Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 15

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2021 – Understanding the effect of an employment agreement is crucial for both sides to the agreement. Earlier this month, a Texas appellate court released an opinion in a case illustrating the importance of understanding the terms of an employment agreement. The case centered around a physician-employment contract that contained both an agreement not to compete and a buy-out option, through which the departing party could essentially buy their way out of the non-compete clause.  The Allegations This case involves two parties, both physicians: Johnson and Sherman. In 2015, Johnson entered into an […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Peter Brill of the law firm, Brill Legal Group, P.C. has successfully achieved recertification as a criminal trial advocate.   The NBTA was formed out of a firm conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.   Peter Brill is part of a growing number of trial attorneys who have illustrated their […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – Injured workers who qualify for both workers’ comp and SSDI benefits should be aware of how the two programs interact with one another For workers who are injured on the job, it is common that they will qualify for both workers’ compensation benefits as well as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, injured workers cannot obtain the full benefit under both programs. To maximize the amount of benefits and to know what to expect when the first benefit checks come in, it is crucial to understand how these two programs […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – An injured customer filed a slip and fall lawsuit against Menards, a home improvement retail chain.   Donald O’Connell sued the company for negligence over an incident in August 2019 at a Menards store in Crest Hill, Illinois. He sustained serious injuries to his limbs and other parts of his body in a slip and fall accident.   O’Connell visited Menards on August 21, 2019. A store employee allegedly positioned a forklift directly behind him without his knowledge. O’Connell tripped and fell over one of the forklift blades. According to the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 3, 2021 – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often affect a person’s balance, among other issues. Although deep brain stimulation and implantable devices are available to help, the process is invasive. However, the latest device, the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS), from Helius Medical Technologies may offer a solution.   Helius Medical Technologies has a new portable product that stimulates the brain via the tongue. It was granted marketing clearance in the United States to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with trouble walking. The company says there are other uses for this technology, and one of them […]


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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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