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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2020 – This show, featuring Glen Baker a local firefighter and fire responder with the Boonton Fire Department, was filled with great stories about the history of the department and how active they are in service to the community. Click HERE to listen to the podcast. https://toddleonardshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Todd-leonard-show-32920.mp3 For 129 years the members serving the Boonton area have volunteered their time to protect and educate Boonton residents about fire safety. The department answers over two hundred calls a year and can find themselves fighting structure fires, responding to car crashes, carbon monoxide alarms and […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Act requires all New Jersey employers to have employment insurance that specifically covers employees when they suffer a work-related illness or injury. When an employer suffers a work-related illness, they must notify their employer immediately or soon thereafter. Employers have the option to have self-insurance or workers’ compensation coverage. Depending on the type of insurance, the employer must notify the insurance provider or take the next steps under the self-insurance process. An employer with coverage under a worker’s compensation insurance policy submits the employee claim to the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic almost instantly changed the lives of workers across the country. For many, the pandemic means reduced hours, lay-offs, furloughs or, for those fortunate enough to be able to do so, working from home. Workers designated as essential employees still have to go to work despite the dangers involved in doing so. Essential businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been wrestling with how to maintain a safe workplace and prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to a recent article published by nj.com, there have been at least 162 […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance required by employers in Pennsylvania to cover work-related injuries or illness employees sustain. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides medical benefits, disability benefits, and wage compensation to injured workers until they are able to return to work. If an employee dies from his or her work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation death benefits are paid to the appropriate beneficiaries of the deceased employee. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States was in January 2020. To minimize the risk of exposure, social distancing […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce that Yosi Yahoudai has been recognized for his contributions to the practice of personal injury law in the 2020 edition of California Super Lawyers. Mr. Yahoudai was also 1 out of 100 people chosen in the Top 100 Rising Stars. Mr. Yahoudai has been named as a Rising Star after having previously been named as Super Lawyer. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law: no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2020 – Being pregnant and working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic at two of our local hospitals – Saint Clare’s Hospital and Newton Medical Center – was an experience like no other for ER nurse, Amy Pierce. Click to listen to the podcast HERE. When Nurse Pierce was 38 weeks pregnant, COVID-19 hit and she was faced with many serious questions about the safety of her family. About to give birth and with a young family at home, she was terrified about going to work and possibly bringing home the virus […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 02, 2020 – Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that increases workers’ compensation in New Jersey for hand and foot injuries. New Jersey legislators debated the hand and foot bill for a decade. Former Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill in 2011. The bill, which took effect immediately, increases benefits for a worker who loses the function of all or part of a hand or foot in an accident at work. New Jersey law compensates an injured worker for the loss of the function of a body part, such as a hand […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2020 – Nestor Bedoya, co-owner of Chef Fredy’s Table has been responsible for making sure that 600 to 700 families have food on their table every week. Mr. Bedoya has done many incredible things to lift up the community and help others in need. He also created the Facebook page HelpMorrisNOW – a prime example of how others helping others makes a huge difference. To listen to the podcast, click HERE. Nestor Bedoya was born and raised in Colombia, emigrating to New Jersey in 1996 where he fell in love with the restaurant […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2020 – Shannon Steitz, Lisa Epstein and Karen Epstein Chioccariello were instrumental in founding and launching the Go Fund Me page – Feed the Frontline New Jersey, that provides hot meals to medical staff at various hospitals, including Morristown Medical Center. Click HERE to listen to the podcast. The initiative of launching a Go Fund Me page started off with a small goal of raising $5,000 but they ultimately raised over $12,000 and provided nearly 2,000 meals. As Steitz says, “It’s simple. We need to take care of those we rely upon to […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2020 – The South Carolina personal injury attorneys at the Steinberg Law Firm know that education and hard work are key to success. Every year, the firm gives back to students in South Carolina with five $1,000 scholarships. Recently, Steinberg Law Firm announced the recipients of the firm’s 2020 Scholarship. Students interested in a scholarship provided their high school transcript, a list of their favorite activities and hobbies, and a detailed description of their community involvement as well as any honors or awards they have received. In addition, all applicants submitted a 700-word […]


