Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 10

Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast featuring Lee Vartan Esq., Board of Directors Vice Chair of Daytop Treatment Facility, New Jersey, listen here. Vartan is one of New Jersey’s premier criminal defense and trial attorneys with deep ties in the community. He has served as a member of Daytop New Jersey’s Board of Directors since 2015. Daytop New Jersey provides affordable and exceptional treatment to adolescents and adults struggling with addictions, substance use and mental health disorders. Daytop serves for 1,000 people each year and has a long, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – An injured employee was awarded damages of $3.3 million after an Illinois jury found that his former employer retaliated against him for filing workers’ compensation claims. Richard Jankowski filed a lawsuit against Dean Foods alleging retaliation and disability discrimination in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The company refused to allow him to resume working after he became injured in the workplace and declined to perform tasks that violated his medical restrictions. Jankowski filed for workers’ compensation after his injury. According to court documents, Jankowski was injured and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2020 – Texas appellate court discusses when employment arbitration contracts are valid. Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment case discussing the enforceability of an arbitration agreement. An arbitration contract is a contractual provision by which the parties agree to forego their right to file certain lawsuits in court against the other party to the agreement. Instead, the parties agree that all disputes included in the agreement will be resolved through arbitration. The rules of arbitration are generally less formal, and arbitration can be a quicker and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2020 – The Justice Department in October 2018, argued to the United States Supreme Court that it does not violate federal law if employers discriminate against employees based upon their gender identity. The DOJ’s position was proffered during oral arguments in a case out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit where a Michigan funeral home fired an employee because the employee was transgender. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in front of the Justices that a civil rights law banning workplace sex discrimination does not cover transgender bias. The […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – In case you missed the episode of the Todd Leonard Show featuring Dana Gooditis and her team from Operation Jersey Cares, listen here. Operation Jersey Cares, located in Somerville, New Jersey works hard to “honor the men and women who provide us with the blanket of freedom we all sleep so soundly under.” Their powerful motto is: “Never again shall one generation forget another.” Operation Jersey Cares continues to support all currently deployed veterans and loyal military families. The organization assists veterans and their families transition back into civilian life. Operation […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2020 – Nationally, car accidents remain at the top of the list for leading causes of death. Whether it due to driver error, environmental factors or driving under the influence, automobile crashes are incredibly common across the United States. Texas stands at No.1 place in the number of fatal car crashes and the number of deaths. This situation is not projected to get better. In an effort to bring down the rate of fatal car accidents across Texas the Department of Transportation (TxDot) launched the #EndTheStreakTX campaign. Since the initiation of the campaign, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2020 – Philadelphia personal injury law firm, MyPhillyLawyer, selected Asma Khursheed as this year’s recipient of its Accident Survivor Scholarship. Asma, will receive $2,500 toward her tuition at New York University Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York. MyPhillyLawyer decided to award the scholarship to her after learning of her perseverence in the aftermath of a construction accident that occurred on September 20, 2017. “It is truly inspiring that Asma was able to find the inner strength to succeed and focus on helping others after surviving such a devastating and life-altering accident,” […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2020 – In case you missed the episode featuring Billy and Phylisse Cook on the Todd Leonard podcast, listen here. Billy Cook, when he was 12-years old, realized that even though a baseball cannot change the whole world, it can change his and the lives of thousands of others. Billy came up with the idea of sending words of encouragement and cheer on baseballs. That’s how Billy’s BASEballs was created. Signing a ball for the U.S. troops is “a simple act of kindness in exchange for your time.” Billy’s novel idea involves a […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Spire Law LLC (formerly Jet Dot Law PLLC) launched as Jet.Law in early 2019 as alumni of Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 batch. “Spire Law’s new name represents our focus on defending Florida businesses. The name changed, but the firm’s core values remain the same. “We provide exceptional client communication and data-driven legal expertise, enabled by technology,” said Spire Law founding attorney Jesse Unruh. The law firm helps Florida businesses in the areas of business and employment law. Spire Law focuses on subscription-based general counsel services and defending against Americans with Disabilities […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2020 – Chris Tymchuck, already a well-established estate planning attorney in Minnesota, is now also licensed to practice law in Wisconsin. This is a boon to the residents of Wisconsin who are now able to benefit from her in-depth knowledge of estate planning law and her remarkable sense of empathy for her clients. She has assisted many individuals and families in navigating probate, guardianship, conservatorship, business succession, special needs planning, and asset protection in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, and Bloomington, Minnesota, and is now