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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2017 – Brunoro Law, APC is thrilled to announce that our very own principal attorney, Paula Oliveira Brunoro, has been selected as a “Rising Star” in Tax Law by Super Lawyers*. Paula’s practice is dedicated to assisting individuals, families and businesses with a wide range of business and tax related matters with an emphasis on tax controversies, tax collections, tax planning, international tax and corporate law. In her capacity as general counsel, Paula assists clients with an array of complex business and corporate issues. Paula is also well versed in international business […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2017 – If a worker is injured on a jobsite in Texas and files a lawsuit, what happens to a claim for compensation? In Texas, companies may choose to opt in or to opt out of providing workers’ compensation. If a worker’s employer has chosen to opt in and that individual is hurt on the job, they cannot sue the employer. If the employer has chosen to opt out and there is a workplace accident, the injured worker may file a personal injury claim. Additionally, if a worker is killed, the family of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2017 – What started out as a day of fishing, ended with serious, crippling propeller injuries to a 17-year-old’s arms. This boating accident happened near Corpus Christi. A family of three went out for a day of fishing, using a 23-foot-long Explorer tunnel vee, also referred to as a Texas flatboat. These personal watercraft, are light and responsive, but seem to have one deadly quirk — suddenly spinning end for end with little to no warning. That possible design flaw was mentioned in a study done in 2013, paid for by the U.S. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2017 – President Donald Trump announced the selection of David Shulkin as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in January. The decision ended a lengthy search for a qualified individual to lead the sprawling federal agency that comprises a nationwide network of 1,700 medical facilities. Trump said he and his transition team interviewed “at least 100 people” to find the right person to take on the responsibility of improving veterans care. They ultimately decided to look for someone inside the VA. The decision means Shulkin, 57, would be the first serving […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2017 – Three new laws became effective in Florida on January 1, 2017. One law forbids individuals under age 18 from purchasing specific over-the-counter cough suppressants. Another concerns insurance policy coverage of opioid medications while the third introduces restrictions on the ways in which financial institutions may accept summonses and subpoenas. Prominent Florida personal injury attorney Jason Chalik at Chalik & Chalik says, “People should be aware of the new laws taking effect because of the potential liability that could result from an injury or death for failure to comply.” Cough medicines SB […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2017 – Texas has three categories of caps on medical malpractice awards. A number of U.S. states limit damages awarded to victims of medical malpractice. Most of those states only limit what is referred to as non-economic damages, such as disfigurement, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. These non-economic damages are also considered to be subjective damages; meaning financial compensation is based on tastes, opinions or personal feelings. The three categories of medical malpractice damages awarded in wrongful death cases, in Texas, are: · Limits on punitive damages · Limits on total damages […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2017 – Parents of a newborn daughter with severe brain damage filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence in the baby’s delivery. A Pennsylvania hospital and a local doctor had to pay $19.3 million to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the parents of a brain damaged baby. The settlement agreement set aside $9.05 million in a special account to care for the child and another $2 million was paid to the child’s mother. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleged the physician was negligent in delivering the couple’s baby in 2012, by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2017 – Nebraska is piloting a new approach to get drivers to pay attention to highway safety messages. If it works, perhaps Texas might want to implement a similar approach. Highway employees in Nebraska have come up with a novel approach to getting the attention of drivers — which may or may not be a good thing, since getting their attention also means they are driving distracted while looking at new safety messages. The new approach involves using humor and current pop culture references. Iowa and several other states have similar initiatives of […]


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San Jose, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2017 – San Jose, CA dentist Dr. Khai Dong has been ordered to pay approximately $505,000 to his former dental assistant because of his outrageous office behavior. The Court found Dr. Dong’s sexually inappropriate conduct escalated to egregious workplace sexual assault and issued an award of compensatory, punitive, and attorneys’ fees and costs damage to the plaintiff. The San Mateo law firm Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP represented the plaintiff through the four-day trial on liability, as well the subsequent hearing on the bifurcated issues of punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Based […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2017 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must tackle a long list of decisions about the effects of Agent Orange and veterans’ eligibility for benefits. A key issue is whether the department will add new conditions to its list of diseases and health problems presumed to be linked to the pesticide. Agent Orange was sprayed to destroy vegetation used as cover by Vietnamese troops during the Vietnam War. ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot have joined forces to investigate the toxic chemical’s effects on Vietnam veterans and their families, as well as their struggles […]


