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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2016 – A Florida appeals court upheld the dismissal of a negligence lawsuit that the court said involved medical malpractice allegations. The lawsuit was filed by the estate of Michael Taime against a Florida hospital and psychiatrist, alleging that a lack of involuntary commitment procedures led to Taime’s fatal overdose. Taime, previously diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic, was transported to the hospital by law enforcement after he exhibited strange behavior and expressed suicidal ideas, but he was admitted on a voluntary basis. He was discharged after 13 days, and suffered a fatal overdose the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2016 – Niomi James and Jayla Parler were killed in a crash involving a DUI driver, former astronaut James Halsell. Halsell was charged with reckless murder and also faces a wrongful death lawsuit in Alabama and in federal court. Halsell was 59-years-old at the time of the wreck. According to the police reports at the time of the accident, the driver of the car that Halsell hit told investigators he was doing 65 mph on U.S. 82 when suddenly a speeding vehicle rear-ended his Ford Fiesta. The force of the impact crushed the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2016 – A minivan owner filed a memorandum in a proposed class action lawsuit against Chrysler and Dodge. Plaintiff Robert Tomassini alleged that the car companies sold vehicles with faulty tire valve stems. The case was filed against Chrysler Group LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in 2014. Tomassini filed the memorandum in response to Chrysler’s motion in April to exclude certain “uninjured” buyers from the proposed class of plaintiffs. In this context, the word “uninjured” refers to those minivan owners whose vehicles did not have […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2016 – A former assistant manager for a Texas convenience store is being sued by her ex-employer for leaving before her employment contract expired. According to the lawsuit, Kelley Rieves started working for the Buc-ee’s store in Cypress, Texas as an assistant manager in 2009, signing employment contracts that ran through August 2013. However, Buc-ee’s claims that Rieves left the company in July 2012, with a year remaining on her contract. The company claimed that Rieves owed $67,720 in retention pay that was paid to her contingent on her completing her contract. “Retention […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2016 – An off-duty police officer with the El Paso Police Department was the proximate cause of a recent horrific accident. Officer Alan Dieguez, with three years of service, was involved in a fatal accident recently that resulted in one death and numerous injuries. Dieguez was driving while intoxicated on I-35 near Jarrell when the crash happened. According to local police reports there were four vehicles — three big rigs with trailers and Dieguez’s Hyundai Velocitor— involved in the accident. It was shortly after 2 a.m. when Dieguez, who was allegedly speeding and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2016 – Baltimore’s IFCO Systems is set to pay $202,000 after the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigated sexual orientation discrimination allegations. IFCO Systems, also known as Pallet Companies, was the subject of a sexual orientation harassment lawsuit. According to the documents, a company supervisor allegedly made discriminatory and unwanted remarks to a lesbian worker suggesting he would like to “turn [her] back into a woman” or that she “would look good in a dress.” These remarks combined with sexually suggestive gestures created a sexually hostile workplace. The consent decree signed […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2016 – Landmark new research may help explain how battlefield blasts cause brain damage among combat veterans. Symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, headaches, depression, memory problems and sleeplessness are often linked to post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the findings of a new brain study imply that symptoms long considered psychological may instead be the direct result of physical injury to the brain due to explosions. “The results of this study urge a re-evaluation of the existing approach to mental health treatment for veterans who have sustained brain damage due to blasts on the battlefield,” […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2016 – Pregnant women are considered to be at the highest risk from Zika infections. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to microcephaly and other birth defects. Microcephaly can be characterized by an abnormally small head and incomplete brain development. Babies who have the defect suffer a range of health problems including seizures, intellectual disability, developmental delay, hearing loss, and problems with movement and balance. “While the CDC and other health officials continue their investigations, pregnant women should take precautions such as avoiding travel to areas that are known to be affected by Zika,” […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2016 – New projections from trustees indicate that Social Security will begin to outspend its earnings by the end of the decade. The annual report cautioned that action was required sooner rather than later to boost funds and avoid disrupting the lives of millions of people who depend on the government program. Social Security’s financial outlook remains unchanged from last year’s projection. The program is likely to run out of funds by 2034. The date applies to the Disability Insurance (DI) and Old-Age and Survivors Insurance trust funds. Trustees warned that Congress’ failure […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2016 – Arlington, Texas was recently witness to a major fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer, dump truck and garbage truck. The crash happened at the intersection on North Collins Street and Moiser Valley Road, shortly after 11 a.m. As a result of the wreck, the southbound lanes of North Collins Street were blocked off to allow access to emergency vehicles and police. According to the police report the garbage truck was heading south on Collins and was in the midst of making a turn to go west onto Moiser Valley Road. The garbage […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2016 – There are a number of situations in Virginia that terminate an award of spousal support. One such condition is when either party dies. Although the recipient of spousal support may require support, the decedent’s estate will not have to pay the recipient unless the parties made a specific provision for this. For instance, they may have agreed that the spouse would receive life insurance, or have a claim against the decedent’s estate for a specific sum. A second instance in which spousal support terminates right away is when the recipient remarries. