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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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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2012 – Premiere marketing and SEO company WebShark360 unveiled its newest lineup of attorney marketing services today. This new package of Google Penguin compliant resources focuses on providing law firms and attorney support services with comprehensive marketing and SEO (search engine optimization) tools. WebShark360 is perhaps best known for their work with legal giant, Jacoby & Meyers, but the firm works with small businesses as well as national firms. WebShark360’s resources are truly a one stop shop for businesses seeking to gain new business. From the creation of a website to videos, commercials, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2012 – The idea behind a transvaginal mesh implant is a good one. However, it does not appear to be working. “Women with medical conditions that necessitate a transvaginal mesh implant, such as urinary stress incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, were happy to learn about the latest surgical procedure that could help them. The implants turned out to be a nightmare of pain and anxiety, often resulting in even further surgeries,” explained Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. In many instances, but not all, pregnancy […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2012 – A teen driver allegedly struck and killed a 5-year-old child on Labor Day, and may have been “huffing,” or inhaling, the chemical difluoroethane. The allegedly drug-impaired teenage driver, Carly A. Rousso, is accused of causing the death of a 5-year-old child, and may have hit the girl twice with her car, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s family. “Difluoroethane is a chemical commonly found in the cans of compressed air designed to clean dust out of computers,” said Chicago wrongful death attorney Robert Briskman. “At this time, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2012 – Three federal judges have upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. The suit was brought by the mother of a Virginia man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while visiting his father, a Scientologist, in Clearwater, Fla. “Suicides are particularly tragic and difficult for families to deal with,” said Tampa wrongful death attorney Robert Joyce. “If survivors believe a third party may be culpable, it is important to investigate that possibility.” According to Clearwater police, on the night of Feb. 16, 2007, Kyle Brennan, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2012 – Austin non-compete attorney, Gregory D. Jordan, suggests that anyone seeking to enforce, or break a non-competition agreement, should consult an attorney familiar with the new Texas case law. Jordan notes that “for approximately 20 years before 2006, Texas courts generally held that non-compete agreements were seldom enforceable. Given Texas Supreme Court decisions in 2006, 2009 and 2011, it’s a whole new ballgame now.” In 2006, the Texas Supreme Court decided Alex Sheshunoff Management Services, L.P. v. Johnson. In 2009 the court decided Mann Frankfort Stein & Lipp Advisors, Inc. v. Fielding, […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2012 – Plane & Pilot magazine named attorney Stewart Lapayowker as one of the top Aviation Attorneys for 2012. In its November 2012 issue, Plane & Pilot lauds Lapayowker’s passion for business aviation, his dedication to both international and domestic clients, and his more than 15 years working with the business aviation community. “I appreciate the recognition for my work on behalf of aircraft owners, operators and other aviation professionals,” stated aviation attorney Stewart Lapayowker. “I am fortunate to be able to do work I am passionate about in the ever-evolving, multifaceted […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2012 – Many hospital errors are preventable, which is shocking, as more than 90,000 people die every year as a direct result of hospital errors. “In many jurisdictions there is a ‘sort of’ mandate for hospitals to report something referred to as ‘provider preventable conditions.’ The difficulty with that is not everything is reported, as it depends on what the hospitals have chosen to report. Many choose infections, but there are a whole host of other preventable conditions that would just as easily qualify,” says Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2012 – A relatively new form of criminal justice is taking hold in the United States. Approximately 40 “community courts” around the country are handling mostly low-level crimes in a way that shows a more humane, pragmatic approach to the problem of meting out justice for marginal transgressions. “These community courts are a welcome reform to the criminal justice process” said Polk County criminal defense attorney Thomas Grajek. “Low-level offenders should be helped and encouraged to clean up their act without being thrown in jail.” Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice say […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2012 – Noncompliant individuals who owe child support payments may have their government benefits garnished. The Treasury Department has issued a rule which allows creditors to garnish up to $700 per month of Social Security payments and Veterans Administration benefits from noncompliant individuals who owe child support payments. The garnishment is slated to begin as of March 2013, as soon as those payments are directly deposited via electronic funds. The benefits are to be protected from creditors by banks by means of a tagging system, a way to protect up to two months’ […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2012 – Some cases just defy all logic. This is one of those cases. “It’s a rare thing to hear that a police officer does not know how to perform CPR. Almost unbelievable in fact, but that is what happened in this case. An 11-year-old girl died from an asthma attack, presumably because a police officer refused to help her as he tried to hand a ticket to her mother,” recounted Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “The mother had been driving the wrong way down a […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2012 – Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco) and Evelyn Lozada are no longer married. Lozada filed for divorce from Johnson some 40 days after their wedding ceremony, after Johnson was arrested for domestic battery outside their Miami home. Johnson was accused of head-butting Lozada during a dispute. “Allegations of domestic violence are always troubling,” said Brandon divorce lawyer O. Reginald Osenton. “And victims need to stand up for their rights.” One month after his arrest, Johnson had a plea agreement approved by a Broward domestic violence judge. The six-time Pro Bowl player pled no […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2012 – Approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur each year in the U.S. Nearly 800,000 of these bites require medical attention. More than $1 billion is paid out by the insurance industry each year to address dog bite and dog attack claims. “Dog attacks can be terrifying and traumatic,” says John Hale, a Waxahachie personal injury attorney. “They can also cause permanent injuries, and even death.” According to the American Humane Association, approximately 92 percent of fatal dog attacks were caused by male dogs, 94 percent of them unneutered. Additionally, one-quarter of all […]


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