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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2017 – Doug Lipsky and Chris Lowe are proud to announce their new law firm specializing in employment law: Lipsky Lowe LLP, representing clients in New York and New Jersey. Doug and Chris were old friends before they co-founded this new firm, having worked together at the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of the nation’s top-rated labor and employment practices. They are excited about working together again and plan to leverage their combined knowledge, experience working at a major law firm, and skills to successfully represent individuals, classes, and […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2017 – McCormack & Erlich, LLP obtained a $1.95 million settlement in a worker misclassification lawsuit filed against Moet Hennessey USA, Strategic Experiential Group (SEG) and other related entities. A California judge recently granted preliminary approval to the settlement, with only minor modifications. Plaintiffs Krystle Harrison, Napoleon Aparicio and Shyron McDougall sued their former employers in March 2016, alleging they misclassified workers as independent contractors and failed to pay them their rightful wages. The plaintiffs represented a class of models, logistics personnel and brand ambassadors who worked for the companies. Under the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2017 – A man from Lubbock, Texas died, while maintaining equipment at his employer’s company facility at the Lubbock Preston Smith Airport. The man, an employee of FedEx, was crushed inside of the airplane in which he was working. His two daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit. FedEx was named as the sole defendant and court documents filed with the claim allege the company failed to provide a safe place to work, failed to follow safety procedures and failed to adequately train its workers regarding proper safety procedures. The plaintiffs are asking the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2017 – Austin-based civil rights and tech attorney Omar W. Rosales scored a second Appellate victory in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Civil Rights case where U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s decision to deny attorney’s fees was reversed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on December 14, 2017 in 17-50109, Deutsch v. Becerra, Inc. Yeakel first denied ADA attorney’s fees and was reversed by the Fifth Circuit on August 29, 2016 in 16-50164, Deutsch v. Becerra, Inc. Yeakel then reduced the fees requested and said that any […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2017 – The care of 87 veterans awaiting mental health appointments at a Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital was delayed due to an unauthorized waiting list maintained by employees. VA officials said there were no firings after the scandal emerged at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System in Omaha. They did not disclose why the list existed or who was responsible for keeping it. However, out of the two employees who were involved, one resigned while another retired. In addition, bonuses were withheld based on the performance data linked to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 13 2017 – Florida faces hundreds of pedestrian deaths each year. Eight of the top ten most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the United States are located in Florida, including: Cape Coral, Palm Bay, Orlando, Jacksonville, Deltona, Lakeland and Tampa. In 2016 alone, 649 deaths were counted. Now further in 2017, there have already been 318 recorded pedestrian fatalities. “There are far too many pedestrian deaths in Florida,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the Joyce & Reyes law firm. “Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one due […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2017 – The current administration has demonstrated that immigration is one of its central concerns. With plans to build a border wall, executive orders and policies an uncertain future is forming for immigration. Now, a new policy outlines what information the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department can collect. On September 18, 2017 the Federal Register released a notice, which sparked bewilderment. The notice dealt with what information the government may keep if someone applies for any immigration benefits. It is important to understand that anyone may apply for a benefit and when […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2017 – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit in California against Chipotle after a female supervisor allegedly sexually harassed her subordinate and retaliated against him after he reported the misconduct. According to the complaint, a female supervisor subjected a 22-year-old shift manager at a Chipotle in San Jose, California, to verbal and physical sexual harassment. In 2016, 16.6 percent of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC were brought by male workers. Betsy Havens, a Los Angeles employment attorney, said the company seems to have handled the situation poorly. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2017 – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a Los Angeles restaurant and nightclub. LA Louisanne, Inc., cut a pregnant server’s hours after learning she was pregnant and denied her right to return to her job after giving birth, according to the lawsuit. Betsy Havens, a workplace discrimination attorney in Los Angeles, said she hopes the lawsuit will serve to send the message to small businesses that the law protects pregnant workers regardless of whether the business might be inconvenienced by pregnancies. “Larger businesses […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2017 – Rear underride and side underride crashes are usually catastrophic, often ending in the death of the vehicle driver. Deaths may also include front seat passengers. If anyone survives such a disastrous accident they often face traumatic brain injuries, open skull fractures and severe spinal cord damage. Installing rear underride guards on most commercial trucks reduced deaths on the highway. Now, side underride crashes are on the rise resulting in an increase in deaths. In a side underride accident, a vehicle crashes into the side of a truck and is trapped under […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2017 – A Florida jury awarded $13 million to a man who was blinded after cataract surgery. On September 10, 2013, Miguel Diaz, 80, stepped into one of the well-trusted Leon Medical Centers clinics to receive cataract surgery on his right eye. He and his wife Esther, 70, recognized the Leon Medical Centers logo as well as a matching ID badge on Dr. Jonathan Leon-Rosen, Diaz’s ophthalmologist. The couple had used the popular South Florida Medicare clinic for their wide variety of medical services. Diaz experienced excruciating pain in his eye post-surgery and […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2017 – Under the Trump administration, immigration legislation changes often. It is best to reach out and connect with an experienced immigration attorney with questions or concerns about work permits or applications in progress. