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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2012 – Effective January 1, Illinois residents riding in the back seat of vehicles are now required to wear a seat belt. The new law builds on one passed in the 1980s that requires all passengers in the front seat of vehicles and all people under the age of 19 to wear a seat belt. It has been shown that seat belts protect drivers and passengers in the event of an automobile accident. “This is a great move for Illinois because seat belts now will protect everyone in the car and not just […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2012 – Accomplished New Jersey elder law firm Begley Law Group is now offering a unique, new Life Care Plan service to help individuals and families. The service will tailor a personalized plan to help people proactively address critical life care decisions. A comprehensive life care plan covers an individual’s health care wishes, finances, long term care plans, and estate planning. The Begley Life Care Plan service can tailor a standalone plan or one that works in tandem with other asset protection plans and Veteran’s benefits planning, for example. “A life care plan […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2012 – The Secure Communities program was supposed to deport immigrants with serious criminal convictions. It seems that is not happening the way it is supposed to happen. “Typically, when the government institutes a program, you can virtually count on something not being quite right with it largely because they didn’t take the time to consider all the possibilities. Such is the case with the Secure Communities program, which was once lauded for finding immigrants with major criminal convictions and shipping them back home. While that ‘sounds’ good, the program has actually targeted […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2012 – U.S. State Department data shows that it was a tough year to transfer an employee from India to the United States in 2011. L-1 visas were especially tough to obtain at U.S. posts in India during fiscal year 2011 as 28 percent fewer applications were accepted than were in FY 2010, according to the National Foundation for American Policy. The numbers dropped from 35,896 to 25,898. Meanwhile, the number of L-1 visas granted in the rest of the world went up by about 15 percent. “The denial rates at some of […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2012 – Angry patients do not always file medical malpractice lawsuits because sometimes bad things just happen. But bad medicine causes plaintiffs to file suits. “Tort reform critics say medical malpractice lawsuits drive doctors to a place where they order tests they might not need, perform treatments that might not be necessary or even useful, all in the name of fending off a lawsuit. That makes no sense,” pointed out Charlie Donahue, a Nashua medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire. To be successful in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2012 – Being flattened by a tractor-trailer typically does not guarantee one survives. This man did. “I’ve seen a lot of big rig accidents during the course of my practice,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “I have helped many plaintiffs go to court to recover for their serious injuries. The man in this reported case should not even be alive today. It was that horrific.” The man was waiting at a red light when the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer pulled away from […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2012 – Breaching contractual obligations can have devastating consequences. Sometimes a large claim may signal the potential demise of a company. In Trinity Structural Towers Inc. v. Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., Trinity alleges that Suzlon failed to follow through with its purchases of structural towers as set out in their 2008 supply agreement. The amount at stake is quite large and may indicate a serious problem with Suzlon. The agreement at issue allegedly provides that Suzlon was to buy $377.3 million wind towers through 2011. The parties amended the original 2008 agreement to […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – Begley Law Group was honored at a February 3rd Walk Now for Autism Speaks awards reception for their fundraising contributions to the 2011 Southern New Jersey walk. Begley Law Group attorney Susan Green accepted a certificate for the firm’s efforts to raise money for autism. All the teams and individuals who were the top fundraisers were also recognized at the dinner and reception. “We are proud to be a supporter of Autism Speaks and to help their efforts to fund autism research and raise awareness,” said New Jersey estate planning attorney […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – Florida foreclosure defense attorney Tonya Willis Pitts, Esq. sees how the agonizingly slow foreclosure process negatively affects clients every day. Attorney Pitts oftentimes helps individuals or couples discharge their debt in a Florida bankruptcy, only to have to wait years for a foreclosure judgment. “Their fresh start is hindered and makes it close to impossible for them to qualify for a new home loan,” said Pitts, who is based as a Sarasota foreclosure defense lawyer for the law firm McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, P.L. but travels to help clients in many Florida […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – There is a refreshing move towards banning all portable devices while driving. It may be an uphill battle, but it would save lives. “Driving while distracted is a major issue today with the abundance of devices being used by people while they drive. You cannot drive and text, talk on the cell, eat, drink, comb your hair, put on lipstick, shave or change clothing at the same time. I’ve heard of a couple of other shenanigans people have tried in a moving vehicle, but suffice it to say that should not […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – If political candidates stuck to what they actually believed in, they would likely not get elected. The campaign trail is littered with political flip flops. “It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that a politician will change what they say depending on who they want to vote for them,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. “However, it would be nice if they stopped thinking the American public is dimwitted enough to ‘not’ remember […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2012 – The Colorado Supreme Court recently decided that for a new stepparent to formally adopt a child, the child’s biological parent would need to more than abandon the child for a year, but would need to intend to abandon the child. In this case, the child’s stepfather wants to adopt the child. Colorado law says the child’s biological father needs to give up any parental rights. The child’s biological father refused, so the stepfather then needed to prove that the biological father had abandoned the child. The law says a child is […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2012 – When logging equipment falls off a truck while crossing a bridge, the results are deadly. “There was no way to avoid the inevitable in this accident,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “Particularly since the logging equipment that fell off the back of a truck landed right in front of a another driver, this became a horrendous scene. Forty-year-old Kyle Brown of Lake Saint Louis slammed into the metal and died.” Evidently, a tire on the truck carrying the equipment hit the bridge guardrail, and caused the logging gear […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2012 – Filing for Chapter 7 does take time. It should never be viewed as an easy way out of debt. Des Moines bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Ahrenholz indicates that many debtors feel they are in a hopeless situation and have nowhere to turn. They think filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the answer to all their problems. However, filing Chapter 7 may create a problem for them that they need to consider before filing. Declaring bankruptcy remains on a debtor’s credit report for ten years. This means their credit score, often referred to […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2012 – Legally, there has been a question whether or not unborn children are considered minor children for the purposes of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. “Despite the fact that this case happened in Utah, it may have ramifications for other jurisdictions, and it says something interesting about the definition of life as well,” pointed out Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. Recently, the Utah Supreme Court handed down a ruling that indicated parents may file a wrongful death lawsuit for the death of an unborn child […]


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Boston, MA (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2012 – Nursing home abuse attorney Bernard J. Hamill says that a review of recent Quality of Care issues show that nursing homes nationwide still have work to do to comply with federal and state mandates for the quality of care for elders. Hamill, founder of the Hamill Law Group, says a recent University of California study on nursing home deficiencies show that troubling trends remain. The study’s information came from the On-Line Survey and Certification System (OSCAR) data that are complied at annual mandatory nursing home surveys by states. Quality of care […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2012 – For businesses and those in the entertainment industry, e-personation can pose huge risks to their identity and revenue, sparking issues of defamation and lost profits. E-personation has been a growing trend as social media and the Internet becomes a stronghold where people shop and become influenced to make decisions. Thieves, scam artists, and sometimes even competitors pretend to be someone else to either discredit or take money away from another person or company. The acts perpetrated on the victim can be defamatory, fraudulent, and harmful. “There is a big difference […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2012 – The presence of a medical expert at a Social Security disability hearing means the claimant needs to be represented by a qualified attorney who knows how to cross examine people in the health care field. A claimant can ask a judge to delay so that they can find an attorney who can represent them. Many claimants try to take on these hearings without an attorney and come face-to-face with a medical expert who is not being challenged by a professional. “Claimants who are serious about their case before the Social Security […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2012 – If all of 2011 was spent hating being married and the first month of 2012 has proved no better, it is time to get divorced. Do not let a bad situation get worse and be afraid to serve divorce papers on a spouse if the marriage is truly not going to work out. “Make 2012 about being in charge of your life and happiness and see to it that the kids are in a better home environment than the fake reality you might be trying to prop up every day,” […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2012 – Fraternities are known for building camaraderie amongst a group of men on college campuses. They should be organizations that provide positive social and academic experiences for college age men, and provide networks and activities even after the undergraduate years. But in this case, a fraternity created a rush week that led members to be fatigued, drink alcohol even though they were underage, and be forced to participate in hazing rituals. “The Yale Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity had a hell week that culminated in a Manhattan event that caused four deaths […]


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