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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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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2012 – Even if the delivery went well, and there are no immediate signs of birth injuries, they may not show up until later. “Delivering babies is a balancing act for the doctor, involving a lot of skill and finely tuned instincts and years of medical training. Even with all their education and experience, some things just don’t go the way they should. Other things, they have no control over. During a delivery, there is a high risk of birth injuries, and some of them may not show up for months to years […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2012 – John Hale and Jacob Hale of The Hale Law Firm were recently featured in Newsweek Magazine’s June 18 Leaders in Elder Law Showcase. The section is a part of Newsweek’s 2012 Leaders promotional section — which features the leading individuals or group practices in various practice areas of law and health care. “At The Hale Law Firm, our motto ‘Wise and compassionate counsel’ is more than just a slogan; it’s what we are known for,” remarked John Hale, a Dallas elder law attorney and Dallas estate planning attorney. “We are very […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2012 – Some think medical negligence is caused by a bad system. In fact, it is more attributable to bad doctors. “I am deeply involved in medical malpractice cases, and after spending almost 30 years talking to medical malpractice victims, I have come to have a deep appreciation for what they have gone through, and I have also learned they have had the misfortune to meet some bad doctors that hurt good people. And yet, those bad doctors still keep practicing. Something is wrong with that,” Charlie Donahue, a Brattleboro injury and medical […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2012 – Regardless of the practice’s specialty, compiling mounds and mounds of paperwork is a fact of life for lawyers all over the planet. If the focus is dealing with government in immigration law, the piles seem to grow higher than in other venues. Houston immigration lawyer Annie Banerjee knows all about this.”The files keep piling up,” said Banerjee.”We do all that we can to make sure the files are stored in an orderly manner.” The State Bar Association of Texas does not have any set rules when it comes to the maintenance […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2012 – It is often the wiser move to settle a case than to fight it out in court. It depends on what may be at stake. “Not all employment disputes go to court, nor should they. If the amount of money involved in a case is relatively small, it often makes more sense to settle out of court. If the defendant does not wish to go that route, they may be exposed to unnecessary expenses,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2012 – A patient at Florida State Hospital (FSH) says she was abused and neglected while she was pregnant. She says she was in labor but was refused help by four employees at the Chattahoochee hospital. The patient was at FSH during the month of October 2011. In December she was taken by helicopter to Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee where she gave birth to a baby at the 38th week of gestation. The baby was stillborn and put on life support. The woman filed a lawsuit because she believes her pregnancy […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2012 – This nasty hit and run left one teen in serious condition after being flung into the air by a speeding car. “This accident happened as three teens were walking along the street on their way home. The video footage of the event was particularly chilling, as it showed two of the young men frantically back peddling to get out of the way of the car, as the third teen was hit and tossed into the air. The graphic images galvanized the man’s family to seek legal counsel for their son and […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2012 – In an unprecedented move, in June, 2012, President Obama announced that his Administration would grant deferred action status for qualifying children of the undocumented, permitting them to remain in the U.S. for two years, while being eligible for employment. The action has drawn praise from the Hispanic community and criticism from Republicans who favor Congressional action to address this issue over a short term executive action. It may benefit upwards of 600,000 persons. In announcing the directive, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano described deferred action status for this group of low risk […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2012 – Regardless of where one has served or what branch of the military it was in, such honorable service to the country deserves the maximum amount of disability compensation available. Filing a disability claim can be incredibly slow and grating on the nerves, as recently reported rampant cases of backlogs, delays and errors in California Veteran’s Affairs (VA), especially in Oakland, are showing. “Sometimes, claims can be stuck in the system for years,” said Tampa veterans lawyer David W. Magann, PA, a Marine Corps veteran.” Receiving an initial decision on a case […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2012 – Many debtors wonder how they can remove a bankruptcy from their credit report. The short answer is they cannot. Many debtors that declared bankruptcy want to know how they can get rid of that notation on their credit reports noted Iowa bankruptcy lawyer, Kevin Ahrenholz. The answer to that question is they cannot get rid of the notation. It is a record of what happened in the debtor’s financial life and becomes part and parcel of their credit history. The only way it could be completely removed, would be if […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2012 – Talented immigrants are not coming to the U.S. thanks to the mess the immigration system is in. It is costing the country skilled workers that could help the economy. The just released report, “Not Coming to America: Why the U.S. is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent” uncovers some very real concerns for us as a nation. To summarize, the main reason we are losing out on gaining skilled and other workers to help us rebuild our economy is a direct result of the nightmarish immigration system we have […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2012 – A man who was standing over his bike as he waited for a traffic signal to change in St. Petersburg was struck by a vehicle which had been impacted by another. A Kia cut in front of a Honda and hit it, which caused the Honda to suddenly veer into the man on the sidewalk. The fatal accident took place near the intersection of 13th Avenue N and 34th Street. The fifty-four year-old David Formato was killed upon impact. He had one son and one daughter. The drivers of the vehicles […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 3, 2012 – Veterans are disciplined, highly trained individuals that bring a lot of benefits to a company. A company’s success is dependent on the team of people that comprise the organization. As companies grow, the need to quickly fill positions with qualified workers increases and now, the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program makes it easy for employers to access one of the most valuable resources of qualified employees, which is veterans. With the skills they have learned in service, and rigorous self-discipline, companies are looking to veterans to fill skilled positions in […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2012 – After cuts of $234 million to Medicare for 2012 and $58 million removed from the Medicaid budget in 2011, Texas leaders have now directed state agencies to freeze spending. Some observers are concerned that the state budget cuts will have an ongoing negative effect on the growing population of older patients in the state. “The cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are a cause for concern for many families caring for an elderly loved one, and for older adults planning for retirement,” said John Hale, a Dallas and Waxahachie elder law and […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire) June 29, 2012 – For Americans, getting behind the wheel and turning the ignition is the ultimate freedom. Our cars symbolize our independence and allow us to go where we want, when we want. It’s tough to give up those freedoms. If you’ve had to confront an aging loved one and demand their keys, you understand this emotional and practical problem. This article focuses on maintaining control over your life for as long as possible by executing a durable power of attorney. Why do I need a durable power of attorney? • To make long […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 29, 2012 – A pregnant woman driving in Houston hit a Ford F-450 wrecker truck with her Chevy Malibu on the Gulf Freeway feeder road. The woman was seventeen weeks pregnant and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center with injuries that did not threaten her life. The baby, however, did not survive. The woman in the Chevy Malibu allegedly drove through a red light before the impact with the wrecker truck. The accident is under investigation, but it is believed alcohol may have played a role in the woman’s crashing […]


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