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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2018 – The Steinberg Law Firm, LLP is pleased to announce that Taylor Lawrence Grooms has joined the firm in as an Associate Attorney. Grooms will join Personal Injury Practice Group and will be representing and fighting for the rights of injured South Carolina residents out of our Goose Creek offices. Grooms is no stranger to the area, being born and raised in Bonneau, South Carolina, his home, where he was an Honor Graduate of Timberland High School. After graduating from Clemson University, Grooms was accepted into the University of South Carolina School […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 19, 2018 – Legal Help for Veterans is pleased to announce student veterans subjected to improper loan debt while enrolled at for-profit schools are eligible for debt relief after a recent federal court ruling advanced stalled rules offering the debt protection. They qualify for federal student loan forgiveness after being issued loans they did not request. “The GI Bill is a great reward for serving our country, but some schools have unnecessarily burdened many student veterans with debt they did not want,” veterans affairs attorney James Fausone said. “This ruling helps clear the way […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2018 – Once again, the personal injury law practice of Javaheri & Yahoudai Law Firm has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This time, the firm is being honored by Law Firm 500 for being high on the list of the fastest growing Law Firms in the U.S. in 2018. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 89. Amazingly, their practice has grown 168 percent. The award was presented during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which took place […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2018 – The operator of a nationwide chain of gas stations has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a claim that it unlawfully rejected a manager’s request for an accommodation for his bad back. Gregory D. Jordan, an employment attorney with the Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan in Austin, Texas, notes, “This case helps illustrate why it is so important for an employer to have a candid discussion with any employee that asserts he or she has a disability and requests a reasonable accommodation.” Murphy Oil USA, in addition to paying damages, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2018 – Two Chicago aldermen proposed a measure that would fine pedestrians for using their cellphones while crossing a street. If passed, individuals could face fines ranging from $90 to $500 for talking or texting on a mobile device as they walk across an intersection. The ordinance would not apply to emergency personnel or police officers who are “on duty and acting in their official capacities.” People who use their cellphones to call 911 would also be exempted. The proposal follows similar measures that were passed in Honolulu, Hawaii and San Mateo, California. […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating brokerage firm Centaurus Financial, Inc. regarding its sales practices relating to structured notes, steepener notes and other long-term, illiquid securities. Structured notes and steepener notes are complex investment products that pay variable interest that often times have long-term maturity dates. If the investor chooses to sell the investment prior to maturity, they may be required to accept significant principal loss. The liquidity features of structured products are often not understood by retail investors. Many Financial Advisors market structured notes and steepener […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2018 – Marijuana is beginning to become legalized in many U.S. states and it is now legal all across Canada. The thought of high drivers is frightening given their reduced ability to react quickly. In fact, there is emerging proof that increased marijuana usage is causing deadly traffic accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) vehicular crashes are on the rise in states that have legalized marijuana, such as Washington State, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon. Recreational weed is also legal in Vermont, California, Massachusetts, Alaska and Maine, and 22 other […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2018 – A woman was struck and tragically killed while crossing a roadway in Arizona by a self-driving Uber vehicle. The accident occurred on March 18, 2018. It is believed that this incident is the first of its kind where a pedestrian was killed by an autonomous vehicle. The Uber vehicle was travelling approximately 40 miles-an-hour along a stretch of road with a 45 mile-an-hour speed limit. The vehicle had a human safety driver behind the wheel. The 49-year-old pedestrian was struck while walking her bicycle across the street. Police officers were able […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2018 – Accomplished West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Ron Herman (Herman Law, P.A.) has been re-appointed to the Wellington Public Safety Committee. He was then honored to be reelected as its Chair for the second consecutive year. Before serving as Chair, Ron was Vice Chair of the Committee. What Does the Public Safety Committee Do? The purpose of Public Safety Committee is to promote safety in the local community, a deeply personal concern for Ron Herman. The committee takes significant steps to ensure public safety, including assisting in developing and […]


