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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2011 – Business aviation experts and attendees will meet in Naples, Florida on February 3-4 to discuss groundbreaking industry issues and chart the course ahead. The 2011 Aircraft Registration Conference at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, the Waldorf Astoria Collection, will highlight the many changes in the aviation business and as well as legal matters. Stewart Lapayowker, an aviation transaction attorney, will speak about aircraft transactions and how drafting and negotiating letters of intent are critical to the aircraft purchase process. “Year-end trends are pointing to an increase in business aircraft acquisition […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2011 – Colorado has the most divorces in January more than any other month of the year. Dubbed “Divorce Month”, January is time to break through the forced civility of the holidays to focus on what is healthy not only in a relationship but what is best for children in a family too. For a divorce and child custody agreement to be a mutually beneficial process, it is best to consult a family law attorney early on to expedite the process with a soon-to-be ex and navigate the court system in the most […]


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When the lights go out prior to surgery, patients want to know they will wake up in one piece. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2011 – “People facing surgery in hospitals often have second thoughts as the day draws closer. It is frightening to think of giving up control over your life to someone you may not ever meet. And you surely do not want to be meeting them in court later either if they are being sued for medical malpractice,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in […]


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Not a day goes by when the news does not carry word of yet another defective product. One wonders what happened to the reliable way things used to be made. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2011 – While there is no question that the world today is a place where anyone can get anything just about instantaneously, there is an inherent problem with that. More often than not, with the instant gratification most consumers demand, comes shoddy products; defective products that can cause us untold grief in the form of injury or death. People do not stop and […]


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Boating and drinking do not mix. This case is a prime example of what not to do when boating. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2010 – “This is a case that we heard about involving drinking and boating, ultimately resulting in a wrongful death. It’s a case that has a lesson in it for people who operate machinery while under the influence, whether that is a car or another form of transport,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio in Georgia. The husband of the deceased woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit in […]


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These days, divorce is more common than ever before in our society. It is reported that about 50 percent of all first marriages do not last, with an even higher number of remarriages ending the same way. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2010 – “While divorce is not a rare thing, it can still be a difficult and emotional process,” said St. Petersburg divorce attorney Raleigh “Lee” Greene. “Despite valid reasons for pursuing a divorce – such as emotionally or physically abusive marriages or infidelity – some people may struggle with a perceived stigma. Others may worry […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2010 – For those with a successful business, franchising can be a good way to expand quickly and perhaps stay ahead of the competition. After all, franchising brings little risk to the franchisor as the franchisee is the one putting up his or her capital when opening a new unit. What is a franchise? Franchising is the selling of a particular business model and method. “The franchisee will pay an upfront fee for the right to use a name and/or trademark to open a business and to receive the proper training,” said […]


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A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims case pushed Vietnam-era Agent Orange exposure back into the news, and may slow down the already sluggish Veteran’s Affairs claims process. Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2010 – At the end of August, the VA added ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and B-cell leukemia to the list of diseases connected to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War. The VA announced that sufferers of those diseases may now be eligible for additional benefits because of their exposure. More than 163,000 veterans or survivors of veterans have a pending claim […]


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The National Visa Center released its annual report of immigrant visa applicants in the family-sponsored and employment-based preferences in early November, 2010. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz breaks down the numbers and advises applicants on what steps to take. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2010 – The majority of immigrant visa applicants are eligible based on either employer or family sponsorship. Most categories receive more applicants than the limit every year, so additional applicants are placed on a waiting list, with priority based on filing date. On the employment side, “Priority Workers […]


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Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Ortho Evra, presented its birth control product to the U.S. in 2001. Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that is administered through the skin, transdermally, once per week. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2010 – More than 5 million women have used the patch since it was approved and more than 40 million patches have been sold. However, there have been complications and even deaths reported – more than 2,400 cases – indicating that Ortho Evra is the cause. There is even more disturbing evidence that reveals Johnson & Johnson […]


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Contesting a will is not easy, but may sometimes be necessary to preserve the proper distribution of an estate. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2010 – A person may be able to contest their loved one’s will if the person has good reason to believe that it is invalid. Contesting a will is a process that is based on a person’s firm belief that something is wrong with his or her loved one’s will or in the manner in which it was signed or procured. A person should not contest a will simply because he or she thinks […]


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Burns may range from minor to life threatening. They all have one thing in common; the seriousness of a burn can’t always be determined by looking at it. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2010 – “While some burns look minor, that may not be the case, as most of the damage is done under the skin. It’s often best not to fool around with burn injuries, as one misdiagnosis can mean long-term damage,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney with The Lee Law Firm. There are various kinds of burns victims may sustain that vary […]


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Strict liability is a tort law and means a party is liable for all damages as a result of their dangerous actions or products. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2010 – “The most common strict liability claims arise from injuries caused by dangerous products. Basically, when a product causes a foreseeable harm to a consumer, the maker of the product and the distributor may be liable to pay damages. There is an exception, and that is if the product did have a warning about the possibility of an injury, the maker of that product/item isn’t always held liable,” […]


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A startling number of wrongful death lawsuits are the result of equipment gone haywire. This may be due to manufacturing or design defects. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s surprising the number of wrongful death lawsuits that are brought as a result of run amok heavy equipment that killed someone. Often, the reason for the accident was due to a manufacturing or design defect, but it may also be the result of negligent maintenance or negligent equipment operation,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, LTD. One example of […]


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A busy hospital operating room presents the potential for surgical errors. Patients trust they will leave the hospital completely intact and unharmed. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s a fact of life that most hospitals perform many thousands of various surgeries to correct a variety of different problems for their patients. Those who go under the knife have a great deal of trust in the team that will be working on them and their hope, in their heart of hearts, is that things will go well; that they are not furthered harmed by the surgery. Sometimes, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2010 – A joint study conducted by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Stanford University found that veterans with a mental health condition – especially post traumatic stress disorder – tend to suffer from physical ailments, as well. The study, conducted on the newest generation of veterans enrolled with the VA, is no surprise to researchers, who have known for years that there is a strong link between mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing. “We need to ensure that veterans receive ample physical and emotional care,” said James G. Fausone, a veterans lawyer […]


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The Hell’s Angels are suing design house Alexander McQueen. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2010 – “This is a lawsuit one would normally expect to see on the dockets, but there it is,” said David Alden Erikson, a Los Angeles business litigation attorney. Mr. Erikson specializes in Los Angeles fashion law, internet law, business litigation, trademark and copyright law. “This lawsuit involves the Hell’s Angels bikers suing Alexander McQueen’s fashion design house and Saks for trademark infringement. What could the design house possibly be infringing on? Would you believe the bikers death-head design? It seems the death-head […]


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Divorce can be taxing, both emotionally and financially. It can be a long and drawn-out legal process that leaves one or more parties angry with a final settlement for years to come. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2010 – It doesn’t always have to be quite so difficult, however. One option that some former couples have found to be successful is the Collaborative Divorce Process. What Is It? “The Collaborative Divorce Process is a unique family law process in which both clients and attorneys enter into a binding agreement, committing themselves to fairly resolving all issues without […]


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In order to apply for citizenship, also known as naturalization, an applicant must meet all stringent requirements through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 9, 2010 – In order to apply for citizenship, an applicant must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or in other words, a green card holder through employment or political asylum. An applicant must be 18 years old or older and must physically be in the United States for at least two-and-a-half years of the past five years and not be absent from the U.S. […]


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