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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2013 – Two die in motorcycle accident involving a drunk driver. “Rafaelito DeJesus and Melissa Rupa, out for a ride on his Suzuki motorcycle, were both killed on impact when another vehicle struck them. DeJesus was 23-years-old. Rupa was 25-years-old at the time of the accident,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. The accident happened on the New York State Thruway at 1:10 a.m., near an exit ramp. The couple were headed north on the Thruway when they were hit. The driver of the vehicle that struck and killed them was […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2013 – The nature of the workplace these days is such that some positions need to be filled by people who are able to speak a specific language. “Being able to speak a specific language is now, more than ever, in demand in the workplace. With America being regarded as a true melting pot, the number of languages being spoken on a daily basis is on the increase,” outlined Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2013 – Transvaginal mesh implants have been compared to having a cheese grater in one’s pelvic area. “If you read the news, listen to the radio or watch TV, you will no doubt be aware of the increasing number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits across the nation,” stated Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “By all accounts, the pain the women suing experience is life-altering and just about irreversible, as further surgery may not remove the mesh.” Brought to the marketplace in the early 1990s, it was not long before complaints cropped up about […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 4, 2013 – Demoted workers may genuinely not be meeting employer’s expectations. “In this recent case, Banthia v. Roche Diagnostics, No. 11-3290, 7th Cir., 2012, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found in favor of the defendant employer. Justices ruled that even if a demoted worker had consistently received good performance reviews, it does not mean that the employee is still meeting workplace expectations,” stated Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. The worker […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 3, 2013 – A young girl was killed by a car in front of her classmates. “This car/pedestrian fatality affected a lot of people. The young girl’s friends were witnesses as she was hit by a car. She died two weeks later, as a result of her severe injuries,” outlined Daren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. Ultimately, this wrongful death case resulted in a jury award of $90 million. While a large sum, it would barely cover the medical expenses the family was left with when their daughter died after struggling with her […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2013 – When landowners enter into a lease with an oil and gas company, they should include a clause that the company cannot deduct costs from their royalties. “To protect your royalties, a lease should clearly provide that the driller cannot make deductions based on the costs of processing, transporting or marketing the oil or natural gas,” said Gregory Jordan, an Austin oil and gas attorney. “There are numerous examples of provisions that were intended to accomplish this result that have been held in case law to not quite cut it,” notes Jordan. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – If a worker states they are sick enough to trigger FMLA leave, do they need to spell that out each time they need to take time off? The answer is unclear. “This is one of those cases where an answer to the legal question was not made clear by the courts. It’s likely the case may be appealed, or another one similar to it may make its way to court and conclude with a different resolution,” remarked Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2013 – An 18-year-old prescription drug abuser rammed his car into a Las Vegas restaurant. Ten were seriously injured. “This was an accident that just about brought one side of the restaurant down into a heap of rubble,” said Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “The force of the impact to the building at the Egg & I restaurant crumpled a main support beam. Things were touch and go while the area was being cordoned off and cleaned up.” It turns out the driver who slammed into the side of the building […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2013 – Employers may make reasonable accommodations for workers with religious restrictions, unless it causes workplace issues. Religion is an important issue to many Americans. Important enough to inform their employer if they follow the teachings of a certain faith that may interfere with them performing the job they were hired to do. This case outlines that although employers are bound to make realistic adjustments for religious beliefs, there is a line in the sand when it comes to how a person’s faith interferes with a company’s ability to get a job done. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – American Airlines has settled its lawsuit against Orbitz. The lawsuit over the agency’s method for displaying information about the airline’s fares and schedules had been filed in federal district court in Fort Worth, Texas, where American Airlines’ (American) parent corporation is based. The suit was part of an ongoing dispute between American Airlines and Orbitz over the distribution of travel information. In the lawsuit, American claimed that Orbitz made American’s fares appear higher than they actually were. “This type of litigation often arises when companies are attempting to gain a competitive […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – A Texas resident who received two different defective hip implants filed a suit against the manufacturer. A lawsuit was filed against Stryker Orthopaedics in New Jersey Superior Court in February 2013. The suit alleges that the two Stryker hip implants the man received caused him serious injury and were defective. “This is not the first case facing Stryker Orthopaedics,” noted Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. Numerous patients have alleged that there were complications experienced after receiving the Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II due to defective issues; the lawsuits have been […]


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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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Provides pre-claim and risk mitigation consultation for small firms and solo practitioners Lisle, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – In an era of complex litigation, advice and counsel before a potential claim arises goes a long way towards mitigating risk. As part of its value-added services to lawyers’ professional liability customers, AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd. and A. M. Best “A” rated insurance carrier, United States Fire Insurance Company (part of Crum & Forster insurance group), have launched a new hotline that allows policyholders to seek advice prior to submitting a claim. This is one of an array of […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 13, 2012 – Fort Lauderdale-based law firm Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A. has announced its certification by the State of Florida as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). The Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A. is owned by attorneys Molly Earnest and Paula Tighe. Ms. Earnest has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 1988 and is also licensed to practice in Georgia and North Carolina. Ms. Earnest obtained her B.B.A. with honors and her J.D. from the University of Florida, and her LLM in Taxation Law with honors from the University of Miami. She has […]


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