagnosed with a condition called Chiari malformation. This condition involves structural defects in the cerebellum, controlling balance. When a cerebellum defect is below the foramen magnum, it is referred to as a Chiari malformation. According to the various statements of claim, the neurosurgeon allegedly performed unnecessary surgery or made such serious errors that the patients developed post-surgery complications in the form of cysts on their spinal cords. As the case proceeded, […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2016 – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has released a statement of the most recent adjustments on immigration petition fees and benefit applications. According to USCIS the adjustments are now not only final, but executory. Because the adjustments are executory, possible questions arise as to whether or not the stated final changes will indeed be final and what remains before they are executed. “The new fees mean an average increase of 21 percent for most petitions and applications,” explained respected Huston immigration attorney, Annie Banerjee. According to USCIS, the increase […]


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Roseville, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2016 – Effective Jan. 1, 2017, claims by California Medi-Cal Estate Recovery will be decreased to the minimal amount required under federal law. The reduction applies to those who receive Medi-Cal and who die on or after Jan. 1, 2017. The new legislation, SB 833, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 27. Under federal law, the state is required to obtain an adjustment or recovery from a person’s estate for nursing facility services if the person was permanently placed in an institution. The state also had the option to secure an […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2016 – Limits on the amount of medical malpractice damages have been found unconstitutional by a second Florida appeals court. The Second District Court of Appeal expressed its agreement with the Fourth District’s opinion that a statutory cap on non-economic damages is unconstitutional in both wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. “It is good news that two appeals courts have found limits on medical malpractice damages to be unconstitutional,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa medical malpractice attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The amount of compensation that injured people receive […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2016 – A considerable number of Americans are grappling with decisions concerning investments, retirement and estate planning. According to the Pain Points and Actions Report from Hearts and Wallets, an acclaimed data consulting firm, over 50 percent of those who responded to a poll said they were experiencing challenges in retirement planning. The respondents consisted of those in the latter part of their career (52 percent age 53-64), and those in the middle of their career (59 percent, age 40-52). Estate planning was especially problematic for a large amount of both pre-retirees and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2016 – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an accounting fraud lawsuit against Lime Energy Co. and four of its former employees in Manhattan federal court. The SEC accused the company and its executives of improperly recognizing $20 million in revenue sooner than permitted in order to reach internal revenue targets. Lime Energy, an energy services provider, will pay a $1 million settlement. None of the former executives admitted or denied the allegations. However, they all agreed to settlements. “Reporting false revenue is a serious charge for corporate employees as it involves […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2016 – The vaginal mesh kit fiasco is now making headlines around the world thanks to two dedicated Texas trial attorneys, Steve and Amber Mostyn of Mostyn Law, who took their surgical mesh research to Scotland’s Parliament. Mostyn Law’s founders presented their research to Scottish Parliament Member Neil Findlay to warn of the alleged dangers of vaginal mesh products. As a result of their visit, Findlay, who found the information, “deeply disturbing,” issued a call for an investigation into Boston Scientific Corporation’s (BSC) surgical mesh devices. It was the Mostyn law firm that […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2016 – The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Haber, the firm’s principal, has been quoted in a two-part series appearing in the ctnews.com blog, “Getting Personal About Business.” The article is about the importance of business owners retaining legal counsel before a dispute arises and the available methods of dispute resolution once dissension occurs. In part one, Mr. Haber discusses how significant it is for a business owner to establish a relationship with a capable attorney before disputes arise. He points out that the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2016 – The Appellate Division decided to reverse a trial court’s dismissal of a disability discrimination case in which the plaintiff was an employee who received a diagnosis of Lyme disease. Matthew Cook was employed as a printing machine operator at Gregory Press since 2002. In 2011, he consulted a neurologist who believed he might have a demyelinating disease – a condition resulting in damage to the myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Cook took one day off from work, in 2011, to have an MRI, which revealed […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2016 – In September 2016, the Sixth Circuit repeated the precedent that failure to file a tax return and to pay a tax liability must be subject to penalty under §6651(a) (1) and §6651(a) (2). Estate executors should understand the notion that penalties will be owed in cases where they neglect to file a tax return in a timely fashion or perform a miscalculation of the estate tax liability. However, despite the executor’s consultations with the attorney on several occasions, and the attorney’s reassurances that such duties