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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2011 – When most Americans think of immigrants, they think of Mexicans or Latinos because of the latest Arizona anti-immigration laws and the anti-immigration sentiment that is running through the fabric of the country. However, the immigrant experience actually runs the gamut as they come from all over the world. But imagine every imaginable variable thrown into the spoke of a bicycle wheel. That is how far and wide the human drama continues as the stories of each complex and unique immigration story develops. Heartbreaking stories, such as the one about an uninsured […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2011 – Even those in positions of authority have moments they regret. This hit and run case is one such example. Hit and run crashes are horrendous, particularly if the offender is not caught. In this case, the perpetrator was caught. It turned out he was an off-duty firefighter. The man had been speeding and texting at the same time when he hit and killed a Guatemalan immigrant. He hot-footed it away from the scene and abandoned his SUV just a block from his home. “When he got home, he then called firefighters […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., of New York, NY has been recognized by New York Magazine in its selection of “New York Area’s Best Attorneys.” Mr. Krooks is the founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP with offices in New York City, White Plains and Fishkill and is the Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. Mr. Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. “This is quite an honor for me. Since New York Magazine chose only a select number of professionals […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2011 – Brandon attorney Laurel Tesmer recently was accepted as a member of the Leadership Brandon Class of 2011. Tesmer is an attorney at Osenton Law Offices, P.A., with offices in Brandon and Lakeland, Florida. Her practice concentrates in family law, bankruptcy, estate planning, civil litigation and other matters. Leadership Brandon is hosted by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to assist leaders of the Brandon community in perfecting their leadership skills while learning about the issues affecting the community. Each month the class has a day-long session. This month […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2011 – Public sentiment and the media are revving up the need to ban texting while driving in Florida in 2011. Last year 5,500 people were killed in the U.S. and another estimated half a million were injured due to distracted driving. Most of those fatalities happened to people less than 20 years old. Cell phones can be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends, but a huge detriment while driving. Last year, 17 different bills were proposed by Florida lawmakers in both branches of government to address texting […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2011 – On February 12, the attorneys and staff of Osenton Law Offices, P.A. will host its annual Cars, Bars & Cigars Party. The event is held each year to celebrate the start of the racing season on the night of the Budweiser Shootout race, a prelude to the Daytona 500. The Shootout is a major race between the 12 drivers that qualified for the 2010 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, past NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, past Budweiser Shootout, Daytona 500, and Coke Zero 400 champions, as well as all of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2011 – All tires are not made equal. If the right tires are not on a big rig, this is a potential recipe for disaster. “Not a lot of people know that commercial tires, the kind you find on big rigs, are not designed for ordinary vehicles. In other words, a tire is not just a tire. The rubber you find on the big boys are specifically for class 6-8 trucks and are chosen according to their gross vehicle weight rating. These are some of the biggest tires in the industry and they […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2011 – The U.S. Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for January of 2011, bringing bad news for foreign nationals who are trying to immigrate to the U.S. based on a qualifying family relationship. Priority dates, each immigrant’s “place in line” for a visa with which to immigrate to the U.S., retrogressed, or moved backwards, meaning that immigrants will face a longer wait until they are eligible to join their relatives to the U.S. Priority dates had been moving forward in past months, giving some families hope that they would be reunited […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2011 – Most people think that if they declare bankruptcy they can never get mortgage refinancing. That is not the case, as it is possible to obtain a mortgage loan after bankruptcy. “A lot of people do not realize that they can get mortgage refinancing after bankruptcy. In fact, there are a variety of options. One of them is using a qualified attorney who specializes in helping borrowers to file that kind of paperwork. It is a good idea to have a skilled bankruptcy lawyer on your side, as they help mediate […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2011 – “In supreme frustration, many states either have or are considering passing their own rigorous immigration laws to combat illegal aliens. While the idea may be a valid one, the legislation, often passed without viewing the complete bigger picture, may ultimately end up illegal, immoral and potentially unenforceable,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida. The latest state to weigh in on this matter