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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2019 – According to research done by scientists at University of Texas in San Antonio, a new treatment may be available for patients with brain trauma. Currently, there is no particularly effective treatment option for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, a study published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism may change that. The study shows that mice with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were able to recover brain function almost to the level of healthy mice with no TBI. After a brain injury in both mice and humans, dangerous […]


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Garden City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2019 – Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser is pleased to announce that Brian M. Rothery has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Rothery has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of intellectual property law cases. Mr. Rothery provides strategic representation to clients in technology disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. In addition to his trial practice, he also counsels clients on technology-related issues such as licensing, product development and supply agreements, merger and acquisition due diligence, product clearance (Freedom to Operate), and IP portfolio […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – A veterans advocacy organization filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over its decision to delay paying disability benefits claims to Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans until at least January 1, 2020. Lawmakers have also urged VA officials to lift a stay on processing the disability claims, calling for quicker action on the cases instead of waiting until next year. Military Veterans Advocacy (MVA) filed the lawsuit in the Federal Court of Appeals. The group called the stay “unlawful” and requested the court to compel the VA to begin […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – A New Jersey appellate court held The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) was not liable for a worker’s injury resulting from a trench collapse while he was installing steam pipes on TCNJ’s property. TCNJ contracted with A&J Construction (A&J) for a pipe replacement project. A&J employed an experienced pipe layer who excavated a trench to install replacement pipes. The man sustained injuries when the trench collapsed. The man filed a personal injury suit against TCNJ and their project engineer. The trial judge granted the defendants summary judgment, concluding that the defendants […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – Louisville car accident law firm Hessig & Pohl recently obtained a $2.6 million settlement on behalf of a client who sustained serious injuries after being struck by a commercial vehicle. The settlement will allow the client to move forward with his life after the horrific collision. Calling the personal injury lawyers at Hessig & Pohl soon after his crash allowed him to pursue compensation for his injuries before the statute of limitations expired. The statute of limitations for a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky is two years from the date of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2019 – Court determines defendant’s reworking of existing wells did not constitute “continuous drilling operations” under terms of an agreement. Contracts involving the right to conduct drilling operations on another’s property can be very complex. Often, these leases require operators to use the land continuously and profitably; otherwise, the rights conferred by the contract will lapse. This is precisely what happened in a recent case between the owners of a mineral estate and the company owning the rights to drill on the land. The case was between HJSA No. 3, L.P. (HJSA) and […]


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Blue Bell, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2019 – Ostroff Injury Law is proud to announce that after a massive six year legal battle, the firm has settled the final cases related to a 2013 Greyhound bus crash in Union County, PA. Ostroff Injury Law successfully represented 23 victims from eight different countries against Greyhound Lines, Inc., one of the largest bus operators in the United States. The firm’s recoveries total $21.3 million in verdicts and settlements (including delay damages and post-verdict interest), for its injured clients and for the estate of a tourist from Vietnam, who died in […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2019 – The recent Capital One data breach has raised concerns about a potential uptick in Social Security scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) noted a sharp rise in imposters pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2019, surpassing the number of Internal Revenue Service scammers.   A hacker gained access to the personal information of around 100 million Capital One U.S. customers, including 80,000 bank account numbers. Six million individuals in Canada were also affected by the data breach. Capital One said in an online statement, “over 99 percent […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2019 – A 31-year-old South Florida woman was arrested for drunk driving in a deadly collision that killed three teenagers. She was charged with three counts each of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in the May 25 crash. The woman was granted a $300,000 bond. Per the conditions of her release, she will be placed under house arrest and will not be allowed to consume alcohol or drive. She will have to wear an alcohol detection bracelet and a GPS ankle monitor. She will also be required to undergo random alcohol and drug […]


