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Alexandria, VA, February 02, 2023 (Law Firm Newswire) Amid concerns about the conduct of police officers nationwide, Anglican Watch, the unofficial watchdog publication for the Episcopal Church, has condemned the City of Alexandria, Virginia, police department for biased policing. The announcement comes as a result of the following: The police department’s refusal to investigate allegations of perjury by an Episcopal priest in the city, despite multiple requests, including emails to Chief of Police Don Hayes; The city attorney’s refusal in writing to investigate these allegations; Multiple complaints by persons of color and the LGBTQ+ community of bias. “This matter has […]


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New York, NY, January 31, 2023 (Law Firm Newswire) Austin Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. is now licensed in the State of New York. He is moving his business and real estate operations to his New York office in the near future. Hailing from Texas, Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has over two decades of legal experience and hundreds of trials in Texas and Federal Courts. Now armed with a New York license Hernandez says “The financial center of the world is in New York, and some of the top real estate and businesses in the world are in New […]


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San Diego, CA, January 27, 2023 (Law Firm Newswire) General Motors faces one lawsuit under California’s lemon law for every 78 vehicles it sells in the state, according to the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG). In collaboration with the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation and Frontier Group, CALPIRG examined more than 34,000 lemon lawsuits filed in California state courts between 2018 and 2021. The report reveals that some auto manufacturers face a higher number of lemon lawsuits per vehicle sold than others. According to the report, the five automakers who saw the highest number of lemon […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2023 – On October 1, 2022, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the expansion of its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to veterans of all eras. Before the expansion, the program provided a monthly stipend to full-time caregivers of seriously ill or injured Veterans who served on or after September 11, 2022. The change expands the program to all qualifying Veterans, including those who served after May 7, 1975, and before September 11, 2001. Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Service-connected disabilities and advancing age can significantly impact […]


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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2023 – Take a MOTORCYCLE TRIP Against Service Related Cancer on May 13, 2023 This change the law charity event is not just for motorcycle riders. This is for the entire family, local community leaders, and local businesses. The topics are motorcycle rider safety and helping military vets with cancer and other service-related illnesses. A primary goal is to get legal protections for surviving families and their spouses in the CA court system. The rumbling of motorcycles and a ride with fellow vets in the San Bernardino Mountains is about as legit […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2023 – Thousands of veterans became eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care starting October 1, 2022, under a new law that expands benefits for toxic-exposed former service members. Certain Vietnam War, Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans are among those who can now obtain health care benefits under the PACT Act during a yearlong open enrollment period. President Biden signed the PACT Act into law on August 10, 2022. The legislation broadens VA health care to veterans who were sickened by environmental exposures such as chemicals and pollution during their military […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2023 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced twelve new “Compassionate Allowance” (CAL) conditions. Many Florida social security disability insurance (SSDI) applicants are met with long processing times, extensive waiting periods, and initial denials before eventually securing benefits under the program. The expansion is likely to impact a significant number of Floridians applying for benefits under the program. Florida Social Security Disability Benefits The SSDI program is a federal program that provides financial assistance to individuals who meet the SSA’s requirements for disability. The program pays benefits to “insured” individuals and their […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2023 – Levy Goldenberg LLP announced today that it has launched its new website, levygoldenberg.com. Our firm is a leading litigation practice representing business interests throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, focused on commercial disputes and real estate litigation. We bring to bear formidable litigation, negotiation, and trial skills and have an impressive record of success in all manner of legal proceedings. Founding partners Adam Michael Levy and Andrew Goldenberg have decades of combined experience handling complex commercial litigations in both state and federal, as well as alternative dispute resolution venues. We […]


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Calhan, CO (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2023 – Client acquisition costs for lawyers have skyrocketed over the past few years. Across-the-board, lawyers and law firms are paying more just to generate leads and acquire clients. On average, trusts and estates attorneys spend between $50 and $350 per lead generated, and $500 to $2,000 to acquire a new client. While these numbers may be eye-popping to some lawyers, most will recognize the trend. In fact, new research shows that escalating client acquisition costs are impacting profits for nearly all types of businesses. Overall, costs to acquire a new client are […]


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San Diego, CA, January 4, 2023 (Law Firm Newswire) Mercedes-Benz issued a recall for nearly 28,000 vehicles over fire risks associated with faulty wiring. Although Mercedes Benz wants to sell 25 percent of its cars online by 2025, the “risk of fire” recalls call into question the safety of its newer vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Safety Recall Report, the following Mercedes-Benz vehicles are subject to the recall: 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz GT43 2019-2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS53 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz E450 Wagon 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz E53 Cabriolet 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz E53 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz GT53 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 […]


