Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2020 – A VA facility in Pennsylvania has become the first telehealth cancer care clinic in the United States, increasing patient access to expert oncology care. This clinic is part of the VA’s innovative telehealth network, the largest and strongest in the nation. This program connects the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania with the VA Pittsburgh Medical Center. Patients who are nearer to Altoona, which is one hundred miles from Pittsburgh, can receive cancer care and chemotherapy treatments from top oncology doctors without the need to travel to […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2020 – In case you missed the latest episode of the Todd Leonard Show with Dr. Gregory Keiser DDS a local oral/maxillofacial dental surgeon and Dr. Jon Molinare who have performed missions all over the world as part of the “Healing the Children” mission, listen here. For over 25 years, a group of doctors have led surgical and dental missions across the globe to help disadvantaged children with serious medical issues. Healing the Children’s vision is “a world where every child has access to good medical care.” The organization has 15 chapters (serving […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Recently, a 45-year-old Texas woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 290 near McAcres Drive. According to accident reports, the victim was heading westbound in a 2015 Ford when it crossed into the eastbound lane, colliding with a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. When first responders arrived on the scene, the Ford driver was pronounced dead, and the driver of the Toyota was taken to the nearest medical facility in Austin. The accident report noted that the road was wet at the time of the collision. In 2018, there were 1.29 deaths […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Over the past month, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has rapidly spread across the globe, affecting millions of people. To help slow down the spread of the disease, state governments have implemented an escalating series of recommendations to implement social distancing measures – some of which have turned into legal mandates. The effect that these restrictions have on Texas businesses is yet to be seen; however, it appears that it will be significant.  Just last week, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting social gatherings to 10 people, prohibiting eating and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Chester Weger, convicted in the infamous Starved Rock State Park murders decades ago, was released from prison on February 21,2020. Mr. Weger, who had been serving a life sentence, was granted parole by the Illinois Prison Review Board in November 2019. Hale and Monico represented Mr. Weger in his most recent parole bid. He was convicted after confessing to the murder of Lillian Oetting at Starved Rock State Park in 1960. Ms. Oetting, 50, was on a short vacation with two friends, Frances Murphy, 47, and Mildred Lindquist, 50. The three […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Healthcare workers regularly exposed to and in direct contact with patients infected with COVID-19 are at an increased risk of becoming infected. In South Carolina, such healthcare workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job exposure to COVID-19. The reports coming in from around the United States provide support for the fact that healthcare workers face a heightened risk of contracting coronavirus greater than other occupations. The CDC states that healthcare professionals “are on the front lines of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing Derrick West in a claim alleging that he was brutally beaten by Florida Department of Corrections Officers in 2017. Andy Hale is serving pro hac vice, collaborating with local co-counsel Mary Sherris in Orlando, Florida. The complaint against the Florida Department of Corrections, and named and unnamed corrections officers, alleges that Mr. West was victimized by unprovoked attacks on October 8, 2016, February 12, 2017 and again on July 6, 2017. The first alleged attack occurred in the Lake Correctional Institution by a correctional officer and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2020 – Suicide is an epidemic among U.S. veterans and the number of servicemen and women who take their own lives rises year after year. More veterans have died by their own hand in the last ten years than in the entirety of the Vietnam War. From 1955 to 1975 58,000 soldiers were killed in Vietnam while fighting in the war. In the ten years between 2008 and 2018 more than 60,000 veterans have died by suicide. In the same time period, the total number of suicides declined 18 percent. “Mental healthcare is […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – In what police are calling a major pile-up, close to 60 vehicles were involved in crashes on the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue in Chicago this morning. First responders started arriving at the scene about 5:45 a.m. with the first on scene the Chicago Fire Department. Overnight weather conditions, which included snow and ice resulted in low traction on the Expressway that resulted in multiple vehicle collisions. At least 14 have been taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and another 32 were evaluated and provided with treatment at the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – A 31-year-old male driver was arrested after causing a car accident on Interstate-75 that resulted in a woman’s death. He was charged with DUI manslaughter for being under the influence of drugs and driving with a suspended or revoked license involving death. Authorities said the driver, Jeremy Guerrero, had methamphetamines in his system at the time of the crash in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was booked into Hillsborough County Jail. “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts the lives of everyone on the road in danger,” commented Robert Joyce, […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – In the wake of civil ordinances requiring closures of