Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 16

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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2021 – A staircase collapsed inside the future 15-story tower of the Houston head office of Marathon Oil Corporation, killing three construction workers and injuring one. The work, the men, were doing was exceedingly dangerous.   The workers’ families are filing lawsuits alleging Marathon Oil and several subcontractors were negligent in failing to follow workplace safety protocols and regulations, failing to train or supervise workers properly, and failing to provide proper safety equipment.   One afternoon in October, a precast concrete staircase collapsed from the 13th and 14th floors downward. The domino effect […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 03, 2021 – A Northern Virginia-based plaintiff is suing his former church, his former priest, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and the City of Alexandria in federal district court. The action, filed by Eric J. Bonetti in the Eastern District of Virginia, alleges that Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria Virginia; its former rector, the Rev. Robert H. Malm; the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia; and the City of Alexandria conspired in filing a fabricated lawsuit in state court against the plaintiff, in which they falsely alleged that plaintiff had threatened the church and its […]


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Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2021 – Attorney Holmes served as a South Carolina personal injury lawyer for an impressive 42 years, helping thousands of clients get on the road to recovery   South Carolina personal injury lawyer J. Kevin Holmes recently announced his retirement. Attorney Holmes joined the Steinberg Law Firm shortly after graduating from law school at the Rutgers University School of Law. As Holmes explains, he had immense respect for the founder of Steinberg Law Firm, Irving Steinberg, who helped draft and pass the state’s first workers’ compensation law.   In his capacity as a Steinberg Law […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2021 – On the evening of January 14, 2016, John Johnson was working the night shift as a laborer on a Delaware River pier. It was his fourth day on the job. While working away from the other laborers, he fell through a 5-by-10-foot man-made cut-out in the pier. After an hour, Johnson’s co-workers called the police. The Philadelphia Police Department divers recovered Johnson’s body under the pier. Johnson’s family filed a lawsuit against Agate Construction Co., the general contractor for the Pier 78 Rehabilitation Project in South Philadelphia. Johnson was an employee […]


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Waltham, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 01, 2021 – Notice is hereby given that all claims against the defendant, Arcserve (USA) LLC and Marlin Management Company, LLC were not dismissed, and all claims remain and are subject to full discovery. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court, delivered the following denial response verbatim: “EXPANDED ENDORSEMENT on defendant, Arcserve (USA) LLC’s (“Arcserve”) and Marlin Management Company LLC’ s (“Marlin”), motion to dismiss. Claims brought by plaintiffs center on an asset purchase agreement between plaintiff, FastArchiver Software, LLC (“FastArchiver”) and Arcserve LLC, and the communications/negotiations precedent, relating to the sale of FastArchiver’s email […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2021 – Tens of thousands of Vietnam War veterans will be newly eligible for benefits and compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for three conditions newly deemed related to Agent Orange exposure. Beginning January 1, 2021, bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and Parkinson’s Disease-like conditions have been added to the list of conditions with a presumed service-connection.  A presumption of service connection replaces the VA’s typically stringent requirement that veterans prove that an event, illness or injury experienced while serving in the military contributed to a current disability. The VA assumes that anyone who […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2021 – A Texas inmate died of a broken neck after an arrest. The 23-year-old man’s family alleged unreasonable, excessive force as the cause of his death.   The 23-year-old Texas man was celebrating with his friends and fell asleep outside in their yard. Patrol officers saw the man, woke him and told him to go home. The man indicated he would comply; however, he was arrested for public intoxication and violation of emergency management orders relating to COVID-19.   It is alleged that the man was tripped numerous times, pepper-sprayed and shoved […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2021 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce that nine lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Founded in 1927, Steinberg Law Firm has a history of experience advocating for injured people and has obtained some of the largest jury verdicts, workers’ compensation awards, and settlements in South Carolina. Regardless of the size of a case, the firm’s lawyers emphasize providing every client with the highest level of advocacy, attention, and compassion. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2021 – A new study, the most in-depth to date, on post-mortem brain tissue presents groundbreaking findings on posttraumatic stress disorder that will be useful in diagnosing and treating the condition. The study was conducted by researchers from the VA National Center for PTSD, the VA’s National PTSD Brain Bank and Yale University School of Medicine. Their findings were published online in the journal Nature Neuroscience on Dec. 21, 2020. Researchers used the post-mortem brain tissue of PTSD patients to identify the molecular changes in the brain caused by the condition. It is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2021 – A father of three was placing stop signs for traffic control when a speeding truck rear-ended another truck and flipped it over on top of the father. The first truck’s driver had a blood-alcohol level of three times the legal limit. The driver of the second truck was also seriously injured.   The 63-year-old minister and traffic control supervisor spent several weeks in the ICU but eventually passed away due to the injuries he sustained after being crushed by the truck. The man’s surviving family filed a wrongful death lawsuit in […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2021 – Sanjiv N. Singh, a Professional Law Corporation, with co-counsel Indrajana Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, have filed suit in Alameda County against Henry Schein, Inc., one of the world’s leading healthcare product distributors. The lawsuit alleges wrongful termination in connection with a longstanding employee’s Asian American wife who was denigrated on the basis of her Asian heritage and objectified on the basis of her gender without any intervention or appropriate action by Henry Schein. The lawsuit specifically alleges that Henry Schein maliciously and repeatedly retaliated against her husband after […]


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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2021 – Joyce Carroll, Maria Pavia, Verlyn L. Papillon, and Gary D. Saballos allege the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, and San Francisco City College have a common policy of paying significantly reduced retirement benefits to employees forced to retire prematurely due to disabilities. Pending since November 20, 2017, their case has already gone up on appeal once when San Francisco failed to persuade judges to throw out the claims based on statute of limitations and governmental immunity arguments. See, Carroll v. City and County of San […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2021 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has been creating an actionable plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. It works in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies.  The plan will be structured in phases, as the vaccine itself will likely be released and allocated in this way. Experts used scientific and historical data from past pandemics and input from VA officials, science experts in and out of the VA, and veterans at the community-level.  “When sufficient vaccine for COVID is finally available, we will need […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – Lipsky Lowe LLP has filed a civil lawsuit against Ogilvy New York President Lauren Crampsie on behalf of her former nanny alleging wrongful termination and wage and hour violations. The Backdrop According to the complaint, plaintiff Anaika Quamina was hired by defendant Lauren Crampsie and her husband Jason Lotkowictz to be the nanny for their two children in May 2018. Ms. Quamina’s duties included caring for their children, light housecleaning, cooking, doing laundry, picking up groceries, and helping to clean defendants’ homes in New York City and the Hamptons. Ms. […]


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