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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – Since the advent of Uber and other ride-share applications, ride-hailing services have become one of the more popular ways to get around. The number of rides across America, including in Philadelphia, soar annually. However, along with the increased number of rides comes an increase in Uber accidents. A higher number of accidents is not the only problem. Uber is also negatively impacting other factors like higher traffic fatalities, drastic declines in transit use and increased traffic congestion. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) certainly have a place in the mobility network of each […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – New Jersey personal injury attorney Todd J. Leonard recently recovered a $3,100,000 settlement on behalf of his client who suffered serious injuries in an airport slip and fall accident in Essex County, New Jersey. The accident occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport in February 2014. Leonard’s client was disembarking from a US Airways flight. She had to disembark onto the tarmac instead of a jetway due to the small size of the commuter plane. After stepping onto the tarmac, she slipped on icy pavement and fell. She sustained serious injuries to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – Los Angeles based California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that it has brought several lemon-law lawsuits on behalf of California consumers against numerous major automakers, such as FCA US LLC, Hyundai Motor America, Mercedes-Benz USA, and others. The lawsuits were filed by CCA in the Superior Court of California for the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Tulare, Riverside, and others. CCA partner Michael H. Rosenstein, Esq. commented that, “the recent round of lawsuits filed by CCA are part of our ongoing efforts to advocate for California consumers throughout the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2019 – A Miami driver faces multiple charges in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Hialeah, Florida. The police officers who arrested him found several beer cans on the floor of his car’s front passenger side. Authorities identified the driver of the nighttime crash as 40-year-old man. He was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident involving a death. A 63-year-old female passenger in an SUV died after the man struck her vehicle. Records indicated the man had a suspended driver’s license and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2019 – A federal court recently ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs violated a law that requires it to approve claims for veteran’s emergency room fees not covered by private insurance. The VA may now be required to pay out billions of dollars in reimbursements to veterans. The case involved the VA’s own interpretation of VA policy regarding emergency room fees. The law intended to make the VA the secondary insurance payer for any private-emergency room expense left over after the primary insurance policy pays its portion. However, the VA was denying […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is participating in a free informational session and discussion at Cumberland Crossings in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 15, 2019. Marielle F. Hazen, Esq., will lead an information-packed session on Elder Law, Estate Planning and Nursing Home Planning for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families and caregivers. Marielle Hazen is a nationally recognized Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and the founder of Hazen Law Group. At Hazen Law Group, Attorney Marielle Hazen and her team dedicate their practice to helping aging Americans navigate the various elder law issues they […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a free mobile application (app) for veterans and their caregivers that organizes several tools and resources to help veterans take charge of their health care. The VA has developed several apps to extend services beyond the walls of VA medical facilities and to help veterans and their caregivers manage their health care. The VA Online Scheduling app lets veterans request and track appointments. The VA Video Connect app secures video visits with the VA care team. The PTSD Coach app gives veterans information […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2019 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm of Denville, New Jersey, obtained a $3,965,000 settlement in a Morris County car accident crash that left a woman with serious orthopedic injuries, as well as a traumatic brain injury. The firm’s client was driving northbound on Bernardsville Road in Mendham, when an oncoming vehicle hit her car head-on after crossing the road’s centerline. The accident occurred on March 28, 2017, during the course of her employment as a successful local realtor. Attorney Todd J. Leonard filed a lawsuit against the defendant, the driver of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2019 – A Florida woman who worked as a certified nursing aide in a Melbourne assisted living facility was charged with abuse of an elderly person and lewd and lascivious molestation of an elderly person. The woman, 39, was arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting an elderly male patient she was caring for at the Brookshire assisted living facility. The patient had dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The nursing aide allegedly sexually assaulted the patient in the middle of the night on December 13, 2018. Her coworkers at the facility called the police […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2019 – Veterans are particularly vulnerable to homelessness. The Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, which provides housing vouchers to veterans who are persistently at-risk of homelessness, seeks to change that. Research shows that the program is very successful in doing so, however the recently negotiated 2020 federal budget does not include any increase in funding for HUD-VASH. HUD-VASH is a collaborative effort from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The