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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 08, 2022 – Federal authorities conducted an undercover investigation of a 38-year-old postal worker who collected over $150,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. The woman filed a claim for an on-the-job accident. She said that she sprained her right knee while performing her duties as a mail carrier. The probe into the postal worker’s disability statements and income showed that the woman started a business after filing for worker’s compensation. She received her business license from the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services. Additional proof of her business included advertising her food truck […]


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NEW YORK, NY December 6, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – Mitchell Littman, a professor at the Brooklyn Law School, gave an informative lecture in his Transactional Skills for Startups class. As he started his Zoom meeting, he welcomed singer-songwriter John Legend to speak about his investing experience. Grammy Award-winning musician and a veteran investor for several business startups, Legend began to share how he compares startups through a dashboard software created by one of his advisors. His insights shed light on how people should effectively evaluate startups in their early stages. John Legend shared four crucial factors to consider when […]


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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2022 – Erlich Law Firm wins a $1.2 million jury award for a client involved in a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against the Public Defender’s Office in Orange County, California. The lawsuit, Glenda Mendoza v. County of Orange, was filed in Orange County Superior Court in April 2019. A unanimous jury vote awarded over $1.2 million to Ms. Mendoza, including $1 million in emotional distress damages and $237,854 in lost wages for harassment and retaliation. “Employers should be held accountable when they retaliate against employees who exercise their right to complain about […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 06, 2022 – Social Security retirement benefits are adjusted each year to keep pace with rising inflation. In 2023, record inflation rates may push Social Security benefits to their largest increase yet. The yearly adjustment to Social Security benefits is called a cost of living adjustment, or COLA. The COLA is estimated from price data on a “basket of goods,” or a list of basics that most US households rely upon. The goal of each year’s COLA adjustment is to ensure that Social Security benefits keep pace with inflation. The 2022 COLA adjustment increased […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz recently discovered that Dr. Zvi Levran served as an on-site hockey physician for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep Eaglets Varsity Boys Ice Hockey team. Known as the “Hockey Doctor,” Dr. Levran was trusted by both Michigan and Minnesota hockey communities. Dr. Levran has been charged with sexual misconduct in Oakland County, Michigan. He has provided medical services for over thirty-three years through volunteer work with hockey team organizations, hospital affiliations, and his private practice. Dr. Zvi Levran provided medical care to youth hockey players in Michigan between 2000 and […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) December 02, 2022 – The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN), a nonprofit representing victims of sexual and non-sexual abuse in the church, is harshly criticizing clergy and members of Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria Va. for attempting to avoid testifying in a lawsuit between former parishioner Eric Bonetti, and the church’s former rector, Robert Malm. The suit is now pending before the Alexandria Va. Circuit Court (CL-20002206) and is scheduled to go to trial next year. “It is time for the church and the diocese to act with integrity and call a spade a spade,” says ESN […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 01, 2022 – A construction worker died as part of a crew at a Linden, New Jersey, site. He was operating an excavator when it fell into the Arthur Kill waterway. For an hour, he was trapped inside the equipment while in the waterway. Emergency responders were able to remove the equipment. Worker’s compensation is the exclusive remedy in New Jersey for work-related accidents that result in injury, illness, or death. The surviving family members of the deceased employee may seek death benefits by filing a worker’s compensation claim. The personal representative for the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz has recently learned that Dr. Zvi Levran, who is being prosecuted for sexual misconduct in Oakland County, Michigan, was the team doctor for the Novi High School Hockey Team as well as other teams in Michigan and Minnesota. The Novi Wildcats are the hockey team for Novi High School, located in Novi, Michigan. The school is part of the Novi Community School District. Dr. Zvi Levran provided medical care to youth hockey players in Michigan between 2000 and 2011. He then moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where he practiced […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2022 – The Supreme Court is considering whether to give veterans who missed their deadlines for filing disability claims more time to collect retroactive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Justices heard arguments on October 4 in the case of a Navy veteran who is seeking disability benefits going back several decades. Adolfo Arellano was in the Navy from 1977 until his honorable discharge in October 1981. He was injured in July 1980 while working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier when it collided with a freighter. In 2011, […]


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Santa Ana, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2022 – The Fullman Firm is excited to announce its first annual scholarship to support California high school and college students. The Fullman Firm Credit Defense Scholarship is a $1,000 award that goes to the winner of our essay competition. The scholarship is available for the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters. Eligibility Requirements Students passionate about the impact of student loan debt on those facing it, and in finding solutions, are invited to apply for the Fullman Firm’s $1,000 scholarship. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a U.S.-accredited college in […]


