General Practice Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Clearwater, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November October 10, 2014 – Darryl Rouson served his first term as a Florida House of Representatives member in 2008. Having been re-elected 2 more times since then, the 2014-2016 term will serve as his final allowed consecutive term. With no major opposition, things are looking good for the veteran House representative. But he takes nothing for granted. Rouson is looking to spend his final term in a battle to ensure voter convenience and protection of their rights to participate in government and its decisions. He’s also focusing on consumer rights and their ongoing battle […]


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WSHB’s commitment to diversity to be celebrated at DRI conference in October Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2014 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP has been selected to receive the DRI’s Law Firm Diversity Award at the 2014 DRI Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, October 23, 2014. DRI is the nation’s leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Each year, DRI’s Annual Professional Achievement and Service Awards celebrate and honor outstanding performance by law firms and individuals. “This award demonstrates a significant commitment to diversity,” said J. Michael Weston, DRI President, in […]


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ALA and Nesso Strategies Announce the Managing Partner Executive Director Forum Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2014 – The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) announces a new interactive educational event, The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum in Orlando, Florida on February 23-24 in partnership with Nesso Strategies. Designed to explore and develop leadership skills and experience, The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum is a hands-on workshop that enables Managing Partners and Executive Directors to collaborate on shared leadership and management challenges. “Today, more than ever, the working relationship among the law firm executive team, lawyers plus executive administrators, is critical […]


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Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2014 Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2014 – At its Conference & Expo in Toronto this week, the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) inducted its board of directors for 2014-15. Leading the association and serving as President for 2014-15 is Paula Barnes of Burr & Forman in Nashville, Tennessee and Paul Farnsworth of Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP in Rochester, New York continuing his service as Past President of the Board. The Board includes the following individuals: President: Paula K. Barnes Burr & Forman, LLP Nashville, TN President-Elect: Teresa Walker Waller Lansden […]


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Participants are paid to review branding material and provide feedback on proposed designs. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2014 – When law firms rebrand, create new marketing literature or design a new website, they want to know what their target market thinks. Anyone who has hired a lawyer in the United States after 2004 can now receive compensation for participation in a Custom Legal Marketing focus group. To qualify, a focus group participant must have retained a lawyer within the last 10 years. Both the focus group member and the retained attorney must have been (and be) […]


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User-friendly website provides interactive resources for small to mid-sized law firms Lisle, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2014 – Protexure Lawyers, a competitive professional liability insurance program from AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd., today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website: www.protexurelawyers.com. The website will enable tech-savvy lawyers to get a complimentary insurance quote, manage their account, and renew their coverage with a short form application – online and at their convenience. Plus, they can access online tools, information and resources that will help them grow their business and navigate their insurance options. “We redesigned our website to create […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2013 – A New York State Supreme Court Judge has ruled that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation exceeded its legal authority by passing a smoking ban in state parks in April of 2012. Joshpe Law Group LLP, a Manhattan-based law firm, filed the Article 78 proceeding on behalf of C.L.A.S.H., a smokers’ rights organization founded and run by Audrey Silk. The suit argued that any statewide curtailment on smoking rights could only be passed through legislation, not bureaucratic decision-making. The judicial opinion concluded that the Parks […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of car and truck accidents and a recent report from Erie Insurance notes distraction is the cause of 1 in 10 auto accidents. Driving when you’re “lost in thought” can be deadly or cause major harm, says Atlanta personal injury attorney Jim Rice. The study done by Erie Insurance reports that teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is the cause. Texting while driving (TWD) is a big crash […]


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Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced today that Charles L. Woody, member in its Charleston, W.Va. office, will be serving as adjunct professor at Charleston School of Law in Charleston, S.C. He will teach employment law during the 2013 “maymester,” a month-long semester in May during which intense, unique courses are offered. Woody will continue his law practice with Spilman while teaching. His primary areas of practice are labor law, employment law, defense litigation and appellate litigation. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and […]


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Richardson, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2013 – In the recent trial of Shannon Whaley v. Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery, Inc., and John Hickman (No.DC-10-14604) Judge Martin Hoffman found in favor of the Defendant. The above-case came on for trial to a jury on July 10, 2012 in the 68th Judicial District Court of Dallas.  At that time, the jury found Shannon Whaley had breached a contract owned by Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery and owed them in excess of $6,000. The jury finding was in Lockhart’s favor but the jury failed to award attorney fees in violation of Texas […]