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Ridgewood, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2020 – USCIS recently requested $1.2 billion in emergency funding from Congress to address a massive budget shortfall that is threatening the agency’s operations and the financial wellbeing of thousands of employees who face potential furloughs and layoffs across the country. Although USCIS claims that its budget shortfall is caused by the coronavirus pandemic, in reality, the agency’s shortfall is largely due to its own fiscal mismanagement and counterproductive policies. David Nachman, one of the Managing Immigration & Nationality Lawyers at the NPZ Law Group states: “We have been working with various social, […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2020 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment practice is representing two former employees of Equinox Fitness Club in a gender discrimination lawsuit. The complaint alleges that Equinox’s hostility towards moms and would-be mothers resulted in Equinox discriminating against its former employees: Alison Sadel and Megan DiDomenico. Equinox discriminated against them by not promoting them because they were pregnant and mothers. It also discriminated against Ms. Sadel by compensating her less than her male colleague even though she performed similar duties requiring the same skill, effort and responsibility. The plaintiffs’ […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2020 – OC Wills & Trust Attorneys, a prominent estate planning practice with several offices in Orange County, California, is, along with the other businesses and offices throughout the country, reopening its doors to in-person appointments. Eager though we are to welcome back clients we have provided with customized service for over 25 years and to assist new clients seeking our help, safety is our top priority. We will continue to carefully follow state guidelines to protect all of those who come for in-person meetings as well as our dedicated staff. As always, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2020 – The Trump Administration has proposed changes to Social Security Disability that may negatively affect up to eight million Americans.  As of earlier this year, upwards of eight million people received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits are intended to provide ongoing compensation for those who previously held a job but can no longer work to a variety of disabilities, including arthritis, back pain and mental health disorders. Once someone qualifies for benefits, depending on their condition, they may need to undergo periodic reviews called Continuing Disability Review. The current […]


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Portland, OR(Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2020 – An Oregon divorce may be over in a few weeks, but it typically takes longer. Oregon is a “no-fault” divorce state. That means a spouse does not have to prove a fault ground for divorce. A spouse may file for a divorce in Oregon if the marriage occurred in Oregon and one spouse still lives in the state. A spouse may also file for a divorce if one spouse has lived in Oregon for at least six months. If neither spouse has lived in Oregon for six months, a spouse can obtain […]


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Orlando, FL ( Law Firm Newswire) June 09, 2020 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Ophelia Bernal-Mora has been named as one of Orlando’s Top Women in Law 2020 by Orlando Style magazine. Being part of an elite group of attorneys who have earned Florida Bar Board Certification in Marital and Family Law, Ms. Bernal-Mora has long been recognized by her peers as a tenacious advocate for her clients. Her selection as one of Orlando’s Top Women in Law by Orlando Style adds to the many accolades Ms. Bernal-Mora has previously received, including being named a Rising […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2020 – The case highlights the importance of understanding the terms of a contract to lease, assign or sell mineral rights in Texas Earlier this year, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas oil and gas case discussing whether a will that purported to transfer “all right, title and interest” in a property included the mineral estates of the property or whether the conveyance was only for the surface estate. Ultimately, the court concluded that the phrase “all right, title and interest” only referred to the surface estate. The […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2020 – New York halted all new criminal trials as of March 16 in line with a statewide stay-at-home order to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of Court Administration made the announcement after several people who visited New York City courthouses contracted COVID-19. A March 13 notice from New York Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts Lawrence K. Marks stated that the jury selection process and new criminal jury trials were postponed until further notice. Pending criminal trials that already started were allowed to proceed to conclusion. New York City’s federal courts […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2020 – Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP has launched a program to offer free basic estate planning documents to frontline health care workers in the San Francisco Bay Area during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   The Palo Alto-based law firm is extending three core estate planning documents – a will, a durable power of attorney and an advance health care directive – to essential workers to thank them for their service. Doctors, nurses, medical support workers, EMTs, police officers, firefighters and other frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis are eligible for […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2020 – Hessig & Pohl, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky has released a new kid’s version of its viral commercial, which has received thousands of views and tons of Internet buzz. The firm’s ad is a sensation in Louisville and far beyond. The original commercial, which features a cast of goofy characters and funny dancing along with an infectious jingle,has received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and is shared around Facebook with surprising speed. “Personal injury marketing is very competitive,” said Hessig & Pohl attorney Martin Pohl. “There […]


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