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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2012 – It is important for couples who have decided to get divorced to separate credit card accounts and existing credit card debt. A little care and diligence goes a long way to protecting both parties’ credit and overall finances. “Credit cards can create problems even in happy marriages,” commented Zephyrhills divorce lawyer Marcie Baker. “For divorcing couples, it is very important to separate each party’s credit from the other’s.” First, gather all relevant data. This means that both parties should obtain a credit report from each of the three major agencies: Equifax, […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2012 – October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but awareness should be year-round. Even though most think of a “battered wife” or girlfriend when they think of domestic violence, both men and women, and both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships, can experience domestic violence. And while domestic violence awareness continues to grow in the U.S., the numbers do not seem to be dropping. The National Centers for Disease Control has reported that some 40 percent of physical domestic violence is against men, and 50 percent of assaults that involve deadly weapons are against […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2012 – The toddler in this story suffered permanent brain damage during cardiac surgery for a heart defect. “This is one of those cases that just tugs at your heartstrings, not only for the toddler involved, but for the family, sent into shock when their 3-year-old suffered permanent brain damage during heart surgery,” said Charlie Donahue, a Keene medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire. The surgery took place in 2005, ostensibly to correct a congenital heart defect. The unthinkable happened during the operation – an infusion pump malfunctioned, flooding the […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2012 – During a press conference at the state Capitol, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal announced his intent to halt the over-prescription of off-label antipsychotic drugs to nursing home patients. Medical advocates and elderly care advocates also announced the formation of a Connecticut-based coalition made up of nursing home groups and public health employees. Their aim is to reduce the amount of antipsychotics prescribed to elderly patients by 15 percent, calling it “chemical restraint.” Sen. Blumenthal and the coalition of advocates, the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, have stated that the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2012 – A Florida nursing home with a history of problems has been placed on a government watch list. The home must clean up its act to avoid a suspension of its Medicare and Medicaid payments. “Nursing homes are entrusted with caring for our most vulnerable family members,” said Tampa personal injury lawyer Robert Joyce. “It is important that they be held to the highest standards of safety and care.” Avante at Ormond Beach has been identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a “special focus facility,” indicating that […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2012 – There are cases in which a debtor files bankruptcy more than once. When the economy began to decline and unemployment was on the rise, those who lost their jobs faced difficult financial choices. Many people used their credit cards to pay for bills and other expenses and racked up significant debt. Many of those people are still unemployed. These individuals are candidates for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Some people find themselves in a position to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy more than once. Iowa bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Ahrenholz explained that a debtor’s […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2012 – A fire in Greenwich, Connecticut that killed a 42-year-old-man and left his mother in critical condition in a hospital burn unit, may have occurred due to hoarding in the home. Dean Verboven and his mother, 69-year-old Barbara Verboven, were contacted in September by the town’s social services, prompted by neighbors’ concerns that the home was unsafe. Mr. Verboven allegedly agreed to declutter the home, but when a social worker visited to check on progress, little had been cleared. According to a neighbor, Dean lived in the home with his mother, who […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2012 – Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP (“AGMB”) is excited to announce that Eric B. Post has joined the firm as partner in its Litigation Practice Group, working in the firm’s New York office. Prior to becoming a partner at AGMB, Mr. Post was a litigation associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Mr. Post brings to AGMB 13 years of experience handling complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution for large corporations in federal and state courts and in arbitration. Mr. Post’s extensive experience handling high-stakes litigation for corporate clients includes cases […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2012 – California Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced signing a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver licenses. AB2189, helmed by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, allows the California Department of Motor Vehicles to issue drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants, eligible to work under Obama’s new administration policy. The Department may accept the deferred action program documentation the government provides as residency proof. Cedillo has stated that the bill will ensure safer roads, with immigrants able to commute as licensed drivers. He said the bill and Gov. Brown’s signature was a way to support public […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2012 – Medical malpractice is not always the result of a botched operation. It may be the result of medical billing abuse. “While most people think of medical malpractice as a failed operation or a misdiagnosed illness, there is another form of medical malpractice beginning to rear its head – financial medical malpractice. This is the consistent over billing by doctors for treating seniors on Medicare. In