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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2019 – Listeners find inspiration each Sunday morning by joining lawyer Todd J. Leonard for his radio show. The show airs at 8 a.m. on WMTR 1250AM and spotlights community leaders making a difference in the lives of others. For those who missed Todd Leonard’s most recent podcast featuring Morris County’s Interfaith Food Pantry’s Executive Director, Carolyn Lake, as well as Nathan Umbriac, and Margaret Boehm, tune in to listen to the amazing work this organization performs every single day, year round. Listen to the podcast here. The Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 06, 2019 – An Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey considered a judge’s denial of an employee’s applications to modify a workers’ compensation settlement award and found sufficient evidence to support the rejection. A New Jersey statute permits an employee to file an application to reopen a formal workers’ compensation award or an order approving a settlement. The employee must file the application within two years of the last workers’ compensation payment. The employee must show their incapacity increased after the award or settlement. A man injured his back on October […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2019 – Steinberg Law is proud to yet again have eight of its South Carolina injury attorneys receive the title of Best Lawyer. Recently, the organization Best Lawyers released its 2020 list of Best Lawyers. For the second year in a row, Steinberg Law had eight of the firm’s attorneys recognized for their dutiful representation of their injured clients. Best Lawyers is a well-respected resource for attorney excellence. To determine which attorneys will be named as the year’s Best Lawyers, the organization first accepts nominations from attorneys. Once the nomination period is over, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2019 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”), the Los Angeles-based lemon law firm, announced that its two partners, Michael Rosenstein and Sepehr Daghighian, have delivered two back-to-back trial wins on behalf of their clients against BMW North America, LLC (“BMW”). BMW is the United States distributor of BMW and Mini vehicles and was sued in both cases for violations of California’s strong consumer protection law, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Trial attorney Michael Rosenstein commented on the trial victories stating, “Mike Tyson famously said, ‘everybody has a plan until they get punched […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 3, 2019 – We are pleased to announce that Mr. Kahleel Foster has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 Herman Law, P.A. Inaugural Second Chance Scholarship. The Second Chance Scholarship provides assistance to a deserving college student who is a convicted felon or a child of a convicted felon and who overcame personal obstacles in the pursuit of a college education. While millions of students have access to federal loans and grants each year, individuals with a criminal record may be ineligible for such financial aid. The best way to […]


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Zug, CH (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2019 – Jur is pleased to announce it’s joining the Swiss Legal Tech Association (SLTA.) The move is an important milestone in Jur’s evolution as an enterprise smart contract platform for the legal sector. Joining the SLTA offers Jur the opportunity to strengthen its network by connecting with other innovators in the convergence of law and technology. The SLTA was formed in recognition of the seismic changes that technology is bringing to the legal sector. The mission of the Association is dedicated to helping participants understand the changes and foster the development of […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2019 – Marielle Hazen has again been recognized by her peers as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Hazen earned the distinction from the Best Lawyers publication in the practice area of Elder Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for 2019.  “All of us at Hazen Law Group work so hard to give our clients the best legal representation available,” said Hazen. “Distinctions like these, which come from our peers in the field, validate the appreciation and positive feedback we get from our clients.” Hazen will be highlighted in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2019 – A study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released in August 2019 shows a decrease in the number of injured workers receiving opioids to treat pain. The study indicates that medical providers are treating injured employees more with non-opioid medications and physical therapies. The WCRI study examined interstate trends in prescribing pain medications and treatments in 27 states, including New Jersey, from October 2011 through March 2018. The study found the use of non-opioid pain medications and non-pharmacologic treatments is on the rise, with non-pharmacologic remedies showing the most increase. […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2019 – The Steinberg Law Firm of Charleston, South Carolina, is proud to announce that Attorney Kevin Holmes was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA). Injured Workers’ Advocates is a South Carolina non-profit association of attorneys who are dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and legal remedies for South Carolina workers who are victims of occupational injury or disease. Kevin Holmes has been a member of IWA for many years and is a longtime champion for injured workers in South Carolina. Over his more than forty-year […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2019 – Steinberg Law Firm Partner Malcolm Crosland was named the new President-Elect of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG.) Attorney Crosland has been involved with WILG for years, serving on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is honored to be chosen as President-Elect of an organization so close to his heart. WILG is an organization of employment attorneys who specialize in representing injured workers. Founded in 1995, the WILG helps men and women who have been hurt at work and need legal aid to get the