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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2013 – The latest issue of Bigger Law Firm, a magazine for attorneys, looks at integrated marketing strategies, how to leverage the latest changes at YouTube with One Channel, working with WordPress plugins, honing professional writing skills, building blog readership, hardware tools for mobile lawyers, and purchasing the right stock imagery licenses. This month’s feature, “Integrated Marketing Strategies,” by Brendan Conley, looks at how changing technology is altering the marketing landscape for law firms. These days, says Conley, attorneys need a comprehensive plan which includes a number of different marketing avenues. In “Ask […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2013 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a car rating system for older occupants. The NHTSA is asking for comments in the Federal Register for the proposed system, which would provide a “silver car” rating in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The proposal asks if there are aspects of car performance that would address the needs of older drivers and passengers in particular, including features that might make vehicles safer in the event of a car accident. “More older drivers are on the road than ever before, and […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2013 – The prosecution of a high-profile case of elder financial abuse is the exception, not the rule. The New York appellate court recently upheld the majority of a 2009 conviction against the son of the late philanthropist Brooke Astor. Anthony D. Marshall had been charged with financially defrauding Ms. Astor, his mother, in part by forging her name on a will. Marshall, scheduled to go to jail for one to three years, was convicted of stealing his mother’s fortune when she was no longer physically or mentally competent. His lawyers unsuccessfully […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2013 – The possibility of medical malpractice is a patient’s nightmare; a nightmare that often comes true. “I recently read a case where a man had gone to hospital to have his gallbladder removed; certainly a fairly routine operation. However, the results of the operation were anything ‘but’ routine. The man spent six months in intensive care fighting blood poisoning and multiple organ failure. What had happened? His surgeon severed his bile duct,” said Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. Spending six months in intensive care was just the tip of the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – American Airlines has settled its lawsuit against Orbitz. The lawsuit over the agency’s method for displaying information about the airline’s fares and schedules had been filed in federal district court in Fort Worth, Texas, where American Airlines’ (American) parent corporation is based. The suit was part of an ongoing dispute between American Airlines and Orbitz over the distribution of travel information. In the lawsuit, American claimed that Orbitz made American’s fares appear higher than they actually were. “This type of litigation often arises when companies are attempting to gain a competitive […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – One man thinks he can help lower the 82 percent U.S. unemployment rate for disabled veterans. He suggests that they learn watch-making. The Delaware Veterans Coalition, together with the state council of the Vietnam Veterans of America, is helping Sam Cannan open a school which will train vets how to repair watches – tuition-free. There is no other school like it. “Making and repairing watches is a dying art,” stated veterans disability lawyer James Fausone. “This is a vocation that may well be a good fit for a number of vets […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – The drunk driver in this case wiped out an entire family by fleeing another accident. “The family that lost their lives in a horrific wreck with a drunk driver were minding their own business and heading out for a meal when out of the blue they were broadsided. The car that hit them was speeding, and the impact was ugly and brutal. Three people died; a mother and her two sons. The single mother was trying to raise and support her two boys and worked hard to keep the family together,” […]


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DALLAS, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – Six DFW immigrant leaders and an immigrant service organization were recently honored at the 2013 Immigrant Journey Awards. Hosted by Badmus Law Firm, the goal of the awards is to celebrate immigrants and immigrant service organizations who are trailblazers and exceptional role models in North Texas. The honorees were hosted at a luncheon at the La Cima Club in Irving, Texas. Adil Adi, president and CEO of Worldlink, Inc. and Walter Chiang, founder and director of CP&Y, Inc. received the Immigrant Entrepreneur Award which recognizes immigrant business owners who have founded […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2013 – A teenage boy died two days after being pulled from a swimming pool at Disney World. Anthony Johnson, 13, was playing with friends in a pool at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. His family was visiting from Missouri. Family members said Anthony was jumping in and out of the water with his friends. When his absence was noticed, he was spotted at the bottom of the pool and pulled out within minutes, according to WFTV. Tampa personal injury lawyer Robert Joyce commented, “Swimming pools claim an alarming number of lives each year. […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2013 – Drug cases are not always open and such. There are many legal issues open to question. “Some people think that if they get arrested for a drug offense, such as trafficking in a controlled substance or possession of marijuana, that their goose is cooked. That is not the case,” stated Thomas Grajek, a Lakeland criminal defense attorney. There are numerous legal issues that exist to be explored when mounting a defense to crimes of this nature, and speaking to an experienced criminal defense attorney will provide various options for moving forward. […]