fact, a recent study by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) discovered that physicians have overbilled to the tune of $11 billion over the last ten […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2012 – The family of a Chicago resident killed in a workplace accident in 2011 has filed a wrongful death suit against the plant where the accident happened. Carlos Centeno Sr. was working last November at Raani Corporation, a private label manufacturing and packaging firm in Bedford Park, Illinois, when a heated citric acid cleaning solution spewed from the tank he had been cleaning. His son, Carlos Centeno, Jr., described his father as a hard worker who focused on his family. “Employees such as Mr. Centeno have a reasonable expectation that they will […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2012 – When people think of nursing homes, they think of older people, not young adults. This case is shocking. “It takes all kinds to make a world,” remarked Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “And there are times you just struggle with believing what horrific things people do to others. This case is a prime example of a morally bankrupt individual who preyed on a disabled woman in a nursing home.” The case began when a 21-year-old disabled resident in a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2012 – One year after it launched as a print publication, the Bigger Law Firm magazine is offering digital subscriptions and selling single issues for AmazonKindle. Last year, the Bigger Law Firm magazine’s premier issue hit mailboxes. That month, hundreds of lawyers received the publication for the first time. Today, thousands of attorneys and law firms across the United States have learned from BLF Magazine, pushing the legal marketing publication to expand to new outlets. In BLF’s 13th issue titled “1 Year,” magazine founder Jason Bland discusses the reasoning behind starting the magazine […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 12 , 2012 – Texting while driving is not the only thing teens mimic. They closely watch what their parents do versus what they say. “It’s not much of a stretch of the imagination to get that teens parrot what their parents do while driving. If the parent texts, talks on a cellphone, or other mobile device, fiddles with the GPS, or tries to work a laptop and whatever other technology they have in the car, the teen will do the same thing. Kids mimic what they ‘see’ rather than listen to what they […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2012 – An Iraq War veteran recently brought suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs. The former Marine has alleged that he received poor treatment from the VA for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has requested more than $5 million for what he claims was medical malpractice. Stanley Laskowski III brought suit against the VA in 2010, claiming that the medical center based in Pennsylvania prescribed him medications that were not appropriate for treating his PTSD. His lawyer stated that it was an uncomplicated matter, as the VA has extensive experience medicating […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2012 – Divorce courts these days are seeing a lot fewer lawyers—and a lot more spouses choosing to represent themselves, a practice known as pro se. However, family attorneys warn that saving money on legal representation might cost people their rightful assets. “I am concerned that anyone getting divorced without legal representation may not be getting a fair deal when it comes to their financial concerns,” said O. Reginald Osenton, a Tampa bankruptcy lawyer. “In many cases, they may not fully understand their rights and remedies.” Bad economic conditions prevailing across much of […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2012 – Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in numerous household products, including plastic water bottles and canned food linings. Researchers are increasingly concerned about the effect BPA has on human health and have long-suspected that BPA may be affecting hormone levels in children and pregnant women. A new study out of UC Berkeley appears to definitively show a clear link between BPA and thyroid hormone changes in infant boys and pregnant women, say researchers. “Researchers continue to study how BPA can affect the health of women and children,” cautions John Hale, […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2012 – The year 2012 is quickly coming to a close and the New Jersey estate planning attorneys at Begley Law Group, PC, have some suggestions that should be considered before the year’s end. Medicare Advantage There is an open enrollment period permitting Medicare recipients to disenroll from traditional Medicare and enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C) from October 15, 2012 until December 7, 2012. During the open enrollment period, Medicare beneficiaries may choose original Medicare, or they may choose from among many Medicare Advantage programs. Many beneficiaries choose to […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2012 – Medical negligence comes in many forms. The psychiatrist in this case was beyond belief. “This case left the family of well-known model and philanthropist Phyllis Harvey in complete shock. One day she appeared to be well enough, despite her various mental issues, and then, she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. What the obituaries published in various papers did not reveal was the reason for her sudden death,” explained Charlie Donahue, a Manchester medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire. The lady was helping to fund a research project, while […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2012 – This lawsuit had its beginnings as a wrongful termination lawsuit, but portions of it were related to Whistleblower’s law. “This is an interesting case (Ott v. Fred Alger Management Inc et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 11-04418) for a variety of reasons, but what we want to look at is the whistleblower aspect,” explained Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland whistleblower attorney. The former portfolio manager filed a claim stating she was fired in retaliation for protesting the money manager’s trading policies, which benefited co-workers at her expense, […]


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