Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2019 – Telecommunications companies Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc. will pay $99,500 to settle a workplace discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the charges made by the EEOC, Time Warner Cable terminated an employee who was recovering from a surgery to remove a malignant nodule in her thyroid. She required a leave of absence from her job at Time Warner Cable after the procedure, but, ten days into her time off and three weeks before she was to return, she was fired. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2019 – Health care service and products provider Cardinal Health and staffing company AppleOne have been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for racial discrimination and retaliation after employees made multiple complaints about being subjected to discriminatory and abusive behavior. According to the EEOC, African American employees at Cardinal Health’s facility in Ontario, California, were subjected to ongoing racial discrimination and harassment that violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The affected employees were hired by AppleOne and directly by Cardinal Health. The employees endured daily […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2019 – Uber and Lyft drivers travel nearly three miles between fares, which increases the distance traveled and number of potential accidents for drivers at the ride-hailing services. Increased risk of accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers means more accident victims and higher accident related costs across the United States. A new study shows Uber and Lyft drivers travel an average 2.8 miles between fares. That is much more than taxi cab drivers, who often pick up fares at or near the same locations where they drop other prior passengers. With a ride-hailing […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 09, 2019 – Experienced personal injury attorneys Steven Petrillo and Scott Goldberg were honored by the South Jersey community, which named them among the community’s most “awesome attorneys.” South Jersey magazine named the two Pennsauken attorneys among the very best in the region, after assessing their nominations by the local community. Scott Goldberg and Steven Petrillo received high honors via their inclusion in South Jersey magazine’s 2018 Awesome Attorneys list. The two were honored among the state’s best in the personal injury attorneys field. “This high honor affirms our good work on behalf of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 08, 2019 – More than 40 percent of Florida’s nursing home facilities are asking state regulators for more time to meet the enacted changes to regulations requiring nursing homes to have proper and adequate backup power supplies when needed in emergencies. A review of documents filed with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) by the News Service of Florida has found that 305 nursing homes have requested variances requesting extra time to comply with the new requirements of having backup generations and a 72 hour supply of fuel that can create “cool zones” […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 03, 2019 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it has filed an arbitration claim against Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc. and its former registered representative, Richard Wesselt, before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). The FINRA arbitration was filed on behalf of five (5) former clients of Sterne Agee and Richard Wesselt and alleges damages between $5 million and $10 million. The allegations of misconduct are based on unsuitable investment advice and insurance churning. Richard Wesselt has been in the securities and insurance industry for many years. He was previously a registered […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 02, 2019 – More than fifty employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, were injured when an automated robot punctured a can of bear repellant spray. Twenty-four of those who were hurt were hospitalized and one woman was critically injured. The incident occurred on the third floor of the sprawling Amazon facility, which measures 1.3 million square feet. Hundreds of people work at the warehouse during a normal shift. When the spray, which contained a concentrated form of capsaicin, the substance that gives hot chili peppers their spice, was punctured its […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2019 – Local attorney Nathan Hughey and the firm he founded, Hughey Law Firm, are proud to announce they have recovered $120 million in jury verdicts and settlements since the firm’s founding in 2007. This astounding tally reflects the firm’s growing and well-earned reputation for tackling the most complex personal injury matters on behalf of some of the Palmetto State’s most catastrophically injured citizens. It is a milestone few law firms ever reach, much less in just 12 years. How They Did It When Nathan Hughey founded Hughey Law Firm in 2007, he […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 01, 2019 – As reported by the Florida Highway Patrol, two vehicles were involved in a collision that left three people dead and two seriously injured. The crash occurred on County Road 54 and involved a head-on collision between a Mazda and a Toyota Camry. The impact happened when the driver of the Mazda attempted to pass traffic by pulling into the oncoming lane. It was at this point he hit the Camry head on, causing each vehicle to spin off the road. The driver of the Mazda was thrown from his vehicle and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – In September 2018, an 8-year-old student was injured in a school bus crash with an overturned semi-truck. The accident occurred on State Road 60 in Plant City, Florida at the intersection of Horton Road. The crash was caused by the Hillsborough County School District bus driver pulling in front of the truck causing the tractor-trailer to overturn. The bus driver then failed to stop in time, crashing into the semi-truck. The student, who attends Knights Elementary School, was transported to the hospital for treatment. The boy was the only student on […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace has been a primetime topic more than ever before. Besides uncovering the enormity of the issue, these viral hashtags and the movement they represent have also started a national conversation about what constitutes sexual harassment and what does not. Most people know that there is a line that should not be crossed; however, where that line is depends on who is asked. Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that between 25 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2019 – Knowing which breeds of dogs are considered to be a high risk for biting is something people choosing what type of dog they want must consider, particularly if they have children, plan to have children or take their dog places where there are children. A recent study revealed that in fact some dog breeds bite more frequently than others. The study identified the physical traits and breeds that tend to bite, most often the face, resulting in severe injuries. “It’s good information to have,” stated Austin dog bite attorney Brooks Schuelke, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 – MyPhillyLawyer is pleased to announce that Amirah Syders is the recipient of the 2019 MyPhillyLawyer Justice Scholarship. The scholarship is $2,000 annually with the recipient receiving $2,000 each year, for a period of four years. Amirah, a senior at Central High School of Philadelphia, applied for the scholarship and was successfully interviewed as the 2019 recipient. She obtained a 3.94 GPA in addition to extensively participating in a wide range of extracurricular events such as: Joi’s Back-to-School Donation Drive, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and school track and field. Her […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2019 – A man voluntarily sought help at the Centerstone facility in Bradenton, Florida. The center placed the man on suicide watch, which meant checkups every 15 minutes. A couple days later, he was found dead in a bathroom, at the facility. The man’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the hospital failed to follow its own suicide watch protocol and did not remove all objects that could have been used for self-harm. Surveillance at the facility offers proof that the man was given medication at 9:36 p.m. and no one checked […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury researchers are constantly searching for new ways to help treat brain damage. Yet another discovery may help TBI victims – Xenon gas, a human anesthetic with few side effects. A new study has shown promising results for preventing cognitive damage after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While the study involves mice, it may well have significant ramifications for humans. Xenon gas, an anesthetic drug, apparently prevents long-term cognitive impairment, protects against brain tissue degeneration and increases life expectancy in the wake of a TBI in mice. In fact, […]


