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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A., which has a national securities litigation practice, announces that it is investigating claims involving Future Income Payments, LLC. According to Future Income Payments, LLC’s website, it claims to be “the industry leader and an innovator in buying and selling secondary market pension cash flows, often referred to as structured cash flows. In reality, Future Income Payments, LLC was not a flourishing business entity but rather a $100 million scam operated out of a Nevada strip mall. At least nine states have issued cease and desist orders, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – San Diego-based company Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC will pay $50,000 to victims in a pregnancy discrimination suit and provide other relief as part of a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the lawsuit, the company fired a female employee a few days after she informed them of her pregnancy. The company also did not allow another pregnant employee to return to work after she took maternity leave, the EEOC claimed. The alleged actions violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2018 – Employers are supposed to provide a safe environment for their employees. However, workplace accidents that could have been prevented, frequently take place. In New Jersey, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide the needed care and funding in the event of an injury that occurs at work. A worker who became paraplegic after falling off a scaffold at a construction site arrived at a settlement of his lawsuit for $8.225 million on January 22. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, Jose Criollo, who was 46 years old […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2018 – Our client was driving south on Route 287 in Hanover, New Jersey in 2014 when he was stopped in traffic and was rear-ended by another motorist. He sustained significant spinal injuries, requiring extensive treatment. He initially received epidural injections, and ultimately underwent a single level fusion procedure. Fusion of only one motion segment of the spine is referred to as a single level fusion. “My client also sustained a traumatic brain injury resulting in memory and vision issues,” said Todd Leonard, of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm in Denville, New […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2018 – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge recently found that a wife in California had the legal right to decide whether to end treatment for her husband who was in a permanent vegetative state. Judge Mary Thornton House decided in her ruling that if an unresponsive individual does not have an Advance Health Care Directive, their spouse can make end-of-life decisions for them. The case concerned Juan Fernando Romero of San Gabriel Valley, California. He was found to be in a persistent vegetative state without any likelihood of recovery after sustaining […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2018 – A New York Uber driver is facing a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse after initially being charged with misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault and attempted forcible touching. Iqbal Hussain, 26, was arrested at his Bronx apartment after a female passenger accused him of forcibly touching her during an Uber ride to her home in Westchester County, New York. According to authorities, he picked up the 39-year-old woman when she hailed an Uber ride from New York City to Rye Brook. She fell asleep in the back seat of the vehicle […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2018 – The Office of the Inspector General recently issued a warning about a persistent phone scam devised by individuals claiming to be calling from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The scheme involves scammers trying to convince people to reveal their personal information such as Social Security details and bank account numbers over the phone. Cases have been documented of callers declaring they are from SSA headquarters and asking individuals to confirm their personal information such as Social Security number, address and birthdate. “The growing reports of such scams mean that people need to […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2018 – Littman Krooks LLP founding partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., was recognized as a retiring board member at the 69th Annual Membership Meeting of The Arc of Westchester. Arc is the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Krooks served on the Board of Directors from 2006-2018 and was the President of the Board from 2014-2016. He received the Advocate of the Year Award from Arc of Westchester’s Children’s School of Early Development in 2016. Krooks is a founding partner of the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2018 – An issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court is whether a volunteer firefighter who suffered an injury during her response to a fire should receive an award of workers’ compensation benefits. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the firefighter, Jennifer Kocanowski, is attempting to reverse an appeals court decision that determined that because she was unemployed at the time of the incident, and she had no other job that compensated her, she did not have a right to benefits. Appellate Division Judge Karen Suter wrote that Ms. Kocanowski’s claim is […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2018 – Lawmakers have criticized the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) recent field office closures across the United States. The agency has closed 10 percent of its field offices nationwide since 2000, which is around 125 locations. Recent closures have included offices in North Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. In addition, SSA has also gotten rid of all 533 contact sites, which served rural areas. Officials explained that the shutdowns were part of the agency’s overall goal to transition to an increased use of online services. “There are certain population groups that are likely […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2018 – The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a blood test that has the potential to be used to detect concussions. The blood test may open another door to help detect traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Brain Injury Research Institute (BRI), approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sport and recreation related concussions happen in children, teenagers and adults in the United States. The new blood test could be a helpful tool in detecting TBI earlier. In professional sports, such as in the National Football League (NFL) alone, players and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2018 – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a new report calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to do a better job of recruiting and retaining doctors. The review of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the arm of VA that provides medical care through 1,252 facilities, highlighted the department’s mismanagement as a main reason for the physician shortage. The Government Accountability Office found the following: “VHA’s data on the number of physicians that provided care at VA medical centers (VAMC) were incomplete. “VHA provided VAMCs with guidance on how to […]


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Albany, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2018 – On July 5, 2018, the Third Department Appellate Division granted a woman severely injured in a motor vehicle accident the right to seek further settlement from an insurance company that allegedly used fraud and deceit to convince her to sign important legal documents closing her claims. The case was originally dismissed by the Ulster County Supreme Court because the victim signed a release of her claims, but the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo appealed the Supreme Court’s decision and won, opening the door to a legal investigation into allegations of […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2018 – The Vera Institute of Justice issued a report in June 2018 that said there is no evidence that prosecuting migrants for crossing the United States-Mexico border is an effective deterrent to illegal immigration. “The report challenges the superficial notion that criminal prosecution results in lower apprehensions as if the threat of prison time causes the reduction in the number of illegal entrants,” said Stewart Rabinowitz of the Dallas and Frisco law firm of Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. “As the study shows, the predecessor to the Attorney General’s current program of criminally […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2018 – Class action lawsuit alleges that a nursing home operator denied rest breaks, failed to pay overtime, failed to pay minimum wage and failed to itemize wage statements. San Francisco Bay Area employment law firms McCormack & Erlich and Wynne Law Firm have filed a class action lawsuit against SavaSeniorCare alleging, among other things, that the nursing home operator unlawfully failed to pay overtime to its employees for all hours worked and denied employees meal and rest breaks during the work day. The lawsuit, filed by and on behalf of current […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2018 – A federal jury awarded a Massachusetts man $18.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit when a clinic did not test him for HIV. The plaintiff, a gay man, was already at a high risk for exposure to HIV, but as a former paramedic, the risks were even greater. Paramedics are routinely exposed to bodily fluids such as blood. According to court documents, the man went to a local hospital in 2007 after experiencing facial paralysis. He had agreed to be tested for HIV when an intern told him his symptoms were […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2018 – Schuelke Law, located in Austin, Texas has just launched a brand new, client interactive website that is informative, up-to-date and filled with exactly the right kind of information that those needing an attorney want to know. Dealing with anything legal can be frightening and confusing. Brooks Schuelke, recognizing that fact, made it a point to create a website that breaks down precisely what happens when someone gets involved with the legal system. He covers how it works, what happens when someone enters it, how they progress through each step and what […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2018 – A support line for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, financial hardship and other problems has broadened its reach to every county in Florida. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and the state’s 2-1-1 system partnered for the Florida Veterans Support Line’s (FVSL) expansion. The helpline received around 3,300 calls per year in the three years since its launch in October 2014. However, the number of calls jumped to nearly 10,000 in just the last quarter of 2017 alone since the statewide expansion. Florida veterans can make free calls […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating Florida based companies, 1st Global Capital, LLC and 1st West Capital, LLC, for potential securities laws violations. If you were sold promissory notes issued by 1st Global Capital, LLC or 1st West Capital, LLC, you should be aware that both companies filed for bankruptcy protection and are currently being investigated for securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the United States Attorney. As an investor/creditor, it is important that you speak with a qualified securities lawyer to discuss […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2018 – A mother stabbed to death in a motel bathroom by her estranged husband, with her three daughters in the bedroom, is the impetus behind Kari’s Law Act (2017). The oldest daughter, now 11, frantically tried to call 911 four times from a motel room in Marshall, Texas not understanding that she had to dial an additional “nine” to be connected to an outside phone line. Kari’s Law Act was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and went into effect on September 1, 2016. On February 16, 2018, on the 50th anniversary […]


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