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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 11 , 2012 – American Airlines, one of the largest U.S. carriers, filed for bankruptcy protection last November. Employees have been waiting anxiously since then to find out whether they would be out of a job, and how soon. Florida-based employees recently received some news on that front, and it is not very encouraging. “When big employers like this go bankrupt, it can be devastating to large numbers of people and even whole communities,” said Tampa bankruptcy lawyer O. Reginald Osenton. The worst-case scenario for the airline’s 9,000 South Florida employees is gloomy. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2012 – This wrongful death suit involves police shooting and killing a man armed with a BB gun. “It helps to look before shooting,” suggested Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “It may save wrongful death lawsuits, such as this one, in which the family of the deceased is seeking $20 million in damages for the death of their husband, son and father.” The 36-year-old deceased was shot to death by members of a SWAT team, and the family alleges he was shot without cause, while in […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) finally awarded Louisiana money for a cemetery. The state had asked for more than $8 million to develop a veterans’ cemetery on land donated by the Louisiana National Guard. The project will be placed within the 75 acre-parcel, and it is hoped the cemetery will completed by the end of 2013. The cemetery will be built out in phases, starting with the first 21 acres visible from Interstate 12; the entrance will be located just beyond Camp Villere’s gates. The grant was announced in […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2012 – Pet owners often think of their pets as members of their family. This can be an issue during a divorce for both parties. The much beloved pet in a marriage may become a pawn if the divorce turns acrimonious. “Some people do consider their pet like a member of their family,” says Bill Thode, Denver divorce attorney. “But under Colorado law, when working out custody and divorce issues, pets are considered personal property.” Generally, judges prefer to not become involved in pet disputes. They may advise both parties to work to […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2012 – President Obama’s reelection has sparked new hope for the tech community. Top software developers are waiting in foreign counties, startup CEOs say, and it is hoped the White House administration will prioritize immigration reform. “The immigration system, as it currently stands, is not helping high-tech startups in the U.S,” agrees Houston immigration attorney Annie Banerjee. There are numerous startup heads, from New York to San Jose, who have stated that they cannot find and retain enough good engineers due to a shortage of visas and green cards for temporary workers to […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2012 – Wrongful death may even come calling in a jail cell. This mentally ill inmate died after being attacked. “Wrongful death may result from a car accident, a collision with a truck or other vehicle, or it may come about as a result of an accident with falling scaffolding or playground equipment. It may also pay a visit in a jail cell, as it did in this case, involving a prisoner who was allegedly beaten and shot with a stun gun. He was known to be mentally ill, and his family filed […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7 , 2012 – The idea of transvaginal kits began as a good one. However, the concept was fatally flawed from the beginning. “While the idea of a transvaginal kit had some merit, it turns out that they were flawed before they even got out of the design stage. Consider the story of a Fort Lauderdale woman, implanted with a mesh in 2001. The procedure nearly killed her. Since then, she has been responsible for getting FDA warnings on the synthetic mesh, and has spent thousands of hours researching surgical mesh and advocating for […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, and Scott Solkoff, founding partner of Solkoff Legal, P.A. and author of a leading book on elder law, both fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) will be featured speakers at “Are You Adequately Protected?” on Monday, December 10th, from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center. Littman Krooks and Solkoff Legal, two of the nation’s leading elder law and special needs planning firms, one in New York and one in […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – When an attorney does an outstanding job, they are recognized by their peers and receive accolades for their dedication to justice. Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert of Decatur, GA has been recognized by GeorgiaTrend in its 2012 selection of the “Legal Elite” recognizing “Georgia’s Top Attorneys.” This special honor appears this month in the GeorgiaTrend Magazine, published by Trend Publications. “This is a real honor for me,” said Atlanta injury lawyer, Stephen M. Ozcomert. “I work hard to deliver excellence to my clients, and the fact that GeorgiaTrend has included […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – Violating probation in Florida usually means going back to jail. “Probation violations in Florida may mean completely rescinding probation,” said Thomas Grajek, a Polk County criminal defense attorney. “And that applies to violating the generic probation rules, and other stipulations that may specifically apply to each individual’s case.” Probation is typically awarded based on a number of factors, which may include the severity of the crime committed and the exact nature of the offense, plus the offender’s existing record, if applicable. If an offender has been granted probation, or if an […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 – Female vets are having an especially difficult time re-entering the workforce. Although women make up some 15 percent of the military troops re-entering the U.S., and 15 percent of the entire U.S. armed forces, few Americans seem aware of women as veterans. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 female vets is currently at 19.9 percent, up from 14.7 percent in 2011. “Many factors may be contributing to the unemployment numbers, including the largest-ever enlistment by women, ” says David Magann, a Tampa veterans attorney. “More women in the military means more women […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2012 – A New England compounding pharmacy sent out tainted steroids. The fallout involves pharmacy malpractice lawsuits, among other charges. “This story really got the attention of the nation, largely because there were hundreds of people who were injected with the tainted steroids. Those affected filed lawsuits. The biggest issue though is how this situation affects health care professionals. The news is not good,” suggested Charlie Donahue, a Manchester medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire. “Lawsuits filed are sounding in general negligence, breach of warranty, pharmacy malpractice and other wrongdoing.” […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2012 – Disturbing safety issues, including insects and corrosion were found at a drug plant. Federal inspectors looking for safety and quality issues at a drug-manufacturing facility run by a company currently being investigated for a deadly outbreak of meningitis found numerous issues, including insects and corrosion. “Individuals depend on drug manufacturers and compounders to observe all precautions and quality measures to ensure the safety and health of the end users is not threatened,” stated John Hale, Waxahachie personal injury attorney. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report about the […]


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Palo Alto, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2012 – Noted estate planning attorney, Michael Gilfix has published a feature article for Trusts & Estates, a wealthmanagement.com magazine for estate-planning professionals. “It’s All in The Genes,” in the October 2012 issue of Trusts & Estates, is an in-depth look at genetic information and how it relates to estate planning and taxation issues. “The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, known as GINA, was signed into legislation in 2008 by then-President George W. Bush,” stated Gilfix. “The intent was to prohibit discrimination in the areas of health coverage, insurance and employment, as breakthroughs […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2012 – The law firm marketing and attorney website provider, SEO | Law Firm, announced the start of their year end promotion which will save law firms up to $500. As law firms plan next years marketing budget, SEO | Law Firm, is continuing a tradition that started 5 years ago. The company, owned by marketing firm, Adviatech Corp., saves its best sale for the end of the year and is closing 2012 with the largest discount ever offered. Jason Bland, one of Adviatech’s co-founders and manager of the company’s law firm […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2012 – Being a whistleblower is not fun. It typically has a variety of consequences. “Many whistleblowers face distain and are ostracized not only in their workplace, if they are still employed, but from other sources as well. One of the most high profile cases dealing with the fall out of being a whistleblower is the case filed by former Penn State assistant football coach, Mike McQueary,” said Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland whistleblower lawyer. Many will recognize the McQueary name from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case. This case was a hot potato […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2012 – Racist talk at work creates a hostile work environment. “It should go without saying, do not allow racist talk in the workplace; any kind of racist talk, even if it is not directed at another worker. Talk like that may have a devastating effect on those who hear it, whether it is meant specifically for them or not,” explained 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. The case that deals with […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – It is said people in America sue for just about everything. This ruptured bladder case is a bit unusual. “The guy that filed this lawsuit had a lot of courage. Not a whole lot of men would stand up and admit they had been to a strip club and been body slammed by a dancer, resulting in nerve injuries and a ruptured bladder. There are even fewer men who would admit that just prior to their wedding day. We have no idea if his wedding did proceed, but a personal injury […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – A new study by Swiss researchers looked at college-age “front-loading” or “pre-drinking:” the act of having a drink or two before heading out for the evening. The study, which included analysis of the behavior of more than 250 students over the course of five weeks, found that the college-aged individuals who participated in pre-drinking were far more likely to later drive under the influence of alcohol (DUI), experience blackouts, and use drugs. Researchers also stated that when the students consumed alcoholic beverages prior to going to the planned event, they tended […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2012 – The Senate finally passed the COLA bill, HR 4114, for disabled veterans. The bill, designed to provide disabled veterans and their survivors, with a cost-of-living adjustment, passed through the Senate this November. The bill will allow for a 1.7 percent increase in checks for disabled vets and their survivors starting in January, 2013. “Veterans advocates across the country are relieved the bill passed,” stated James Fausone, veterans’ disability lawyer. “Veterans are entitled to a cost-of-living increase, at the very least, especially in a difficult economy.” The increase means $500 in additional […]


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