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San Diego, CA, December 28, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) Upside-down information screens. Sudden losses of power while driving in heavy California traffic. Batteries responding to a full charge and catching on fire. Exploding airbags. These are just a few issues California consumers reported in 2022 under California’s lemon law. Formally known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the lemon law protects those who buy or lease vehicles at retail, only to face ongoing auto troubles. Only a fraction of lemon law claims went to trial in California in 2021. But if a claim is one that has to go to […]


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San Diego, CA, December 20, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) Tesla, General Motors, and Mercedes Benz topped the list of most popular vehicle makes in the third quarter of 2022. Yet all three companies face recalls, which may lead to disappointed consumers. Sales data and statistics from GoodCarBadCar show an overall decline in new vehicle sales throughout the United States, with domestic and foreign automakers seeing a downturn. Several automakers rallied in the third quarter to boost their numbers. These automakers, including Tesla, General Motors, and Mercedes Benz, are household names in the US. Yet even as their new vehicle sales […]


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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2022 – Chase Law & Associates, PA has hired two Miami litigators, Nico Jiminez and Hubie Menendez, to join the firm’s Miami Beach practice. Chase Law is a commercial litigation and real estate firm led by former prosecutor Ken Chase. The firm executes on a highly aggressive and vigorous litigation style modeled after northeast and Los Angeles-based law firms. The firm’s focus is on high quality writing, loyal long-term clients, federal and state court practices in Florida, California, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas and the District of Columbia, and a range of […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2022 – A sanitation worker was hit by a car on March 3, 2021, just before 11:30 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey. The man was collecting trash at the time of the accident. After the car struck the worker, the driver fled the scene. The hit-and-run left the victim with critical bodily injuries. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital’s emergency room. A worker injured in a job-related accident may seek compensation for the injuries, time off work, and medical care. Workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy in New Jersey for an […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2022 – A dog groomer at a nationwide pet store chain received a $300,000 settlement in her dog bite claim with the help of Chicago law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. The plaintiff was a young woman who worked at Petco. She was injured after suffering a dog bite. While Petco was the woman’s employer, the company was not a party to the claim. The dog bite claim was filed against the dog’s owner, who dropped their dog off at Petco for grooming services. Briskman Briskman & Greenberg was successful in obtaining $300,000 […]


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SAN DIEGO, CA, December 14, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – Jeep manufacturer FCA US LLC recently agreed to a buyback settlement totaling nearly $170,000 for the owners of a Jeep with dangerous defects. In 2021, plaintiffs Maxwell and Veronica purchased a new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for approximately $65,000. However, within two months of their purchase, the pair began experiencing a series of dangerous defects in their new vehicle. On several occasions, the transmission failed to engage, causing the engine to race without moving. When the transmission did engage, it would jump in and out of gears without warning. At times, the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2022 – For several years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has worked to eliminate a significant backlog of veterans’ disability claims. Yet some critics say that certain attempts to reduce the backlog have made it worse. The backlog of disability claims reached a peak of over 600,000 cases in 2013 after new claims from veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars filled the system. Today the backlog stands at about 150,000 cases. The VA aims to reduce the backlog to 100,000 cases by 2024. To reduce its backlog, the VA has implemented […]


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Fergus Falls, MN (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2022 – Recently, Sommers Schwartz learned that a former Lake Region Healthcare Corporation doctor is capturing the limelight of Minnesota news. Dr. Zvi Levran has over thirty-three years of experience practicing urology. The former Minnesota hockey team doctor has been charged in Oakland County, Michigan, for sexual misconduct. Dr. Zvi Levran, a community-known urologist, provided medical care to youth hockey players in Michigan from 2000 and 2011. He then moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where he practiced urology from 2011 to 2018. By the summer of 2018, he moved back to Metro […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 08, 2022 – Federal authorities conducted an undercover investigation of a 38-year-old postal worker who collected over $150,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. The woman filed a claim for an on-the-job accident. She said that she sprained her right knee while performing her duties as a mail carrier. The probe into the postal worker’s disability statements and income showed that the woman started a business after filing for worker’s compensation. She received her business license from the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services. Additional proof of her business included advertising her food truck […]


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NEW YORK, NY December 6, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – Mitchell Littman, a professor at the Brooklyn Law School, gave an informative lecture in his Transactional Skills for Startups class. As he started his Zoom meeting, he welcomed singer-songwriter John Legend to speak about his investing experience. Grammy Award-winning musician and a veteran investor for several business startups, Legend began to share how he compares startups through a dashboard software created by one of his advisors. His insights shed light on how people should effectively evaluate startups in their early stages. John Legend shared four crucial factors to consider when […]


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