Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2021 – Texas oil and gas disputes can sometimes boil down to which party owns the mineral rights associated with a particular piece of property. While it may seem as though determining who the legal owner of a mineral estate should be easy, in reality, this can be a complex process that sometimes requires court intervention. This is because parties to real estate deals frequently rely on inarticulately drafted contracts that leave too much room for interpretation. And, given the high stakes involved, room for interpretation is an invitation for an oil and […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2021 – South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Selects Steinberg Law Firm Lawyer. Attorney Annie E. Andrews, an associate at the Steinberg Law Firm, has received the 2021 Emerging Leader award from the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association® (SCWLA). Founded in 1993, SCWLA brings female lawyers together across the state to enhance the status, influence, and effectiveness of women lawyers. The organization now holds over 900 members and an active 18-member Board of Directors. This award comes as an honor to Annie Andrews and the Steinberg Law Firm as only one woman in South Carolina […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2021 – Four people were killed in a two-vehicle collision in suburban Cook County, Illinois, after being struck by a man allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The car accident occurred on Illinois Route 53 at Kirchoff Road. Lamar Graves, 32, was driving a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that struck a vehicle that had stopped on the right shoulder of northbound Route 53. Illinois State Police said the stationary vehicle was a 2019 Ford Fiesta. All four of its occupants, including two women, a teenager and a young child, died in the Rolling Meadows […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2021 – According to a new report released by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of veterans who died by suicide in 2019 was the lowest in 12 years. Still, the rate remains much higher for veterans than non-military adults in the United States.    The VA recorded 6,261 veteran suicides in 2019, which is 399 fewer than in 2018. The 7.2 percent decrease is the steepest drop since 2001. The rate has fluctuated slightly from year to year, but between 2005 and 2018, it rose by an average of 48 deaths […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2021 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is adamant that preventing further drunk driving deaths and serious injuries is crucial. There are too many drunk driving deaths in New Jersey and across the nation. “Drunk driving deaths, and their prevention, is as important today as it was in the past,” added Todd J. Leonard, Esq.   The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and their drive to pass the HALT Act (Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving), House bill (HR 2138), and the RIDE Act […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2021 – Po Shan Wong and Zhen Wu of JCD Distribution Inc. were charged on a criminal complaint with selling an ineffective COVID-19 air sanitizer in the form of “Virus Shut Out Cards.” These items were marketed as air sanitizers that would kill COVID-19. The cards were not effective in preventing or treating the virus.   Specifically, the defendants were charged with conspiring to sell and distribute one or more pesticides not registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally, the cards were said to be misbranded or adulterated.   According […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2021 – A new law could provide veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs through VA benefits for the first time. President Biden signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, or PAWS Act, into law in late August.    The PAWS Act requires the VA to implement service dog-training services in at least five VA Health centers by 2022. The pilot program will run for at least five years. When the five years are up, the VA will present its findings to Congress, which will then vote on whether […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2021 – Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr., outgoing president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group®, reflects on the past year’s triumphs, as well as challenges. WILG is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance to obtain medical care and other relief under workers’ compensation programs. WILG is a network of likeminded advocates for workers’ rights, sharing information and knowledge, and networking to help each other and clients. WILG president, Crosland, admits that COVID-19 made […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2021 – Contract Counselors is excited to announce the launch of a new online legal platform committed to simplifying and optimizing how law firms and contract attorneys connect. The purpose of the platform is twofold: provide law firms a flexible alternative to traditional legal staffing in an easy-to-use way while also giving freelance attorneys the ability to work where, how, and as much as they prefer. “Many small law firms struggle with legal staffing because of the inherent unpredictability in law,” explained Joseph Robert, CFO of Contract Counselors. “While you may think you […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2021 – Ceja Law Firm PLLC is pleased to announce we are expanding our Houston-based legal practice to include plaintiff personal injury claims. We are committed to providing the same powerful representation and dependable service to injury victims we’ve been offering to criminal defendants since Ceja Law Firm was launched in 2019. The personal injury lawyers at Ceja Law Firm represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including: Bicycle accidents Car accidents Motorcycle accidents Truck accidents Slip and fall accidents Dog bites Wrongful death Backed by more than a decade […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2021 – While veterans comprise just over 5 percent of the United States population, their