Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 13

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2019 – A former employee of a car dealership in Highland, Illinois, sued her employer alleging she was wrongfully terminated for considering the possibility of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Chelsea Marinacci said she was fired from her job at Tri Ford Inc. after telling workplace superiors about her carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis. She filed the lawsuit against the company in Madison County Circuit Court. Marinacci went to see a doctor after feeling pain in her wrist. The doctor diagnosed her with carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a type of repetitive stress injury […]


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Mount Pleasant, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2019 – Charleston Business Magazine recently honored Nathan Hughey of the Hughey Law Firm with its highest award of distinction for lawyers. The magazine named Hughey as one of the “Legal Elite of the Lowcountry,” reflecting his standing as one of the Palmetto State’s preeminent personal injury lawyers. The award is particularly meaningful for Hughey because his colleagues in the Lowcountry legal community selected him to receive the honor. It’s all the more meaningful because Hughey’s law partner in the Hughey Law Firm, Stuart Hudson, received the same recognition from his Charleston-area […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2019 – The Wolper Law Firm, P.A. is expanding its investigation of brokerage firms and financial advisors who sold Steepener Notes, Adjustable Rate Market Notes, Spread Linked Notes and Structured Notes. In recent years, brokerage firms and financial advisors across the country have aggressively marketed and sold Steepener Notes, Adjustable Rate Market Notes, Spread Linked Notes and Structured Notes to retail customers as a safe means to achieve higher yields in a low interest rate environment. Steepener Notes, Adjustable Rate Market Notes and Spread Linked Notes are not traditional investments but rather […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2019 – A former police officer filed a lawsuit against the city of Atwater, California claiming that he has been discriminated against because of his age. The 57-year-old says that he was fired and continues to be kept from a job as a police officer because he is older. Thomas Niederreuther was hired as an officer in 2015 but was fired within his first year, during the standard probationary period. During his employment with the police department, he says that he was taunted regularly by his superiors about his age. The fact […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2019 – GPB Capital Holdings is at the center of a government investigation, facing claims the company is nothing more than an elaborate Ponzi scheme. In 2013, GPB Capital Holdings was formed, with a focus on returning high single-digit returns to investors through purchasing auto dealerships and waste management companies. GPB sold directly to investors but also enlisted the help of 60-some broker-dealers. GPB offered these broker-dealers lucrative commissions, up to nine percent of the total value of the investment. In its early years, GPB Capital Holdings was a hit, both with […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2019 – A sheriff’s deputy trainee filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County alleging that her training deputy sexually harassed her on the job and that she was forced to transfer to another station after she made a complaint. The woman said in her suit that she and her training deputy entered a home in search of a suspect. As the woman looked for the person of interest, her training deputy came up behind her, while she had her gun drawn, and grabbed her buttocks. In doing so, he pushed her forward […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2019 – A fiery accident involving a Tesla killed a man in Davie, Florida after its owner lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason. The lithium ion battery pack of the vehicle reignited at least three times in the days after the accident. The man died at the scene of the accident after going off the road and into trees in the median. Witnesses say he had been traveling at a high speed, potentially 75 to 90 miles per hour, in a 50 miles per hour speed limit area before the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2019 – An Illinois woman filed a lawsuit against UnityPoint Health-Methodist alleging that hospital employees pressured her to undergo an abortion even though she did not want to terminate her pregnancy. She claimed they were trying to cover up a medical error in which she was mistakenly given a drug that carries a risk of serious birth defects. The complaint was filed in Peoria County Circuit Court. Reneizha Morris, 23, learned of her pregnancy in November 2017 after being admitted to the Peoria hospital for a separate medical issue. A sonogram indicated she […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 01, 2019 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. is currently representing investors who own limited partnership interests in the GPB Capital Holdings family of funds. GPB has reportedly raised $1.8 billion from investors across the country through private placement investments in a number of individual limited partnerships, including: -GPB Automotive Portfolio, LP -GPB Cold Storage, LP -GPB Eurobond Finance PLC -GPB Holdings II, LP -GPB Holdings, III, LP -GPB Holdings Qualified, LP -GPB Holdings, LP -GPB NYC Development -GPB Scientific, LLC -GPB Waste Management, LP formerly: GPB Waste Management Fund, LP. Over the last […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2019 – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis approved a measure that will expand the availability of alternative treatment options for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The bill was signed during a ceremony at the University of South Florida (USF) Office for Veteran Success on June 26. The measure, HB 501, won unanimous support from the Florida House and Senate during this year’s legislative session. It was sponsored by state Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Destin, and backed by Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA) Executive