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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2016 – The number of hit-and-run car accidents in Florida increased in 2015. According to preliminary statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 92,623 hit-and-run crashes in the state in 2015. That represents a nine percent increase from 2014 and a 17 percent rise from 2013. “The increase in hit-and-run accidents is disturbing,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “Far too many Floridians are injured or lose their lives in car accidents today, whether as a result of a hit-and-run or […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2016 – A federal truck safety program will be audited after a truck accident last year that killed an Illinois tollway worker and severely injured an Illinois State Trooper. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Transportation announced the audit of the investigative practices of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) with regard to high-risk motor carriers. “This is a promising first step in improving truck safety,” said Robert Briskman, a truck accident attorney with the Chicago firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Stricter enforcement of truck safety regulations could […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2016 – Mayra Valdez was on her way home one day in November 2015 when her whole life was turned upside down. She was hit by an 18-wheeler. Most people in accidents with 18-wheelers are severely injured or die as a result of their injuries. Valdez was one of the luckier ones. She escaped a certain death thanks to the point of impact being behind the driver’s door. According to the statement of claim filed in her personal injury case, she had the green light and moved ahead accordingly. She was hit by […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2016 – An African American man filed a lawsuit against his employer, Bay Bridge contractor Adams & Smith, Inc., for racial discrimination and retaliation just a little over a week after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The complaint cited incidents in which a foreman lowered a hangman’s noose in front of plaintiff James H. Brown and a co-worker told him to wear a rope around his neck. Attorney Bryan McCormack of McCormack and Erlich, a San Francisco, California-based employment law firm, is representing Brown. McCormack commented, “It is shocking and disturbing […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2016 – This recent racial discrimination lawsuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 15-cv-0141, alleges Southern Illinois Motor Xpress Inc. violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Illinois Human Rights Act. Southern Illinois Motor Xpress Inc. is located in Cutler, Saline County. They allegedly encouraged racial discrimination, engaged in retaliation and wilfully promoted a hostile workplace. According to the lawsuit filed by Tyree Neal Sr. in December 2015, the company is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2016 – The trucker involved in this accident was a state prison inmate. The head-on collision killed a woman. An 18-wheeler accident took the life of a 43-year-old Mexia woman on Highway 7 at County Road 181, heading eastbound. The trucker, heading west, pulled out to pass a slower vehicle and ran head-on into the woman’s 2015 Nissan Versa. The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the police, the trucker was attempting to pass in a “no passing” zone. “The trucker in this accident had earned […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2016 – After an increase in hit-and-run car accidents in 2014, preliminary statistics indicate that another spike in hit-and-runs took place in 2015, with more than 90,000 such accidents occurring. “Drivers need to realize that if they leave the scene of an accident, they are not only committing a crime, they may also be putting an injured person’s life at risk by delaying the emergency response,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. “When a crash takes place, it’s important to stay at the scene, call […]


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Roseville, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2016 – Last fall, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law an End of Life Option Act, which has not yet taken effect. Brown said he decided to sign the bill after he envisioned himself with a terminal illness. It is unknown when the new law will become effective. Reports have stated that it could take effect by April 2016, or by March 1, 2017. As a result of California’s passage of the bill, it has been predicted that eventually, one in 10 Americans will reside in a state that has a right-to-die […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2016 – A man who was severely burned in a household explosion was awarded $10,875,622 by a Cook County, Illinois, jury. The jury handed down the verdict against the manufacturer of a concrete sealer that the man was using to seal his basement floor when the explosion happened. According to the lawsuit, Andrzej Plizga was applying concrete sealer to his basement floor on June 1, 2010, when the sealer vapors were ignited by the pilot light on a water heater, causing an explosion that resulted in Plizga suffering severe burns over approximately 67 […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2016 – Jaroslawicz & Jaros, already a giant in the field of personal injury, has begun 2016 with a bang — launching a website as remarkable as its practice. On February 24th, the well-known New York law firm lit up the Internet with a new take on its impressive accomplishments. Their success in the field is evidenced by both their credentials and their proven track record. Many of their attorneys in the firm have been chosen as Top Attorneys, Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Super Lawyers. While accolades are wonderful, the proof […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2016 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has requested around $78.7 billion in discretionary funding as part of President