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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2013 – Certificated elder law attorney Christopher J. Berry (CELA), is speaking with long-term care specialist Nancy I. Boari, CLTC, in a free public event. “New Year’s Resolutions for the Baby Boomer” is a candid talk about the issues surrounding planning for and facing one’s own long-term care on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The event is hosted by Christopher J. Berry, Esq, a Michigan estate planning lawyer and Michigan elder law attorney, and Nancy I. Boari CLTC, a long-term care specialist. “The start of the new year often motivates people to look […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2013 – Is it worth the time and effort to work with a child custody attorney? With more separating and divorcing couples unsure if they should use legal presentation or mediation to help them with the dissolution of their marriage, some also wonder if working with a child custody attorney is necessary. “The role of a child custody lawyer,” says Bill Thode, Denver child custody attorney, “is to work with the divorcing parents to reach the best parenting, living, and care solution for the child or children.” There are numerous issues to consider […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2013 – A jury has awarded Ronald Bayer of Monee, Ill. $64 million in a personal injury lawsuit. The suit was filed against Tinley Park-based general contractor Panduit Corp. Bayer was left mostly paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a fall on a job site. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, the verdict is the highest in Illinois history for such a case. “This is a very large award, but it clearly reflects the catastrophic nature of Mr. Bayer’s injuries and great pain and suffering,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2013 – A sleeping driver sent ten passengers to the ER. A charter bus carrying 48 passengers veered off the roadway on I-95 near Aberdeen, Maryland on a recent Friday morning, sending ten passengers to area hospitals – one with serious injuries. According to Maryland State Police, the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Washington D.C. personal injury David Lietz commented, “If a bus driver falls asleep at the wheel, that is a very serious transgression. It is very lucky that no one was killed in this accident and that the injuries sustained […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2013 – The Diefenbacher Law Firm, a New York-based practice of international reach, has launched its website and is pleased to offer this new interface to interact with current and future clients. “We are ramping up our Internet and social networking presence, especially on Twitter, to keep visitors up-to-date on legal trends that are affecting them” says Nicolas Diefenbacher, the firm’s President and Chief Counsel. “This new website is a crucial part of this effort.” Mr. Diefenbacher earned a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 2008 where he was Board Member […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2012 – During the recent recession, those not laid off from work were often required to put in more time on the job, for the same pay or even less. Many of those workers are now taking legal action, suing their employers under state and federal wage and overtime laws. Filings of such lawsuits were up 32 percent in 2011 over 2008 levels. “Overtime laws exist to protect workers from being unfairly taken advantage of,” commented Austin overtime attorney Gregory D. Jordan. “Some employers believe they can get away with bending or breaking […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2013 – A woman has complained that she was hurt while visiting Disney. A Florida woman has filed a personal injury complaint against Walt Disney World, claiming she was hurt while riding Jungle Cruise, an attraction at the Magic Kingdom. Stacey Holdorff, 41, of Valrico, was visiting the theme park on January 8, 2012 as part of a birthday party for her six-year-old daughter. Reached for comment, Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce, who is not involved in the case, said, “If the plaintiff’s accusations are true, this appears to be a case […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – According to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), one in five Americans over age 50 is caring for an aging parent or parents. That’s more than 10 million U.S. adults paying for care or overseeing care provided by outside agencies. “While there was a shift in the 1970s and 1980s toward senior living, more people are expressing an interest to stay in their own homes,” says Michigan elder law attorney Christopher J. Berry. “Holding on to personal items and a sense of ‘home’ seem to be the most common reasons […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – The City of Chicago has reached a major personal injury law settlement. The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $6.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who suffered severe brain damage when a drunk city worker drove a pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Gold Coast last year. “This tragedy may have been prevented if the driver had undergone random alcohol testing,” said Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “In order to prevent a repeat […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – The state of Kansas filed suit to force a Topeka man to pay child support for a three-year-old girl he fathered after donating sperm to a lesbian couple. Zephyrhills divorce attorney Marcie Baker, reached for comment, said, “The Kansas case is the unfortunate result of a lack of understanding of the law governing sperm donations and parental responsibility.” In 2009, William Marotta, 46, responded to a Craigslist ad posted by a local couple, Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer, who wished to find a sperm donor so that they could fulfill their […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – A pharmaceutical company has recalled medication that may include specks of glass. