Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 33

Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2012 – Filing for a divorce can be difficult and stressful. The road ahead has many uncharted obstacles, but for Colorado residents, some rules go into effect immediately after filing their Petition for Dissolution. Regardless of whether the decision is mutual, once a divorce is filed in Colorado both parties are governed by some new guidelines. Something many people that are considering a divorce may not realize is that upon filing, a mandatory protection order (or restraining order) goes into effect against both parties. The protection order prohibits either party from selling property, […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2012 – Some of the most bitter custody battles can be entirely avoided with some careful estate planning. These battles are not about the children, the house or the pets – they are about the family farm. In many industries, a family business being handed down from one generation to the next is a seamless operation. The family farm can sometimes be more emotional. “If the elder generation has not done smart, careful estate planning, then the next generation will suffer,” said Brandon estate planning attorney Reginald Osenton. “The last thing anybody wants […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2012 – Earlier this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration changed its hours-of-service rules to improve road safety by reducing the number of poorly rested commercial truck drivers on the road. The new hours of service only affect drivers who work extremely long hours, according to the FMCSA. The new rules mean drivers can only use the 34-hour restart provision once every 168 hours and there have to be two breaks during the restart that are between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. “What these new truck driver work hour rules mean is […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2012 – We trust our doctors to do what is right for us. Are they lying to us? “The hard to swallow truth is that doctors do lie to their patients, and they have admitted that themselves in a recent survey,” says Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “Shocking? Perhaps not, as many of the medical malpractice clients I speak to are certain their doctor lied to them. Often, they are right.” People trust their doctors to get it right the first […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2012 – The Georgia Legislature has passed a bill that dramatically changes child visitation law in the Peach State with regards to grandparents. The new law will strengthen the rights of grandparents in divorce cases where a parent has died or been incapacitated or incarcerated. But opponents of the legislation say it is an erosion of parents’ rights. Rep. John Meadows, a Republican representing Calhoun, Ga., introduced the bill that will give judges the power to allow visitation between grandparents and children. This law will be used most heavily in cases where grandparents […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2012 – A combined effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the MacArthur Foundation to develop a system of digital badges could help veterans translate military training and experience into civilian jobs in a tough economy. The VA Innovation Initiative is judging a contest for entrepreneurs to submit digital badges that veterans can use during a job search. “The work our military servicemen and servicewomen do is highly specialized and requires specific technical training,” said veterans disability lawyer Jim Fausone with Legal Help for Veterans. “There is no way for a civilian […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2012 – Joyce and Reyes Law Firm, P.A. recently launched their Tampa personal injury website to help clients with all their serious injury concerns. The website is a comprehensive resource for everyone in the Tampa Bay area to learn more about what to do after an auto accident, wrongful death concerns, and brain injury cases. The firm has helped thousands of clients since they began a law office in 1984. “Having the website is a natural extension for us,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. “We want clients to have the best […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2012 – When the weather is bad, often the roads are as well. It appears too many drivers do not adjust for road conditions. “Driving more cautiously on slippery roads would seem to be a no-brainer; unfortunately, there are too many drivers who figure they have no need to drive carefully because nothing will happen to them. Those are often the ones who end up dead. Consider this senseless accident that killed a 30-year-old man,” reports Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. This crash happened between a Chicago Transit Authority bus and […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2012 – Citizenship ceremonies happen all the time all over the country and every one of them is a special, emotional experience for the immigrants who become citizens of the United States. Sometimes, those ceremonies can be special, emotional experiences for the immigration officers swearing in the new citizens. An immigration officer in Tampa has just celebrated such an experience at a March ceremony when she presented citizenship papers to a neurosurgeon who saved her life last year. Melissa Wingerd, a three-year veteran of immigration services, suffered a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2012 – Personal injury attorneys excel at upholding their client’s rights when the person is seriously injured due to someone else’s carelessness and negligence. These types of lawsuits can be very lengthy and complex, all while the injured person is trying to obtain the therapies they need to function in daily life. Instead of taking on all of the care management and specialized estate planning for the injured person, personal injury lawyers can call on a personal injury settlement consultant to address all of the special needs planning and financial considerations for the […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 13, 2012 – Last week, the Can’t Stomach Cancer charitable foundation held its 3rd Annual Night of Laughter at the Improv Comedy Club in Hollywood, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Aviation transaction attorney Stewart H. Lapayowker surprised the crowd with a rock and roll inspirational song to applaud those who are fighting against stomach cancer and raising funds for stomach cancer research.


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2012 – Lakeland criminal defense attorney Thomas C. Grajek launched a new website to better serve those accused of crimes in central Florida. The website at http://www.flcrimedefense.com/ is an easy-to-use reference guide for people who have been accused of a crime and need quick information about their rights. “Being charged with a criminal offense can be a frightening and confusing experience,” Grajek said. “Many people have questions about their rights and the criminal process and we want to make it easy for them to get answers.” To help with rapid response, the website […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2012 – Mitchell C. Littman, Esq., of Littman Krooks LLP has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on the Capital Markets of Tomorrow – Meet The Pioneers of The Private Company Marketplace. Mr. Littman will discuss how the private company marketplace enriches private companies, investors and the economy at large. This panel will be part of the SoHo Loft Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference. It will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 beginning at 1pm at Reed Smith’s Conference Center, 599 Lexington Ave., 22nd floor, New York City. Tickets […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2011 – A national initiative is gaining support to ban rental car companies from renting or selling unrepaired, recalled cars. The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2011 was recently introduced in the Senate after two sisters were killed when they rented a Chrysler PT Cruiser that Enterprise Rent-A-Car had not fixed. The vehicle had been recalled by Chrysler due to a defect that caused power steering fluid to leak onto the engine or the catalytic converter. This design defect could lead to a fire. The recall was ignored by […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2011 – The 34th annual Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race attracted an estimated 7,000 runners and thousands of dollars for charities. The lively race on Labor Day challenged the big field of runners who participated in the 5K, 20K, and the kids’ half mile races. One group set a record of raising $14,000 and three U.S. Olympians even participated in the race. “It was really impressive to see the record-breaking field of runners and hear all the stories of why people ran,” said Connecticut personal injury attorney Michael Stratton, a partner […]


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Brentwood, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2011 – A lawsuit against Liberty Union High School District in Brentwood, California was filed for a 30 year veteran disabled teacher who was falsely arrested and collapsed as a result of harassment by school officials due to the teacher’s physical disability. The lawsuit states LUHSD personnel removed the teacher’s book bag from the classroom, rearranged the contents of the bag and searched it for drugs in violation of privacy rights. No illegal drugs were found. School officials then falsely claimed that the teacher was impaired and involved in a hit and run […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – In August 2011 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) abruptly terminated its Memorandum of Agreement with participating states, deciding that an agreement is not necessary to allow the Secure Communities Program to start or to operate in any jurisdiction. ICE determined that when state or local authorities voluntarily submit fingerprint information to the federal authorities after booking a person for a crime, no agreement is legally needed to share it with another government entity. “In a telling reversal, and rather than addressing state and local complaints regarding the Secure Communities […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2011 SEO | Law Firm recently gave its Legal News Center a big face-lift. When SEO | Law Firm rebranded last month, it also increased the amount of content and engaging images on the Legal News Center. Its writers produce hundreds of content pieces for clients every month, so SEO | Law Firm wanted to give these professional journalists an outlet to show their talent. The focus is on news magazine style columns and getting deeper into legal news topics. “The columns by our team of accomplished writers showcase exclusive, breaking news stories […]


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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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