will be carried out in a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)November 18, 2016 – Oil and gas royalty owners have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Texas against Talisman Energy USA Inc., claiming the company shorted royalty payments and manipulated production volumes. Eugene and Kimberly Cran, residents of DeWitt County, Texas, filed suit over their interests in the Eagle Ford Shale. In 2010, Talisman acquired leases and wells under a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Statoil, an energy company based in Norway. In July 2013, the agreement was revised to allow Talisman to operate half of the wells in the Eagle Ford joint venture and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2016 – Driving without a license is an issue in Austin, and the police department wants to do something about it. A proposal put forth to Austin lawmakers would allow the police department to impound a car when the driver has no license. The police would be allowed to impound and tow a vehicle involved in an accident if the driver has a suspended license or no license. Law enforcement feels that this pro-active step forward would assist with Vision Zero’s goal of reducing traffic deaths. El Paso, Waco, Dallas, Corpus Christi, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2016 – Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous undertaking due to unexpected weather, distracted drivers and debris on the road. A fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Rockwall, Texas on the I-30. A mattress fell off the bed of a red Ford F150 traveling in the same direction as the biker. According to the police and eye witnesses, the motorcyclist ran into a mattress lying on the road which caused his bike to veer off the highway and slam into a light pole. The 73-year-old man was taken to the hospital but died […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2016 – The number of deaths from car accidents is rising nationwide, and auto fatalities in Florida are increasing more than the national average. According to data from the National Safety Council (NSC), car accidents in the first half of 2016 showed a nine percent increase over the same time period in 2015. From January 1 to June 30 of this year, there were an estimated 19,100 deaths on U.S. roads, up from 17,530 fatalities in the first half of 2015. The rate of fatal accidents is increasing in some states more than […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2016 – An arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) can result in the revocation of a nonimmigrant visa. According to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) of the Department of State (DOS) made public earlier this year, the DOS may prudentially revoke an otherwise valid nonimmigrant visa when it is notified that the visa holder was arrested or convicted of a DUI or similar offense within the previous five years. The new policy reflects a more aggressive approach to addressing concerns over DUI-related offenses based upon information which DOS receives post visa issuance, […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2016 – Many Americans approaching old age are unsure of their ability to pay for long term care, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research report. Misconceptions persist among the aging adult population about the ways in which long term care will be financed. Around one-third of individuals aged 40 and older have not planned for their future needs, whether it is saving for a nursing home or setting aside funds for in-home care. “Planning for long term care for yourself or a loved one is essential to ensuring […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2016 – Sanjiv N. Singh, APLC (SNS PLC), a general corporate and IP litigation firm in San Francisco, lead Plaintiffs’ effort to settle a lawsuit filed by Famous Furnishings in 2015. SNS PLC was assisted by Michael Indrajana of the Indrajana Law Group. Famous Furnishings is a high end furniture retailer and custom furniture builder. Famous Furnishings was founded by Leon Nguyen, a well-respected furniture entrepreneur who founded the business in 2009. Famous Furnishings had offered a unique blend of extensive showroom displays and a wide range of custom build options. Famous […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2016 – In June 2015, a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania triathlete was killed in a hit-and-run accident, by a habitual drunk driving offender. The offender in this fatal accident, who pled guilty to his crime, is currently serving six to 17 years for the death of a 31-year-old woman who was out jogging in her community. According to the police who responded to the accident, the drunk driver fled the scene. Law enforcement was able to apprehend him at his home later that evening. The Police report that the driver had a blood alcohol content […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2016 – Driver distraction may have been a factor in this fatal collision. This fatal crash occurred, in September, in San Antonio. It involved a white pickup truck and a dump truck. Two were left dead and three were injured as a result of this accident on FM 1937 and U.S. 281 South. When police arrived on the scene, they found two vehicles in opposite ditches. The road was littered with debris from each truck. The two-lane country road was relatively narrow and the collision had been a head-on, with one vehicle clipping […]


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Roseville, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2016 – The increasing life span for many Americans translates into the need for more financial support as they age. While men live an average of 76 years, women, on average, live for 82 years. This is a significant increase over what it was just a few decades ago. If people fail to plan for those extra years, this can end up causing great financial stress and pose a threat to the ability of the elderly to continue having a high quality of life. According to a study published by the American Association […]


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