Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2020 – A new federal initiative was recently launched to reduce suicide rates and raise awareness of mental health issues during quarantine, especially for veterans. The program, called REACH, urges Americans to reach out to others to reduce the isolation and stress associated with the coronavirus pandemic.   REACH will utilize digital ad campaigns to share the message that help is available and suicide is preventable. The effort will last for two years and cost an estimated $53 million. It hopes to normalize mental health and calls on businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2020 – Employees at several California McDonald’s restaurants in Los Angeles, San Jose and Monterey Park have filed complaints against the company for allegedly failing to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The workers accuse McDonald’s of mishandling its response to the virus and placing them in imminent danger. Legal notice was filed with the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency and CAL/OSHA on May 19th and the restaurants were given 33 days to respond by taking appropriate corrective action. A similar complaint was filed against a McDonald’s in Monterey Park […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2020 – Trooper Richard Tabor shared how he rose up out of the projects in Elizabeth, and proudly served our country by joining the U.S. Army, and becoming a New Jersey State Trooper. He also discussed how his calling by God to serve others prompted him to start “New Life Direction,” an initiative helping to empower local youth by providing them with enriching programs and helping build trust between law enforcement and the community. Their motto: “Believe. Achieve. Inspire.” He is truly inspirational and a great role model. New Life Direction is a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2020 – New York launched several new initiatives in response to a statewide rise in reports of domestic violence incidents. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on April 24 announced a text program and confidential online service to make it easier for isolated domestic violence survivors to get help. Domestic violence reports to the state’s hotline went up by 30 percent in April compared to the same period last year. Calls surged 18 percent from February to March. State police also noted a 15 percent increase in the number of domestic violence incident calls in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2020 – The COVID-19 virus has been making its way across the globe. Recently the virus has reached Tyson Foods Meat Packing Plant in Amarillo, Texas. As a result of COVID-19 circulating in the plant, and an on-the-job injury accident, an 8-year employee died. Her husband, four children and a representative of her estate filed a lawsuit on May 15, 2020, against Tyson Foods. Even though Amarillo issued a shelter in place order on April 1, 2020, the woman continued to work at the plant.  Subsequently, she slipped and fell, injuring both knees, […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2020 – For over 20 years, Elissa Montanti’s incredible organization, The Global Medical Relief Fund, has been providing medical treatment, transportation, lodging and rehabilitation in the United States for amputee and severely injured children from around the world. Elissa, has been featured on 60-Minutes and CNN Heroes, partners with Shriners Hospitals for Children https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc, and others, to provide surgery or prosthetics for free. The Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) helps children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, or have been severely burned, or injured due to war, […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 1, 2020 – Linda Graziano created the Canvas of Hope to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Their mission is to sell 10,000 Canvas of Hope books over a 10-week period to help more than 1.2 million Americans living with blood cancers. Linda, who lost her beloved brother, Eddie, to brain cancer is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for people impacted by these diseases. She was nominated to participate in the 2020 Man & Woman of the Year competition for LLS, to support blood cancer research by individual in communities […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2020 – Last Friday, a dredging vessel named the Waymon L Boyd, caught fire after it struck a submerged pipeline. The ship was owned by Houston-based marine construction contractor Orion Marine Group. According to a recent news source, the pipeline, which was carrying natural gas, exploded as the vessel made contact. The ship immediately caught fire, seriously injuring several crew members on board and killing several others.     The initial collision between the vessel and the pipeline occurred on Friday morning, around 8 a.m. By Friday afternoon, the fire was contained. However, the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2020 – Paul Profeta, a successful real-estate entrepreneur spoke about his Profeta Urban Investment Foundation. Its mission is “to build a world-class, research-driven, teaching and practitioner-oriented urban entrepreneurship and economic development program to transform the economy of Newark, and other urban centers; create wealth in urban communities; and be a model for all urban universities.” The Profeta Urban Investment Foundation was created to help launch or to expand minority businesses in Newark by providing encouragement, expertise and interest-free funds to minority-owned businesses desiring to start or expand in Newark. Paul says, “Our mission […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2020 – The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides injured workers with a way to obtain compensation after suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident. Employees who are injured while performing some tasks within their scope of employment may qualify for compensation under the Act. Compensation may include amounts for medical expenses, missed work and permanent disability that a worker suffered due to a workplace accident.  