Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Portland, OR(Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2020 – An Oregon divorce may be over in a few weeks, but it typically takes longer. Oregon is a “no-fault” divorce state. That means a spouse does not have to prove a fault ground for divorce. A spouse may file for a divorce in Oregon if the marriage occurred in Oregon and one spouse still lives in the state. A spouse may also file for a divorce if one spouse has lived in Oregon for at least six months. If neither spouse has lived in Oregon for six months, a spouse can obtain […]


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Orlando, FL ( Law Firm Newswire) June 09, 2020 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Ophelia Bernal-Mora has been named as one of Orlando’s Top Women in Law 2020 by Orlando Style magazine. Being part of an elite group of attorneys who have earned Florida Bar Board Certification in Marital and Family Law, Ms. Bernal-Mora has long been recognized by her peers as a tenacious advocate for her clients. Her selection as one of Orlando’s Top Women in Law by Orlando Style adds to the many accolades Ms. Bernal-Mora has previously received, including being named a Rising […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2020 – The case highlights the importance of understanding the terms of a contract to lease, assign or sell mineral rights in Texas Earlier this year, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas oil and gas case discussing whether a will that purported to transfer “all right, title and interest” in a property included the mineral estates of the property or whether the conveyance was only for the surface estate. Ultimately, the court concluded that the phrase “all right, title and interest” only referred to the surface estate. The […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2020 – New York halted all new criminal trials as of March 16 in line with a statewide stay-at-home order to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of Court Administration made the announcement after several people who visited New York City courthouses contracted COVID-19. A March 13 notice from New York Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts Lawrence K. Marks stated that the jury selection process and new criminal jury trials were postponed until further notice. Pending criminal trials that already started were allowed to proceed to conclusion. New York City’s federal courts […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2020 – Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP has launched a program to offer free basic estate planning documents to frontline health care workers in the San Francisco Bay Area during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   The Palo Alto-based law firm is extending three core estate planning documents – a will, a durable power of attorney and an advance health care directive – to essential workers to thank them for their service. Doctors, nurses, medical support workers, EMTs, police officers, firefighters and other frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis are eligible for […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2020 – Hessig & Pohl, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky has released a new kid’s version of its viral commercial, which has received thousands of views and tons of Internet buzz. The firm’s ad is a sensation in Louisville and far beyond. The original commercial, which features a cast of goofy characters and funny dancing along with an infectious jingle,has received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and is shared around Facebook with surprising speed. “Personal injury marketing is very competitive,” said Hessig & Pohl attorney Martin Pohl. “There […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2020 – Earlier this year, attorney Catherine Meehan, successfully negotiated a settlement for a South Carolina woman who was injured in an accident involving a police vehicle. The $390K settlement included $165,976.67 in past medical expenses, $163,398.68 in future medical fees, and $21,000 in childcare expenses, for the mother of young children. The woman sustained multiple injuries in the accident. Among her injuries were a tear to her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and a labral tear to her left hip. The woman had to undergo reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. Her doctors said […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2020 – Recently, an Alleyton woman died after she was hit by a Freightliner tractor-trailer near Columbus. The 75-year-old walked into the westbound lanes of I-10 at approximately 4:25 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Questions about liability often arise in pedestrian-car wrecks. In most situations, pedestrians have the right of way when crossing at an intersection, whether they are in a marked crosswalk or not. As a result, it is always incumbent on a motorist to be on the lookout for pedestrians. In this case, the wreck […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to welcome Attorney Logan Holmes to its Summerville, South Carolina office. Logan is the firm’s newest associate and his practice areas include Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation. Logan Holmes was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and is the son of longtime Steinberg Law Firm partner Kevin Holmes. He grew up watching his father advocate tirelessly for the rights of families in South Carolina, and always dreamt of one day working alongside him and doing the same. Logan graduated from the University of South Carolina […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 08, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm proudly announces that its senior partner and workers compensation attorney David Pearlman has been named by National Trial Lawyers to its list of Top 100 National Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in South Carolina. Attorney Pearlman is a 42-year veteran lawyer in South Carolina, dedicated to protecting the rights of clients and citizens alike. He has won many landmark cases over his career and has always been a voice for South Carolina’s workers. