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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2012 – The law firm marketing and attorney website provider, SEO | Law Firm, announced the start of their year end promotion which will save law firms up to $500. As law firms plan next years marketing budget, SEO | Law Firm, is continuing a tradition that started 5 years ago. The company, owned by marketing firm, Adviatech Corp., saves its best sale for the end of the year and is closing 2012 with the largest discount ever offered. Jason Bland, one of Adviatech’s co-founders and manager of the company’s law firm […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2012 – Being a whistleblower is not fun. It typically has a variety of consequences. “Many whistleblowers face distain and are ostracized not only in their workplace, if they are still employed, but from other sources as well. One of the most high profile cases dealing with the fall out of being a whistleblower is the case filed by former Penn State assistant football coach, Mike McQueary,” said Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland whistleblower lawyer. Many will recognize the McQueary name from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case. This case was a hot potato […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2012 – Racist talk at work creates a hostile work environment. “It should go without saying, do not allow racist talk in the workplace; any kind of racist talk, even if it is not directed at another worker. Talk like that may have a devastating effect on those who hear it, whether it is meant specifically for them or not,” explained Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. The case that deals with […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – It is said people in America sue for just about everything. This ruptured bladder case is a bit unusual. “The guy that filed this lawsuit had a lot of courage. Not a whole lot of men would stand up and admit they had been to a strip club and been body slammed by a dancer, resulting in nerve injuries and a ruptured bladder. There are even fewer men who would admit that just prior to their wedding day. We have no idea if his wedding did proceed, but a personal injury […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – A new study by Swiss researchers looked at college-age “front-loading” or “pre-drinking:” the act of having a drink or two before heading out for the evening. The study, which included analysis of the behavior of more than 250 students over the course of five weeks, found that the college-aged individuals who participated in pre-drinking were far more likely to later drive under the influence of alcohol (DUI), experience blackouts, and use drugs. Researchers also stated that when the students consumed alcoholic beverages prior to going to the planned event, they tended […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – The Senate finally passed the COLA bill, HR 4114, for disabled veterans. The bill, designed to provide disabled veterans and their survivors, with a cost-of-living adjustment, passed through the Senate this November. The bill will allow for a 1.7 percent increase in checks for disabled vets and their survivors starting in January, 2013. “Veterans advocates across the country are relieved the bill passed,” stated James Fausone, veterans’ disability lawyer. “Veterans are entitled to a cost-of-living increase, at the very least, especially in a difficult economy.” The increase means $500 in additional […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 3, 2012 – At least one Republican is talking about doing something to help immigrants, in the short term. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the leader of the US Senate, recently remarked that he is putting a top priority on immigration reform. In fact, he stated that he would chase Republican votes on immigration, including Senator John McCain of Arizona. McCain had supported reform measures earlier, but toughened his stance in the face of backlash from conservatives. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), has floated his own proposal to grant temporary visas for undocumented immigrants, and […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) December 3, 2012 – Credit card companies set their own interest rates, because the federal government allows them to do so. Not many know that in 1980, the federal government passed a law that let national banks disregard state usury laws and pick whatever interest rate they wanted, that was a certain number of points above the Federal Reserve discount rate. Usury means lending funds at an exorbitant rate of interest. This means the law in most states cannot regulate credit card debt, leaving bankruptcy as the only way out for many explained Kevin […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) December 3, 2012 – An adult child of an indigent, or financially overburdened parent, may be on the hook for their extraordinary debt. Though not many individuals are aware of this fact, at least 29 states, as well as Puerto Rico, have laws granting long-term care providers the authority to seek payment from the adult children of a parent to whom a provider renders care. Katherine Pearson, Professor of Law at the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University, states that care providers in Pennsylvania and South Dakota are actively pursuing payment from […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2012 – Some do not think twice about ripping off an insurance company by filing a false claim. But insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. There are some fraud and scam artists whose sole means of support is filing false claims with insurance companies to get money. Consider a relatively recent case where three people were arrested for defrauding insurance finance companies. The defendants, ranging in age from 60 to 64, were arrested as the result of a federal grand jury returning an indictment charging the three with mail and wire […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2012 – Numerous high-profile child custody cases across the U.S. have spurred renewed interest in how custody is determined and how