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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 South Carolina personal injury lawyer Steven E. Goldberg recently received the Leadership in Law Award by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys from across the Palmetto State who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had a positive impact on the legal profession. This prestigious award honors attorneys who go above and beyond what is expected of them as advocates. Attorney Goldberg joins fellow Steinberg Law Firm attorney, David T. Pearlman, as a fellow Leadership in Law honoree, who was selected for the award […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 – The Department of Veteran’s Affairs released a policy statement alerting veterans discharged under the military’s former “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy that they are eligible for VA benefits they previously may have been denied. The announcement came on the tenth anniversary of the repeal of the controversial policy that kept openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military.    Although those discharged under DADT based solely on gay behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status have technically been eligible for benefits, they were originally given an […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2021 – Texas is a large state with 683,533 miles of road and over 22 million registered vehicles. With these numbers, it is no wonder accidents are on the rise. Add in never-ending road construction and repair, heavy trucks hauling cargo and a booming oil industry, and the picture gets even gloomier.   Recently, there have been several accidents that never should have happened but for the lack of care and attention of the drivers involved. In one case, a police officer was injured in one of three crashes in the same location […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2021 To long-time Steinberg Law Firm attorney and recent retiree Kevin Holmes, every case is important. Shortly after announcing his retirement last year, attorney Holmes briefly put his retirement plans on hold to try a case that had special meaning to him. Kevin Holmes’ son, Logan, had recently graduated from Charleston School of Law. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the courts, Kevin Holmes decided that he wanted to be there to support his son in what is a momentous event in any young attorney’s life: his first jury trial.  The case […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office delivered a criminal summons to two dog owners in rural Illinois after their pets attacked a FedEx delivery driver and left him so severely injured that he needed an amputation. John E. Lichthardt and Rebecca G. Mazzaro were ordered to appear in court in connection with a complaint about a vicious dog determination. Their two American bulldogs attacked the driver as he was delivering a package in the village of Kampsville in Calhoun County. The dogs started biting the man after charging through a screen door. […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that co-founding partners, Jonathan H. Freiberger and Jeffrey M. Haber, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. This is Mr. Freiberger’s second, and Mr. Haber’s tenth, consecutive year of selection. Both Messrs. Freiberger and Haber were recognized for their work in business litigation. Super Lawyers Magazine® is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. It recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of professional achievement and by peer recognition. Each […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 Each year, the Charleston Post and Courier holds the Charleston’s Choice Awards. These awards are an opportunity for locals to vote for their favorite businesses and professional organizations across more than 300 categories. This year, more than 30,000 Post and Courier readers voted in the 2021 Charleston’s Choice Awards. The Steinberg Law Firm was named the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. The firm was also a finalist for the Best Law Firm and Best Personal Injury Law Firm categories. Founded in 1927, the firm has represented accident victims in personal injury and workers’ […]


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Erie, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – Melaragno, Placidi & Parini, Erie’s premier law firm, has launched a brand new commercial – MP2 is there for you. It introduces you to the lead attorneys and informs listeners that this firm has over 70 years of experience handling various types of legal matters.   No one is a number when they retain Melaragno, Placidi & Parini. They are a part of a team working to deal with legal issues, whether car or truck accidents, bankruptcy or family law issues, motorcycle accidents, or criminal defense.   Clients are provided with […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2021 – South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Selects Steinberg Law Firm Lawyer. Attorney Annie E. Andrews, an associate at the Steinberg Law Firm, has received the 2021 Emerging Leader award from the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association® (SCWLA). Founded in 1993, SCWLA brings female lawyers together across the state to enhance the status, influence, and effectiveness of women lawyers. The organization now holds over 900 members and an active 18-member Board of Directors. This award comes as an honor to Annie Andrews and the Steinberg Law Firm as only one woman in South Carolina […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2021 – Four people were killed in a two-vehicle collision in suburban Cook County, Illinois, after being struck by a man allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The car accident occurred on Illinois Route 53 at Kirchoff Road. Lamar Graves, 32, was driving a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that struck a vehicle that had stopped on the right shoulder of northbound Route 53. Illinois State Police said the stationary vehicle was a 2019 Ford Fiesta. All four of its occupants, including two women, a teenager and a young child, died in the Rolling Meadows […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2021 – A new law could provide veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs through VA benefits for the first time. President Biden signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, or PAWS Act, into law in late August.    