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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 28 , 2013 – Someone mysteriously shot a suspected drunken driver to death. Ruled a murder, the police are still investigating the accident. “This is an unusual story,” recounted Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It started when a father and his two sons were pushing a disabled pickup truck down a road near their home. It was dark and the roadway was narrow. Suddenly, a drunken driver ran into all three men, killing one son immediately and injuring the father. The second son made it […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2013 – The Hillsborough County Commission has voted down a proposed domestic partnership registry. By a vote of four to three, the Commission recently rejected a registry for unmarried domestic partners. Commissioners Les Miller and Kevin Beckner voted with Mark Sharpe, who sponsored the measure, to create the registry. Al Higginbotham, Ken Hagan, Victor Crist and Sandy Murman voted against it. Zephyrhills divorce lawyer Marcie Baker commented, “This would have created a simple way for unmarried partners in the county to register for certain basic legal arrangements and protections. It is unfortunate the […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2013 – An Indiana appeals court ruled a man must provide financial support for the children born during his marriage, even though he is not their biological parent. The court upheld an earlier ruling that the two children, born in 2004 and 2006, were children of marriage. In 2010, the husband filed for divorce, acknowledging that both children were born to his then-wife within the span of their nine-year marriage. However, he stated, the children were not his biologically, due to fertility issues the couple experienced, so he claimed he was not responsible […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2013 – Falling asleep at the wheel with six kids in the car is guaranteed to be an accident looking for a place to happen. “This accident never should have happened,” commented Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. “The man had six kids in the car with him, and one of them was an infant. That should mean driving with due care and attention. Such was not the case here.” The 29-year-old man was apparently tasked with driving several […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2013 – Consumer complaints regarding a popular intrauterine contraceptive device may be growing. Some women who have had the Mirena® intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) implanted have reported that they later had the device surgically removed due to uterine perforation. The small Mirena IUD, is a t-shaped device which stays in place, releasing minute amounts of hormone to provide contraceptive protection for up to five years, and then it is removed. The insertion and removal must be done by a trained healthcare provider. When it is done properly, the manufacturers state, there is no […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2013 – Leaving a secure future in place for a special needs child can be a daunting task. One of the hardest things for the parents of a special needs child to face, experts say, is the thought that they will someday not be able to care for that child. For many parents, having a simple will which leaves assets to surviving children is enough. But, when a parent has a special needs child, a straightforward will simply isn’t enough. A minor child or adult child with special needs who requires outside […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2013 – Numbers released at the end of 2012 show some surprising information about divorce in the U.S. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, divorce rates have been dropping since 1996 for almost all demographic groups. While close to 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, the numbers tell a slightly more interesting story. For first marriages, approximately 41 percent end in divorce, while 70 percent of second marriages are terminated, and 73 percent of third marriages wrapped up. In other words, the more an individual divorces, the more likely it is […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2013 – A new study shows that a better designed rear bumper on commercial trucks may save lives. Many fatal car passenger accidents occur when the car driver hits the backend of a commercial truck, and the truck’s rear guard protector does not adequately prevent the car cabin from being crushed in the impact. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 70 percent of the more than 3,000 people who died in 2009 in large truck crashes, were not occupants of the trucks. The deaths were caused, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2013 – Substandard medical care is alleged to blame for the brain damage of a child born in Florida. The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy recently filed a birth injury suit naming St. Mary’s Medical Center and its staff as defendants in Palm Beach County, Florida. The lawsuit alleges that the boy’s mother received substandard medical care at St. Mary’s during childbirth, resulting in brain damage to the baby and eventual cerebral palsy. Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce, who is not involved in the case, commented, “Prenatal and neonatal care […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of an Illinois State Trooper who was hit by a tractor-trailer. The Illinois State Trooper was struck and killed by a truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 55. The family of Trooper Kyle Deatherage filed the wrongful death lawsuit against DOT Foods, the owner of the truck. “This is a tragic incident,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “If the trooper’s death was caused by the driver’s negligence, then a wrongful death […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2013 – The nursing home industry has been over-billing Medicare. According to federal inspectors, the nursing home industry is guilty of over-billing Medicare by $1.5 billion each year, charging for treatments and care that patients either do not need or never receive. Research from the inspector general’s office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that more than 30 percent of claims from for-profit nursing home care centers were “padded,” either for care never given or not needed in the first place, a stark difference from the estimated nonprofit […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2013 – FLMA rules and protocol are in place for employees to follow. If the rules are not followed, they may not have a case. “Not all FMLA cases that go to court are successful,” points out 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. “This case, Nicholson v. Pulte Homes, No. 11-2238, 7th Cir., 2012, was not a winner for the plaintiff.” In Nicholson v. Pulte Homes, the plaintiff was employed as a […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2013 – New technology will allow cars more autonomy. Toyota has announced that it is working on technology which would allow its cars and trucks to communicate with each other while on the road, and with the surroundings. In Japan, sensors have been installed along the test site and in multiple cars; the sensors send out information which will help avoid collisions. Through images that appear on a screen for the driver, alarms that sound and automated messages, the driver is alerted to potential dangers and advised to seek alternate routes and avoidance […]


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Palo Alto, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2013 – The special needs planning attorneys of Gilfix and La Poll Associates, LLP, invite the public to their upcoming Special Needs Trust Community Seminar on April 2, 2013. This seminar is an event designed to provide up-to-date, reliable information about special needs trusts and public benefits eligibility for disabled individuals. “Our annual Special Needs Trust Community Seminar focuses on the unique challenges each family faces in addressing the long-term needs of a special needs individual,” said Michael Gilfix, Palo Alto estate planning attorney. Mr. Gilfix, featured in national publications for his […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2013 – An NFL linebacker who committed suicide was suffering from brain damage. Junior Seau, the NFL linebacker who committed suicide last year, had the same brain disease that Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson suffered from, a new study has revealed. Both men shot themselves in the chest, with Duerson explicitly stating that it was so studies could be conducted on his brain. A team of researchers studying Seau’s brain found that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), probably the result of multiple blows to the head during his two-decade career in the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2013 – Law firms that want to know what web designs are hot and what designs will not work in 2013 should pick up the February issue of Bigger Law Firm, a magazine for attorneys. This issue delves into the latest trends versus fads on website designs. The trends the magazine focuses on is responsive design, typography, social integration, and branding. The February issue of the lawyer magazine also discusses effective direct mail campaigns. The article goes on to explain that marketing pieces sent in the mail are great ways to get lead […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2013 – A teen with special needs finally receives appropriate services after legal intervention. The Special Education Team at Littman Krooks LLP successfully obtained a residential placement, an audiological evaluation and compensatory services for a boy with an intellectual disability and severe speech and language deficits. This child had been denied a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) by the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) for over two years. Littman Krooks represented a 16-year-old homeless boy, diagnosed with an intellectual disability and severe language deficits. For over two years, NYCDOE […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2013 – The Supreme Court has agreed to review the ruling which returned an adopted child to her biological father. The adopted parents requested an appeal in the care of the now three-year-old, which the court had granted. The South Carolina couple adopted a Native American baby; her father is a member of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. “Child custody cases such as this one are difficult for everyone concerned, and happen with some frequency,” said Denver child custody attorney Bill Thode. “Everyone typically wants what is in the best interest of the […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2013 – The “fiscal cliff” deal is a good deal for some families. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, also known as the “fiscal cliff” deal, is good news to families who plan to adopt a child or who have recently done so. The Act, signed into law by President Obama on January 1, 2013, makes permanent the existing adoption tax credit. Tampa family law attorney Joshua Law commented, “This is very welcome news for many American families. Too often, there are daunting expenses involved in adopting a child. This tax credit […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 21 , 2013 – It only takes one second to change a life. This crash injured 120 and killed two. “We’ve never seen the likes of a massive chain reaction pile-up like this one,” remarked Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It was foggy, people couldn’t see where they were going and then, it happened, the first of many crashes on Interstate 10.” It was early in the morning, and most thought the fog would dissipate before too long. It was also a holiday, and people […]


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