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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2021 Attorney Annie E. Andrews, an associate at the Steinberg Law Firm, recently received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating™ from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and distinguished legal ability. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings evaluates attorneys based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar, including those who are rated as well as those who are not. Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating is highly acclaimed because of their confidentiality and objectivity of the ratings process, which makes the program so unique and credible. […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2021 – An industrial accident occurred at a fragrance manufacturing company in Pennsylvania. An industrial tote container with 330 gallons of liquid inside struck an employee. Emergency services received a call to respond to the injured worker. Upon arrival, the first responders took the man to the hospital. The 43-year-old employee died that afternoon shortly after 3 o’clock. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the accident. In 2018 and 2019, more than 130,000 workers in the United States suffered a nonfatal work-related injury from being struck by an object or equipment. […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA and its former rector, Bob Malm, has accused the church’s attorney, Jeffery Chiow, of filing a false police report against him. The allegations arose after Bonetti filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the City of Alexandria. One of the police reports Bonetti received was filed by Chiow, and accused Bonetti of “stalking” him and his family, and of distributing “threatening leaflets” in the neighborhood. “I have had no contact, directly or indirectly, […]


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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Nura Lutfi has joined Disability Law Group as an associate attorney in the firm’s Social Security Disability department. Ms. Lutfi earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Michigan and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. She has dedicated her practice to advocating on behalf of disabled individuals, the elderly, and underserved communities since her admission to the State Bar of Michigan in 2013. Nura is well-versed in Social Security Disability law […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2021 – Episcopal priest Bob Malm has again been sued after allegedly engaging in computer trespass. That’s the assertion of former parishioner Eric Bonetti, who has filed suit against Malm in federal district court against Malm under the federal stored communications act, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 121 §§ 2701 et seq. The suit was filed after Malm’s attorney in a related case, Wayne Cyron, forwarded to Bonetti’s attorney screen caps from Bonetti’s website. The site, located at www.BobMalm.com, expressly prohibits access by Malm, his family, and anyone acting directly or indirectly on Malm’s behalf. […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2021 – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report urging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to do more to reduce its pending caseload, which has seen an 85-percent rise in recent years. The watchdog called for a more proactive approach to tackling the backlog. The GAO report, released on September 20, 2021, found that USCIS has neither updated its plans nor implemented them to address the backlog. The agency has also failed to identify funding and other resources necessary to get the delays under control. “Our office has seen […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 11, 2021 – At least eight were killed and dozens more injured at Houston Music Festival. In early November, tragedy struck at a Houston music festival when a crowd surged towards the stage as one of the festival organizers, rapper Travis Scott, performed on stage. Thousands of fans stormed the stage, causing a stampede that trampled hundreds of concertgoers. More than eight people were pronounced dead. According to the Houston Mayor, the deceased ranged in age from 14 to 24. About two dozen others were admitted to nearby emergency rooms and another 300 treated at […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 09, 2021 – — Representatives of Episcopal priest Bob Malm, who is accused in civil proceedings of committing perjury, abuse of process, and spoliation of evidence, today rejected an offer of mediation from plaintiff Eric Bonetti. Malm’s attorney cited a lack of trust, a lack of concern about the outcome of litigation, and concerns that details of mediation might be made public as reasons for the decision. The announcement includes the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia and Massachusetts, St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, Mass.; and Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA. “It is amusing that […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 05, 2021 – On October 25, 2021, President Biden revoked prior country by country restrictions on admission to the United States by noncitizens and replaced them with a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for air travelers to the United States. The new requirement goes into effect on November 8, 2021. The White Fact Sheet and the CDC Technical Instructions place an obligation on airlines to confirm that a legitimate source issued the vaccination record of each traveler and to determine if the traveler’s vaccinations meet the CDC definition of full vaccination. “While the goal of loosening […]


