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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2023 – Thousands of veterans became eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care starting October 1, 2022, under a new law that expands benefits for toxic-exposed former service members. Certain Vietnam War, Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans are among those who can now obtain health care benefits under the PACT Act during a yearlong open enrollment period. President Biden signed the PACT Act into law on August 10, 2022. The legislation broadens VA health care to veterans who were sickened by environmental exposures such as chemicals and pollution during their military […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2022 – A sanitation worker was hit by a car on March 3, 2021, just before 11:30 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey. The man was collecting trash at the time of the accident. After the car struck the worker, the driver fled the scene. The hit-and-run left the victim with critical bodily injuries. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital’s emergency room. A worker injured in a job-related accident may seek compensation for the injuries, time off work, and medical care. Workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy in New Jersey for an […]


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SAN DIEGO, CA, December 14, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – Jeep manufacturer FCA US LLC recently agreed to a buyback settlement totaling nearly $170,000 for the owners of a Jeep with dangerous defects. In 2021, plaintiffs Maxwell and Veronica purchased a new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for approximately $65,000. However, within two months of their purchase, the pair began experiencing a series of dangerous defects in their new vehicle. On several occasions, the transmission failed to engage, causing the engine to race without moving. When the transmission did engage, it would jump in and out of gears without warning. At times, the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2022 – For several years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has worked to eliminate a significant backlog of veterans’ disability claims. Yet some critics say that certain attempts to reduce the backlog have made it worse. The backlog of disability claims reached a peak of over 600,000 cases in 2013 after new claims from veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars filled the system. Today the backlog stands at about 150,000 cases. The VA aims to reduce the backlog to 100,000 cases by 2024. To reduce its backlog, the VA has implemented […]


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Fergus Falls, MN (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2022 – Recently, Sommers Schwartz learned that a former Lake Region Healthcare Corporation doctor is capturing the limelight of Minnesota news. Dr. Zvi Levran has over thirty-three years of experience practicing urology. The former Minnesota hockey team doctor has been charged in Oakland County, Michigan, for sexual misconduct. Dr. Zvi Levran, a community-known urologist, provided medical care to youth hockey players in Michigan from 2000 and 2011. He then moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where he practiced urology from 2011 to 2018. By the summer of 2018, he moved back to Metro […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 08, 2022 – Federal authorities conducted an undercover investigation of a 38-year-old postal worker who collected over $150,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. The woman filed a claim for an on-the-job accident. She said that she sprained her right knee while performing her duties as a mail carrier. The probe into the postal worker’s disability statements and income showed that the woman started a business after filing for worker’s compensation. She received her business license from the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services. Additional proof of her business included advertising her food truck […]


