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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2017 – A recently released study found that Florida is the second worst state in the nation for distracted driving. The study was performed by EverQuote Inc., an online insurance company, using data from its EverDrive app. The app measured sudden acceleration, speeding, hard braking, aggressive turning and similar driving behaviors that occurred while the driver’s phone was in use. Only Louisiana drivers were worse distracted drivers than Floridians. “Distracted driving is a huge problem in Florida,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – Founded in 1927, the Steinberg Law Firm has always been a stalwart supporter of our community. For generations, our attorneys and staff have fought hard for the rights of others. In addition to working hard for our clients, the personal injury firm is committed to sponsoring organizations that strive to improve workforce development, healthcare, literacy, children’s health and children’s welfare. The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund is dedicated to supporting the local community and is pleased to announce the next funding recipient of 2017: Meals on Wheels of Charleston (MOW), who […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a Florida hospital system about whether certain records must be disclosed to patients in medical malpractice lawsuits. The Florida Supreme Court had ruled earlier that the records must be disclosed. “The U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in declining to take on this case,” said Robert Joyce, a medical malpractice attorney with the Tampa firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The earlier ruling by the Florida Supreme Court was correct in deciding that injured people have the right to reports […]


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Somerville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The Privacy Firm is proud to announce a victory by managing attorney Joseph A. Bahgat, after a seven-month battle with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, which wrongfully seized his client’s Glock 9mm handgun because of a false domestic violence complaint. The complaint was dismissed in March, but the state filed a petition seeking forfeiture of the handgun, based on the ex-girlfriend’s allegations that the owner was “bipolar,” and “takes medication.” The prosecutor maintained throughout the entire case that the mental health diagnosis, alone, was sufficient evidence that returning the handgun was […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – Several older Americans who have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will miss a September 30 deadline for enrollment in Medicare Part B and, according to advocates, they will require additional time to make the change. Medicare Part B covers visits to the doctor and outpatient services. Usually when people do not sign up for Medicare Part B upon first becoming eligible at age 65, they must pay late enrollment penalties. They will have to pay this penalty for the length of time they have Part B. The penalties […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – Texas trial attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and former Travis County top prosecutor have formed Hernandez and English LLP. The firm, based in Austin, will handle civil and criminal legal matters in Central Texas including Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe and other central Texas counties. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. is the founder of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Originally from the Gulf Coast, Mr. Hernandez has been trying civil and criminal cases on both sides of the docket helping plaintiffs with injuries and protecting […]


