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Santa Clara, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2015 – The Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) today announced that Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll, longtime experts in the field of special needs planning, will present an informative and timely seminar on January 25, 2016 at 6pm at the PACE School. The program is open to the community at large. Topics covered will include: – Update on the ABLE Act: a tax favored bank account to supplement Special Needs Trust planning – Five myths or misunderstandings about Special Needs Trusts and asset protection – The […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2015 – Attorney Tim Coffey, a concerned parent and dedicated father, is a long-term volunteer in good standing with CASA of DuPage County, Illinois. He is an advocate for children and remains so for the duration of the child’s journey through the court system. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, otherwise known as “Friends of the Court.” Tim Coffey advocates and speaks to what is in the best interests of dependent, abused and neglected children caught up in the DuPage juvenile court system. “I firmly believe every child deserves to be treated […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2015 – It is generally assumed that student loan debt is a problem faced only by the young. However, that is not always the case. Seniors are increasingly having a difficult time paying off their student loans, even to the point at which their Social Security benefits are offset when they are unable to make payments. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), in 2010, four percent of Americans ages 65 to 74 had federal student loan debt. This represents an increase of one percent from the year 2004. The collective amount […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2015 – Veterans had their surgeries cancelled or rescheduled after surgical equipment cases at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System in Michigan were found to be contaminated. Healthcare System nurses discovered specks of “inorganic particulate matter” on cases that store sterile surgical equipment during a routine check in early November. Experts inspected the facility and determined that a water main break was responsible for the sediment on some of the cases. Since Nov. 23, the hospital has replaced some equipment, installed more filters in the water system and flushed the water lines. According […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2015 – Texas still appears to lead the pack when it comes to drunk driving statistics, deaths and injuries. It is the No. 1 state for drunk driving fatalities, with over 1,300 in 2014. Texas has consistently had the highest number of drunk driving deaths and crash injuries. It is not a distinction anyone likes to boast about. According to Leslie Watson, with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one way to reduce the high number of crashes and death is to use sobriety checkpoints. “Forty-two states use sobriety checkpoints to help keep drunk […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2015 – The most recent edition of Bigger Law Firm magazine discusses the ways in which Bing Ads can enhance the marketing strategy for one’s law firm. In this issue, Kristen Friend describes how pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, can serve as an effective method of search marketing. Although Google AdWords has dominated the market for a long time, Bing and Yahoo are gaining in popularity. Bing Ads permit users to import AdWords campaigns, and continues to facilitate the process. Friend writes that in May, Bing started adding […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2015 – On Oct. 30, 2013, a 14-year-old girl was involved in a fatal car accident in Vineland, New Jersey. She was hit while crossing a street close to her bus stop. Her brother and sister witnessed the accident, and the girl died later that day. Her father recently filed a claim on behalf of his daughter’s estate and her two siblings. The defendants in the lawsuit are the other parties to the accident, the Vineland Board of Education, City of Vineland and Cumberland County. The accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. on […]