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Beverley Hills, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 28, 2022 – Formerly with Law Office of Alex Hernandez, Alex R Hernandez Jr. is now CEO of ARH Consulting in Beverly Hills California. Licensed in Texas, New York and pending New Mexico, Hernandez is also a California real estate agent devoted to clients needs in the local housing and commercial business market in Los Angeles. The step away from his own law firm was a difficult decision. “There are so many clients over the past twenty years who I have helped and to walk away from being the managing director was a […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 24, 2022 – A construction worker was injured on a college campus while conducting a pressure test on a chiller line. The gasket failed and hit the worker. He was taken to the hospital. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) temporarily shut down construction to assess and investigate the accident. Although the gasket blew off during the pipe testing, no explosion occurred on the site. When an employee is injured in a work-related accident he or she may seek compensation exclusively under the state’s worker’s compensation laws. Under New Jersey law, worker’s compensation […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2022 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced plans to improve customer service and reduce wait times amid complaints about long lines in the extreme summer heat at field offices in Florida and across the United States. The SSA reopened field offices in April after more than two years of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mounting concerns about the safety of applicants and beneficiaries waiting in long lines at SSA field offices prompted congressional lawmakers to seek answers from the federal agency in August. SSA Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi issued a response […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2022 – Construction sites contain many hazards and risks that can cause serious injury or death to workers. Safety measures and training can help to minimize accidents, injuries and fatalities. Contractors, developers and subcontractors should ensure that their employees receive adequate safety training. They should also make sure that the employees are adhering the safety guidelines. Failure to train and supervise the employees may result in fatal accidents. Construction worker Michael Montero was working at a Morris County, New Jersey construction site. He was standing on a pallet on a forklift. As it […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2022 – The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) serves as the nation’s most extensive federal program and provides a safety net for millions of individuals. In an executive summary, the SSA recently addressed its intent to address the barriers that many people have encountered when attempting to secure benefits. The Administration explains that the purpose of the Equity Action Plan (“EAP”) is to serve all individuals who are eligible for its program. However, the SSA must reduce barriers to its administrative system to do so. The SSA stated that it would increase the collection […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2022 – In the most recent issue of Austin Monthly, Jason Wright of the Law Office of Jason Wright, PLLC, was named one of “Austin’s Top Attorneys.” This marks the second year Attorney Wright has been named one of Austin’s top lawyers by the publication, which is a true honor for the firm. Attorney Wright graciously accepts the recently bestowed title, explaining, “It’s a real privilege to serve such a wonderful community. When I started the Law Office of Jason Wright, I wanted to create a firm that provided clients with a solution-based […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2022 – Sanitation worker Lamar Bland was hit by an SUV while working around his garbage truck in Ocean, New Jersey. The collision caused Bland’s leg to be crushed between the SUV and the garbage truck. Doctors tried to save his left leg; however, it was too mangled and had to be amputated below the knee. Bland filed a lawsuit against the other driver, Juan Jorge, and his employer, Unique Scaffolding Systems, LLC. Jorge claimed that his windshield was fogged up the morning of the accident. He also stated that the crash happened […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 08, 2022 – The Department of Veterans Affairs recently released its Equity Action Plan (“EAP”). In a press release, the VA explains that the EAP comes in response to the growing internal and external barriers many service members have faced when securing benefits, services, and health care. These changes follow the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access task force’s list of 20 recommendations to ensure equitable treatment for all VA workers and Veterans and their loved ones. The VA recognizes that internal barriers will require various departments to change procedures, processes, and policies to allow […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 03, 2022 – We are excited to announce that J&Y Law Firm has awarded its 2022 Defense Against Distracted Driving Scholarship to Xol Torres, a student at CSU, Channel Islands. Contestants submitted 500 to 1,000-word responses to one of two essay questions: How have you actively abstained from distracted driving, and how do you plan on continuing to do so while you are at college? Our judges found Xol’s essay well-written, sincere, reflective, and insightful. “Thank you so much! I am honored to have won this scholarship, ” Xol said. We are currently […]


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Fayetteville, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2022 – Attorney Jason M. Hatfield of the Law Office of Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. was recently awarded the distinction of being one of the 2022 Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Fayetteville, Arkansas, by Expertise.com. The Law Office of Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. was recognized for excellence in the personal injury practice areas of car and motorcycle accidents and slip and fall accidents. The law firm earned five stars for reputation and four stars for professionalism, which is rated based on responsiveness, friendliness, helpfulness, and level of detail. Expertise.com aims to connect people […]


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