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Mount Pleasant, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2019 – Charleston Business Magazine recently honored Nathan Hughey of the Hughey Law Firm with its highest award of distinction for lawyers. The magazine named Hughey as one of the “Legal Elite of the Lowcountry,” reflecting his standing as one of the Palmetto State’s preeminent personal injury lawyers. The award is particularly meaningful for Hughey because his colleagues in the Lowcountry legal community selected him to receive the honor. It’s all the more meaningful because Hughey’s law partner in the Hughey Law Firm, Stuart Hudson, received the same recognition from his Charleston-area […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2019 – Family members of a woman who died after being hit by a garbage truck brought a wrongful death lawsuit that accused the City of Tampa of negligence. The lawsuit claimed the garbage truck’s backup lights were not functioning and that the vehicle made no audible sounds when reversing. The woman, was on her morning walk when a garbage truck backed up into her in the Davis Islands neighborhood in June 2018. The truck hit her as it was reversing down a narrow alleyway, dragging her 20 to 30 feet into the […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2019 – The Wolper Law Firm, P.A. is expanding its investigation of brokerage firms and financial advisors who sold market linked certificates of deposit (“Market Linked CDs”) a/k/a structured certificates of deposit (“Structured CDs”), adjustable rate certificates of deposit (“Adjustable Rate CDs”) and equity-linked certificates of deposit (“Equity Linked CDs”) to retail customers. In recent years, brokerage firms and financial advisors across the country have aggressively marketed and sold these securities to retail clients as safe and secure traditional investment vehicles. Market Linked CDs are not traditional CDs but rather structured products. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2019 – Workers at a Bay Area Burmese restaurant chain called Rangoon Ruby were recently awarded a four million dollar settlement in a wage theft lawsuit. The case alleged that employees of Rangoon Ruby were frequently expected to work overtime or to be on call without being paid for their labor. Three-hundred workers will receive restitution. Those involved in the lawsuit say that they were often called in to work when they were not scheduled to be there, such as when the restaurant was busy with online orders. They were not paid […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2019 – Some traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims retain what is referred to as covert consciousness, but how do medical professionals and family members know if a patient is responsive or not? The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study that indicates that about 15 percent of TBI patients are responding to verbal commands “in their brains” even though there are no external signs that they are doing so. The study recorded brain responses in acute TBI patients with a specialized computer analysis program applied to EEG recordings. According […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2019 – The Wolper Law Firm, P.A. is expanding its investigation of brokerage firms and financial advisors who sold Steepener Notes, Adjustable Rate Market Notes, Spread Linked Notes and Structured Notes. In recent years, brokerage firms and financial advisors across the country have aggressively marketed and sold Steepener Notes, Adjustable Rate Market Notes, Spread Linked Notes and Structured Notes to retail customers as a safe means to achieve higher yields in a low interest rate environment. Steepener Notes, Adjustable Rate Market Notes and Spread Linked Notes are not traditional investments but rather […]


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Mount Pleasant, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2019 – Mount Pleasant personal injury attorney Nathan Hughey recently took a look back on one of his most significant truck accident settlements in recent years. Hughey’s client, who has authorized Hughey to explain his case, was a young man who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury when he was thrown from his pickup truck after another truck collided with it. The injuries left him paralyzed from the waist down. Hughey brought suit against the other truck’s driver and his company, resolving the matter on his client’s behalf at mediation for $5.425 […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2019 – A 55-year-old driver was arrested nine months after a teenager’s death in a car accident that occurred in Trinity, Florida. He faces multiple charges after police detected the presence of methamphetamines in his system at the time of the crash. Driver Roy Wiley Rimmer was charged with DUI accident with property damage, DUI accident involving death and vehicular homicide. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said he was impaired by methamphetamines when he ran a red light in the April 2018 car accident. A 17-year-old Mitchell High School student was killed in the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2019 – Software company Oracle has been accused of paying minorities and women less than white male employees in an ongoing discrimination lawsuit. The Department of Labor (DoL) filed new documents in the suit and allege Oracle paid minority and female employees as much as $401 million less over four years. Oracle, which is headquartered in Redwood City, California, paid minorities and women less in primarily two ways: by basing starting salaries on previous salaries and by steering these employees into lower paying jobs upon hire. These practices created wage disparities that […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2019 – Attorney Ron D. Herman, founder of Herman Law, P.A., was featured on the August 14 broadcast of CBS 12 news offering his thoughts on the investigation into the late Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. The in-depth News Team Coverage included an extensive interview of Herman due to his “years of experience with sex crime cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.” While prosecutors are continuing their investigation, Herman explained that the criminal charges against Epstein will be dismissed due to his death. New York City’s chief medical […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2019 – An athletic trainer at a teen soccer club in Rochester, New York, is facing multiple child pornography charges after allegedly exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with two underage soccer players using her Snapchat account. Shelby Garigen, 41, was charged with access with intent to view child pornography and receipt of child pornography. She worked for Empire United Soccer Academy and had a 12-year association with its soccer program as an athletic trainer. Authorities learned about Garigen’s alleged actions when a parent told the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office that the […]


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