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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that it achieved back-to-back trial wins against two of the world’s largest automakers, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru. First, CCA attorneys, led by Brian T. Murray achieved a historic victory in the trial of Israel Gonzales, et al., v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. The case was brought under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known as California’s Lemon Law, and involved a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG with an alleged unrepaired suspension defect. On February 27, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2020 – Texas appellate court discusses when employment arbitration contracts are valid. Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment case discussing the enforceability of an arbitration agreement. An arbitration contract is a contractual provision by which the parties agree to forego their right to file certain lawsuits in court against the other party to the agreement. Instead, the parties agree that all disputes included in the agreement will be resolved through arbitration. The rules of arbitration are generally less formal, and arbitration can be a quicker and […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Spire Law LLC (formerly Jet Dot Law PLLC) launched as Jet.Law in early 2019 as alumni of Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 batch. “Spire Law’s new name represents our focus on defending Florida businesses. The name changed, but the firm’s core values remain the same. “We provide exceptional client communication and data-driven legal expertise, enabled by technology,” said Spire Law founding attorney Jesse Unruh. The law firm helps Florida businesses in the areas of business and employment law. Spire Law focuses on subscription-based general counsel services and defending against Americans with Disabilities […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2019 – Non-compete clauses can be valid, but businesses should be careful in how these agreements are drafted.  Hiring and training a new employee is a major expense for many Texas businesses, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. When a business hires an employee, it is not uncommon for the company to ask the new hire to sign a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is a type of contract in which an employee agrees that they will not seek employment with a competitor within a certain amount of time after their employment terminates. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – Los Angeles based lemon law firm, California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that its partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, earned one of the largest California Lemon Law verdicts of the year. CCA also announced the move of its Los Angeles headquarters from Century City, California to Westwood, California. CCA is now located at 10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90024. CCA’s founding partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, served as lead trial counsel in the matter Newton v. BMW North America, which was tried in Los Angeles Superior Court before […]


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Zug, CH (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2019 – Jur is pleased to announce it’s joining the Swiss Legal Tech Association (SLTA.) The move is an important milestone in Jur’s evolution as an enterprise smart contract platform for the legal sector. Joining the SLTA offers Jur the opportunity to strengthen its network by connecting with other innovators in the convergence of law and technology. The SLTA was formed in recognition of the seismic changes that technology is bringing to the legal sector. The mission of the Association is dedicated to helping participants understand the changes and foster the development of […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 07, 2019 – Lipsky Lowe LLP partner, Douglas Lipsky, was quoted in a recent Teen Vogue feature article about minimum wage rules for college students. The article notes that students who work on campus in many states can be paid less than the state minimum wage when working on campus. Generally, nonprofit educational organizations are exempt from certain provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when hiring student workers. The exemption allows these employers to pay full-time students “subminimum wage” for on campus work. That rate is set at 75 percent […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2019 – Following a seven-week jury trial in the Nevada District Court, Enterprise Counsel Group (ECG) Partner Anjuli Woods successfully defended client, Frederick Chin, in the case entitled LLV Holdco, LLC v. Atalon Management Group LLC, et al. against a $15 million claim. In 2007, following the near collapse of LLV Holdco, LLC and its affiliates (plaintiffs), who were the developers of Lake Las Vegas, Mr. Chin was brought on as Chief Restructuring Officer. While holding that position, Mr. Chin successfully steered the plaintiffs through bankruptcy. In this lawsuit, however, the plaintiffs sought […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2019 – To maintain the practice of general law Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC has changed its name to Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC Attorneys at Law effective immediately. The firm has integrated more transactional, international, and real estate work into its practice and although it maintains the trial law department is also now handling non-trial matters including estate planning, licensing, tax protests, administrative law, and other areas of law that do not necessarily need a trial lawyer to handle. Established in 2001 Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC Attorneys at […]


