Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 15

New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2021 – A driver was arrested for drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Queens, New York, that left one man dead and several people injured. He was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on a five-count complaint.   Harpreet Singh, 20, allegedly sped and drove while intoxicated (DWI) when the South Richmond Hill collision occurred. When police officers interviewed Singh at the car accident scene, he allegedly identified himself using a fake name. He told them he had been a backseat passenger in the Honda and that the driver […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2021 – The court found that the employer wrongfully terminated the employee but modified the jury’s award of compensatory damages.  Earlier this month, a state appellate court issued an opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that her employer wrongfully terminated her based on her qualifying disability. At trial, the plaintiff prevailed, resulting in the defendant’s appeal. The Facts of the Case According to the court’s opinion, the plaintiff was a property manager at an apartment complex. In May 2015, the plaintiff was injured, resulting in multiple compound fractures in her […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2021 – In a recent settlement, Founding Partner, Todd J. Leonard, Esq., of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, successfully settled a motorcycle accident case. A Springfield woman, in her early twenties, was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle, which was struck by a motorist turning left in front of the motorcycle in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The woman sustained serious injuries to her hip and left leg and ultimately required an open reduction and internal fixation for her extensive fractures. As a result of this accident, she also has permanent scarring. Attorney […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2021 – The year 2021 brings in a host of new and expanded veterans benefit programs, as well as several noteworthy pieces of legislation  So far, 2021 appears to be a good year for those receiving veterans’ benefits, as recently there have been several new bills going into effect that will provide current and former service members with additional and expended benefits. Additionally, there are several pieces of legislation that, if passed, will further increase benefits to the nation’s veterans. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 The National Defense Authorization Act […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)May 28, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infections to ensure workers would remain at the plant and failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Elijah was not told to wear any personal […]


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. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2021 – The Law Office of Jason Wright is proud to announce that Jason has been honored as a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for his service to the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver is a national award presented annually to those of exceptional character and noteworthy service to youth at the local council level. While a recipient’s service on the council level is considered, so too is their overall level of service to the Boy Scout Community. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2021 – Aliant, an international law firm with operations on five continents and in 17 countries, announced today the opening of Aliant Panama. The new office was formed through a partnership with Officium Lex Lau Abogados Panama. Aliant Law was founded in 2015 to deliver cross-border international legal services, including M&A, corporate transactional, and litigation. The firm has operations in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Central America. Officium Lex has handled major cross-border matters in geothermal energy, real estate, and financial services, and led major international corporate agreements and […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2021 – The Law Office of Mark Nicholson practices Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Civil Rights. Attorney Mark Nicholson started as a solo practitioner then, within five months, he hired an intern. A year later, he hired a paralegal then a year later he hired a legal assistant. His firm is growing and he is ready to hire an Associate Attorney. There is room for growth at this highly-rated and prominent law firm. This is an opportunity for a dedicated attorney to gain valuable experience and further their career with an […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2021 – The VA denied a 93-year-old World War II veteran from Ann Arbor a COVID-19 vaccine because he made too much money.   In a rejection letter from the VA, Don Schimmel was told that he could not receive health care through the VA because he was over the income limit. Schimmel was not allowed to be vaccinated because veterans must be enrolled in VA health care to get a COVID-19 vaccine from a VA facility.   Schimmel said that he only wants a vaccine, not benefits. He fought in WWII and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2021 – The news is often filled with stories about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from playing contact sports, military service, car accidents, or even slip and falls. Surprisingly, one of the major causes of traumatic brain injuries are bicycle accidents. Riding a bicycle can lead to more traumatic brain injuries than any sport, including soccer, basketball, hockey or football. In a recent case, a 61-year-old male was riding his bike in a golf cart lane when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene. The cyclist was wearing […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2021 – End Distracted Driving (EndDD) has released a new distracted driving public service announcement video (PSA). The release coincides with Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, a time for drivers to reevaluate and take responsibility for their behavior on the road. Directed by Ben Cersuli, the PSA was created in collaboration with the personal injury law firm of Anapol Weiss. The scenario looks at the respectful choice of driving without distraction through the lens of mask wearing. It inspires motorists to look introspectively at their own behavior that may seem normal but […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2021 – The House Veterans’ Affairs committee has launched an official investigation into the targeted recruitment of veterans and other military service members by extremist groups. This comes in response to the attack on the Capital in January, which left six people dead.   The military has long suspected a link between extremist groups and veterans, fearing that current and former servicemen and women are specifically being lured into involvement with domestic hate groups. They are attractive recruits for their combat experience and familiarity with military and government processes and can be vulnerable […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2021 – A recently released whitepaper, authored by GoSafe Labs, covering 2015 to 2018, revealed children are more likely to be injured in accidents on rural versus urban roads.   The study indicated the top ten least safe states for collisions involving children, with Texas leading the pack, followed by California, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, Arizona and Ohio. The company used public data from government sources that involved over 300,000 people involved in fatal accidents.   The whitepaper featured data indicating that 57 percent more children were killed or injured […]