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list is an exclusive organization for the finest trial attorneys […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 5, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes of the Todd Leonard podcast, here is your chance to catch up. A recent episode featured Dianne Grossman with Mallory’s Army. You can listen to that episode here. In this episode Dianne Grossman, the founder of Mallory’s Army, spoke about her organization. Mallory’s Army was formed in honor of her 12-year-old daughter, Mallory. In June, 2017, Mallory took her own life as a result of horrific bullying. She was an innocent and unique girl that taught those she loved so much about life in her […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2020 – Catherine Meehan, an attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm, joined the MUSC College of Nursing Board of Directors. The position offers an opportunity for Meehan to act as a community leader at MUSC, which ranks sixth in the nation among nursing programs. Before entering law school, Meehan distinguished herself in the medical field. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and then proceeded to the Medical University of South Carolina where she received a B.S. in Nursing. She worked at MUSC as a pediatric nurse for […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 1, 2020, announced that employers with registrations that were selected in the lottery are now eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year 2021, including those petitions that qualify for the advanced degree exemption. Employers will have a 90-day period in which to submit their completed H-1B cap-subject petitions for lottery winning beneficiaries. USCIS has suspended for premium processing of FY2021 H-1B petitions. The agency issued an alert informing petitioners of “a delay in data entry and receipt notice generation” that is […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm is proud to have several of its South Carolina injury attorneys receive the title of 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyer Five of the South Carolina personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm recently earned the title of South Carolina Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service that identifies outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. Super Lawyers are those who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The following South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm were […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast with Vicki Duffy and Elaina Wood of Launching Point, focusing on self-injury awareness listen here. Launching Point is a mission of love and its founders and volunteers are deeply committed to helping people overcome self-inflicted violence. They are the first support group of its kind in New Jersey and are located in Boonton. Launching Point offers a safe environment for those needing a safe place, a place to find hope, a sense of belonging and comfort in the company of others who […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains significant settlement award based on his client’s serious workplace injury The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides a way for injured workers to obtain ongoing compensation after being injured in an on-the-job accident or suffering from an occupational illness. To be eligible for compensation under the South Carolina workers’ compensation system, an employee’s injuries must have occurred within the scope of their employment. Injured employees may be able to recover for the medical expenses, lost time, and permanent disability that […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2020 – In case you missed the latest episode of the Todd Leonard Show with Dr. Gregory Keiser DDS a local oral/maxillofacial dental surgeon and Dr. Jon Molinare who have performed missions all over the world as part of the “Healing the Children” mission, listen here. For over 25 years, a group of doctors have led surgical and dental missions across the globe to help disadvantaged children with serious medical issues. Healing the Children’s vision is “a world where every child has access to good medical care.” The organization has 15 chapters (serving […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Over the past month, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has rapidly spread across the globe, affecting millions of people. To help slow down the spread of the disease, state governments have implemented an escalating series of recommendations to implement social distancing measures – some of which have turned into legal mandates. The effect that these restrictions have on Texas businesses is yet to be seen; however, it appears that it will be significant.  Just last week, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting social gatherings to 10 people, prohibiting eating and […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Healthcare workers regularly exposed to and in direct contact with patients infected with COVID-19 are at an increased risk of becoming infected. In South Carolina, such healthcare workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job exposure to COVID-19. The reports coming in from around the United States provide support for the fact that healthcare workers face a heightened risk of contracting coronavirus greater than other occupations. The CDC states that healthcare professionals “are on the front lines of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2020 – Suicide is an epidemic among U.S. veterans and the number of servicemen and women who take their own lives rises year after year. More veterans have died by their own hand in the last ten years than in the entirety of the Vietnam War. From 1955 to 1975 58,000 soldiers were killed in Vietnam while fighting in the war. In the ten years between 2008 and 2018 more than 60,000 veterans have died by suicide. In the same time period, the total number of suicides declined 18 percent. “Mental healthcare is […]


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