Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2019 – The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a fall on ice by a corrections officer while on the way to her car to retrieve a hygiene item occurred during the performance of her regular or assigned duties, entitling the officer to an accidental disability pension. Kristy Bowser, a corrections officer, learned she would be working a second shift at the Mercer County Correctional Center (MCCC). During the second shift, she went to her car to retrieve a feminine hygiene product. While walking to her car in the […]


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Corona, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – After the contested death of a nonverbal individual left a community reeling, personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eric Traut of Traut Firm has insight into the steps that the family must take in order to get the available evidence from the Costco retail security cameras before it is too late. In April, Traut was able to obtain previously shielded retail footage by court order from a home improvement store following the life-altering injury of an employee resulting in a unanimous verdict on behalf of the person who was injured. The […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – A top executive at a Long Island-based mortgage lender pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with an $8.9 million embezzlement scheme. Edward E. Bohm, former president of sales at Vanguard Funding, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The 41-year-old was also an undisclosed owner of the company. Bohm faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years along with restitution and criminal forfeiture. However, he is expected to receive a shorter sentence like his co-conspirators who pleaded guilty to the same charges. “Fraud charges of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – In September 2018, an 8-year-old student was injured in a school bus crash with an overturned semi-truck. The accident occurred on State Road 60 in Plant City, Florida at the intersection of Horton Road. The crash was caused by the Hillsborough County School District bus driver pulling in front of the truck causing the tractor-trailer to overturn. The bus driver then failed to stop in time, crashing into the semi-truck. The student, who attends Knights Elementary School, was transported to the hospital for treatment. The boy was the only student on […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – Attorney Marc Lopez with the Marc Lopez Law Firm is pleased to announce that he has been chosen as a 2019 Best DUI Lawyers in Indianapolis. The website Threebestrated.com uses a 50 point inspection which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. Attorney Marc Lopez started at the absolute bottom of the Prosecutor’s Office and worked his way up to Marion County’s highly-trained “OVWI Unit.” Along the way, he handled thousands of criminal cases and countless trials. He learned the ins and outs of the courtroom […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace has been a primetime topic more than ever before. Besides uncovering the enormity of the issue, these viral hashtags and the movement they represent have also started a national conversation about what constitutes sexual harassment and what does not. Most people know that there is a line that should not be crossed; however, where that line is depends on who is asked. Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that between 25 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2019 – Knowing which breeds of dogs are considered to be a high risk for biting is something people choosing what type of dog they want must consider, particularly if they have children, plan to have children or take their dog places where there are children. A recent study revealed that in fact some dog breeds bite more frequently than others. The study identified the physical traits and breeds that tend to bite, most often the face, resulting in severe injuries. “It’s good information to have,” stated Austin dog bite attorney Brooks Schuelke, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 – According to data from the Pentagon, 71 percent of young people are ineligible for military service thanks to several complex social and physical issues, including obesity, criminal records or not graduating high school. This leaves the approximately 30 percent of young people who are qualified to be recruited by the military, colleges and potential employers. While this is good for them, it poses a potential threat to national security if the numbers continue to decline. “This is an issue that cannot be accepted at face value,” says James G. Fausone, lead […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 – The Wolper Law Firm is currently investigating potential claims against various brokerage firms that received a total of $100 million in commissions by recommending their clients invest in private placement securities issued by GPB Capital Holdings. GPB Capital Holdings, LLC is a New York based alternative asset management firm that started in 2013. Initially, the company accepted investments from 4,000 investors, receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. In addition, GPB Capital Holdings encouraged brokerage houses to recommend its products by offering lucrative commissions, up to nearly 8 percent […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 – MyPhillyLawyer is pleased to announce that Amirah Syders is the recipient of the 2019 MyPhillyLawyer Justice Scholarship. The scholarship is $2,000 annually with the recipient receiving $2,000 each year, for a period of four years. Amirah, a senior at Central High School of Philadelphia, applied for the scholarship and was successfully interviewed as the 2019 recipient. She obtained a 3.94 GPA in addition to extensively participating in a wide range of extracurricular events such as: Joi’s Back-to-School Donation Drive, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and school track and field. Her […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2019 – A New Jersey woman has recently been awarded a $1.6 million jury verdict due to injuries she sustained in a rear end automobile accident. The