Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – A woman sued an indoor amusement park in Lakeland, Florida, after her 10-year-old son suffered serious injuries in a fall from a zip line attraction. The incident took place at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park on September 1. The child’s mother, Kimberly Barnes, filed a lawsuit against UATP Management, the owner of the facility. She is seeking damages in excess of $15,000. The lawsuit accused three of the park’s employees of failing to secure her son’s harness and conduct necessary safety checks before releasing him from the launch platform. “Parents […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – A November 2019 Trump administration proposal would change the way continuing disability reviews occur for thousands of Social Security disability recipients. The Social Security Administration (SSA) dispenses disability benefits in two main ways. The SSA provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to individuals according to their prior Social Security tax contributions and work history. The SSA provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to individuals according to their disability status and inability to work. About 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, while 8 million receive SSI. The SSA conducts continuing disability reviews to determine […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains significant settlement award based on his client’s serious workplace injury The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides a way for injured workers to obtain ongoing compensation after being injured in an on-the-job accident or suffering from an occupational illness. To be eligible for compensation under the South Carolina workers’ compensation system, an employee’s injuries must have occurred within the scope of their employment. Injured employees may be able to recover for the medical expenses, lost time, and permanent disability that […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast with Wendy and Steven Sefcik listen here. Todd was honored to have Wendy and Steven discuss the passing of their son, T.J., as a result of committing suicide when he was 16. Despite their unspeakable heartache, they shared their story and provided great insights on ways to prevent teen suicides. Their strength and courage is truly inspiring. Since the Sefciks’ started their campaign on suicide and teen depression, they have spoken to over 30,000 students, educators, parents and mental health professionals. In […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2020 – Earlier this month, Summerville Journal Scene reported that its readers voted the Steinberg Law Firm as the best law firm in Summerville. The Summerville Journal Scene is a local publication that dates back to the 1940s. The paper is delivered weekly to over 22,000 homes in the Dorchester County area. Summerville Communications, Inc., the parent company of Summerville Journal Scene, also publishes the Berkeley Independent and The Gazette. The Steinberg Law Firm is a local Summerville personal injury and workers’ compensation firm that has offices located in Summerville, Goose Creek, and […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2020 – In case you missed the episode form the Todd Leonard Show with Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento listen here: Hands Up For Haiti (HUFH) is a medical humanitarian organization to ensuring there is a sustainable and positive impact on the health of those who live in northern Haiti. This is accomplished by directly collaborating with, supporting and educating the Haitian medical community by delivering direct care and educational programs. Hands Up For Haiti also partners with allied organizations to get the job done. Dr. LoFrumento is the co-founder of HUFH, and is […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – A senior official of the New York City Department of Education was arrested on child enticement and possession of child pornography charges after an undercover operation led by police officers in Neenah, Wisconsin. David A. Hay, former deputy chief of staff for Chancellor Richard Carranza, was charged in federal court as the alleged incident that led to his arrest occurred across state lines. He could face 10 years to life in prison if convicted. Hay was fired after his arrest. A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Hay used […]


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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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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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Middletown, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2020 – Sobo & Sobo is proud to welcome Frank J. LaBuda to the firm. He will have offices in Sobo & Sobo’s Monticello, NY and Bronx, NY offices. The former judge’s career spans four decades, with over twenty years as litigator and trial attorney in both civil and criminal cases, in federal and state courts. He served as Chief Assistant District Attorney of Sullivan County and was a Justice at the highest trial level court in the State of New York for 23 years. He has presided over thousands of litigation cases […]


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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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