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North Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2016 – The 10th Annual “Animal Rights Day,” at the Massachusetts School of Law, to be held Saturday, March 26, 2016, on the schools’ campus, is slated to be the most exciting and memorable to date. Children, families and animal lovers of all ages will be treated to a schedule that kicks off at 8:30 am with complimentary breakfast, and continues with animal-related activities, presentations and demonstrations throughout the day. The final event will be an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny at 1:30pm. “We’re very proud of this on-going tradition, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2016 – Gut Fermentation Syndrome, an extremely rare syndrome that causes the gut to ferment ingested food, has afflicted only a handful of people in recent decades. It’s an unusual disease and those living with it have difficulty trying to explain to law enforcement they have not been drinking and driving even when their Breathalyzer results seem to indicate otherwise. In Texas in 2013, a 61-year-old man seemed to be drunk all the time despite not drinking. No one believed him until his wife, a nurse, started administering Breathalyzer tests. Even if he […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2016 – J. Armando Edmiston, founder of Ask2Amigo Law Firm has become certified in forensic chromatography, forensic drug analysis and DUI with drugs. This new certification allows Mr. Edmiston to better defend those who have been accused of drug offenses and DUI involving alcohol or drugs. Additionally, all the training helps Armando Edmiston represent those injured by drunk drivers to achieve higher verdicts in a personal injury action against the insurance companies. Mr. Edmiston, a native of the Tampa-bay area, has devoted his professional life to assisting citizens who have been charged with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2016 – A recent case in a Texas appeals court shows the importance of addressing mineral rights unambiguously when surface rights are partitioned. In the case of Hosek v. Scott, the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas, upheld the trial court’s judgment that ownership of the minerals under a tract of land did not revert to the surface owners after the expiration of a period of time during which the mineral interests remained undivided. “To protect the interests of the parties, it is essential that a partition of surface or mineral […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2016 – Although retirees’ health-care expenses are often high, there are options to handle their potential medical expenses. In a study conducted by Fidelity Investments, it was revealed that in 2014, a couple aged 65 would have required $220,000 to pay for health-care costs in their retirement years, excluding skilled nursing care. According to the American Council of Life Insurers, the average annual cost of care in a nursing home is approximately $81,000, with 2.6 years as the average time spent in a home by an elderly female patient, and 2.3 years […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2016 – A pair of recent cases show bankruptcy courts may be increasingly receptive to discharging student loans. In December 2015, the 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel approved the discharge of 11 of 15 student loans Chelsea Conway owed to a private lender. Also in December, a Missouri bankruptcy court discharged the entirety of Michael Abney’s federal student loans, even after an income-based repayment plan absolved him of any current payments on the basis of a lack of disposable income. Reginald Osenton, a Tampa-area bankruptcy attorney, said the cases show courts are beginning […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2016 – A yearlong investigation has uncovered thousands of privacy violations at Department of Veterans Affairs-run medical facilities, clinics and benefit centers across the country. According to ProPublica’s analysis of VA data, over 10,000 breaches have occurred since 2011. The majority of privacy incidents were inadvertent, such as medical records left in waiting rooms or documents sent to the wrong individuals. However, a number of errors involved employees intentionally snooping or stealing veterans’ personal information. The highest number of privacy violations — at least 370 over the past five years — was recorded […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2016 – A gasoline tanker crashed and caught fire on East Loop 820. The trucker lost his life in the crash and burning fuel poured down both sides of the freeway. This accident involved a solo truck, owned by RaceTrac, and the driver, and happened one recent Saturday at 4:30 a.m. The wreck was in the southbound lane fairly close to Highway 10. It is not clear just exactly what caused the truck to crash, and police have indicated they are investigating the matter in depth. The explosion was close to the America’s […]


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San Antonio, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2016 – Trial Lawyer Alex R. Hernandez Jr. was recently featured on the cover of Elite Attorneys San Antonio magazine. The article highlights the life of Hernandez as well as his history as a trial and business lawyer. A St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio graduate, the magazine is a plus for the school, for San Antonio, and features the success of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Contact: Alex Hernandez Jr. 300 Convent, Suite 1330 San Antonio, TX 78205 Ph:(210) 529-8411


