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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2017 – Depression, anxiety and mental health issues pose challenges for many students. Facing the transition from adolescence to young adulthood can trigger or unmask depression or anxiety in some young adults. If your college-bound student is susceptible to depression or anxiety, you should understand the transition process, student and parent rights, and how to seek help in a potential crisis. Join us for a free workshop: How to Transition a Student with Anxiety to College Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM Place: Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 – The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved legislation on March 8 to extend the Veterans Choice Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program allows veterans to seek private care when they are unable to get an appointment at a VA facility. The committee’s unanimous vote followed a hearing featuring the testimonies of VA Secretary David Shulkin and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. McCain is a member of a bipartisan Senate group supporting the Choice Program’s expansion. They urged lawmakers to eliminate the program’s current August 7 expiration date in order to provide […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 – George E. Chandler of Lufkin has been selected as one of five 2017 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. George Chandler received his B.A. and L.L.B. from Baylor University, is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. Memberships include: Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2017 – Due to a 2004 amendment to the Constitution, the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that a hospital system in Jacksonville had to furnish medical records to a patient’s family. The ruling could have ramifications for medical malpractice cases throughout the state. In a prior decision, the 1st District Court of Appeal said that a federal patient-safety law prevented the hospital system from having to release some documents in a malpractice lawsuit. The ruling arose from a ballot initiative called Amendment 7, which was approved by voters, and was intended to increase […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – John V. Bell, senior trial attorney at the personal injury law firm of J&Y, has recently been accepted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This honor is further confirmation of John’s fierce advocacy for negligence victims. He continues to be an invaluable member of the team at J&Y, the well-known practice headquartered in Los Angeles and serving all of California. The American Board of Trial Advocates was founded 60 years ago when the jury system was under attack from all sides. As legislators, judges, scholars, and the […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – The family courts of Virginia continue to operate under the notion that sole custody following divorce or separation is more socially acceptable than shared parenting, an arrangement in which a child spends nearly equal time with each parent. Such is the traditional viewpoint in Virginia courts that deters equality between mothers and fathers, and places families on a trajectory of constant conflict after divorce. Divorce is a stressful event in and of itself, and placing additional stress on children and their parents is needless. Due to the rise in divorce filings, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – A Philadelphia senior, with dementia, fell while in care at a local elder care facility and died later as a result of his injuries. The daughter of the man who died filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the senior care facility her father was in did not put a sufficient care plan in place to protect her dad from falling and sustaining fatal injuries. The gentleman was admitted to a senior care facility in June 2016 and lived there until August 2016. His medical history on admission indicated he had a […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2017 – Most injured workers who attempt to sue their employer in civil court for bodily injury are unsuccessful because they are unable to prove intentional harm on the part of their employer. Most of these kinds of cases are dismissed on summary judgment. Such was the result in the case of Madkiff v. Frazier-Simplex, Inc. A-132-15T1 (App. Div. February 23, 2017). Madkiff was employed by Frazier-Simplex, and suffered an injury on January 15, 2010, while he and his co-workers were attempting to destroy a glass furnace at the Alcan Glass Plant. Jackhammers […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 7, 2017 – Beginning in 2017, there has been an increase in exemptions that will enable taxpayers to make more significant lifetime gifts and to acquire more assets through various estate planning vehicles, including a sale or grantor trust. In addition, taxpayers can leave more income-producing assets to children or grandchildren whose tax brackets may be lower, or who may live in states that have a low income tax rate or no state income tax. The following are some of the tax exemption inflation increases for 2017: · A $5,490,000 federal estate tax exemption […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2017 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will soon offer urgent mental health care to thousands of veterans with less-than-honorable discharges. The services are part of the agency’s expanded efforts to reduce high suicide rates among former service members. VA Secretary David Shulkin emphasized the need to act as soon as possible rather than wait for legislation to pass Congress. Speaking to members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, he noted that most of the veterans who have committed suicide did not have access to VA care. “Far too many veterans are […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2017 – On the night of Wednesday, March 8, a woman from New York was killed in a hit-and-run collision near Orlando, Florida. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Karissa Hilts was struck by a vehicle on Florida Turnpike near Mile Marker 258 in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, as she was headed south on the turnpike, a cellphone fell out of her car. She pulled over on the highway, and exited her vehicle to search for the phone. Right after she stepped onto the turnpike, a motorist drove by […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2017 – The parents of a 14-month-old toddler filed a wrongful lawsuit against an Austin dentist alleging there was no reason their child needed dental work based on x-rays produced for court. According to the medical examiner, the young child died from complications due to the anesthesia given during her treatment. She was at the dental office to have two cavities filled when she lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital. She died later that day. The child’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit naming the anesthesiologist, the dentist, the dental practice […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2017 – Immigration enforcement, including deportations, is not a new process. Previous administrations and the current Trump administration had the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implement immigration laws that help enhance public safety and border security. Interestingly, the issue with deportation, aside from the human rights violations, is not solely the act of removing an illegal individual from the United States the instant they are apprehended. If an illegal immigrant is given a bond hearing but does not make bond because they do not have the funds to do so, the United […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2017 – For those considering a change in principal place of residence, at least during the winter months, to one that is located in a warmer climate, it is advisable to engage in financial planning prior to moving. According to a study conducted by Merrill Lynch in 2014, most people, by age 61, say they have the freedom and flexibility to select where they would most like to live. Life responsibilities, including family and work, often determine where people live in their younger years. Over one-third of retirees communicated to Merrill Lynch that […]