collision occurred in 2013 when a negligent driver crashed into the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle. Despite the relatively minor damage to the vehicles, the impact nonetheless caused the plaintiff significant injuries, requiring treatment for years and culminating in surgery to her cervical spine. The plaintiff was represented by the attorneys at Petrillo & Goldberg Law, with offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Attorney Scott M. […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2019 – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new gun protection law that enables authorities, school officials or family members to seek a court order that would temporarily seize the firearms of people considered to be a threat to themselves or others. The bill is called the Red Flag Law, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order law. Cuomo was joined by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the bill signing on February 25 in New York City. The governor said he hoped the measure would limit school shootings by giving […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2019 – A man voluntarily sought help at the Centerstone facility in Bradenton, Florida. The center placed the man on suicide watch, which meant checkups every 15 minutes. A couple days later, he was found dead in a bathroom, at the facility. The man’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the hospital failed to follow its own suicide watch protocol and did not remove all objects that could have been used for self-harm. Surveillance at the facility offers proof that the man was given medication at 9:36 p.m. and no one checked […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2019 – An Indianapolis man was recently charged with two felony counts of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. The weapon in question had been a BB gun, and the only reason the defendant had brought it with him onto his front porch was because he’d observed a stranger reaching onto his property and laying hands on his dog. The defendant eventually learned that a utility company employee had come to shut the defendant’s water off and had been frightened by his dog. The skittish utility company worker had then called animal control, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2019 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a guidance on April 19, 2019, advising lawful permanent residents that controlled substance use remains illegal under federal law and can negatively impact the outcome of a naturalization application. Violations of federal controlled substance laws, including for marijuana use or possession, are generally a basis for denying U.S. citizenship. The new USCIS policy alert reminds naturalization applicants that they could be found to lack good moral character for participating in marijuana-related activities including possession, cultivation, manufacturing, dispensing or distribution. The rule applies even when […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2019 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating brokerage firm Buckman, Buckman & Reid regarding its investment sales practices with retail customers. Buckman, Buckman & Reid is a brokerage firm founded in 1988 by H. John Buckman and John Reid. It is based in New Jersey but has branch offices nationwide. Since becoming a registered broker-dealer and member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), Buckman, Buckman & Reid has had sixteen (16) regulatory disclosures reported on its permanent record maintained by the Central Registration Depository (“CRD”). Among the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury researchers are constantly searching for new ways to help treat brain damage. Yet another discovery may help TBI victims – Xenon gas, a human anesthetic with few side effects. A new study has shown promising results for preventing cognitive damage after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While the study involves mice, it may well have significant ramifications for humans. Xenon gas, an anesthetic drug, apparently prevents long-term cognitive impairment, protects against brain tissue degeneration and increases life expectancy in the wake of a TBI in mice. In fact, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2019 – A new law has expanded mental health coverage to other-than-honorably discharged veterans through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The VA has been accused of mishandling the implementation of the change and failing to effectively notify potentially eligible veterans. The new law is an expansion of a 2017 program which granted some other-than-honorable discharges access to acute mental health care services during a crisis. Eligible vets can now receive ongoing mental health care outside of a crisis situation. The VA had 180 days after the law went into effect in March 2018, […]


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Monticello, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2019 – On June 6, 2019, Sobo & Sobo held an opening ceremony to celebrate the law firm’s new Monticello location, at 533 Broadway, in the heart of Sullivan County. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, organized a ribbon cutting for the event, with many of their members in attendance. Guests included members of the Sullivan County partnership, business owners, honorable judges, family, and friends. At the celebration, guests toured the new facility, mingled, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch courtesy of Orange County Bank & […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2019 – The stated intention of the current Administration is to cut back on family-based immigration and instead favor “merit-based” immigration. If such a system were to be put into place, it means the United States would give priority to high-skilled immigrants with degrees who speak fluent English, rather than choose immigrants with immediate relatives in the country. This kind of a merit-based system is similar in nature to how Canada allows immigrants in the country. The problem in the United States is that the proposed changes to the immigration system are relatively […]


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