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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2017 – A recent Texas lawsuit demonstrates that a company was negligent in knowingly providing an unsafe workplace. In April of 2015, a young man was killed on-the-job at a metal products company by a co-worker. The deceased was shot with a 38-caliber handgun. The killer is currently serving 45-years in jail. According to court documents, the convicted killer had pulled a gun on workers at a job prior to being hired at the metal products company and had waved a gun at workers in a local restaurant as well. The company was […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2017 – On Wednesday, November 9, a New Jersey state appeals court ruled that a former mechanic, Antonio Diaz, has a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for the injuries he suffered when a lift descended on him. The court decided in his favor although he was inebriated at the time. The court reasoned that Diaz’s intoxicated state was not the only cause of the accident. The appellate panel, which consisted of two judges, affirmed a previous ruling that rendered an award of benefits to Diaz. The ruling also dismissed the defense of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2017 – A high school student and his mother died in a recent wreck on SH 71. According to police records, this accident was the result of a recklessly driven 2015 Subaru traveling west on SH 71. In the inside lane, heading east, was a 2015 Ford Focus followed by a 2012 Volvo truck, in the outside lane. The speeding Subaru failed to negotiate a curve on SH 71, causing it to cross over into the inside lane of highway directly in front of the Ford Focus. The Subaru slammed into the front […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2017 – Leaked internal documents published for the first time by USA Today reveal that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses a secret ratings system to evaluate its medical facilities. The VA has never released the ratings for public viewing, claiming they are only for the agency’s internal use. They show dozens of VA medical centers are performing at below-average levels. For years, the VA has assigned between one to five star ratings to hospitals, with five being the best. The ratings depend on factors such as the quality of care provided, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2017 – Three people in an SUV were T-boned by a big rig. None of them made it out of the wreck alive. The accident, involving a semi and an SUV, happened on the intersection of Minnesota County Road 47 and Goodwin Avenue. The crash occurred as the SUV was slowing down to execute a wide U-turn. The heavily loaded 18-wheeler, hauling beer at the time, slammed into the side of the SUV, causing it to roll into a roadside ditch. All three occupants of the SUV were declared dead at the scene. […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2017 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a long-awaited final rule that will benefit many nonimmigrant foreign employees who are highly skilled, and employment-based immigrant workers, as well as their employers. The rule takes effect January 17, 2017. “After more than a decade, USCIS has finally issued regulations interpreting legislation passed in 2001 which assist both highly skilled immigrants and nonimmigrants in a comprehensive way,” said Stewart Rabinowitz, a Dallas immigration attorney with Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. “It is a welcome change basing practice advice to clients on regulations, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2017 – Crossing the road in Texas can be a deadly endeavor. Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise for a number of years. Texas holds the record for: the highest number of DWI deaths in the country and a shocking number of pedestrian deaths. California, Florida, Texas and New York accounted for 42 percent of pedestrian deaths between January and June of 2015. Other states with the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents were Florida, 1.35; Arizona, 1.27; Delaware, 1.27; South Carolina, 1.12; Mississippi, 1.07; Oregon, 1.04, District of Columbia, […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2017 – Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has announced this year’s recipient of the Survivor Scholarship, Rebecca Lynn Ray. Ray is a cancer survivor who is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of North Florida. The Survivor Scholarship is aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, and is open to those who are attending college or law school in the United States. The bi-annual scholarship of $1,000, open to applicants in December and August of each year, is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2017 – Over 23,641 physicians reported the adverse effects of the transvaginal mesh (TVM) device, used for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In addition, 25,000 attorneys and over 1,000 hospitals sent negative reports of TVMs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Furthermore, there was a high number of medical device distributor reports to the FDA, as well. According to the FDA, there were 126,349 adverse events reported relating to TVM kit failures and 49 recalls for the various medical device manufacturers involved which included Boston Scientific, Bard, Medventure […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2017 – Congress passed the Fairness for Veterans Act within a larger defense budget bill in December. The legislation is an effort to help tens of thousands of veterans with less than honorable discharges gain access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care. The bill requires the military to consider mental health conditions of service members when conducting discharge reviews. Boards must take into account claims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury when troops display behavior the military considers undesirable. “Receiving a less than honorable discharge can have serious […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2017 – A California woman went to an emergency room after she had been shot in the head with an air rifle. A delay in treatment resulted in a traumatic brain injury. The woman waited for five hours and by the time she was transferred to another hospital for surgery, she was barely conscious. Attending doctors at the second hospital rushed her into surgery, but the intracranial bleeding had exerted so much pressure on her brain that she sustained a traumatic brain injury. She now requires around-the-clock care. The plaintiff’s family filed a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire)January 2, 2017 – Safety experts say an explosion of new smartphone apps is partly to blame for a dramatic increase in fatalities from car accidents. Increasingly, apps are designed to be used in vehicles, taking drivers’ attention away from the road. Safety officials say that is one reason 2015 saw the largest annual percentage increase in traffic deaths, and 2016 may be even worse. “In Florida and across the nation, we are seeing a crisis of distracted driving,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “Driver negligence is the number […]


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Wesley Chapel, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2016 – Estate planning attorney Shiobhan Olivero has a message for young families: It is never too early to implement a basic estate plan. “It’s understandable that so many young parents put off estate planning,” Olivero said. “They have their whole lives ahead of them. But it’s better to plan ahead and recognize that life often brings the unexpected. Most young families don’t need anything fancy, but they should definitely put in place a few basic elements.” First, Olivero says, young parents should have a will. If both parents die or become […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2016 – People take photos of some unusual things, not the least of which are erotic selfies. However, taking nude pictures while driving is not a good idea. A low impact crash happened in Bryan, Texas when a student was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge. This DWI case could have had a different outcome, but the 19-year-old female driver did not sustain any injuries. The facts of the story were revealed by a local television station and involved a police officer initially responding to a call about a disturbance. While the officer […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2017 – A former Florida doctor already serving time in prison for drug trafficking has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of a patient. Barry Schultz, 60, entered the guilty plea after being charged with prescribing methadone to David Tain in 2010. Tain died of an overdose three days later. Investigators said Schultz’s actions were “reckless.” Schultz was given a five-year sentence by a Palm Beach County judge, to run concurrently with the 25-year sentence he is already serving for drug trafficking. “In addition to criminal charges, pill mill doctors […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2016 – The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Haber has once again been named by Super Lawyers magazine to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Haber was recognized in the 2016 Super Lawyers, Business Edition (an annual guide to the nation’s top business law firms and attorneys) for his business litigation work. As part of his history of professional achievements, he was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Super Lawyers, Business Edition in 2011, 2013, 2014, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2016 – Certain Filipino veterans of World War II, their spouses, and unmarried children under 21 may be eligible to be paroled into the United States and wait for a visa number to become available in recognition of their military service to the United States. Ordinarily, an immigrant visa applicant must have a visa number before being admitted to the United States and wait for such a number abroad. The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program was announced by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and became effective June 8, 2016. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2016 – 2016 has seen an increase of pedestrian deaths in Houston. As of October 31, there were at least 71 pedestrians killed and the number appears to be escalating every month. The increased number of accidents has the local police investigating why the numbers are on the rise. The police have determined that many of the deaths happened when pedestrians did not use crosswalks while attempting to cross local streets or roads. Not using the crosswalks however does not appear to be the only reason for the dramatic increase in deaths. Houston […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2016 – A car crash early on December 18 took the life of a Nova Southeastern University baseball player. Dallas Perez , 21, was killed when the car he was driving on Interstate 75 came into contact with another vehicle and then traveled down an embankment, crashed into an underpass and burst into flames. The accident took place on I-75 near Pembroke Pines, between Sheridan Street and Griffin Road, at about 5:30 a.m. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured. “Authorities should conduct a full investigation into the cause of this tragic […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2016 – A Manhattan-based construction company will pay $9.2 million in penalties and restitution for defrauding clients for 13 years on various city projects including New York University and the Empire State Building. Plaza Construction, one of New York City’s biggest construction firms, is partially owned by China State Construction Engineering Corp. The company was charged with mail and wire fraud conspiracy for engaging in a scheme that overbilled clients more than $2.2 million. Clients included government contracting and funding agencies. Plaza owes $2.2 million in restitution to clients and must pay a […]


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