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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – A situation that most people are unfamiliar with and unprepared for, a New York police detective wants to talk to them. According to a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, far too many people are lulled into a false sense of security in this situation and end up revealing something that leads to their arrest. “While most people are aware that if they are arrested they should not talk to police and should ask for a lawyer, most people don’t know what to do if they are not under arrest but […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2016 – The Army Surgeon General expressed doubts about endorsing the first ever government-approved clinical trials for marijuana as treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Marijuana has long been considered a controversial treatment,” commented Jim Fausone, a Michigan veterans attorney. “However, it could potentially be beneficial in treating serious cases of PTSD and other conditions among veterans. Increased research into medical marijuana can lead to more understanding about its effects and open up a new realm of possibilities for treatment.” During a meeting with reporters, Lieutenant General Nadya West pointed out […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2016 – Further confirmation of the superb performance of the lawyers at the personal injury practice of Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC comes in the form of recognition by New York Metro Super Lawyers for 2016. This year follows many other years of accolades received by the practice from the same organization. Partners Abraham Jaros and David Jaroslawicz, and Senior Trial Attorney Norman Frowley, have been acclaimed 2016 “Super Lawyers.” Their colleague, David Tolchin, an associate of the firm, was also designated a “Rising Star,” as was associate Harris Marks. Recognition as a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2016 – The issue of binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts came to a head recently, as the Florida Supreme Court ruled in a nursing home lawsuit that the case should not be sent to arbitration. Furthermore, the United States government issued a rule to stop nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring arbitration to resolve disputes. “Nursing home residents who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one deserve their day in court,” said Robert Joyce, a nursing home abuse and neglect attorney with the Tampa firm […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2016 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) paid deceased federal employees $1.7 million in benefits for an average of seven years after they died. According to an audit by the inspector general, the error occurred due to the SSA’s failure to crosscheck beneficiaries’ death files with the Office of Personnel Management. As a result, the deaths were not logged in SSA records. The office manages the administration of retirement benefits and other services for government workers. “The erroneous benefit payments account for a handful of cases out of the millions the SSA processes […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2016 – In August 2016, Florida’s Supreme Court ruled a doctor could be sued for medical malpractice for a patient’s suicide. After a Florida woman hanged herself at the age of 55, her husband filed a lawsuit against the family doctor treating her for depression. According to documents submitted with the statement of claim, the woman had been taking Effexor from 2005 to 2008, but stopped in 2008 due to side effects, such as mental strain, gastric issues, emotional upset and the inability to get a good night’s sleep. The day before she […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2016 – Athletes are held up to higher standards because of their fame. When fame and alcohol mix, the results are not always good. It is never a great idea to drink and drive. It does not matter if the person drinking is a famous movie star, football player, a television personality or well-known politician. The laws apply to them and anyone else drinking and driving, or thinking about DWI. A recent DWI arrest for reckless driving created a great deal of embarrassment for the Texas Rangers and their player who was stopped […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2016 – The suicide of a 76-year-old veteran in the parking lot of a New York hospital run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has brought new scrutiny to the federal agency. Peter A. Kaisen fatally shot himself outside the nursing home section of the Northport VA Medical Center. Authorities from the Suffolk County Police Department said the Navy veteran had been a patient at the Long Island facility. Kaisen had allegedly been denied care at the hospital. “A veteran felt compelled to end his life because he thought he had exhausted […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2016 – A second sexual harassment lawsuit launched against Roger Ailes and the Fox network comes from Andrea Tantaros, a former news host. There have been more women coming forward to allege he sexually harassed them as well. Andrea Tantaros filed her sexual harassment lawsuit alleging the atmosphere at the news network was similar to a, “sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult.” According to documents filed in court, Tantaros alleges retaliation for complaining about her former boss, Roger Ailes and his unwanted, blatant sexual advances. The statement of claim further outlined that Ailes’ actions were […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2016 – Johnson & Johnson has been sued for the alleged link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder – a major best seller for the company. They promoted talcum powders for decades to use after every shower and to dust in undergarments for personal freshness. Florence Kuntz’s daughter was 43-years-old when she was told she had ovarian cancer. She had been using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for over 23 years for feminine hygiene. Kuntz filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging numerous cases of ovarian cancer, as a result of prolonged use of […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2016 – It appears that before he leaves office President Obama may yet create a startup visa for immigrant entrepreneurs wanting to launch a business in the United States. The International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) may be put into place soon. According to the White House, the IER would likely be put in place after a 45-day comment period. Choosing to push a “rule” through works around Congress holding immigration legislation up by stalling it until it dies on the floor. It appears the IER is to be linked to the Immigration and Nationality […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Under a new federal rule, nursing homes that receive federal funding will no longer be able to force residents to arbitrate their disputes outside the court system and away from public scrutiny. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the Health and Human Services Department, issued the final rule on Sept. 28, 2016. It will take effect Nov. 28, 2016, providing new legal protections to 1.5 million nursing home residents. “Many nursing homes have forced injured residents and, in some cases, family members who had lost a loved one, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Nationally celebrated trial lawyer Michael Coffey will speak on “Controlling Labor Law Outcomes, Mitigation of Damages, Experts, and Strategy” at the CLM National Construction Conference. Coffey, Managing Partner of WSHB’s New York and Connecticut offices, is slated to present on Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 PM. CLM’s National Construction Claims Conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Labor law issues are squarely on the radar for those involved in the construction industry in New York. This panel is an advanced discussion of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Brenda Radmacher, Partner at Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, will be speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference to be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Radmacher, CLM’s 2016 Outside Counsel of the Year, will be presenting on the hot issue “Exploitation of Settlement Agreement and Release Exceptions.” The presentation will take place Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 PM. Joining Radmacher on the panel are national thought leaders on this issue: Caryn Siebert with Knight Insurance Group, and Steve Lokus from […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Changes to Medicare encourages discussions between patients and doctors about advance care planning by creating a separate billing code for end-of-life counseling. In the past, Medicare only compensated a physician to have this conversation during the “Welcome to Medicare” visit, but often the topic did not seem relevant to the patient at that time. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the goal of the Obama administration is to develop a health care system that yields improved care, more effective spending, and healthier individuals and families. As part of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2016 – Acclaimed trial lawyer Victoria Ersoff, a partner with Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, is speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Ersoff, whose innovative case handling has yielded an unbroken string of defense verdicts for clients involving complex issues of law, will discuss the emerging issues with the Millennial on the construction site, with insurance claims, and on the jury. “All sectors of the American economy are impacted by the Millennial generation, and construction litigation is […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2016 – Doctors are trained to monitor and care for the expectant mother and baby throughout the pregnancy. However, newborns can face the risk of birth injuries due to the negligence of medical personnel. Failure to prevent medical errors during labor or delivery can cause serious harm to the infant. Florida has an especially high rate of birth injuries in comparison to other states. As a result, it is important for Florida mothers to be aware of birth injuries and signs of medical negligence. “Physicians are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2016 – Stephen Henning, co-founder and senior partner of Wood, Smith, Henning and Berman LLP, is speaking at the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference, the largest construction conference in the nation, on one of the two premier panels. Henning is also serving as the co-chair of the conference, to be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Henning is moderating the first premier session of the conference, which will closely examine the emerging trends in construction and litigation, and be led by nationally prominent individuals who […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2016 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) has introduced a controversial new measure to improve website security. Individuals who want to manage their benefits online are now required to provide a cellphone number in order to access their “my Social Security” accounts. In addition to their username and password, users must enter an eight-digit security code sent by a text message to their cellphone. A new code is required each time someone logs on to the SSA website as it is valid for only 10 minutes. Such security practices — known as multifactor […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2016 – President Barack Obama recently touted the progress his administration has achieved in reducing veteran homelessness and improving veterans’ access to health care. Obama spoke at the annual Disabled American Veterans convention in Atlanta on August 1. “The Obama administration has had to deal with a number of scandals over wait times at VA hospitals, which has led to the deaths of countless veterans,” said Jim Fausone, a Michigan veterans attorney. “Progress should be recognized. However, it is important to make sure that such incidents do not happen again in the future.” […]


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