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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2018 – On January 25, 2018, the White House issued its framework on immigration reform with provisions to build a massive border wall, provide legal status for DACA beneficiaries, and also make major changes to U.S. family based immigration eligibility and eliminate the diversity lottery program. The outline focuses on deterring illegal immigration through the creation of a $25 billion trust fund for a southern border wall and other border improvements, and increased spending on the enforcement side, including funding additional DHS personnel, ICE attorneys and immigration judges. Sandwiched between the border wall […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – In order to be eligible for Medicaid, monthly gross income, from all sources, is required to be $2,205 or less. However, some individuals may be concerned that they will not qualify for Medicaid if they receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits in the maximum monthly amount of $2,687. Consider the case of Amanda, who worked for 35 years prior to retiring at age 56. Because of early onset Alzheimer’s, she became incompetent at age 61, and was placed in a nursing home. After she retired, she was without any income, and […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – Scientists have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can be trained to identify the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease nearly 10 years before symptoms begin to emerge. A research team from the University of Bari in Italy developed an algorithm that can detect structural changes linked to the disease in different areas of the brain. They trained an AI using 67 MRI scans from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Of those, 38 were from Alzheimer’s patients while 29 belonged to healthy […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2018 – A new executive order seeks to reduce veteran suicides by expanding mental health care for service members transitioning out of the military. President Trump signed the order focusing on a group that is considered to be particularly at high risk of suicide. It comprises 60 percent of recent veterans who do not quality for care until the government ascertains they are suffering from a medical issue that is related to their military service. The order will provide them with mental health care for at least a year upon leaving the military. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2018 – Negligence and a marijuana-laced brownie were cited as reasons for the death of a 23-year-old man who fell from the rooftop of a Los Angeles YMCA. According to court documents, it appeared the young man had eaten a brownie allegedly laced with cannabis and made his way to his room at the YMCA. He told a worker that he was not feeling well and was high. Even though the facility’s policy is to ban residents from entering if they are under the influence of a drug, the man was allowed in […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2018 – X-LITE guardrail rails, manufactured by Lindsay Corporation of Nebraska, have taken the lives of dozens unsuspecting motorists involved in high-speed accidents that ended with passengers being impaled by the guardrail that was supposed to telescope into itself. Lindsay Corporation stated their product is designed to collapse into itself and protect accident victims. Several serious accidents across the nation have proven otherwise. X-LITE has been linked to dozens of deaths and catastrophic injuries since 2016. Steinberg Law Firm attorney Malcolm Crosland together with Leslie Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll is […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2018 – The J&Y Law Firm is pleased to announce that they recently reached a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident that occurred at a retail outlet. In May 2013, the client was walking through the aisle of the store in El Monte, CA, when she slipped and fell due to a spilled bottle of juice, seriously injuring her back. She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where she received conservative treatment. After her injuries persisted, she eventually underwent 2 […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2018 – The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) has been engaging in a practice of unlawfully delaying the release of records veterans need to appeal denials of VA disability benefits. Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions, PLLC, has filed a lawsuit to seek judicial assistance in ending this unlawful practice that makes it more difficult for veterans to obtain their benefits, and to obtain the records it needs to represent three veterans seeking VA disability compensation. The lawsuit was filed on February 8, 2018, in the United States District Court for the District […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2018 – The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) affects 38 countries whose citizens travel without visas to the United States. The VWP permits citizens of mainly European countries to travel to the United States for up to 90-days. This includes Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Germany, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Citizens must obtain a travel authorization to enter the United States. As of December 2017, there are three new rules in place affecting the level of scrutiny VWP countries now receive. The new rules, introduced by the current administration for security reasons, state that: […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2018 – In January, the Orlando law firm of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos welcomed attorney Ryan Young as an associate. Ryan is a plaintiff’s attorney specializing in personal injury cases. Ryan hails from Marietta, Georgia, in the suburbs of Atlanta, and he and his wife relocated to Windermere in 2017. He attended the University of Mississippi for both undergraduate studies and law school. Law Runs in the Family After finishing law school and being admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, Ryan returned to Marietta to practice. His mother is […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2018 – A couple of disabled veterans have filed a lawsuit in federal court against a bakery and the city. The couple alleges that the owners of the bakery refused to serve them, on multiple occasions, because they were accompanied by service dogs. As reported in Times-Call Local News, Jennifer and Gary Block also allege that police officers who responded to the second incident failed to properly handle the situation, and forced the couple to leave the premises. However, police claim the couple left on their own accord, and the owners of the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2018 – The J&Y Law Firm is excited to announce their first-ever scholarship for the Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 semesters to support high school seniors and college students. The scholarship is being offered to students willing to serve their communities by pledging to abstain from distracted driving. In order to be eligible, participants must submit an essay to J&Y of 500 to 1,000 words. The topics are focused on how students plan to abstain from distracted driving and ways they can encourage their friends to do the same. Essays will be […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2018 – The partners, associates and staff of White Werbel & Fino, LLP are pleased to announce the opening of their new law firm to serve the needs of existing and new clients, including insurance companies, insureds, self-insureds, individuals and corporations/companies. The predecessor firm to White Werbel & Fino, LLP, was founded when Paul Fino joined Allan White in 1981 and they went on to establish a well respected law firm that had a leading reputation in insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage which continued for over 35 years. Today, that tradition […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2018 – After consideration of over 1,500 submissions encompassing 32 different countries worldwide, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) has been recognized as a winner of the Centauri Vega Award. CLM, an Adviatech company, was awarded for the User Experience of The Hale Law Firm’s website. Vega Digital Awards focuses on an international competition for creative professionals who have demonstrated prominent influence in their respective fields. These aspects can include both writing and design through digital or traditional media. Kenjo Ong, President for the International Awards Associates (IAA), says that “Winning a Vega Award […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2018 – A Texas judge granted a temporary restraining order preventing a food and beverage company executive from working for a rival dairy company, based on alleged violation of a noncompetition agreement. Dean Foods alleged that Brett Johnson, its former vice president of operations, was likely to contact former customers and disclose trade secrets in violation of a noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreement he signed. Judge Jim Jordan blocked Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) from employing Johnson and set a hearing on the request for a temporary injunction filed by Dean Foods. “Under […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2018 – The Trump administration’s tax reform plan has left many individuals and families uncertain about its implications on their future. Gilfix & La Poll Associates is offering four free estate planning seminars that will cover key topics pertaining to the new tax law. These timely seminars are open to the public and will be held on February 20, 22 and 27 in California. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark R. Gilfix will lead the seminars titled: “The New Trump Tax Reform and Your Tax and Estate Planning.” At the heart of their […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2018 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is very excited to announce that Paul G. Paravati, Esq., has joined the firm. Mr. Paravati has over 10 years experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and his extensive knowledge includes workers’ compensation, premises liability, product liability, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall accidents. Additionally, Mr. Paravati possesses considerable experience in handling cases regarding the conscientious employee protection act (CEPA), landlord/tenant, municipal court and prisoners’ rights. Furthermore, he has dedicated his entire legal career to safeguarding workers’ rights, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2018 – A lawsuit has been filed by the general contractor building what is soon to be the largest hotel in Austin, against a subcontractor, seeking at least $27 million in damages due to the project allegedly falling behind schedule. The Fairmont Austin, a 37-story hotel at 101 Red River Street, was originally scheduled to open in June 2017, but the opening has been pushed back several times, and the hotel is currently scheduled to open in early 2018. The developer said that the lawsuit had no effect on the timeline of the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2018 – A New York law which came into effect in October of 2017 may have a positive impact on people convicted of crimes in the state or released from incarceration more than 10 years ago. The new law allows people convicted of a crime in New York more than 10 years ago to apply to get their criminal records sealed by the sentencing judge. The experienced criminal defense lawyers at The Brill Legal Group are well-versed in representing defendants seeking to have their criminal records sealed. This change in law means people […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2018 – Attorney Myra Gerson Gilfix, a partner at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, shares her insights on the growing need for patient advocacy in an article published in the September 2017 issue of the prestigious Trusts and Estates Magazine. Patients who require hospitalization often face a number of challenges, whether it is the risk of medical errors or the effects of being immobile in a hospital bed during an extended stay. As an attorney who works with elderly clients and individuals with disabilities, Gilfix comes face to face with various aspects […]


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