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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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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2012 – Motorcyclist fatalities in Georgia are on the rise, according to Georgia’s Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2008, 12 percent of Georgia’s motor vehicle fatalities were motorcycle drivers, an increase of some 59 percent since 2004. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates almost 2,000 people riding motorcycles were saved by wearing helmets in 2008, and that more than 800 additional lives could have been saved, if those people were also wearing motorcycle helmets. Most serious motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence or carelessness of automobile drivers who do […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2012 – It is an interesting way to make a point – a troop of illegal immigrants touring the U.S. by bus. “It was and is a unique way to make a point,” said Larry S. Rifkin, a Miami immigration lawyer and managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida. “Illegal immigrants in a bus touring the nation on their way to the Democratic National Convention. They are fed up with living in fear and aiming to raise public awareness of their situation, something they feel […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2012 – According to a recent study from the journal Pediatrics, a mere 55 percent of adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had found employment six years after graduating from high school. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 88 children is diagnosed with ASD. ASD can include a range of issues, from Asperger’s syndrome to other complex social interaction, communication and behavioral issues. It is estimated that in the next decade, roughly one-half million Americans diagnosed somewhere on the ASD spectrum will be entering adulthood, but not all […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2012 – Who would have thought that we would see the day when technology has to fight to suppress technology, because people are not smart enough not to text while driving? “How many people do you know who have sent or received a text while behind the wheel of their vehicle? Likely the response is ‘lots.’ The chances are high that just about everyone has done it, is doing it and will do it, no matter what the law says about it. People never think the laws apply to them, because they drive […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2012 – Many clients are coming into The Begley Law Group to discuss their options for estate planning and estate administration. “Our clients first concern is the two types of possible tax assessments against an estate,” says New Jersey estate planning attorney Ethan Ordog. “Estate tax can include an assessment from the state in which the individual passed away or owned property, as well as the imposition of federal tax, based upon those assets in which an individual would otherwise direct for distribution to heirs from their estate.” The estate tax is calculated […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2012 – According to a recent column by Financial Advisor’s Associate Editor Karen DeMasters, if an individual is looking to retire, it is best to take one’s spouse into account when deciding when to begin drawing on Social Security benefits. If one’s spouse lives longer, that individual is essentially drawing from their future funds. “It is common for people to gauge when to begin drawing on their social security benefits based on their own retirement wishes,” agrees Brandon Social Security disability attorney David Magann. “But it is important that they also look at […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2012 – The U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division recently released a grim report accusing Florida officials of improperly housing disabled children in adult nursing homes. Federal laws require state governments to house and treat disabled people in socially integrative settings or at their homes whenever possible, as opposed to warehousing them in large, isolated institutions. “This new report is troubling in its accusations,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. “Disabled children should not be housed in nursing homes unless it truly means the best possible care for the child.” The Justice […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2012 – A smaller number of people than expected have applied for a new program to allow certain undocumented immigrants to live and work in the U.S. Of 1.7 million people who are potentially eligible for the program, only about 120,000, as of October 1, 2012 have applied. The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), allows undocumented immigrants 30 years of age or younger, who arrived in the U.S. as children, to avoid deportation and receive a Social Security Number (SSN) and work permit. The program does not provide a green card, […]


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