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Monticello, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2019 – On June 6, 2019, Sobo & Sobo held an opening ceremony to celebrate the law firm’s new Monticello location, at 533 Broadway, in the heart of Sullivan County. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, organized a ribbon cutting for the event, with many of their members in attendance. Guests included members of the Sullivan County partnership, business owners, honorable judges, family, and friends. At the celebration, guests toured the new facility, mingled, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch courtesy of Orange County Bank & […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2019 – Brand new children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outline that x-rays and blood tests are not recommended for diagnosing a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Neurology have similar guidelines that deal with sport related concussions in child and adult athletes. The CDC’s new guidelines, however, cover concussions as a result of all possible causes, including car accidents, falls and sport head injuries. It is estimated that at least 1 million children in the […]


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Middletown, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2019 – On May 20, 2019, Sobo & Sobo, the largest personal injury firm in the Hudson Valley with over 45 attorneys, announced that Michael D. Wolff, Esq., has been named a partner. “Michael has decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of the law,” says Greg Sobo, the firm’s owner. “We are pleased to launch this next phase of Sobo & Sobo with him as a partner.” Michael is a graduate of State University of New York at Brockport and received his law degree at Quinnipiac College School of Law. He […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2019 – The Florida Supreme Court declared that a law capping damages in medical malpractice lawsuits to be unconstitutional. The Court issued its decision on the 2003 law in June of 2017 in the case Kalitan v. North Broward Hospital District. The law was signed by then Governor Bush in 2003 purportedly to help lower doctors’ high malpractice insurance premiums. The law only affected non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Non-economic damages are those damages awarded for pain and suffering. This is distinguished against economic damages such as lost wages or medical bills […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2019 – Home improvement contractor firm Fidelity Home Energy, based in San Leandro, California has been accused of using discriminatory practices and thereby creating a hostile work environment for employees in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC.) A former employee of the company, Ayesha Faiz who is of Afghan descent, became upset when she learned that Fidelity Home Energy discriminated against customers who were thought to be of Indian or Middle-Eastern descent. Employees were instructed to turn away anyone who was perceived as Indian or Middle-Eastern by […]


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