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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2016 – Armando Ramirez thought all of the students on his bus had disembarked. He was wrong and later found the body of Hun Joon “Paul” Lee at the back of a locked, intensely hot school bus. Nineteen-year-old Paul Lee was autistic and required special care to get him to school and back home each day. The regular bus driver was out the day of Lee’s death and a replacement, Armando Ramirez, took over and was driving a split shift that day. “Perhaps that explains why Lee was forgotten at the back of […]


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Palm Beach County, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2016 – Six people were killed in a car crash on the night of Saturday, April 30th. Among those who perished in the crash were four children. According to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky, the tragic accident occurred as a result of separation of a minivan’s tire tread. The van whirled towards an SUV that was operated by Sharwen Pierre Louis. A report from the Florida Highway Patrol revealed that the front of the SUV struck the right side of the minivan. The vehicles were headed south on I-95 in […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2016 – When Obama was elected, immigrants thought immigration reform had begun. It had to a certain extent. Now Ted Cruz and Donald Trump (the Crump Effect) have cast a pall on immigration reform, effectively driving immigrants back into the shadows. The Obama administration did make landmark strides in effecting changes in the immigration system. While many of his actions met with dissent and controversy, many immigrants applauded what he accomplished for them. Many got the prevailing message of the day — it is okay to be illegal because that is going to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2016 – Austin and other large Texas cities could use this kind of partnership to assist those injured in boating accidents. Boating is a favorite pastime in Texas, with many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water beckoning to boat enthusiasts. Not everyone follows safe boating practices and some personal watercraft owners boat while under the influence. Boating under the influence is a recipe for an accident resulting in serious injuries or death. EMTs/first responders have to know precisely what to do when they arrive at the scene of a boating accident, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2016 – During the renovations to Texas A & M’s Kyle Field, a young man met his untimely death. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Angel Garcia fell to his death in 2013 when a piece of concrete, weighing 3,000 pounds, toppled his Caterpillar loader down four stories. The wrongful death lawsuit names Manhattan and Vaughn construction companies and Lindamood and Texas Cutting and Coring, alleging they were negligent by allowing such a massive overload on the Caterpillar. The suit seeks $100 million in damages, alleging he was not properly trained to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire)April 27, 2016 – Constance Endelicato, Partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman’s Los Angeles office, was named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California” list for 2016. The list, published in both of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, recognizes California attorneys with “excellent lawyering and leadership skills among women attorneys in California” and legal work making a significant impact. The Daily Journal was impressed that Endelicato is unbeaten in the courtroom. According to the feature, “You might say Endelicato is batting 1,000. After 60 trials over more than […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2016 – Thomas C. Grajek, Attorney at Law is pleased to announce his recent graduation from the Forensic Chromatography Course offered by the American Chemical Society. With this new accomplishment, he has earned the title of ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, which can better assist him in defending people with DUI charges. He joins just over 40 other lawyers across the nation that have also completed this course. He was one of the first four Florida lawyers to earn the certification, giving him elite status among Florida attorneys. The course included three separate classes, all […]


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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2016 – David C. Barnett, Esq., founder and managing partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. and Chairman of the Board for The Victory Center, announced that the City of North Miami recognized The Victory Center during a commission meeting for their educational services for children with Autism and related disorders. Mr. Barnett and The Victory Center will continue to support and develop educational programs to better meet the needs of children with autism in the classroom. These programs are offered to children challenged by autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, including […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2016 – The Florida Legislature on February 24 unanimously passed a bill that will grant disabled veterans free parking at all public airports across Florida. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Ken Roberson, R-Punta Gorda, and Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice. Under the measure, publicly owned or operated airports in the state will be barred from charging disabled veterans for parking. However, individuals must have a disabled veteran license plate in order to be eligible. Earlier, veterans would only qualify for free parking if their cars were specially equipped with wheelchair lifts, ramps or […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2016 – Two Michigan lawmakers are planning to launch a nonprofit organization that will raise awareness and resources to benefit veterans. State Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, and state Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, announced the formation of the Michigan Veterans Institute on March 2. They are collaborating on the project in an effort to help veterans gain access to health care and job opportunities, among other necessities. “An organization that champions veterans’ causes and gives them a voice is a step in the right direction,” said Jim Fausone, a Michigan veterans attorney. “Veterans need […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2016 – Paula Oliveira Brunoro is now a member of a very exclusive list. She has recently been chosen for the prestigious designation BEST OF THE BAR 2016 by San Diego’s legal community. Ms. Brunoro already has an outstanding reputation as a highly skilled business and tax attorney with extensive experience assisting a wide range of domestic and international clients. Her unusually diversified talents, including fluency in Spanish, French and Portuguese, have clearly brought her respect and admiration from her colleagues, since those selected as the BEST OF THE BAR 2016 are […]


