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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2012 – There is a perceived bias that fathers are discriminated against by the family court system, but fathers do have legal rights in a divorce. “There is a myth that fathers do not have the same legal rights in a divorce as the mother does. That is definitely a myth, as fathers ‘do’ have legal rights, something that my firm fiercely champions,” remarked Bill Thode, a Denver divorce lawyer. Divorce laws in many states typically award custody to the parent that is the closest to the child; the one that will help […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2012 – On July 12, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on a state drug law that has been the subject of controversy. In a 5-2 ruling, the Court upheld the law, which requires that defendants prove they did not know they were carrying an controlled substance. The 2002 law shifts the burden of proof to defendants, unlike nearly every other state, where prosecutors are required to prove that the defendant knew the substance was illegal. “This opinion by the Florida Supreme Court violates a bedrock principle of the American criminal justice system,” said […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2012 – Times can be tough for baby boomers moving into retirement and their golden years, as well as their adult children. The latter are becoming caregivers and relied upon to support their parents financially. “Statistics show that more than 32 percent of adult offspring chipped in $5,000 or more of their own money to help out their parents last year. More than 75 percent, while selflessly helping out their folks, wonder if this will have a negative impact on their own financial situation,” indicated John Hale, a Dallas elder law attorney and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Lake County sheriff’s department in the case of a jail inmate who died after a prolonged hunger strike. The lawsuit alleges that prison officials ignored the woman’s mental illness and failed to give her proper treatment. Lyvita Gomes, 52, died at a Waukegan hospital on January 3, five days after she was transported there from the jail. She had been incarcerated after missing a court date. Gomes was diagnosed as psychotic by a jail psychiatrist. She refused to consume food or water […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – No one knows how this accident happened. An accident investigation will tell the story. “This was one of those accidents that mirror your worst nightmares; falling into a vat of acid. It happened to a New Jersey man while he was at work during what was a relatively normal day, until he fell through the roof, directly into a vat of nitric acid, also called aqua fortis. This is a highly corrosive agent and used in rocket fuel. Not something you would ever want to happen to you,” outlined Darren Monroe […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a record 8,733,461 workers received federal disability insurance payments in June, 2012, a number greater than the population of New York City. Some commentators have decried the rise, saying that the ratio of working Americans to those living on disability has changed for the worse. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in June, 1992, approximately 120 million Americans were employed, with slightly more than 3 million living on disability, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – Business attorney, Ron Naves – of The Naves Law Office PC – has recently been awarded the Community Leadership Award for 2012 from the North San Diego County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in Rancho Bernardo and attended by over 200 community leaders. The award itself was presented to “Coach Naves” by Dr. Sharon M. Lightner, the Dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos. The Chamber of Commerce recognized the extraordinary efforts of Mr. Naves in volunteering his time and skills to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2012 – Stevens Transport, a refrigerated transport company based in the Dallas area, will pay $50,000 in settlement for a disability lawsuit filed in federal court, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that the company refused to hire a paraplegic man because of his disability. The man had applied for positions in management. “The EEOC only files lawsuits against employers in a very small percentage of the matters in which employees file charges of discrimination,” said Gregory D. Jordan, an Austin employment lawyer. “The pursuit of this […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2012 – In this case, a cab driver’s employer was not held responsible for the man’s actions in killing a young boy. “This case revolved around an appeal court ruling that the owner of a taxi cab company would not be held personally liable for the murder of a young boy, by one of his driver’s, a convicted sex offender. The driver was on duty when he used text messages to lead a young boy to think he was a girl. The idea was to get the boy out of the home of […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2012 – If one spouse declares bankruptcy, it may affect the other spouse. This depends on a number of factors. Whether or a person’s spouse will be affected by their partner declaring bankruptcy, depends on a variety of different factors. Those things may include, the income of the spouse who is not filing for bankruptcy, joint liability for debts and if they own property. No two cases are the same, which is why it is best to not assume that just because a friend or neighbor went through bankruptcy protection, that each […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2012 – The most frequently sued medical professionals are obstetrician-gynecologists. This is not always due to medical negligence. “No matter how careful, cautious and caring an obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) may be, there are situations where even top-notch care does not guarantee a perfect outcome. According to statistics released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, just about 90 percent of their members have been sued. In breaking down those numbers, it indicates that most ob-gyns will be sued about three times during the course of their career,” explained Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2012 – The Toral Family Foundation is offering a scholarship program for members of the healthcare field who want to learn more about brain injuries to enhance their competence in treating them. The Florida foundation is offering three professionals paid trips to the 10th Annual North American Brain Injury Society Medical Conference on Sept. 12-15 in Miami. