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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 02, 2020 – A recent news story detailed a lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods by the family of a deceased worker who contracted COVID-19 at work. Tyson is not alone; there are now many nursing homes, cruise lines and bigger retailers, such as Walmart, facing COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuits. According to a news release put out by the Tyson worker’s family, at least 18 workers had died because of COVID-19 infections. The family’s attorney alleges that the rate of infection at the plant is “grossly disproportionate” to the nation’s general population. The Texas Department […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2020 – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is called the hallmark injury of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan era. According to a new meta-analysis of previous studies, it could also be linked to a twofold increase in risk for dementia later in life. These findings are based on an analysis of 13 previous studies from four continents involving 1,693,678 participants. Researchers wanted to know if these patients had a higher risk for dementia 17 years after their diagnosis. The research supported that claim and showed a 50 percent increase in risk of developing […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2020 – According to the Social Security Administration, more than 70 million Americans receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The purpose of these benefits is to provide a reliable source of income for retired workers and the disabled. Due to inflationary pressures, the Social Security Administration adjusts the maximum amount of benefits each year. This is referred to as a cost-of-living adjustment. Recently, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment for 2021 will be 1.3 percent. This year’s increase is lower than last year’s which was 1.6 percent, and is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2020 – A 17-year old budding baseball player from Waxahachie, Texas recently died from injuries sustained in a collision with an 18-wheeler. The accident happened on U.S. Highway 287 near Waxahachie High School. Although the teen was taken to the nearest medical facility and put on life support, he succumbed to his injuries during transfer to another hospital. The accident happened around 2:00 p.m. The teen’s vehicle was heading south on U.S. 287 when the driver apparently lost control, slid through the median and hit the big rig head-on. The driver was ejected. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2020 – In the nearly two decades since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent war in Iraq and Afghanistan, tens of thousands of VA disability claims related to burn pit exposure have been filed. According to VA records, up to 80 percent of them are denied. Burn pits have been used for years at U.S. deployment locations in the Middle East and Asia, as far back as the Gulf War, to get rid of waste. Veterans say they burned human waste, electronics, jet fuel and more […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 24, 2020 – On October 1, 2020, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction that stops the Trump Administration from enforcing a temporary ban on the issuance of H-1B visas and three other categories of nonimmigrant visas, as well as admission of persons already holding those visas to the United States. Judge Jeffrey S. White’s ruling in National Association of Manufacturers et al. v. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) et al. enjoins the Department of State and DHS from implementing Section 2 of […]


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Brewster, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2020 – Attorneys Michael LoGiudice and Katherine E. Smith have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, a Manhattan Federal District Court, alleging that corrections officers at Rikers Island ran a scheme that used favored inmates as violent forces, ultimately resulting in inmates violently slashing our client’s face and breaking his jaw. The complaint alleges that our client became a victim of the scheme, dubbed the “World Tour,” after getting into an argument with a corrections officer at Rikers. The lawsuit also alleges that our client was repeatedly relocated to […]


