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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2012 – Driving safely includes paying attention to everything one sees on the road, but that did not happen in these two biker deaths. “Drivers have a duty to drive with due care and attention. However, many don’t seem to see motorcycles, and therein lies the problem. If they are not aware enough to see ‘all’ the traffic around them, someone may end up dead due to their inattention. That is what happened in these two cases,” explained Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2012 – Courts in all fifty states can find it difficult to collect delinquent child support payments from a noncustodial parent. In attempting to collect, they try everything from instituting tougher penalties to the revocation of professional certifications. They even, in some cases, impose jail time. But the Maryland court system is attempting a new approach. “Maryland is to be applauded for the way it has approached the very real issue of noncompliance when it comes to child support payments,” said Denver child custody lawyer Bill Thode. “It may be that other states, […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2012 – Fort Lauderdale Boat Club Ltd., recently filed for Chapter 11; the Boat Club had in excess of a reported $13 million in assets, with an estimated $10 million in liabilities. Investors purchased the site for $16 million in 2006. Losses of some $3 million in just a few years, much of which likely occurred in or about 2008 when the national economy began to collapse, appear to have been too difficult to overcome. Fort Lauderdale is home to numerous coastal areas, including many docks and residential slips for personal watercraft. Plans […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2012 – Many big rig accidents are the result of the trucker driving while impaired. The fatality statistics are frightening. “Many states have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to truckers hauling large loads on America’s highways. However, whether there is a policy in place or not, it seems there are more and more truckers who ignore it, and hit the road while drunk,” remarked Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Picking up the pieces from a wreck with a semi-truck is devastating, as many of […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2012 – ConsumerBankruptcyCounseling.info, a successful provider of free credit counseling services in English now offers its services in the Spanish language, fully supported by email and a telephone helpline.Recent years have seen growth in the U.S. population and as of the 2010 census recognition of the significant place now held by people with Hispanic roots: 50.5 million strong, over 16% of this nation of 308.7 million. Since the onslaught of the recession in the fall of 2008, consumers have confronted difficult choices as: household incomes have fallen sharply; residential real estate values […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2012 – This administration has deported more illegal immigrants than any other government in history. What is next? “It’s tough to look at what is going on in this election campaign without comparing it to so many others and seeing the same things happening over and over,” remarked Larry S. Rifkin, a Miami immigration lawyer and managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida. “On one hand they say the system needs to be fixed. No one could argue with that. On the other hand, they […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2012 – A tire tread separation was the cause of a multiple car accident that claimed the life of an El Paso, Texas man. The incident was just one of numerous high-profile tire separation accidents this summer. While regular tire maintenance is a routine part of tractor-trailer care, accidents due to tire failure still can occur. Accidents caused by tread separation, tire blowouts and tire failure, and can happen when one or more tires has a design flaw, or were manufactured with a defect. A tire failure can mean loss of control for […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2012 – The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded its largest-ever research grant. Almost $4.2 million is going to the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network in St. Louis, Missouri, to study if early intervention can slow or stop the progress of the disease. The grant will be paid out over four years. Congress passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act to comprehensively study, treat and battle the disease, one that is expected to affect an aging U.S. population. As the population of U.S. adults doubles over the next twenty years, the number of people with Alzheimer’s is […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2012 – The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently issued an “immediate suspension order” to halt the shipping of oxycodone and other controlled substances from a Walgreens distribution center in Jupiter, Fla. The agency issues immediate suspension orders when they believe a drug distributor, dispensary or physician represents “an imminent danger to the public safety.” “Florida doctors and pharmacies have come under close scrutiny for their role in the scourge of prescription drug abuse,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. The order is the latest DEA action against distributors and retailers of addictive […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2012 – As the U.S. population ages, more focus is being placed on moving individuals into elder health care residences or long-term care facilities. There is natural concern about all of the support that is necessary for an aging community, but one thing people may not think about is what steps to take to ensure the care of an elder’s pet. It is in everyone’s best interest, including the owner, the family members and the beloved pet, if there is a succession plan in place for if and when an individual becomes […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2012 – Wisconsin has created a new court specifically for military veterans. Court officials are in place to launch a multistep process which sends referred veterans to Veterans Treatment Court, processing those accused of breaking the law in Wisconsin’s Second Judicial District. The court combines substance abuse treatment and mental health support, funded by federal benefits and services in place for veterans. The court’s goal is to treat the potential underlying issues contributing to unlawful choices, while also addressing the legal ramifications of those acts. “Often, marginalized veterans are simply processed through an […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2012 – Employees need to have clear guidelines dealing with how to complain about discrimination or harassment. “If an employer does not have a clear and well defined handbook, or guidelines, for employees to follow in situations that involve harassment or discrimination, and someone does get let go for poor performance or misconduct, the company could well face a lengthy litigation process if the worker complains to the EEOC,” explained Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2012 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced changes to its procedures for obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). ITINs are used by foreign nationals who do not have a Social Security Number (SSN), but do have a tax filing requirement. The new policy requires original documentation, such as birth certificates and passports, or certified copies from the issuing agency, rather than notarized copies. In addition, applications will not be accepted from certifying acceptance agents, unless they include the original documentation. The IRS said that the changes “strengthen its procedures,” but the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2012 – President Obama stated he is putting more resources toward aid for vets and their families. The goal of Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families, he stated, is to expand mental health support for service members, veterans and family members for treatment for substance abuse, depression and suicide. The White House issued a statement that making sure that veterans, active service members and their families can and do receive support, and acknowledges that more than two million service members have deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2012 – A motorcycle is thrilling, but bikers live on borrowed time. In this case, two bikers lost their lives in a devastating wreck with a pickup truck. “One of the hardest accident scenes to see is a motorcycle that has been broadsided. The damage it does is graphic, horrific and hits you with a visceral punch in the abdomen. There is debris from one end of the road to the other and in some instances, body parts. You have to say a mental prayer for those that lost their lives, as they […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2012 – Mercy killing or not, the man in this case was charged with aggravated murder. “In this case of aggravated murder, a man shot his wife in the head while she lay in intensive care at the hospital,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The woman had been in the critical care unit on oxygen for several days, when her husband shot her in the head. The nursing staff thought the loud popping sound was an oxygen tank exploding. Entering the room, they discovered the man sitting beside her bed […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2012 – According to “A Matter Of Trust,” a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, naming a trustee is one of the toughest and most important key estate decisions a person can make. If a trust has already been prepared, says author Jeanine Skowronski, it is advisable to review the documents to make certain the trustee chosen years, or even decades earlier, is the same person to oversee estate issues in the future. It may be that changes should be made. Many people decide on a trustee when they have young children; […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2012 – Hotly disputed wrongful death case results in victory for the plaintiff’s estate. “This case involved a police officer going faster than the posted limit, ultimately resulting in a wreck that killed a 21-year-old man. His father filed a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking actual and punitive damages for the death of his son,” indicated Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The young man was killed August 7, 2011 as he pulled out in front of a police cruiser. The officer stated he tried to avoid the […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2012 – Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic in many circumstances. The motorcycle accident in question was considered to be utter mayhem. “The scene of a motorcycle accident is often quite gut-wrenching. This case in particular was one of the worst law enforcement had ever seen in their years of working horrific accident scenes. Two bikers were killed outright, and a third was critically injured when they were rammed from behind by another vehicle. It took police over six hours to try and make some sense of the carnage,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an injury […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2012 – Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit to block granting deferred action to “DREAMers.” The lawsuit, filed by Koback as lead attorney and backed by Virginia-based, anti-immigration organization Numbers USA, includes members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is intended to stop the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) initiative, a plan to grant undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children from being deported for at least the next two years. The lawsuit alleges that DACA forces ICE agents to either break the law by not deporting illegal […]


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