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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – Two teens were walking home from spending a day in the park when an allegedly intoxicated driver struck them. On June 28, 2016, a 15- and 16-year-old girl, were walking home from a day in the park when they were struck by an intoxicated driver. A witness reports the 51-year-old female driver was traveling at 50 mph when she drove into a newly curved section of the road under construction; she missed the curve and hit the girls. The 15-year-old died at the scene and the 16-year-old sustained two broken legs, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2016 – Home-based medication errors are on the rise, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology. The data highlights the need for improved labeling and drug dosage management. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of individuals who fell ill due to drug errors outside of medical facilities doubled from 1.09 to 2.28 per 100,000 Americans. The majority of mistakes arose from people being prescribed the wrong pills, taking the incorrect dose or ingesting someone else’s medication. Over 30 percent of fatal errors were linked to prescription and over-the-counter […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 1, 2017 – On July 20, 2017, a bipartisan bill to extend the Dream Act was introduced in the Senate. This bill outlines new path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The current administration is unlikely to support this legislation. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced the bill and are asking the White House to endorse it. While many politicians support making Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program benefits permanent, and have supported previous changes as far back as 2001, any […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2017 – Freiberger Haber LLP to leverage more than 50 years of combined experience in delivering results oriented, client-centric representation to corporations, small businesses, partnerships and individuals. Jonathan Freiberger and Jeffrey Haber, former partners at prominent New York law firms, have come together to launch Freiberger Haber LLP. The new law firm will represent businesses and individuals involved in a broad range of complex business and commercial litigation matters. “Forming the firm gives us an opportunity to marshal our diverse and extensive experience,” Freiberger said. “Through litigation and counsel, we have helped guide […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2017 – State and federal guidelines have been updated to improve diagnosis and care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The California Department of Public Health recently released new Alzheimer’s guidelines for the first time since 2008. The update reflects scientific progress, as well as changes in clinical practice and laws. The guidelines are designed to help doctors and other medical professionals document and diagnose the progressive disease more easily. They will also be able to direct patients to relevant community-based programs and services. “Alzheimer’s is a medical condition that is likely to […]


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Bona Law attorney Aaron Gott criticized a proposal in the U.S. Senate to give immunity to professional licensing boards in a blog post Tuesday, August 23, arguing that the bill would do little to reform overburdensome state occupational licensing laws while taking away the most effective tool for curbing anticompetitive abuses by boards. La Jolla, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2017 – The Restoring Board Immunity Act of 2017, proposed earlier this month by Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Benjamin Sasse, would give antitrust immunity to all boards of a state if the state (1) commissions a study […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2017 – The number of “gray divorces,” or divorces among couples age 50 or older, has seen a dramatic rise in recent years. Among members of the baby boomer generation, divorce has doubled since the 1990s. Some attorneys believe that the reasons for such divorces could be very much like those for which people divorce sooner in life: * Lack of shared interests * Loss of a profound or meaningful connection * A feeling of drifting apart Vienna, Virginia family law attorney Lisa McDevitt says, “When handling gray divorces, it is important to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2017 – According to a year-long investigation by the USA TODAY Network, southern California port trucking companies force their truck drivers to finance their own trucks, and use the workers’ debt as leverage to force them to work illegal and abusive hours, leaving them with paychecks that amount to much less than minimum wage. The investigation found that truckers in the Los Angeles port, many of whom are poor immigrants, are forced to finance their trucks, which can cost upwards of $100,000. Employers deduct the lease payments and expenses of the truck, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2017 – Travis Kalanick resigned from his position as CEO of Uber, a ride-hailing company that he helped build and found in 2009, after a shareholder revolt made it impossible for him to stay on as CEO. In recent months, the company faced negative attention regarding its work culture, which has been linked to Kalanick’s leadership. Spurred by these recent controversies, investors and shareholders demanded that Kalanick step down from his position as CEO of the transportation giant. The outrage surrounding Kalanick’s leadership began earlier this year when Kalanick joined President Trump’s […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2017 – Dog bite injuries in Texas are common. According to statistics from State Farm, the number of dog bite claims in 2016 rose slightly from 165 claims in 2015 to 168. Overall, the numbers revealed that Texas dropped from third place to fifth place in the nation for dog-related injury claims. On a national scale, State Farm revealed that their customers filed claims for 3,660 dog-related injuries, a 15 percent hike over 2015. The total compensation paid out for dog bite claims in 2016 was $121,705,968. In Texas, the 168 dog bite […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2017 – Two Savannah, Georgia-based ready mix concrete companies filed an antitrust lawsuit Monday, July 24 alleging collusion among cement companies and other ready mix companies in coastal Georgia and southeast coastal South Carolina. Plaintiffs Mayson Concrete, Inc. and Southeast Ready Mix, represented by Bona Law PC, filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia alleging two separate but related conspiracies, one in each market. The complaint alleges that the cement companies have, since 2012, conspired to fix prices by agreeing to periodic coordinated price increases, while the ready mix companies have, […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2017 – Last fall, the famous playwright, Edward Albee, died. His last wish, expressed in his will, requests his two friends to destroy any unfinished manuscripts he left. The direction was filed by Albee in Long Island, New York, where he resided and died. While it is exceptional, it is not without precedent. Such instructions are referred to as dead hand control. Other artists, including Frank Kafka and a Beastie Boy, have tried to include these kinds of directions in their wills. Virginia estate planning attorney Lisa McDevitt, states “Artistic control encompasses more […]


