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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2021 – While veterans comprise just over 5 percent of the United States population, their numbers are expected to decrease in the coming decades. According to the most recent information by the United States Census Bureau,[1] the number of veterans decreased by over 8 million between 2000 and 2018. By the year 2040, the Census Bureau estimates that there will be fewer than 13 million veterans. This is an expected result of the increasing age of veterans and the decreasing number of new service members. Times have certainly changed since World War II, primarily […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, the plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA, and its former rector, Robert H. Malm, filed an ethics complaint against the attorney, Jeffery Chiow, who represented the church in the initial lawsuit. In that case, Malm claimed that a blog written by the plaintiff’s late mother, Sigrid Yahner, was threatening due to its use of the word “suicide,” and myriad other pretextual claims and sought a protection from abuse order. The ethics complaint, filed with the law firm of Rogers, Joseph, O’Donnell […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2021 – A 62-year-old woman filed a personal injury lawsuit against a car dealership in Joliet, Illinois, after being accidentally shot inside the building by another customer. Sylvia Mitchell of Morris accused World Kia Joliet of negligence in enforcing a policy that prohibited firearms inside the car dealership. The two defendants named in the lawsuit are World Kia Joliet and Everett Corbin, the Blue Island man whose firearm went off on the premises. “A premises liability lawsuit is a type of personal injury claim that can be filed when a person is injured […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2021 – Robert Malm, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, faces emergency motions for stays filed with both the Virginia Supreme Court and the US Federal District Court. The filings come after Malm’s attorney, Alexandria-based Wayne Cyron, obtained a gag order for discovery after falsely telling the Alexandria Circuit Court that such an order existed in prior litigation between the parties. The case is one of several filed by former parishioner Eric J. Bonetti, a retired attorney, after Malm obtained a protective order against Bonetti after claiming Bonetti […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2021 – Two research projects investigating the possible benefits of medical cannabis for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder have been awarded $20 million in grants funded by marijuana tax revenue from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) received $13 million, and Wayne State University’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity received seven million dollars.    Both studies seek to examine how cannabinoids could be used as an effective therapy for veterans with medical conditions like PTSD and depression and how it might affect the suicide rate […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 14, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on all aspects of society, including government operations. The Social Security Administration (SSA) was not immune. While the SSA attempted to conduct as much business as it could over the phone and online, cases came in at a far greater rate than the SSA could resolve them. The system is only now getting back up to speed. Up until May of this year, only 70 percent of providers were currently performing consultative exams. As a result of pandemic-related closures and restrictions, the average wait […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 10, 2021 – Finding a good family lawyer in Austin can be an overwhelming experience. For most people, the need for lawyers is infrequent, and they may not know what to look for when selecting an attorney or how to start the process. Does one look for the best Google reviews? Perhaps ask friends for a recommendation? How important is a lawyer’s courtroom experience? How does a lawyer calculate their fees? These questions, and more, may be important when searching for an attorney.   To help out its readers, each year, Austin Monthly publishes […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 10, 2021 – An 81-year-old motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries in a chain-reaction collision on Interstate 88 near Naperville, Illinois. Two other people were also injured in the accident. Illinois State Police said an unsecured piece of furniture fell off a vehicle and caused a crash that involved multiple vehicles. A 2017 GMC Sierra pickup truck heading east near Mill Street was carrying the furniture when it fell and landed directly in front of another car. The 30-year-old truck driver was issued a citation for failure to properly secure a load. “Motorcycle riders are […]


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Wareham, MA (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2021 – Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm, interim rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal on-the-Canal in Bourne, is again being sued in the Wareham District Court. The move comes after the court found that prior service of process on the defendant was flawed. At issue are allegations that Malm lied to the Wareham courts, denying that he committed perjury in prior legal proceedings involving former parishioner Eric Bonetti. Specifically, Bonetti claims that Malm falsely stated under oath that Bonetti’s late mother, then terminally ill, contacted Malm repeatedly to set up appointments, only to no-show. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 08, 2021 – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will require all frontline healthcare staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine within the next two months. It is the first federal government agency to do so.    