Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2022 Steinberg Law attorney Malcolm Crosland Weighs in on Recent Report Indicating a Reduction in Opioid Use Among Worker’s Compensation Recipients   The opioid epidemic is a genuine threat. In response to the growing number of overdose deaths across the country, lawmakers are considering ways to decrease the rate at which these medications are prescribed. The workers’ compensation system is no exception.    Recently, researchers from the Workers Compensation Research Institute found that the rate at which workers’ compensation recipients were prescribed certain narcotic pain medication decreased by 12 percent. The study also […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2022 – February was one of the worst months for Texas in history. More than 100 died in the freezing weather because there was no power. As the nation watched in shock, families began to mourn their lost loved ones who froze to death. While this news has not been talked about much since February, the fact is the wrongful death lawsuits are still being filed against ONCOR and ERCOT energy. One of the more recent filings deals with Leobardo Sanchez of Deep Ellum. His nickname was the Cotton Candy Man because he […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2022 – On August 27, 2020, a three-vehicle crash occurred in the northbound lane of Routh 61 in North Manheim Township. Karen Fuller rear-ended a Honda Civic, which was stopped at the time of the accident. The driver of the Honda Civic, Joshua Sophy, was stopped because of a construction vehicle working in front of him. After hitting Sophy’s car, Fuller’s vehicle continued and hit the construction vehicle, driven by Kevin Reese. Reese was taken to the hospital and reportedly sustained minor injuries from the accident. Fuller was cited with following too closely.   […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2022 – Erlich Law Firm obtained a $2.8 million settlement in a sexual harassment and retaliation case against a large tech company in Silicon Valley, California. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the tech firm. The company’s chief financial officer had a pattern of using abusive language and targeting female employees for harassment. One former employee stated there was a “drawer full of complaints” about the CFO. When the plaintiff tried to step in and stop the behavior, the company fired her. Employment attorney Jason Erlich of Oakland-based Erlich […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2021 – Michael J. Jordan, partner and attorney at the Steinberg Law Firm in South Carolina, was recently named President of the Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA), a nonprofit association. This news comes following the Injured Workers’ Advocates annual convention held in Asheville, North Carolina on November 4, 2021. Attorney Jordan has been a member of the IWA for 16 years. Prior to his newly announced presidency, he served one year as Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary for IWA. The nominating committee puts forth the slate of officers and the next president is voted […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2021 Attorney Annie E. Andrews, an associate at the Steinberg Law Firm, recently received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating™ from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and distinguished legal ability. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings evaluates attorneys based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar, including those who are rated as well as those who are not. Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating is highly acclaimed because of their confidentiality and objectivity of the ratings process, which makes the program so unique and credible. […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2021 – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report urging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to do more to reduce its pending caseload, which has seen an 85-percent rise in recent years. The watchdog called for a more proactive approach to tackling the backlog. The GAO report, released on September 20, 2021, found that USCIS has neither updated its plans nor implemented them to address the backlog. The agency has also failed to identify funding and other resources necessary to get the delays under control. “Our office has seen […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 11, 2021 – At least eight were killed and dozens more injured at Houston Music Festival. In early November, tragedy struck at a Houston music festival when a crowd surged towards the stage as one of the festival organizers, rapper Travis Scott, performed on stage. Thousands of fans stormed the stage, causing a stampede that trampled hundreds of concertgoers. More than eight people were pronounced dead. According to the Houston Mayor, the deceased ranged in age from 14 to 24. About two dozen others were admitted to nearby emergency rooms and another 300 treated at […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 South Carolina personal injury lawyer Steven E. Goldberg recently received the Leadership in Law Award by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys from across the Palmetto State who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had a positive impact on the legal profession. This prestigious award honors attorneys who go above and beyond what is expected of them as advocates. Attorney Goldberg joins fellow Steinberg Law Firm attorney, David T. Pearlman, as a fellow Leadership in Law honoree, who was selected for the award […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 – The Department of Veteran’s Affairs released a policy statement alerting veterans discharged under the military’s former “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy that they are eligible for VA benefits they previously may have been denied. The announcement came on the tenth anniversary of the repeal of the controversial policy that kept openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military.    