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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2017 – Through the Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program, the Steinberg Law Firm will be making donations to many 501(c)(3) organizations this fall. The staff of the firm collaborated with the program to select and present several organizations that were important to them. One such organization is Doors to Freedom, which was created to provide a safe haven for domestic minor female survivors of sex trafficking, and to give them an opportunity to have a better life. The Steinberg Law Firm will donate $2,500 that will finance the purchase of two computers […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2017 – Dash cam footage shows a police officer driving at 104 mph while weaving from lane to lane, striking another vehicle. He is charged with reckless driving and causing serious bodily harm to another. A Florida sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Smart Car going 104 mph. The 61-year-old Smart Car driver sustained traumatic brain injury as a result of a skull fracture, a broken left arm, several broken ribs, a broken back, and a broken pelvis. His spleen was removed surgically. The collision was the sixth time the Deputy had been involved […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2017 – President Trump has taken action to change the H-1B program, which allows U.S. employers to petition for highly skilled foreign workers to work in specialty occupations. The President issued a “Buy American and Hire American” executive order on April 18, 2017, directing the Attorney General and the Secretaries of Labor, State and Homeland Security to make suggestions for changes to the H-1B program that would ensure that H-1B visas go to the most highly paid and highly skilled foreign workers. The stated goal of the “Hire American” portion of the order […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2017 – The illegal street drug MDMA, popularly known as Ecstasy to partygoers, has shown promise as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the drug a “breakthrough therapy designation” following years of research into its medical uses. The designation could fast-track MDMA’s approval as a prescription medication. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has sponsored research into the drug for around 30 years. Their recent clinical trials involved veterans and other participants taking MDMA doses and being guided by clinicians through intensive psychotherapy. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2017 – A Texas jury awarded almost $14 million to a distributor in a breach of contract claim, but also charged the distributor about $3.4 million for unjust enrichment. Distributor Bunnett & Co. accused Natural Soda LLC, a manufacturer of baking soda, and Enirgi Group Corp., its parent company, of breaching a regional distribution contract. Bunnett claimed that Natural Soda violated the agreement, under which Bunnett sold the product to supplement the diet of dairy cows and Natural Soda agreed not to make direct sales to customers in a 15-state territory. Bunnett claimed […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 3, 2017 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been taking an inordinate amount of time to make a determination on an individual’s disability benefits. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) admits that this has been a perpetual problem. An investigation conducted by News 6 revealed that it can take a maximum of two years to obtain a hearing before a judge. Some applicants say they have been waiting longer than two years. Tampa, Florida social security disability lawyer, David W. Magann, states “It is highly objectionable that social security applicants are compelled to wait […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that Attorney Ron Herman was recently elected Chair of the Village of Wellington’s Public Safety Committee, after having served as Vice Chair. The Committee is tasked with providing information regarding community safety, assisting in the Village’s Disaster Preparedness Plan, promoting safety education, and assisting in establishing Neighborhood Watch groups. Wellington also collaborates with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to ensure residents are provided with the highest level of services. “I am honored to be elected as Chair […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – Once again, the personal injury law practice of Javaheri & Yahoudai Law Firm has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This time, the firm is being honored by Law Firm 500 for being high on the list of the fastest growing Law Firms in the U.S. in 2017. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 32. Amazingly, their practice has grown 373.15 percent. The award will be presented to during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – San Diego became the largest city in the country to implement a law requiring city consultants and contractors to pay all employees equally, regardless of gender or ethnicity. The City Council passed the ordinance on July 31 that aims to address the persistent wage disparity that disfavors women and people of color. While federal and state laws require all employees to be paid equally, wage disparity persists, and equal pay laws are often difficult to enforce. The new law will help enforce equal wage and opportunity laws, including a living […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2017 – Veterans who identify as transgender are angered and confused by the recent announcement by President Trump on Twitter that transgender Americans will be banned from serving in the military. President Trump supported his statement by claiming that the military could not be encumbered with the exorbitant medical expenses and disruption that transgenders in the military would create. Some active service members now think they may have placed themselves at risk when they revealed their transgender identity during the Obama administration, which permitted them to do so. There have been many transgender […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2017 – In the District of New Jersey, two employees filed a complaint against their employer, alleging that they were paid below minimum wage, which is $8.38 per hour in New Jersey. Furthermore, the employees allege that they were required to pay their employer to work at the company as well as for the use of uniforms, lockers and tips for all employees. Moreover, employees were not allowed to arrive late to work or leave early — even for emergencies — to use their cellphones, carry food or drinks to work, and take […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2017 – Returning to school in the fall can be a stressful experience for children, and costly for their parents, particularly when the parents are going through a divorce or separation. It is estimated that it can cost approximately $600 per child for supplies and fees for activities. Such supplies can include backpacks, computers, printers and many electronic devices that children use today. Virginia family law attorney Lisa McDevitt says, “Divorced or separated parents are advised to make a concerted effort to cooperate with each other when making a determination as to how […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2017 – Veterans in St. John’s County, Florida have reason to celebrate due to recent legislation that extends their benefits from the GI bill. The 20,000 veterans who reside in the county will no longer have to use their education benefits within the 15 years following their exit from military service. “The new law, which is long overdue, will serve to improve the quality of life for many veterans and their families,” says Tampa, Florida veterans lawyer, David W. Magann. This benefit will only apply to veterans who enlist after January 1, 2018, […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2017 – Gilfix & La Poll Associates is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association as an official sponsor of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Silicon Valley. Members of the Palo Alto, California-based estate planning law firm have also formed a team to participate in the event. “Alzheimer’s affects millions of people in the country. Any little bit we can do to help can go a long way in making a difference in the lives of those who are battling the disease,” said attorney Michael Gilfix. “Families, members of the community and participants […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2017 – The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that school districts must strive to offer special education programs that go beyond minimal teaching. Disability advocacy groups believe the decision could significantly expand the rights of the nation’s 6.4 million special needs students. Chief Justice John Roberts said public schools must meet higher standards by developing programs that allow students to make progress and “have the chance to meet challenging objectives” in light of their disabilities. However, Roberts did not specify the nature of the progress, saying it varies according to the “unique circumstances” […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2017 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, a famous actor, died in 2014, and left behind his girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children, ages 10, seven and five. Because he did not wish to have “trust fund kids,” he had a will in which he left his estate, which was worth $35 million, to his girlfriend, who was to take care of their children. However, the lack of estate planning resulted in his estate incurring an estate tax in the amount of about $12 million. Had Hoffman married Mimi, his family would have realized […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2017 – Herman Law, P.A. is pleased to announced that the firm has saved one of our clients from a lengthy prison sentence in a recent jury trial. Our client was arrested and charged with two third-degree felonies, each count punishable by up to 5 years in prison with a total exposure of 10 years in Florida state prison. The case involved charges of False Imprisonment and Felony Battery in connection with a dispute between our client and a former girlfriend. The State of Florida was prosecuting the case to the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2017 – Brothers Alex, age 12, and Isaiah, age 11, loved exploring Oakland Lake Park near Fort Worth, Texas. One day after a severe storm ravaged the area, cutting power to over 200,000, the two were exploring in the overgrown bush. They discovered a downed high power voltage line. Young children certainly do not realize the dangers of a downed high power voltage line nor understand that they should not step in water near the line. One day in March they went exploring in the nearby park with friends, something they did every […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2017 – The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed an appellate court’s renewal of a nurse’s discrimination lawsuit against Saint Clare’s Health System. In a unanimous decision, the court upheld an appellate panel’s ruling reversing the dismissal of a case by a lower court. Plaintiff, Maryanne Grande, filed a lawsuit against Saint Clare’s. The court held that Grande should be permitted to prove she was terminated in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), which prohibits discrimination in employment because of a worker’s disability. Grande was initially hired by Saint Clare’s […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2017 – Senior trial attorney Scott M. Goldberg, Esquire and firm Associate Jeffrey M. Thiel, Esquire recently announced a successful Appellate Division victory significantly changing New Jersey law benefitting motor vehicle accident victims. “Imagine that you’re sitting at a red light at 3:00 A.M. in the morning and some drunk driver smashes into the rear of your vehicle sending you to the hospital. You walk out with a $10,000.00 hospital bill and $5,000.00 of property damage to your vehicle. Your minimum medical expense deductible is $1,200.00. Your property damage deductible is usually around […]


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