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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2019 – Federal authorities are urging people to be on alert for a new telephone scam in which callers pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Scammers have stolen millions of dollars by exploiting the trust that victims have in government agencies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the number of fraudulent calls from SSA impostors has climbed sharply over the past year. There were more than 76,000 reports filed about SSA scams in the 12 months ending in March. They totaled approximately $19 million in losses. Around 36,000 of the […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2019 – The Massachusetts School of Law (MSLAW) has announced that former Boston Celtic player, author, inspirational speaker and wellness advocate, Chris Herren, will address the graduating class of 2019. The event will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5:00 pm in The Collins Center, located at 100 Shawsheen Road in Andover.   Herren, a standout from Durfee High School in Fall River, MA, played for Boston College and Fresno State before missing part of Freno’s 97-98 season to seek treatment for an ongoing struggle with substance use disorder. He was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2019 – In the case of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company, L.P. v. Texas Crude Energy, LLC (No. 17-0266), the Texas Supreme Court held that certain post-production costs were rightfully deducted when calculating overriding royalty payments based on the “amount realized” from the sale when the royalty interest is to be delivered “into the pipelines, tanks, or other receptacles with which the wells may be connected.” This opinion reversed the decision by the lower appeals court. Texas Crude Energy, LLC sued Burlington alleging Burlington could not charge post production costs to the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – After reaching a national low in traffic fatalities in 2010, the rising popularity of ride-hailing services has contributed to an increase in roadway accidents and deaths. Victims of accidents involving ride-hailing services have additional complications due to how personal car insurance handles claims for Uber and Lyft drivers. The recent rise of highly popular ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, has spurred a rise in accidents in U.S. cities. In 2010, traffic fatalities in the United States reached a low of 32,885, which was the lowest fatality rate since 1949. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – Personal injury attorney Matthew Curtis of Sommers Schwartz appeared in an NBC News feature about the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning in public housing overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Curtis, along with attorney Michael Cunningham, is representing the family of a couple who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in their Wayne, Michigan, home. Anthony and Gwendolyn Fleming were residents of Hickory Hollow Cooperative, a federally subsidized apartment complex. Their daughter called the police after her parents failed to open the door when she visited them on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – Texas law enforcement continuously see drivers pulling out phones and texting while behind the wheel. This form of distracted driving is a deadly choice. It has become increasingly common for people to be inseparable from their phones. Some say it is an epidemic. According to the National Safety Council, nine Americans die and 100 sustain injures every single day due to texting while driving. Texas Highway Patrol members see drivers using their phones too often and are urging drivers to get to their destinations safely and to not take their attention […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2019 – In a spirited discussion on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle program on May 15, 2019, Tom Ajamie discussed how President Trump’s tweets drive the financial markets and the potential legal jeopardy for Trump and people in his inner circle. “Look, he can move markets,” said Ajamie. “He is the most powerful man in the world, and everyone listens to how he speaks,” he said. Tom went on to say that the president does have some immunity, but also questioned the extent to which family members and business associates may be implicated for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2019 – In this case, a doctor allegedly approved a prescription without doing lab work first. The deceased’s husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife’s doctor alleging that he negligently authorized the use of a prescription without doing any lab work first. According to the lawsuit, “another” physician prescribed the man’s wife a shot of Depo-Provera for conception control. The deceased was, at the time of her death, also under the care of another doctor for anticoagulant therapy. She had reached out to that second doctor asking if getting the Depo-Provera […]