The mandate applies to all healthcare staff in patient-facing roles, including doctors, nurses and other employees who provide direct care. Around 70 percent of VA health center workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to date. The remaining staff has eight weeks to comply with the order. Once an employee has provided proof of their vaccination, they will […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2021 – Education benefits are one of the most valuable veteran benefits for many young service members. The possibility of attending school on the government’s dime is a significant factor for many who end up joining the military. However, in recent years, the two main education benefit bills presented new service members with confusing options. Historically, the Montgomery GI Bill was the sole education benefit offered to veterans. The Montgomery GI Bill provided up to $5,400 in education benefits, provided a service member pay into the program (they also need to meet other […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2021 – Eric Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against the Episcopal Church and the former rector of Alexandria VA-based Grace Episcopal Church, Robert Malm, today blasted the Episcopal Dioceses of Massachusetts and VIrginia for refusing to address his allegations of illegal conduct on the part of Robert Malm, a priest canonically resident in Virginia who now serves as interim rector of St. Peter’s on the Canal in Bourne Massachusetts. He also warned victims of abuse against contacting the Episcopal church for help. “I have repeatedly complained to the Episcopal Dioceses of […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2021 – A group of 125 Chinese and Indian nationals sued the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over the potential loss of green cards once the annual quota expires by the end of the current fiscal year. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs argued that delays in green card processing times would cause them to miss a prime opportunity to become legal permanent residents, forcing them to wait years or decades more to regain eligibility for residency. Chakrabarti v. USCIS was filed in a Maryland district court on August 2, 2021. Around […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire)September 03, 2021 – Police are investigating a dog attack that left two people injured, one dog dead and another wounded in suburban Palatine, Illinois. A woman was walking her Akita and pit bull on leashes in a residential area when they came across another woman walking a small white dog. The first woman lost control of her two dogs, which then fatally attacked the smaller canine. “Many states exempt owners from legal responsibility the first time their dog attacks someone, provided they did not have a reason to believe their dog to be dangerous. However, […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2021 – Even as Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria Virginia, preaches health, wholeness and respect for the dignity of every human being, it continues to avoid, deny, explain and defend the indefensible. That’s the message of Eric Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against the church and its former rector, Robert H. Malm, after a motions court hearing in Wareham Massachusetts on Wednesday. During the hearing, an attorney for Malm asked the court to dismiss complaints of abuse of process, defamation, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress on the basis […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2021 – An attorney for Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm is attempting to interfere with police investigations of his client. That’s the complaint of Eric Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits that claim that Malm has repeatedly committed perjury before courts in Virginia and Massachusetts. In addition, Malm is accused of concealing evidence adverse to him in previous litigation, lying to the courts by providing false statements of law and fact, witness tampering, threatening the plaintiff, and defaming him by accusing him of engaging in “domestic terrorism.” Bonetti makes the claim in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2021 – Automated vehicles have long been the goal of many inventors, scientists and even carmakers. With an eye on reducing the number of crashes on the roads, driverless technology seemed to be a good idea. Over time, flaws associated with automated vehicles came to the fore, with the main concern being programming done by humans. It is not always accurate.   Some studies indicate automated vehicles can save lives and be more efficient. The real question is whether or not they are as reliable as vehicles driven by humans. At a recent […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2021 – Mercedes-Benz vehicle owners filed a class-action lawsuit against the carmaker over a dangerous defect that could cause a car’s panoramic sunroof to explode and shatter unexpectedly.   The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against parent company Daimler AG, auto dealership Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. and glassmaker Saint-Gobain Sekurit. The lawsuit claimed Mercedes-Benz failed to warn the public and take action despite knowing about the potential problem. The company allegedly misrepresented the safety of its vehicles and used misleading marketing to make […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2021 – A Cook County jury awarded $43.5 million to an intensive care nurse who suffered severe injuries in an Indiana truck accident five years ago. Cynthia Kroft, 58, and her husband filed a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver and his employer. The truck driver was identified as Pedrag Radisljovic. He was working for Chicago-based trucking company Viper Transportation when the accident occurred. “A person who has been injured in a truck accident can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault truck driver,” commented Paul Greenberg, a personal injury attorney […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2021 – Not all injuries show symptoms immediately after a car accident. Some take hours – or even days – to show up. It is important to know what signs to look for. Here are five important warning signs to look out for after a car accident: Dizziness or Nausea Dizziness can be a symptom of many serious medical conditions. It could indicate brain damage or internal bleeding. These conditions can be fatal if they are left untreated. Nausea may be caused by the dizziness or be a symptom of a different medical […]


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