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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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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2016 – Adviatech, the company behind Custom Legal Marketing, Bigger Law Firm Magazine and Law Firm Newswire, announced Monday that it would be offering employees two hours of paid time off on Election Day. Employees who voted early can claim their two hours as a bonus. While Adviatech does not make political contributions, the 11-year-old company has always encouraged its employees to be politically active. As part of every employee’s standard benefits package, Adviatech offers paid time off for team members who volunteer for candidates, state amendments, or propositions, and for those […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2016 – Frontline staff are failing to answer more than one-third of calls to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) suicide hotline. Former hotline director Greg Hughes pointed out that poor work habits, low productivity and other departmental issues were to blame. Several weeks prior to leaving his job in June, Hughes sent an internal email saying workers “spend very little time on the phone or engaged in assigned productive activity.” Some Veterans Crisis Line employees answer under five calls per day. They also end their shifts early despite the sharp rise in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2016 – A well-known local musician was struck and killed in a head-on accident by a suspected drunk driver, in Fort Worth, Texas. The 68-year-old man, driving his van, was hit on Riverside Drive by 36-year-old Roberto Ortiz-Morales. According to witnesses, Ortiz-Morales was driving on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into the van, head-on. A police report noted that he was inebriated and he was arrested. Ortiz-Morales was charged with intoxication manslaughter. The victim died at the scene. “In Texas, there is a category of homicide that applies to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2016 – At least seven lawsuits have been filed in Florida over a 2015 plane crash in Ohio that killed nine Floridians. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ruled that the flight crew’s incorrect runway approach and failure to follow procedures caused the Nov. 10, 2015 crash. The board also said that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) failed to properly enforce regulations against ExecuFlight, the operator of the flight. The findings by the safety board were recently made public at a hearing in Washington, D.C. “An investigation by a government body into what […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2016 – A bicycle rider was killed after being struck by a box truck on an Indianapolis state road. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the bike rider dead and the trucker waiting to answer questions. The investigation is ongoing, and police are unclear why the accident occurred. The state road is well known to be a dangerous stretch for car accidents. Residents report that bicyclists are not uncommon on the highway, as it is the only way across. Police say both drivers and bicyclists need to use […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2016 – The latest issue of the Bigger Law Firm magazine offers expert insight and advice for law firms who wish to secure their information, improve their website, streamline communication and brand assets, and boost their online marketing to gain more clients. Dipal Parmar’s feature article reveals how law firms can create a YouTube remarketing campaign that targets the people most likely to become future clients. With video being one of the most popular platforms for user engagement and online sharing, video advertising paired with remarketing can generate real engagement and reach […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2016 – Despite the campaign rhetoric on a wide variety of issues not much has been mentioned in relation to business immigration. Even though immigration has been a hot button in the 2016 presidential campaign, not much has been said by the candidates about business-related immigration. At best, company presidents and HR managers can only guess which way either candidate may lean on the matter. Donald Trump pledges to build a wall on the southern U.S. border and deport the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country. Whether the deportation criteria would […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2016 – Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its newest regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard E. Zelonka, Jr., a nationally regarded litigator with over a decade of trial experience, takes the lead at the Georgia office as Managing Partner. Richard has handled complex litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the Southeastern United States. “I am thrilled to be joining Wood Smith Henning & Berman. WSHB’s sterling reputation, coupled with its national footprint, is especially attractive. That, coupled with the Firm’s passionate dedication […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2016 – A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) watchdog report released in October has revealed persistent problems at the Phoenix VA hospital. The VA Office of Inspector General documented scheduling errors, canceled appointments, delays in care and other mismanagement issues at the Phoenix VA. Some veterans are forced to wait nearly a year for care, and others are dying while awaiting appointments. The problems have not been fixed since the scandal over patient wait times emerged at the facility more than two years ago. “The fact is many of the original issues still […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2016 – Sharyland Utilities, Quantam Resources Management and Tessco Energy Services face two wrongful death lawsuits for the workplace deaths of Laban Robokoff and Harvey McKinney in 2014. Laban Robokoff and Harvey McKinney were electrocuted two years ago while working on a Texas oil well. One other colleague was severely shocked, but managed to survive. At the time of their deaths, Laban Robokoff was 26 and McKinney 38. The oil well was located in Colorado City and was owned by Quantam Resources Management. According to documents submitted in court, the company allegedly placed […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2016 – Under Medicaid law, there are certain security measures for the spouses of those applying for Medicaid to make certain they possess the necessary minimum support to reside in the community at a time when their husband or wife is in receipt of long-term care benefits, generally in a nursing home. The spousal protections function in the following way: if the person applying for Medicaid is married, the countable assets of both spouses are combined as of the date on which the ill spouse was admitted to either a hospital or […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Miami criminal defense attorney Jordan Redavid is the latest in a growing list of endorsements for Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. Redavid said his reasons for supporting the proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution stemmed both from compassion and from pragmatism. “It’s clear that marijuana’s benefits for patients with certain medical conditions are unmatched by conventional drugs and other treatments,” Redavid said. “People with cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other debilitating ailments find relief from pain and a restored appetite by using marijuana. Every day, Florida cops […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Florida leads the nation in the number of people who drown in their vehicles after car accidents. According to an Orlando Sentinel analysis, 49 people drowned inside cars in Florida from 2008 to 2012. That is far more than Texas, the state with the second highest number of motor vehicle drownings, at 18 during the same time period. The actual number of drownings may be much higher. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found in 2011 that there was an average of 57 vehicle drowning deaths per year in Florida […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – A former merchandizer who began working at Home Depot in April 2013 has sued the company for disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, on July 28. Guadalupe Carbajal was injured in a workplace fall on February 2, 2015. She suffered pain in her right knee, right hip and lower back, according to the complaint. Her supervisor allegedly did not let her see a doctor the following day. She also delayed providing Carbajal with paperwork for a […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2016 – Couples approaching retirement age and contemplating divorce, may confront problems regarding ways in which to divide their retirement accounts. The divorce rate is skyrocketing for baby boomers. According to a report by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, between 1990 and 1994, the divorce rate among adults over age 50 doubled. And the rate tripled for those over age 65 in the same time frame. Recently, a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that retirement accounts and pensions were second only to alimony as the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2016 – A call center company has been sued by a Plano, Texas merchant services provider over an alleged breach of contract. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, on Aug. 11, by Pivotal Payments Inc. (Pivotal) against Taking You Forward LLC (TYF). Pivotal claims it is owed more than $109,000, including $25,000 in consequential damages. “Consequential damages go beyond the terms of the contract itself, when the plaintiff claims that the defendant’s breach caused additional costs or lost profits,” commented Gregory D. […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Jeffrey Rubin and Pro Sports Financial athlete fraud scandal for supervisory failures by potentially culpable third-parties. FINRA Regulators barred broker Jeffrey Rubin of Pro Sports Financial, in Florida, from the securities industry for making unsuitable recommendations to his customer, an NFL player, who lost $3 million from an illiquid, high-risk investment issued in connection with a now-bankrupt Country Crossing casino in Alabama. Based on Rubin’s referrals, 30 other NFL players also invested in the casino project and lost approximately $40 million. Our […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2016 – Mercedes Contreras is suing Royal Cargo Corp. and Leyvis Ortega, alleging Ortega negligently failed to properly control his big rig. According to the trucking accident lawsuit filed in this case, Mercedes Contreras was heading west on I-30. She was hit by a big rig driven by Leyvis Ortega, who collided with the rear of her car. Contreras alleges she sustained permanent, disabling injuries. The statement of claim further alleges that Ortega did not pay attention to where he was going and what was going on around him, did not stay a […]


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