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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 South Carolina personal injury lawyer Steven E. Goldberg recently received the Leadership in Law Award by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys from across the Palmetto State who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had a positive impact on the legal profession. This prestigious award honors attorneys who go above and beyond what is expected of them as advocates. Attorney Goldberg joins fellow Steinberg Law Firm attorney, David T. Pearlman, as a fellow Leadership in Law honoree, who was selected for the award […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 – The Department of Veteran’s Affairs released a policy statement alerting veterans discharged under the military’s former “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy that they are eligible for VA benefits they previously may have been denied. The announcement came on the tenth anniversary of the repeal of the controversial policy that kept openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military.    Although those discharged under DADT based solely on gay behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status have technically been eligible for benefits, they were originally given an […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2021 – An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation found that a central Illinois grain-handling cooperative allegedly exposed employees to engulfment hazards. The cooperative was accused of violating grain-handling safety standards. Topflight Grain Cooperative Inc. in Monticello received multiple safety citations from OSHA, including three willful, one serious and one other-than-serious. The federal agency issued the citations in connection with a Feb. 19, 2021 incident. Two workers were clearing crops and debris from a bin when soybeans collapsed and surrounded one of them up to the waist. The cooperative is facing $303,510 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2021 – Texas is a large state with 683,533 miles of road and over 22 million registered vehicles. With these numbers, it is no wonder accidents are on the rise. Add in never-ending road construction and repair, heavy trucks hauling cargo and a booming oil industry, and the picture gets even gloomier.   Recently, there have been several accidents that never should have happened but for the lack of care and attention of the drivers involved. In one case, a police officer was injured in one of three crashes in the same location […]


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Summit, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2021 – Gearhart Law, an Intellectual Property law firm based in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the promotion of James Klobucar, Esq. to the position of partner with the firm. Gearhart Law has over 30 years of experience dedicated to Intellectual Property and Patent law and related litigation both nationally and internationally. James Klobucar, Esq., is the firm’s Chair for the Consumer and Design Patents Group. As such, James is responsible for overseeing the consumer and design patent practice group as well as keeping the firm up to date on international and […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2021 To long-time Steinberg Law Firm attorney and recent retiree Kevin Holmes, every case is important. Shortly after announcing his retirement last year, attorney Holmes briefly put his retirement plans on hold to try a case that had special meaning to him. Kevin Holmes’ son, Logan, had recently graduated from Charleston School of Law. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the courts, Kevin Holmes decided that he wanted to be there to support his son in what is a momentous event in any young attorney’s life: his first jury trial.  The case […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against the Episcopal church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Virginia and the larger Episcopal church. Bonetti, who has sued the dioceses and Episcopal priest Robert Hiller Malm, says the dioceses have brushed off his complaints that Malm committed perjury and filed false police reports against Bonetti, including claiming that Bonetti had “stalked,” “threatened,” and “harassed” Malm. In his court filings, Bonetti asserts that Malm has refused to specify how he has been threatened, has engaged […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that co-founding partners, Jonathan H. Freiberger and Jeffrey M. Haber, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. This is Mr. Freiberger’s second, and Mr. Haber’s tenth, consecutive year of selection. Both Messrs. Freiberger and Haber were recognized for their work in business litigation. Super Lawyers Magazine® is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. It recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of professional achievement and by peer recognition. Each […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office delivered a criminal summons to two dog owners in rural Illinois after their pets attacked a FedEx delivery driver and left him so severely injured that he needed an amputation. John E. Lichthardt and Rebecca G. Mazzaro were ordered to appear in court in connection with a complaint about a vicious dog determination. Their two American bulldogs attacked the driver as he was delivering a package in the village of Kampsville in Calhoun County. The dogs started biting the man after charging through a screen door. […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Castronovo & McKinney, LLC has been included in the U.S New & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 12th Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review by leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Being named a 2022 Top 100 Law Firm is a reflection of our firms’ long-standing commitment to serving our clients and the community with the highest standards of professional excellence. Our attorneys […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 Each year, the Charleston Post and Courier holds the Charleston’s Choice Awards. These awards are an opportunity for locals to vote for their favorite businesses and professional organizations across more than 300 categories. This year, more than 30,000 Post and Courier readers voted in the 2021 Charleston’s Choice Awards. The Steinberg Law Firm was named the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. The firm was also a finalist for the Best Law Firm and Best Personal Injury Law Firm categories. Founded in 1927, the firm has represented accident victims in personal injury and workers’ […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 – In exchange for the service to their county, the federal government provides significant benefits to veterans. A recent estimate put the number of veterans who receive benefits at over 9 million. While these benefits have always been crucial, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic made them even more so. However, the dangers of COVID-19 and the development of the COVID019 vaccine have recently raised questions among the veteran community. For example, a recent news outlet reported that President Biden was withholding benefits from unvaccinated veterans, a totally false claim. As it […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – In June, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit Castronovo & McKinney is pursuing against the archdiocese that oversees the St. Theresa School. Our client, a Catholic elementary school art teacher, was fired in 2014 after the school learned she was expecting a child. The principal allegedly told her she was being fired because she was “unmarried and pregnant.” The school argued this case is about “the fundamental freedom of religion” and that our client was fired for violating the school’s moral code. “Sex […]


