Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 222

Musicians and bands are businesses. Some bands may not be protected which may jeopardize future merchandising. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2010 – There is value in a name. Just think Lady Gaga or any other famous, well-known singer. There is value in the name of a band as well. Think Nickelback, The Rolling Stones, etc. Any of the personalities behind the names or the bands need to protect their identities and intellectual property rights. “This usually happens by securing trademark registrations for the band name and/or the musician’s name, because trademark protection is specific to the […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2010 – Anyone who has ever been through some kind of medical treatment is likely aware that just one slip up, one small mistake, one misunderstanding can result in medical malpractice. Unfortunately, even though the medical profession does a fine job under difficult circumstances, bad things do happen and patients get improper treatment or the wrong treatment altogether. The wrong treatment puts a patient’s health and welfare on the thin edge of the razor; a fine line to walk when dealing with another person’s life. The wrong treatment means the real cause of […]


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Gregory D. Jordan, an experienced Austin business attorney and Austin franchise lawyer, offers some insights to franchisees experiencing legal issues. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2010 – Franchise businesses are some of the most popular models in the business world. They allow entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently open new businesses in their communities and potentially generate substantial profits based on proven trademarks and infrastructures. However, both parties are bound by a sometimes-intricate set of obligations to one another. When a party fails to meet those obligations, disputes inevitably arise between franchisor and franchisee. Due to the complexity of […]


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Burn injuries are not always the result of a fire. Workplaces are fraught with various ways to get badly burned. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2010 – Surprisingly enough, burn injuries are not always the result of being burned by open flames or electricity. Many other burns happen as a result of things going wrong in the workplace. In fact, burns affect at least 1 million people very year; most of which are sustained on the job, according to Austin personal Injury lawyer, Robert W. Lee. Workplace burn injuries tend to happen in a variety of ways. For […]


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Consumer bankruptcy filings for the first half of this year are currently at record levels. There is evidence to suggest that a good number of these scenarios include divorce situations where a spouse is receiving or paying for child support and/or alimony. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2010 – “Child support payments and spousal support payments generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy,” said Tampa bankruptcy lawyer Reginald Osenton of Osenton Law Offices in Brandon, Florida. “This means that a parent who owes child support cannot usually escape meeting those obligations, no matter whether it is Chapter 7 or […]


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Gene L. Osofsky, of the law firm Osofsky & Osofsky, offers some pertinent commentary about a biometric shelter that now has a working prototype. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2010 – Caring for aging family members now has a new wrinkle. Last month, a small Salem, Virginia-based firm called N2Care trotted out its first prototype of a portable, high-tech dwelling intended to provide temporary shelter for a sick or elderly relative in their family’s backyard. Filled with biometric technology, the 12-by-24-foot prototype would allow a family or health-care providers to monitor the condition of an aging or disabled […]


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While recent unauthorized immigration has been undergoing a sharp decline, the mainstream media is paying scant attention. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz offers some relevant commentary. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2010 – The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants – sometimes referred to in the mainstream media as “illegal immigrants,” or in an even less favorable light as “illegals” – was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center, a […]


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Unauthorized immigration into the United States is actually declining. – Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. Contact a Dallas immigration attorney at Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. 14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 580 Dallas, Texas 75254 Phone: 972.233.6200 Fax: 972.233.6829 http://www.rabinowitzrabinowitz.com/


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If you’re an employer and have invested in an employee for a long time, the last thing you want to happen is have that worker jump to a competitor. After all, that employee has good insider knowledge and could help the competition swipe away some of your customers, employees, market share – and even trade secrets. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2010 – Usually, a non-competition agreement would take care of such problems by barring the former employee from working for competitors for a certain period of time. Yet there’s a big problem with that when it […]


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Child and spousal support, generally can not be discharged in a bankruptcy. – Consumer Bankruptcy Filings at Record Levels – Osenton Law Offices, P.A. Contact a Tampa bankruptcy attorney at Osenton Law Offices, P.A. 500 Lithia Pinecrest Road Brandon, Florida 33511 Phone: 813.654.5777 http://www.brandonlawoffice.com/


