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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2018 – J&Y Law is committed to providing first-rate legal services to underserved communities throughout California. As anyone who has been injured in an accident knows, navigating the legal system is complicated, and even more of a burden if English is your second language. Now, J&Y Law is pleased to announce the launch of our new Spanish language website, vozdelagente.com, aimed at bringing quality legal guidance to the Latino community in Los Angeles (here). In addition to providing important information about personal injury claims, the site urges people of all backgrounds to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2018 – A baby born in an Illinois in 2007 was allegedly disabled as the result of several medical errors. The boy, now 11-years-old, is unable to take care of himself. He requires around-the-clock care for cerebral palsy and lost vision caused by damage to the brain’s occipital cortex, also referred to as cortical blindness. The child’s parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that the hospital staff “failed to monitor and deliver” the baby as quickly as possible, resulting in oxygen deprivation. Further allegations include medical staff failing to recognize disturbing signs […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2018 – In 2004, Florida voters approved Amendment 7, giving patients access to all records of medical-care providers’ known as “adverse medical-incident reports.” Recently, however, some have voiced concern surrounding the implementation of the amendment. As former general counsel to Governor Rick Scott and member of the state Constitution Revision Commission, Tim Cerio feels that even though the 2004 vote found the public in heavy agreement, change is necessary. Cerio, who is currently working alongside the politically-active GrayRobinson law firm, has filed a proposal to alter Amendment 7 to create limits on the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2018 – A South Jersey worker who suffered from a hand injury on the job has won a ruling in which his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance must pay his medical marijuana bills. Andrew Watson, a resident of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey was one of only a few people to get a medical marijuana recommendation in 2014 due to his hand injury incurred on the job with 84 Lumber in Pleasantville. The cannabis allowed him to start weaning off his opiates and to increase functionality in his daily life. Watson thought his employer’s […]


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Albany, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2018 – Doctors and insurance companies provide valuable services – that is why we pay them. But if there has been a car accident, there is no guarantee they will not cut corners. An experienced personal injury lawyer – someone who knows the ins and outs of how accident victims can get taken advantage of – is the most important ally. Here’s why. Doctors If someone has been hurt in a car accident, a complete and accurate diagnosis from a doctor is needed to get the full settlement deserved. An incomplete diagnosis will just hurt […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2018 – While Congress did not make as many changes to Social Security guidelines as it did to the IRS Tax Code, there are still some noticeable differences in Social Security in 2018. Read on to learn what is new and changing, to plan accordingly. Increase in full retirement age (FRA) While Americans can claim Social Security benefits at age 62, the age at which a person may claim full benefits without a monthly reduction has changed. The FRA is shifting from 66 for people born in 1954 and earlier to 67 for […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2018 – The AARP Foundation sued a nursing home in Sacramento, California, and its management company for evicting a resident with Alzheimer’s disease without warning. Gloria Single, 83, was a resident of Pioneer House until her sudden eviction in March 2017. According to court documents, the facility sent Single to the hospital without her family’s approval, alleging she threw plastic tableware and behaved aggressively with staff. The hospital found nothing wrong with Single after conducting a psychological assessment on her. She was cleared to return to Pioneer House immediately. However, management refused […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2018 – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created new software that aims to combat cyber-bullying through email moderation. The program is called Squadbox. It is a free online service designed to target email-based harassment. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory developed Squadbox after interviewing victims of cyber-bullying. They found that many people relied on family and friends to protect themselves from abusive messages. “Cyber-bullying through social networking sites and other online platforms has become a major concern for young people and their families,” commented Peter Brill, a New […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2018 – Jonathan H. Freiberger, a member of the law firm of Freiberger Haber LLP, was selected by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (“QEDC”) to be a judge in the 2018 Queens StartUP! Competition, a signature program of the QEDC that provides Queens-based small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with business education, mentoring, access to capital and development of business skills. In his role as a judge, Mr. Freiberger reviewed, analyzed and provided feedback on several of the entrants’ business plan submissions. The winners were announced at an awards presentation on April 26, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2018 – The Department of Justice is imposing quotas on immigration judges with the aim of addressing a backlog of more than 650,000 pending immigration cases. The Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has introduced a new set of metrics that will be directly linked to the immigration judges’ annual performance reviews. “Judges make hard decisions in weighing the merits of each case. Do we want our judges to focus on how little time their decisions took to reach, or on making the right decision in light of the facts and the […]


