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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – Law firms want to know how and why a client makes first contact, and Bigger Law Firm magazine has the answers. In the feature article, Brendan Conley explains the science behind how people, including clients, make decisions. He draws a series of distinctions between the perfectly rational, but fictional, beings that economists and others imagine people to be, and reactive, often illogical, real-world human beings. Understanding how decisions are made can help a firm make sound marketing decisions. As Dipal Parmar explains in the Virtual Impression update, a good website […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – A U.S. Navy veteran has been considered 90 percent disabled and unemployable by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, when he submitted an application for back pay, he was denied receipt of such payments by the social security administrative law judge (ALJ), who also cancelled his benefits. Tampa, Florida social security disability lawyer, David W. Magann states “Due to a change in the rules of the Social Security Administration (SSA), an ALJ will no longer grant special consideration to a disability claim decision made by the VA.” “This means it […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2017 – Steinberg Law Firm LLP, has teamed up to assist in resurrecting an outdoors basketball court with St. Stephen Mayor, John Rivers and St. Stephen community activist Willie Powell. Steinberg Law Firm is sponsoring one of the basketball hoops and will be recognized in a special commemoration September 8, 2017. St. Stephen is a town in Berkeley County, South Carolina, included in the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area. “Funding [for plans like this] was always a problem,” said Mayor Rivers of the anticipated project and who has high hopes that “ . . […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2017 – The Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill that would provide funding for the almost depleted Veterans Choice Program. The legislation provides a temporary fix to what has been a looming problem for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The $2.1 billion emergency spending package would prevent the interruption of health care for countless veterans. The program would have enough money to sustain it for six more months. “The Veterans Choice Program was established to reduce appointment wait times for veterans seeking quality medical care,” commented Jim Fausone, a Michigan veterans […]


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Marietta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2017 – Randall F. Rogers, PC is pleased to announce that one of our clients was recently awarded a significant financial settlement related to a tractor-trailer accident claim, stemming from a serious accident in July, 2015 on Interstate 85 in Macon County, Alabama. Our client was traveling in a Ford F-150 on I-85 near the intersection of Country Road 65 and Country Road 36 when traffic was stopped due to a vehicular accident. Suddenly, our client’s truck was slammed from behind by a trucker operating a big-rig. The accident scene was described as […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2017 – Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was moved from a federal prison to a halfway house in July to serve the remainder of a 15-month sentence for bank fraud. Hastert, 75, was convicted for the illegal structuring of bank withdrawals to hide the sexual abuse of a student more than three decades ago. He served approximately 13 months of his sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Minnesota before being transferred to the Chicago Residential Reentry Management Office. He will undergo two years of supervised release. “Although various sexual […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – As part of 2017 Fall’s special events, the Steinberg Law Firm is announcing the 2017 Steinberg Book Scholarship, created to support the education of students passionate about making a difference in their community. The book scholarship is open to high school students as part of the personal injury law firm’s commitment to children’s literacy. The three winners will each receive $500 college book scholarships at the annual Charleston Youth Summit on December 9, 2017. Additionally, the Steinberg Law Firm plans to have 3-4 smaller bike safety events this Fall at each […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – The attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm have been representing those who have suffered injury since 1927. They have more than 170 years of combined award-winning legal experience, and have helped clients with the following kinds of cases: * Workers’ compensation * Motor vehicle accidents * Social Security disability * Personal injury Additionally, the attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm handle cases involving dangerous products, dog bites, head and spine injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and premises liability. The motor vehicle accident cases they handle include auto, motorcycle and truck accidents. Living […]


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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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