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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2012 – Many veterans who have been slow to ask a review board to reconsider their disability rating will get a nudge this year when the Department of Defense’s Physical Disability Review Board sends out letters inviting combat veterans to apply to have their ratings re-examined. “So many veterans were originally given a disability percentage that is simply too low,” said veterans disability lawyer Jim Fausone of Legal Help for Veterans. “I hope that the mailings planned by the PDRB reach many of the veterans who have been under-served by the disability benefits […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2012 – At one time, people could drive through the streets of Austin with an open container of alcohol. Times have definitely changed. “It used to be that people could have an open container of alcohol in their vehicle and not be too worried about whether or not they would be pulled over for a DUI. Things have changed over the years and Texas has put its foot down, big time, when it comes to drinking and driving, which is how it should be,” stated Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2012 – Law firms can save $200 on search engine optimization and lawyer websites from SEO | Law Firm until February 24th. The law firm marketing company launched the “Love Your Marketing Company” promotion earlier in February and while Valentine’s Day is behind us, attorneys can take advantage of the promotion until February 24th. SEO | Law Firm™ is part of Adviatech, which is celebrating 7 years in business. The marketing company has launched a series of new products and services over the last year including the Bigger Law Firm magazine, a monthly […]


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Los Gatos, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2012 – Louis Abronson of Abronson Law Offices has been selected as among The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice Plaintiff Attorneys for 2012 in California. Selection as one of The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice is a prestigious designation in which candidates are selected from the leading professionals based on Medical Malpractice Lawyers’ (http://medicalmalpracticelawyers.org ) rigorous multi-point scoring system. The objective of the Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice recipient-selection process is to provide the most accurate assessment of top medical malpractice attorneys and expert witnesses across […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2012 – Recent news reports have revealed a frightening medical practice of over-stenting. Ironically, a doctor charged with putting a stop to it does it in his practice. “There are times when you read the news and just shake your head at what goes on in the world. The latest material we read was from Maryland, where more than one Maryland doctor was charged with over-stenting. That in itself was bad enough,” pointed out Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “But it […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2012 – In this case, the court rendered a decision that the Gender Violence Act could not be retroactively applied. “The alleged sexual assault and battery committed in this case in 2004 was perpetrated by Dr. Long Han. The original case went to appeal on the issue of whether or not violations of the Gender Violence Act (740 ILCS 82/1 et seq. (West 2004)) could be retroactively applied. The appeal court decided the Act may ‘not’ be retroactively applied,” explained Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2012 – The Atlanta Braves’ owners, the Atlanta National League Baseball Club (ANLBC), are in negotiations with the Walt Disney Company over an upcoming summer movie title. The Walt Disney Company and Pixar first started out calling its movie “The Bear and the Bow”, but is now calling it “Brave”. The movie is about an archer who must stop a curse before it unleashes chaos in the kingdom she lives in. The ANLBC says that fans will likely confuse the movie with the Atlanta Braves baseball team. They state that the singular […]


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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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