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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) Septermber 16, 2020 – The Social Security Administration provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to workers who, due to a disability, can no longer perform the requirements of their position. However, the application process for Social Security disability benefits is not always straightforward, and may require an applicant to negotiate a number of hurdles successfully. Perhaps the most challenging aspect of the process is dealing with the testimony of the Vocational Expert (VE). A VE is an expert witness called by the Social Security Administration (SSA) during a disability appeal hearing. A VE is […]


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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2020 – Matthew McElligott, a partner at VCM Law Group is a primary attorney in the prominent Black Art Censorship lawsuit against the city of Miami Beach. Along with the ACLU of Florida and the ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter, Attorney McElligott is fighting for the rights of Rodney Jackson, the artist whose First Amendment rights were violated when the city forced his mural portraying the killing of Raymond Herisse by police in 2019 to be removed from an important exhibit. Art curators Octavia Yearwood and Jared McGriff are also plaintiffs […]


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Ridgewood, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2020 – NPZ Law Group is a premier legal practice dedicated to advising individuals, families and businesses on US immigration law throughout the nation. On August 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a financial rule raising certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). USCIS fees are being adjusted by a weighted average of 20 percent to cover operational costs. Because USCIS is funded primarily through fees, not revenue, DHS claims the adjustment is necessary to prevent a $1 billion shortfall. In particular, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2020 – A new federal initiative was recently launched to reduce suicide rates and raise awareness of mental health issues during quarantine, especially for veterans. The program, called REACH, urges Americans to reach out to others to reduce the isolation and stress associated with the coronavirus pandemic.   REACH will utilize digital ad campaigns to share the message that help is available and suicide is preventable. The effort will last for two years and cost an estimated $53 million. It hopes to normalize mental health and calls on businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2020 – Employees at several California McDonald’s restaurants in Los Angeles, San Jose and Monterey Park have filed complaints against the company for allegedly failing to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The workers accuse McDonald’s of mishandling its response to the virus and placing them in imminent danger. Legal notice was filed with the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency and CAL/OSHA on May 19th and the restaurants were given 33 days to respond by taking appropriate corrective action. A similar complaint was filed against a McDonald’s in Monterey Park […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2020 – Trooper Richard Tabor shared how he rose up out of the projects in Elizabeth, and proudly served our country by joining the U.S. Army, and becoming a New Jersey State Trooper. He also discussed how his calling by God to serve others prompted him to start “New Life Direction,” an initiative helping to empower local youth by providing them with enriching programs and helping build trust between law enforcement and the community. Their motto: “Believe. Achieve. Inspire.” He is truly inspirational and a great role model. New Life Direction is a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2020 – New York launched several new initiatives in response to a statewide rise in reports of domestic violence incidents. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on April 24 announced a text program and confidential online service to make it easier for isolated domestic violence survivors to get help. Domestic violence reports to the state’s hotline went up by 30 percent in April compared to the same period last year. Calls surged 18 percent from February to March. State police also noted a 15 percent increase in the number of domestic violence incident calls in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2020 – The COVID-19 virus has been making its way across the globe. Recently the virus has reached Tyson Foods Meat Packing Plant in Amarillo, Texas. As a result of COVID-19 circulating in the plant, and an on-the-job injury accident, an 8-year employee died. Her husband, four children and a representative of her estate filed a lawsuit on May 15, 2020, against Tyson Foods. Even though Amarillo issued a shelter in place order on April 1, 2020, the woman continued to work at the plant.  Subsequently, she slipped and fell, injuring both knees, […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2020 – For over 20 years, Elissa Montanti’s incredible organization, The Global Medical Relief Fund, has been providing medical treatment, transportation, lodging and rehabilitation in the United States for amputee and severely injured children from around the world. Elissa, has been featured on 60-Minutes and CNN Heroes, partners with Shriners Hospitals for Children https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc, and others, to provide surgery or prosthetics for free. The Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) helps children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, or have been severely burned, or injured due to war, […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 1, 2020 – Linda Graziano created the Canvas of Hope to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Their mission is to sell 10,000 Canvas of Hope books over a 10-week period to help more than 1.2 million Americans living with blood cancers. Linda, who lost her beloved brother, Eddie, to brain cancer is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for people impacted by these diseases. She was nominated to participate in the 2020 Man & Woman of the Year competition for LLS, to support blood cancer research by individual in communities […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2020 – Last Friday, a dredging vessel named the Waymon L Boyd, caught fire after it struck a submerged pipeline. The ship was owned by Houston-based marine construction contractor Orion Marine Group. According to a recent news source, the pipeline, which was carrying natural gas, exploded as the vessel made contact. The ship immediately caught fire, seriously injuring several crew members on board and killing several others.     