Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 9

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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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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