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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2017 – May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, which is promoted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The foundation raises funds for future research and provides people with information about any advancements that are being made toward a cure. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that impacts the digestive and respiratory systems. Cystic fibrosis occurs in approximately one in 3,500 live births. About 30,000 people in the United States are afflicted with the illness. Although they exhibit no symptoms, more than 10 million people carry the defective gene. Prominent South […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2017 – A 16-year-old teen referred for secondary inspection at a U.S. border crossing died after drinking liquid methamphetamine. This case involves a Tijuana teen, referred for secondary inspection at the San Ysidro border crossing in 2013, who died after taking four sips of liquid meth that he was carrying in his backpack. The young man was referred to secondary inspection due his fast speech and nervous behavior. When questioned by two U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, he indicated the liquid was apple juice. The agents told the teen to drink […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2017 – President Trump’s second travel ban, on face value, is not unconstitutional. However, the ban does encourage discrimination. Two federal courts, one in Maryland and the other in Hawaii halted President Trump’s second executive order implementing the travel ban. The second travel ban removed exclusions in the first executive order originally applicable to permanent residents and U.S. citizens from seven Muslim majority countries and also stopped processing refugees from those countries. “The second travel ban was not, on its face, unconstitutional,” indicated Houston immigration attorney Annie Banerjee. “However, it has a significant […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2017 – Joseph Potashnik & Associates is a team of criminal defense lawyers, operating in New York City and providing its services to clients investigated for Medicaid fraud, health benefit fraud or Family Health Plus fraud. The company has extensive experience handling such cases and delivering satisfying results to customers. Joseph Potashnik & Associates has already represented dozens of people charged with Medicaid fraud. The introduction of Obamacare has significantly reshaped the guidelines related to Medicaid. Introduction of the new regulations is a complicated process, which in some cases may lead to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2017 – According to a class-action lawsuit filed in a California superior court, President Trump’s first pick for secretary of labor Andy Puzder allegedly ran an illegal wage-fixing scheme in his fast-food chain, Carl Karcher Enterprises (CKE). While Puzder, CEO of CKE, has called his Carl’s Jr. restaurants “independent businesses,” one former and one current shift leader allege that they are franchises, and that CKE and its franchises have colluded with one another under “no hire” agreements to suppress wages and prevent managers from moving between restaurants. The lawsuit further aims to […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2017 – Nursing homes should implement better procedures for end-of-life directives, according to the results of a new study published in Health and Social Work. Past research has indicated that not only do advance directives help improve end-of-life care for nursing home residents but they also cut health care costs. “Advance directives honor an individual’s expressed wishes about health care. Every adult age 18 and over should sign an advance health care directive,” said estate planning attorney Mark Gilfix. “It is very important for families to discuss end-of-life wishes and health care […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2017 – The New Jersey Super Lawyers list designation is bestowed upon lawyers who have been judged to have extensive professional achievements, exemplary ethical standards, and are held in esteem by their peers. The process by which an attorney is selected as a Super Lawyer includes stringent peer nominations, evaluations, and research by third parties. Only five percent of attorneys are selected. Attorney Begley has been named a Super Lawyer annually since 2008. The continued Super Lawyer designation is a clear indication that the Begley Law Group, P.C., has the recognition of peers […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2017 – Bitten by a dog? In Texas, many people think that there is a one free bite rule – meaning you cannot sue a dog owner unless the dog has previously bitten someone else. They are wrong. If a person is bitten by a dog in Texas, there is a two year window of time to file a claim in the state’s civil court system. In Texas, there is no precise statute covering civil liability for dog bites.The time limit usually begins running the day the dog bite occurred. If the case […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2017 – Statistics recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show Florida has the most fatalities from motorcycle accidents in the nation. According to the NHTSA, in 2015 there were 9,045 injury related motorcycle crashes and 606 fatalities in Florida. The statistics show that motorcycle deaths increased 30 percent from 2014 to 2015. “Far too many people lose their lives in vehicle crashes, and motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “Drivers have a responsibility […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2017 – When the Trump administration rescinded federal protections for transgender children to use the school bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice, the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus responded by stating that California law continues to protect transgender children’s rights. Under state law, transgender students have the right to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. In 2016, Barack Obama issued a federal law that