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program gave undocumented immigrants the opportunity to get educated, live and work legally in the United States without fearing deportation. The latest information that affects those under the auspices of the DACA program is that if a work permit is set to expire March 5, 2018, it may be extended another 2-years, […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2017 – Alex R. Hernandez Jr. secured a not guilty jury verdict in the State of Texas v. Andre Dantzler Case No. 14-11-28356-A, Victoria County, Texas. The case involved the alleged theft of over $500,000 in oil field services equipment to which the defendant denied any involvement with the theft. In the jury trial it was proven that another party had actually taken the equipment and took it over the period of several months. Mr. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. opened and closed his arguments to the jury that the whole conspiracy theory […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2017 – When confronted with injuries that prevent someone from having the ability to earn a living, there can be overwhelming medical expenses. While health insurance may cover the cost of emergency medical treatments and hospitalization, it will not cover loss of income. However, disability insurance can provide this type of coverage. Disability insurance is crucial because disability impacts a persons capacity to earn an income when their medical expenses can increase dramatically. Such is the experience of those who survive a sudden tragedy, as in the case of the recent mass shooting […]


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Charlotte, NC (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2017 – In conjunction with its 20th anniversary, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm is excited to announce the launch of a new Charitable Fund (Fund) to promote social justice and to celebrate cultural diversity. This philanthropic initiative marks an innovative step forward in the firm’s long tradition of humanitarian giving. Over the past 20 years, the firm has developed a significant philanthropic outreach platform, contributing to an extensive variety of regional nonprofits including Safe Alliance, Hospitality House, Loaves & Fishes, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Classroom Central, and many others. By setting aside a portion of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2017 – A federal agency sued a California senior care provider for ignoring complaints about an elderly client’s sexual harassment and racial discrimination of a black female caregiver and at least four other workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Home Instead Senior Care franchisee R. MacArthur Corporation. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Rashon Sturdivant was a caregiver for an 80-year-old man in Alameda, California between March and May 2015. The client allegedly sexually harassed Sturdivant and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2017 – Military retirees and persons who are recipients of disability checks and other kinds of pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a two percent pay increase in their monthly paycheck in 2018. Since 2012, this marks the largest cost of living (COLA) increase, which could be as high as $310 per month for those at the highest level of the retirement pay charts. Because of the rise in pay, the average military retirement check for an E-7 with 20 years of service will rise by $45 per month. An […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2017 – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against AT&T Pacific Bell. The telecommunications company allegedly violated state and federal laws when it failed to provide a hearing-impaired employee with a sign language interpreter. In its complaint, the federal agency accused AT&T Pacific Bell of denying a deaf employee’s request for reasonable accommodation that would allow him the possibility of meaningful interaction during the course of his employment. The employee was working in the company’s Fresno, California office. “Employers are required by law to discuss […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2017 – The Trump administration released a statement of immigration principles that includes “performance metrics” for judges in immigration cases. As part of a list of immigration policies which the president wants to implement, the administration said it would push to reduce the backlog of pending immigration court cases, including the hiring of 370 additional immigration judges and 1,000 additional U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys, along with support personnel. But the President’s plan would also establish “performance metrics” for judges in immigration cases. The Justice Department, which runs immigration courts through […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2017 – Javaheri & Yahoudai is pleased to announce that we have obtained a $1.5 million settlement for a client who was struck by a Municipal bus while riding a bicycle. Because of their size, buses have blind spots which can make it difficult for bus drivers to see bicyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles. At the same time, buses are equipped with special mirrors to improve visibility. Moreover, bus drivers in California have a duty of care not to injure others while operating a bus. Although buses may not see damage, a […]


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