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall of a generic medication distributed by retail pharmacies of the drug Atorvastatin, a generic form of Lipitor, which fights cholesterol. However, the FDA has yet to formally instruct consumers to not take the drug if they already have it in their possession. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling 41 lots of 90 and 500-count bottles of manufactured Atorvastatin Calcium in the form of 10, 20 and 40-milligram tablets. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a simple […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – Given the confusion of shift change at a hospital, it is easy to understand how errors may happen. “Shift change at a hospital is a beehive of activity, and if someone forgets to pass on something important about a patient to the next caregiver, the door is open for mistakes to happen,” said Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. “There needs to be a system of checks and balances in place, something like the one used at […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2013 – Current statistics show that for every first marriage in the U.S., 41 percent of them end in divorce. Meanwhile, the divorce rate in the U.S. for second marriages is currently at 60 percent, and the divorce rate is 73 percent for third marriages. While not all of the unions that end in divorce do so due to disagreements about how to combine marriage and money issues, anecdotal evidence indicates that subsequent marriages tend to have trouble with the same issues as the previous ones. “While it is unclear how many marriages […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2013 – Leaving a secure future in place for a special needs child can be a daunting task. One of the hardest things for the parents of a special needs child to face, experts say, is the thought that they will someday not be able to care for that child. For many parents, having a simple will which leaves assets to surviving children is enough. But, when a parent has a special needs child, a straightforward will simply is not enough. A minor child or adult child with special needs who requires […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2013 – This gruesome case points out the duty of care a utility company has to maintain its power lines. “This case is brutally gruesome, and it devastated the children of the deceased, who watched their 39-year-old mother burn to death underneath a 7,200 volt power line. It was a scene that caused nightmares for the rescuers, neighbours and the woman’s mother-in-law, who tried to rescue her,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This fatal accident happened in 2009, outside the home of the deceased’s mother-in-law. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – Texas is looking at renewed legislative support to combat texting and driving. There are now six separate bills that call for a Texas-wide ban on texting-while-driving pre-filed for the upcoming 2013 legislative session. While Texas lawmakers successfully ushered a no-texting bill through the House and Senate in 2011, it was vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry. Gov. Perry has stated that that he believes public education is the best way to deal with texting while driving a motor vehicle. “Distracted driving is a serious danger for other drivers and pedestrians all across […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – There are some medical malpractice cases that have an unusual outcome. This is one of them. “It’s not often a patient is awarded damages for maybe being a victim of medical malpractice. This case was quite unusual, and the chances of it happening again are likely questionable, but cannot be completely ruled out,” indicated Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. The story begins with a 70-year-old U.S. Air Force vet and his wife, who sued the U.S. government for medical malpractice. It seems that the veteran and his wife, sought […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – One-third of adult homeowners now are living with their aging parent or adult child. Many of those adult children moved back “home” post-divorce. According to author Marsha Temlock’s new book, “Your Child’s Divorce: What to Expect – What You Can Do,” this is an all-too-common scenario. Adults who are put in the position of comforting and supporting their newly-split adult child may have some difficulty adjusting, says Temlock. “Divorce can be a transition for everyone in the family, not just the split couple,” agrees Fairfax divorce lawyer Lisa McDevitt. “Family members […]


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Winston-Salem, NC (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced today that Rayford K. (Trip) Adams III, Counsel in its Winston-Salem office, was recently named to Business North Carolina magazine’s 2013 Legal Elite list for bankruptcy law. This year’s Legal Elite selection process included making ballots available to more than 20,000 North Carolina attorneys. Of the thousands of attorneys practicing in the state, only 3.5% percent were chosen as Legal Elite. At Spilman, Adams’ primary practice areas are bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial disputes and workouts. He has more than 30 […]


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Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – Legalpeople, LLC and The Partners Group, LLC, two of the nation’s leading legal placement, staffing, and document review companies, announced today the completion of their merger. The combined company will possess expertise across the entire spectrum of contract and permanent attorney and paralegal placement and be able to service law firms and corporate legal departments nationwide. Legalpeople and The Partners Group will maintain offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charlotte and Nashville and Document Review Centers in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. The management team […]


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