Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

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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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – Aiman-Smith & Marcy, a leading law firm specializing in employment law, has obtained a $9.5 million judgment on behalf of approximately 640 workers in the telecom industry in California after more than 14 years of hard-fought litigation. The lawsuit was filed in 2006 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of telecom workers who performed installation and maintenance of cellphone towers and who were misclassified as contractors and who were owed overtime and meal and rest break pay dating back to 2002. In 2013, Aiman-Smith & Marcy prevailed on appeal in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of Houston Rockets scout Brent Johnson. An unmarked construction hazard caused his bicycle to crash, resulting in a broken neck.   Johnson was 65 at the time of his death, and the family’s wrongful death attorney indicated that the accident was completely avoidable had the hazard been clearly and properly posted with warnings. Johnson usually rode his bike at least 30 miles a day and was always careful to wear a helmet.   The sidewalk section where Johnson died was not lit […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – Three people were killed Monday morning and several other pedestrians were critically injured when struck by a Volvo stationwagon, being driven by a 71-year-old DUI suspect, after it jumped a curb, plowing into a group of unsheltered people. The accident happened in the tunnel under the San Diego City College Campus in the 1400 block of B Street. Three people were declared dead at the scene, while the over 60 first-responders on scene transported six others to area hospitals for treatment. The six sustained injuries ranging from life-threatening to less […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2021 – Determining when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a crucial determination that is different for everyone. For millions of Americans, Social Security benefits are a critical source of income in their post-retirement years. However, deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits to maximize the total lifetime amount of benefits can be challenging. Once an individual reaches the age of 62, they can elect to begin receiving benefits. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays a reduced amount of benefits to those who elect to receive benefits before reaching “full […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2021 – An omnibus package of veteran-specific legislation passed both the House and Senate, putting it one step closer to becoming law. It now makes its way to the President to sign. The bill includes legislation to provide veterans with additional pandemic aid and addresses issues pertaining to women veterans, Native veterans and homeless veterans.  The Johnny Isakson and David P Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act received largely bipartisan support. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the women’s bill, the Deborah Sampson Act, the “crown jewel” of the entire package, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2021 – Highway 21 in Pendleton Harbor was the scene of an accident that took the lives of three. The crash was the result of a vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way when exiting a private driveway. According to police reports, a 44-year-old male driver behind the wheel of a 2021 Toyota drove into an eastbound 2021 GMC pickup’s path. The pickup hit the Toyota, ending up in the westbound lane and crashing into a 2016 Chevrolet pickup driven by a 28-year-old woman carrying two passengers, the woman’s husband and a friend. All […]


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Harris County, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2021 – On the night of March 5, 2021, seven people were injured in a natural gas line explosion and fire that led to evacuations in northwest Harris County. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Comcast workers punctured a gas line. CenterPoint crews arrived to fix the damage and as they were leaving, they struck a high-pressure natural gas line which exploded around 5:30 p.m. resulting in seven people suffering serious injuries. This is unacceptable. If you or a loved one was injured as a result, call our burn injury […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2021 – Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases among workers, the Amazon warehouse facility in Robbinsville, New Jersey, known as PNE5, was forced to close temporarily over last Christmas. An unknown number of the facility’s 3,500 workers were infected with COVID-19.  Amazon utilizes an in-house COVID testing program for employees to detect the virus’s asymptomatic cases and prevent spread. Around mid-December, the site began noticing a large increase in positive test results, and management decided to preemptively close through the holidays and reopen on December 26th. South Jersey work injury lawyers Petrillo […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2021 – The bill provides additional services to many veterans’ groups, expanding crucial services to tens of thousands of former service members.  Early January, former President Donald Trump signed The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act (“the Act”) into law. The Act unanimously cleared both houses of Congress before being sent to the President’s desk, where he signed on January 5, giving the law final approval. The 340-page Act, four years in the making, intends to help veterans facing a variety of issues, including homelessness, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2021 – Under the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, COVID-19, is a presumptive illness, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. This will allow servicemembers who contract a severe case of COVID-19 while serving in the military and suffer long-term effects to receive disability compensation and benefits from the VA.  “This is important and unfortunately necessary for members of our active-duty military,” said James G. Fausone, lead attorney at Legal Help for Veterans. “Based on the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are seeing […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 02, 2021 – After a woman slipped on an icy sidewalk, her New Jersey personal injury lawyers successfully settled her case through mediation.  The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm recently settled a slip and fall claim involving a client who fell on an icy sidewalk in Blairstown, New Jersey. The firm’s client, a woman in her 50s, walked along an icy sidewalk between two businesses. The woman fell, suffering severe injuries to her shoulder, which required her to undergo reconstructive surgery.  When the woman reached out to […]


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