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Century City, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2017 – The J&Y Law Firm is devoted to supporting women’s rights while protecting victims of domestic violence from those who would use or flaunt personal power to hurt them and the ones they love. The red carpet event “Night on the Roxsan” is an opportunity for partners Jason Javaheri and Yosi Yahoudai to showcase their solidarity with the victims of domestic violence while benefitting the greater good of the community as a whole. The partners will not only be in attendance, but call on colleagues, clients, and anyone else affected by […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2017 – A tentative settlement agreement was reached between Ikea and the families of three children who were killed when the furniture company’s furniture fell on them. Dressers or chests in Ikea’s Malm line tipped over onto the children, who were all around age two. “These deaths were preventable,” said Paul Greenberg, a personal injury attorney with the Chicago firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, who is not involved in the case. “Manufacturers have a responsibility to follow national safety standards and otherwise exercise due care in the design and manufacture of furniture.” […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm magazine is now available for download on Amazon Kindle as a user-friendly ebook. For just $0.99, readers can download BLF issues directly to their e-reader, iPad, phone or other mobile reading device using the Kindle app, and enjoy reading BLF on the go. The magazine, formatted specifically for Amazon Kindle, offers a user-friendly experience that allows readers to interact with each issue with ease. How Lawyers Can Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Bigger Law Firm Magazine Volume 44 is the first BLF issue to be published […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – While the majority of people would consider buying life insurance, few individuals would contemplate purchasing disability insurance. Although Social Security provides some disability insurance, it is restricted. Social Security disability payments are comparatively small. In 2015, the average monthly disability benefit was just $1,165. But that may be inadequate if it is an individual’s principal source of income. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), an individual is disabled if they are unable to work because of a serious medical condition that has afflicted, or is anticipated to afflict, the person […]


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Tustin, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation today announced that applications are now being accepted for The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship for law school students. Through the scholarship, the criminal defense law firm headquartered in Orange County aims to grow a new generation of defense lawyers by helping them overcome the financial burden of obtaining a law degree. The winner of The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship will receive a $2,500 check to be used toward law school tuition or law school required books. Previous winners of the scholarship have attended Southwestern Law […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – A former information technology employee at the Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) filed a lawsuit against the district for sexual harassment, wrongful termination and defamation of character. Jeanine Davis alleges she and a paid intern were subjected to sexual harassment by their supervisor, Shane Hull, the director of information technology at OUESD. When Davis learned that another intern had experienced similar behavior from Hull, she filed a complaint with human resources. The suit alleges that Hull made unwelcome sexual remarks such as asking whether her husband satisfied her, and […]


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