Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) June 06, 2022 – Massachusetts School of Law is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Andover-based school was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive half the grant immediately and the balance likely next year. Massachusetts School of Law’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides this accessible, affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2022 – The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN), a group of victims of abuse in the Episcopal Church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia over the diocese’s ongoing refusal to address clergy abuse in the church. The announcement comes just days before representatives of the diocese meet in Alexandria on June 4 to elect a new bishop diocesan. “We have notified all four candidates for bishop of our concerns in writing, as well as the standing committee, the executive board, and priests throughout the diocese,” said ESN spokesperson Eric […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2022 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that temporarily lengthens the automatic extension period for some Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Certain individuals who have filed applications for employment authorization will receive an extension of 540 days from the expiration date specified on their EADs. Before USCIS announced the temporary increase, persons who filed timely renewal applications in eligible EAD categories could be granted a maximum automatic extension of 180 days. USCIS introduced the new policy in light of its significant processing delays for EAD renewal applications. Existing backlogs […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire)June 02, 2022 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not a stand-alone injury. It can increase the risk of chronic cardiovascular, endocrine, and neurologic comorbidities. A comorbidity is a medical condition where two disorders or diseases coexist simultaneously. It is well known that veterans in combat frequently deal with TBI. It does not go away on its own. It does not play by the rules, and it does not make anyone’s life easier to live. This most recent study was published online by JAMA Network Open. The idea was to compare unexposed subjects with those suffering […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 26, 2022 – Although it has been known for several years that service dogs help military members cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there has not been any scientific evidence to back that up. There is now.    Researchers at the Dutch Police Academy and Radboud University conducted a study providing factual data showing how valuable a buddy dog can be. Overall, it was revealed that a service dog provides a person living with PTSD with increased confidence, peace, and security. The dog also helps normalize a sufferer’s life.    Dogs appear in increasing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2022 – Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not only frightening but can be extremely serious. The severity of the trauma often dictates the long-term prognosis. However, no matter how much experience a doctor has, there is always an element of uncertainty in not only the diagnosis but the eventual recovery of the patient.    TBI is a serious public health issue, and each year in the U.S., close to 3 million people seek care for TBI, with many more never seeking care. Traumatic brain injury remains a leading cause of death […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2022 – Veterans will now be allowed to use their benefits to pursue more than one degree, thanks to recent changes to the Veteran Readiness and Employment Benefits program. Active and retired service members who use the Readiness and Employment Benefits program to pay for their college education will now be able to use those benefits in conjunction with post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. These benefits were previously not allowed to be used in conjunction with one another, and any Veteran Readiness and Employment benefits used for educational purposes would count against GI Bill […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2022 – Just recently, one person died in a vehicle crash in southeast Austin in the 5700 block of East Ben White Blvd., near Comsouth Drive. The accident happened at approximately 1:23 a.m. The second person in the collision was taken to the hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash is not yet known. In another serious accident in downtown Austin, two scooter riders collided with another vehicle, sending both to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. The accident happened at the intersection of San Jacinto and East Eight Street at approximately […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2022 – An Executive Order (EO) was recently signed amending the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The EO strengthens the military system’s response to gender-based violence. The new EO results from recommendations put forth by the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military (IRC).The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2022 includes several key elements of the I Am Vanessa Guillén Act in honor of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén. She suffered severe sexual harassment and was later murdered. Sexual harassment is experienced by 25 percent of active-duty women each year. It […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2022 – Steinberg Law Firm’s injury lawyers have a rich history in South Carolina. The firm’s founder, Irving Steinberg, helped put workers’ compensation laws on the books in The Palmetto State. Today, the firm is highly respected for its incredible track record of getting results for clients that have suffered personal injuries, car accidents, truck accidents, work injuries, as well as consumers who are victims of construction defects. The firm’s reputation which is backed by over 600 5-star reviews on Google has made them a pillar in the communities they serve such […]


