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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2019 – Listeners find inspiration each Sunday morning by joining lawyer Todd J. Leonard for his radio show. The show airs at 8 a.m. on WMTR 1250AM. The show spotlights community leaders making a difference in the lives of others. This Sunday Todd welcomes two Morris County Special Olympics basketball coaches. Special Olympics coaches volunteer their time to work with Special Olympic athletes, preparing them for competitions. Participants in this special program learn life-long lessons in sportsmanship and character. Lessons learned on the court, such as teamwork and self-discipline, help the athletes in […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is proud to be presenting on the topic of elder law and long-term care financing at the National Insurance and Financial Advisors Meeting on November 13, 2019. Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq. of Hazen Law Group in Harrisburg will present “Long Term Care Financing.” The meeting will be held at the Giant Foods Community Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on November 13, 2019 from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. “It is the ultimate peace of mind to know that our loved ones are taken care of,” says Olsen. “With […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2019 – Two certified nursing assistants were charged with felony elder abuse for allegedly slapping and mishandling a blind elderly patient at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center in Macclenny, Florida. The nursing assistants were arrested and booked into the Baker County Jail. According to an arrest report from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, the nursing assistants were accused of abusing an 85-year-old woman while helping her get dressed for breakfast. The nursing home fired them after the incident. Surveillance video showed the nursing assistants forcefully push the patient onto a bed. The Sheriff’s […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2019 – A 1.6 percent cost-of-living benefits boost will be given to military retirees and veterans for 2020 and some may see the increase as soon as December. This amount is roughly half of the increase from last year. It will affect around 69 million people. Cost-of-living adjustments, or COLA for short, are calculated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on inflation and consumer spending over the months prior to the calculation. COLA varies widely from year to year. In 2016, no cost-of-living adjustment was made to benefits. In 2017 COLA was […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2019 – The Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco selected attorney Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates to receive the prestigious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award for Excellence in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Elder Law. The association presented the award to Gilfix at its 2019 Annual Gala on November 5, held in San Francisco at Sens Restaurant from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In selecting Mr. Gilfix as the award recipient, the organization described him as a leader, “a Bay Area lawyer who…pioneered the field of […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2019 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has failed to clear up uncertainty surrounding the implementation of its H1-B electronic registration system. In a letter issued on September 30, 2019, the agency said it is continuing to test the new tool ahead of plans to implement it during the fiscal year 2021 cap season. USCIS Acting Director Kenneth Cuccinelli said the tool was retested earlier in September following a redesign in response to feedback from an initial round of testing. He stated that the agency plans to “conduct further outreach and training” […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2019 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment law firm, is representing a Tulane medical school professor in a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the university. This case highlights the breadth and scope of our legal practice in its efforts to eliminate all forms of employment discrimination. The Backdrop In a complaint prepared and filed by partner Douglas Lipsky, our client, Dr. Lesley Saketkoo, an accomplished and esteemed medical professor, alleges that top male professors at Tulane University Medical School of Medicine created a discriminatory and hostile work environment […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2019 – Florida has the worst bicyclist death rate in the United States. The state of Florida dominates U.S. rankings in motor vehicle accidents causing the deaths of bicyclists. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), Florida is almost 60 percent higher than the next closest state in the number of people dying in accidents between vehicles and bicycles. According to the NHTSA, from 2007 to 2016, Florida had 6.2 bicycling deaths per 100,000 people. The closest state to that number was Louisiana, with 3.9 deaths per 100,000 people in the […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 07, 2019 – Lipsky Lowe LLP partner, Douglas Lipsky, was quoted in a recent Teen Vogue feature article about minimum wage rules for college students. The article notes that students who work on campus in many states can be paid less than the state minimum wage when working on campus. Generally, nonprofit educational organizations are exempt from certain provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when hiring student workers. The exemption allows these employers to pay full-time students “subminimum wage” for on campus work. That rate is set at 75 percent […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2019 – Best Lawyers recognizes Attorney Hazen’s dedication to her clients and the practice area, naming her Elder Law Attorney of the Year for the Harrisburg Area. Each year, Best Lawyers releases a list of the top attorneys from each geographical area. The organization recognizes just one attorney from each practice area. Attorneys are first nominated by colleagues before they undergo a thorough peer-review process. The feedback is then analyzed, eligibility checked, and finally, the results are released. The organization released its first list of top attorneys in 1983, and has been a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2019 – A 19-year-old driver was arrested in connection with a car accident in North Port, Florida, that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured three other passengers. A man was also charged in the case for supplying alcohol to minors. A 19-year-old driver was charged with a single count of DUI manslaughter and three counts of DUI with personal injury. She was driving a blue 2010 Toyota SUV that was involved in a one-vehicle rollover crash. Officers from the North Port Police Department arrived at the intersection of Genip Court and Joewood Circle […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2019 – As the prevalence of social media and other online communication channels has grown in popularity over the last couple decades, so has the number and variety of scams that attempt to bilk unsuspecting victims out of their money. Anyone can be fooled by a scam; however, military service members and veterans are targeted by scammers more than the general public and they lose more money to scams than do other groups. A recent study from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) found that veterans who were successfully targeted lost an average of […]


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Charlotte, NC (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2019 – Nick Harling and Sheila Sheng both joined the firm in September, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and invaluable resources to current and future clients. “We are very excited that Nick and Sheila have decided to join Garfinkel Immigration,” co-managing partner Steve Garfinkel said. “Their expertise and extensive experience will increase our already exceptional level of service to clients across numerous industries. “Nick and Sheila are both a natural fit for the firm with outstanding academic achievement, impeccable legal credentials, proven leadership and a commitment to quality service for our […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2019 – The immigration system has been in turmoil, and the number of delays in processing forms, visas and appeals are multiplying. The delays are occurring in spite of immigration attorneys working hard to provide all requested and required forms and updated materials. The most troubling indication of ever-increasing delays and stonewalling within the immigration system comes in the form of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) markedly distancing themselves from working with immigration attorneys. The USCIS no longer makes the effort to talk to the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA). “USCIS has […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2019 – A Florida family is fighting to change a medical malpractice state law that is preventing them from suing a hospital for negligence in the death of a 32-year-old Iraq combat veteran. The Marine was hospitalized in North Florida after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle accident in January. The man did not notify his family about the injury immediately as it was not thought to be life threatening. He died at the hospital while awaiting surgery that kept getting delayed. The man’s mother claimed the hospital’s negligence was to blame […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2019 – Study shows that automobile crashes caused by distracted driving are more severe. A study conducted by the Risk Institute at Ohio State University found that when a distracted driver causes an automobile accident, the collision tends to be more severe and causes more serious injuries and death as compared to crashes that are caused by other means. The study demonstrated that distracted driving accidents are the most severe and cause the most damage and injury when they occur as rear-end collisions or in work zones and on interstate highways. The study […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) Otober 28, 2019 – A former registered nurse pled guilty to multiple felony counts in New York federal court in a conspiracy to distribute opioids with a doctor. Sarah Brown, 42, admitted to aggravated identity theft, health care fraud, conspiring to distribute controlled substances and obstruction of justice. All of the charges are felonies. She faces at least two years in prison for aggravated identity theft and up to 20 years for the remaining charges. Brown’s co-conspirator was Dr. Myra Mabry, 50, an obstetrician-gynecologist who practiced in Catskill and Hudson. She pled guilty to the […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2019 – Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) presented Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards to five Gomez Trial Attorneys at its annual awards dinner “An Evening with Trial Stars” on Friday, October 18 at The US GRANT Hotel. Founder John Gomez, partners Bibianne Fell, Jeremiah Lowe, Jessica Sizemore-Wetzel, and trial attorney Victoria Lazar were recognized for their outstanding trial verdicts over the past year. Fell was honored for the $105,356,000 million verdict in Kali v. Young. Young fraudulently and negligently represented his non-medical treatments as a cure for cancer. The San Diego Superior […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2019 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that co-founding partner, Jeffrey M. Haber, has been named by Super Lawyers magazine to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area for the eighth consecutive year. Mr. Haber was recognized for his work in business litigation. As part of his history of professional achievements, he was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2008-2010 and 2012-2019. Super Lawyers Magazine® is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. It recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of professional achievement […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2019 – Under the current administration, the immigration system has been experiencing many changes. Due to slower population growth, in the United States and other countries, the need for a college-educated workforce grows. However, the number of student visa denials is increasing. Chinese and Middle Eastern students face increased scrutiny. Moreover, the F-2 spouse and child are being denied visas. The current situation places additional hardship on students and their families. “If you are a student on an F-1 visa, there are several things you must do. For instance, for the Student and […]


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