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New York, New York (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Third Avenue Focused Credit Institutional Fund (TFCIX) and Investor Fund (TFCVX) for potential securities fraud violations. The Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund is a high yield and distressed debt mutual fund that is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. It is managed by Third Avenue Management LLC, headquartered in New York, New York, and has both retail and institutional share classes. On December 9, 2015, shareholders in the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund received a letter notifying them that […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – Florida has a high rate of car accidents, and a new report indicates that two of the 10 deadliest interstate highways in the U.S. are located in the Sunshine State. The report, published by Vox, used information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine the stretches of highway that have the highest rate of deadly accidents. The report found that two Florida highways, Interstate 295 in Jacksonville and Interstate 4 stretching from Tampa to Daytona Beach, were among the deadliest in the country. “Unfortunately, our state sees more […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – A wrongful death lawsuit claims that a man died in a South Side Chicago Police lockup in August after his pleas for medical attention were ignored. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by Rhonda Walker, claiming that Charles Edward Jones died because he was denied medical treatment. “When someone dies as the result of another’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit is a way for the family of the victim to obtain some compensation for their loss,” said Paul Greenberg, an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Briskman […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2015 – The H-E-B grocery store in southeast Houston was the scene of a tragedy so horrific that many in the store at the time of the accident could not believe it could ever happen inside a store in the checkout line. One woman on a grocery run lost her life saving her daughter. Karla Sanchez had taken her two-year-old daughter and sister with her on grocery run. She was standing in the checkout line unloading her groceries when suddenly an SUV drove through the front glass doors. Sanchez was killed. Six others […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2015 – The state Supreme Court heard a case on Oct. 28 that raised questions of what constitutes criminal intent. The case involved Blaec Lammers, a southwest Missouri man accused of plotting shootings at a movie theater and Walmart. His defense attorney argued Lammers, 23, only thought about carrying out the shootings and did not actually fire any shots nor have the intent to harm others. However, the state attorney general’s office said he took substantial steps that showed he intended to follow through with the attacks. Lammers purchased two rifles and […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2015 – The importance of having a living will was revealed when former NBA star Lamar Odom was hospitalized, and it was reported that his wife, Khloe Kardashian, from whom he is estranged, still has power over his health care decisions. Although divorce papers were signed in July, they are considered to be married because the California Courts have not yet processed the divorce papers. This situation is not preferred because it is unlikely that Lamar wished to have Kardashian be the person in charge of making decisions concerning his health care. However, […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2015 – An article in the latest issue of Bigger Law Firm, the law firm marketing magazine for attorneys, addresses the need for law firms to produce creative online content. In “Creative Content Ideas that Deliver,” Brendan Conley tackles an issue that faces every law firm’s marketing team: to draw prospective clients to the firm’s website, and maintain a good position in search engine results pages, the firm must produce online content that is useful and engaging. Online marketing for law firms is fiercely competitive, so simply producing bland, unoriginal content will […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2015 – When handling one’s estate planning, it is important to prepare the relevant documents and ensure that they can be accessed by trusted family members prior to one’s death. Such documents can include wills, health care directives, and lists containing passwords to online accounts. However, there are other less common items that some family members may need when their loved one dies. One such item is military discharge papers. John J. Scroggin, who manages a tax business and estate planning firm in Atlanta, knew that his father wished to be buried […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2015 – What started as a class-action lawsuit against one Ford manufacturing facility has now burgeoned to include both Chicago manufacturing facilities, the Ford Chicago Heights stamping facility and the Torrence Avenue assembly plant. The focus of this class-action lawsuit is the allegation that the company failed to take action against rampant sexual harassment in its Chicago-area facilities. The suit was first launched by four women working at the Torrence Avenue assembly plant and was recently amended to include the Chicago Heights stamping plant. The initial lawsuit included four women. The amended suit […]


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New York, New York (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating investor losses from oil, gas and energy stocks, master limited partnerships (“MLPs”) and funds, including those listed below. Over the last year, these investments have fallen 50% and more, and many are cutting their distributions to investors so that they are no longer high-yield, income investments. Many income-seeking investors, particularly retirees, were advised by their brokers and financial advisors to invest in these stocks and funds because there were supposedly safe and secure income-generating investments, similar to bonds, with modest risk. Many […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2015 – A recent government report says Florida lags behind all other states in disbursing federal funds to families affected by the housing market crash. The Hardest Hit Fund, part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, was created by the federal government in 2010. It is aimed at mitigating the effects of the steep drop in the housing market, the ensuing financial crisis and high unemployment. O. Reginald Osenton, a bankruptcy attorney in Brandon, said that he is not surprised at the report. “I know first hand that Florida families are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2015 – A school bus driver was caught on video texting while behind the wheel of a school bus filled with children. The story in this case is shocking because of the driver’s blatant disregard for the safety of a busload of children in the Bethlehem Area School District in Pennsylvania. A phone video, shot by one of the children on the bus, shows the driver texting while driving on the afternoon run home from school. The video went viral within seconds after it was shot. Upset district officials subsequently greeted the bus […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 9, 2015 – Owen Goldsmith died in his home on Sept. 9, 2015, in the Butte Fire in California. He was 82-years old. His surviving family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against PG&E and two tree cutting services, vegetation management company ACRT Trees and Trees Inc. Goldsmith’s two daughters, Karen Goldsmith and Stephanie Mathes, allege that PG&E put the retired Air Force staff sergeant in a situation where he felt he had no escape. The wildfire that took Goldsmith’s life burned more than 800 homes and building to the ground and consumed over 70,000 […]


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