it may differ from state to state. In Colorado, there are a number of statutory factors considered by the court when determining the custody of minor children. The Colorado court system calls child custody “parental responsibility;” parental responsibility can encompass joint or primary custody. “The Colorado courts apply several criteria when determining parental responsibility,” says Bill Thode, Denver custody attorney. “Colorado courts attempt to decide child placement and parental responsibility issues based […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2012 – According to The MetLife Mature Market Institute, approximately five million aging or elderly adults are prey to financial fraud. MetLife’s Investor Protection Elder Fraud Survey found that one out of every five elderly individuals surveyed had been victimized. Financial experts believe that the number of victims is on the rise, and that for every one case brought to the attention of authorities, 25 cases never get reported. Victims often do not know where to turn after experiencing financial fraud, or are too embarrassed or frightened to report the fraud. The National […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2012 – In Des Moines County, a jury has been unable to reach a verdict in a medical malpractice trial. The lawsuit was brought against a medical center and an emergency room doctor after the death of William Thye. The judge released the jury with instructions to return the next day to continue deliberations in the case against the emergency room staff at Great River Medical Center and Dr. Vandenberg, who treated William Thye. Thye’s wife and family filed a lawsuit claiming negligence in his treatment. Thye died from respiratory failure. If the […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2012 – Many people believe that nothing can go wrong with liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. People generally believe these procedures are universally safe because they are elective and not done because someone is sick or has an underlying medical problem. Nothing could be further from the truth. What seems like a simple surgery to get fat sucked out of your body could result in death. “People think getting liposuction is easy, safe and fairly routine these days. It is anything but, and they need to know it could cost them their lives. […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2012 – According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are an estimated 11 million tractor trailers on the roadways. Those tractor trailers are traveling more than 250 billion miles each year along U.S. highways. With the sheer number of trucks on the road, it is hardly surprising that there were more than 275,000 truck crashes in 2009 involving large rigs. Those accidents led to almost 75,000 injuries and 3,000 fatalities. Tractor trailers have wide turn radiuses, slow stopping ability and, weigh on average more than 10,000 pounds. More tractor trailer […]


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MELBOURNE, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2012 – InterActive Legal is pleased to officially unveil their new website featuring a clean, contemporary design. The new website enhances the overall customer experience and presents a progressive new Discussion Forum. For a look at the new design, please visit https://www.interactivelegal.com. InterActive Legal continues to offer the premier Trust & Estate planning software, INTERACTIVE LEGALSUITE™, to law firms throughout the country, and serve the legal community with a Knowledge Network to include a World-Class Estate Planning Discussion Forum and Continuing Education Program. The dynamic InterActive Legal discussion forums are embraced by leading […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2012 – We have all heard this before, that immigration reform is a priority. If so, why no action? “To hear a politician speak, including Obama, immigration reform is a top priority, and that is why he suspended deportation for some illegal immigrants. That got him higher ratings with Latin voters, something he needs to win again. The ratings may be relatively short-lived though, since Obama’s administration has one of the highest records for deportations. Call it a temporary stop-gap to garner votes, or call it outright bribery, because it is,” said Larry […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2012 – Nursing home abuse may escalate into a wrongful death scenario. This case did. “It’s difficult to read and hear about senior citizens being mistreated so badly that they die as a result of someone’s abuse. In this case, an 85-year-old woman was viciously throttled, then thrown on the ground. She was further neglected by assisted-living home staff,” recounted Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The woman died in a hospital a few days later.” The facts of this case are disturbing because they paint a […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2012 – New Jersey elder law attorney, Thomas D. Begley, Jr., of Begley Law Group presented to families at “Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges,” an informational seminar held in Philadelphia, PA., November 17, 2012. The seminar covered topics such as the critical medical, legal, nursing and funding issues that face families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities. As one of a select group of top speakers with expertise in the areas of special needs trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney, Begley spoke to families about how to select the ideal […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2012 – According to Fairfax divorce attorney Lisa McDevitt, there are several changes an individual may wish to make to their estate plans when they divorce their spouse. “One of the things you should check is if you need to rewrite your power of attorney,” says McDevitt. “Your divorce may not invalidate your will, but may invalidate your spouse as power of attorney.” If a divorced couple on good terms wishes to keep each other as “attorney in fact,” it is advisable to check with the divorce attorney during the proceedings and work […]


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