» Legal News

Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire)May 30, 2013 – Patients that experience hospital errors find resolution of their issues difficult. Finally, a doctor has been on the same side of the fence. “It’s not often you hear about a doctor being on the receiving end of a hospital error, but it seems that one doctor did find himself in that revolving door, and didn’t like it,” explained Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. The physician in question had an eye-opening experience when involved, in a peripheral manner, with his mother’s […]


Continue reading full article »

Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of drunk driving accidents for years and there is no lessening in the incidence of drunk driving accidents. “Despite all efforts to end drinking and driving, people still drive while intoxicated,” says Atlanta Car Accident attorney Jim Rice. National public awareness campaigns to educate the general public about the dangers of drinking and driving, and state and local law enforcement increasing enforcement of driving while under the influence continue to rise, as do the incidences of arrest and accidents due to […]


Continue reading full article »

Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2013 – A bill to overhaul Florida’s alimony laws passed both chambers of the state legislature. After the House and Senate approved the measure by comfortable margins, it went to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. If made law, the bill would do away with permanent alimony and allow judges to alter existing divorce judgments, among other provisions. “Permanent alimony may be awarded unnecessarily in some cases,” commented Brandon divorce lawyer Joshua Law, “but in others, it may be the most sensible outcome. There is no perfect solution to this issue.” If the […]


Continue reading full article »

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2012 – The Begley Law Group is hosting a free seminar open to the public in which the issues of planning for a child with disabilities will be discussed. Begley Law Group attorney Ethan Ordog will give a presentation on topics such as guardianship and special needs trusts. “One of the most pressing issues the parent of a child with disabilities will face is how to approach estate planning, guardianship and special needs trust issues in order to prepare for the child’s safe and secure future,” stated New Jersey estate planning attorney Thomas […]


Continue reading full article »

Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2013 – Over 3,000 miles of aging, leaking iron gas pipelines create a safety hazard in Michigan. A recent report in the Detroit Free Press detailed the dangers of leaking wrought- and cast-iron natural gas mains throughout Michigan and the slow progress the state’s two largest utilities have made in replacing them. “These old gas mains need to be replaced, and soon,” said Washington D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz, who specializes in pipeline accidents. “Every year they remain in the ground increases the likelihood of another terrible accident.” According to the report, […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2013 – Wife may have shot her husband to death for being infected with HIV and Hepatitis. “The woman in this murder case shot her husband while he slept, and while the motive seemingly remains unclear, there is strong speculation she took his life for cheating on her. Currently, the woman in question is serving a jail sentence, with a release date of August 2027,” outlined Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The woman made no bones about the fact she shot her husband when she was […]


Continue reading full article »

Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2013 – Some Texas seniors have been targeted by identity thieves. Individuals posing as Medicare program employees have been targeting seniors in Texas, state officials say. Medicare recipients in the state have reported that they have received calls from someone identifying themselves as employees of Medicare. The supposed employee informs the victims that the federal program is in the process of updating Medicare identification cards and requests additional identifying information to issue a new card. The victim is informed that the new card will be needed to continue to receive Medicare benefits. Information […]


Continue reading full article »

Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2013 – Lawmakers passed a bill to allow charities to keep money from donors who turn out to be scam artists. The legislation, HB 95, would help protect charities from “clawback,” a legal action by which bankruptcy trustees try to recover a debtor’s assets from third parties in order to repay creditors or victims. If a charity accepts a donation in good faith, that money would be protected if it is later discovered that the donor was committing fraud. “The interests of creditors and victims need to be well-represented in bankruptcy law, but […]


Continue reading full article »

Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2013 – Now that politicians are pulling together to draft an immigration reform bill, the technology sector has started lobbying for skilled workers. “The timing could not be better for the technology sector,” indicated Larry S. Rifkin, a Miami immigration lawyer and managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida, “particularly if the political powers that be are sincerely working towards a comprehensive immigration reform bill. While that is the latest news out of Washington, it would stand to reason the current party camaraderie may not […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2013 – A wrongful termination lawsuit has been filed by a former professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB). The professor, Susan Mills, alleges that her position was wrongfully terminated as part of broader staff reductions. Mills, a tenured English professor, was given notice approximately one year ago that her position would be cut, along with 87 other members of the faculty. The university had claimed that its separation from Texas Southmost College created a need to eliminate positions. However, Mills alleges that the university began hiring instructors in her department […]