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Novato, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2018 – San Francisco based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, is the venue sponsor for Memories, Memories: A Walk to End Alzheimer’s Celebration & Fundraiser being held at The Key Room in Novato, CA on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 PM. This year, through Custom Legal Marketing’s employee charity matching program, the company donated more money than ever as its team members participated in the Sonoma-Marin Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which took place on October 20th. Each year, through direct sponsorships and employee matching, Custom Legal Marketing donates to various causes and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2018 – An apparent software issue is delaying payments for student housing via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) GI Bill. The VA is way behind on processing GI Bill housing allowances for thousands of military veterans dependent upon it. That has one of Michigan’s more experienced legal advocates for veterans looking for solutions. “My legal career started with the GI Bill getting me through law school,” experienced veterans’ benefits attorney James G. Fausone said. “It is critically important to have your benefits in place when you are enrolled in classes, so […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2018 – On September 19 the Texas Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that may provide clear rules for businesses seeking to track down the source of negative online reviews. The case, Glassdoor v. Andra Group LP, raises the question: What evidentiary showing must a business make in order to unmask the author of an allegedly defamatory comment on a social media website? Most websites that publish user-generated content will not voluntarily identify anonymous posters. Gregory D. Jordan, a business litigation attorney with the Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan in Austin, […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Scaffidi & Associates is pleased to announce that the firm has been included in U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a firm exclusively by its peers. This honor is a testament to the firm’s dedication over many years of practice and their standing in the New York legal community. With unmatched legal knowledge and courtroom experience, Scaffidi & Associates has recovered more […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law generally excludes travel to and from work from the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation coverage. However, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently added a new exception to the commonwealth’s “going and coming rule.” The going and coming rule generally excludes from coverage injuries sustained while going to or coming from work, including driving or walking. The appellate board in February 1 affirmed US Airways Inc. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. must pay flight attendant Betty Bockelman’s workers’ compensation claim arising from an injury suffered while taking a shuttle […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2018 – A recent Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s report shows department officials are set to waste over $100 million on tens of thousands of unwarranted health exams in the next five years. A sampling of re-examination cases last year revealed officials might have requested unnecessary check-ups in 37 percent of benefits cases. These check-ups are meant to determine whether a veteran’s medical condition has altered enough to change the disability payouts. “The review team estimated that (the Veterans Benefits Administration) spent $10.1 million on unwarranted reexaminations during the six-month review period,” the report […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing has once again won a Gold MarCom award in recognition of a law firm website. The honor was awarded to San Francisco-based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, in the Digital Media category for the website it designed and created for the Athens Georgia based law firm of Morgan & Morgan Attorneys at Law. The MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, […]


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Newport Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Medical coding and billing transparency is essential for $3.5 trillion in spending. On Monday, October 29th, 2018, the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR)and Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on their investigation of an unusually high-cost medical charge for an allergy test used to determine what elements cause dermatitis in its Bill of the Month segment. Michael Arrigo was quoted as an expert in medical billing in the story. Arrigo commented on the usual, customary and reasonable cost of an allergy test described as “Patch or application test(s) that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – A delivery driver for Amazon and its contractor NEA Delivery Services alleges she was not permitted breaks or overtime pay in a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status. Yolanda Champion worked for Amazon and NEA from March to August 2017 in California. She says that during that time the companies were understaffed which led her and other delivery drivers to commonly work 10-hour days without rest periods. Champion says they were also paid a day rate that did not account for overtime. She is looking for other plaintiffs who worked as […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Begley Law Group, PC is pleased to announce that Joellen C. Meckley, Esq. has been named the firm’s newest partner. Meckley earned her BA in Psychology from The University of Michigan, and her Masters in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Following several years working as a nursing home and assisted living administrator, she was increasingly drawn to helping older adults plan proactively for the challenges of aging. This led to her degree from the Temple University Beasley Law School, and many years in private practice as an elder […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, and Saul Langsam, Esq., wills and estates attorney discussed the benefits of having a will and what could happen if someone did not. Wills can be complex or relatively simple and according to Mr. Langsam, simple wills are easy to have written up in a matter of hours for about $250.00. As for the complex ones, of course, speak to a qualified attorney to get it done correctly and within the required legal parameters. Death planning is something that many […]


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