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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2012 – Volvo is developing a number of high-tech safety features, many of which focus on adapting to modern driver behavior. Surveys have shown that drivers in the United States spend up to 30 percent of their driving time doing other things, such as making cell phone calls or texting, and this distracted driving is a major cause of automobile accidents. The new technologies are being developed in three major areas: helping drivers stay safely in their lane, avoiding accidents at intersections and collisions with wild animals. “These new systems may prove to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2012 – This bizarre case includes a coven of witches and a warlock trying to hex disbelievers. The bottom line is the witch was driving under the influence of alcohol. “I’ve been involved in, heard about and read a lot of strange cases over the years I have practiced personal injury law,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Texas. “But this one really took the cake: witches, warlocks, a stripper, Wiccan members, drinking and death by impalement. This story was almost too bizarre to believe, […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2012 – This crash ended in death by fire for a 17-year-old boy. He was in the wrong place and the wrong time. “There are some days that just don’t turn out to be what you’d think they were going to be,” observed Charlie Donahue, a Brattleboro injury lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire.”The people involved in this accident did not see it coming until it was too late.” Speed may have been a factor in this three vehicle crash that sandwiched a car, rolling it, and causing its gas tank to […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2012 – The father in this case appealed a trial court decision to restrict parenting time with his child. “The father in In re the MARRIAGE OF Catherine PARR, f/k/a Catherine LYMAN, Appellee, and David LYMAN, Appellant, Colorado Court of Appeals, Div. I. 2010 had his parenting time restricted by a lower trial court. It went on appeal,” explained Bill Thode, a Denver custody lawyer. When the marriage of Parr and Lyman broke down in 2007, the parties collaborated on a parenting plan that outlined an ever-increasing amount of time for the father’s […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2012 – The U.S. House just passed H.R. 1627, the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, which is now awaiting the President’s signature. The Act is slated to provide a number of welcome changes to veterans and military families, including health, education and housing benefits. “It’s heartening to see how comprehensive the bill is and how quickly it has made its way through the system,” remarked David Magann, a Tampa veterans’ disability attorney. “The VA system currently in place has long needed additional measures to meet the needs and […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2012 – Americans are not informed about the silent killer that stalks the health care system; death by hospital errors. “We assume that people can and do die from strokes, cancer and like diseases,” suggested Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas, “but we rarely hear about the silent specter of death that walks down the hallways in hospitals – medical errors or hospital errors. They are more prevalent that anyone wants to admit, because they don’t want to get sued.” The leading […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2012 – Student visas offer foreign citizens many benefits to obtain an education in the U.S. “Students wanting to study in the U.S. have a variety of visas they make take advantage of such as the F-Type, M-Type and J-Type student visas,” said Annie Banerjee, a Houston immigration lawyer. The purpose of these visas is to allow non-immigrants the chance to stay in the U.S. to get an education. When their program is completed, they must go home. The type of visa to apply for is determined by the kind of education the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2012 – An ounce of prevention can prevent a serious accident. This case proves it. “If the police had not been out checking tractor trailers for various infractions of the law, the rig in this story could have seriously injured or killed someone. There are times when an ounce of prevention may avert a disaster. It did in this instance,” added Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The big rig trucking down the highway was pulled over into a traffic safety check point. As it turned out, […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2012 – This summer, six students graduated from The Young Marines of Central Maryland, an education program that introduces military structure and principles to students via a classroom setting. The graduates were from the Krieger Kennedy unit in Baltimore, Maryland, the only chapter of the Young Marines in the country comprised of middle and high school students with special needs. There are 24 students in the Young Marine program at Kennedy Krieger High School with a range of intellectual and/or physical disabilities, including autism, Down Syndrome and brain injuries. The standard lessons […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – Know everything about running a successful estate planning practice? Then skip Boot Camp. “Boot Camps are an enormously popular 8-hour eye-opener with estate planning attorneys; it keeps them up-to-date with the latest practice building information available. Those who attend know the real secret to running a successful estate planning practice. Those who don’t … miss the boat,” indicated Robert Armstrong, co-founder of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorney’s (AAEPA). The systems the Academy provides are designed to free up an attorney’s time, allowing them to discover how to work […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – At least he was honest. A Texas man texted his friend and told him he needed to stop right before he drove into a ravine, suffering severe head