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Garden City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2019 – Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser is pleased to announce that Brian M. Rothery has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Rothery has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of intellectual property law cases. Mr. Rothery provides strategic representation to clients in technology disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. In addition to his trial practice, he also counsels clients on technology-related issues such as licensing, product development and supply agreements, merger and acquisition due diligence, product clearance (Freedom to Operate), and IP portfolio […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2019 – The Wolper Law Firm, P.A. is expanding its investigation of brokerage firms and financial advisors who sold market linked certificates of deposit (“Market Linked CDs”) a/k/a structured certificates of deposit (“Structured CDs”), adjustable rate certificates of deposit (“Adjustable Rate CDs”) and equity-linked certificates of deposit (“Equity Linked CDs”) to retail customers. In recent years, brokerage firms and financial advisors across the country have aggressively marketed and sold these securities to retail clients as safe and secure traditional investment vehicles. Market Linked CDs are not traditional CDs but rather structured products. […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2019 – GPB Capital Holdings is at the center of a government investigation, facing claims the company is nothing more than an elaborate Ponzi scheme. In 2013, GPB Capital Holdings was formed, with a focus on returning high single-digit returns to investors through purchasing auto dealerships and waste management companies. GPB sold directly to investors but also enlisted the help of 60-some broker-dealers. GPB offered these broker-dealers lucrative commissions, up to nine percent of the total value of the investment. In its early years, GPB Capital Holdings was a hit, both with […]


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Ridgewood, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2019 – Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. – also known as “VISASERVE” – has relocated its Central New Jersey office to 907 Route 202 in Raritan, NJ 08869. This office is conveniently located near the Somerville Circle and it is also within walking distance (two blocks) from the NJ Transit Train Station-Raritan, providing direct access to Newark Penn Station. The convenient access to multiple major highways and public transportation nodes allows us to better serve our clients in Central New Jersey. Snehal Batra, Esq., will continue to serve as the Managing […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 01, 2019 – A lawsuit against Summit Estate, Inc. was dismissed with prejudice on the eve of trial. The lawsuit entitled Bryan Garrison v. Summit Estate et al. was an employment discrimination suit brought in 2016, and also included a cross complaint filed by Summit against Mr. Garrison alleging breach of contract and fraud. Summit defended against the claims for nearly three years, and filed its cross complaint after conducting significant investigation and discovery including multiple depositions. Summit Estate, Inc. was represented by Sanjiv N. Singh and a team of attorneys from Sanjiv […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2019 – In Scripps NP Operating, LLC v. Carter, the court holds that a newspaper may be held liable for statements made in a series of articles reporting on the financial improprieties of a private citizen. On May 24, 2019, the state’s high court issued an opinion in a Texas defamation case involving a series of articles that the Corpus Christi Times-Caller published about the then-Chief Executive Officer of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. The case required the court to determine if the newspaper was entitled to summary judgment based on the fact […]


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Washington, DC (Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2019 – 117 prisoners appealed to the US Supreme Court on Friday in an action challenging California’s failure to move them out of harm’s way during a 2004-2014 valley fever epidemic in Central California. The disease ravaged the population in two facilities, Pleasant Valley State Prison and Avenal State Prison. The lead defendant in the action is former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. His administration did nothing. In cases that are not fatal, it causes a continuum of adverse health complications starting with impediments to breathing (such as choking, coughing blood and feelings of suffocation), […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 – The Wolper Law Firm is currently investigating potential claims against various brokerage firms that received a total of $100 million in commissions by recommending their clients invest in private placement securities issued by GPB Capital Holdings. GPB Capital Holdings, LLC is a New York based alternative asset management firm that started in 2013. Initially, the company accepted investments from 4,000 investors, receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. In addition, GPB Capital Holdings encouraged brokerage houses to recommend its products by offering lucrative commissions, up to nearly 8 percent […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2019 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating brokerage firm Buckman, Buckman & Reid regarding its investment sales practices with retail customers. Buckman, Buckman & Reid is a brokerage firm founded in 1988 by H. John Buckman and John Reid. It is based in New Jersey but has branch offices nationwide. Since becoming a registered broker-dealer and member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), Buckman, Buckman & Reid has had sixteen (16) regulatory disclosures reported on its permanent record maintained by the Central Registration Depository (“CRD”). Among the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2019 – In a spirited discussion on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle program on May 15, 2019, Tom Ajamie discussed how President Trump’s tweets drive the financial markets and the potential legal jeopardy for Trump and people in his inner circle. “Look, he can move markets,” said Ajamie. “He is the most powerful man in the world, and everyone listens to how he speaks,” he said. Tom went on to say that the president does have some immunity, but also questioned the extent to which family members and business associates may be implicated for […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2019 – A margin loan refers to money that an investor borrows from a brokerage firm. The margin loan is collateralized by the assets held in the customer’s investment account (i.e., securities). Customers are generally free to use the margin loan to buy additional securities or to withdraw the funds from the account to meet personal expenses. Brokerage firms will issue a margin call if the value of the collateral assets supporting the margin loan falls below the maintenance requirement. Put another way, if the collateral declines, the brokerage firm expects that […]


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