Continue reading full article »

Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire)May 23, 2013 – It is difficult to know what motivates people to drive recklessly, or commit criminal acts. No one will know why in this case, as the driver killed herself in a wreck. “This is one of those accidents that no one ever wants to see again. The aftermath was complete carnage,” outlined Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “The worst part is, this type of accident could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere.” Consider the case of a 30-year old woman driving at […]


Continue reading full article »

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2013 – A new bill has been introduced to help direct business to qualified disabled vets. A bill has been introduced in Connecticut which would establish a program requiring state and semi-public agencies contracting for goods and services in excess of $100,000 to set aside a percentage of contracts for bids exclusively from disabled veterans who are qualified contractors. “There are numerous small business construction companies led by qualified disabled vets,” remarked Tampa veterans attorney David W. Magann. “This Set-Aside bill is one way to help them prove their work and build their […]


Continue reading full article »

Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2013 – A bill awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature would create a presumption in favor of equal time-sharing in child custody cases. Senate Bill 718 is most widely known and debated for the fact that it would do away with permanent alimony in Florida. But another important aspect of the legislation is also attracting its share of supporters and detractors. The bill would create a presumption for equal time-sharing by declaring it to be, with limited exceptions, in the best interest of the child. “Equal time-sharing is often of significant benefit to children […]


Continue reading full article »

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – In a recent case, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled that an injury sustained during a car accident at the end of a work day was compensable. In the case, Goss v. North Shore Trust & Savings, the petitioner, who was a director of investments, drove to a retail store at the close of business to purchase a rug for her employer’s booth at a local business exposition. On the way to the store, she was involved in a car accident and suffered injuries. The commission affirmed the decision of the […]


Continue reading full article »

White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – Payment reductions are expected for Medicare and Medicaid in light of sequestration cuts. This March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the Medicare FFS Program (Part A and Part B) is slated for a reduction in payments due to the sequestration order which was recently signed into law. Health care suppliers and providers have been notified that reimbursements for claims that are filed for both dates-of-service and dates-of-discharge starting on April 1, 2013, will now have a 2 percent reduction in the amount that is reimbursed. This […]


Continue reading full article »

Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – Florida is not the only state where patients will need to fight harder for justice, only to have the rug pulled out from under them. “It’s extremely troubling to hear about what is happening in other states, like Florida, when it directly affects the rights of medical malpractice victims. For instance, Florida now wants to require a higher burden of proof in medical malpractice lawsuits and would block litigation against hospitals for malpractice if it was committed by individuals who are not employees —- which would mean most of the doctors,” […]


Continue reading full article »

Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – The Florida legislature is currently considering a bill to end lifetime spousal support. A bill was recently passed by the Senate and is now before the House which would end the practice of awarding permanent alimony in Florida and would establish a table of alimony formulas for use by the courts going forward. “This is just the latest in a groundswell of alimony changes across the U.S.,” said Denver divorce attorney Bill Thode. “Similar bills are pending in Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Oregon.” Permanent alimony is considered a holdover from […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2013 – Some drunk drivers just do not “get” it. The one in this case certainly did not. “Some drunk drivers realize the error of their ways, and do something constructive about it. Others, like the one in this case, find more and more creative ways to keep on drinking and driving, and the consequences be darned,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “If you can believe this, a 45-year-old man with a prior conviction for DWI, jiggered with his vehicle ignition device, designed […]


Continue reading full article »

Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2013 – A Texas fertilizer plant exploded, killing at least 15 people and injuring as many as 200. The explosion on April 17, 2013, occurred at a facility owned by the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas that was used for the storage and distribution of fertilizers. The building caught fire, then exploded as firefighters tried to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire remains unknown. “Fertilizers are quite hazardous and require very stringent safety protocols in their handling and storage,” said David Lietz, a Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer who specializes […]


Continue reading full article »

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2013 – A bill that would make it more difficult to sue nursing homes passed a Florida Senate committee. SB 1384, sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote. The bill would affect plaintiffs seeking to recover punitive damages from nursing homes. They would have to establish at an evidentiary hearing that the nursing home breached its legal duty, resulting in actual injury, loss, or damage. “While some lawsuits brought against nursing homes, as in any field of practice, may be frivolous or unfounded, […]


Continue reading full article »