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Santa Ana, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2021 – The civil trial against a Hollywood assistant director for invasion of privacy in Schrauwers v. Kevin Roy ended with a $850,000 verdict on November 4, 2021, with attorney Eric Traut representing the victims, at Santa Monica Superior Court Department “O” before Hon. Jay Ford, III. The civil trial follows a criminal conviction of long time Hollywood Assistant Director, Kevin Roy, involving other victims in 2015 where the District Attorney recovered 400 photos and 40 videos exposing women, including the three plaintiffs, in private spaces including dressing rooms, bathrooms, retails stores, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2021 – A recently published study has found that elevated protein levels in the brain correlate to a person’s likelihood to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).    Researchers from the Imperial College of London conducted the study and reported their findings in Science Translational Medicine. The researchers used a new blood test to measure the levels of neurofilament light (NfL for short) in the brains of 146 participants. NfL is a protein that provides structure to axons in the brain, which are tendrils that send messages between brain cells.    The […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2021 – Robert Hiller Malm, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, is preparing a response to a lawsuit filed in the Wareham Massachusetts District Court by former parishioner and retired attorney Eric Bonetti. The lawsuit claims that Malm, while serving as interim rector of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Marion Massachusetts, falsely told police and the courts that Bonetti had “threatened,” and “stalked” him on the basis that he publishes a blog, www.bobmalm.com, critical of Malm and his former parish in Alexandria Virginia, Grace Episcopal Church. Malm allegedly also […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2021 – Recently, a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cherokee County took the life of a 68-year-old Texas woman and injured two others.  The head-on collision occurred when a 2007 Dodge Durango driver crossed over into the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 175, near Cuney. The Durango hit a 2007 Ford Fiesta. One passenger in the Fiesta was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver and one other passenger were taken to the nearest medical facility for treatment. The Durango driver was transported to Jacksonville for medical care.  This accident is still under […]


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Springdale, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2021 – Last month, a Cooper Tire employee was killed while working in a manufacturing plant in Texarkana, Arkansas. According to a recent news report, the man became stuck in a piece of machinery that prevented him from breathing. He remained stuck in the machine for about ten minutes before a coworker discovered him. Despite the efforts of emergency responders, the man died from what appeared to be asphyxiation. Cooper Tire released a statement immediately after the accident, reading: “We are deeply saddened that one of our associates passed away on August 25, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2021 – In a recent rear-end crash, a 75-year-old Houston senior died in a two-vehicle encounter on Eastex Freeway near Greens Road. The man was on his way home from taking his grandchild to the hospital. His Chevrolet Trailblazer was rear-ended when a Ford F-150 struck it.   The man died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford and the passenger were believed to be under the influence of alcohol. The Ford driver was charged with intoxication manslaughter.   This rear-end crash is still under investigation.    The number […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 South Carolina personal injury lawyer Steven E. Goldberg recently received the Leadership in Law Award by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys from across the Palmetto State who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had a positive impact on the legal profession. This prestigious award honors attorneys who go above and beyond what is expected of them as advocates. Attorney Goldberg joins fellow Steinberg Law Firm attorney, David T. Pearlman, as a fellow Leadership in Law honoree, who was selected for the award […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2021 – The Department of Veteran’s Affairs released a policy statement alerting veterans discharged under the military’s former “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy that they are eligible for VA benefits they previously may have been denied. The announcement came on the tenth anniversary of the repeal of the controversial policy that kept openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military.    Although those discharged under DADT based solely on gay behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status have technically been eligible for benefits, they were originally given an […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2021 – An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation found that a central Illinois grain-handling cooperative allegedly exposed employees to engulfment hazards. The cooperative was accused of violating grain-handling safety standards. Topflight Grain Cooperative Inc. in Monticello received multiple safety citations from OSHA, including three willful, one serious and one other-than-serious. The federal agency issued the citations in connection with a Feb. 19, 2021 incident. Two workers were clearing crops and debris from a bin when soybeans collapsed and surrounded one of them up to the waist. The cooperative is facing $303,510 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2021 – Texas is a large state with 683,533 miles of road and over 22 million registered vehicles. With these numbers, it is no wonder accidents are on the rise. Add in never-ending road construction and repair, heavy trucks hauling cargo and a booming oil industry, and the picture gets even gloomier.   Recently, there have been several accidents that never should have happened but for the lack of care and attention of the drivers involved. In one case, a police officer was injured in one of three crashes in the same location […]


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Summit, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2021 – Gearhart Law, an Intellectual Property law firm based in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the promotion of James Klobucar, Esq. to the position of partner with the firm. Gearhart Law has over 30 years of experience dedicated to Intellectual Property and Patent law and related litigation both nationally and internationally. James Klobucar, Esq., is the firm’s Chair for the Consumer and Design Patents Group. As such, James is responsible for overseeing the consumer and design patent practice group as well as keeping the firm up to date on international and […]


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