numbers are expected to decrease in the coming decades. According to the most recent information by the United States Census Bureau,[1] the number of veterans decreased by over 8 million between 2000 and 2018. By the year 2040, the Census Bureau estimates that there will be fewer than 13 million veterans. This is an expected result of the increasing age of veterans and the decreasing number of new service members. Times have certainly changed since World War II, primarily […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, the plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA, and its former rector, Robert H. Malm, filed an ethics complaint against the attorney, Jeffery Chiow, who represented the church in the initial lawsuit. In that case, Malm claimed that a blog written by the plaintiff’s late mother, Sigrid Yahner, was threatening due to its use of the word “suicide,” and myriad other pretextual claims and sought a protection from abuse order. The ethics complaint, filed with the law firm of Rogers, Joseph, O’Donnell […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2021 – A 62-year-old woman filed a personal injury lawsuit against a car dealership in Joliet, Illinois, after being accidentally shot inside the building by another customer. Sylvia Mitchell of Morris accused World Kia Joliet of negligence in enforcing a policy that prohibited firearms inside the car dealership. The two defendants named in the lawsuit are World Kia Joliet and Everett Corbin, the Blue Island man whose firearm went off on the premises. “A premises liability lawsuit is a type of personal injury claim that can be filed when a person is injured […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2021 – Robert Malm, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, faces emergency motions for stays filed with both the Virginia Supreme Court and the US Federal District Court. The filings come after Malm’s attorney, Alexandria-based Wayne Cyron, obtained a gag order for discovery after falsely telling the Alexandria Circuit Court that such an order existed in prior litigation between the parties. The case is one of several filed by former parishioner Eric J. Bonetti, a retired attorney, after Malm obtained a protective order against Bonetti after claiming Bonetti […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 15, 2021 – Two research projects investigating the possible benefits of medical cannabis for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder have been awarded $20 million in grants funded by marijuana tax revenue from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) received $13 million, and Wayne State University’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity received seven million dollars.    Both studies seek to examine how cannabinoids could be used as an effective therapy for veterans with medical conditions like PTSD and depression and how it might affect the suicide rate […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 14, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on all aspects of society, including government operations. The Social Security Administration (SSA) was not immune. While the SSA attempted to conduct as much business as it could over the phone and online, cases came in at a far greater rate than the SSA could resolve them. The system is only now getting back up to speed. Up until May of this year, only 70 percent of providers were currently performing consultative exams. As a result of pandemic-related closures and restrictions, the average wait […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 10, 2021 – Finding a good family lawyer in Austin can be an overwhelming experience. For most people, the need for lawyers is infrequent, and they may not know what to look for when selecting an attorney or how to start the process. Does one look for the best Google reviews? Perhaps ask friends for a recommendation? How important is a lawyer’s courtroom experience? How does a lawyer calculate their fees? These questions, and more, may be important when searching for an attorney.   To help out its readers, each year, Austin Monthly publishes […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 10, 2021 – An 81-year-old motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries in a chain-reaction collision on Interstate 88 near Naperville, Illinois. Two other people were also injured in the accident. Illinois State Police said an unsecured piece of furniture fell off a vehicle and caused a crash that involved multiple vehicles. A 2017 GMC Sierra pickup truck heading east near Mill Street was carrying the furniture when it fell and landed directly in front of another car. The 30-year-old truck driver was issued a citation for failure to properly secure a load. “Motorcycle riders are […]


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Wareham, MA (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2021 – Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm, interim rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal on-the-Canal in Bourne, is again being sued in the Wareham District Court. The move comes after the court found that prior service of process on the defendant was flawed. At issue are allegations that Malm lied to the Wareham courts, denying that he committed perjury in prior legal proceedings involving former parishioner Eric Bonetti. Specifically, Bonetti claims that Malm falsely stated under oath that Bonetti’s late mother, then terminally ill, contacted Malm repeatedly to set up appointments, only to no-show. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 08, 2021 – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will require all frontline healthcare staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine within the next two months. It is the first federal government agency to do so.    The mandate applies to all healthcare staff in patient-facing roles, including doctors, nurses and other employees who provide direct care. Around 70 percent of VA health center workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to date. The remaining staff has eight weeks to comply with the order. Once an employee has provided proof of their vaccination, they will […]


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