businesses across the country, law firms in various states have filed lawsuits on behalf of businesses alleging that insurance companies have improperly denied their pandemic business loss claims. Two plaintiffs groups in Northern California, one of the first states to issue pandemic ordinances, filed groundbreaking lawsuits within a week of each other. The French Laundry and related restaurants and its owners filed a declaratory relief action anticipating denial of coverage, and Outerlands, Inc. in San Francisco filed what is believed to […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes of the Todd Leonard podcast, make sure to listen to the interview with Judy Pedersen, MSW from Hearts of Hope. Access the episode here. The episode featured Hearts of Hope Founder and Executive Director, Judith Pedersen, MSW. The Hearts of Hope mission is to create hope “one heart at a time.” Judy’s commitment to helping those who are grieving and lost a loved one is unparalleled. They have given over 125,000 ceramic hearts worldwide. When tragedy occurs, Hearts of Hope swings into action, marrying art […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – Daniel Soso of Aslip, Illinois, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison following charges of tax evasion. Vadim A. Glozman, Esq.represented him as his criminal defense lawyer on this case, which spanned over years of tax evasion charges tied to Illinois tobacco settlements and also involved his associate former Alderman Edward Vdorlyak as another key player in the saga. Vdorlyak has also been accused of tax evasion in a sprawling and years-long federal case. The longest sentence that federal tax evasion typically carries is up to five years in […]


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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – Uber has settled a national case that will provide the state of Nevada with over $1 million in settlement funds, announced the Nevada District Attorney. The ride-share giant was accused of allowing hackers to access the confidential driver’s license information of over half a million drivers around the country, and this settlement should go a ways towards restoring privacy for many states, including Nevada. In total, Uber paid $148 million in settlement money for this privacy breach to states across the US. Uber apparently knew about the hack, which occurred […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided in a March 3, 2020, decision that federal law does not preempt a state’s ability to prosecute individuals for providing false information when seeking employment. The court sided with Kansas in Kansas v. Garcia, 17-834, in deciding that the state could convict undocumented immigrants under its identity theft laws without interfering with federal immigration laws. The case concerned Ramiro Garcia and two other undocumented individuals who used stolen Social Security numbers to get jobs. All three were convicted of identity theft under Kansas laws after being […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm is proud to have two of its young South Carolina injury attorneys receive the title of 2020 South Carolina Rising Star Two attorneys from Steinberg Law Firm have been named as 2020 South Carolina Rising Stars by the attorney rating service, Super Lawyers. The organization Super Lawyers identifies outstanding attorneys in more than 70 practice areas. Those named as Super Lawyers have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. South Carolina Rising Stars have been practicing for less than 10 years, or are less than 40 […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2020 – A November 2019 Trump administration proposal would change the way continuing disability reviews occur for thousands of Social Security disability recipients. The Social Security Administration (SSA) dispenses disability benefits in two main ways. The SSA provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to individuals according to their prior Social Security tax contributions and work history. The SSA provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to individuals according to their disability status and inability to work. About 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, while 8 million receive SSI. The SSA conducts continuing disability reviews to determine […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – A woman sued an indoor amusement park in Lakeland, Florida, after her 10-year-old son suffered serious injuries in a fall from a zip line attraction. The incident took place at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park on September 1. The child’s mother, Kimberly Barnes, filed a lawsuit against UATP Management, the owner of the facility. She is seeking damages in excess of $15,000. The lawsuit accused three of the park’s employees of failing to secure her son’s harness and conduct necessary safety checks before releasing him from the launch platform. “Parents […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – W. Buddy Huntley knows how to make the most of tax returns and addresses the myths about filing for bankruptcy. W. Buddy Huntley ESQ. is a bankrupcty attorney at Holston and Huntley in Atlanta, Georgia, who is successfully guiding his clients to overcome mountains of debt. Buddy offers advice in several financial areas, helping people to plan for their future and get ahead when they feel they are falling behind. With tax season upon us, Buddy wants his clients to be wise with their returns instead of sticking to what they […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s (CARES Act’s) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is an excellent opportunity for businesses with less than 500 employees to take on low interest and forgivable (i.e. they don’t have to be paid back) loans. To help businesses with estimating forgiveness under the law’s complicated rules, Spire Law built and launched the CARES Act Loan Forgiveness Calculator to calculate the loan forgiveness under the CARES act as well as the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Application Tool to fill out the PPP loan application […]


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