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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2012 – The fact that the divorce rate is a little on the high side shouldn’t surprise anyone. Even older people are experiencing “gray divorce” at a rate that is also rising. Divorce can affect every aspect of the lives of those involved from emotional to physical well-being to more pragmatic matters relating to career and finances. Some couples either start or run businesses together. When the marriage falls apart and they begin to mistrust one another and argue, it can be very difficult for the couple to keep the business going. Also, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2012 – Texas-based RiceTec Inc. sold defective hybrid seeds to farmers, according to a lawsuit filed in Arkansas. The lawsuit has now been joined by farmers in Texas and Louisiana. The litigation began when RiceTec sued a Greene County, Arkansas farmer for not paying his bill. The farmer had purchased RiceTec long-grain rice seeds, which he claimed were of inferior quality, as they did not mill properly and failed to produce promised yields. That farmer countersued, and several other farmers have since joined the lawsuit. “In business litigation such as this, breach of […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2012 – Child support payments do not always remain the same. They may be varied by the courts. “This case is a good example of the various circumstances that may result in a variation of child support. In re the MARRIAGE OF Scott WELLS, Appellant, and Carrie Wells, Appellee, Colorado Court of Appeals, Div. VII., the husband appealed an order modifying his child support for his two children and ordering that he pay extraordinary expenses, per section 14-10-115(11)(a)(I), C.R.S.2010, and pay attorney fees,” said Bill Thode, a Colorado divorce lawyer. The court affirmed […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2012 – A DPS Trooper said they are moving ahead with warrants for people involved in a deadly traffic accident. A young Magnolia man died when he lost control of his vehicle on July 31. He was struck by a white truck on Hardin Road about 30 miles northwest of Houston between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. When the young man’s Nissan Maxima was struck from behind by the truck, it entered a ditch next to FM 2978. The Maxima then backed out of the ditch and back onto the road where it […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2012 – Shaun Gayle, a former defensive back for the Chicago Bears, is suing the National Football League for head injuries he received while playing in the NFL. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of actions against the NFL regarding brain injuries.”This lawsuit is further evidence that NFL players have suffered traumatic brain injuries,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago brain injury attorney. Gayle had a 12-year career in the NFL, and in the lawsuit, he alleges that the multiple head traumas he suffered have caused symptoms similar to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – Littman Krooks LLP is pleased to announce that elder law and disability planning attorney Alberthe Bernier, Esq., has joined the firm. Alberthe’s practice is focused on elder law, medicaid planning, asset protection planning, guardianships, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, Alberthe worked at an elder law firm on Long Island as an associate, where she advised clients and their families on all aspects of elder law and disability planning. She received both her undergraduate and law degree from St. John’s University. During law school, […]


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FairFax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – According to a recent survey, 90 percent of Americans polled will be making significant changes to their savings, investment and estate plans within the next six months plan. The research, conducted by Opinion Research Corp for Edward Jones & Co., L.P., surveyed respondents on how they view the potential financial impact of both domestic and international events. Of the more than 1,000 people surveyed, 39 percent cited the U.S. presidential election as their largest concern, while 30 percent indicated health care as their main issue, and 21 percent were most concerned […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – A man was killed after being thrown from his vehicle and then run over on Interstate 90 in Santa Rosa County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A 40-year-old Milton man was driving a Ford F-150 at about 4 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle. He was headed east and in some proximity to Smith’s Fish Camp Road. After losing control of his truck, he was thrown from it and landed in the eastbound lane. Here he was struck by another vehicle and died. The victim was not wearing […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – Not even five percent of cases alleging medical malpractice will actually go to trial, according to a new study just released by the American Medical Association. And out of that small percentage, almost 80 percent of cases that do go to trial are found in favor of the physician, with a mere 4.5 percent of all cases ending in a trial verdict. “Our justice system is already well-equipped to handle medical negligence lawsuits,” said Brunswick personal injury attorney Nathan Williams. “The myth of a suit-flooded, overburdened system has been refuted by […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2012 – A 40-year-old Marianna woman has been accused of stealing several thousand dollars. At the heart of the case is whether or not she had been given permission to make ATM withdrawals from her co-worker’s account. The accused woman says she was granted permission, but the victim said no such permission was ever given. It sounds like a classic case of “she said, she said,” but the truth of the matter has not yet been revealed. The victim