Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2022 – Two girls attacked by a dog on their walk to school recently received $120,000 in compensation for their injuries with the help of attorney Paul Greenberg. The award included $20,000 above the applicable insurance policy limits. Children suffer dog bites more often than older age groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Typically, children experience dog bites while participating in routine activities. Parents and caretakers must keep an eye on little children. However, accidents can still happen. About half of all children will be bitten by a dog at […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2022 – Army Secretary C. Wormuth signed a directive that provides more improvements for soldiers to progress in their careers and have time to care for their families. This recent news seemed to fly under the radar but is most welcome to soldiers dealing with pregnancy and postpartum issues.     This latest initiative, referred to as the Army’s Parenthood, Pregnancy, & Postpartum directive, features welcomed policy changes and program improvements. The improvements include:    Increasing family care plan flexibility.  Expanding postpartum training and operational deferments.  Creating stabilization while receiving fertility treatments.  Extending physical […]


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Brewster, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2022 – The law office of Michael LoGiudice announced today the firm secured a $650,000 settlement for a client injured in a rear-end car accident. Our client was involved in a rear-end collision in Putnam County and was seriously injured. The accident occurred on Route 312 in the Town of Southeast near Zimmer Road and the Home Depot. We settled during court-ordered mediation after a Note of Issue confirming that the parties had completed necessary discovery proceedings and the case was ready for trial. This settlement highlights our firm’s commitment to protecting the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2022 – A Chicago woman who stopped to check on the victim of a motor vehicle accident recently received $290,000 in compensation for the injuries she suffered when the accident victim’s dog attacked her. Attorney Paul Greenberg of the Chicago firm Briskman, Briskman, and Greenberg assisted the woman in recovering compensation. In an emergency, time is of the essence. It is also essential to ensure that those who offer help during an emergency are not injured. When someone who stops to help is damaged, the emergency becomes even more dire. The Illinois Good […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2022 – In what may be a controversial discovery, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is typically acquired from playing contact sports, such as football, and sometimes obtained from military blasts. However, a recent study revealed that CTE is rare for veterans. Unless a service member played contact sports before enlisting for service, CTE is unlikely. The latest study, conducted by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Scientists and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicated that CTE was more strongly linked with civilian traumatic injuries. The study suggests that […]


