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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – The biggest concern for those who go bankrupt is how it will affect their credit rating. This can be resolved over time. It is common for debtors to wonder how they will ever get credit again after going bankrupt. While the situation may have been really bad, with some forethought and good planning, they can certainly re-establish credit. There are a number of things that one can do to positively affect credit scores after going bankrupt Iowa bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Ahrenholz indicated. Many people do not realize that the Bankruptcy […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed claiming that the drug Pradaxa caused a fatal brain hemorrhage. The plaintiff, Martha Lesnick, claims that her husband started taking Pradaxa in January of 2011 as part of a blood-thinning treatment and suffered massive bleeding in his brain two months later, which led to his death. The lawsuit joins ongoing multi-district litigation (MDL) in Illinois federal court. “In this case, the plaintiff alleges that the drug manufacturer failed to adequately warn her husband and his doctor of the risk of bleeding,” said Paul Greenberg, […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – A Maine-based group is helping local seniors pay off debt. A nonprofit group based in Maine, Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE), has announced that it has formed a Consumer Debt Unit within its organization to help clients pay off outstanding debt. As of 2009, LSE noted an increase of more than 25 percent of elderly clients who were struggling to manage their debt burden, a majority of whom used to be able to meet their bills every month and now cannot. “The truth is, older Americans who depend on […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – Not all bad medical outcomes are the result of physician malpractice. This case is such an example. “This case resulted in a win for the defense, and two doctors sued for medical malpractice were absolved in misdiagnosing and improperly treating preeclampsia. The jury handed down the verdict after several days of deliberation on the facts of the case,” explained Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. The plaintiff filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2009, stating the two doctors involved in the birth of her child caused her to lose her […]


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COSTA MESA, Calif. (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – James Publishing introduces a free Education Center for lawyers with a focus on practical guidance and forms that can be put to immediate use. This content is provided through eBooks and eGuides, and is available at www.JamesPublishing.com The eBooks are several hundred pages long and include detailed book and chapter contents plus an index. The eGuides are shorter and less formally produced. All files are delivered instantly in Microsoft Word. Lawyers only need to enter their email address to receive an emailed link to the files. The Education Center by […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2013 – The foreign worker H-1B visa applications are now being accepted, and the cap is expected to be quickly met. On April 1, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting H-1B applications for the fiscal year 2014, which would allow employment in the U.S. as of October 1, 2013. Employers recruiting foreign workers for fiscal year 2013 hit the cap on June 11, 2012. This year, the demand is expected to be even higher. Employers interested in H-1B employees are advised to petition early. “The H-1B quota is expected to […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2013 – Disabled vets are still waiting too long for medical benefits. In Seattle, Washington, 25,000 disabled vets are still waiting to receive medical benefits. According to a new report, it could take a year or more for those benefits to be processed. “There are at least 2.1 million claims for U.S. vets currently pending before the Veterans Benefits Administration,” commented veterans disability attorney James Fausone. “These men and women deserve to be better supported by their government, and not have to wait an egregiously long time for basic benefits to which they […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2012 – On May 11, Begley Law Group attorney Kristen Behrens is speaking at a public seminar about estate planning, guardianship and special needs trusts. Ms. Behrens has extensive expertise in the areas of special needs trusts, estates and trust planning. The event is hosted by Special Parents of Exceptional Children (SPEC), a group founded and run by parents of children with special needs. SPEC meets monthly throughout the school year to provide support and information, and welcomes parents and caregivers of children of all ages and types of needs. Newcomers are always […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2013 – The FDA has issued a recall for anemia drug Omontys. Omontys has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Doctors and their patients have indicated that some individuals have experienced a life-threatening and serious allergic reaction to Omontys after receiving an injection. Anaphylaxis causes breathing passages to swell shut, among other things. It requires immediate medical intervention to prevent death. An artificial protein, Omontys is used to treat anemic adults undergoing dialysis. Omontys, made and distributed by two Big Pharma companies, Affymax, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was designed […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2013 – Can a driver arrested for DUI who refuses to blow be proven guilty? “I get this question a lot when people contact me for my help with DUI charges,” indicated Thomas Grajek, a Lakeland criminal defense attorney. “They want to know if they refused to submit to a breath test, how can anyone prove they are guilty. There is a common fallacy that if you don’t blow, the charge has to be dismissed, because a prosecutor can’t prove the driver was over 0.08. This is wrong.” Under the Florida DUI statue, […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2013 – Atlanta immigration law firm Siskind Susser Immigration Lawyers is pleased to announce that immigration attorney Zulma P. López has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Zulma joins to assist our Atlanta immigration law firm’s clients in family and employment based immigration, as well as assisting clients in removal or deportation proceedings. Atlanta immigration lawyer Zulma López has most recently represented clients in Immigration Courts in Georgia to obtain relief from removal. Prior to that, she represented clients in complex business litigation matters and personal injury. “We are very much excited […]


