Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – In what police are calling a major pile-up, close to 60 vehicles were involved in crashes on the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue in Chicago this morning. First responders started arriving at the scene about 5:45 a.m. with the first on scene the Chicago Fire Department. Overnight weather conditions, which included snow and ice resulted in low traction on the Expressway that resulted in multiple vehicle collisions. At least 14 have been taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and another 32 were evaluated and provided with treatment at the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – A 31-year-old male driver was arrested after causing a car accident on Interstate-75 that resulted in a woman’s death. He was charged with DUI manslaughter for being under the influence of drugs and driving with a suspended or revoked license involving death. Authorities said the driver, Jeremy Guerrero, had methamphetamines in his system at the time of the crash in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was booked into Hillsborough County Jail. “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts the lives of everyone on the road in danger,” commented Robert Joyce, […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes of the Todd Leonard podcast, make sure to listen to the interview with Judy Pedersen, MSW from Hearts of Hope. Access the episode here. The episode featured Hearts of Hope Founder and Executive Director, Judith Pedersen, MSW. The Hearts of Hope mission is to create hope “one heart at a time.” Judy’s commitment to helping those who are grieving and lost a loved one is unparalleled. They have given over 125,000 ceramic hearts worldwide. When tragedy occurs, Hearts of Hope swings into action, marrying art […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided in a March 3, 2020, decision that federal law does not preempt a state’s ability to prosecute individuals for providing false information when seeking employment. The court sided with Kansas in Kansas v. Garcia, 17-834, in deciding that the state could convict undocumented immigrants under its identity theft laws without interfering with federal immigration laws. The case concerned Ramiro Garcia and two other undocumented individuals who used stolen Social Security numbers to get jobs. All three were convicted of identity theft under Kansas laws after being […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm is proud to have two of its young South Carolina injury attorneys receive the title of 2020 South Carolina Rising Star Two attorneys from Steinberg Law Firm have been named as 2020 South Carolina Rising Stars by the attorney rating service, Super Lawyers. The organization Super Lawyers identifies outstanding attorneys in more than 70 practice areas. Those named as Super Lawyers have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. South Carolina Rising Stars have been practicing for less than 10 years, or are less than 40 […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2020 – A November 2019 Trump administration proposal would change the way continuing disability reviews occur for thousands of Social Security disability recipients. The Social Security Administration (SSA) dispenses disability benefits in two main ways. The SSA provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to individuals according to their prior Social Security tax contributions and work history. The SSA provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to individuals according to their disability status and inability to work. About 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, while 8 million receive SSI. The SSA conducts continuing disability reviews to determine […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – A woman sued an indoor amusement park in Lakeland, Florida, after her 10-year-old son suffered serious injuries in a fall from a zip line attraction. The incident took place at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park on September 1. The child’s mother, Kimberly Barnes, filed a lawsuit against UATP Management, the owner of the facility. She is seeking damages in excess of $15,000. The lawsuit accused three of the park’s employees of failing to secure her son’s harness and conduct necessary safety checks before releasing him from the launch platform. “Parents […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – A November 2019 Trump administration proposal would change the way continuing disability reviews occur for thousands of Social Security disability recipients. The Social Security Administration (SSA) dispenses disability benefits in two main ways. The SSA provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to individuals according to their prior Social Security tax contributions and work history. The SSA provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to individuals according to their disability status and inability to work. About 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, while 8 million receive SSI. The SSA conducts continuing disability reviews to determine […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 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) February 27, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast with Wendy and Steven Sefcik listen here. Todd was honored to have Wendy and Steven discuss the passing of their son, T.J., as a result of committing suicide when he was 16. Despite their unspeakable heartache, they shared their story and provided great insights on ways to prevent teen suicides. Their strength and courage is truly inspiring. Since the Sefciks’ started their campaign on suicide and teen depression, they have spoken to over 30,000 students, educators, parents and mental health professionals. In […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2020 – Earlier this month, Summerville Journal Scene reported that its readers voted the Steinberg Law Firm as the best law firm in Summerville. The Summerville Journal Scene is a local