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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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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2016 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a proposed rule that would help international founders of startup companies stay in the United States on a temporary basis. The proposal is intended to address a gap in the options available for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a business in the U.S. The proposed entrepreneur rule would use the mechanism of “parole” – temporary permission to remain in the United States – the authority for which is provided by the Immigration and Nationality Act. DHS may parole a foreign national into […]


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Irvington, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2016 – Barger & Gaines is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Giulia Frasca to its Irvington office. Ms. Frasca is an attorney who focuses her practice on special education, education law and disciplinary matters, special needs planning, Child Protective Service and Association for Children’s Services matters, OPWDD appeals, involuntary commitment and assisted outpatient treatment matters and elder law in New York and Connecticut. Ms. Frasca has worked primarily in special education, education law and special needs planning and has extensive experience in these areas. Barger & Gaines is a law firm […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2016 – U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu set trial in the $13 million lawsuit against Harry Winston and amfAR for August 8, 2017. The case arises out of their multi-year “milestone partnership”. The case, Optikal Noize, Inc. v. AAB Productions, et al, C.D. Cal. 2:16-cv-06528, “doesn’t look good” for the parties, said Judge Wu at the scheduling conference Thursday morning at the Spring Street Courthouse. In its complaint, Optikal Noize alleged it helped fuse the unprecedented joint-venture between Harry Winston and amfAR. Forbes first reported the deal. News article sources […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2016 – Texas does not have a statewide texting while driving ban in place. Yet. That may change but politics does seem to play a large part of successfully passing such a law. As far as getting a statewide ban on texting while driving, Texas still remains one of only four states in the United States that does not have one. For many reasons, the concept of such a law has been fought over amongst lawmakers. In the absence of a statewide law there is a patchwork of different laws in various cities […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2016 – In a published ruling, the appeals court stated that the Workers’ Compensation Act has control over claims against third-party tortfeasors who suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents while they are engaged in employment. In the case of Lambert v. Travelers Indemnity Company of America, three judges resolved disagreements between the workers’ compensation law and the Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act, both of which concern the way in which medical liens should be satisfied. The decision was released in August 2016, in three separate cases that were consolidated because they dealt with […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2016 – Many people are of the opinion that if they bequeath money to charity upon their death, there will be a lesser amount left for their family. However, an experienced estate planning attorney is able to create an estate plan that includes charitable bequests and, in several cases, divert funds that are earmarked for the IRS, back to the family and charities that are important to the client. One method of accomplishing this objective is to transfer the funds that were intended to be left to charity, to a charitable remainder trust […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2016 – Three African American employees of a winery based in Napa, California, sued their employers for racial discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation. Staffing agency Aerotek hired Avalita Jenkins, Tracey Jenkins and Samuel Williams in February to work as special project workers. They were placed at Trinchero Family Estates’ facility in Salida, California, where they loaded and unloaded wine bottles. Trinchero supervised them on a daily basis while Aerotek paid their wages. Both companies were named defendants in the lawsuit, along with Sutter Home Winery which is doing business as Trinchero Family […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2016 – During the summer the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) stopped reporting data on health care standards at its hospitals. The agency made the move despite a two-year-old law that requires the statistics to be shared with a national consumer database. For several years the VA submitted performance data to the Hospital Compare website managed by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The data comprised several criteria for measuring quality at private and public hospitals nationwide, including death and readmission rates. According to a […]


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. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 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 for his work in securities litigation. As part of his history of professional achievements, he was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2008-2010 and 2012-2015. Super Lawyers magazine is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. It recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of professional […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – Cedar Creek Reservoir is noted for its bridges. It was one of those structures that left a boater dead on a recent Friday evening. The bridge involved in this boating accident was the middle three of the 198 bridges that spanned north Cedar Creek Reservoir. Built in 1965, the clearance under it was roughly 5 feet if the lake was sitting at its normal elevation. Currently, the lake is down about three-quarters of a foot at the reservoir location. Other bridges in the same area that have been revamped now have […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – A situation that most people are unfamiliar with and unprepared for, a New York police detective wants to talk to them. According to a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, far too many people are lulled into a false sense of security in this situation and end up revealing something that leads to their arrest. “While most people are aware that if they are arrested they should not talk to police and should ask for a lawyer, most people don’t know what to do if they are not under arrest but […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2016 – The Army Surgeon General expressed doubts about endorsing the first ever government-approved clinical trials for marijuana as treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Marijuana has long been considered a controversial treatment,” commented Jim Fausone, a Michigan veterans attorney. “However, it could potentially be beneficial in treating serious cases of PTSD and other conditions among veterans. Increased research into medical marijuana can lead to more understanding about its effects and open up a new realm of possibilities for treatment.” During a meeting with reporters, Lieutenant General Nadya West pointed out […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2016 – Further confirmation of the superb performance of the lawyers at the personal injury practice of Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC comes in the form of recognition by New York Metro Super Lawyers for 2016. This year follows many other years of accolades received by the practice from the same organization. Partners Abraham Jaros and David Jaroslawicz, and Senior Trial Attorney Norman Frowley, have been acclaimed 2016 “Super Lawyers.” Their colleague, David Tolchin, an associate of the firm, was also designated a “Rising Star,” as was associate Harris Marks. Recognition as a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2016 – The issue of binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts came to a head recently, as the Florida Supreme Court ruled in a nursing home lawsuit that the case should not be sent to arbitration. Furthermore, the United States government issued a rule to stop nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring arbitration to resolve disputes. “Nursing home residents who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one deserve their day in court,” said Robert Joyce, a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney with the Tampa firm […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2016 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) paid deceased federal employees $1.7 million in benefits for an average of seven years after they died. According to an audit by the inspector general, the error occurred due to the SSA’s failure to crosscheck beneficiaries’ death files with the Office of Personnel Management. As a result, the deaths were not logged in SSA records. The office manages the administration of retirement benefits and other services for government workers. “The erroneous benefit payments account for a handful of cases out of the millions the SSA processes […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2016 – In August 2016, Florida’s Supreme Court ruled a doctor could be sued for medical malpractice for a patient’s suicide. After a Florida woman hanged herself at the age of 55, her husband filed a lawsuit against the family doctor treating her for depression. According to documents submitted with the statement of claim, the woman had been taking Effexor from 2005 to 2008, but stopped in 2008 due to side effects, such as mental strain, gastric issues, emotional upset and the inability to get a good night’s sleep. The day before she […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2016 – Athletes are held up to higher standards because of their fame. When fame and alcohol mix, the results are not always good. It is never a great idea to drink and drive. It does not matter if the person drinking is a famous movie star, football player, a television personality or well-known politician. The laws apply to them and anyone else drinking and driving, or thinking about DWI. A recent DWI arrest for reckless driving created a great deal of embarrassment for the Texas Rangers and their player who was stopped […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2016 – The suicide of a 76-year-old veteran in the parking lot of a New York hospital run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has brought new scrutiny to the federal agency. Peter A. Kaisen fatally shot himself outside the nursing home section of the Northport VA Medical Center. Authorities from the Suffolk County Police Department said the Navy veteran had been a patient at the Long Island facility. Kaisen had allegedly been denied care at the hospital. “A veteran felt compelled to end his life because he thought he had exhausted […]


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