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A 9 year old girl loses her life due to a bus driver’s distraction. – The Law Office of Michael Osborne Contact a Chicago injury lawyer at Law Office of Michael Osborne: 201 West Lake Street, Suite 201 Chicago, IL 60606 Telephone: (312) 315-1765 FAX: (312) 638-9762 http://www.michaelosbornelaw.com/


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It’s unbelievable the types of things employees in nursing homes do for fun. Often that fun comes in the form of abuse. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2010 – “This case that I heard about is really disturbing, as it involves a so-called prank that really amounted to elder abuse in a nursing home. It happened in a California nursing home and the result of the incident was several staff members were fired and ultimately faced criminal charges. It boils down to ‘What on earth were they thinking?’ when they were dealing with their elderly patients,” said […]


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Workers injured on the job should keep detailed records of the injury. It will help when filing a claim. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2010 – “When someone is hired for a job in construction, management doesn’t typically spend a lot of time talking about workplace injury claims or even workers’ compensation, other than to make sure the new hire gets signed up for it. Even if it’s not mentioned, keep one thing in mind for the future: if something happens to you on the job, keep very detailed records of everything that happens, including filing your accident […]


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Anchor babies is an offensive term that has many people up in arms. It’s new terminology in the comprehensive immigration reform debate. Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2010 – It’s amazing how people coin various terms when they’re trying to make a point about something. The new term, “anchor babies,” likely would never have surfaced had it not been for the call for a reassessment of the 14th Amendment. Some feel that it wrongly protects the children of undocumented immigrants. The whole debate started to heat up after U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham described the “drop and leave” tactics […]


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Same as with any other major purchase, acquiring an aircraft usually involves securing a loan. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2010 – -The financing of an airplane, whether for business or personal needs, is a complicated process, with many different options and lending terms to consider. Most fixed rate loans for airplanes range anywhere from 10 to 25 years, though shorter loan periods can also be found. And as with other loans, there are fixed rate and adjustable rate options. The lender will need to create a complete profile of you and the aircraft to complete the […]


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An overzealous football coach pushed 31 football players into physical collapse in Portland, Ore., this summer. Four ultimately needed surgery. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2010 – – This is a bizarre case where a high school football coach got carried away during what he referred to as a football “total immersion” camp. “This particular football camp took place at the local high school and required the players to camp overnight on the school campus for this event. There were three practices slated every day that included weight training,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, […]


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Multiple bones fractures are often a consequence of a motorcycle crash. The biker may not be able resume the same life he or she had before being injured. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2010 – “It’s one of those givens, that when a biker is involved in a motorcycle crash, that they tend to get ejected and thrown great distances. The result of the force of the impact and the impact of a hard landing usually results in multiple bone fractures, or worse. It’s not just being thrown that may break bones either. If the biker has to […]


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Stratton Faxon is representing more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Connecticut last February. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2010 – A lawsuit was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 in Hartford Superior Court on behalf of more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown last February. Homeowners have found themselves embroiled in a hurtful and troublesome situation due to the severe negligence demonstrated by the defendants the day of that deadly gas explosion. Many homes suffered […]


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St. Petersburg divorce lawyer Raleigh “Lee” Greene explains the ins and outs of alternative dispute resolution. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2010 – What is alternative dispute resolution? “It simply means having your case handled without the judge making a decision for you,” says St. Petersburg divorce lawyer Raleigh “Lee” Greene. Within the family law context, alternative dispute resolution generally focuses upon collaborative divorce and mediation But when are those times when you shouldn’t go to trial? The very act of going to trial can be more lucrative for the lawyers, but what’s in your best interest? […]


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When a patient takes a medication the doctor prescribed and something bad happens, the question of fault often arises. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2010 – “I’ve had a number of clients that were taking a medication that caused them some serious side effects and/or drug interactions. Initially, it looked like the fault was with the doctor or the pharmacist. Further probing indicated it was the drug manufacturer at fault,” Christopher Mellino explained. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. Being human, we tend to blame drug reactions on the […]


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