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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2012 – It is often the wiser move to settle a case than to fight it out in court. It depends on what may be at stake. “Not all employment disputes go to court, nor should they. If the amount of money involved in a case is relatively small, it often makes more sense to settle out of court. If the defendant does not wish to go that route, they may be exposed to unnecessary expenses,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2012 – A patient at Florida State Hospital (FSH) says she was abused and neglected while she was pregnant. She says she was in labor but was refused help by four employees at the Chattahoochee hospital. The patient was at FSH during the month of October 2011. In December she was taken by helicopter to Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee where she gave birth to a baby at the 38th week of gestation. The baby was stillborn and put on life support. The woman filed a lawsuit because she believes her pregnancy […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2012 – This nasty hit and run left one teen in serious condition after being flung into the air by a speeding car. “This accident happened as three teens were walking along the street on their way home. The video footage of the event was particularly chilling, as it showed two of the young men frantically back peddling to get out of the way of the car, as the third teen was hit and tossed into the air. The graphic images galvanized the man’s family to seek legal counsel for their son and […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2012 – In an unprecedented move, in June, 2012, President Obama announced that his Administration would grant deferred action status for qualifying children of the undocumented, permitting them to remain in the U.S. for two years, while being eligible for employment. The action has drawn praise from the Hispanic community and criticism from Republicans who favor Congressional action to address this issue over a short term executive action. It may benefit upwards of 600,000 persons. In announcing the directive, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano described deferred action status for this group of low risk […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2012 – Regardless of where one has served or what branch of the military it was in, such honorable service to the country deserves the maximum amount of disability compensation available. Filing a disability claim can be incredibly slow and grating on the nerves, as recently reported rampant cases of backlogs, delays and errors in California Veteran’s Affairs (VA), especially in Oakland, are showing. “Sometimes, claims can be stuck in the system for years,” said Tampa veterans lawyer David W. Magann, PA, a Marine Corps veteran.” Receiving an initial decision on a case […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2012 – Many debtors wonder how they can remove a bankruptcy from their credit report. The short answer is they cannot. Many debtors that declared bankruptcy want to know how they can get rid of that notation on their credit reports noted Iowa bankruptcy lawyer, Kevin Ahrenholz. The answer to that question is they cannot get rid of the notation. It is a record of what happened in the debtor’s financial life and becomes part and parcel of their credit history. The only way it could be completely removed, would be if […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2012 – Talented immigrants are not coming to the U.S. thanks to the mess the immigration system is in. It is costing the country skilled workers that could help the economy. The just released report, “Not Coming to America: Why the U.S. is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent” uncovers some very real concerns for us as a nation. To summarize, the main reason we are losing out on gaining skilled and other workers to help us rebuild our economy is a direct result of the nightmarish immigration system we have […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2012 – A man who was standing over his bike as he waited for a traffic signal to change in St. Petersburg was struck by a vehicle which had been impacted by another. A Kia cut in front of a Honda and hit it, which caused the Honda to suddenly veer into the man on the sidewalk. The fatal accident took place near the intersection of 13th Avenue N and 34th Street. The fifty-four year-old David Formato was killed upon impact. He had one son and one daughter. The drivers of the vehicles […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 3, 2012 – Veterans are disciplined, highly trained individuals that bring a lot of benefits to a company. A company’s success is dependent on the team of people that comprise the organization. As companies grow, the need to quickly fill positions with qualified workers increases and now, the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program makes it easy for employers to access one of the most valuable resources of qualified employees, which is veterans. With the skills they have learned in service, and rigorous self-discipline, companies are looking to veterans to fill skilled positions in […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2012 – After cuts of $234 million to Medicare for 2012 and $58 million removed from the Medicaid budget in 2011, Texas leaders have now directed state agencies to freeze spending. Some observers are concerned that the state budget cuts will have an ongoing negative effect on the growing population of older patients in the state. “The cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are a cause for concern for many families caring for an elderly loved one, and for older adults planning for retirement,” said John Hale, a Dallas and Waxahachie elder law and […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire) June 29, 2012 – For Americans, getting behind the wheel and turning the ignition is the ultimate freedom. Our cars symbolize our independence and allow us to go where we want, when