The initial collision between the vessel and the pipeline occurred on Friday morning, around 8 a.m. By Friday afternoon, the fire was contained. However, the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2020 – Paul Profeta, a successful real-estate entrepreneur spoke about his Profeta Urban Investment Foundation. Its mission is “to build a world-class, research-driven, teaching and practitioner-oriented urban entrepreneurship and economic development program to transform the economy of Newark, and other urban centers; create wealth in urban communities; and be a model for all urban universities.” The Profeta Urban Investment Foundation was created to help launch or to expand minority businesses in Newark by providing encouragement, expertise and interest-free funds to minority-owned businesses desiring to start or expand in Newark. Paul says, “Our mission […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2020 – The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides injured workers with a way to obtain compensation after suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident. Employees who are injured while performing some tasks within their scope of employment may qualify for compensation under the Act. Compensation may include amounts for medical expenses, missed work and permanent disability that a worker suffered due to a workplace accident.  In July of this year, a man who was paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a severe injury while at work obtained a $3.2 million settlement […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2020 – At least three people have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Michigan Treasury in an elaborate scheme. The suspects fraudulently collected survivor’s benefits and unclaimed money from these entities for at least six years. A Westland, Michigan woman named Melissa Flores and an unnamed coconspirator allegedly used aliases and fraudulent documents, such as birth certificates, to prove that they were the rightful heirs of veterans who had died and then collected money under these false pretenses. They had either manufactured […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2020 – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it had reached a significant milestone in its Legacy Appeals Resolution Plan (LARP). The LARP addressed appeals that the VA received before implementing the Appeals Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA). In early 2019, VA instituted a new claims process under the AMA. The process provided veterans with multiple avenues to address their appeals. However, issues arose because VA had a backlog of claims that they received before the implementation of AMA. VA provided Veterans with the ability to opt into the AMA […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2020 – Russ Holden, PGA Member for over 35 years, founded Caddy For A Cure, which allows members of the public to caddy for a PGA TOUR player, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to charities. Russ is a remarkable man, making a difference in many lives. It is an exciting opportunity to let the public inside a PGA TOUR venue and caddy for a player. It is an incredible opportunity to caddy for some of the top players in the world on some of the best golf courses in the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2020 – Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood mogul and convicted rapist, was sentenced to 23 years in New York state prison for the sexual abuse of multiple women after a trial that attracted intense media coverage and public intertest. Accusations of sexual assault and harassment have long been associated with Weinstein, but he successfully dodged them for decades. More than 80 women in countries all over the world have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual crimes, assault and rape. Their horrific stories of the abuse committed by the Miramax cofounder reignited the #MeToo […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2020 – Earlier this year, the state’s high court issued a written opinion in a complex Texas business dispute case revolving around whether a Texas court could hear the dispute between the businesses. The case involves business law principles, contract-interpretation issues, as well as jurisdictional matters.  The factual background giving rise to the case is rather complicated. However, to summarize, two businesses entered into an agreement for the provision of healthcare services and products. The agreement involved two distinct contracts that were executed on the same day. When the deal between the two […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2020 – Twelve Michigan counties have secured and distributed emergency aid through the state’s new County Veteran Service Fund Emergency Relief (CVSF-ER) program. Nearly $1.1 million has been paid to Michigan veterans to date with more counties waiting for approval for funds. This emergency funding was created in response to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the flooding that affected central Michigan in May. The money may be used by veterans for home and car repairs, medical expenses and other urgent costs. “Michigan is home to more than 550,000 veterans and their families,” said […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2020 – After several months of limited operations, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) announced that over 100 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) reinstated in-person services. Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the VA and VHA changed their operating procedures and began limiting in-person services at VAMCs across the United States. The VAMC created two “zones” for inpatient care, standard and COVID-19, and ceased the majority of outpatient operations, opting instead for telehealth services. The VA and VHA changed their procedures and designed a […]


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