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Springdale, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2022 – Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. takes pride in representing police officers injured on the job. In 2021 alone, Jason successfully tried four workers’ compensation cases advocating those police officers receive additional medical treatment that was being denied by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. In each case, police officers were denied medical treatment that was being recommended by their treating physicians. As an advocate for frontline workers before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, Jason was able to successfully ensure that these injured police officers received all medical treatment needed to recover from their […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) May 06, 2022 – Founder of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania estate planning law firm of Hazen Law Group, Marielle Hazen was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Marielle Hazen humbly accepted her nomination, which is only the most recent of her many accomplishments in estate and trust planning. Marielle Hazen explains, “…it is with great honor that I accept the nomination as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. For years, ACTEC has helped set a high standard among estate planning lawyers. It is a true […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 05, 2022 – Recently the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPA) issued a press release regarding its new Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHT). The Department of Veterans Affairs stated that these grants are available for the fiscal year 2022. The grant aims to address the nearly 4.2 million veterans with service-connected illnesses and injuries. Many of these veterans require housing assistance to live independently.1 After discharge, many veterans face the harrowing realities of adapting to civilian life. While many establish a fulfilling future, others experience significant difficulties; others experience challenges that make […]


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New York City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 04, 2022 – On April 29, 2022, after three days of testimony in Supreme Court, New York County, the Court in EPMMNY LLC v. NYCANNA LLC et al., Index No. 655480/2018, decided the issue of whether plaintiff EPMMNY LLC had capacity to initiate the November 2, 2018 lawsuit against Acreage et al. The Honorable Andrea Masley decided in favor of EPMMNY LLC, permitting the action to proceed. The litigation involves a corporate dispute as to an ownership interest in a New York State cannabis license, which is purportedly valued in excess of […]


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Salem, MA (Law Firm Newswire) May 03, 2022 – Capuano IP announced today that its new website, CapuanoIP.com, has been launched. Founded in 2020, the firm is a micro-boutique intellectual property practice that provides expert IP and litigation services to clients in the chemistry, pharmaceutical, and related life sciences. Capuano IP brings to bear extensive experience in both district court litigation and patent office trials and has a demonstrated track record of successfully enforcing and defending our clients’ intellectual property rights. Lead attorney Vincent Capuano, JD, Ph.D., is an organic chemist with over two decades of specialized training and experience […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 02, 2022 – On April 7, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy alert announcing a risk-based approach to interview waivers for a conditional permanent resident petitioning to remove the conditions on his or her permanent residence. Under the updated policy, USCIS officers have the discretion to waive an interview for a family-based conditional permanent resident who submits a petition to remove conditions on residence. The policy guidance states that USCIS may waive the interview requirement if the foreign national applicant fulfills all eligibility criteria for removal of conditions, and the […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2022 – The new CLM Studio has opened in Custom Legal Marketing’s office in San Francisco. To accommodate the buildout, the company acquired a vacant space on the third floor of the Kearny Street building where CLM is headquartered. In 2021, Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, raised funds and secured financing to expand the company’s offerings. The new studio took a little over 6 months to complete and is equipped with mounted and portable studio lighting, fixed and mobile audio capture equipment, and dual Ultra-HD cameras to capture multiple angles simultaneously. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2022 – 18-wheeler crashes are the deadliest events on the road, often ending in destruction, serious life-altering injuries, or death. A recent Grand Prairie accident involving a big rig ended badly. The crash happened on US 287 in Grand Prairie, between FM 661 and Prairie Ridge. An 18-wheeler collided with several vehicles in a construction congested portion of the highway. The tractor-trailer was heading south when it encountered slower traffic and multiple vehicles. The trucker did not adjust his speed, crashing into three vehicles. Drivers of two of the vehicles died at the […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2022 – Attorneys for the Episcopal church are trying to prevent the taking of third-party depositions in a civil case involving allegations of perjury, spoliation of evidence, and abuse of process by Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm. Malm previously served as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Virginia. The case, filed in the Alexandria Virginia General District Court by pro se plaintiff and retired attorney Eric J. Bonetti, seeks damages from Malm for allegedly: • Filing multiple frivolous legal actions against Bonetti. • Committing perjury multiple times during previous litigation, including falsely […]


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