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Lincolnshire, Ill. (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2013 – At its recent Conference & Expo in National Harbor, Maryland, the Association of Legal Administrators inducted its board of directors for 2013-14. Leading the association and serving as President for 2013-14 is Paul Farnsworth of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP in Rochester, NY. Steven D. Wingert, CLM of Marshall Gerstein & Borun, LLP in Chicago, Illinois continues his service as chair of the board. The Board includes the following individuals: President: Paul A. Farnsworth Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Rochester, NY President-Elect: Paula K. Barnes Burr & Forman, LLP Nashville, TN Past President: […]


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This is the first in a series of articles delivering practical knowledge to international businesses on how to protect capital investments made abroad and what recourse is available when these investments are jeopardized. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2013 – Your company is international in scope. You conduct business abroad, enter into international business transactions, and make investments in foreign countries. You understand that there are many risks to doing business abroad, especially in developing countries where the legal and political landscape can change quickly. Perhaps you believe that there is nothing to be done about these […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of car and truck accidents and a recent report from Erie Insurance notes distraction is the cause of 1 in 10 auto accidents. Driving when you’re “lost in thought” can be deadly or cause major harm, says Atlanta personal injury attorney Jim Rice. The study done by Erie Insurance reports that teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is the cause. Texting while driving (TWD) is a big crash […]


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Tulsa, OK (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – Christopher S. Heroux, founder of Heroux Partners PLLC, has been named to the 2013 Tulsa Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals. Mr. Heroux will be honored at the awards dinner to be held May 16, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Hotel. The event is sponsored by the Tulsa Business & Legal News. Mr. Heroux earned his J.D. in 1986, with honors, at the University of Tulsa College of Law. A native of Chicago, he received his undergraduate degree in 1981 from Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Heroux practices in the areas […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire)May 10, 2013 – In New York, the sequester has affected a number of social services, including hot meal delivery for the elderly and at senior centers. The cuts have come as part of a package of across-the-board federal budget reductions that were supposed to be so onerous that no one would want to let them happen. However, without a budget deal having been reached, the cuts are happening, and they are having the strongest effect on those who can afford it least. Multi-agent funds from the government that help produce and even deliver meals […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – A Texas resident who received two different defective hip implants filed a suit against the manufacturer. A lawsuit was filed against Stryker Orthopaedics in New Jersey Superior Court in February 2013. The suit alleges that the two Stryker hip implants the man received caused him serious injury and were defective. “This is not the first case facing Stryker Orthopaedics,” noted Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. Numerous patients have alleged that there were complications experienced after receiving the Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II due to defective issues; the lawsuits have been […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – The law allows a worker to sue an employer for improperly using funds earmarked for ERISA benefits. “George v. Junior Achievement, No. 11-3291, 7th Cir., 2012 raises an issue that is quite important to note,” stated 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. “It deals with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the fact that it is illegal for companies to not properly process funds withheld from a worker’s […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – Virginia has not agreed to expand Medicaid, the governor told the Obama administration. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Governor Bob McDonnell clarified language contained in the state’s recently-passed budget. The provisions outline “a series of reforms that must be completed to the satisfaction of a new legislative commission prior to consideration of Medicaid expansion,” the letter said. The governor wrote that some in the media and the state capitol had interpreted this as an approval of Medicaid expansion, a characterization McDonnell called “absolutely incorrect.” […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – This case shocked the local community where an 87-year-old woman lived. A nurse would not give her CPR while she lay dying. “This case was a real eye-opener for everyone involved,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “While a police dispatcher argued with a nurse about starting CPR right away, the woman died without the nurse lifting a finger to help her, other than call 911.” The 911 call somehow made its way to the national media and the whole country heard a registered nurse refuse to help the […]


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Palo Alto, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – Nursing home abuse is a growing concern for elder care advocates. A California-based elder care center company, which had previously been sued for abuse by a collection of plaintiffs, is again under scrutiny. The elder care centers under the umbrella of Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. Skilled Healthcare has agreed to spend new funds to hire more staff and will be closely watched for the next 24-months by the attorney general’s office. “The California facility charged with neglect and abuse was supposed to care for their vulnerable elderly patients,” said Palo […]


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