worker’s […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2019 – Loew Law Group is proud to announce that founding attorney Jeffrey Loew has been named San Mateo County’s Bar Association (SMCBA) Member of the Month for November 2019. The SMCBA comprises approximately 2,000 attorneys and other legal professionals dedicated to promoting and maintaining the honor and dignity of the legal profession. Mr. Loew was nominated by his peers and recognized by the Bar Association for his expertise in trust, estate, and probate law, primarily in the areas of trust and estate litigation, fiduciary litigation, and financial elder abuse. More than […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is proud to participate in the eighth annual 2020 Education Forum and Pre-Retirement Workshop, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq., will present “Elder Law and Estate Planning.” This workshop will address estate planning as it is relevant to Pennsylvania educators. “Educators are an integral part of our society, without whom we would be lost,” says Olsen. “However, despite the great debt we owe Pennsylvania’s educators, it is no secret that pursuing a career in modern education is difficult and has plenty […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2019 – A new law, effective July 8, 2019, makes it easier for public safety employees in New Jersey to recover workers’ compensation for certain types of cancer. Under the new law, a public safety employee, like a firefighter, under the age of 76 will be presumed to have a work-related occupational disease if they develop cancer, as long as they have seven years of service. The employee will not have to identify exposures or fires that they fought. To avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits, the employer – the county or state – […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 19, 2019 – A 46-year-old man and a two-month-old infant died after sustaining fatal injuries in a multi-vehicle dump truck accident on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol said the dump truck struck eight other vehicles close to the I-4 exit of the interstate. The 75-year-old dump truck driver failed to stop for slow traffic and collided with two vehicles before rolling over. The overturned dump truck then continued to skid and crash into five other vehicles. A 46-year-old van driver, died at the scene. “Heavy trucks, such as dump trucks […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2019 – Listeners find inspiration each Sunday morning by joining lawyer Todd J. Leonard for his radio show. The show airs at 8 a.m. on WMTR 1250AM. The show spotlights community leaders making a difference in the lives of others. This Sunday Todd welcomes two Morris County Special Olympics basketball coaches. Special Olympics coaches volunteer their time to work with Special Olympic athletes, preparing them for competitions. Participants in this special program learn life-long lessons in sportsmanship and character. Lessons learned on the court, such as teamwork and self-discipline, help the athletes in […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is proud to be presenting on the topic of elder law and long-term care financing at the National Insurance and Financial Advisors Meeting on November 13, 2019. Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq. of Hazen Law Group in Harrisburg will present “Long Term Care Financing.” The meeting will be held at the Giant Foods Community Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on November 13, 2019 from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. “It is the ultimate peace of mind to know that our loved ones are taken care of,” says Olsen. “With […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2019 – Two certified nursing assistants were charged with felony elder abuse for allegedly slapping and mishandling a blind elderly patient at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center in Macclenny, Florida. The nursing assistants were arrested and booked into the Baker County Jail. According to an arrest report from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, the nursing assistants were accused of abusing an 85-year-old woman while helping her get dressed for breakfast. The nursing home fired them after the incident. Surveillance video showed the nursing assistants forcefully push the patient onto a bed. The Sheriff’s […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2019 – A 1.6 percent cost-of-living benefits boost will be given to military retirees and veterans for 2020 and some may see the increase as soon as December. This amount is roughly half of the increase from last year. It will affect around 69 million people. Cost-of-living adjustments, or COLA for short, are calculated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on inflation and consumer spending over the months prior to the calculation. COLA varies widely from year to year. In 2016, no cost-of-living adjustment was made to benefits. In 2017 COLA was […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2019 – The Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco selected attorney Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates to receive the prestigious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award for Excellence in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Elder Law. The association presented the award to Gilfix at its 2019 Annual Gala on November 5, held in San Francisco at Sens Restaurant from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In selecting Mr. Gilfix as the award recipient, the organization described him as a leader, “a Bay Area lawyer who…pioneered the field of […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2019 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has failed to clear up uncertainty surrounding the implementation of its H1-B electronic registration system. In a letter issued on September 30, 2019, the agency said it is continuing to test the new tool ahead of plans to implement it during the fiscal year 2021 cap season. USCIS Acting Director Kenneth Cuccinelli said the tool was retested earlier in September following a redesign in response to feedback from an initial round of testing. He stated that the agency plans to “conduct further outreach and training” […]


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