publication that dates back to the 1940s. The paper is delivered weekly to over 22,000 homes in the Dorchester County area. Summerville Communications, Inc., the parent company of Summerville Journal Scene, also publishes the Berkeley Independent and The Gazette. The Steinberg Law Firm is a local Summerville personal injury and workers’ compensation firm that has offices located in Summerville, Goose Creek, and […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2020 – In case you missed the episode form the Todd Leonard Show with Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento listen here: Hands Up For Haiti (HUFH) is a medical humanitarian organization to ensuring there is a sustainable and positive impact on the health of those who live in northern Haiti. This is accomplished by directly collaborating with, supporting and educating the Haitian medical community by delivering direct care and educational programs. Hands Up For Haiti also partners with allied organizations to get the job done. Dr. LoFrumento is the co-founder of HUFH, and is […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – A senior official of the New York City Department of Education was arrested on child enticement and possession of child pornography charges after an undercover operation led by police officers in Neenah, Wisconsin. David A. Hay, former deputy chief of staff for Chancellor Richard Carranza, was charged in federal court as the alleged incident that led to his arrest occurred across state lines. He could face 10 years to life in prison if convicted. Hay was fired after his arrest. A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Hay used […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2020 – A 42-year-old man died in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Chicago, Illinois, while he was returning home from watching a Chicago Bears football game with friends. Eric Smith was riding a motorcycle at around 2 a.m. when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver in a car. He was thrown off his motorcycle upon impact. Smith’s girlfriend, KaSandra Hunt, saw the crash in the rearview mirror of her SUV while driving ahead of him. The accident occurred when they were slowing down as Smith’s motorcycle needed gas. “Getting behind the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast featuring Lee Vartan Esq., Board of Directors Vice Chair of Daytop Treatment Facility, New Jersey, listen here. Vartan is one of New Jersey’s premier criminal defense and trial attorneys with deep ties in the community. He has served as a member of Daytop New Jersey’s Board of Directors since 2015. Daytop New Jersey provides affordable and exceptional treatment to adolescents and adults struggling with addictions, substance use and mental health disorders. Daytop serves for 1,000 people each year and has a long, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – An injured employee was awarded damages of $3.3 million after an Illinois jury found that his former employer retaliated against him for filing workers’ compensation claims. Richard Jankowski filed a lawsuit against Dean Foods alleging retaliation and disability discrimination in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The company refused to allow him to resume working after he became injured in the workplace and declined to perform tasks that violated his medical restrictions. Jankowski filed for workers’ compensation after his injury. According to court documents, Jankowski was injured and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2020 – Texas appellate court discusses when employment arbitration contracts are valid. Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment case discussing the enforceability of an arbitration agreement. An arbitration contract is a contractual provision by which the parties agree to forego their right to file certain lawsuits in court against the other party to the agreement. Instead, the parties agree that all disputes included in the agreement will be resolved through arbitration. The rules of arbitration are generally less formal, and arbitration can be a quicker and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2020 – The Justice Department in October 2018, argued to the United States Supreme Court that it does not violate federal law if employers discriminate against employees based upon their gender identity. The DOJ’s position was proffered during oral arguments in a case out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit where a Michigan funeral home fired an employee because the employee was transgender. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in front of the Justices that a civil rights law banning workplace sex discrimination does not cover transgender bias. The […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – In case you missed the episode of the Todd Leonard Show featuring Dana Gooditis and her team from Operation Jersey Cares, listen here. Operation Jersey Cares, located in Somerville, New Jersey works hard to “honor the men and women who provide us with the blanket of freedom we all sleep so soundly under.” Their powerful motto is: “Never again shall one generation forget another.” Operation Jersey Cares continues to support all currently deployed veterans and loyal military families. The organization assists veterans and their families transition back into civilian life. Operation […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2020 – Nationally, car accidents remain at the top of the list for leading causes of death. Whether it due to driver error, environmental factors or driving under the influence, automobile crashes are incredibly common across the United States. Texas stands at No.1 place in the number of fatal car crashes and the number of deaths. This situation is not projected to get better. In an effort to bring down the rate of fatal car accidents across Texas the Department of Transportation (TxDot) launched the #EndTheStreakTX campaign. Since the initiation of the campaign, […]


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