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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2016 – Three former patients alleging medical malpractice are suing a Long Island neurosurgeon. The plaintiffs in this case were all allegedly diagnosed with a condition called Chiari malformation. This condition involves structural defects in the cerebellum, controlling balance. When a cerebellum defect is below the foramen magnum, it is referred to as a Chiari malformation. According to the various statements of claim, the neurosurgeon allegedly performed unnecessary surgery or made such serious errors that the patients developed post-surgery complications in the form of cysts on their spinal cords. As the case proceeded, […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2016 – The Appellate Division decided to reverse a trial court’s dismissal of a disability discrimination case in which the plaintiff was an employee who received a diagnosis of Lyme disease. Matthew Cook was employed as a printing machine operator at Gregory Press since 2002. In 2011, he consulted a neurologist who believed he might have a demyelinating disease – a condition resulting in damage to the myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Cook took one day off from work, in 2011, to have an MRI, which revealed […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2016 – Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its newest regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard E. Zelonka, Jr., a nationally regarded litigator with over a decade of trial experience, takes the lead at the Georgia office as Managing Partner. Richard has handled complex litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the Southeastern United States. “I am thrilled to be joining Wood Smith Henning & Berman. WSHB’s sterling reputation, coupled with its national footprint, is especially attractive. That, coupled with the Firm’s passionate dedication […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2016 – U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu set trial in the $13 million lawsuit against Harry Winston and amfAR for August 8, 2017. The case arises out of their multi-year “milestone partnership”. The case, Optikal Noize, Inc. v. AAB Productions, et al, C.D. Cal. 2:16-cv-06528, “doesn’t look good” for the parties, said Judge Wu at the scheduling conference Thursday morning at the Spring Street Courthouse. In its complaint, Optikal Noize alleged it helped fuse the unprecedented joint-venture between Harry Winston and amfAR. Forbes first reported the deal. News article sources […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2016 – Johnson & Johnson has been sued for the alleged link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder – a major best seller for the company. They promoted talcum powders for decades to use after every shower and to dust in undergarments for personal freshness. Florence Kuntz’s daughter was 43-years-old when she was told she had ovarian cancer. She had been using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for over 23 years for feminine hygiene. Kuntz filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging numerous cases of ovarian cancer, as a result of prolonged use of […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2016 – Three former employees of a Korean barbecue restaurant in San Francisco, California, have accused their employers of wage theft and wrongful termination in retaliation for complaining about multiple wage and overtime violations. The lawsuit was filed against YakiniQ, Inc., restaurant owner Daeho Hwang and manager Bruce Lee in San Francisco County Superior Court on July 27. Michael An, Joshua Kim and Seung-Jae Yim worked at YakiniQ BBQ as servers for various periods of time. Their employment ended between September and December 2015. The plaintiffs claimed their employers promised to pay […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2016 – Derek Sheely was 22-years-old when he died after suddenly collapsing at football practice. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The parents hoped to send a message about the risk of concussions in college, pro and youth sports. This case turned out to be a very high profile one because it shone a spotlight on a hotly debated topic, the risk of brain injuries and concussions while playing contact sports, such as football. It’s a debate that has garnered much media attention since the issue was first discovered with the death […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2016 – A Florida appeals court upheld the dismissal of a negligence lawsuit that the court said involved medical malpractice allegations. The lawsuit was filed by the estate of Michael Taime against a Florida hospital and psychiatrist, alleging that a lack of involuntary commitment procedures led to Taime’s fatal overdose. Taime, previously diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic, was transported to the hospital by law enforcement after he exhibited strange behavior and expressed suicidal ideas, but he was admitted on a voluntary basis. He was discharged after 13 days, and suffered a fatal overdose the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2016 – Boston’s Mintz law firm is facing yet another discrimination lawsuit filed by one of its former lawyers. The case is set to move forward after a lower court judge threw out discrimination claims and the case was appealed. Massachusetts Supreme Court justices indicated that the existing evidence in support of the former associate’s allegations was substantial enough to go to a jury trial. The allegations revolved around sexism and double standards for firm members and associates. This particular case is also important for other employment discrimination cases due to the Supreme […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2016 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in May announced its purchase of 20 ReWalk exoskeleton systems for a national clinical trial. The multicenter trial is the country’s first-ever study to evaluate the impact of daily exoskeleton use in an everyday setting. The first phase of the trial will be held in VA medical centers in Florida, California, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia. It will consist of 160 eligible