Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 223

In order to avoid disputes at work, it’s best to have proper employment agreements, procedures and policies in place. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2010 – – Those who have been in business for a fair length of time appreciate the old saying that if something is worth doing, it should be done right to avoid problems later. There is no truer saying in business than this one. It’s typically the best approach to any products and services provided, but also perfect for the staff and management who will have procedures and policies in place to support them. […]


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Most jobsites are accidents waiting to happen. This case is no exception. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2010 – – “This is was actually a very unusual case of an amputation and a fatality that resulted from a faulty cabbage processing machine. Manfredo Ocampo went to work as usual one day and didn’t come home until many days later as a result of losing his arm at work and needing medical care in the hospital,” outlined Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. Evidently what happened is that Ocampo’s arm was torn off when the […]


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Once upon a time, they made reliable products that lasted. That’s not always the case today. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2010 – “You’d think that when the 21st century arrived, it would usher in a new era of reliable and in demand products that people use daily. That those products would be well made thanks to the advent of the latest in technology and that when you bought the product or service in question, you would have no trouble with it,” said Scott Atkinson, admitted to practice in New Mexico in 1989 and who is a New […]


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Littman Krooks LLP announces the availability of weekly radio podcasts, entitled “Peace of Mind with Bernie the Attorney,” on Apple’s iTunes® Music Store. These half-hour episodes are offered as a free download to the public. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2010 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner at the law firm Littman Krooks LLP, hosts the half-hour radio show, which features interviews with authorities in the areas of elder care, estate planning, veterans’ benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy. Each show offers practical information for individuals and families seeking to plan for the […]


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Arizona’s controversial new immigration law is not much different from the federal version. But according to Houston immigration lawyer Annie Banerjee, treating all 11 million of the nation’s illegal immigrants as criminals is not just overwhelming, it’s insane. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 30, 2010 – On its face, Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, is “like two peas from the same pod,” according to Houston-area immigration lawyer Annie Banerjee, when you also consider what she calls “the federal version.” But there’s also a difference of degree in the Arizona statute. “Arizona wants every illegal immigrant caught […]


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A suit filed on behalf of William Dotson by Stratton Faxon filed on July 9, 2010, asserts that the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra sexually molested an altar boy in the 1980s. The accused priest has been placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Hartford. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2010 – – A suit filed by 34-year-old William Dotson of Hartford, Connecticut, alleges that Dotson was sexually molested by the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra while he was an altar boy at St. Francis Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and Saint Hedwig Church in Naugatuck, Connecticut, between 1985 and […]


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A person filing an Austin personal injury claim really needs the expertise of an attorney. This will ensure a fair settlement. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2010 – – Those who have been hurt in an accident have a variety of options to seek recompense for their injuries. The most frequently pursued avenue is filing a personal injury lawsuit asking for damages for their pain and suffering and even loss of wages from being off work. Filing claims needs to be done just the right way, or there is a real risk that the settlement offer will not […]


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Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz offers informed commentary about Congressional Report. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2010 – – The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with preventing the entry of terrorists, securing the borders, and carrying out immigration enforcement functions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of DHS, has primary responsibility for securing the borders of the United States, preventing terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States, and enforcing hundreds of U.S. trade and immigration laws. Within CBP, the U.S. Border Patrol’s mission is to detect and prevent the […]


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Med mal is still very prevalent in the US. Lately, another issue has surfaced, illegal kickbacks to doctors. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2010When a patient goes to hospital to get well and winds up having to speak to a med mal lawyer because the doctor was negligent and caused serious harm, that is a grave issue. Lately, another critical issue has been rearing its ugly head – illegal kickbacks to doctors. This is something that people may have heard about, but have not personally seen or witnessed. “This isn’t really too much of a surprise,” commented […]


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Gene L. Osofsky of the law firm Osofsky & Osofsky weighs in about some helpful sensors. For a lot of our elders, living alone isn’t what it used to be, especially in the sense of devices and technologically-advanced sensors placed in the home for safety reasons. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2010 – When Malcolm McGill, 94, slipped on a wet floor in his Bayonne, New Jersey home without wearing his emergency alert pendant, and could not phone for help, he felt desperation. Fortunately, a tiny wireless sensor beneath Mr. McGill’s bed detected that the nonagenarian had gotten […]