Barack Obama’s proposed $4.1 trillion federal budget for 2017. The VA’s discretionary spending would receive a nearly 5 percent boost to tackle outstanding health care claims from veterans, among other objectives. According to the proposal unveiled on February 9, the spending plan also includes more than $102.5 billion for mandatory VA programs such as disability compensation. The budget has doubled since 2009 when Obama was sworn in. “The proposed budget increase provides an opportunity to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2016 – Southern Illinois University (SIU) faces a discrimination lawsuit by a Palestinian educator. Bilingual educator (English/Arabic) Sandra Tamari, filed a racial origin discrimination lawsuit (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 16-cv-0006) in January 2016, naming Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees as defendants. According to the statement of claim, Tamari, who is allegedly highly qualified, applied for the position of assistant director of graduate and international recruitment in early 2013. It is against the law for an employer to base […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2016 – Legendary pop music icon David Bowie, who recently died at the age of 69 of liver cancer, exercised much creativity concerning his estate planning in an effort to preserve his assets for his family. It was reported that he experienced financial problems in the 1970s and 80s, almost to the point of bankruptcy. However, in the 90s, he took charge of his finances by selling an interest in his archive of music. Investment banker David Pullman was instrumental in helping Bowie develop “Bowie Bonds,” which permitted him to sell a 10-year […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2015 – A Florida Hospital Association survey has found that 95 percent of its member hospitals are waiting for around $134 million in outstanding payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The 30,000 outstanding claims are for medical services the state’s hospitals provided to veterans who faced long wait times at VA health care facilities or lived too far away from them. According to the association, around 6,000 of the unpaid claims have been delayed for over two years. In October 2015, VA Secretary Robert McDonald received a letter from 12 Florida Congress […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2016 – Opting out of the Texas workers compensation system saves employers money over time, but there is a caveat to that observation. The rising number of significant jury awards may signal a change to come. Opting out of the Texas workers compensation system, otherwise referred to as non-subscription, is still appealing to many employers, as it saves companies a lot of money. “But in reality, it may not save a company money if an attorney wins an injury case against them,” said workplace injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke, of Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2016 – On January 13, 2016, bipartisan members of Congress introduced a bill to address inequities arising out of a recent amendment to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that affects certain persons with dual nationalities. “In less than one month from passage of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 in late December 2015, bipartisan legislation has been introduced to eliminate clear discrimination against certain dual nationals of visa waiver countries and of Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Sudan,” said Stewart Rabinowitz, a Dallas immigration attorney with Rabinowitz […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2016 – In 2015, 51 pedestrians died in car accidents in Hillsborough County, the most since the state began keeping records in 1998, and a 50 percent increase from the 2014 total of 34 pedestrian fatalities. “Our roads are very dangerous for pedestrians, and the problem is getting worse,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa, Florida, car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “Whether the cause is poorly-designed roadways or the negligence of drivers, pedestrians are in danger, and we need to take action to protect them.” The neighborhoods advocacy […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2016 – Alfredo Zamora was rear-ended by a speeding truck while he was halted at a stop sign. His widow, Claudia Zamora, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck’s owner and the driver. The wrongful death lawsuit alleged negligence in the death of Claudia Zamora’s husband against three named defendants, James Williams Jr., Kelkar LLC and Troop Industrial. According to court document, filed in December 2015, defendant Williams Jr. was speeding while behind the wheel of a flatbed truck. He was bearing down on Zamora’s vehicle, which was halted at a stop […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2016 – The return of warm weather means that more motorcyclists are on the road, and the danger of accidents is increased, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) said. Randy Blankenhorn, acting Illinois transportation secretary, said that motorcycle deaths account for nearly 15 percent of all traffic deaths in Illinois. The IDOT, along with motorcycle dealers throughout the state, are encouraging motorcyclists to take precautions, with their annual “Gear Up — Ride Smart” campaign. “More people are on the road when the weather is warm, and that means more traffic accidents,” said Robert […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2016 – The H-1B visa program has been coming under attack lately. Ted Cruz wants a moratorium on H-1B visas by stopping the program in the hopes that the problem will go away. Most frauds in the H-1B visa are likely perpetrated by the computer consulting industry. “Is there fraud in the H-1B program? Yes. But the way to stop it is not through a moratorium,” said well-respected Houston immigration attorney, Annie Banerjee. H-1B is the visa classification given to professional workers to work in US Companies. Big computer consulting companies, the end […]


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