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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2013 – Voters do not mess around when they want to send politicians a message. Latinos overwhelmingly voted for Obama. “There is going to be a whole lot shuffling and scuffling going on when the House gets back into session,” said Larry S. Rifkin, a Miami immigration lawyer and managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida. “And that is due to the fact that if Republicans do not want to face eventual expulsion, they will need to do something, fast – like pass significant immigration […]


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Tulsa, Okla. (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2013 – Navico — the world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands — announced today that it has successfully concluded litigation with ArCzar. In December 2011, ArCzar filed a lawsuit against Navico asserting patent infringement. Committed to vigorously defending against attacks of this kind, Navico’s policy is to refuse speedy cash settlements for baseless litigation. As a result, ArCzar’s frivolous lawsuit backfired, and in a rare turn of events ArCzar paid Navico thousands of dollars to make the matter go away. ArCzar alleged […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2013 – Wrongful death may happen at the hands of law enforcement. When it does, there are consequences. “This was a difficult situation for the family involved. An unarmed man was shot to death by police after a car chase. When the wrongful death case got to court, the jury awarded the plaintiff $9 million,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in Georgia. The facts of the case were that deputies travelling in an unmarked cruiser began to follow a suspected drunken driver. They […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2013 – At one time, employers in Illinois asked their job candidates for their social media passwords. They can no longer do this. “In a move regarded as a victory for employees, Illinois governor Pat Quinn has ushered in a law that bars employers asking job applicants for their social media passwords. This legislation acts to protect their private communications from potential or current managers,” outlined 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. […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2013 – A new online resource center is available for immigrant entrepreneurs. A team at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) tasked with improving access to work visas for immigrant entrepreneurs recently marked a major milestone by launching an online resource center. The resource center, called Entrepreneur Pathways, is a project of the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative. Dallas immigration lawyer Stewart Rabinowitz praised the program in a statement, saying “The Entrepreneurs in Residence initiative is a laudable program seeking to build on the creative spirit of foreign nationals who want to […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 10 , 2013 – Every bankruptcy filed in the U.S. today is different. “No two bankruptcy cases are alike, even though a debtor may think their friend or relative is in the same boat as they are,” said Reginald Osenton, a Brandon bankruptcy lawyer. “Often, although their situations may appear similar, there are significant differences that would mean each person needs to file under a different Chapter to declare bankruptcy.” If they choose a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, often referred to as a liquidation or straight bankruptcy, a trustee is appointed to sell all non-exempt […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2013 – Despite the serene setting of this accident, a man lost his leg after being crushed by a 600-pound crucifix. “This accident was horrendous, and the man who lay pinned under a 600-pound cross, endured significant agony until EMS units arrived to rescue him. His leg was badly crushed, and on arrival at the hospital, despite a full team of surgeons fighting to save his leg, it was amputated,” recounted Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. As a result of this accident, the man is suing the church where he was […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2013 – There is a growing push to install video cameras in nursing homes. The security cameras would be placed to catch incidents of elder care abuse, nursing home neglect and other areas of concern for safety and well-being of home residents. Camera footage, advocates say, would assist facilities identify poor care providers, and would allow law enforcement officers to pursue complaints. Lawmakers in Oklahoma are considering allowing mandatory video surveillance in that state’s more than 300 nursing homes, which serve more than 20,000 residents. The mandatory video monitoring is planned to go […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2013 – A whistleblower lawsuit will proceed against Wells Fargo and Mortgage Investors Corporation (MIC). It alleges that they illegally charged veterans hidden fees for refinancing home loans. “This case is as shocking as it is disgusting,” said Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland whistleblower lawyer. “It involves six big name banks that apparently illegally charged vets hidden fees on refinanced home loans from the Veterans Administration (VA). The result of this perfidy is American taxpayers were taken for hundreds of millions of dollars.” The two remaining defendants, Wells Fargo and MIC opted to litigate, […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2013 – Drinking and driving in Florida has many consequences. “People in Florida may not understand that under the law here, DUI is one offense that covers driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances or controlled substances. This offense is proven by the level of impairment of the driver’s faculties at the time they are stopped,” explained Thomas Grajek, a Lakeland criminal defense attorney. “For a deeper understanding of the law, a good reference page to visit is here.” The first conviction for Florida DUI is a fine of not less […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2013 – There are not too many things that are exempt when it comes to filing for bankruptcy, but pension plans and 401Ks definitely are. For people filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, this basically means this is a “liquidation bankruptcy,” the most common form filed in the U.S. When the bankruptcy is discharged, debtors come out the other side free of all debts. Being discharged is only available for individuals, not businesses, advised Iowa bankruptcy lawyer, Kevin Ahrenholz. When an individual files for Chapter 7, the first thing they do is choose […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2013 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq, to speak on estate planning. Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, is a guest speaker at the 47th Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning on January 14, 2013, at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Krooks is speaking about the “graying” of baby boomers and their need for elder law services. Mr. Krooks will also discuss “Later Life Law” and how elder care attorneys may assist their clients with Medicaid options, as well as other […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2013 – Divorce rates continue to follow economic trends. The recent study, “Til Recession Do Us Part: Booms, Busts, and Divorce in the United States,” is out in early 2013, but researchers are already talking about how divorce rates follow the economic trends. A solid indicator of a growing and hearty economy in the U.S. is a high divorce rate, according to a professor of economics in the College of Business Administration. Abdur Chowdhury’s study shows that couples are more likely to divorce when things are good “out there,” and less likely to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 8 , 2013 – Two drunken drivers caused the death of a young mother. “You don’t see this happen often, two drunken drivers, almost behind one another on the road, both causing accidents within minutes. In this story, a 31-year-old mother, was first hit by a drunk driver. She was a passenger in a vehicle on the Houston freeway. It appeared that no one was hurt, so she climbed out of the car to check on the people in the other vehicle. She was hit and killed instantly by a second drunk driver,” explained […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2013 – Littman Krooks LLP continues to enhance their strong reputation in the special education community through new initiatives in 2013. The experienced, fast-growing team of special needs planning and special education attorneys and advocates is now uniquely positioned to better accommodate the needs of their clients. The firm has hired Giulia Frasca, an experienced special education attorney. Ms. Frasca works with children with special needs and their parents to obtain a free and appropriate public education from their school district. She also handles other special needs matters such as guardianships, and […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2013 – Joshpe Law Group LLP represented Roboinvest, Inc., an innovative online trading and investing company with a focus on social networking, in its merger with Pennaluna & Company Inc., one of the oldest broker-dealers in the country. Roboinvest merged with Pennaluna, an Idaho-based company, in exchange for equity. Roboinvest’s CEO, Michael Giles, has joined the executive management team of Pennaluna and the board of directors. Roboinvest allows traders and investors to follow each other, to see their trades in real-time, and to assess profits or loss. It is currently integrated with […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2013 – An Arizona policy to deny state driver’s licenses to some people is garnering protest. A coalition of civil rights groups filed suit on November 29, 2012 to block an Arizona policy that denies driver’s licenses to certain foreign nationals who are granted Deferred Action status and deemed temporarily eligible to remain and work in the U.S. by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In a statement on the matter, Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz said, “Beyond mean-spiritedness, it is hard to see what Arizona’s interest is in prohibiting issuance […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2013 – Some professionals may not understand what they said when it comes to sex discrimination. “This recent case, Blasdel v. North Western University, No. 11-2075, 7th Cir., 2012, is interesting, largely because the court decided that some professionals are not as aware and articulate as perhaps they should be when it comes to making sexist comments. That being said, it appears that even though they may make sexist remarks, they may not comprehend their significance, and thus are not censured for them,” remarked Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2013 – Studies show that substance abuse continues to be an issue for veterans. According to a new study from the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group, male military vets, with a history of heavy drinking, are seeking treatment in higher numbers than ever before. Many veterans who have sought treatment, report better health and lower instances of depression, when compared to their civilian counterparts. “There are a number of effective solutions for vets dealing with alcohol or other substance abuse issues,” said Tampa veterans attorney David W. Magann. The study was recently […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2013 – More grandparents than ever are raising their children’s children. It is estimated that close to 5.8 million children in the U.S. are living in their grandparents’ homes, and more than one million children are being raised by their grandparents. That means more than 2.5 million grandparents are currently head-of-household and parenting again. The number of U.S. grandchildren who are being raised by one or more of their grandparents continues to rise. In 1991, the U.S. Census Bureau listed 1.7 percent of children in grandparent-as-parent homes; the number went up to 2.5 […]


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