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 and includes entry to the conference. Applicants to the scholarship program must be employed in the healthcare field within the state of Florida, and work in the brain injury field. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – The good news is that thanks to medical advances and other factors, people are living longer than ever. The less than stellar news is this extended life span does not necessarily translate into a high quality of life in one’s later years. “With that comes the issue of what decisions should be made to make sure elder parents get the best care possible. It was not so long ago that the nursing home (aka old folks home) was virtually the only way to go,” observed Jacob A. Hale, an elder law […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – The more the concept of immigration reform gets bunted about, the less likely it is to come to fruition. “The current Administration has not done a good job in several major areas that directly affect the country: transportation funding, bolstering up a sagging national economy, a national energy policy and comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration reform has been, and is, the most politically touchy issue the government needs to deal with,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with law offices in Miami, Florida and […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – Under current law, a federal estate tax is only assessed on an individual’s estate assets over $5,120,000. Further, the concept of spousal portability is contained in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (TRUIRJCA). “Under portability, one spouse can leave any unused available exemption to a surviving spouse so that the surviving spouse has a double exemption; this is called the Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion Amount, or DSUEA,” said Susan M. Green, an elder law attorney with Begley Law Group in Moorestown, New Jersey. The surviving […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2012 – Illegal immigration has been the proverbial hot-button topic from the time the 2012 Presidential race began in earnest earlier this year. Whether it was former Massachusetts Governor and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney saying that “self-deportation” is the way to go – if they cannot get jobs here, they’ll go back to wherever they came from – to Florida purging the voter rolls to make sure those alleged illegals do not add to the ballot boxes, it is a subject that just will not, and is not going away. “The anti-immigrant […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2012 – Car accidents happen for a number of reasons. In this case, the at-fault driver, attempted to blame the solar eclipse. “I’ve heard a lot of reasons for car accidents, but this one, that I was not involved with, was unique, not to mention original,” commented Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “It seems the at-fault driver insisted she could not see where she was going, due to the glare of the eclipse.” It appears the 26-year-old driver was heading toward […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2012 – Kids are not supposed to die before their parents. This drunk driving case caused two families major heartbreak. “There were five teens in the car involved in a rollover crash on the highway. Two died. The other three were seriously injured, including the drunk driver. The cause of the accident? Drunk driving, lack of judgment, inexperience and inattention. Two 15-year old teens lost their lives as a result of the driver being under the influence,” said Bobby Lee, a personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. One […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2012 – One of the biggest challenges facing any veteran is the transition into civilian life, once his or her service has been completed. The National Veteran Small Business Conference aimed to provide solutions to the problem. The conference convened in downtown Detroit’s Cobo Center from June 26-29, 2012, and was geared to help business-owning veterans grow their firms in the federal marketplace. Some 6,000 vets turned out for the event and were afforded the opportunity to meet with decision makers from federal and non-federal businesses, increase business acumen through training and business […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2012 – Littman Krooks LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Michael J. Riolo, Esq., and Stacy Sadove, Esq., have joined the law firm. Michael’s practice is focused on estate and tax planning, estate administration and asset protection planning. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, he worked as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where he managed a portfolio of assets for individuals and business entities. Mr. Riolo was also previously an attorney with McCarthy Fingar LLP, where he counseled individuals and families on estate and tax planning, estate administration and […]


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