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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2016 – Sharyland Utilities, Quantam Resources Management and Tessco Energy Services face two wrongful death lawsuits for the workplace deaths of Laban Robokoff and Harvey McKinney in 2014. Laban Robokoff and Harvey McKinney were electrocuted two years ago while working on a Texas oil well. One other colleague was severely shocked, but managed to survive. At the time of their deaths, Laban Robokoff was 26 and McKinney 38. The oil well was located in Colorado City and was owned by Quantam Resources Management. According to documents submitted in court, the company allegedly placed […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2016 – Under Medicaid law, there are certain security measures for the spouses of those applying for Medicaid to make certain they possess the necessary minimum support to reside in the community at a time when their husband or wife is in receipt of long-term care benefits, generally in a nursing home. The spousal protections function in the following way: if the person applying for Medicaid is married, the countable assets of both spouses are combined as of the date on which the ill spouse was admitted to either a hospital or […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Miami criminal defense attorney Jordan Redavid is the latest in a growing list of endorsements for Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. Redavid said his reasons for supporting the proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution stemmed both from compassion and from pragmatism. “It’s clear that marijuana’s benefits for patients with certain medical conditions are unmatched by conventional drugs and other treatments,” Redavid said. “People with cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other debilitating ailments find relief from pain and a restored appetite by using marijuana. Every day, Florida cops […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Florida leads the nation in the number of people who drown in their vehicles after car accidents. According to an Orlando Sentinel analysis, 49 people drowned inside cars in Florida from 2008 to 2012. That is far more than Texas, the state with the second highest number of motor vehicle drownings, at 18 during the same time period. The actual number of drownings may be much higher. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found in 2011 that there was an average of 57 vehicle drowning deaths per year in Florida […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – A former merchandizer who began working at Home Depot in April 2013 has sued the company for disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, on July 28. Guadalupe Carbajal was injured in a workplace fall on February 2, 2015. She suffered pain in her right knee, right hip and lower back, according to the complaint. Her supervisor allegedly did not let her see a doctor the following day. She also delayed providing Carbajal with paperwork for a […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2016 – Couples approaching retirement age and contemplating divorce, may confront problems regarding ways in which to divide their retirement accounts. The divorce rate is skyrocketing for baby boomers. According to a report by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, between 1990 and 1994, the divorce rate among adults over age 50 doubled. And the rate tripled for those over age 65 in the same time frame. Recently, a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that retirement accounts and pensions were second only to alimony as the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2016 – A call center company has been sued by a Plano, Texas merchant services provider over an alleged breach of contract. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, on Aug. 11, by Pivotal Payments Inc. (Pivotal) against Taking You Forward LLC (TYF). Pivotal claims it is owed more than $109,000, including $25,000 in consequential damages. “Consequential damages go beyond the terms of the contract itself, when the plaintiff claims that the defendant’s breach caused additional costs or lost profits,” commented Gregory D. […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Jeffrey Rubin and Pro Sports Financial athlete fraud scandal for supervisory failures by potentially culpable third-parties. FINRA Regulators barred broker Jeffrey Rubin of Pro Sports Financial, in Florida, from the securities industry for making unsuitable recommendations to his customer, an NFL player, who lost $3 million from an illiquid, high-risk investment issued in connection with a now-bankrupt Country Crossing casino in Alabama. Based on Rubin’s referrals, 30 other NFL players also invested in the casino project and lost approximately $40 million. Our […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2016 – Mercedes Contreras is suing Royal Cargo Corp. and Leyvis Ortega, alleging Ortega negligently failed to properly control his big rig. According to the trucking accident lawsuit filed in this case, Mercedes Contreras was heading west on I-30. She was hit by a big rig driven by Leyvis Ortega, who collided with the rear of her car. Contreras alleges she sustained permanent, disabling injuries. The statement of claim further alleges that Ortega did not pay attention to where he was going and what was going on around him, did not stay a […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2016 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a proposed rule that would help international founders of startup companies stay in the United States on a temporary basis. The proposal is intended to address a gap in the options available for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a business in the U.S. The proposed entrepreneur rule would use the mechanism of “parole” – temporary permission to remain in the United States – the authority for which is provided by the Immigration and Nationality Act. DHS may parole a foreign national into […]


