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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2012 – The management company of a Tampa apartment complex is being sued in the wake of the death of a local seven-year-old girl. Zhanaye Williams was killed when a gate collapsed on top of her at Brookside Apartments, where she lived. “It is hard to imagine an event more tragic than the death of a child,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce, “particularly if the accident was preventable.” The accident happened on April 11. While waiting for the school bus that morning, Williams and two classmates were playing on the broken […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2012 – There are not enough doctors in the U.S. to go around. Overworked medical offices are starting to use physician’s assistants in their place. “If you are the kind of person who goes to a doctor’s office to see the doctor for a prescription or an in-office medical procedure, you might find out that the person writing the script or holding that needle did not go to medical school. While this might work for some people, others are going to be queasy about it,” said Charlie Donahue, a Nashua medical malpractice lawyer […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2012 – According to a new study by John Hopkins University, immigrant children who emigrated to the U.S. prior to their teenage years score higher in school engagement and academic achievements than U.S-born kids. The study found that this was true for both Hispanic children and Asian children, if they were provided similar family and socioeconomic backgrounds. The immigrant children were also found to do better in school as they age, as reflected in college scores. The study, published in a recent issue of Child Development, looked at more than 10,000 children between […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2012 – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a stay of execution granted by a federal appeals court to John Errol Ferguson, aged 64. Ferguson is on Florida’s death row for eight killings near Miami in the late 1970s. His lawyers argue that he is mentally ill and should not be executed. “In cases like this, people might feel like justice is being delayed,” Polk County criminal defense attorney Thomas Grajek said in a statement, “but it is important that every defendant’s rights be protected.” The stay of execution came just hours before […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2012 – The Lietz Law Firm of Washington, D.C. is known for successfully representing clients in wrongful death and critical injury cases. The firm recently launched a new website to help meet the needs of victims and survivors of accidents. “The website is a terrific outreach tool for us to assist and inform current clients, prospective clients, and the public,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer and firm founder David Lietz. “We are excited about this important expansion to our online presence.” Mr. Lietz represents clients in complex civil litigation and commercial accidents. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2012 – Retaliation in the workplace is an issue that often generates acrimonious debate. “Retaliation in the workplace for filing a complaint about discrimination is illegal,” outlined 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, “and the standard of proof to show retaliation is extremely low.” To prove retaliation, an employee has to show that a reasonable worker would have been put off complaining, if they knew how the employer would react. There are […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2012 – Debtors’ prisons have been generally outlawed in the United States since the mid-19th century. Recent reports show that legal distinction becoming blurred. The Constitution of the State of Florida, Section 11, states that “no person shall be imprisoned for debt, except in cases of fraud.” “Debt is a serious legal matter, but rightfully a civil matter, not a criminal one,” commented O. Reginald Osenton, a Brandon bankruptcy attorney. When a creditor takes a debtor to court in Florida, the creditor will likely ask the court to order the debtor to submit […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2012 – A drunken driver went the wrong way on the road, killing himself and an innocent person. “A passenger from that night is pointing the blame on the bar where she and her friend had been drinking that night. Even though the woman said they were both drunk when they left the establishment, she suggests the security at the bar was at fault for not taking their keys away,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The man and woman were, by all counts, inebriated when they left the bar and […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2012 – Hope this never happens in New Hampshire. Imagine the injustice. “The woman in this case, whose 32-year-old son died due to an overdose of prescription drugs, is looking for justice. Her son struggled with mental illness and non-prescription drugs. Ironically, it was a prescription drug, methadone, used to treat addictions, that killed him,” explained Charlie Donahue, a Nashua medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire. The young man died over a year ago and it was not until recently that his parents finally got some answers to what had […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2012 – An Oregon court has made public thousands of pages of records belonging to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The records detail allegations of sexual abuse by volunteers within the organization and are officially known as the Ineligible Volunteer Files, but are commonly referred to among Boy Scout leaders as the “perversion files.” “These files and the allegations of abuse that they contain are truly disturbing,” said Zephyrhills personal injury lawyer Robert Alston in a statement. “Boy Scout volunteers are entrusted with the safety of millions of young boys.” The files […]