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Brooklyn, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2017 – The Law Office of Neal Forman today announced that it has relocated its office to 26 Court Street in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Forman will occupy a suite on the 26th floor. For nearly five decades, Mr. Forman has served as a trusted personal injury attorney, ligating, and settling cases for clients throughout the five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. “We are excited to be able to accommodate our growing practice with a larger and more accessible space,” said Neal Forman, Founder and Managing Partner. “This move reflects our sustained commitment […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2017 – Hundreds of people who previously worked in the coal-mining industry in Kentucky and West Virginia have been embroiled in a fight with the federal government to retain their Social Security Disability (SSD) checks. All of them were represented by a flashy attorney named Eric C. Conn, who referred to himself as “Mr. Social Security.” However, federal officials allege that Conn directed fraudulent claims in the amount of $600 million to this poverty-stricken area of Appalachia, and the government halted the disability payments. The suspension of such payments affected hundreds of Conn’s […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2017 – The sons of a couple who died in a car accident on the Veterans Expressway in Tampa have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two construction firms, claiming that negligent placement of signs and blockades caused the fatal accident. “The loss of loved ones in an automobile collision is even more tragic when the accident was preventable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa wrongful death attorney with Joyce & Reyes, who is not involved in the case. “When a fatal accident is the result of negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit is an […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2017 – The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Haber, the firm’s principal, has been published in the December 2016 edition of the Wall Street Lawyer (Vol. 20, No. 12), a West LegalEdcenter publication, ©Thomson Reuters. The article, entitled “Will the Public Disclosure Bar Be the Next Provision of the False Claims Act to Be Reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court?”, covers the basics of the False Claims Act public disclosure bar and the split of authority among the circuits about the test used to […]


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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2016 – Las Vegas Defense Attorney Nicholas Wooldridge is sponsoring a scholarship to help raise awareness of miscarriages of justice and turn a spotlight on those cases. Participation eligibility is based on applicants planning on attending an accredited American College or University in the upcoming semester and presenting a 1000-word essay on the subject. One of the foundation stones in building America was the guiding belief that each person has inalienable rights. When a governmental jurisdiction exceeds its duties, individual rights are disregarded, and abuses result. Some find themselves in prison. Others […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2017 – Medical malpractice lawsuits involving patients found “dead in bed” while in hospital after successful operations are on the rise. The patients were recovering in their rooms and not considered to be at risk. The sudden and unexpected death of patients recovering after successful surgery, sometimes within hours of an operation, is posing a significant problem. Research by top U.S. doctors into this issue has shown opioid painkillers suppress the respiratory system and starve the brain of oxygen, resulting in death. An in depth review of cases involving respiratory depression found the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2017 – Premier Criminal defense lawyer Jordan Redavid of Redavid Law, PLLC., has been awarded the Super Lawyers 2017 Florida Rising Star award. Of all lawyers in the State of Florida, only 2.5 percent are awarded this honor. Super Lawyers is a respected rating service that provides a diverse, credible list of each state’s top lawyers. The site does this by using comprehensive data, including peer nominations, evaluations and independent research. Their goal is to offer a comprehensive list of the nation’s outstanding lawyers to be used as a resource for those seeking […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2017 – The Employment Eligibility Verification form, referred to as Form I-9, has been revised by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Form I-9 requirements were put in place in 1986 when the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) was passed. The Act bans employers from hiring U.S. citizens and others for work in the United States without verifying their employment authorization and identity. The latest revised version of Form I-9 (dated November 14, 2016) must be in place and was to be in use by January 22, 2017. In the meantime, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2017 – On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a sweeping executive order limiting refugee admissions for the current fiscal year. The order will ban admission to the United States from Muslim majority countries, in addition to making other changes in an effort to stop foreign terrorists from entering the United States. The executive order suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days and cuts the total refugee numbers which the United State will accept for this fiscal year to 50,000 from its previously set number of 110,000. It further suspends Syrian refugee […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2017 – A former Florida physician who had ten patients die from drug overdoses was sentenced to two years in federal prison. “Doctors are entrusted with the health and safety of their patients, and they have to be held responsible when they violate that trust,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa pharmaceutical negligence attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “Physicians who are negligent in prescribing dangerous medications may face civil liability as well as criminal charges.” Russell Sachs, a former pain-management doctor, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian Davis. The judge said that the […]


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