The PAWS Act requires the VA to implement service dog-training services in at least five VA Health centers by 2022. The pilot program will run for at least five years. When the five years are up, the VA will present its findings to Congress, which will then vote on whether […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2021 – Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr., outgoing president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group®, reflects on the past year’s triumphs, as well as challenges. WILG is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance to obtain medical care and other relief under workers’ compensation programs. WILG is a network of likeminded advocates for workers’ rights, sharing information and knowledge, and networking to help each other and clients. WILG president, Crosland, admits that COVID-19 made […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 10, 2021 – Finding a good family lawyer in Austin can be an overwhelming experience. For most people, the need for lawyers is infrequent, and they may not know what to look for when selecting an attorney or how to start the process. Does one look for the best Google reviews? Perhaps ask friends for a recommendation? How important is a lawyer’s courtroom experience? How does a lawyer calculate their fees? These questions, and more, may be important when searching for an attorney.   To help out its readers, each year, Austin Monthly publishes […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2021 – Automated vehicles have long been the goal of many inventors, scientists and even carmakers. With an eye on reducing the number of crashes on the roads, driverless technology seemed to be a good idea. Over time, flaws associated with automated vehicles came to the fore, with the main concern being programming done by humans. It is not always accurate.   Some studies indicate automated vehicles can save lives and be more efficient. The real question is whether or not they are as reliable as vehicles driven by humans. At a recent […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2021 – Mercedes-Benz vehicle owners filed a class-action lawsuit against the carmaker over a dangerous defect that could cause a car’s panoramic sunroof to explode and shatter unexpectedly.   The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against parent company Daimler AG, auto dealership Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. and glassmaker Saint-Gobain Sekurit. The lawsuit claimed Mercedes-Benz failed to warn the public and take action despite knowing about the potential problem. The company allegedly misrepresented the safety of its vehicles and used misleading marketing to make […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2021 – Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range in severity from mild to severe. Often the outcome for someone who has sustained a TBI can be stressful, frustrating and may not be what they have hoped for.   Fortunately, a recent study has shown that people diagnosed with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can improve over time.   The study involved 484 individuals who sustained moderate to severe TBIs and followed the participants’ conditions over the course of a year. The results indicated that roughly half of the participants with severe TBI […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2021 – An Illinois State Police trooper sustained serious injuries after a vehicle struck his squad car on Interstate 55. The District 5 trooper was assisting at the scene of a separate motor vehicle accident when the collision occurred. The rear end of a gold Chevrolet crashed into the back of his squad car in the highway’s right lane. The trooper was inside his vehicle, which was stationary and had its emergency lights activated. The Chevrolet driver was identified as 43-year-old Michael J. Ryan. Ryan was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 when he […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2021 – An Illinois-based shipping company was fined after an employee at its Chicago facility suffered multiple injuries in a workplace accident.   The employee, 30, was a recent hire of ITS ConGlobal who fell off a powered heavy-lift vehicle after being permitted to ride it unsecured. The vehicle then ran over him, leading to a crushed pelvis and amputated leg.   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited ITS ConGlobal for two serious violations and a willful violation. The company is facing proposed penalties of $156,038.   “This worker suffered life-altering […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2021 – An Indiana pilot who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2019 recently died due to complications from that injury. As a result, the existing personal injury lawsuit became a wrongful death lawsuit.   The pilot suffered a permanent TBI, lost his eyesight due to traumatic optic neuropathy, was paralyzed from the waist down, requiring a wheelchair and needed full-time nursing staff and the help of his family. His medical bills at times reached $15,000 a month.   The man’s family filed a lawsuit against a local businessman and a leasing […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2021 –  A federal appellate court in Chicago, Illinois, unanimously dismissed a train conductor’s negligence lawsuit against his employer for injuries he sustained due to a slip and fall accident that occurred while he was working at a railyard.   Bradley LeDure was an employee of Union Pacific Railroad Co. As an engineer, his job duties included tagging trains to prepare them for use. On the day of his slip and fall accident, he was in charge of powering down parked trains at a Salem railyard so that they could be taken to […]


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