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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – In September 2018, an 8-year-old student was injured in a school bus crash with an overturned semi-truck. The accident occurred on State Road 60 in Plant City, Florida at the intersection of Horton Road. The crash was caused by the Hillsborough County School District bus driver pulling in front of the truck causing the tractor-trailer to overturn. The bus driver then failed to stop in time, crashing into the semi-truck. The student, who attends Knights Elementary School, was transported to the hospital for treatment. The boy was the only student on […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace has been a primetime topic more than ever before. Besides uncovering the enormity of the issue, these viral hashtags and the movement they represent have also started a national conversation about what constitutes sexual harassment and what does not. Most people know that there is a line that should not be crossed; however, where that line is depends on who is asked. Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that between 25 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2019 – Knowing which breeds of dogs are considered to be a high risk for biting is something people choosing what type of dog they want must consider, particularly if they have children, plan to have children or take their dog places where there are children. A recent study revealed that in fact some dog breeds bite more frequently than others. The study identified the physical traits and breeds that tend to bite, most often the face, resulting in severe injuries. “It’s good information to have,” stated Austin dog bite attorney Brooks Schuelke, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 – MyPhillyLawyer is pleased to announce that Amirah Syders is the recipient of the 2019 MyPhillyLawyer Justice Scholarship. The scholarship is $2,000 annually with the recipient receiving $2,000 each year, for a period of four years. Amirah, a senior at Central High School of Philadelphia, applied for the scholarship and was successfully interviewed as the 2019 recipient. She obtained a 3.94 GPA in addition to extensively participating in a wide range of extracurricular events such as: Joi’s Back-to-School Donation Drive, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and school track and field. Her […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2019 – A man voluntarily sought help at the Centerstone facility in Bradenton, Florida. The center placed the man on suicide watch, which meant checkups every 15 minutes. A couple days later, he was found dead in a bathroom, at the facility. The man’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the hospital failed to follow its own suicide watch protocol and did not remove all objects that could have been used for self-harm. Surveillance at the facility offers proof that the man was given medication at 9:36 p.m. and no one checked […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury researchers are constantly searching for new ways to help treat brain damage. Yet another discovery may help TBI victims – Xenon gas, a human anesthetic with few side effects. A new study has shown promising results for preventing cognitive damage after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While the study involves mice, it may well have significant ramifications for humans. Xenon gas, an anesthetic drug, apparently prevents long-term cognitive impairment, protects against brain tissue degeneration and increases life expectancy in the wake of a TBI in mice. In fact, […]


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Monticello, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2019 – On June 6, 2019, Sobo & Sobo held an opening ceremony to celebrate the law firm’s new Monticello location, at 533 Broadway, in the heart of Sullivan County. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, organized a ribbon cutting for the event, with many of their members in attendance. Guests included members of the Sullivan County partnership, business owners, honorable judges, family, and friends. At the celebration, guests toured the new facility, mingled, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch courtesy of Orange County Bank & […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2019 – Brand new children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outline that x-rays and blood tests are not recommended for diagnosing a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Neurology have similar guidelines that deal with sport related concussions in child and adult athletes. The CDC’s new guidelines, however, cover concussions as a result of all possible causes, including car accidents, falls and sport head injuries. It is estimated that at least 1 million children in the […]