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Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced today that Charles L. Woody, member in its Charleston, W.Va. office, will be serving as adjunct professor at Charleston School of Law in Charleston, S.C. He will teach employment law during the 2013 “maymester,” a month-long semester in May during which intense, unique courses are offered. Woody will continue his law practice with Spilman while teaching. His primary areas of practice are labor law, employment law, defense litigation and appellate litigation. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2013 – If an explosive employee causes distress in the workplace that may be cause for being fired. “This particular case is interesting for the take away,” pointed 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. “Initially, the worker alleged he was discriminated against, on further examination of the circumstances, it turned out the worker was aggressive and disruptive.” Hill v. Johnson, No. 11-C-2144, ND IL, 2012, revolves around a black gentleman, hired […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2013 – President Obama proposed a budget that would grant significant increases to VA funding. The President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, beginning October, 2013, allocates $152.7 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an increase of 10.2 percent over current spending levels. The budget includes $86.1 billion in mandatory spending, which is mostly disability benefits and pensions, and $66.5 billion in discretionary spending, which goes mainly toward health care. “This is welcome news for our nation’s veterans and their families,” commented veterans attorney Andrew Hook. “This funding increase for the […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2013 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., was a featured speaker on Saturday Night Café with Laura Smith. Mr. Krooks spoke on the importance of financial and legal planning for a child or loved one with autism. The interview aired on 770 WABC-AM and WABCRadio.com on Saturday, April 27, 2013. To listen to Mr. Krooks’ full interview, please go here. Mr. Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of special needs planning, elder law and estate planning. He is a past President of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, invitation-only, not-for-profit organization […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2013 – Working with highly infectious material is a risky job. In this case, unsafe working conditions caused a man’s death. “This case is the stuff nightmares are made of – working with an extremely infectious bacteria that infected a researcher studying it,” outlined Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. In the final analysis, federal officials are pin-pointing poor training and unsafe working conditions for the death of a Veterans Affairs medical researcher. The man was working with a vaccine-resistant strain of meningitis bacteria. The investigation into this death revealed three serious […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2013 – Immigration reform continues to be one of the hottest issues in Texas. Now, even evangelical leaders and entrepreneurs across Texas are becoming vocal about the changes they would like to see from Texas legislators. The groups have used radio time, online and in-person petitions and even demonstrations to ask the U.S. House and Senate bipartisan groups to vote their way. Meanwhile, the divide is growing between the Republicans that make up the congressional delegation, Texas small businesses, and the religious right. “Immigration law as it now stands, especially via restrictions, are […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2013 – Many Americans do not realize that declaring bankruptcy may affect their home insurance rates. Once personal bankruptcy has been filed, all of a debtor’s property and assets come under the purview of a court assigned trustee. This individual closely watches spending and keeps track of assets, to protect the creditor’s interests, and the debtor’s interests. While going through the process of bankruptcy, everything is paid by the trustee. However, a debtor needs to keep up their home insurance. If an individual has declared a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, this is a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2013 – Texas landowners are suing TransCanada Corp. over the Keystone XL Pipeline. The landowners argue that TransCanada does not qualify as a common carrier and does not have the right to acquire their property through eminent domain to build the oil pipeline. The planned pipeline would transport Canadian tar-sands oil to refineries on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. “These cases involve two important interests in the state of Texas: oil and property rights,” said Gregory D. Jordan, a Texas oil and gas attorney. The landowners argue that TransCanada is not […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2013 – An insurance group’s recent study compares the safety performance of eight semi-trailers. Semi-trailers on “big rig” tractor-trailers are usually equipped with underride guards – steel beams projecting downward from the trailer’s rear end which prevent passenger vehicles from sliding under them during collisions. A newly-released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the performance of underride guards on eight popular semi-trailer models. All models passed the easiest test, but just one passed the toughest test. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “This report is encouraging in […]


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