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Ridgewood, NJ(Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2020 – NPZ Law Group is a premier legal practice dedicated to advising individuals, families and businesses on developments in the nation’s immigration laws. With President-elect Joe Biden slated to take office on Jan. 20, 2021, we anticipate a number of immigration reforms will be put into effect within the incoming administration’s first 100 days. These include: * Changes in H-1B visas — Removing limits on per-country employment-based visas and other reforms to enable more highly skilled workers to obtain visas * Changes in family-based immigration — Recognizing spouses and unmarried children of green […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2020 – The United State Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a variety of benefits to former members of the armed forces. These benefits are in recognition of servicemembers’ commitment to their country, as well as the effects that a disability, disease or other injury can have on a veteran and their family. VA also provides monthly cash payments to the surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents or servicemembers who died during active military service, or after discharge from military service, as a result of a service-connected disability. Recently, a democratic lawmaker […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2020 – This case illustrates why both employers and employees must take special care to address important issues raised by the opposing party A Texas appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case discussing whether the employee was required to pursue his claim against his employer through the arbitration process. Ultimately, the court concluded that the employee’s decision to file a case in court, rather than pursue arbitration, was permitted. The Facts of the Case The plaintiff was employed as a truck washer and detailer. After being fired, he […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2020 – The Chevrolet Bolt or Chevrolet Bolt EV is a front-motor, five-door all-electric subcompact hatchback sold by Chevrolet. It was developed and manufactured in partnership with LG Corporation whose battery technology is being used to power the car. Production of the Bolt began in 2017. The Bolt’s battery uses “nickel-rich lithium-ion” chemistry. Reports of Bolt EV fires follow a familiar pattern. Most reported EV fires occur when the vehicle is parked and charging. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) has opened an investigation into fires that occurred in Chevrolet […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire)November 11, 2020 – The Elite Lawyer designation recognizes attorneys who have displayed exceptional levels of competence in professional practice. Peers or members of the review committee nominate attorneys for this honor. Army Combat Veteran and Law Professor A U.S. Army veteran and adjunct law professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Nicholson has extensive legal experience. A former Indiana public defender, he has vast expertise working with clients accused of misdemeanors and felonies, traffic offenses, drug cases/crimes, DUI, probation violations, and more. Additionally, attorney Mark Nicholson also practices family law, personal injury, small […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire)November 10, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic changed life in America in innumerable ways. From the new norm of social distancing to working from home and distance learning, life may never fully return to the “old normal” as concerns about COVID-19 seem only to grow as time passes. As of mid-July, New Jersey has had over 180,000 cases of COVID-19, and, tragically, more than 15,000 residents have died from the virus. While the virus impacts people from all backgrounds and ways of life, studies have shown that it disproportionately affects those who work outside the home.  […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire)October 22, 2020 – Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against the Sumner County Board of Ed (BoE) and Robert Ring, a teacher at Joe Shafer Middle School, alleging gross negligence in BoE’s failure to protect a student from sexual assault, battery, and exploitation by one of their own teachers, Ring. Ring is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. “Sumner County failed our client and other students in their charge in the worst possible ways,” said Penny McElhaney, who is representing the family. “The school board allowed a sexual predator to operate […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2020 – For many veterans, the benefits provided by the Veterans Administration are crucial. These benefits offer veterans assistance with paying for higher education (GI bill), home loans, insurance, healthcare and assisted living. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for same-day medical care has continued to be a major concern for many veterans. Recently, the VA announced that it is transitioning to a new urgent care provider. Beginning on September 1, the VA move from TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc., which is part of UnitedHealth Group. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2020 – After decades of waiting, Vietnam veterans suffering from ailments believed to be linked to exposure to Agent Orange could finally be eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Senate approved an expansion of the list of diseases with a presumptive link to Agent Orange exposure, paving the way for more than 22,000 veterans to receive VA compensation.  The Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020 received overwhelming bipartisan support and was passed by a 94-6 vote. It adds bladder cancer, Parkinson’s Disease-like symptoms and hypothyroidism to the list of […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire)November 4, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many New Jersey families. Indeed, as of mid-July, New Jersey has seen over 180,000 cases of the virus and, tragically, more than 15,000 residents have died from complications related to COVID-19. Many of those who lost their lives from COVID-19 caught the virus while at work. However, in recent months, families have faced significant challenges when recovering workers’ compensation death benefits for losing their loved ones.  The hurdle facing families has primarily been proving that their loved one’s COVID-19 was “work-related” as defined […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to expand the scope of biometric data it can require of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. The proposal was published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2020. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within DHS, currently requires foreign nationals to provide photographs, signatures and fingerprints when filing for immigration benefits. Under the new rules, applicants will be asked to submit additional personal information including iris scans, palm prints, voice prints and facial images as part of the immigration application […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2020 – Texas is leading the nation in vehicle accident deaths. Over the last two decades, roughly 970,000 Texans have died in vehicle accidents. In 2019 the death rate was 1.26 fatalities per one hundred million vehicle miles traveled. Each day, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, ten residents die in auto collisions. The top two causes for car crashes are speeding and DUI. To understand just how high the vehicle accident rate is in Texas, one person is killed every 2 hours and 26 minutes, one person is injured every 2 […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2020 – A former high school faculty member in Newark, New York, was taken into federal custody for multiple child pornography charges. He was accused of using Snapchat to entice a 14-year-old minor, whose identity was not disclosed. Matthew Holland, 28, was arrested earlier this year and charged with online enticement of a minor and production, receipt and possession of child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice said he recently resigned as a faculty member at Newark High School. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia learned of a Snapchat user that had […]


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