In July of this year, a man who was paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a severe injury while at work obtained a $3.2 million settlement […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2020 – Russ Holden, PGA Member for over 35 years, founded Caddy For A Cure, which allows members of the public to caddy for a PGA TOUR player, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to charities. Russ is a remarkable man, making a difference in many lives. It is an exciting opportunity to let the public inside a PGA TOUR venue and caddy for a player. It is an incredible opportunity to caddy for some of the top players in the world on some of the best golf courses in the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2020 – After several months of limited operations, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) announced that over 100 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) reinstated in-person services. Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the VA and VHA changed their operating procedures and began limiting in-person services at VAMCs across the United States. The VAMC created two “zones” for inpatient care, standard and COVID-19, and ceased the majority of outpatient operations, opting instead for telehealth services. The VA and VHA changed their procedures and designed a […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2020 – In this episode of the Todd Leonard Show, Chris Russo of Superhero Events, discusses how this organization provides innovative ways to raise funds for national and local charities and schools via the events they put on. Superhero Events has helped many local community organizations, including Meals on Wheels, the Community Soup Kitchen, Jersey Battered Women’s Services and The Seeing Eye. Click HERE to listen to the podcast. Superhero Events was launched as the result of a donation they made to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which is how they came […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2020 – It is the first responders and other essential personnel who are present during life’s emergencies and who work non-stop to keep everyone safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic they need as much support as we can give them to help them do their jobs. To listen to the podcast, click HERE. Chris Mazzarella of Parsippany helped set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to feed first responders and to also help sustain local small businesses, such as take-out and restaurants. The donations are used to buy meals for first responders from […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2020 – This show, featuring Melissa Spiotta of Morris Township, tells the story of how Serve it Forward, a way to say thanks to the Morristown Medical Center front line staff, became a reality. Listen to the podcast HERE. Thanks to Ms. Spiotta’s background, she was able to help head up a project named Serve it Forward, a program that thanks frontline workers in the COVID-19 battle, while also helping local restaurants stay in business. Using Serve it Forward, people can buy gift cards from local restaurants for donation to hospital workers such […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2020 – Dr. Sattari has over 20 years’ experience in the medical field and is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey and New York. He is board certified in multiple specialties that include holistic and alternative medicine, age-management medicine, and anesthesiology. To listen to the podcast, click here. Anesthesiologists are responsible for pain management during surgeries via medication and anesthesia. They are responsible for ensuring the safety and comfort of a patient by thoroughly understanding their medical history and monitoring their vital signs during a procedure. This experience helps with […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2020 – This show, featuring Glen Baker a local firefighter and fire responder with the Boonton Fire Department, was filled with great stories about the history of the department and how active they are in service to the community. Click HERE to listen to the podcast. https://toddleonardshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Todd-leonard-show-32920.mp3 For 129 years the members serving the Boonton area have volunteered their time to protect and educate Boonton residents about fire safety. The department answers over two hundred calls a year and can find themselves fighting structure fires, responding to car crashes, carbon monoxide alarms and […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Act requires all New Jersey employers to have employment insurance that specifically covers employees when they suffer a work-related illness or injury. When an employer suffers a work-related illness, they must notify their employer immediately or soon thereafter. Employers have the option to have self-insurance or workers’ compensation coverage. Depending on the type of insurance, the employer must notify the insurance provider or take the next steps under the self-insurance process. An employer with coverage under a worker’s compensation insurance policy submits the employee claim to the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic almost instantly changed the lives of workers across the country. For many, the pandemic means reduced hours, lay-offs, furloughs or, for those fortunate enough to be able to do so, working from home. Workers designated as essential employees still have to go to work despite the dangers involved in doing so. Essential businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been wrestling with how to maintain a safe workplace and prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to a recent article published by nj.com, there have been at least 162 […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance required by employers in Pennsylvania to cover work-related injuries or illness employees sustain. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides medical benefits, disability benefits, and wage compensation to injured workers until they are able to return to work. If an employee dies from his or her work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation death benefits are paid to the appropriate beneficiaries of the deceased employee. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States was in January 2020. To minimize the risk of exposure, social distancing […]


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