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Okaloosa County, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2015 – The media regularly reports on sexual assault allegations, many of which take place on college campuses and involve young students. Unfortunately, many of these allegations may be unfounded or even completely fabricated. Much deference is given to an assumed sexual assault victim and, too often, young men find themselves wrongfully facing serious consequences that can have a severe effect on their lives. Such consequences include fines, probation, jail time, and registering as a sex offender in the state of Florida. Being classified as a sex offender can substantially impede future […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2015 – Despite years of education about sexual harassment in the workplace, very few employees who experience such a situation are prepared to deal with it. Sexual harassment is alive and well. Being aware of workers’ rights and knowing what to do when they are violated is essential. It is always a wise move to read an employer’s handbook, but one should also be aware that the law may be different than company policy. It is interesting to note that harassment is not addressed specifically in Title VII. In fact, that particular section […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 7, 2015 – Fifty-five train passengers were injured as a result of a collision on a heavily trafficked North Carolina track. On its way from North Carolina to New Jersey on March 9, the 127-ton tractor-trailer was so big that it was forced to take back roads in order to avoid the overpasses on Interstate 95 it could not clear. The circuitous route allowed the giant commercial vehicle to proceed northward, but it also put it in the path of a northeast-bound Amtrak train. The train slammed into the tractor-trailer after the truck got […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2015 – Alix Rice’s death remains shrouded in mystery almost 4 years after DWI driver Dr. James Corasanti hit her on his way home from a golfing event in 2011. “The driver in this case, Dr. James Corasanti, was acquitted in 2012 of manslaughter, evidence tampering and leaving the scene of an accident,” explains Michigan-based Litigation Funding Corporation representative, Daren Monroe, “but was convicted of misdemeanor drunken driving and served eight months of a one year sentence in jail for this accident.” According to the civil trial evidence, Alix Rice was skateboarding on […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the BlackGold Opportunity Fund LLC and BlackGold Opportunity Offshore Fund LLC (the “BlackGold Funds”), over large losses reported to investors. The BlackGold Funds are the $2 billion hedge funds managed by KKR-owned BlackGold Capital Management, Inc. The investigation concerns the April 2, 2015, report by Bloomberg News that auditors increased the losses reported to BlackGold Funds investors from 6% to 17%. The increase was the result of differences in the valuation of energy bonds held by the BlackGold Funds. These losses came weeks […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating Lynn Tilton’s “Zohar” Loan Funds, the collateralized loan funds managed under the names Patriarch Partners, LLC, Patriarch Partners XIII, LLC, Patriarch Partners XIV LLC and Patriarch Partners XV, LLC (“Zohar Funds”). The investigation concerns the allegations against investment advisor Lynn Tilton and the Zohar Funds made by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). On March 25, 2015, the SEC filed an Administrative Proceeding alleging that Tilton issued misleading values of the Zohar Fund’s CLO holdings to inflate management fees charged to the […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2015 – A woman from the Richmond area was recently ordered to pay spousal support to her husband, a man who had attacked her with a hammer and who was later convicted of a felony. Her experience prompted a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates that suggested prohibiting courts from awarding alimony to a spouse who has been convicted of domestic violence. But that measure died in a House of Delegates committee on February 10. Del. Christopher Peace, R-Mechanicsville, sponsored House Bill 2105, which died in the House Courts of Justice Committee. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2015 – A federal jury in Texas has returned a $58.7 million verdict for a technology firm in a business lawsuit. After a four-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the jury found for Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. (TAOS) and against Intersil Corp. on claims of breach of contract, tortious interference, trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement, “When merger and acquisition talks break down, accusations like these are not uncommon,” said Gregory D. Jordan, an Austin, Texas business litigation attorney. Jordan is not involved in the […]


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Jericho, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2015 – Lipman & Plesur, LLP, announces that Douglas Weiner has joined its Long Island office on an Of Counsel basis. Mr. Weiner has over 36 years of wage-hour experience, representing both employees and employers. He held the position of lead prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Labor, New York Regional Solicitor’s Office. Following his tenure at the Department of Labor, Mr. Weiner served as Senior Counsel for the firm of Epstein Becker & Green representing management in wage-hour and whistleblower matters and, most recently, he was Senior Counsel for Joseph & Kirschenbaum […]