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Charlotte, NC (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2017 – Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm, the largest business immigration law firm in Charlotte and one of the largest in the Southeast, marks its 20th anniversary in October. The Firm represents businesses and individuals worldwide, including Fortune 100 companies and other large, mid-sized and small companies in the U.S. and in most countries throughout the world. Managing Partner Steven H. (“Steve”) Garfinkel founded the Firm in 1997. The Firm grew over the years in parallel with Charlotte’s (and the Carolinas’) expansion and development as an international business hub. Garfinkel Immigration provides expert legal […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2017 – J. Kevin Holmes, Esq, of the Steinberg Law Firm, has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Nominated by fellow judges and lawyers of the Charleston Chapter of ABOTA, he was elected by the ABOTA National Board of Directors on August 12, 2017. His election is a tribute to his personal character, reputation and skill as a trial lawyer. Attorney Holmes graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 1975 and began his practice in Columbia, South Carolina working for then Senator Isadore E. Lourie, the […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2017 – Cyberbullying victim files NY legal proceeding against Twitter, Inc., and PeriscopeTV seeking preservation of evidence and court-ordered disclosure of identity of anonymous cyberbully-user. A special proceeding was filed on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, and an Order to Show Cause signed by Justice Erika M. Edwards, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in Manhattan, in a cyberbullying and Internet harassment matter targeting the Petitioner, Ms. Lindsey Shamblen, an authorized user of the Twitter and PeriscopeTV platforms, seeking pre-action discovery, disclosure and preservation of evidence relevant to the […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2017 – A recent Caring.com study revealed concerning data about the number of American adults who lack key estate planning documents. Among the 1,003 adults surveyed, 58 percent admitted to not having a will or living trust in place. As expected, the likelihood of having estate planning documents increased with age. While 81 percent of individuals aged 72 or older said they had a will or trust, the same was true for only one out of five millennials. The findings showed that the most common excuses for lacking estate planning documents were […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2017 – A Waco hospital is being sued for failure to provide a patient with stroke prevention medication after a medical procedure in 2015. The plaintiff, a 78-year-old man, seeks more than $1 million in his medical malpractice lawsuit. According to documents filed in the case, the patient, was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath and a rapid pulse. After being diagnosed in the emergency room with atrial flutter, the doctor ordered Lovenox, an anticoagulant to prevent clotting. However, hospital records do not show that the drug was ever given to […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2017 – The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund is dedicated to supporting the local community and is pleased to announce the fifth of eleven 2017’s funding recipients: Lowcountry Firefighter & EMS Support Team. Lowcountry Firefighter & EMS Support Team received $1,000 toward the cost of weighted blankets to assist with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lowcountry Firefighter & EMS Support Team is a full service counselling program dedicated to supporting firefighters and their families summed up by their motto: Hope, Healing, and Respect & Recovery. This dedicated team of professionals offers many services for […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2017 – Veterans Treatment Court recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. It is a program supervised by the court in Marion County for individuals who are charged with a crime and who are afflicted with a mental illness, substance abuse or other mental health condition relevant to their military service. The veterans are paired with veteran mentors, normally from the same military branch, who provide them with the help they need. They receive the needed treatment, medication and other support to reattain their place in life. Upon graduation from the program, the State Attorney’s […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2017 – While the Steinberg Law Firm is well known for defending the rights of those who are injured, the attorneys at the firm are also proud of their service to their community. The Steinberg Community Foundation has as its mission to give back to local organizations within the Lowcountry that are committed to improving the lives of others. The Steinberg Law Firm community fund is a vehicle through which the law firm makes donations to various non-profit, or 501(c)(3) organizations. This year, one of the recipients is the Henry Timrod Library, also […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2017 – A survey conducted earlier this year revealed that two-thirds of adults age 40 and older feel unprepared for their own long-term care and have done little or no planning for it. In addition, an increasing number of Americans believe Medicare should pay for it. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research polled 1,341 older Americans nationwide about their views on current and future long-term care. Over 50 percent of survey respondents thought the government should take on a bigger role in helping people with long-term care expenses. In comparison […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – In a Southern District of New York courtroom later this month, Zein E. Obagi, Jr. of Obagi Law Group will shine a light on elements of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act largely unknown to the public, elements which allow foreign sovereigns to, without liability, subject American citizens to abuses in the workplace. These abuses would be considered unlawful if executed by a company in the United States. The abuses disclosed in the course of the trial will make it abundantly clear that Congress and the Trump Administration should — and […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund is dedicated to supporting the local community and is pleased to announce another of its eleven 2017’s funding recipients: First Tee of Greater Charleston. The First Tee of Greater Charleston received $1,740 to purchase 12 sets of golf clubs and 12 scholarships for children in the South Carolina Lowcountry on Thursday October 12. The First Tee, founded in 1997, is a nationwide, well-known progressive youth development organization that aims to familiarize young people with the game of golf by introducing its core inherent values. The […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – A 27-year-old woman died after giving birth. Her family is suing the doctor and the hospital for her wrongful death. The woman died three days after giving birth to a baby boy. The lawsuit alleges she died as a result of severe and permanent injuries as a result of substandard care provided by medical staff. The lawsuit named three defendants and included two medical facilities and the woman’s obstetrician. According the lawsuit, after giving birth, the new mother complained of pain. She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and given […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2017 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Harris County District Court against Caterpillar Inc., Mustang Machinery Ltd, et al., alleging negligence. A Houston woman and her three sons filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband was killed on-the-job by an allegedly defective bulldozer. According to documents filed in the lawsuit, Mustang Machinery Ltd., and Caterpillar Inc., were to be held responsible for the death of the plaintiff’s husband because they failed in their duty to ensure the proper Operator Presence Sensing System was in operation and they collectively failed to […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2017 – Massachusetts’ highest court recently decided that a woman could sue her former employer for disability discrimination after she was fired for using medical marijuana. The landmark decision could set a precedent for other states where medical marijuana is authorized under state law, like California. Plaintiff Christina Barbuto was fired after one day of working at Advantage Sales and Marketing in 2014 because she tested positive for marijuana. Barbuto’s doctor had certified her for medical marijuana to treat the loss of appetite resulting from her irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. […]


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