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Erie, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – Melaragno, Placidi & Parini, Erie’s premier law firm, has launched a brand new commercial – MP2 is there for you. It introduces you to the lead attorneys and informs listeners that this firm has over 70 years of experience handling various types of legal matters.   No one is a number when they retain Melaragno, Placidi & Parini. They are a part of a team working to deal with legal issues, whether car or truck accidents, bankruptcy or family law issues, motorcycle accidents, or criminal defense.   Clients are provided with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2021 – A 67-year-old Harris County man recently sustained serious injuries after two pit bulls attacked him while he was out for a walk.   The man was out for his morning walk when two pit bulls started to attack him. The man tried to back away from the dogs, but they still came after him. Luckily, the attack was captured on a nearby resident’s surveillance camera.   Two men, one carrying a stick and the other holding a crutch, came to the victim’s rescue and scared the dogs away. According to the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – Six building occupants who suffered injuries when a porch collapsed have filed a personal injury lawsuit against a property management company in Chicago, Illinois. The company was accused of negligence and carelessness for failing to act despite knowing about the building’s structural issues.   The lawsuit was filed on July 8, 2021, against Matanky Realty Group, the owner of the West Side building. The complaint claimed the company “improperly operated, managed, maintained and controlled” the property. Its violation of Chicago city codes allegedly resulted in “severe and permanent injuries” to the […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – On August 30, 2021, the Department of State (“DOS”) announced an update to its immigrant visa processing priorities amid ongoing delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. consulates and embassies have been instructed to use a tiered system to determine which categories of immigrant visa applications to process first.   DOS emphasized that family reunification is the top objective of the government’s immigration policy. The Department said its updated visa processing guidance aligns with directions from Congress to prioritize applications for immediate relative visas and K-1 fiancés of U.S. citizens, followed […]


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Hackensack, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – Levin & Malkin is pleased to announce that partner Seth Malkin has been selected to be included in Bergen Magazine’s 2021 list of Top Lawyers. The list is based solely on a peer review of licensed Bergen County attorneys with research developed by Professional Research Services (PRS). Seth Malkin has been recognized by his peers for excellence in personal injury practice and his unwavering commitment to provide powerful representation to injury victims throughout New Jersey. Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, Seth Malkin has a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – Millions of Americans receive Social Security benefits each month. While most recipients qualify based on their work history, the Social Security Administration provides monthly benefits to about five million Americans based on their disability alone. These Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) benefits can make a critical difference in the lives of those with severe disabilities who cannot work due to their conditions. Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, SSI benefits do not require that an applicant have a previous work history. Instead, SSI benefits are available to anyone who is over […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2021 – The lawsuit against Episcopal priest Robert Hiller Malm, who is accused of trying to shut down a former parishioner’s criticism of him by falsely claiming that the parishioner threatened him, is again headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. In a petition for Writ of Mandamus filed by plaintiff Eric Bonetti, he asks the Court to block an order of the Alexandria Circuit Court that imposes confidentiality on discovery. But it doesn’t stop there — it would even prevent publishing of testimony offered in court, or documents referenced in court. “The courts […]


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