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Former contractor defense attorney joins Summerville office construction defect legal team. Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2021 – Steinberg Law Firm, LLP announced the addition of attorney Rachel Igdal to their Summerville, SC office. Rachel will join the construction defect practice area team, representing homeowners, condominium associations, homeowner associations (HOA) and others against builders, general contractors, and sub-contractors. Rachel has been in practice for over five years in South Carolina. Previously she worked for a construction defense firm, representing builders, contractors, and sub-contractors in cases involving water intrusion, structural deficiencies, framing defects and asphalt/pavement issues. She also has a […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2021 – “Justice delivered for our client who was injured in a motorcycle accident,” explained Gordon R. Levinson, Esq. Founder of the Levinson Law Group. “While the $250,000 settlement cannot undo this client’s injuries, it acknowledges the pain involved, represents accountability for the driver who caused the accident due to negligence, and sends a very clear message to the community that there are consequences for unsafe driving on our roads,” added Levinson. “Justice served.” If you have been in a motorcycle accident, seek immediate medical care and retain experienced legal counsel. You […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2021 – Lawmakers and VA officials alike have begun efforts to expand current COVID-19 vaccination efforts to include all veterans, their spouses and caregivers.    Proposed legislation called the “Saves Lives Act” would allow VA medical facilities to vaccinate people who fall outside the current eligibility criteria, such as those under 65 and the spouses of veterans. As of now, only VA healthcare workers, veterans who receive VA care and are older than 75 (65 if supply allows) or with certain comorbidities, and some caregivers can be vaccinated against the coronavirus.    “The […]


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Hickory, NC (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2021 – Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP announces attorney Gregory D. Huffman has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Huffman, a Hickory native with 25 years of legal experience, comes to the firm from Moretz Marketing where he was involved in the redevelopment of the Moretz Mills building. Mr. Huffman previously served as Vice President-Legal for international apparel company Gildan Activewear (GIL: NYSE) where he managed the legal functions in the US, Asia, and Mexico. Prior to Gildan, he served as Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel for Gold Toe-Moretz, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2021 – The owner of a home remodeling company slipped and fell off a ramp at a restaurant, resulting in traumatic brain injury. The 40-year-old plaintiff alleged the restaurant was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist on their premises. According to court documents, the plaintiff was walking with a cane due to a back injury. On the way to the washrooms, which had an inclined ramp to access them, he slipped and fell on the wet, greasy surface at the top of the ramp. The plaintiff was taken to a medical […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2021 – Recently, a South Jersey man received news that he will receive over $200,000 in compensation related to injuries he sustained after having a heart attack while at work. While the man’s employer denied his workers’ compensation claim, the injured worker’s attorneys at Petrillo & Goldberg successfully argued that the heart attack was work-related, helping secure the man’s award. The case presented an interesting issue regarding when an on-the-job heart attack is considered work-related under New Jersey workers’ compensation law. Specifically, state law requires that workers show that their job duties are […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2021 – A veteran patient at the Dallas VA Medical Center is the first to receive a cutting-edge cancer treatment to treat his aggressive liver cancer. The treatment, Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), targets hard-to-treat liver cancer with radiation via Yttrium-90 resin microspheres or “SIR-Spheres” inserted directly into the liver.   The patient suffers from metastatic cholangiocarcinoma, more simply known as bile duct or liver cancer, which is rare and notoriously aggressive. This form of cancer affects only 20,000 Americans per year, but rates are rising steadily. This number is triple what it […]


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