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2016 – San Juan Texas is home to Spirit Truck Lines, a company that allegedly has a record of at least 20 wrecks over the last two years and had been cited 66 times for violating hours of service laws. One fatal accident involving Spirit Truck Lines occurred in Tennessee and resulted in the death of Tennessee Department of Transport (TDOT) worker David Younger. Younger, who was 65 years old, and three of his colleagues were working on the side of I-40 when a Spirit Truck lines driver hit and killed Younger and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2016 – Chicago is becoming a hot bed of legal activity for plaintiffs filing lawsuits invoking the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One example is a possible class action lawsuit against McDonald’s Corp. alleging that a whole class of blind individuals are precluded from having a late night meal at the burger chain. The most recent ADA lawsuit, a potential class action case, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against McDonald’s Corp. by a Louisiana plaintiff alleging that the company policy bars the blind from eating in […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2016 – Unaccompanied Central American children face horrendous travails when crossing the U.S. border. Many of the children who attempt to come to the United States and make it across the border are running for their lives. Running from drug cartels, gangs and various situations that make it highly unsafe for them to continue living in their exceedingly dangerous home countries, often El Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala. Young male and female children are used as mules to distribute illegal products. If they refuse, they may face death threats or be raped. Gangs recruit […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2016 – Last week Robbie Montgomery of “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” fame filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis), Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant, Inc. v. James T. Norman, Sweetie Pies Hollywood, LLC, and Sweetie Pies Kitchen, LLC, against her son Tim Norman, also from “Welcome to Sweetie Pies.” Mrs.Robbie is claiming that Tim misappropriated her accounts and funds in connection with his management of their restaurant on Manchester Ave in St. Louis, their hometown. It was stated in court documents that Tim used […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2016 – The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international continuing legal education organization, awarded Colorado Bar Association CLE (CBA-CLE) with the Award of Outstanding Achievement in the publication category for its business law book Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships in Colorado. Attorneys Herrick Lidstone, Jr. and Allen Sparkman, two business law legends in Colorado, have taken a complex subject and written a clear, concise treatise on how to structure a business. The criteria for an ACLEA award include excellence in style, innovation, and content, in addition to the book’s appeal to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2016 – Heather Heath had an E. coli infection that doctors delivering her baby could smell when her water broke. Her son died two hours after birth. Heath’s son was delivered prematurely at 22-weeks-old. As it turned out, Heath had a bacterial infection of the uterus, resulting in her son contracting charioamnionitis, usually caused by E. coli. Heath and her husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking punitive damages and damages for the wrenching emotional distress of watching their son, Charles die. The suit was filed against the apartment complex they lived in, […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2016 – The Legal 500 USA, a leading legal ranking and referral guide, has again recognized Jeffrey Haber, founder of the Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber, for his work as a plaintiff’s attorney in securities litigation. Mr. Haber was identified in the 2016 edition as a “recommended” lawyer in the “Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation – Plaintiff” category. Mr. Haber was also “recommended” in the 2011–2012 and 2014–2015 editions of The Legal 500 USA. The Legal 500 is an independent guide that ranks law firms and individual lawyers around the world. It […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2016 – The opinion in the case of Thorsen, et al vs. Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) instructs lawyers and clients to be cautious regarding the drafting of Wills and other estate planning documents. The subject of the case is a Will that was prepared in 2003 for Alice L. Cralle Dumville, who wished to make certain that her husband from whom she was alienated, did not benefit from her estate if she died while her divorce was pending. Ms. Dumville requested that a lawyer, James B. Thorsen, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2016 – Although the Supreme Court recently made significant changes to what police are permitted to do if they pull over a suspected drunk driver, those changes may not yet affect Texas DWI law. However, they do create the potential for more changes in the future. The most important part of the recent Supreme Court ruling states that a law may be enacted to allow law enforcement to conduct a breathalyzer test even if they do not have a warrant. Put another way, the Supreme Court would not strike down a law making […]


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