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Middletown, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2019 – On May 20, 2019, Sobo & Sobo, the largest personal injury firm in the Hudson Valley with over 45 attorneys, announced that Michael D. Wolff, Esq., has been named a partner. “Michael has decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of the law,” says Greg Sobo, the firm’s owner. “We are pleased to launch this next phase of Sobo & Sobo with him as a partner.” Michael is a graduate of State University of New York at Brockport and received his law degree at Quinnipiac College School of Law. He […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2019 – The Florida Supreme Court declared that a law capping damages in medical malpractice lawsuits to be unconstitutional. The Court issued its decision on the 2003 law in June of 2017 in the case Kalitan v. North Broward Hospital District. The law was signed by then Governor Bush in 2003 purportedly to help lower doctors’ high malpractice insurance premiums. The law only affected non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Non-economic damages are those damages awarded for pain and suffering. This is distinguished against economic damages such as lost wages or medical bills […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2019 – The Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a motorcyclist has died due to injuries he suffered in a crash with another vehicle. The motorcycle accident occurred on Hillsborough Avenue at Countryway Boulevard. The motorcyclist was traveling west on Hillsborough. The crash occurred as the driver of a minivan traveling in the opposite direction made a left turn into the path of the motorcycle. The driver of the minivan failed to see the motorcycle before attempting the turn. The motorcycle then struck the van’s right rear side. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2019 – Federal authorities are urging people to be on alert for a new telephone scam in which callers pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Scammers have stolen millions of dollars by exploiting the trust that victims have in government agencies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the number of fraudulent calls from SSA impostors has climbed sharply over the past year. There were more than 76,000 reports filed about SSA scams in the 12 months ending in March. They totaled approximately $19 million in losses. Around 36,000 of the […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2019 – The Massachusetts School of Law (MSLAW) has announced that former Boston Celtic player, author, inspirational speaker and wellness advocate, Chris Herren, will address the graduating class of 2019. The event will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5:00 pm in The Collins Center, located at 100 Shawsheen Road in Andover.   Herren, a standout from Durfee High School in Fall River, MA, played for Boston College and Fresno State before missing part of Freno’s 97-98 season to seek treatment for an ongoing struggle with substance use disorder. He was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2019 – In the case of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company, L.P. v. Texas Crude Energy, LLC (No. 17-0266), the Texas Supreme Court held that certain post-production costs were rightfully deducted when calculating overriding royalty payments based on the “amount realized” from the sale when the royalty interest is to be delivered “into the pipelines, tanks, or other receptacles with which the wells may be connected.” This opinion reversed the decision by the lower appeals court. Texas Crude Energy, LLC sued Burlington alleging Burlington could not charge post production costs to the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – After reaching a national low in traffic fatalities in 2010, the rising popularity of ride-hailing services has contributed to an increase in roadway accidents and deaths. Victims of accidents involving ride-hailing services have additional complications due to how personal car insurance handles claims for Uber and Lyft drivers. The recent rise of highly popular ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, has spurred a rise in accidents in U.S. cities. In 2010, traffic fatalities in the United States reached a low of 32,885, which was the lowest fatality rate since 1949. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – Personal injury attorney Matthew Curtis of Sommers Schwartz appeared in an NBC News feature about the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning in public housing overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Curtis, along with attorney Michael Cunningham, is representing the family of a couple who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in their Wayne, Michigan, home. Anthony and Gwendolyn Fleming were residents of Hickory Hollow Cooperative, a federally subsidized apartment complex. Their daughter called the police after her parents failed to open the door when she visited them on […]


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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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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2019 – To help both employees and employers better understand and recognize sexual harassment, employment law firm Strong Advocates has declared May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. “Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to be a persistent problem in the workplace,” says Betsy Havens, Executive Director of Strong Advocates. “In the wake of the #MeToo movement, awareness of sexual harassment is at an all-time high but still it happens every day. We need significant change in order to eliminate this abuse of power. No one should be subjected to sexual harassment or assault at work.” […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2019 Gilfix & La Poll Associates is thrilled to invite the public to attend the firm’s 15th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar in Palo Alto, California. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark R. Gilfix will be presenting the free seminar on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Several of the Bay Area’s best special needs-oriented nonprofits, including NAMI, The Pacific Autism Center for Education, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Pragnya and many others will also be in attendance. Gilfix & La Poll’s signature annual event aims to help families navigate the complexities of special needs […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2019 – Supermarket chain Raley’s was recently sued in Sacramento County Superior Court for the termination of three security personnel who complained of racial profiling at its grocery stores in Sacramento, California. One security officer, Candace Alston, appeared with her attorney Bryan McCormack on Fox40 on April 10 to comment on the case, which alleges racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. According to Alston, Raley’s managers told loss prevention officers to follow customers of a specific race. “They would want us to watch black people specifically,” she said. “One manager told […]


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