Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 32

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2011 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has proposed major changes to the rules to its EB-5 visa program, which provides green cards to foreign investors who invest money in the United States. USCIS says the changes would significantly decrease the intake and review process for some applicants. Foreign investors seeking to obtain a green card through the EB-5 program must invest $500,000 and create at least 10 jobs in a qualified investment or a regional center with high unemployment rates. The U.S. grants 10,000 immigrant visas through the program every year. The […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – The changes to the alimony laws via Senate Bill 1978 were nixed during Florida Senate sessions earlier this summer. However, a separate bill was passed, HB1111, and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in late May. The bill is important as it further promotes Florida’s Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) to enforce support orders from foreign countries that recognize the Maintenance Convention. “Many individuals get very concerned when an ex moves to a foreign country and yet still owes monthly child support to help with all the needs of […]


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White Plains, New York (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq. of Littman Krooks LLP has been named Co-Chairperson of the Special Needs Planning Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. This Committee educates and assists practitioners in the area of special needs planning. Their mission is to increase the understanding of legal issues that affect those individuals with special needs. Adrienne has also been named Co-Chairperson of the Lawyering and Parenting Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. Her practice focuses on special needs planning for families of children […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices will expand its popular free, informational seminars to help individuals and families facing foreclosure. The law firm holds its next biweekly seminar on bankruptcy on July 26 and August 11 at 6 p.m. and will soon have seminars specifically on the foreclosure process in August. In Hillsborough County, currently 1,013 properties are foreclosures, which signals that one in every 521 homeowners in the area is struggling to make his or her mortgage. “Foreclosure defense is very important when a lender is trying to get your property,” said Brandon […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2011 – This case involves a man who was killed in a bicycle accident. This wrongful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of the father of two by his family. “This reported wrongful death lawsuit settled for $1.5 million. The man, a molecular research scientist at a university, was killed by a van as he was riding his bike to work in February 2009. The van’s driver worked for a refrigeration and HVAC company. The van driver suddenly made an illegal U-turn, right in front of the man on the bike, and with […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2011 – The Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Race was a huge success in late June and attracted so many participants that it extended to two days for the first time. More than 6,000 runners participated from 10 countries and 34 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Runners consider the event one of the best road races in New England and took part in the 5k race on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday. Top runners from Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Turkey, and the U.S. vied for the first place award and prize money. “We’re […]


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Supreme Court Appellate Division Affirms Power of Supreme Court over Seized Funds. Kessler International’s forensic accounting services have to be paid.   New York, New York (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2011 – In a victory for defense experts, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division yesterday upheld a lower court’s ruling that seized funds could be used to pay Michael G Kessler of Kessler International for computer forensic and forensic accounting services. http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2011/2011_05879.htm The Appellate Division ruled that the lower court had jurisdiction to decide the issue regarding the release of seized funds and that the record belies NYPD’s […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2011 – The University General Hospital in Houston and its affiliated companies – Ascension Physician Solutions and Luxxus Health Systems – are under scrutiny after a jury slammed a hefty verdict against them in Houston’s 270th State District Court. Prexus Health LLC was awarded $7.86 million in the complex lawsuit. Luxxus was found to have interfered with confidentiality and noncompete agreements by employing past Prexus executives and workers to perform similar jobs at the Houston hospital. University General Hospital was found to have wrongfully terminated and breached contractual agreements with Prexus. The contractual […]


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