Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 208

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2011 – The Begley Law Group is proud to announce its new attorney, Susan M. Green. Ms. Green counsels on estate planning, elder law, and estate administration. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, and is actively practicing law in both areas. “Susan Green is a great asset to our team with her commitment to putting the client first and top-notch skills at fighting for the elderly and disabled individual’s rights,” said Certified New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Thomas D. Begley, III. Attorney […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2011 – One of the hardest things to diagnose seems to be a heart attack. It often mimics other symptoms and misdiagnosis may lead to death. “Every year there is one heart attack virtually every 34 seconds, which means hundreds of thousands of people are directly affected by this major event. Medicine these days is nothing short of miraculous, but if the diagnosis is wrong or missed and treated incorrectly, there may be a med mal lawsuit filed,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm […]


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Defense Bar Supports Defendants’ Petition for Certiorari


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2011 – The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a study showing that child support collections decreased for the first time since Congress created enforcement departments in 1975. The recession is a big factor, but so is the ability to find parents who are trying to hide from child support payments or who are unemployed. The National Electronic Child Support Resource System was developed to help parents enforce and collect child support. It can assist in finding a delinquent parent and the amount of back child support owed. Even if a parent moves […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2011 – A jury has been picked and in the next couple of weeks the George Reardon child sexual abuse lawsuits will begin. Waterbury’s Superior Court Judge, Daniel Shaban, has ordered that each George Reardon child sexual abuse lawsuit proceed solo instead of 135 plaintiffs being broken up into batches of cases. Also, each plaintiff and sex abuse victim will now be allowed to stay anonymous. The children-turned-adults allege that Reardon engaged in sexual abuse from the 1970s until his resignation as chief of endocrinology from St. Francis hospital in 1993. The […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2011 – Family law and bankruptcy attorney Laurel A. Tesmer, Esq. has received a lot of kudos lately. From her active role in Leadership Brandon this year to writing an article for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s magazine, The Lawyer, she is an emerging star in the legal profession and her community. With the current dire state of the economy, Laurel A. Tesmer, Esq. and her colleagues at Osenton Law Offices, P.A., are fielding a lot of calls and consultations about what comes first – divorce or bankruptcy. “Today, many of our clients […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2011 – Last year, more than 11,100 military personnel became U.S. citizens. This is the largest number of naturalized since 1955, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics reported. Current members of the U.S. armed forces and recently discharged members can seek expedited application and naturalization. Many spouses and unmarried minor children are also eligible. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and specific individuals in the National Guard and the Reserves can also qualify. In Texas where there so many military bases, an experienced immigration attorney can help with […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2011 – Personal injury accidents resulting in wrongful death may be horrific. This case is a prime example. “This was a horrible case and the man killed suffered terribly before he died. His family faced a very difficult time trying to cope with his loss and move forward with their lives,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “While I was not involved in this case, when I read it, it brought to mind that personal injury accidents may happen anytime, […]


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Leading Legal Organization Offers Solutions to Mitigate the Impact of Citizens United and Special Interest Funding of Judicial Campaigns


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2011 – Nasty, messy and difficult divorces are all over the headlines these days. From spouses who rant and throw things, and some that would rather be at war than rationally discuss what is best for their children, divorce is overpowering the news media. Divorce is already a stressful event but when one party has a high conflict personality, legal representation early on may help avoid an all-out battle. If a soon-to-be ex is becoming more egotistical, narcissistic, and selfish, it is a sign that it’s time for a divorce attorney to represent […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2011 – Wrongful death lawsuits involve an element of negligence. This case is no exception. “On the job deaths are tragic, and in many cases, the end result of someone’s negligence or recklessness. When someone making a mistake costs someone their life, often the family chooses to file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain compensation for their loss. This case happened when two firefighters were killed in a raging inferno of a house fire in 2007,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2011 – Most people who file for bankruptcy do so because they have no other choice. However, bankruptcy fraud is on the increase, making courts even more suspicious of legitimate petitioners. “Unfortunately, even though the vast majority of those who have made the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy are legitimately in a financial bind, bankruptcy fraud is on the increase, something which is not good news. The more fraud there is, the less courtesy and consideration legitimate petitioners get. In other words, those really needing help are now being regarded with […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP has launched a website devoted to the concerns of individuals with special needs—autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and a wide array of other disabilities–www.specialneedsnewyork.com. “We’re committed to helping individuals with special needs lead lives characterized by dignity, self-direction, and social engagement, in accordance with their wishes and capabilities,” explains managing partner Bernard A. Krooks. “This website is intended to be a resource as they seek personal fulfillment and economic security.” “Our goal is to provide individuals with special needs and their families with the tools […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2011 – A new Government Accountability Office report found that U.S. agencies and Canadian agencies are not routinely sharing intelligence nor routinely engaging in other cooperative efforts necessary to protect the northern border between the U.S. and Canada. The border between the U.S. and Canada stretches out for roughly 4,000 miles through farmland, mountains and lakes, leaving large areas unwatched that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calls a “higher” terrorist threat, according to the report. The report said that due to the limited law enforcement coverage in “vast stretches” of the northern […]


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Defense Bar Supports Fifth Circuit’s Standards for Class Certification in Securities-Fraud Cases


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2011 – More than one dozen current and former service members named current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as defendants in a lawsuit about military rape and sexual assault. The group of fifteen women and two men, including both veterans and active-duty servicepeople, claimed that Secretary Gates and former Secretary Rumsfeld openly condoned policies that did not prevent, investigate or prosecute the perpetrators who raped, assaulted and harassed them while they were serving as members of the U.S. Military. They claim that the two failed to […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2011 – Couples that are currently near the two-year mark on their I-551 Conditional Permanent Resident green card need to be aware of what the U.S. government will want to make their card into a true permanent resident card. The government monitors the couple’s status to see if the marriage is going well and will last. Unfortunately, there are enough violators who are U.S. citizens that marry a foreigner to help them out. So any foreigner who does want the permanent classification that lasts for 10 years will need to file a I-751 […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – Mitchell C. Littman, Esq. and Martin W. Enright, Esq. of Littman Krooks LLP have been selected by DealFlow Media to co-host a webinar, “The Secondary Market for Private Shares.” The web seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This web seminar will focus on the rapidly growing secondary market for private company stock due to the decreased activity in the IPO and M&A markets and the resulting loss of liquidity for many private company stakeholders. Joining Littman and Enright will be Vince […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – When a medical equipment manufacturer kept selling their product to a Georgia doctor, they were selling to a man facing 19 medical malpractice lawsuits. “This is perhaps one of the most horrendous cases of medical malpractice that we have ever heard about,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense and business law. “It involved a complaint filed against a Georgia company that sold video-guided catheters to a doctor with 19 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him.” […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2011 – Wealthy individuals and married couples will have two years – 2011 and 2012 – to give a minimum of $5 million to loved ones without having to pay gift tax. The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 created this tax break right before the winter holidays. Before then, individuals could only give $1 million tax-free, and it will transfer back to this amount in 2013. With this legislation, gift, estate and GST tax-free minimums are now unified. And tax rates for estate and gift taxes are […]


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