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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2011 – One of the missions of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a Fraud Detection and National Security proponent, is maintaining the integrity of the legal immigration system. They perform a variety of fraud detection methods, such as conducting interviews and investigations of immigrants seeking citizenship. One method of fraud detection tools they now use is searching social networking sites such as Facebook, Hi5, MySpace, Classmates.com, and others, to mine for information. People use these sites to stay connected with friends and families and in some cases to feed their narcissistic tendencies just […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – A driver going the wrong way slammed into two other vehicles, causing a horrific wreck. The wrong-way driver was killed in the raging inferno of her exploding car. “This particular accident was a shock to all those involved. It happened when a wrong-way driver, in control of a Mercury Tracer, was heading south in the northbound lane of I-35 near Austin. She slammed into a Ford F-150. Just seconds after the first impact, a Toyota hit the Tracer. The second impact detonated the gas tank on the Tracer, trapping the driver […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – An accident can happen anytime when drivers fail to obey the rules of the road. This accident was particularly horrendous, because the driver that caused it drove through a stoplight. The results of that decision killed a woman, left her unborn baby struggling for life and injured three pedestrians. There are always consequences for questionable decisions and actions. “What happened here is that James Cox hurtled his Chrysler minivan right through a red light, hoping to beat it through the intersection. In the process, he careened into a Ford E-250 van. […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – An investigation recently found that for-profit colleges, also called proprietary colleges, are devising scrupulous recruiting practices that target single parents and low-income wage earners. These colleges then rake in federal funding by inflating their tuition costs to receive Federal Student Aid and Pell Grants. For-profit colleges’ are growing rapidly because two-year community colleges are becoming more and more over-crowded. The National Association of College Admission Counseling issued a Higher Education Act Fraud Alert through reports that were made by Government Accountability Office. GOA’s investigation found that at 15 of the schools […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq. has been named a Partner in the firm Littman Krooks LLP of White Plains, Fishkill and New York City. Adrienne’s practice focuses on special needs planning for families of children with disabilities, special education advocacy, and guardianship. As a parent of a special needs child, she understands the importance of assisting families in obtaining appropriate services for children with special needs. “Adrienne is an asset to the firm,” says Bernard Krooks, founding partner of Littman Krooks. “She works hard to help families plan for their children’s […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – The impact of losing a limb – whether that is an arm, ear, foot, leg or finger – is mentally, emotionally and physically devastating. A person’s recovery from the loss may vary, depending on the severity of the amputation, but the personal injury claim for compensation may also vary, depending on how the limb was lost. “If the person lost a leg due to wrong body part surgery, the compensation for this may be higher than a person who lost a finger in a car accident,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – Suddenly losing a family member is horrific. Often families are left in dire financial straits as a result. For families who have lost a loved one due to a sudden and unexpected accident, they have more to deal with than just the death. Often, the whole family is thrown into economic chaos and faces a highly uncertain future with the lack of funds they deal with after the death. Wrongful death lawsuits are a way to obtain compensation to allow the family to survive financially for the future. Unfortunately, there are […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP has been ranked in the top ten of 2010 U.S. PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) Market Placement Agent Counsel by both The Pipes Report (9th place) and by PlacementTracker (8th place). “Since our inception in 1990, our firm has abided by our dedication to provide large law firm service with small law firm attention to our clients” said Mitchell Littman, a founding partner of the firm. “Our national ranking demonstrates our ability to deliver quality service to the investment banking community on a cost effective basis.” […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 – The voting patterns this year were unusual and likely predictive of the face of the government in 2012. African American voters stuck with the Democrats, while Hispanics voters supported Republicans. “One of the more interesting things to note as fallout from the mid-term election is the election of two Republican governors, Susana Martinez in New Mexico and Brian Sandoval in Nevada. Even more interesting is a recent remark made by Francisco Canseco, an elected majority seat holder in Texas, offering his thoughts on CIR. In a nutshell, he does not think […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums. “This isn’t something I’d think people would want to brag about, but the latest figures put out by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reveal that Texas is back in the No. 1 spot, nationwide, for having the most expensive premiums for home owner’s insurance. On average, many Texans pay roughly $1,460 for the most common policy sold in the U.S. today,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 A wrongful death is one that happens as the result of another’s negligence. Wrongful death actions are by Statute to recover compensation for the death. “When someone comes to see me about a wrongful death case, they are generally here to ask me what they can do about the death of a loved one. They don’t realize that the death may be categorized as a ‘wrongful death.’ They just want to know what to do,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico injury lawyer and New Mexico wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – Medical malpractice cases are defined by the presence of negligence. Without it, there is no case. “Most people think of medical malpractice as something a doctor does; negligence in treating a patient. However, medical malpractice may also refer to any health care professional, and that includes dentists, nurses, druggists, technicians, therapists, hospitals and clinics. Medical malpractice is not particular about where it happens. If there is negligence involved, the negligent person is responsible for those injuries,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio in Georgia. The […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – Necrotizing fasciitis has been confused with cellulitis; with deadly consequences. Under circumstances like that, there may be a case for medical negligence. Even though medical science has made enormous technological advances in the last decade or two, there are some things that still remain the same. One of those is that if a patient has necrotizing fasciitis, it needs surgery, no question about it. It is a fast moving, potentially deadly disease that can accomplish its grim work in a very short period of time. “There are classic symptoms that […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – It is well known that the U.S. economy is forcing many businesses to cut back operations. That may include laying people off, putting any expansion plans on hold or making deep cuts to the budget. This is all done in the name of being able to stay in business. “Whatever the reasons for your layoff, you may get offered a severance package. Many of them seem to be, on the surface, good deals. However, some of them have drawbacks you might not be aware of and this is why you need […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2011 – Gregory D. Jordan, an experienced Austin oil and gas attorney, Austin business lawyer and business litigation lawyer offers commentary on recent suits. Two recently filed lawsuits in Texas argue that hydraulic fracturing in the Barnett Shale has caused significant groundwater contamination. One suit has been filed pertaining to property in Tarrant County and a similar suit has been filed covering property in Denton County. The Tarrant County suit names Chesapeake Energy and Encana Oil & Gas as Defendants. Devon Energy is named as a Defendant in the Denton County suit. Both […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2011 – A deadly explosion rocked Kleen Energy’s natural gas plant in Middletown on Feb. 7, 2010. The explosion was felt for miles and resulted in six deaths and 26 injuries. Five of the six workers who died were working on a gas turbine on a purge team. The explosion occurred near a back door that leads into an enclosed courtyard. The explosion reverberated throughout the perimeter, even blowing out windows, knocking things off shelves, and cracking foundations up to 20 miles away. Kleen Energy is a not yet fully operational power […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2011 – In a landmark court case for immigrants, the Ninth Circuit recently found that an alien in removal proceedings has the right to review a copy of his A-file from the government as part of preparing for an immigration hearing. “Finally, as a result of this Ninth Circuit’s holding, aliens in removal proceedings in the Ninth Circuit will be able to see a copy of their A-file in advance of a hearing,” said Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz. In Dent v. Holder, Sazar Dent, a Honduran […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2011 – With all the news covered about family law cases and employment law cases where social networking sites are used as evidence, federal authorities have deemed it illegal, in a first case of its kind, to fire someone over posts they made on their Facebook account concerning their employer or workplace. In one employment case, a woman who worked for the American Medical Response of Connecticut was fired for making disapproving comments about her supervisor on her Facebook page. Dawnmarie Souza, an emergency medical tech, was allegedly fired for criticizing her employer […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2011 – Already in more than 650 jurisdictions and in 32 states, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to expand the two-year Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program called “Secure Communities” to every state by 2011. Unlike other local/ICE partnerships, there is no need for Memoranda of Agreement between local law enforcement agencies, or the need for local law agents to be deputized in order to enforce immigration laws. ICE also plans to extend its reach to 3,100 state and local jails nationally by 2013. Secure Communities allows ICE to have access to […]


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A head-on collision, fueled by alcohol, left one dead and a family in turmoil and shock. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2011 – The family of off-duty NYPD officer, Andre Menzies, was thrown into complete shock when his vehicle was hit, head-on, by a van going the wrong way on the Northern State Parkway. He never made it home that night. His family, his wife and three kids would never see him again. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. “The van driver, Michael Bowen, was well and truly drunk when he drove his van […]


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