protected transgender students, whose gender identity does not match the physical sex of their birth, by issuing guidance to schools to ensure they […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2017 – The Obama Administration and many members of Congress have long sought comprehensive immigration reform to resolve the status of some 11 million undocumented persons now living in the United States. Whether they have an ally in the White House under the Trump Administration remains an open question. President Trump has sent mixed signals, speaking out against the danger of illegal immigration during his address to a joint session of Congress, but suggesting in a private meeting with television anchors that he would be open to a reform bill that provided a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2017 – A New York truck driver was arrested with a stolen loaded gun while he was attending a court-ordered domestic violence class at the University of Connecticut-Stamford. Stamford Police had a warrant for the arrest of Steffon McDonald, 38, on new domestic violence charges for burglarizing and stalking his former girlfriend. The Bronx resident was attending the evening domestic violence class at the university when he was arrested. A judge had ordered McDonald to attend the class after he was arrested for domestic violence in June, according to Sgt. Robert Shawinsky. In […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2017 – DeMaurice Smith, director of the NFL Players Association, called the Chicago Bears “cheap,” claiming that Bears chairman George McCaskey supports legislation that would change state workers’ compensation laws. Senate Bill 12 would change the way the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act applies to professional athletes. The bill would prevent players from being entitled to a wage differential award beyond age 35. “The rights of injured workers have been under attack in Illinois for a long time,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Professional athletes are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2017 – Researchers from the University College London and Britain’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery found that soccer may be another sport where players sustain traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its link to football began making headlines when former football players committed suicide. Autopsy results revealed that the players who committed suicide had TBI. Football is not the only sport where participants are at high risk for a TBI. Other sports include: hockey, lacrosse, boxing, baseball, skateboarding, skiing, horseback riding/racing, high impact sports, extreme sports and soccer. In all […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2017 – Depression, anxiety and mental health issues pose challenges for many students. Facing the transition from adolescence to young adulthood can trigger or unmask depression or anxiety in some young adults. If your college-bound student is susceptible to depression or anxiety, you should understand the transition process, student and parent rights, and how to seek help in a potential crisis. Join us for a free workshop: How to Transition a Student with Anxiety to College Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM Place: Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 – The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved legislation on March 8 to extend the Veterans Choice Program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program allows veterans to seek private care when they are unable to get an appointment at a VA facility. The committee’s unanimous vote followed a hearing featuring the testimonies of VA Secretary David Shulkin and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. McCain is a member of a bipartisan Senate group supporting the Choice Program’s expansion. They urged lawmakers to eliminate the program’s current August 7 expiration date in order to provide […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 – George E. Chandler of Lufkin has been selected as one of five 2017 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. George Chandler received his B.A. and L.L.B. from Baylor University, is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. Memberships include: Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2017 – Due to a 2004 amendment to the Constitution, the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that a hospital system in Jacksonville had to furnish medical records to a patient’s family. The ruling could have ramifications for medical malpractice cases throughout the state. In a prior decision, the 1st District Court of Appeal said that a federal patient-safety law prevented the hospital system from having to release some documents in a malpractice lawsuit. The ruling arose from a ballot initiative called Amendment 7, which was approved by voters, and was intended to increase […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – John V. Bell, senior trial attorney at the personal injury law firm of J&Y, has recently been accepted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This honor is further confirmation of John’s fierce advocacy for negligence victims. He continues to be an invaluable member of the team at J&Y, the well-known practice headquartered in Los Angeles and serving all of California. The American Board of Trial Advocates was founded 60 years ago when the jury system was under attack from all sides. As legislators, judges, scholars, and the […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – The family courts of Virginia continue to operate under the notion that sole custody following divorce or separation is more socially acceptable than shared parenting, an arrangement in which a child spends nearly equal time with each parent. Such is the traditional viewpoint in Virginia courts that deters equality between mothers and fathers, and places families on a trajectory of constant conflict after divorce. Divorce is a stressful event in and of itself, and placing additional stress on children and their parents is needless. Due to the rise in divorce filings, […]


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