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2016 – Traffic deaths in Florida increased in 2015, according to preliminary data. Tentative numbers from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicate that there were 2,939 highway fatalities in Florida in 2015. That is a 17.8 percent increase from 2,494 traffic deaths in 2014. “Far too many people lose their lives on Florida’s roads,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. “Whenever someone is killed or injured in a car accident that results from another person’s negligence, the victim or victim’s family […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2016 – African American workers looking for employment with Ferrara Candy were allegedly routinely denied positions in the company’s Forest Park suburb plant and at the Oakbrook Terrance headquarters in the Chicago, Illinois, metro area. Several workers filed a discrimination claim with the EEOC in 2012, and were issued a Notice of Right to Sue. The lawsuit claims Ferrara and the staffing agencies violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Internationally known for its Jaw Busters, Lemonheads, Red Hots and other assorted candies such as Atomic Fireballs, Brach’s, Chuckles and Trolli, Ferrara is […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2016 – Dane Johnson, Board Certified attorney and partner at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., has become a certified ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist. Mr. Johnson completed a rigorous training program that included countless hours in the classroom and hands on training in a chemical laboratory. The training included courses in Forensic Chromatography, Forensic Drug Analysis and Forensic Principles of Driving Under the Influence of both drugs and alcohol. There are only 38 lawyers in the world that have earned the designation of “Lawyer-Scientist.” Dane Johnson, a native Texan, has devoted his professional life […]


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Roseville, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2016 – Special needs trusts (SNTs) are established for beneficiaries who are physically or mentally disabled. They are drafted in such a way that the beneficiary can reap the benefits of property that is held in trust for them while simultaneously maintaining eligibility to receive needs-based government benefits. The three kinds of SNTs are first-party, third-party and pooled trusts. First-party SNTs are used to hold property owned by the person with special needs, and are established by the disabled person’s parent, grandparent, conservator or the court. These trusts apply in cases in which […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2016 – One of the best things a person can do in the New Year is put their legal affairs in order. This is because life is so unpredictable, and it is impossible to know if and when someone might become incapacitated and unable to manage their own affairs, including taking care of their children and making decisions concerning health care. The estate planning process can include a will that identifies the beneficiaries of assets upon the testator’s death, and specific documents that will help loved ones make important decisions in the event […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2016 – A 16-year-old student suddenly fainted, collapsed and died during his high school football practice at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. He was a tall young man and weighed in at 295-pounds. At 16 years of age, he had his whole life ahead of him. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, emergency workers at the scene and education officials for failing to provide their son with adequate medical care. According to the statement of claim filed in this wrongful death lawsuit, there was no defibrillator […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2016 – In Pemberton Township, New Jersey, an 80-year-old woman named Nancy Rizzolo from Wenonah, Gloucester County, lost her life late Saturday, December 12, 2015, following an accident involving two cars. She was a passenger in an Oldsmobile Aurora driven by 58-year-old Guy Rizzolo, who is also from Wenonah. The head-on collision occurred on Route 70 at approximately 9:15 p.m. It was reported that she was declared dead at the scene of the accident. It was also reported that 26-year-old Bryan Hansen from Toms River was operating a Honda Civic on Lakehurst Road, […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2016 – Every new worker needs to understand California’s new equal pay law, SB 358. It significantly changes what a worker is required to prove in court in the case of unequal pay for equal work. Without a shred of doubt, the new equal pay law recently introduced in California is considered to be one of the most aggressive laws of its kind in the nation. While some say it is a huge detriment to employers, others applaud the law as finally being based on common sense, equity and fairness. The new law, […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2016 – Bankruptcy preparers who charge a fee to help with bankruptcy filings are getting into trouble with the law for providing legal advice. Bankruptcy law is complex, and even filling out the forms correctly can be a challenge for many. In an effort to save on legal expenses, many individuals may be tempted to hire a preparer instead of a bankruptcy attorney. But it is illegal for preparers to give legal advice. “Only an attorney can provide legal advice as part of a service for which a fee is charged,” said Tampa […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2016 – The Sandra Bland case drew a lot of media fire and public condemnation, and her name joined others as a byword for the Black Lives Matter movement. Bland was apprehended in July 2015 by Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia during a routine traffic stop, which escalated into a heated incident captured on video by the trooper’s dashcam. Bland was found dead in her cell three days later. A grand jury declined to indict anyone for the death of Sandra Bland, including jail staff at the facility where she was held and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2016 – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit (Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-01347) in which it alleged that Hillshire Brands Company/Sara Lee of Chicago violated federal law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by deliberately overlooking racial slurs and thus subjecting African-American workers to a racially hostile environment. The statement of claim included reference to racially offensive comments and repugnant graffiti decorating the workplace, as well as allegations that some workers were stricken with cancer due to working in more hazardous environments than their white co-workers […]


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