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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2019 – It is very important for the general public to obtain accurate information about the financial advisors who help them to manage their assets and wealth. Yet, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) makes it difficult for reputable and honest brokers to ensure only accurate information appears on FINRA’s Central Registration Depository (CRD) and BrokerCheck websites. BrokerCheck and CRD are free databases that the general public can use to look up information on financial brokers. While those sites provide an invaluable service by informing the public on broker activities, they often […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2019 – A poorly maintained 18-wheeler is an accident waiting to happen if it is out on the road. Being involved in a collision with a commercial truck often results in serious, life-altering injuries or death. Big rig operators and others who drive various forms of commercial trucks are duty bound to other vehicle drivers on the highways to ensure their truck is in good working order, mechanically sound, and not overloaded or improperly loaded. Any lapse in regular maintenance and routine repairs incrementally increases the chances of causing a dangerous and potentially […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2019 – Previtera Schimmel, LLC is pleased to announce that Matthew F. Fox has joined the firm as Senior Associate. Exemplified by his outstanding track record as an attorney, Fox has built an accomplished 20-year legal career guiding individuals through complex family law matters including divorce, custody, support and more. “We are delighted to welcome Matthew to our legal team as Senior Associate,” said Petrelli Previtera Schimmel Partner Thomas J. Petrelli. “One of the core values of our firm is possessing the ability to balance compassion and responsiveness with top-notch legal representation. Matthew […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2019 – U.S. military veterans recuperating from wartime wounds and injuries obtained through military service will have more options for receiving physical therapy thanks to an agreement between the VA and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The agreement gives veterans greater access to physical therapy treatment for pain and ailments, while creating more jobs for those employed in physical therapy. The rigors of military duty and combat in particular leave many veterans in need of ongoing treatments after leaving the military service. A new partnership between the VA and the APTA helps […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2019 – Social Security Administration (SSA) services remained unaffected during a partial shutdown of the federal government that began on December 22, 2018. SSA benefits recipients continued receiving their disability checks during the shutdown. The SSA was not impacted this time due to a full-year agreement that was reached in September. None of its employees were furloughed unlike during past shutdowns. The agency issued a contingency plan outlining how its essential programs would remain in operation even as some federal workers got furloughed and other programs stopped. “Funding for the programs under Titles […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2019 – Biedermann Hoenig Semprevivo, A Professional Corporation, is pleased to announce the opening of its Florida office, located in Miami, Florida. The firm, with its flagship office located in New York City, has grown organically over the past several years with the addition of multiple offices in New York State, New Jersey and Boston/Walpole and is excited to now expand its client services to Florida. Its Florida branch, led by Partner, Suzanne M. Valles, was formally opened on February 1, 2019 and is located at 601 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 700, Miami, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2019 – Immigration courts remained closed across the United States and there were estimates of up to 100,000 canceled hearings due to an ongoing partial government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018. The situation resulted in delays for almost all federal civil cases and increased backlogs of immigration court cases. Many federal attorneys and judges were not working for the duration of the shutdown. Most immigration judges were furloughed on December 26, 2018. Only a quarter of the courts’ 400 judges were deemed “essential.” The majority of the several thousand cases that […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 27, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced plans to fast-track the processing of pending benefits appeals claims for veterans living in counties impacted by the recent hurricanes across the southeastern region of the United States. The VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals found that the aftermath of Hurricanes Michael and Florence warranted efforts to advance the appeals. VA officials said the accelerated processing would help veterans in need. However, they did not specify how many of the over 300,000 currently undecided claims will be prioritized. “The VA’s decision to fast-track the […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2019 – A new study suggests the medicines used to treat military veterans and others contribute to already high suicide rates among some subpopulations. When medicines used to treat military veterans compound their problems, it greatly complicates the transition to civilian life. The very medicines used to treat veterans with PTSD and other injuries obtained through the sacrifice of military service might contribute to suicidal thoughts and actions, a recent study suggests. The study examined the effect of the drug Prazosin on subjects who were identified as already having suicidal thoughts. The study […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2019 – A New York county jail employee was charged with rape and multiple other felonies for having sex with three inmates. Jennifer Parker, 43, worked as a kitchen supervisor at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in Canton from August 2010 until her resignation in June 2018. As head cook she managed and supervised inmates who worked in the facility’s kitchen. Parker was accused of engaging in oral sex, sexual intercourse and various other sexual acts with three inmates. According to court documents, the alleged sexual misconduct occurred from 2011 to 2014. […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2019 – For many years there have been talk about changes coming to the H-1B lottery. Finally, something did happen on December 3, 2018. On December 3 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice and a comment period for a proposed rule to change the H-1B lottery. The lottery would now be merit based with a new electronic registration process. Petitioners would be required to first register with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once an employee is chosen, in the lottery, USCIS would then ask for the whole petition. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2019 – An at-fault Texas driver on Houston’s Grand Parkway told police he does not recall what happened when he crashed, as he has a history of seizures. The man was wearing an ankle-monitoring bracelet when he crashed, and he is not to be charged with a crime until police have more information on his medical history. Police indicated that they will investigate the driver’s criminal, medical, phone and car black box records to make sense of the fatal accident. The driver, had just left his probation office when his truck hit the […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2019 – Jonathan H. Freiberger, a member of the law firm of Freiberger Haber LLP, was recently quoted in the New York Post in an article about franchising issues related to the Bareburger hamburger chain. The link to the article can be found here. Located in New York City and Melville, Long Island, Freiberger Haber LLP is dedicated to representing corporations, small businesses, partnerships and individuals involved in a broad range of complex business, construction and commercial litigation matters. The firm combines the sophistication and counsel of a large national law firm with the […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2019 – More than 50,000 less-than-honorably discharged veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are afflicted with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and related mental disorders will get a second chance to receive VA benefits. A federal judge in Connecticut recently certified a class action seeking to restore benefits for veterans who received less-than-honorable discharges due to conditions directly related to their military service. The case is similar to another class action filed by Navy and Marine Corps veterans against the Naval Discharge Review Board. The same court certified that class action […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2019 – When an H-1B visa application has been denied, there are not a lot of options open to deal with that situation. But, there are some worth trying. Being denied an H-1B visa is a disappointment to the recipient of such bad news. Furthermore, reading the denial may result in more questions than there are answers, particularly if all the requested documentation was correctly submitted. This is happening far more than people realize. “Officers are not reading petitions closely and are denying them with cut and paste stock answers. There is no […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2019 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, discussed what is happening these days in the media as they attempt to cover the President,Donald J. Trump. It all started with a question about whether or not politicians, and specifically the Office of the President, had a legal obligation to brief the media on what they were doing. The response was rather interesting and revealed an angle that many Americans may not have considered in the on-going media frenzy to cover different stories each day. This episode of Court […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2019 – “Salt Bae,” a restaurant on West 53rd Street, known as much for its social media celebrities as for its steak, has been accused of taking advantage of its workers by not paying appropriate overtime wages, withholding tips, and denying meal breaks. A former waiter at the restaurant is being represented by the well-known Manhattan employment law firm of Lipsky Lowe LLP in a lawsuit filed recently against Nusr-Et Gökçe, the owner of Salt Bae. Gökçe has an international chain of steakhouses, popular in part due to Instagram videos that went […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2019 – Working in a warehouse has its own set of safety rules and workplace hazards. Workers need to be alert and aware of everything going on around them at all times to avoid accidents. It helps if management has good safety procedures that it enforces. Recently at an Amazon warehouse located in New Jersey, 24 workers were sent to the hospital, one in critical condition, after a robot punctured a can of bear repellent containing chili pepper extract (capsaicin). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating what happened. OSHA may […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2019 – Military veterans who had their housing and GI Bill payments delayed, underpaid or not paid at all should find solace in two acts awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature. Congress approved the measures to correct errors after recently implementing a new processing system, which led to massive problems for thousands of veterans. Prior to Congress taking its Christmas recess, it took steps to address recent problems with providing earned benefits to the nation’s military veterans. Congress voted to enact the Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act and the Veterans Benefits and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2019 – – Cicayda, a leading legal technology company that combines powerful software with legal expertise, today announced new production capabilities for its cloud-based eDiscovery platform Reprise, delivering production speeds in excess of 2.4 million documents in less than 24 hours. Cicayda’s Cloud-based eDiscovery Reprise Review solution produces documents quickly and easily, without additional charges, helping to simplify the eDiscovery document production process. “One of the most stressful events in the eDiscovery process is production time. We attempt to reduce client stress by providing real time quality control checks, incredible production speeds, simple […]


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