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Irvington, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2016 – Barger & Gaines is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Giulia Frasca to its Irvington office. Ms. Frasca is an attorney who focuses her practice on special education, education law and disciplinary matters, special needs planning, Child Protective Service and Association for Children’s Services matters, OPWDD appeals, involuntary commitment and assisted outpatient treatment matters and elder law in New York and Connecticut. Ms. Frasca has worked primarily in special education, education law and special needs planning and has extensive experience in these areas. Barger & Gaines is a law firm […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2016 – U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu set trial in the $13 million lawsuit against Harry Winston and amfAR for August 8, 2017. The case arises out of their multi-year “milestone partnership”. The case, Optikal Noize, Inc. v. AAB Productions, et al, C.D. Cal. 2:16-cv-06528, “doesn’t look good” for the parties, said Judge Wu at the scheduling conference Thursday morning at the Spring Street Courthouse. In its complaint, Optikal Noize alleged it helped fuse the unprecedented joint-venture between Harry Winston and amfAR. Forbes first reported the deal. News article sources […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2016 – Texas does not have a statewide texting while driving ban in place. Yet. That may change but politics does seem to play a large part of successfully passing such a law. As far as getting a statewide ban on texting while driving, Texas still remains one of only four states in the United States that does not have one. For many reasons, the concept of such a law has been fought over amongst lawmakers. In the absence of a statewide law there is a patchwork of different laws in various cities […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2016 – In a published ruling, the appeals court stated that the Workers’ Compensation Act has control over claims against third-party tortfeasors who suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents while they are engaged in employment. In the case of Lambert v. Travelers Indemnity Company of America, three judges resolved disagreements between the workers’ compensation law and the Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act, both of which concern the way in which medical liens should be satisfied. The decision was released in August 2016, in three separate cases that were consolidated because they dealt with […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2016 – Many people are of the opinion that if they bequeath money to charity upon their death, there will be a lesser amount left for their family. However, an experienced estate planning attorney is able to create an estate plan that includes charitable bequests and, in several cases, divert funds that are earmarked for the IRS, back to the family and charities that are important to the client. One method of accomplishing this objective is to transfer the funds that were intended to be left to charity, to a charitable remainder trust […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2016 – Three African American employees of a winery based in Napa, California, sued their employers for racial discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation. Staffing agency Aerotek hired Avalita Jenkins, Tracey Jenkins and Samuel Williams in February to work as special project workers. They were placed at Trinchero Family Estates’ facility in Salida, California, where they loaded and unloaded wine bottles. Trinchero supervised them on a daily basis while Aerotek paid their wages. Both companies were named defendants in the lawsuit, along with Sutter Home Winery which is doing business as Trinchero Family […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2016 – During the summer the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) stopped reporting data on health care standards at its hospitals. The agency made the move despite a two-year-old law that requires the statistics to be shared with a national consumer database. For several years the VA submitted performance data to the Hospital Compare website managed by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The data comprised several criteria for measuring quality at private and public hospitals nationwide, including death and readmission rates. According to a […]


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. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Haber is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Haber has once again been named by Super Lawyers magazine to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Haber was recognized for his work in securities litigation. As part of his history of professional achievements, he was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2008-2010 and 2012-2015. Super Lawyers magazine is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. It recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of professional […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – Cedar Creek Reservoir is noted for its bridges. It was one of those structures that left a boater dead on a recent Friday evening. The bridge involved in this boating accident was the middle three of the 198 bridges that spanned north Cedar Creek Reservoir. Built in 1965, the clearance under it was roughly 5 feet if the lake was sitting at its normal elevation. Currently, the lake is down about three-quarters of a foot at the reservoir location. Other bridges in the same area that have been revamped now have […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – A situation that most people are unfamiliar with and unprepared for, a New York police detective wants to talk to them. According to a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, far too many people are lulled into a false sense of security in this situation and end up revealing something that leads to their arrest. “While most people are aware that if they are arrested they should not talk to police and should ask for a lawyer, most people don’t know what to do if they are not under arrest but […]


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