participants who will be enrolled later this year. The six medical centers have already received ReWalk systems for training purposes. “The ReWalk device has […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2016 – Jeremy Gandy fell to his death from a zip line platform at 4:53 a.m. on December 26, 2011. It was not clear why he was on the platform. The zip line platform is 30 feet off the ground at the Pantego adventure day camp. Jeremy Gandy, for some unknown reason, climbed the platform while significantly intoxicated, taking a female companion with him. His death was ruled accidental and the cause of death was blunt force trauma of the head and chest. The attorney for the day camp requested that the judge […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 5, 2016 – A nun from Philadelphia who is on trial for drunken driving, gave testimony that she had taken a sedative, and that she had no memory of crashing her vehicle into a building on a highway in South Jersey. Sister Kimberly Miller, who is a librarian and theology teacher at a high school, was arrested following her collision into an auto repair shop in Washington Township, N.J., on November 15, 2015. According to police, she was intoxicated, spoke in a slurred manner, had bloodshot eyes, and was wobbly as she exited her […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2016 – A 22-year-old Austin resident ran over a child carrier being towed behind a bicycle. He walked away from the scene after getting out of his vehicle. Police eventually identified William Covington as the driver of a black Jeep that ran over two children in a child carrier on Wheless Lane, finding him a few days later. The carrier was pinned underneath the vehicle with a five-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy trapped in it. Both children were taken to hospital. The girl had facial injuries, bruising over a substantial portion of […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2016 – An Olympic skiing champion accused of domestic violence against her father says she will demand a jury trial, citing self-defense. Picabo Street, 44, was arrested on December 23, 2015, after she called 911 during an altercation with her father, Roland Street, 76. She was charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child. “The outcome of a jury trial will likely hinge on eyewitness testimony,” said attorney Peter Brill, of Brill Legal Group, who is not involved in the case. “Neither Street nor her father are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2016 – A recent case in a Texas appeals court shows the importance of addressing mineral rights unambiguously when surface rights are partitioned. In the case of Hosek v. Scott, the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas, upheld the trial court’s judgment that ownership of the minerals under a tract of land did not revert to the surface owners after the expiration of a period of time during which the mineral interests remained undivided. “To protect the interests of the parties, it is essential that a partition of surface or mineral […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2016 – A pair of recent cases show bankruptcy courts may be increasingly receptive to discharging student loans. In December 2015, the 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel approved the discharge of 11 of 15 student loans Chelsea Conway owed to a private lender. Also in December, a Missouri bankruptcy court discharged the entirety of Michael Abney’s federal student loans, even after an income-based repayment plan absolved him of any current payments on the basis of a lack of disposable income. Reginald Osenton, a Tampa-area bankruptcy attorney, said the cases show courts are beginning […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2016 – A 16-year-old student suddenly fainted, collapsed and died during his high school football practice at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. He was a tall young man and weighed in at 295-pounds. At 16 years of age, he had his whole life ahead of him. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, emergency workers at the scene and education officials for failing to provide their son with adequate medical care. According to the statement of claim filed in this wrongful death lawsuit, there was no defibrillator […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2016 – The Sandra Bland case drew a lot of media fire and public condemnation, and her name joined others as a byword for the Black Lives Matter movement. Bland was apprehended in July 2015 by Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia during a routine traffic stop, which escalated into a heated incident captured on video by the trooper’s dashcam. Bland was found dead in her cell three days later. A grand jury declined to indict anyone for the death of Sandra Bland, including jail staff at the facility where she was held and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2016 – The statement of claim in this case involves allegations of negligence in the workplace, a vessel servicing Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s offshore platform Lucius. Plaintiff Alfred Holmes, who filed a personal injury lawsuit in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas, was living and working on the offshore platform Lucius in Sept. 2014 when he sustained serious injuries while working with and on inadequate and/or malfunctioning equipment. At the time of the accident, Holmes was performing a pipe-tightening operation. The named defendants in this lawsuit are Stranco Services and Anadarko […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2016 – A physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia failed to diagnose a young boy’s bacterial meningitis, despite several trips to the E.R. Shamir Tillery was 11 months old when he first suffered from meningitis. Now seven years old, he functions at the level of a three year old. He struggles daily with a loss of balance, hearing loss, developmental and learning delays and language disorder. His mother, Shantice Tillery, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. Shamir’s mother took him to the hospital three days in a row before someone finally decided the child […]


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