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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) December 02, 2022 – The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN), a nonprofit representing victims of sexual and non-sexual abuse in the church, is harshly criticizing clergy and members of Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria Va. for attempting to avoid testifying in a lawsuit between former parishioner Eric Bonetti, and the church’s former rector, Robert Malm. The suit is now pending before the Alexandria Va. Circuit Court (CL-20002206) and is scheduled to go to trial next year. “It is time for the church and the diocese to act with integrity and call a spade a spade,” says ESN […]


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A jury in Tehama County California found that Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) willfully failed to repurchase a defective Ford F-150 pickup truck. SAN DIEGO, CA, October 28, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – The plaintiff, Crystal Young, bought a new 2019 Ford F-150 XLT pickup truck on New Year’s Eve 2019. Unbeknownst to her, the vehicle was sold with known safety defects—according to Ford’s own technical service bulletin. The California lemon law attorneys of Wirtz Law represented Young. Like many new car owners that find themselves behind the wheel of a lemon, Ms. Young began experiencing the truck’s serious defects […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2022 – Attorneys Jamison Allen and Breanna Huser of the Marc Lopez Law Firm have just obtained a $3,000,000 verdict for their client. The plaintiff in the injury case, a woman in her late 80s, was exiting a store on foot when a Jeep went in reverse and knocked her down. The woman sustained elbow and pelvic fractures and spent three months in physical rehabilitation, never really recovering her ability to walk without assistance. The $50,000 from the Jeep driver’s insurance company was not nearly enough to make the woman whole, and her […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) July 07, 2022 – A Muncie man charged with murder hired Indianapolis criminal defense attorney, Mark Nicholson. He filed a motion in the Muncie court that his client may not be competent to stand trial for murder. Murder Jason De’Andre Harris, 33, is charged with fatally shooting Erik Sparks, 28. Under Indiana Code 35-42-1-1, murder is defined as knowingly or intentionally killing another human being. The police allege this is what Mr. Harris did. Police say Mr. Harris killed Sparks after forcing him to walk with him on Cardinal Greenway north of McGalliard Road in Muncie, […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2022 – Members of the Georgia legal community recently rallied together to help raise much-needed funds to fight hunger with the 11th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition. The two-week fundraising initiative raises awareness of food insecurity throughout Georgia, and this year 189 legal teams raised $880,248.08 statewide. The Atlanta area participants aided the Atlanta Community Food Bank by raising $682,424, the equivalent of more than 2.7 million meals across their 29-county service area. The annual drive is held in partnership with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Young Lawyers Division of the […]


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Hickory, NC (Law Firm Newswire) April 07, 2022 – Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP is proud to be celebrating 75 years of serving Hickory, Catawba County, and the surrounding Foothills area. Originally founded in 1946 as Akin, Patrick, Murphy & Harper, the firm moved forward in 1952 when Charles D. Dixon joined the firm, becoming a partner in 1956. Today, Patrick, Harper & Dixon continues on its founding principles of providing the highest level of professionalism, competency, and service to its clients. Its attorneys have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates who build lasting professional relationships and always put their […]