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Dublin, Ohio (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2015 – Bryan Priebe awarded $1,000 college scholarship Persistence paid off for Bryan Priebe, who won the first-ever $1,000 Bressman Law scholarship to heighten awareness of brain injuries. Priebe, who will earn his master’s degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, received a traumatic brain injury following a car accident and subsequent bicycle accident. In his winning essay, he noted that “persistence predicates promise.” Priebe started college 20 years ago and, thanks to persistence and perseverance, will receive his master’s degree this year. In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2015 – Legal practice managers’ average pay rose 18 percent in 2014. The latest industry-leading research findings on compensation and benefits trends in law firms was released today by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). The Enhanced Law Firm Compensation & Benefits Survey data shows that practice area administrator salaries increased by an average of 18 percent in 2014, with principal law firm administrators faring nearly as well with a 15.3 percent increase, and Paralegal Mangers a 12.6 percent increase. The 1,169 participants in the survey receive a discount on the final data, […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2015 – The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) has selected Houston lawyer Stewart J. Guss as one of the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys and has invited him to join the roster of respected NADC members. This is a top-tier professional honor and ranks Mr. Guss among some of the most prominent lawyers in the entire United States. The NADC is an exclusive professional organization that seeks to recognize the highest standards of legal excellence across the country. It strives to objectively identify attorneys who can serve as an example of […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2015 – The daughter of a woman who was allegedly injured in a fall in a nursing home has filed a lawsuit. Lisa Lopez filed the suit against Concord Nursing and Rehab Center, now called Aperion Care Oak Lawn. Lopez said that she had notified the facility that her mother needed to be kept in a wheelchair, but that the facility did not do so. Lopez said that without video of the incident, she would not have known what caused her mother’s injury. She supports video monitoring in nursing homes. “Video monitoring in […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2015 – In February 2015, a Florida pain clinic was raided by several law enforcement agencies, and five people were arrested. Authorities said that evidence indicated that the clinic was operating as an illegal pill mill. Evidence was seized from the Winter Park Pain and Wellness Clinic; owner Eric Emerson, Dr. Roland Brutus and three staff members were arrested. “If the allegations are borne out by the evidence, then the law enforcement agencies and officers are to be commended for shutting down this pill mill,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa pharmaceutical negligence attorney […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2015 – A decision determining the winner and recipient of the annual Stewart J. Guss College Scholarship award is expected to be made April 1st, according to scholarship information posted on the law firm’s website. The recipient of the scholarship award receives the proceeds to help with educational costs attending a United States college or university. In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants were required to submit an essay of approximately 1000 words answering the question “What law would you change and why?” by March 1, 2015. The scholarship was open to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2015 – The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) has opened enrollment for two new eLearning courses focusing on the Human Resources and Operations Management/IT subject areas. These newly developed curricula offer dynamic and fresh ideas that align with trends in the legal industry regarding Performance Management & Compensation and Technology & Facilities Management. Those who wish to earn Certified Legal Manager (CLM) educational credits may do so through these innovative online sessions. The business of law is changing every day, and ALA’s eLearning Center is designed to meet the needs of industry leaders […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2015 – According to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers who put in more than 40 hours a week are usually entitled to overtime pay. There are some exceptions to that rule. The FLSA defines a workweek as 40 hours of work. Time worked over 40 hours entitles employees to a minimum of one and one-half times their regular pay rate. Of interest is the fact that the FLSA does not mandate payment of extra wages for work done on a particular day, such as a holiday, for working at night […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2015 – In 2013, a Valdosta, Ga. teen died by asphyxiation, found upside down in a rolled up gym mat where he was supposedly trying to get a shoe that had fallen into the mat. His parents suggested the 17-year-old was murdered. The statement of claim suggests there was a conspiracy to cover up their son’s death involving many high-ranking authorities, including the local school superintendent, the chief of police, numerous deputies and sheriff’s investigators, the state medical examiner responsible for the autopsy and several Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials, including the director. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2015 – A Texas appeals court has ruled on an oil and gas royalty lawsuit, stating that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by dismissing a landowner’s lawsuit against a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corp. The Seventh Court of Appeals held that the lawsuit against XTO Energy Inc. was properly dismissed because plaintiff Richard Crawford, a landowner in the Barnett Shale, did not add 44 adjacent landowners to the suit. “The interests of adjacent landowners may come into play in litigation related to oil and gas royalties,” said Gregory D. Jordan, an […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2015 – Obama’s call to redirect money from the Social Security retirement fund to its disability fund is facing resistance in Congress. On February 2, President Obama unveiled his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. The $4 trillion budget includes more than $1 trillion in proposed new tax measures. Prominent among the president’s fiscal proposals is an increase in the Social Security Disability Trust Fund’s share of funding from payroll taxes – an attempt to shore up the finances of an entitlement program that is facing a major shortfall. Under the president’s […]


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