first HUD-VASH vouchers were issued during the Clinton administration and the program […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2019 – Several pros and cons exist surrounding the decision to file for a premium processing service or not. The premium processing service offers expedited processing for certain employment-based petitions or applications. For those petitions or applications, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guarantees a 15-calendar day processing, or it refunds the fee. If the fee is repaid, the case continues to receive expedited processing. For those wishing to learn more about the premium processing service, visit here. “For those who wish to file for the premium processing service, you need to […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2019 – Following a seven-week jury trial in the Nevada District Court, Enterprise Counsel Group (ECG) Partner Anjuli Woods successfully defended client, Frederick Chin, in the case entitled LLV Holdco, LLC v. Atalon Management Group LLC, et al. against a $15 million claim. In 2007, following the near collapse of LLV Holdco, LLC and its affiliates (plaintiffs), who were the developers of Lake Las Vegas, Mr. Chin was brought on as Chief Restructuring Officer. While holding that position, Mr. Chin successfully steered the plaintiffs through bankruptcy. In this lawsuit, however, the plaintiffs sought […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2019 – To maintain the practice of general law Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC has changed its name to Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC Attorneys at Law effective immediately. The firm has integrated more transactional, international, and real estate work into its practice and although it maintains the trial law department is also now handling non-trial matters including estate planning, licensing, tax protests, administrative law, and other areas of law that do not necessarily need a trial lawyer to handle. Established in 2001 Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC Attorneys at […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2019 – Elliotte Quinn of Steinberg Law Firm has been named as one of Charleston Business Magazine’s 2019 Best and Brightest Under 35. This honor is bestowed upon the most impressive young professionals who demonstrate career success as well as a willingness to serve their communities. “We are extremely proud to say that Elliotte is a member of the Steinberg Law Firm family,” said David Pearlman, partner at the Steinberg Law Firm. “He is an asset to our firm and to the Charleston community at large. He is truly deserving of this distinction.” […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2019 – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and 27 other organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) opposing the discontinuation of a crucial immigration program for military families. The letter, dated July 30, 2019, called on Acting DHS Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli and DOD Secretary Mark T. Esper to maintain the military Parole in Place (PIP) program to protect the undocumented spouses, children and parents of service members from deportation. […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2019 – In its newly published annual report, titled Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) says that 69 people in New Jersey were killed while working in 2017. The trade union organization published the report in April. The data was drawn from the U.S. Department of Labor statistics for 2017, the most recent year. In total, 5,147 workplace fatalities were reported in the United States, and an estimated 95,000 more succumbed to a work-related illness. New Jersey’s 69 deaths in […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2019 – The Department of Defense (DoD) processed almost $1 billion in improper travel payments in the last three years. The payments were made to members of the armed forces and to civilian employees of the department from 2016 to 2018, found an analysis from the Government Accountability Office. When something goes awry with the travel expense reimbursement process, it is considered an improper travel payment. For some that means no payment at all, for others it could be that the wrong amount was paid out. “Although the numbers are surprising, they are […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2019 – Perhaps no group of Americans has been subject to a greater increase in racial profiling over the last two decades than those of Middle Eastern descent. When it comes to air travel, those prejudices are even more acute. But when American corporations condone — and engage in — such practices, the damage inflicted on the victims can last a lifetime. Such was the experience for one United States citizen, whose racial profiling at the hands of Delta Air Lines not only left him humiliated and hospitalized, it resulted in the […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2019 – After six-years of fighting, LaBovick Law Group settles case on pedestrian accident. Brian LaBovick and Peter Hunt, attorneys at LaBovick Law Group, obtained an $8.2 million settlement on behalf of a pedestrian struck by an SUV driven by a teenager. On January 18, 2014, Charles Jacobus was attempting to cross North Military Trail to catch a bus when he was struck by an SUV traveling southbound on North Military Trail near 45th Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. The driver of the SUV was a teenager who had just […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2019 – San Francisco employment law firm McCormack & Erlich awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to Renato Flores, a student at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Flores was selected as the 2019 scholarship recipient based on the strength of his personal statement, which conveyed his passion for being a positive force for change in championing workers’ rights and advocating on behalf of those who lack a voice in the workplace. “We are proud to be able to contribute toward the cost of Renato’s legal studies and help him move […]


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