Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 206

Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2011 – Many states, including Georgia, have civil law statutes that protect individuals injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in a car accident or hurt as a result of someone’s failure to act to remedy a dangerous situation on their premises. “Just because there are laws on the books that protect people in certain situations, does not automatically mean the situation they find themselves in will come under the umbrella of that particular law. It is only through consulting with an experienced lawyer that people will be able to understand what […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Every couple has concerns about what would happen should their significant other pass away. What would happen with their savings, property and wishes for their family and friends? Domestic partners and legally wed gay couples should talk with a family law attorney with regards to estate planning. With the changing legal landscape, it helps to have a lawyer to ensure that your partner will not have to deal with an emotional and financial burden. Estate planning for gay and lesbian couples, whether legally wed or as domestic partners, will involve […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Product liability can encompass not only the product manufacturer, but also stores who sell their faulty or expired products. Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently sued the CVS pharmacy chain for such an offense. Jerry Farrell Jr. from Consumer Protection Commissioner also joined the suit. “CVS peddled potentially tainted food and ineffective medicine. Whether CVS was careless or heedless or overzealous for revenue, it betrayed its trust to consumers,” Blumenthal said. An investigation in 2009 laid the premise to the lawsuit. The findings were that numerous stores throughout Connecticut were […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – A job advertised as an EEO means the company may not discriminate in benefits, payment, firing and other vital areas. “If you’re looking for a job and find one that indicates it is an equal employment opportunity (EEO), it means that the company cannot discriminate against you in terms of recruitment, training, benefits, payment, firing or hiring. In addition, when the job is posted, that company must post a notice for all workers that outlines their rights under EEO laws,” said Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums.There seems to be no end in sight to the number of product recalls faced by American consumers. Dangerous products have virtually taken the marketplace by storm. In what seems like a several page laundry list of product recalls, yet another one has been announced, involving camping stoves and equipment. This time, the stated hazard is the possibility of fire due to a damaged fuel line and/or O-rings. The recall will ensnare […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Surviving a truck accident is not always easy. Often, there are serious injuries, many that involve a victim’s back. “By far, the most common injury in a truck accident is a back injury. They have the potential to be catastrophic, since the back is our major foundation and any injury to the spinal cord may turn out to be devastating. In particular, spinal injuries and herniated discs are injuries that can alter a person’s life for good,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Facing harsh declines in membership, some veterans’ groups are harnessing the power of social networking websites to recruit young members. As veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam pass away, traditional veteran service organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion lose members. However, since most younger veterans have more technology savvy than their older counterparts, the Internet has revealed itself to be a great place to bring them together. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America group was an early adopter of social networking. Its Facebook […]


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Detroit, Michigan (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2011 – Since December 23, 2010 the Livonia mother of three, Gina Jasmund had been reported missing. Unexpectedly, Ms. Jasmund appeared today with her attorney, Mark Mandell, to turn herself in on an outstanding felony warrant out of the Howell District Court.


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2011 – Given the convoluted and ambiguous set of provisions that are our federal and state Medicaid laws, it is a wonder how any lawmaker could expect individuals, especially seniors with compromised health, to apply for benefits on their own. Federal regulations require Medicaid caseworkers to be helpful to those who file for benefits, but state and federal budgetary constraints have created a reality that is much more frustrating than the printed law would suggest. Many individuals file applications unprepared for the minutiae that will delay the processing of their application for several […]


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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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