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Roseville, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2016 – It is imperative that people understand the consequences of holding title to assets and that the ways in which the owner holds title can greatly impact the transfer of the property upon the owner’s death. Some individuals choose to add an agent to an account when they are depending on that person to help with the management of their finances. This method does not provide the agent with any ownership rights or name the agent as a beneficiary. However, it grants the agent permission to act on behalf of the owner […]


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Phoenix, AZ (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2016 – An Arizona federal jury has awarded $27.6 million to a healthcare staffing company founder who claimed his allegation of internal medical billing fraud led to a retaliation plan with a highly unusual method to oust him. The total awarded on April 20 to Marc A. Wichansky, former president of Zoel Holding Co. Inc. of Phoenix, includes $14.375 million in punitive damages against his former partner, David T. Zowine. Wichansky alleged that Zowine, then the company vice president and a co-owner, breached his fiduciary duty by engaging in or concealing the fraud […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2016 – Attorney Robert Joyce, of the Tampa firm Joyce & Reyes, has been selected to receive the 2016 Champion of Justice award from the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. The Champion of Justice award is the highest honor bestowed by the association, and it is only given when the board finds that there has been truly exceptional lifetime achievement in the service of justice. The award has only been given seven times in the past. The board of the association unanimously selected Mr. Joyce as the recipient of the 2016 award, congratulating […]


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Los Angeles, CA (April 22, 2016) – WSHB ranked tenth in Law360’s list of “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys,” a survey published based on the firm’s female representation at the partner and non-partner levels and its total number of female attorneys. “I’m not surprised, this place is awesome,” said Jade Tran, partner in the WSHB Orange County office. “When female attorneys talk to me about the problems they encounter at their firms, it’s such a foreign concept. I feel very lucky.” According to Law360, “For the firms that nabbed spots on the list, the number of women at […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2016 – David West was riding his motorcycle one recent Sunday when a 2004 Dodge Dakota swerved into his lane, hitting him head-on. He died on impact. On the day of the fatal accident, the 2004 Dakota was heading south on Farm Road 4, just north of Granbury. The driver behind the wheel was 36-year-old Ladonna Welch. According to eyewitnesses, her vehicle suddenly swung into the oncoming lane of traffic, plowing into 53-year-old David West’s 2012 Yamaha. Welch was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and texting while driving (distracted driving). The Texas […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2016 – Sometimes the only thing that can protect people against blood clots is awareness. In recognition of Blood Clot Awareness Month, the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is telling one individual’s story on its website each day. Each person had a frightening experience with a blood clot, and a common theme among many of their stories is that they were not at very high risk, but had symptoms they could not ignore. Greg Grambor is president of Vascular PRN, a distributor of pneumatic compression devices for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2016 – A former executive of an investment bank in New York was arrested and charged with attempting to defraud investors of over $95 million. Andrew Caspersen, 39, was charged with wire fraud and securities fraud in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors alleged that Caspersen raised money from investors under false pretenses and converted the funds to his own use without their permission. “Wire fraud and securities fraud are serious charges, and anyone accused of such a crime should seek legal counsel,” said Peter Brill, a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, who is […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2016 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched the Known Employer Pilot Program (KEPP), to evaluate a new process for employers for employers who want to hire certain foreign national workers in employment-based visa categories. The Known Employer Program would require an employer to pre-qualify first by setting up an online profile in a Web-based Known Employer Document Library. The employer would then upload documents to that library. USCIS would evaluate eligibility requirements and once approved, permit an employer to file foreign national eligibility documents without company supporting evidence. The pilot […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2016 – Yet another university professor has resigned following an investigation revealing he violated the University of Chicago’s sexual misconduct policy. A recent media exposure in Chicago by the Times revealed that 43-year-old molecular biologist Jason Lieb, who had been hired away from Princeton University, hurriedly resigned from his position after an investigation uncovered details indicating he violated the University of Chicago’s sexual misconduct policy. Sexual harassment of any type is not being as readily tolerated at educational institutions across the nation. A spate of revelations about the dismal handling such complaints received […]


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