said the many withdrawals left her without the funds to keep her lights on […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2012 – A government investigation revealed that a Boston flight school had been training up to 25 undocumented immigrants, even as security officials testified that steps were being taken to ensure that such situations would not occur in the future. “In a national embarrassment, DHS investigators found a Boston-based flight school populated mainly with foreign students who were visa overstays or simply here without authorization,” said Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz. “ICE now claims to have identified systemic vulnerabilities and implemented changes. I certainly hope so.” According to an audit by the Government […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2012 – A 27-year-old Houston woman died recently in a head-on collision. She was in the western part of the state returning from a trip to the Grand Canyon, when a pickup truck struck the vehicle she was riding in. The pickup truck was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street in Lubbock. The driver of the car she was in at the time of the accident was critically injured. The victim was not wearing a seat belt and the impact from the accident launched her out of the vehicle. She was […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2012 – More people with developmental disabilities are living to adulthood and even into their senior years. The average life expectancy for someone born with Down Syndrome in the United States was nine years of age in the 1920s, and approximately 25 years of age in 1983. As of 2011, life expectancy for someone with Down Syndrome is 60 years of age. This dramatic increase in lifespan and quality of life for someone with Down Syndrome is a testament to the benefits of early childhood intervention, medical breakthroughs and an ever-increasing number […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2012 – Volvo is developing a number of high-tech safety features, many of which focus on adapting to modern driver behavior. Surveys have shown that drivers in the United States spend up to 30 percent of their driving time doing other things, such as making cell phone calls or texting, and this distracted driving is a major cause of automobile accidents. The new technologies are being developed in three major areas: helping drivers stay safely in their lane, avoiding accidents at intersections and collisions with wild animals. “These new systems may prove to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2012 – This bizarre case includes a coven of witches and a warlock trying to hex disbelievers. The bottom line is the witch was driving under the influence of alcohol. “I’ve been involved in, heard about and read a lot of strange cases over the years I have practiced personal injury law,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Texas. “But this one really took the cake: witches, warlocks, a stripper, Wiccan members, drinking and death by impalement. This story was almost too bizarre to believe, […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2012 – This crash ended in death by fire for a 17-year-old boy. He was in the wrong place and the wrong time. “There are some days that just don’t turn out to be what you’d think they were going to be,” observed Charlie Donahue, a Brattleboro injury lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire.”The people involved in this accident did not see it coming until it was too late.” Speed may have been a factor in this three vehicle crash that sandwiched a car, rolling it, and causing its gas tank to […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2012 – The father in this case appealed a trial court decision to restrict parenting time with his child. “The father in In re the MARRIAGE OF Catherine PARR, f/k/a Catherine LYMAN, Appellee, and David LYMAN, Appellant, Colorado Court of Appeals, Div. I. 2010 had his parenting time restricted by a lower trial court. It went on appeal,” explained Bill Thode, a Denver custody lawyer. When the marriage of Parr and Lyman broke down in 2007, the parties collaborated on a parenting plan that outlined an ever-increasing amount of time for the father’s […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2012 – The U.S. House just passed H.R. 1627, the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, which is now awaiting the President’s signature. The Act is slated to provide a number of welcome changes to veterans and military families, including health, education and housing benefits. “It’s heartening to see how comprehensive the bill is and how quickly it has made its way through the system,” remarked David Magann, a Tampa veterans’ disability attorney. “The VA system currently in place has long needed additional measures to meet the needs and […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2012 – Americans are not informed about the silent killer that stalks the health care system; death by hospital errors. “We assume that people can and do die from strokes, cancer and like diseases,” suggested Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas, “but we rarely hear about the silent specter of death that walks down the hallways in hospitals – medical errors or hospital errors. They are more prevalent that anyone wants to admit, because they don’t want to get sued.” The leading […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2012 – Student visas offer foreign citizens many benefits to obtain an education in the U.S. “Students wanting to study in the U.S. have a variety of visas they make take advantage of such as the F-Type, M-Type and J-Type student visas,” said Annie Banerjee, a Houston immigration lawyer. The purpose of these visas is to allow non-immigrants the chance to stay in the U.S. to get an education. When their program is completed, they must go home. The type of visa to apply for is determined by the kind of education the […]


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