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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2012 – The Toral Family Foundation is offering a scholarship program for members of the healthcare field who want to learn more about brain injuries to enhance their competence in treating them. The Florida foundation is offering three professionals paid trips to the 10th Annual North American Brain Injury Society Medical Conference on Sept. 12-15 in Miami. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 and includes entry to the conference. Applicants to the scholarship program must be employed in the healthcare field within the state of Florida, and work in the brain injury field. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – The good news is that thanks to medical advances and other factors, people are living longer than ever. The less than stellar news is this extended life span does not necessarily translate into a high quality of life in one’s later years. “With that comes the issue of what decisions should be made to make sure elder parents get the best care possible. It was not so long ago that the nursing home (aka old folks home) was virtually the only way to go,” observed Jacob A. Hale, an elder law […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – The more the concept of immigration reform gets bunted about, the less likely it is to come to fruition. “The current Administration has not done a good job in several major areas that directly affect the country: transportation funding, bolstering up a sagging national economy, a national energy policy and comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration reform has been, and is, the most politically touchy issue the government needs to deal with,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with law offices in Miami, Florida and […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – Under current law, a federal estate tax is only assessed on an individual’s estate assets over $5,120,000. Further, the concept of spousal portability is contained in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (TRUIRJCA). “Under portability, one spouse can leave any unused available exemption to a surviving spouse so that the surviving spouse has a double exemption; this is called the Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion Amount, or DSUEA,” said Susan M. Green, an elder law attorney with Begley Law Group in Moorestown, New Jersey. The surviving […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2012 – Illegal immigration has been the proverbial hot-button topic from the time the 2012 Presidential race began in earnest earlier this year. Whether it was former Massachusetts Governor and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney saying that “self-deportation” is the way to go – if they cannot get jobs here, they’ll go back to wherever they came from – to Florida purging the voter rolls to make sure those alleged illegals do not add to the ballot boxes, it is a subject that just will not, and is not going away. “The anti-immigrant […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2012 – Car accidents happen for a number of reasons. In this case, the at-fault driver, attempted to blame the solar eclipse. “I’ve heard a lot of reasons for car accidents, but this one, that I was not involved with, was unique, not to mention original,” commented Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “It seems the at-fault driver insisted she could not see where she was going, due to the glare of the eclipse.” It appears the 26-year-old driver was heading toward […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2012 – Kids are not supposed to die before their parents. This drunk driving case caused two families major heartbreak. “There were five teens in the car involved in a rollover crash on the highway. Two died. The other three were seriously injured, including the drunk driver. The cause of the accident? Drunk driving, lack of judgment, inexperience and inattention. Two 15-year old teens lost their lives as a result of the driver being under the influence,” said Bobby Lee, a personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. One […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2012 – One of the biggest challenges facing any veteran is the transition into civilian life, once his or her service has been completed. The National Veteran Small Business Conference aimed to provide solutions to the problem. The conference convened in downtown Detroit’s Cobo Center from June 26-29, 2012, and was geared to help business-owning veterans grow their firms in the federal marketplace. Some 6,000 vets turned out for the event and were afforded the opportunity to meet with decision makers from federal and non-federal businesses, increase business acumen through training and business […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2012 – Littman Krooks LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Michael J. Riolo, Esq., and Stacy Sadove, Esq., have joined the law firm. Michael’s practice is focused on estate and tax planning, estate administration and asset protection planning. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, he worked as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where he managed a portfolio of assets for individuals and business entities. Mr. Riolo was also previously an attorney with McCarthy Fingar LLP, where he counseled individuals and families on estate and tax planning, estate administration and […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2012 – Even if the delivery went well, and there are no immediate signs of birth injuries, they may not show up until later. “Delivering babies is a balancing act for the doctor, involving a lot of skill and finely tuned instincts and years of medical training. Even with all their education and experience, some things just don’t go the way they should. Other things, they have no control over. During a delivery, there is a high risk of birth injuries, and some of them may not show up for months to years […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2012 – John Hale and Jacob Hale of The Hale Law Firm were recently featured in Newsweek Magazine’s June 18 Leaders in Elder Law Showcase. The section is a part of Newsweek’s 2012 Leaders promotional section — which features the leading individuals or group practices in various practice areas of law and health care. “At The Hale Law Firm, our motto ‘Wise and compassionate counsel’ is more than just a slogan; it’s what we are known for,” remarked John Hale, a Dallas elder law attorney and Dallas estate planning attorney. “We are very […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2012 – Some think medical negligence is caused by a bad system. In fact, it is more attributable to bad doctors. “I am deeply involved in medical malpractice cases, and after spending almost 30 years talking to medical malpractice victims, I have come to have a deep appreciation for what they have gone through, and I have also learned they have had the misfortune to meet some bad doctors that hurt good people. And yet, those bad doctors still keep practicing. Something is wrong with that,” Charlie Donahue, a Brattleboro injury and medical […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2012 – Regardless of the practice’s specialty, compiling mounds and mounds of paperwork is a fact of life for lawyers all over the planet. If the focus is dealing with government in immigration law, the piles seem to grow higher than in other venues. Houston immigration lawyer Annie Banerjee knows all about this.”The files keep piling up,” said Banerjee.”We do all that we can to make sure the files are stored in an orderly manner.” The State Bar Association of Texas does not have any set rules when it comes to the maintenance […]


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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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