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Seattle, WA (Law Firm Newswire) May 14 25, 2019 – A pedestrian accident lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft Corporation and The City of Redmond on behalf of a 30-year-old woman that was hit by a Microsoft Connector shuttle in Redmond, WA in February 2016. Seattle personal injury attorney Chris Davis represents the victim and filed the complaint for damages in King County Superior Court (19 2 04219 2 SEA) in February of 2019. According to the complaint, at approximately 6:46 p.m. on February 26, 2016, the female pedestrian was lawfully walking in a marked crosswalk at the intersection located […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2019 – Researchers have developed voice analysis software that can help identify post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their speech. A recent study used an artificial intelligence (AI) program to analyze vocal characteristics such as rhythm and tone after training it on how to classify people based on speech examples. According to the findings, the AI could distinguish which individuals had PTSD and which did not with 89 percent accuracy. Researchers recorded hours-long speech samples from 53 Afghanistan and Iraq veterans with PTSD linked to their service. They also interviewed 78 […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2019 – Typically, when people discuss traumatic brain injury, they are usually speaking about sporting events. However, it is not just athletes who sustain traumatic brain injuries. According to researchers in Phoenix, Arizona a recent study reveals traumatic brain injury (TBI) is rife among domestic violence survivors, and a great number of domestic violence victims are living in homeless shelters. “This particular study included 115 homeless women,” explained Austin traumatic brain injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke, “and 88 percent of this group had lost track of the number of blows to the head they […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2019 – A margin loan refers to money that an investor borrows from a brokerage firm. The margin loan is collateralized by the assets held in the customer’s investment account (i.e., securities). Customers are generally free to use the margin loan to buy additional securities or to withdraw the funds from the account to meet personal expenses. Brokerage firms will issue a margin call if the value of the collateral assets supporting the margin loan falls below the maintenance requirement. Put another way, if the collateral declines, the brokerage firm expects that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2019 – To help both employees and employers better understand and recognize sexual harassment, employment law firm Strong Advocates has declared May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. “Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to be a persistent problem in the workplace,” says Betsy Havens, Executive Director of Strong Advocates. “In the wake of the #MeToo movement, awareness of sexual harassment is at an all-time high but still it happens every day. We need significant change in order to eliminate this abuse of power. No one should be subjected to sexual harassment or assault at work.” […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2019 – Social Security trustees released their annual report on April 22 that projected the Disability Insurance (DI) trust fund would remain solvent until 2052, an additional 20 years than previously estimated. The main trust fund for Social Security is Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI). The estimated depletion date for that fund remains unchanged at 2034. However, if money from the disability program was used to cover OASI shortcomings, Social Security would become insolvent by 2035, just a year later than predicted in last year’s report. “The financial health of Social Security depends […]


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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2019 – On Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Disability Law Group also known as the Law Offices of Kelly, Riggs & Mansour, PLC hosted a Free Community Resource Clinic with the intention of helping the public get their legal questions answered in conjunction with a free health screening. The event took place at the Troy Community Center in room 303. This comprehensive clinic, which was open to the public, provided legal advice on a wide variety of topics. Attorneys Mandy Kelly, Erika Riggs, and Randall Mansour offered their expertise […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2019 – A Federal lawsuit was recently filed against Morrison & Foerster by one of its clients that alleged the firm engaged in “egregious” overbilling, among other things. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Firestar Diamond International and its owner, jewelry designer Nirav Modi, Synergies Corporation, AVD Trading and Firestar Group LLC. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and alleges breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, fraud, breach of contract and theft. The lawsuit alleges that Morrison & Foerster was initially hired to sell […]


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Century City, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2019 – Once again, the accomplished personal injury law firm of J&Y has successfully collaborated with Panish Shea & Boyle LLP (PSB) on a personal injury case arising out of a traffic accident. In accordance with recent legal trends, it is by no means unusual for J&Y to join forces with other first-rate law firms in order to win the highest possible settlements for clients. In this most recent case, which took place in the city of La Habra in April of 2016, the client was riding a mountain bike southbound on […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2019 Gilfix & La Poll Associates is thrilled to invite the public to attend the firm’s 15th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar in Palo Alto, California. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark R. Gilfix will be presenting the free seminar on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Several of the Bay Area’s best special needs-oriented nonprofits, including NAMI, The Pacific Autism Center for Education, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Pragnya and many others will also be in attendance. Gilfix & La Poll’s signature annual event aims to help families navigate the complexities of special needs […]


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Silver Spring, MD (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2019 – Asher Weinberg is pleased to announce the launch of his solo criminal defense practice. Conveniently located in Silver Spring, the Law Office of Asher Weinberg provides powerful legal representation to the accused when their future and their freedom is on the line. Well-versed in the Maryland Criminal Code, Mr. Weinberg routinely handles a wide range of misdemeanor and felony offenses — drug crimes, violent crimes, theft crimes, traffic violations and DUI. In fact, he is one of the few attorneys in the state who can defend a client against DUI […]


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