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NEW YORK, NY December 6, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – Mitchell Littman, a professor at the Brooklyn Law School, gave an informative lecture in his Transactional Skills for Startups class. As he started his Zoom meeting, he welcomed singer-songwriter John Legend to speak about his investing experience. Grammy Award-winning musician and a veteran investor for several business startups, Legend began to share how he compares startups through a dashboard software created by one of his advisors. His insights shed light on how people should effectively evaluate startups in their early stages. John Legend shared four crucial factors to consider when […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz recently discovered that Dr. Zvi Levran served as an on-site hockey physician for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep Eaglets Varsity Boys Ice Hockey team. Known as the “Hockey Doctor,” Dr. Levran was trusted by both Michigan and Minnesota hockey communities. Dr. Levran has been charged with sexual misconduct in Oakland County, Michigan. He has provided medical services for over thirty-three years through volunteer work with hockey team organizations, hospital affiliations, and his private practice. Dr. Zvi Levran provided medical care to youth hockey players in Michigan between 2000 and […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 01, 2022 – A construction worker died as part of a crew at a Linden, New Jersey, site. He was operating an excavator when it fell into the Arthur Kill waterway. For an hour, he was trapped inside the equipment while in the waterway. Emergency responders were able to remove the equipment. Worker’s compensation is the exclusive remedy in New Jersey for work-related accidents that result in injury, illness, or death. The surviving family members of the deceased employee may seek death benefits by filing a worker’s compensation claim. The personal representative for the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz has recently learned that Dr. Zvi Levran, who is being prosecuted for sexual misconduct in Oakland County, Michigan, was the team doctor for the Novi High School Hockey Team as well as other teams in Michigan and Minnesota. The Novi Wildcats are the hockey team for Novi High School, located in Novi, Michigan. The school is part of the Novi Community School District. Dr. Zvi Levran provided medical care to youth hockey players in Michigan between 2000 and 2011. He then moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where he practiced […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 24, 2022 – A construction worker was injured on a college campus while conducting a pressure test on a chiller line. The gasket failed and hit the worker. He was taken to the hospital. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) temporarily shut down construction to assess and investigate the accident. Although the gasket blew off during the pipe testing, no explosion occurred on the site. When an employee is injured in a work-related accident he or she may seek compensation exclusively under the state’s worker’s compensation laws. Under New Jersey law, worker’s compensation […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2022 – Construction sites contain many hazards and risks that can cause serious injury or death to workers. Safety measures and training can help to minimize accidents, injuries and fatalities. Contractors, developers and subcontractors should ensure that their employees receive adequate safety training. They should also make sure that the employees are adhering the safety guidelines. Failure to train and supervise the employees may result in fatal accidents. Construction worker Michael Montero was working at a Morris County, New Jersey construction site. He was standing on a pallet on a forklift. As it […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2022 – The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) serves as the nation’s most extensive federal program and provides a safety net for millions of individuals. In an executive summary, the SSA recently addressed its intent to address the barriers that many people have encountered when attempting to secure benefits. The Administration explains that the purpose of the Equity Action Plan (“EAP”) is to serve all individuals who are eligible for its program. However, the SSA must reduce barriers to its administrative system to do so. The SSA stated that it would increase the collection […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2022 – In the most recent issue of Austin Monthly, Jason Wright of the Law Office of Jason Wright, PLLC, was named one of “Austin’s Top Attorneys.” This marks the second year Attorney Wright has been named one of Austin’s top lawyers by the publication, which is a true honor for the firm. Attorney Wright graciously accepts the recently bestowed title, explaining, “It’s a real privilege to serve such a wonderful community. When I started the Law Office of Jason Wright, I wanted to create a firm that provided clients with a solution-based […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2022 – Sanitation worker Lamar Bland was hit by an SUV while working around his garbage truck in Ocean, New Jersey. The collision caused Bland’s leg to be crushed between the SUV and the garbage truck. Doctors tried to save his left leg; however, it was too mangled and had to be amputated below the knee. Bland filed a lawsuit against the other driver, Juan Jorge, and his employer, Unique Scaffolding Systems, LLC. Jorge claimed that his windshield was fogged up the morning of the accident. He also stated that the crash happened […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 08, 2022 – The Department of Veterans Affairs recently released its Equity Action Plan (“EAP”). In a press release, the VA explains that the EAP comes in response to the growing internal and external barriers many service members have faced when securing benefits, services, and health care. These changes follow the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access task force’s list of 20 recommendations to ensure equitable treatment for all VA workers and Veterans and their loved ones. The VA recognizes that internal barriers will require various departments to change procedures, processes, and policies to allow […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 01, 2022 – Each year, the Social Security Administration, the federal agency tasked with administering Social Security benefits, reviews the monthly benefit payments made to recipients to determine whether they provide the same purchasing power as the year before. If the SSA determines that inflationary pressures reduced the purchasing power of Social Security benefits, it will modify the benefit amount. The SSA refers to this as a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Late last year, the SSA announced the 2022 COLA increase would be 5.9 percent. This was one of the largest COLA increases […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2022 – A Morris County man in his thirties was involved in a motorcycle crash with a young driver who turned left in front of him. The biker sustained severe internal and orthopedic injuries that required surgeries on his knee and wrist. He also sustained permanent gastrointestinal problems resulting from internal bleeding after the crash. The defendant alleged the biker was at fault for the crash and called into question the extent and nature of his injuries. Senior litigation associate Paul G. Paravati, Esq. of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, settled the […]


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A jury in Tehama County California found that Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) willfully failed to repurchase a defective Ford F-150 pickup truck. SAN DIEGO, CA, October 28, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – The plaintiff, Crystal Young, bought a new 2019 Ford F-150 XLT pickup truck on New Year’s Eve 2019. Unbeknownst to her, the vehicle was sold with known safety defects—according to Ford’s own technical service bulletin. The California lemon law attorneys of Wirtz Law represented Young. Like many new car owners that find themselves behind the wheel of a lemon, Ms. Young began experiencing the truck’s serious defects […]


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NEW YORK, October 21, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) –  The Special Needs Alliance recently announced that Partner Amy C. O’Hara of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP, was elected President-Elect of the organization. Founding partner Bernard A. Krooks served as the organization’s President from 2008-2009. Amy C. O’Hara focuses her practice on special needs planning, elder law, trusts and estates, guardianships, and special needs personal injury settlement consulting. Amy is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) by the National Elder Law Foundation and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She has also achieved designation […]


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