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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2020 – Matthew McElligott, a partner at VCM Law Group is a primary attorney in the prominent Black Art Censorship lawsuit against the city of Miami Beach. Along with the ACLU of Florida and the ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter, Attorney McElligott is fighting for the rights of Rodney Jackson, the artist whose First Amendment rights were violated when the city forced his mural portraying the killing of Raymond Herisse by police in 2019 to be removed from an important exhibit. Art curators Octavia Yearwood and Jared McGriff are also plaintiffs […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Chester Weger, convicted in the infamous Starved Rock State Park murders decades ago, was released from prison on February 21,2020. Mr. Weger, who had been serving a life sentence, was granted parole by the Illinois Prison Review Board in November 2019. Hale and Monico represented Mr. Weger in his most recent parole bid. He was convicted after confessing to the murder of Lillian Oetting at Starved Rock State Park in 1960. Ms. Oetting, 50, was on a short vacation with two friends, Frances Murphy, 47, and Mildred Lindquist, 50. The three […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing Derrick West in a claim alleging that he was brutally beaten by Florida Department of Corrections Officers in 2017. Andy Hale is serving pro hac vice, collaborating with local co-counsel Mary Sherris in Orlando, Florida. The complaint against the Florida Department of Corrections, and named and unnamed corrections officers, alleges that Mr. West was victimized by unprovoked attacks on October 8, 2016, February 12, 2017 and again on July 6, 2017. The first alleged attack occurred in the Lake Correctional Institution by a correctional officer and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing the family of an autistic child in a lawsuit over alleged abuse at Prairie Oak Elementary School in Berwyn District 98. Lucia Roden, mother of Gianni Fata-Roden, accused the school of repeatedly abusing her son dating back to 2015. Attorney John Chwarnzynski told reporters, “The School and its agents have allowed this severely autistic child to be battered and assaulted numerous times.” According to Ms. Roden, her son came home from school in early February with permanent marker scrawlings on his back and neck. Gianni has […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2019 – Perhaps no group of Americans has been subject to a greater increase in racial profiling over the last two decades than those of Middle Eastern descent. When it comes to air travel, those prejudices are even more acute. But when American corporations condone — and engage in — such practices, the damage inflicted on the victims can last a lifetime. Such was the experience for one United States citizen, whose racial profiling at the hands of Delta Air Lines not only left him humiliated and hospitalized, it resulted in the […]


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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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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2019 – The Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new Executive Director, Elizabeth Evans, to the organization on January 14, 2019. Elizabeth is a seasoned and savvy nonprofit executive and an experienced lawyer. Elizabeth served in the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years, was a staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and worked as a policy analyst in Washington, D.C., before attending law school. ILAO is an award-winning nonprofit that uses technology to […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2018 – Cyberbullying victim files NY legal proceeding against Yahoo!/Oath, Inc., CommTouch Software, Ltd., and Cyren, Ltd., seeking preservation of evidence and court-ordered disclosure of identity of anonymous cyberbully-user. A special proceeding was filed and an Order to Show Cause signed by Justice Paul A. Goetz, on Monday, October 22, 2018, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in Manhattan, in a cyberbullying and Internet harassment matter targeting the petitioner, Ms. Lindsey Shamblen, an authorized user of the Twitter and PeriscopeTV social media platforms, seeking pre-action discovery, disclosure and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2018 – Barket Epstein & Kearon, LLP, a boutique criminal defense and civil rights firm with offices in New York City and on Long Island, today announced the addition of two new partners: former Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society of New York City, Seymour W. James, Jr. and John H. LoTurco, who has just been named 2018 Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association Criminal Practitioner of the Year. The firm also announced a name change to Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP (“Barket Epstein”) which reflects a merger with LoTurco Law and […]


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Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, has opened a new location in Kansas City, Missouri to help lawyers develop effective SEO and marketing plans for their law firms. Kansas City, MO (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2018 – Kansas City lawyers can meet with Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) team members to discuss search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, pay-per-click marketing, website design, branding and more. The new Kansas City location is part of Custom Legal Marketing’s effort to give law firms a local exclusive marketing partner. As Missouri’s biggest city, Kansas City is an increasingly competitive legal market with a large […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing topped a field of over 6,000 entrants to receive a Platinum Hermes Award for design excellence for the new website of McCormack & Erlich, San Francisco employment lawyers. This is the second award Custom Legal Marketing has won for its work on the McCormack & Erlich website, Mcelawfirm.com. Earlier this year, CLM won a Muse Award for inspiring achievement in design and advertising. One highlight of the McCormack & Erlich website is a compelling, interactive presentation of workplace sexual harassment issues. The site walks the fist-time visitor […]