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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2022 – Earlier this week, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts received notice that it, and one of its parishes, is about to be sued. In an email directed to Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts official the Rev. Bill Parnell, and copied to the Rev. Eric Fialho, rector of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Marion, MA, Virginia resident Eric Bonetti requested a record retention request in preparation for litigation. At the heart of the matter are statements made by former St. Gabriel’s interim rector Robert H. Malm in which he claims that Bonetti “stalked,” “threatened,” and […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2021 – During the 17 years from 2000 to 2017, the rate of unintentional fatalities has steadily increased to 40 percent in the United States. And unfortunately, according to The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rate of people experiencing accidents has not slowed in recent years, even during the current pandemic which began in 2020. This data is surprising considering the rate of fatal motor vehicle accidents in metropolitan areas has continued to rise even though a large percentage of the population continues to work remotely. Multiple […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA and its former rector, Bob Malm, has accused the church’s attorney, Jeffery Chiow, of filing a false police report against him. The allegations arose after Bonetti filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the City of Alexandria. One of the police reports Bonetti received was filed by Chiow, and accused Bonetti of “stalking” him and his family, and of distributing “threatening leaflets” in the neighborhood. “I have had no contact, directly or indirectly, […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2021 – Episcopal priest Bob Malm has again been sued after allegedly engaging in computer trespass. That’s the assertion of former parishioner Eric Bonetti, who has filed suit against Malm in federal district court against Malm under the federal stored communications act, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 121 §§ 2701 et seq. The suit was filed after Malm’s attorney in a related case, Wayne Cyron, forwarded to Bonetti’s attorney screen caps from Bonetti’s website. The site, located at www.BobMalm.com, expressly prohibits access by Malm, his family, and anyone acting directly or indirectly on Malm’s behalf. […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 09, 2021 – — Representatives of Episcopal priest Bob Malm, who is accused in civil proceedings of committing perjury, abuse of process, and spoliation of evidence, today rejected an offer of mediation from plaintiff Eric Bonetti. Malm’s attorney cited a lack of trust, a lack of concern about the outcome of litigation, and concerns that details of mediation might be made public as reasons for the decision. The announcement includes the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia and Massachusetts, St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, Mass.; and Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA. “It is amusing that […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2021 – Robert Hiller Malm, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, is preparing a response to a lawsuit filed in the Wareham Massachusetts District Court by former parishioner and retired attorney Eric Bonetti. The lawsuit claims that Malm, while serving as interim rector of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Marion Massachusetts, falsely told police and the courts that Bonetti had “threatened,” and “stalked” him on the basis that he publishes a blog, www.bobmalm.com, critical of Malm and his former parish in Alexandria Virginia, Grace Episcopal Church. Malm allegedly also […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against the Episcopal church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Virginia and the larger Episcopal church. Bonetti, who has sued the dioceses and Episcopal priest Robert Hiller Malm, says the dioceses have brushed off his complaints that Malm committed perjury and filed false police reports against Bonetti, including claiming that Bonetti had “stalked,” “threatened,” and “harassed” Malm. In his court filings, Bonetti asserts that Malm has refused to specify how he has been threatened, has engaged […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, the plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA, and its former rector, Robert H. Malm, filed an ethics complaint against the attorney, Jeffery Chiow, who represented the church in the initial lawsuit. In that case, Malm claimed that a blog written by the plaintiff’s late mother, Sigrid Yahner, was threatening due to its use of the word “suicide,” and myriad other pretextual claims and sought a protection from abuse order. The ethics complaint, filed with the law firm of Rogers, Joseph, O’Donnell […]


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Wareham, MA (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2021 – Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm, interim rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal on-the-Canal in Bourne, is again being sued in the Wareham District Court. The move comes after the court found that prior service of process on the defendant was flawed. At issue are allegations that Malm lied to the Wareham courts, denying that he committed perjury in prior legal proceedings involving former parishioner Eric Bonetti. Specifically, Bonetti claims that Malm falsely stated under oath that Bonetti’s late mother, then terminally ill, contacted Malm repeatedly to set up appointments, only to no-show. […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2021 – Eric Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against the Episcopal Church and the former rector of Alexandria VA-based Grace Episcopal Church, Robert Malm, today blasted the Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts and VIrginia for refusing to address his allegations of illegal conduct on the part of Robert Malm, a priest canonically resident in Virginia who now serves as interim rector of St. Peter’s on the Canal in Bourne Massachusetts. He also warned victims of abuse against contacting the Episcopal church for help. “I have repeatedly complained to the Episcopal Dioceses of […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2021 – Even as Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria Virginia, preaches health, wholeness and respect for the dignity of every human being, it continues to avoid, deny, explain and defend the indefensible. That’s the message of Eric Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against the church and its former rector, Robert H. Malm, after a motions court hearing in Wareham Massachusetts on Wednesday. During the hearing, an attorney for Malm asked the court to dismiss complaints of abuse of process, defamation, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress on the basis […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 03, 2021 – A Northern Virginia-based plaintiff is suing his former church, his former priest, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and the City of Alexandria in federal district court. The action, filed by Eric J. Bonetti in the Eastern District of Virginia, alleges that Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria Virginia; its former rector, the Rev. Robert H. Malm; the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia; and the City of Alexandria conspired in filing a fabricated lawsuit in state court against the plaintiff, in which they falsely alleged that plaintiff had threatened the church and its […]


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Waltham, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 01, 2021 – Notice is hereby given that all claims against the defendant, Arcserve (USA) LLC and Marlin Management Company, LLC were not dismissed, and all claims remain and are subject to full discovery. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court, delivered the following denial response verbatim: “EXPANDED ENDORSEMENT on defendant, Arcserve (USA) LLC’s (“Arcserve”) and Marlin Management Company LLC’ s (“Marlin”), motion to dismiss. Claims brought by plaintiffs center on an asset purchase agreement between plaintiff, FastArchiver Software, LLC (“FastArchiver”) and Arcserve LLC, and the communications/negotiations precedent, relating to the sale of FastArchiver’s email […]


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