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May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2018 – Despite increased awareness on sexual harassment in the workplace, it continues to occur and create offensive work conditions. Fortunately, state and federal laws protect victims of sexual harassment and provide avenues for victims to receive compensation. The legal team at Strong Advocates is passionate about helping victims of sexual harassment. In order to help educate and empower victims about their rights and legal options, Strong Advocates is promoting May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. To help create a safe space for dialogue regarding sexual harassment […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2018 – A new scheme is targeting social security recipients nationwide. The Social Security Administration(SSA) and the Office of the Inspector General(OIG) received reports of the “imposter phishing” scam from concerned citizens. One method criminals have been using to trick social security disability recipients into revealing their social security numbers is by calling and pretending to be a Social Security employee. The imposter informs the recipient their social security account has been hacked, and the agency is freezing their SSN assets. They then ask the recipient to provide their social security number, alleging […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – Criminal defense attorney Omar W. Rosales releases his new book “American Cult” about the NXIVM sex cult that recruited Hollywood heavyweights. The True Crime novel goes into detail about NXIVM brainwashing techniques. Rosales also included FBI reports and letters from U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue of the Eastern District of New York. “The group uses sleep deprivation, indoctrination, and group sessions to reinforce their lessons,” noted Rosales. “There was some bizarre stuff going on. The members worshipped Keith Raniere as their Vanguard and saw him as a Messiah. They claimed he was […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, representing Andrew Pollack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida against Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy and School Resource Officer Scot Peterson, 54, as well as the gunman and a multitude of others, on April 30, 2018. Peterson has been sued for gross negligence in the death of shooting victim Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018 that resulted in the death of 14 students and three teachers and injuries to more than […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – As technology progresses, it is difficult to predict what safety standards will be enacted for driverless vehicles. Many fear to lay down their trust for a computerized chauffeur. In fact, 85 percent of baby boomers mistrust the safety of self-driving cars — followed by 73 percent of millennials. In order to realistically approach the present safety concerns, self-driving cars will have a much higher standard to uphold. People are more likely to trust a human driver over a machine-operated vehicle, though this new technology is rapidly advancing to a higher safety […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2018 – The #MeToo movement kicked off when dozens of Hollywood women came forward with sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein in the fall of last year. The movement has led to many women publicly sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed in the workplace by their coworkers or superiors. It has also had other tangible impacts since then. In California, a bill was passed to grant whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who report sexual harassment. In January 2018, a bill was introduced in the California legislature to extend […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2018 – Christopher Darden will be the keynote speaker at the Annual First Chair Awards Conference, August 29 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois. Christopher Darden is perhaps best known for his contributions to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s prosecution team in the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. The case thrust Darden and his co-counsel Marcia Clark into a media frenzy, with the issue of race hovering over many aspects of the case. In recent years, the trial has become the subject of renewed media attention. In March 2018 Darden was […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2018 – Florida’s Proposal 88 aims to protect the rights of nursing home residents. Recent events show that such protection is needed. Last October, Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on Florida. In Hollywood Hills, Florida, the electric power lines that were connected to the air conditioning at a local rehabilitation center were damaged causing wide power outages. The center’s management is alleged to have postponed too long to take the seniors to the hospital next door. Twelve nursing home patients died that day. This tragic incident has been officially determined as homicide. Now, Florida […]


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Uniondale, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2018 – Poulson Law PLLC, founded by Long Island native, Kiyam J. Poulson, Esq. and based in Uniondale, New York, is officially open for business. Endeavoring to serve the greater New York community with quality legal representation, Poulson Law PLLC’s areas of practice will include real estate including foreclosure defense, eviction/landlord tenant and closings, business including formations, contracts, copyrights and trademarks and estate planning including wills, probate, administrations, living wills and powers of attorney. His career has largely involved these practice areas. The founding and managing member, Kiyam J. Poulson, Esq., is an […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2018 – A recent federal investigation revealed that more than 25 percent of serious cases involving the abuse of nursing home residents were not reported to law enforcement agencies. In addition, nursing homes failed to provide necessary medical care in incidents of physical abuse and sexual assault. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released an emergency alert that said 134 cases of potential abuse or neglect at nursing homes were found in 33 states. Illinois had the most cases at 17, while California had 13. Auditors examined […]


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