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Ridgewood, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2015 – Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak Law Group, P.C. (NPZ), received a great honor at the “Companies that Care” Awards Ceremony organized by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and held at “Nanina’s in the Park” in Belleville, New Jersey on the 20th of March 2018. Managing Attorney David H. Nachman accepted the award and was pleased to see many friends and colleagues there supporting this important social-action event. CIANJ is a statewide business advocacy organization which represents more than 900 corporate members from every industry sector. CIANJ asked the business […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2018 – As part of its continuing efforts to assist students with special needs and their families, Barger & Gaines is pleased to announce the opening of its Michigan office. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein administered the Oath to Paul Barger on March 14, 2018 in Lansing, allowing Paul to practice in Michigan, and Barger & Gaines intends to immediately provide the same level of service to families in Michigan as it does to families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Barger & Gaines’s Michigan office is located at 39572 […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history and to shine a light on women’s rights issues. For Custom Legal Marketing and 13 year old parent company, Adviatech, the value of women in the workplace is no secret nor is it a controversial topic for the San Francisco based company. While many tech companies struggle to answer uncomfortable questions about the gender makeup of their employees, Custom Legal Marketing boasts a 60 percent female workforce. What policies were implemented by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2017 – Austin-based civil rights and tech attorney Omar W. Rosales scored a second Appellate victory in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Civil Rights case where U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s decision to deny attorney’s fees was reversed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on December 14, 2017 in 17-50109, Deutsch v. Becerra, Inc. Yeakel first denied ADA attorney’s fees and was reversed by the Fifth Circuit on August 29, 2016 in 16-50164, Deutsch v. Becerra, Inc. Yeakel then reduced the fees requested and said that any […]


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Bigger Law Firm Magazine guides its readers through adapting to the latest in legal marketing and technology in the newest print issue. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 – Dexter Tam takes on link building in the feature article, describing the necessity of link connections through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that leads to higher rates on Google search engine results pages. SEO includes website content, promotion and links, noting that some links are more valuable than others due to their origin and domain authority. Staying proactive with link building can lead to further success for a firm; […]


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Somerville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The Privacy Firm is proud to announce a victory by managing attorney Joseph A. Bahgat, after a seven-month battle with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, which wrongfully seized his client’s Glock 9mm handgun because of a false domestic violence complaint. The complaint was dismissed in March, but the state filed a petition seeking forfeiture of the handgun, based on the ex-girlfriend’s allegations that the owner was “bipolar,” and “takes medication.” The prosecutor maintained throughout the entire case that the mental health diagnosis, alone, was sufficient evidence that returning the handgun was […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2017 – Cyberbullying victim files NY legal proceeding against Twitter, Inc., and PeriscopeTV seeking preservation of evidence and court-ordered disclosure of identity of anonymous cyberbully-user. A special proceeding was filed on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, and an Order to Show Cause signed by Justice Erika M. Edwards, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in Manhattan, in a cyberbullying and Internet harassment matter targeting the Petitioner, Ms. Lindsey Shamblen, an authorized user of the Twitter and PeriscopeTV platforms, seeking pre-action discovery, disclosure and preservation of evidence relevant to the […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2017 – In a Southern District of New York courtroom later this month, Zein E. Obagi, Jr. of Obagi Law Group will shine a light on elements of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act largely unknown to the public, elements which allow foreign sovereigns to, without liability, subject American citizens to abuses in the workplace. These abuses would be considered unlawful if executed by a company in the United States. The abuses disclosed in the course of the trial will make it abundantly clear that Congress and the Trump Administration should — and […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – Law firms want to know how and why a client makes first contact, and Bigger Law Firm magazine has the answers. In the feature article, Brendan Conley explains the science behind how people, including clients, make decisions. He draws a series of distinctions between the perfectly rational, but fictional, beings that economists and others imagine people to be, and reactive, often illogical, real-world human beings. Understanding how decisions are made can help a firm make sound marketing decisions. As Dipal Parmar explains in the Virtual Impression update, a good website […]


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