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Wheeling, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2012 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced that Lisa M. Hawrot and Ronald M. Musser have joined its Wheeling, W.Va. office as counsel. Hawrot has represented parties in West Virginia and Ohio in all aspects of complex family law for more than 15 years. Last year, she successfully argued an adoption matter before the West Virginia Supreme Court. Hawrot also has experience in real estate, including surface and mineral title examinations, and general litigation matters. She is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and Ohio Northern University Claude […]


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Salem Township, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2011 – Press conference set for Monday December 12th, 2 pm at Three Cedars Farm located at 7897 Six Mile, Salem Township. Santa Claus will be announcing that he and Mrs. Claus will be coming to Three Cedars Farm this week to meet with children. Visits with Santa will occur from this Thursday through Saturday from 4-8pm and Sunday from 1-5pm (Dec 15-18). Gary and Sherry Whittaker owners of Three Cedars Farm in Salem Township have decided to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to their home this week despite an ongoing legal […]


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Brentwood, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2011 – A lawsuit against Liberty Union High School District in Brentwood, California was filed for a 30 year veteran disabled teacher who was falsely arrested and collapsed as a result of harassment by school officials due to the teacher’s physical disability. The lawsuit states LUHSD personnel removed the teacher’s book bag from the classroom, rearranged the contents of the bag and searched it for drugs in violation of privacy rights. No illegal drugs were found. School officials then falsely claimed that the teacher was impaired and involved in a hit and run […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – The road is less safe thanks to mobile phones and people’s insistence to use them in an inappropriate manner. “Incidents like this are becoming commonplace,” reported Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “If you recall that woman who fell into a fountain because she was texting and not paying attention to where she was walking, you will understand what happened in this case. A woman was talking on her cell phone while crossing a street and was killed by a vehicle.” According to police reports, the 39-year-old […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2011 – Driving recklessly while in the vicinity of a toll booth is never a good idea. This death was tragic and unnecessary. “Speeding is never a good idea to begin with,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation in Southfield, Michigan. “In this reported case, the driver of the out of control car hit and killed a toll booth operator. The speeding vehicle hit a cement barrier and went airborne, directly into the attendant.” The police report indicated that the vehicle, a Chevy Camaro, was zipping down the road at […]


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CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2011 – DRI – What: DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar has experts available to speak about the impact of the Supreme Court case Wal-Mart v. Dukes Who: R. Matthew Cairns, DRI President and Marc Williams, DRI Past President Why: The landmark Wal-Mart v. Dukes case has far-reaching implications for both Title VII class actions and for class actions more generally. Had the Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the district court and the Ninth Circuit, the effect could have been a dramatic expansion of the circumstances in which class certification […]


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Leading Defense Experts Available for Comment CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2011 – DRI – What: DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar has experts available to speak about the impact of the Supreme Court decision on American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut. Who: T. Sky Woodward phone: 410-545-5823 Defense attorney with and Member of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC in Baltimore, Md. Experience includes major product liability and toxic tort cases. Recognized as a Maryland “Super Lawyer” in product liability defense and in Best Lawyers for product liability and mass tort defense. Serves as […]


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DRI—Voice of the Defense Bar—Weighs in on Opinions CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2011 – DRI – This morning the U.S. Supreme Court released decisions on two cases of critical importance to the defense bar. DRI is proud to announce that the holdings in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and AEP v. Connecticut both correspond to the arguments set forth in amicus curiae briefs that DRI filed to protect the interests of its members and their clients. The landmark Wal-Mart v. Dukes case has far-reaching implications for both Title VII class actions and for class actions more generally. Had the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – Workplaces may be deadly. This lawsuit involved two men, trying to maintain heavy machinery, when it collapsed. “It was pretty much a typical day at work for the two men involved in this accident. They went to work, expecting it to be a typical day. It was anything but, as they worked on a scissor lift, at a steel manufacturing plant. The lift was 40 feet in the air and the two men were repairing it – usual maintenance for the men and the machine – when it collapsed,” said Daren […]


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CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2011 – DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar supplied comments for two recent cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The organization, which represents 22,000 defense attorneys, filed amicus briefs on behalf of AT&T in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, and Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of AT&T. A determination on Wal-Mart v. Dukes is expected in June. The lawsuit was brought by a couple, the Concepcions, who in 2006 filed a complaint in federal district court against AT&T alleging that the company defrauded consumers by charging sales […]


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