Director Danny Burgess. USF was […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2019 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce it has achieved a $1 million settlement on behalf of a client in connection with a motorcycle accident fatality. The Backdrop On July 3, 2017, our client’s (Rosa Velez) husband (Pablo Rosa-Velez), was traveling east on Main Street on a motorcycle. Defendant Number 1 was exiting a driveway and made a left turn to head west on Main Street. As Defendant Number 1 entered the eastbound lanes of Main Street, Mr. Rosa-Velez collided with the side of Defendant Number 1’s vehicle. Mr. Velez sustained […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2019 – The New Jersey state Supreme Court ruled recently that volunteer firefighters and other emergency service personnel are entitled to the maximum allowed amount of workers compensation benefits if they are injured on the job, regardless of whether they hold other paying employment. The case involves a Bridgewater, New Jersey volunteer firefighter Jennifer Kocanowski, who was injured in 2015 at the site of a fire she was helping put out. Kocanowski was carrying heavy equipment when she slipped on ice and suffered broken bones, torn ligaments and nerve damage in her back, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2019 – Telecommunications companies Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc. will pay $99,500 to settle a workplace discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the charges made by the EEOC, Time Warner Cable terminated an employee who was recovering from a surgery to remove a malignant nodule in her thyroid. She required a leave of absence from her job at Time Warner Cable after the procedure, but, ten days into her time off and three weeks before she was to return, she was fired. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2019 – Health care service and products provider Cardinal Health and staffing company AppleOne have been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for racial discrimination and retaliation after employees made multiple complaints about being subjected to discriminatory and abusive behavior. According to the EEOC, African American employees at Cardinal Health’s facility in Ontario, California, were subjected to ongoing racial discrimination and harassment that violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The affected employees were hired by AppleOne and directly by Cardinal Health. The employees endured daily […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2019 – Uber and Lyft drivers travel nearly three miles between fares, which increases the distance traveled and number of potential accidents for drivers at the ride-hailing services. Increased risk of accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers means more accident victims and higher accident related costs across the United States. A new study shows Uber and Lyft drivers travel an average 2.8 miles between fares. That is much more than taxi cab drivers, who often pick up fares at or near the same locations where they drop other prior passengers. With a ride-hailing […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 09, 2019 – Experienced personal injury attorneys Steven Petrillo and Scott Goldberg were honored by the South Jersey community, which named them among the community’s most “awesome attorneys.” South Jersey magazine named the two Pennsauken attorneys among the very best in the region, after assessing their nominations by the local community. Scott Goldberg and Steven Petrillo received high honors via their inclusion in South Jersey magazine’s 2018 Awesome Attorneys list. The two were honored among the state’s best in the personal injury attorneys field. “This high honor affirms our good work on behalf of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 08, 2019 – More than 40 percent of Florida’s nursing home facilities are asking state regulators for more time to meet the enacted changes to regulations requiring nursing homes to have proper and adequate backup power supplies when needed in emergencies. A review of documents filed with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) by the News Service of Florida has found that 305 nursing homes have requested variances requesting extra time to comply with the new requirements of having backup generations and a 72 hour supply of fuel that can create “cool zones” […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2019 – A construction worker died after being hit by a reversing dump truck in Lake Forest, Illinois. Police said the fatal nighttime construction accident occurred in a work zone around Old Elm Road and Route 41. The victim was identified as 56-year-old Laura Casey. The Lake County Coroner’s office said she died from multiple crushing injuries. Casey was working as a flagger at the construction site when she was hit by the dump truck. Investigators said the truck ran her over while backing up in the southbound lanes of Route 41. “There […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 03, 2019 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it has filed an arbitration claim against Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc. and its former registered representative, Richard Wesselt, before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). The FINRA arbitration was filed on behalf of five (5) former clients of Sterne Agee and Richard Wesselt and alleges damages between $5 million and $10 million. The allegations of misconduct are based on unsuitable investment advice and insurance churning. Richard Wesselt has been in the securities and insurance industry for many years. He was previously a registered […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 02, 2019 – More than fifty employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, were injured when an automated robot punctured a can of bear repellant spray. Twenty-four of those who were hurt were hospitalized and one woman was critically injured. The incident occurred on the third floor of the sprawling Amazon facility, which measures 1.3 million square feet. Hundreds of people work at the warehouse during a normal shift. When the spray, which contained a concentrated form of capsaicin, the substance that gives hot chili peppers their spice, was punctured its […]


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