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Law enforcement is a tough job. It’s even tougher when suspects die a wrongful death by Taser. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2010 – More and more these days it’s pretty common to see news stories about someone dying as a result of being shocked with a Taser for too long. Their heart rhythm is interrupted and quite often, without prompt medical help, they will die. “There have even been stories of suspects and citizens ‘asking’ to be shocked, because they wanted to see what it felt like. Unfortunately, police in some instances have obliged them and they […]


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Parents often face many challenges when preparing an estate plan, as they must consider how best to provide for their children after they are gone. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2010 Parents of a child with special needs, though, are faced with several unique challenges. They will want to develop a plan that safeguards the quality of the child’s life, supplementing such government programs as SSI and Medicaid, without jeopardizing the child’s eligibility for such benefits. Parents of a child with special needs child often struggle with how to treat all their children equitably. This can be […]


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Computer chip makers get their knuckles rapped for hiking the price of chips to rip the public off. Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2010 – In what could be one of the largest antitrust settlements in the nation at $173 million, Colorado and 32 other states banded together and sued several makers of dynamic random access memory computer chips for scheming to jack up prices of their product – a distinct disadvantage for government agencies, businesses and individual consumers. Artificially raising their prices brought the whole house of cards down on them. “This case is a good example […]


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Often a series of smaller workplace mishaps are a bellwether for more serious accidents in the future. While many people don’t realize this, a worksite that has a number of smaller workplace casualties that happen over a period of time is a warning sign of several things: workplace morale isn’t good and the big accident is still to come. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2010 – Haphazard job site management generally results in lack of planning and lack of organization. “With that going on, you may be reasonably certain that the work crew has issues with the management. […]


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Gregory D. Jordan, an Austin business litigation attorney, offers insights regarding the Supreme Court of Texas ruling dated July 2, 2010, in the case of Quixtar, Inc. v. Signature Management Team LLC. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2010 – “The Quixtar case is important because it clarifies Texas law pertaining to whether a lawsuit can be dismissed for a lack of convenience,” asserts Austin business litigation attorney Gregory D. Jordan. “The Court made it very clear that if you are sued by an out of state plaintiff, the trial court should afford substantially less deference to the plaintiff’s […]


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Employers in Texas need to know what constitutes illegal discrimination. Being informed may avoid a lawsuit. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2010 – -“When it comes to employment law in Texas, there are two forms of illegal discrimination that you need to know about for your business. The first thing is you can’t decline to hire or promote an individual because of certain characteristics. The other thing to be aware of is how you handle termination. If you aren’t careful, you may end up being sued for wrongful termination if you fire someone because of certain characteristics,” outlined […]


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In a world of acronyms gone mad there is now flogging to wrap one’s head around. Flog is a fake blog. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 8, 2010 – Who hasn’t landed on a fake blog style website at one time or another? The problem is, not everyone knows they’ve landed on a flog. Typically, a flog deals with false advertising and unproven claims with fake testimonials. “It’s the latest way to scam money from unsuspecting surfers. Why is this important to know? It’s important to know because this practice is just beginning and lawyers need to be […]


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A biker lost control of his ride and veered into oncoming traffic. He was hit by an SUV. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 2, 2010 – John Longman didn’t think his day was going to be any different than the other days of his motorcycle trip with friends. He was riding in a cluster of ten cycles on Highway 80 just outside of Des Moines, Iowa, when for some reason he lost control of his ride and wound up in a lane of oncoming traffic. As the bike was spinning out of control, he fell off it and was […]


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Protection from dangerous protects on the market these days is just about non-existent. Hardly encouraging for the consumer. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2010 -“Pick up just about any newspaper these days and there is yet another story about a defective product that was recalled because it poses a danger to consumers. It’s not just one type of product either; it runs the gamut from cars to kid’s jewelry, from food to tires, and from baby accessories to furniture. No wonder consumers are starting to ask some very pointed questions about government involvement in protecting them from harm,” […]


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Pursuing a wrongful death claim in a drowning case can prove to be difficult, as it requires proof that another’s negligence is to blame. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help families successfully pursue these types of claims. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2010 – All too often during the summer months, children become the victims of drowning. Parents of a child who has drowned may have a claim to recover wrongful death damages for the child’s death. In order for this to be feasible, the circumstances surrounding the death need to clearly show that someone other than […]


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