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Ridgewood, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2022 – Managing Attorneys at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group – VISASERVE – Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. and Snehal Batra, Esq. will be receiving an Enterprising Women in Commerce Award in the Legal category. CIANJ (Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey) is a statewide business advocacy organization which represents more than 900 corporate members from every industry sector. CIANJ & COMMERCE Magazine are thrilled to honor enterprising women who deserve to be recognized for their achievements, determination and dedication. Enterprising Women in Commerce Awards celebrate women who are achieving great things […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2022 – A Chicago woman working as a concierge recently suffered a bite from a resident’s dog. With the help of attorney Paul Greenberg, she recovered $185,000 in compensation for her injury and related expenses. Many Chicago residents live in buildings staffed by a concierge. The concierge provides several services to residents. Like other Chicago professionals, a concierge has a right to a reasonably safe working environment – including a workplace free of the risk of being bitten by a wayward pet dog. One role of a concierge is to help keep building […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) July 07, 2022 – A Muncie man charged with murder hired Indianapolis criminal defense attorney, Mark Nicholson. He filed a motion in the Muncie court that his client may not be competent to stand trial for murder. Murder Jason De’Andre Harris, 33, is charged with fatally shooting Erik Sparks, 28. Under Indiana Code 35-42-1-1, murder is defined as knowingly or intentionally killing another human being. The police allege this is what Mr. Harris did. Police say Mr. Harris killed Sparks after forcing him to walk with him on Cardinal Greenway north of McGalliard Road in Muncie, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 05, 2022 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that temporarily lengthens the automatic extension period for some Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Certain individuals who have filed applications for employment authorization will receive an extension of 540 days from the expiration date specified on their EADs. Before USCIS announced the temporary increase, persons who filed timely renewal applications in eligible EAD categories could be granted a maximum automatic extension of 180 days. USCIS introduced the new policy in light of its significant processing delays for EAD renewal applications. Existing backlogs […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2022 – Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not only frightening but can be extremely serious. The severity of the trauma often dictates the long-term prognosis. However, no matter how much experience a doctor has, there is always an element of uncertainty in not only the diagnosis but the eventual recovery of the patient.    TBI is a serious public health issue, and each year in the U.S., close to 3 million people seek care for TBI, with many more never seeking care. Traumatic brain injury remains a leading cause of death […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2022 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the requirement for international travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test result before flying to the United States from a foreign country. As of June 12, 2022, air passengers will no longer have to get tested for COVID-19 or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States. The CDC determined the testing requirement was no longer necessary given the availability of effective coronavirus vaccines and treatments. The agency will re-evaluate its decision in 90 days […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 29, 2022 – The VA plans to change its disability rating criteria for several conditions to ensure that veterans’ compensation benefits match their medical conditions. The VA explains that the proposed changes to 38 CFR 4.96 should clarify, simplify, and eliminate redundancies in the provisions covering respiratory illnesses in the federal registrar. The major overhaul will affect disability rating criteria for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts. The three primary forms of sleep apnea are: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Central Sleep Apnea […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2022 – Members of the Georgia legal community recently rallied together to help raise much-needed funds to fight hunger with the 11th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition. The two-week fundraising initiative raises awareness of food insecurity throughout Georgia, and this year 189 legal teams raised $880,248.08 statewide. The Atlanta area participants aided the Atlanta Community Food Bank by raising $682,424, the equivalent of more than 2.7 million meals across their 29-county service area. The annual drive is held in partnership with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Young Lawyers Division of the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2022 – Ceja Law Firm PLLC announced today that a Houston Grand Jury refused to indict our client for aggravated assault in a case where we raised a defense of a third party. The defendant, a former Marine who did two tours of duty in Afghanistan and received various commendations, was charged with aggravated assault. On the date of the incident, he received a text message from his high school friend that she had been punched and assaulted by her husband. She was five months pregnant at the time of the assault; the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2022 – Jose Ceja, the managing attorney of Ceja Law Firm PLLC, gave a well-informed CLE presentation at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting last week in Houston. This was the first in-person meeting of members of the State Bar since 2019, after two years of virtual meetings. Many of the CLE sessions focused on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the legal profession, from hiring and retention to court accessibility and lawyer well-being. Mr. Ceja’s presentation, “Roadmap to a Criminal Case,” drew on his 15 years of experience practicing criminal […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2022 – The VA is transitioning to a new electronic health record modernization (“EHRM”) system to store and track various aspects of patient care. The VA expects this 10-year initiative to be complete by 2028. The contract to replace the VA’s current electronic health record system aims to eliminate the current reliance on multiple complex interfaces and manual data entry. The new design creates a streamlined connection between VA medical facilities with the Department of Defense (“DOD”), the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”), and participating community care providers. The EHRM’s ability to exchange health […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2022 – Last month, the Law Office of Mark Nicholson was thrilled to award another scholarship this year. They enjoy providing this scholarship opportunity every year as part of their commitment to public service. They love to hear from students about their past experiences that have helped shape them into the people they are today and will be in the future. Alexandria Reno is a Nicholson Scholar Winner Alexandria Reno of New Castle Chrysler High School received a college scholarship from the Law Office of Mark Nicholson. The Mark Nicholson Experience Scholarship is […]


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Orlando, FL ( Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2022 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Andrew Nickolaou is now board certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar, an honor achieved by only 1 percent of attorneys in the state. Established by the Florida Supreme Court in 1982, Board Certification is the highest level of achievement an attorney can attain in Florida. Only board-certified attorneys can use the term ‘expert,” “specialist,” or “Board Certified Specialist” (B.C.S.). To become board certified, attorneys are thoroughly evaluated through a peer-review system for competence, character, ethics, and professionalism in […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2022 – The Steinberg Law Firm awarded five students a $1,000 scholarship and added a sixth scholarship this year called The Courage Scholarship for a student whose essay was especially impactful to the scholarship committee. The law firm’s 2022 Scholarship Program is the 5th year in a row that the firm has offered the program to high school and college students to help with their tuition. This year, the program had over 35 applicants and the process of selecting the scholarship winners was challenging. “There were so many qualified and deserving applicants. We […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 09, 2022 – For years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been experiencing a significant backlog of claims, which has only increased during the pandemic. For many veterans, a delay in review and compensation can have lifelong consequences for their health and livelihood. VA Secretary McDonough explains that the newly developed Office of Automated Benefit Delivery (OABD) should address the backlog. OABD is a part of an automation pilot program to review veteran service-connected disability claims faster. The VA believes that, in some instances, this program can reduce a veteran’s claim review time […]


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