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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2018 – In November, Attorney Marc Lopez spoke at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s (ICLEF) 2018 DWI at Trial legal conference. In Indiana, practicing lawyers are required to attend several hours of continuing legal education seminars on a yearly basis. ICLEF is a leader in this field, and its annual DWI at Trial conference is the absolute premier legal education symposium of its kind in Indiana. Whether attendees are seasoned veterans or relative newcomers to DUI/OVWI law, this seminar had something to teach participants about everyone’s favorite strict liability crime. Attorney Marc […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2018 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning three potential changes to the H-1B visa lottery system. The planned changes could have significant impact on the way USCIS processes H-1B petitions and result in H-1B petitions for more highly educated beneficiaries winning the H-1B lottery in greater numbers. The three key changes are: a requirement for employers to pre-register prospective H-1B workers, a prioritization of petitions based on compensation and skill, and a switch in the order of the two-part H-1B lottery. The agency has yet to announce a formal proposal […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2018 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) opened three new offices in order to boost its fraud prevention and investigation efforts for the disability benefits program. The offices are called Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units. They are located in Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The units were established to expand the CDI Program which has 43 offices located in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The nationwide program is the SSA’s leading anti-fraud initiative. “It is reassuring to see that the SSA is proactively taking steps to […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, and workers’ compensation attorney, Jeffrey S. Gross, Esq., discussed misconceptions labourers have about workers’ compensation and how using medical marijuana may result in an injury claim being denied. Getting hurt on the job is a worker’s worst nightmare. How are the bills going to be paid? Are the injuries bad enough to mean being permanently out of work? What happens if the claim is denied? Is there an appeal process? The most important thing that any worker needs to know […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2018 – A software problem at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has caused thousands of student veterans to receive incorrect or delayed housing allowances for the new school year and other benefits they are eligible for via the Forever GI Bill. Former service members attending school using the GI Bill were scheduled to receive their second housing stipend for the semester on October 1. Some veterans did not receive payments at all, while others were paid too much or far less money than what they are owed. The VA is up to […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2018 – Philadelphia personal injury law firm MyPhillyLawyer selected Ryan Brady as this year’s recipient of its Accident Survivor Scholarship. Brady, 19, will receive $2,500 toward his tuition at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. MyPhillyLawyer decided to award the scholarship to him after learning of his determination to persevere in the aftermath of a car accident that occurred on April 9, 2016. “It takes immense courage to find the inner strength to succeed and focus on helping others after surviving a devastating, life-altering accident,” said MyPhillyLawyer managing partner Dean Weitzman. “Ryan’s […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2018 – Two drivers were charged with driving under the influence (DUI) following a woman’s death in a two-vehicle collision in Chicago, Illinois. One of the drivers worked for the ridesharing company Lyft. Chicago police charged Lyft driver Elizabeth Renter with one misdemeanor count of drug DUI after her passenger died in a head-on crash. They also charged Travis Anderson, 25, of Arizona, with misdemeanor counts of alcohol and drug DUI as well as one felony count of aggravated DUI resulting in death in the fatal crash. “Drivers have a responsibility to keep […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2018 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a notice on September 28, 2018, announcing that foreign students previously employed under an F-1 cap-gap extension were no longer authorized to work in the United States as of October 1, 2018. As background, F-1 students who have Optional Practical Training (OPT), and for whom an H-1B employer has filed a FY2019 H-1B petition with an October 1, 2018, start date, and whose H-1B petition won the FY2019 H-1B lottery, and whose OPT expires before October 1, 2018, could continue working until October 1, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2018 – A recent government watchdog investigation revealed that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is dealing with a larger veterans’ benefits claims backlog than the agency previously reported. The VA Inspector General’s Office reviewed cases from the first half of 2016 and released a report on September 10 that indicated department officials “significantly understated” the number of pending claims. Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) staff left out around 63,600 overdue cases from records during that period. They also incorrectly recorded an additional 10,000 cases. “The VA has been criticized in recent years for […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2018 – For a considerable period of time U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has been acting against legal immigration by considering President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” utterance to be policy. Since Trump’s utterance is not considered policy, the decision making process at USCIS has been left up to individual adjudicators and how they choose to adjudicate legal business immigration. As a result, the immigration and visa system is under pressure from the Trump administration. The pressure form the Trump administration is forcing the USCIS office to reinterpret the term “Specialty Occupation” […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2018 – Michigan’s military veterans should have an easier time buying homes after a recent regulatory change by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA changed a procedural regulation that negatively impacted only Michigan veterans looking to buy a single-family home in the state. “Our veterans have earned every advantage we can give them when it comes to buying a home, but the federal government made it overly difficult in Michigan,” veterans affairs attorney James G. Fausone said. “A lot of veterans lost out on homes they really wanted, but the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2018 – Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a construction worker in a fatal crash on Interstate 294. Frank Caputo, 61, was killed after being hit by a black Infiniti car that had entered several closed lanes. Caputo had been repairing pavement at 10:17 p.m. on the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway work zone. “All workers are entitled to a safe work environment. However, construction workers often face various hazards and threats to their safety while on the job, some of which can have tragic outcomes, as in this case,” […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2018 – Recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, discussed how Pennsylvania determines negligence in a car accidents and the state Lemon Law relating to vehicles. Being involved in a car accident is one of the worst feelings in the world. “And if you were injured, you’re likely going to want to seek compensation for your medical expenses and so forth,” said Weitzman. “Of course, negligence plays a huge part in motor vehicle accident lawsuits as well.” When a driver does not drive safely, with due care and attention to […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2018 – A woman was struck and tragically killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle while crossing a roadway in Arizona. The accident occurred on March 18, 2018. It is believed that this incident is the first of its kind where a pedestrian was killed by an autonomous vehicle. The Uber vehicle was travelling approximately 40 miles-an-hour along a stretch of road with a 45 mile-an-hour speed limit. The vehicle had a human safety driver behind the wheel. The 49-year-old pedestrian was struck while walking her bicycle across the street. Police officers were able […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2018 – The U.S. Supreme Court gave the green light to allow the family of a man who died during a drug raid to pursue a wrongful death case against two police officers and the city of Fort Worth, Texas. At the time of the man’s death, the Fort Worth police were executing a “no-knock” search warrant, on May 16, 2013. It meant they did not have to announce their presence before entering the home. The victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in 2014 in the appeals court. The court ruled that […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2018 – A woman from Tampa, Florida, is facing multiple charges for using fraudulent means to obtain Social Security benefits and workers’ compensation. She allegedly misrepresented her mental and physical health. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, Elizabeth Correa collected Social Security disability payments she was not entitled to receive. She was charged with one count each of making a false statement to a federal agency and theft of government funds, three counts of false statement or fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation, and three counts of […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2018 – The Long Beach School District appealed to the New York State Education Department for a final decision following a public disciplinary hearing to close a lengthy case involving a special education teacher. Long Beach Middle School teacher Lisa Weitzman allegedly abused five special education students from 2009 to 2014. The school system placed her on paid suspension in November 2014 after becoming aware of the allegations. She has collected more than $540,000 in salary and benefits since then. “Under New York law, teachers accused of misconduct have the right to a […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2018 – The Steinberg Law Firm, LLP is pleased to announce that Taylor Lawrence Grooms has joined the firm in as an Associate Attorney. Grooms will join Personal Injury Practice Group and will be representing and fighting for the rights of injured South Carolina residents out of our Goose Creek offices. Grooms is no stranger to the area, being born and raised in Bonneau, South Carolina, his home, where he was an Honor Graduate of Timberland High School. After graduating from Clemson University, Grooms was accepted into the University of South Carolina School […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 19, 2018 – Legal Help for Veterans is pleased to announce student veterans subjected to improper loan debt while enrolled at for-profit schools are eligible for debt relief after a recent federal court ruling advanced stalled rules offering the debt protection. They qualify for federal student loan forgiveness after being issued loans they did not request. “The GI Bill is a great reward for serving our country, but some schools have unnecessarily burdened many student veterans with debt they did not want,” veterans affairs attorney James Fausone said. “This ruling helps clear the way […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2018 – Once again, the personal injury law practice of Javaheri & Yahoudai Law Firm has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This time, the firm is being honored by Law Firm 500 for being high on the list of the fastest growing Law Firms in the U.S. in 2018. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 89. Amazingly, their practice has grown 168 percent. The award was presented during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which took place […]


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