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Garden City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2017 – On August 21, 2017, the Law Office of Jonathan Tand, a Garden City attorney, filed a lawsuit on behalf of long time town employee Stanley Lombardo, citing certain violations of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights including freedom of speech and association secured by the U.S. Constitution. Stanley Lombardo, a longtime resident of East Rockaway and distinguished public servant worked for the Town of Hempstead for over twenty-seven years. While employed, he received positive performance reviews and was ultimately promoted to a supervisory position. Lombardo was also an upstanding member of the […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – On August 9, 2017, Sanjiv N. Singh, A Professional Law Corporation, as lead counsel and The Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom, as co-lead counsel, filed a personal injury lawsuit in Superior Court in Santa Clara County seeking damages for the wrongful death of Jose Luis Delgado Lopez. Mr. Lopez was a construction worker assigned to 222 N. Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale California, the site of construction of one of Apple’s several new monolithic technology campuses. The lawsuit seeks recovery from several defendants, including the general contractor Level 10 Construction […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – Nationally known attorney Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates discusses the impact of President Donald Trump’s policies on the elderly population and individuals with disabilities in an article published recently in Trusts & Estates magazine. Titled “Trump Initiatives Affecting Vulnerable Populations,” the article provides an in-depth report and analysis of initiatives that are being ushered in by the new administration. Gilfix co-authored it with two other elder law and special needs planning attorneys for the July 2017 issue of the prestigious legal journal. “It is important for older […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – Toyota and Takata Corporation face yet another defective air bag lawsuit, this time in Connecticut. The lawsuit in this matter was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging a woman was killed when a faulty airbag device violently exploded during a moderate speed crash. The deceased victim was a passenger in a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by her husband who sustained minor injures. This lawsuit was filed just after Takata filed for bankruptcy and in the wake of an agreed upon settlement of $553 million connected […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2017 – In June of 2015 a police Sergeant died from injuries sustained in a crash. The family is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit, naming eight defendants and asking for over $1 million in compensation. The suit was filed under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure due to the amount of compensation the family was seeking. On June 25, 2015, police Sergeant, Korby Kennedy, was escorting a parade of Lucas Oil racing boats, when he was hit by a car. The plaintiff, Kennedy’s wife, is claiming negligence based on vicarious liability in […]


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Garden City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2017 – Jonathan Tand & Associates is pleased to announce that a Queens jury has awarded our client, Rana Dunn, $1.15 million in damages in connection with an employment discrimination/retaliation lawsuit against Knightsbridge Properties Corp., a Manhasset-based, real estate investment, management and development firm. In her capacity as Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Dunn had a well-earned reputation for being a loyal, dedicated and dependable employee as evidenced by a history of favorable employee reviews. Nonetheless, she was forced to endure a work environment steeped in gender discrimination in which female […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2017 – Williams Law, PA., a Florida based law firm specializing in personal injury and property insurance claim disputes, is proud to announce the launch of its completely redesigned law firm website, www.WilliamsPA.com. This new website offers a responsive new design and provides users with an interactive, user-friendly experience. The site features resources for clients, clear navigation, and up-to-date firm information. “We have been helping people protect their rights against insurance companies for over 20 years. Our new website not only says who we are and how we can help people, but also […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2017 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced new policies to implement executive orders from President Trump on immigration enforcement. A February 21, 2017 memorandum states that Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers will take enforcement action against any removable aliens they come into contact with while executing their normal responsibilities. In adhering to the executive orders, no categories of removable aliens will be exempt from enforcement. In addition, the ICE policy calls for prioritizing the removal of aliens who have been involved in criminal or fraudulent activity. The logistics of […]


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