trauma that included a broken neck and other fractures. Fortunately, he survived, and he has since started an organization to help educate the public on the dangers of driving while texting. “There are so many auto accidents resulting in serious injuries and deaths even without texting,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John D. Hale. “Texting while driving exponentially increases the chances of an […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – The hot debate over immigration reform never quits. It is one of the few issues that has significantly polarized the country. “It’s one thing to debate an issue into the ground but quite another to finally get off principles and do something,” said Larry S. Rifkin, a Miami immigration lawyer and managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff. “The great immigration reform debate has resulted in no compromise and no clear solution.” The longer politicians willfully ignore immigration reform, the more harm will come to the agricultural industry. This is not a […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – Fortunately, the increase in traffic deaths in Palm and Broward counties is small, but it is not exactly clear what is causing them. The focus seems to be on distracted driving. One might have assumed immediately it was driving under the influence, but distracted driving can cause drivers to have the same or similar handicaps, such as delayed reactions and inattentiveness. In Florida, there are no laws against distracted driving, though there are in other states. Someone could be driving in Florida, not intoxicated, but texting, and still be within the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2012 – Ann Schneider, the Illinois Transportation Secretary, has launched a new safety campaign intended to reduce highway deaths throughout the state. The program will display several important safety messages on digital message boards on state roadways and has launched an Internet and social media campaign. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there have been 561 roadway fatalities so far this year, an increase from 510 during the same time period last year. “It is tremendously important for both the government and private individuals to do everything possible to reduce traffic […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2012 – Case of surgery gone wrong results in medical malpractice suit. “I’ve seen a lot of strange cases in my medical malpractice career,” said Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer with Mellino Robenalt LLC, in Ohio. “However, this one is so fraught with errors, delays and red tape, it beats all the rest. A desperately ill man waiting for a kidney transplant has gone through hell and back, lived through the death of his sister and had his hopes crushed more than once while waiting for the call that will save […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2012 – Some Florida activists say that the state’s alimony laws, which provide for permanent alimony in some cases, are “antiquated” and should be eliminated. Others have criticized this position, saying that ending permanent alimony would only protect “wealthy men who cheat on their wives.” However, there is a middle ground. “The fact is that Florida’s alimony laws did need to be changed, and the state legislature accomplished this with the help of Florida family law attorneys,” said O. Reginald Osenton, a Brandon divorce lawyer. “Alimony reform in the state of Florida is […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2012 – Mobile technology is now available to help veterans assess their post traumatic stress disorder symptoms. “The military has designed a new mobile application, specifically for veterans diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” said James Fausone, veteran’s disability lawyer with Legal Help for Veterans. “The application is available on Android and Apple devices. However, it is only recommended for use when a veteran is receiving professional prolonged exposure therapy.” Since the app, called the PE Coach, was introduced, it has been downloaded more than 2,000 times. Another application, the PTSD Coach, […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2012 – In this case, the father appealed an order ending his parental rights. “This is an interesting case,” remarked Bill Thode, a Denver child custody lawyer. “In re the Petition of C.L.S., and Lutheran Family Services of Colorado, Inc., Petitioner-Appellee, In the Interest of E.N.S., a Child, and Concerning J.O., Respondent-Appellant, and N.M. and J.M., Intervenors-Appellees, 252 P.3d 556 (2011) deals with a biological father appealing an order that ended his parental rights. His rights were severed under section 19-5-103.5, C.R.S.2010, which allows a parent who willingly relinquishes their rights to a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2012 – Not every accident is what it appears to be. Big rigs are notorious for causing fatal accidents, but in some respects, that is automatically assuming a trucker is always at fault in any accident. That is not always the case, and it certainly was not in this collision. “This particular accident happened in the early morning hours, on Texas 36,” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “On one side of the highway was an Exxon Mobile tanker. On the other side […]


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Fort Mill, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2012 – The South and North Carolina personal injury and criminal defense firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP employed three law student interns over the 2012 summer. Divided between the firm’s offices, the three are: Jamie White, Emory Law rising third year, in the Fort Mill office; Brice Peper, Charleston Law rising third year, in the new Charleston office; and Jessica, Charlotte Law rising second year, in the Charlotte office. Fort Mill intern White received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and, immediately after graduation, began his law school career at Emory. […]


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