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Palo Alto, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2012 – Upcoming tax changes look to significantly affect many families when it comes to their home equity, life insurance, and 401(k) assets. “With the Bush tax cuts slated to expire on January 1, 2013 if Congress does not act, lifetime gift and estate tax exemptions will drop to $1 million from just over $5 million,” said Palo Alto estate planning lawyer Michael Gilfix. “We are advising our clients that the generation skipping transfer tax exemption will also likely be indexed for inflation at approximately $1.4 million, with top estate tax rate […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2012 – The man in this case had multiple DUIs and was still driving. Enforcement is an issue. “The drunken driver in this case seems to have had no business driving. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .064. He hit a 2-year-old with his car, and left the scene of the accident. The girl made it to hospital alive, but in critical condition,” outlined Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. The man also did not have any insurance, which reportedly came as no […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2012 – It may sound like an exercise in despair to publicly declare one’s financial situation hopeless, but that is just what some people are doing in an attempt to rid themselves of stifling student loans. “Bankruptcy protection affords many people a measure of relief,” said O. Reginald Osenton, a Brandon bankruptcy attorney. “Student loan debt is usually not forgiven, but for truly desperate situations, there are strategies to consider.” Filing for bankruptcy protection can go a long way toward allowing a fresh start for those who find themselves in dire financial straits, […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2012 – Chapter 7 bankruptcy is not always the right solution for a debtor. Most debtors have a long list of questions when they make an appointment with a bankruptcy lawyer. Filing for bankruptcy is a complicated process, and people are concerned about how the decision will affect them and their credit rating. Making the right call to a qualified Iowa bankruptcy attorney will put many debtors’ fears to rest, says Iowa bankruptcy attorney Kevin Ahrenholz. Most debtors who have made the decision to seek bankruptcy protection are aware of the enormous […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2012 – The law firm of Bond & Taylor is advising pregnant women today that taking antidepressant SSRI medications has been strongly associated with birth defects. Pregnant women taking SSRI antidepressant medications are strongly encouraged to talk to their doctor about the risks for birth defects associated with taking this medication while pregnant. SSRI antidepressants are numerous, and include the following brand names: Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft®, Celexa®, Lexapro®, Luvox®, and Viibryd®. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expectant mothers are 1 to 2 times more at risk for delivering a […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 – The Spence Trial Lawyers College is noted for their crackerjack, “real people” attorneys, who fight hard for justice and equitable compensation. “Hands down, Gerry Spence is a virtual legend. No one can beat his trial record. And when I was chosen to train with him, one of only fifty attorneys from across America, it was the chance of a lifetime for me. I knew I would work hard and learn even more ways to help my clients,” said Keene injury lawyer, Charlie Donahue. The Spence Trial Lawyers College offers ‘the’ premier […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 – According to a study from the University of Florida, New Yorkers comprise the single largest population of Florida’s temporary residents. Affectionately known as “Snowbirds,” many of these New Yorkers ultimately decide to make Florida their permanent home. This creates unique elder law issues since the overwhelming majority of these residents are retirees. These issues can affect everything from estate planning – Is my Will or Trust still good in Florida?- to long-term care planning, tax issues and homestead issues. Now, two of the nation’s leading elder law and special needs […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 – A gathering put on by a group called Split Partners, which provides support for people going through divorce, recently highlighted strategies to help those struggling with the process. “Divorce, while never a completely pleasant process, doesn’t have to be a source of extreme stress and personal anguish,” said Brandon divorce lawyer O. Reginald Osenton. The emphasis society has placed on marriage, says the Split Partners founders, has led to great difficulty for some individuals following a divorce. Divorce can lead to a decline in personal income, as sharing living expenses and […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 – An estimated 2.6 million U.S. children were treated for sports-related injuries between 2002 and 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 170,000 of those injured children were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from concussions. A sports concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head, one that usually occurs during a fall or colliding with another player. “Now that students are back in school is an ideal time to increase awareness of overall safety in student sports,” stated […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 – The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys presents its Members-Only Fall Workshop November 1 to 3, and AttorneyBoost.com’s CEO will be present to learn how AttorneyBoost.com can better serve attorneys and consumer’s seeking bankruptcy services. Consumers continue to struggle in a sluggish economy, filing over 1.3 million bankruptcy cases during the last 12 months ending June 30, 2012. The decision to file for bankruptcy protection is often a last-resort, since creditors are aware that even a “fresh start” bankruptcy will affect credit scores and available credit for many years to […]


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