Although those discharged under DADT based solely on gay behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status have technically been eligible for benefits, they were originally given an […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2021 – Texas is a large state with 683,533 miles of road and over 22 million registered vehicles. With these numbers, it is no wonder accidents are on the rise. Add in never-ending road construction and repair, heavy trucks hauling cargo and a booming oil industry, and the picture gets even gloomier.   Recently, there have been several accidents that never should have happened but for the lack of care and attention of the drivers involved. In one case, a police officer was injured in one of three crashes in the same location […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2021 To long-time Steinberg Law Firm attorney and recent retiree Kevin Holmes, every case is important. Shortly after announcing his retirement last year, attorney Holmes briefly put his retirement plans on hold to try a case that had special meaning to him. Kevin Holmes’ son, Logan, had recently graduated from Charleston School of Law. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the courts, Kevin Holmes decided that he wanted to be there to support his son in what is a momentous event in any young attorney’s life: his first jury trial.  The case […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office delivered a criminal summons to two dog owners in rural Illinois after their pets attacked a FedEx delivery driver and left him so severely injured that he needed an amputation. John E. Lichthardt and Rebecca G. Mazzaro were ordered to appear in court in connection with a complaint about a vicious dog determination. Their two American bulldogs attacked the driver as he was delivering a package in the village of Kampsville in Calhoun County. The dogs started biting the man after charging through a screen door. […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that co-founding partners, Jonathan H. Freiberger and Jeffrey M. Haber, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. This is Mr. Freiberger’s second, and Mr. Haber’s tenth, consecutive year of selection. Both Messrs. Freiberger and Haber were recognized for their work in business litigation. Super Lawyers Magazine® is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. It recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of professional achievement and by peer recognition. Each […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 Each year, the Charleston Post and Courier holds the Charleston’s Choice Awards. These awards are an opportunity for locals to vote for their favorite businesses and professional organizations across more than 300 categories. This year, more than 30,000 Post and Courier readers voted in the 2021 Charleston’s Choice Awards. The Steinberg Law Firm was named the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. The firm was also a finalist for the Best Law Firm and Best Personal Injury Law Firm categories. Founded in 1927, the firm has represented accident victims in personal injury and workers’ […]


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Erie, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – Melaragno, Placidi & Parini, Erie’s premier law firm, has launched a brand new commercial – MP2 is there for you. It introduces you to the lead attorneys and informs listeners that this firm has over 70 years of experience handling various types of legal matters.   No one is a number when they retain Melaragno, Placidi & Parini. They are a part of a team working to deal with legal issues, whether car or truck accidents, bankruptcy or family law issues, motorcycle accidents, or criminal defense.   Clients are provided with […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2021 – South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Selects Steinberg Law Firm Lawyer. Attorney Annie E. Andrews, an associate at the Steinberg Law Firm, has received the 2021 Emerging Leader award from the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association® (SCWLA). Founded in 1993, SCWLA brings female lawyers together across the state to enhance the status, influence, and effectiveness of women lawyers. The organization now holds over 900 members and an active 18-member Board of Directors. This award comes as an honor to Annie Andrews and the Steinberg Law Firm as only one woman in South Carolina […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2021 – Four people were killed in a two-vehicle collision in suburban Cook County, Illinois, after being struck by a man allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The car accident occurred on Illinois Route 53 at Kirchoff Road. Lamar Graves, 32, was driving a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that struck a vehicle that had stopped on the right shoulder of northbound Route 53. Illinois State Police said the stationary vehicle was a 2019 Ford Fiesta. All four of its occupants, including two women, a teenager and a young child, died in the Rolling Meadows […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2021 – A new law could provide veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs through VA benefits for the first time. President Biden signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, or PAWS Act, into law in late August.    The PAWS Act requires the VA to implement service dog-training services in at least five VA Health centers by 2022. The pilot program will run for at least five years. When the five years are up, the VA will present its findings to Congress, which will then vote on whether […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2021 – Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr., outgoing president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group®, reflects on the past year’s triumphs, as well as challenges. WILG is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance to obtain medical care and other relief under workers’ compensation programs. WILG is a network of likeminded advocates for workers’ rights, sharing information and knowledge, and networking to help each other and clients. WILG president, Crosland, admits that COVID-19 made […]


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