poised to do the same for clients throughout […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes from the Todd Leonard Show, listen here. This episode features Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Esq., Executive Director of Deirdre’s House since 2003. In 1982, 25-year old Deirdre O’Brien was kidnapped and murdered. The killer was sentenced to two 30-year jail terms. In 1994 the O’Brien family was approached about opening a Child Advocacy Center in Morris County. Deirdre’s dad, a member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and president of the Statewide Coalition of Crime Victims, helped find a suitable location in Morristown, at 8 […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast featuring Barbara McCloskey and Nancy Levy of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, Denville-Rockaway Chapter, listen here. The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) is the biggest volunteer women’s service organization in New Jersey providing opportunities for leadership training, education and community service through participation in local clubs, such as the Denville-Rockaway Chapter, and enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others, one project at a time. The NJSFWC has been in service for 125 […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes from the Todd Leonard Radio Show, they are available online. Click to listen to the show from December 22 on WMTR 1250 AM. Every Sunday at 8 a.m., the Todd Leonard Show features guests involved with helping their community. On December 22, Todd Leonard spoke with Captain Gary Lynch of the Mendham Borough Fire Department. It is a show packed full of fire safety tips and interesting facts and figures about the volunteer fire department, which was voted the No.1 Fire Department in Morris County […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) January 08, 2020 – The Steinberg Law Firm is once again excited to announce that submissions are open January 17, 2020 for our Community Fund Program. This program is very important to the Firm because staff members exclusively lead it, allowing them a chance to contribute to the 501(c)(3) charity organizations that are the most important to them. Funding decisions are made in the late summer or fall of each year and applications accepted from non-profits that are: · Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity · Within the local community · Not […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2020 – Special Olympics New York recently became the target of a phishing scam. Hackers broke into the nonprofit organization’s email server and used it to send phishing emails to donors. Special Olympics NY notified affected donors about the security breach and requested they ignore the phishing email. The organization claimed the hack was limited to the “communications system” that contained contact details. Donors’ financial information remained confidential. The email notice did not disclose how the hackers initially compromised the communications system. “Phishing is a form of identity theft that is considered a […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2020 – In case you missed the recent Todd J. Leonard podcast, click to listen to the show on WMTR 1250AM Each Sunday at 8 a.m., the Todd Leonard Show, which airs on WMTR 1250AM, focuses on the importance of giving back to the community. In this episode, Todd Leonard talked with Laura and Chris D’Amico, the founders of the “Kindness for Christopher” movement. On June 24, 2015, Chris D’Amico Jr., age 10, lost his life in a pontoon boating accident in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. His parents managed to turn this devastating […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) January 1, 2020 – The Steinberg Law Firm is excited to announce the 2020 Steinberg Law Firm Scholarship. Graduating high school seniors who are planning on attending a four-year institution of higher learning are encouraged to submit their entries. Five seniors will be chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarship. Submissions open on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The deadline to submit an entry is on Monday, April 6, 2020. Winners will be picked based on their essay entry, as well as their community involvement, special honors and awards, and school activities. This year, students are asked […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2019 – Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that money owed to tens of thousands of student veterans would further be delayed and likely paid in the summer of 2020. The money is repayment of housing stipends that were less than what the veterans were entitled to under the GI Bill while they were attending college. During the initial implementation of aspects of the Forever GI Bill in the fall of 2018, nearly 400,000 student veteran housing allowance payments were incorrectly processed. Changes to the formula used to determine the size […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2019 – Ross Howard was installing a new power pole for Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric LLC and MP Technologies LLC, Harris County. He came into contact with an electrified line and was connected to that current for over 10 seconds. Howard was taken to the nearest medical facility to be treated for his burns. Doctors amputated both his arms below the elbows and his left leg below the knee. In an effort to save his life, doctors recommended amputations of the man’s genitals. At that point Howard’s family decided to take him off […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2019 – The U.S. immigration system has been faced with many new challenges. Under the current administration, discussion about legal versus illegal immigration has intensified. Moreover, the administration has been attempting to make significant changes to the immigration system The biggest point in the immigration debate are the rules placed on legal an illegal immigration. The current administration says a solution to the system’s woes is the implementation of legal immigration only. The administration has been involved in actions to limit illegal immigration. However, relying only on legal immigration has its problems. Currently, […]


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