is Virginia, who plans to roll out its version of CIR in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2011 – It is not always the trucker alone who is responsible for big rig wrecks. Fault may lie with the trucking company. It goes without saying that driving on the highway in the presence of 18-wheelers is enough to give many drivers serious concerns. It is well known that big rigs can and do get involved in some really nasty accidents, often resulting in either serious injuries or death for those they hit. While they keep American industries moving, they are often in violation of rules of the road, rules of safety […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2011 – Many states, including Georgia, have civil law statutes that protect individuals injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in a car accident or hurt as a result of someone’s failure to act to remedy a dangerous situation on their premises. “Just because there are laws on the books that protect people in certain situations, does not automatically mean the situation they find themselves in will come under the umbrella of that particular law. It is only through consulting with an experienced lawyer that people will be able to understand what […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Every couple has concerns about what would happen should their significant other pass away. What would happen with their savings, property and wishes for their family and friends? Domestic partners and legally wed gay couples should talk with a family law attorney with regards to estate planning. With the changing legal landscape, it helps to have a lawyer to ensure that your partner will not have to deal with an emotional and financial burden. Estate planning for gay and lesbian couples, whether legally wed or as domestic partners, will involve […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Product liability can encompass not only the product manufacturer, but also stores who sell their faulty or expired products. Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently sued the CVS pharmacy chain for such an offense. Jerry Farrell Jr. from Consumer Protection Commissioner also joined the suit. “CVS peddled potentially tainted food and ineffective medicine. Whether CVS was careless or heedless or overzealous for revenue, it betrayed its trust to consumers,” Blumenthal said. An investigation in 2009 laid the premise to the lawsuit. The findings were that numerous stores throughout Connecticut were […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – A job advertised as an EEO means the company may not discriminate in benefits, payment, firing and other vital areas. “If you’re looking for a job and find one that indicates it is an equal employment opportunity (EEO), it means that the company cannot discriminate against you in terms of recruitment, training, benefits, payment, firing or hiring. In addition, when the job is posted, that company must post a notice for all workers that outlines their rights under EEO laws,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums.There seems to be no end in sight to the number of product recalls faced by American consumers. Dangerous products have virtually taken the marketplace by storm. In what seems like a several page laundry list of product recalls, yet another one has been announced, involving camping stoves and equipment. This time, the stated hazard is the possibility of fire due to a damaged fuel line and/or O-rings. The recall will ensnare […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Surviving a truck accident is not always easy. Often, there are serious injuries, many that involve a victim’s back. “By far, the most common injury in a truck accident is a back injury. They have the potential to be catastrophic, since the back is our major foundation and any injury to the spinal cord may turn out to be devastating. In particular, spinal injuries and herniated discs are injuries that can alter a person’s life for good,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Facing harsh declines in membership, some veterans’ groups are harnessing the power of social networking websites to recruit young members. As veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam pass away, traditional veteran service organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion lose members. However, since most younger veterans have more technology savvy than their older counterparts, the Internet has revealed itself to be a great place to bring them together. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America group was an early adopter of social networking. Its Facebook […]


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Detroit, Michigan (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2011 – Since December 23, 2010 the Livonia mother of three, Gina Jasmund had been reported missing. Unexpectedly, Ms. Jasmund appeared today with her attorney, Mark Mandell, to turn herself in on an outstanding felony warrant out of the Howell District Court.


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2011 – Given the convoluted and ambiguous set of provisions that are our federal and state Medicaid laws, it is a wonder how any lawmaker could expect individuals, especially seniors with compromised health, to apply for benefits on their own. Federal regulations require Medicaid caseworkers to be helpful to those who file for benefits, but state and federal budgetary constraints have created a reality that is much more frustrating than the printed law would suggest. Many individuals file applications unprepared for the minutiae that will delay the processing of their application for several […]


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