we want. It’s tough to give up those freedoms. If you’ve had to confront an aging loved one and demand their keys, you understand this emotional and practical problem. This article focuses on maintaining control over your life for as long as possible by executing a durable power of attorney. Why do I need a durable power of attorney? • To make long […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 29, 2012 – A pregnant woman driving in Houston hit a Ford F-450 wrecker truck with her Chevy Malibu on the Gulf Freeway feeder road. The woman was seventeen weeks pregnant and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center with injuries that did not threaten her life. The baby, however, did not survive. The woman in the Chevy Malibu allegedly drove through a red light before the impact with the wrecker truck. The accident is under investigation, but it is believed alcohol may have played a role in the woman’s crashing […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2012 – As more service personnel are returning home, Veteran’s Affairs is seeing a surge in disability claims. Veterans with disability claims are experiencing delays due to a growing backlog at Veteran’s Affairs. This year, the VA reported that they had a backlog of 897,566 disability claims. Nearly 65% of those claims have been pending for over four months. Over the last four years, the VA has been plagued by a 48% increase in disability claims. The backlog is expected to exceed one million before the end of 2012. These claims are more […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2012 – Recently passed changes to Florida’s insurance laws make it more important than ever to contact a personal injury attorney quickly if you are injured in an automobile accident. The changes to the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law will go into effect January 1, 2013, provided Governor Rick Scott signs the bill as expected. Now, people who are injured in a collision have a limit of 14 days to seek medical treatment, and only those diagnosed with an “emergency medical condition” will be eligible for PIP benefits. The new law favors insurance […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2012 – In March, 2010 the Chief Justice of Arizona asked the Chief Justice of Colorado for help. The Chief Justice’s request led to a two-year investigation and trial of the former Maricopa County Attorney and two of his senior prosecutors by attorneys in the Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. This is a story of years of intimidation and retaliation by the former Maricopa County Attorney. His targets were sitting judges, County Supervisors, County administrators, and private lawyers. After years of prosecutorial misconduct, the Rule of Law in Maricopa County […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2012 – An attorney and urologist in Texas, who are married, have been charged with a number of crimes. Chief among the charges are healthcare fraud and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. The indictment says some health care benefit claims they submitted were false, going back to 2003.The following organizations were allegedly defrauded over about an eight-year period: Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, Humana Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. Also, prosecutors said the doctor reported seeing 117 patients in a day and working more hours than there are in a one-day period. At […]


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Boston, MA. (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2012 – Attorneys David Hoey and Bernard J. Hamill recently joined as co-counsel to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in the Barnstable County, Massachusetts superior court on behalf of the Estate of John Miller against Eagle Pond nursing home. Miller was allegedly fatally injured by a fall at the Cape Cod nursing facility on June 16, 2010. Miller was a resident of Eagle Pond nursing home in Dennis, Massachusetts. Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC d/b/a Eagle Pond Rehabilitation & Living Center is a member of the Kindred chain of long term care […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2012 – A recent wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic death of an infant in a hospital has been settled. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital will pay $8.25 million to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Genesis Burkett. Genesis was born premature, but was expected to do well, until he was mistakenly given an overdose of sodium chloride, 60 times the recommended dosage. “Medical errors of this kind too often end in tragedy,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago birth injury attorney not involved in this case. “Families who suffer […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2012 – Relationships are generally plagued with many challenges before the spouses start considering a divorce. Sometimes, separation makes the divorce process a little easier on both parties. Marching out of a series of arguments and marital battles into a divorce may lead to more trouble down the road. If the couple goes into a divorce with a battle mindset, the two are more likely to complicate the matter than if they have a cool down period. Brandon divorce lawyer, Reginald Osenton said, “A marriage dissolution can be stressful enough without getting involved […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2012 – If immigration reform dealt with real issues, other than legalities, discrimination would be front and center in the process. “Immigration reform is necessary, but does not deal with many of the real underlying issues that affect immigrants every day, such as discrimination. White Americans are not asked where they came from or where they were born. However, those of any color are routinely asked, if not made to produce papers to prove they have a right to be in the U.S. Immigration reform needs to be less about a path to […]


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