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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2017 – A drunken man who shot and killed his attacker, in a violent domestic dispute, claimed he had acted out of self defense. The incident took place in a Bronx apartment at around 9 p.m. on December 13. Matthew Peebles, 63, was allegedly yelling at the 26-year-old boyfriend of his girlfriend’s daughter through a bedroom door. The daughter, Ashley Ayala, 26, told police that Peebles threatened to shoot her boyfriend, Anthony Sainphor. A tussle ensued after Peebles kicked open the door. According to authorities, Sainphor stabbed Peebles three times as Ayala tried […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2017 – On Wednesday, November 9, a New Jersey state appeals court ruled that a former mechanic, Antonio Diaz, has a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for the injuries he suffered when a lift descended on him. The court decided in his favor although he was inebriated at the time. The court reasoned that Diaz’s intoxicated state was not the only cause of the accident. The appellate panel, which consisted of two judges, affirmed a previous ruling that rendered an award of benefits to Diaz. The ruling also dismissed the defense of […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2017 – Congress passed the Fairness for Veterans Act within a larger defense budget bill in December. The legislation is an effort to help tens of thousands of veterans with less than honorable discharges gain access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care. The bill requires the military to consider mental health conditions of service members when conducting discharge reviews. Boards must take into account claims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury when troops display behavior the military considers undesirable. “Receiving a less than honorable discharge can have serious […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2016 – A Manhattan-based construction company will pay $9.2 million in penalties and restitution for defrauding clients for 13 years on various city projects including New York University and the Empire State Building. Plaza Construction, one of New York City’s biggest construction firms, is partially owned by China State Construction Engineering Corp. The company was charged with mail and wire fraud conspiracy for engaging in a scheme that overbilled clients more than $2.2 million. Clients included government contracting and funding agencies. Plaza owes $2.2 million in restitution to clients and must pay a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2016 – The scion of a wealthy business family was sentenced to four years in prison for securities fraud. Andrew Caspersen, 40, used a Ponzi-like scheme to steal around $38.5 million from investors including family members, friends, clients and a hedge fund-linked charitable foundation. He was arrested in March at La Guardia Airport upon returning from a family vacation. Caspersen pleaded guilty to fraud charges in July. The case was filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Prosecutors originally sought a tougher prison sentence of over 15 years. However, Caspersen’s […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2016 – Sanjiv N. Singh, APLC (SNS PLC), a general corporate and IP litigation firm in San Francisco, lead Plaintiffs’ effort to settle a lawsuit filed by Famous Furnishings in 2015. SNS PLC was assisted by Michael Indrajana of the Indrajana Law Group. Famous Furnishings is a high end furniture retailer and custom furniture builder. Famous Furnishings was founded by Leon Nguyen, a well-respected furniture entrepreneur who founded the business in 2009. Famous Furnishings had offered a unique blend of extensive showroom displays and a wide range of custom build options. Famous […]


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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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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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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2016 – Workers’ compensation retaliation claims do not occur frequently in New Jersey, and the case of Robinson v. Armadillo Automation, Inc. clarifies the rules in handling such cases. The plaintiff, Spencer Robinson, was employed as a valve technician from May 2005 until August 2011. He claimed that at the time he was hired, he revealed that he had previously suffered from a lower back condition, and he asked the employer to provide him with a stool to enable him to work while seated. The company granted his request. The defendant disagreed with […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2016 – Former TV news anchor, Gretchen Carlson recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, her former boss and founder of Fox News Channel. He subsequently abruptly resigned. The lawsuit remains active. This lawsuit has all the ingredients to make a very high profile sexual harassment case, with pieces of information being revealed that Mr. Ailes allegedly used highly vulgar and offensive language when dealing with Carlson, relentlessly pressured her for sex and eradicated her job when he was met with resistance. Carlson alleges that for not sleeping with Ailes, he […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2016 – In a New York child pornography case, a television director has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. Jason Alexander, a former director of Law & Order, also must register in New York as a sex offender. Alexander, 52, was arrested in Westchester County last summer after authorities said they found digital pornography files on external hard drives and computers in his Dobbs Ferry home. Authorities said the files showed children under the age of 16 engaged in child pornography. “Child pornography charges are very serious and often require an aggressive […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2016 – The head of a New York City correction officers’ union has been arrested by the FBI and accused of fraud and conspiracy. Federal authorities allege that Norman Seabrook, president of the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, was paid tens of thousands of dollars by a hedge fund manager, in exchange for investing millions of dollars of the union’s money with the fund. “Fraud and conspiracy are very serious charges,” said Peter Brill, a New York City criminal defense attorney with Brill Legal Group, who is not involved with the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2016 – Sometimes the only thing that can protect people against blood clots is awareness. In recognition of Blood Clot Awareness Month, the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is telling one individual’s story on its website each day. Each person had a frightening experience with a blood clot, and a common theme among many of their stories is that they were not at very high risk, but had symptoms they could not ignore. Greg Grambor is president of Vascular PRN, a distributor of pneumatic compression devices for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2016 – Sanjiv N. Singh, A Professional Law Corporation (SNS PLC), acting as lead litigation and trial counsel, secured a complete dismissal of claims filed against a long time Bay Area firm and its founder. The matter arose from a multimillion dollar breach of contract dispute culminating in claims including breach of fiduciary duty against SNS PLC’s client. The case was a complex matter spanning a two year timeline and involved a related arbitration matter in which SNS PLC had also secured a favorable settlement for a third party. SNS PLC’s defense […]


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