Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2020 – The case highlights the importance of understanding the terms of a contract to lease, assign or sell mineral rights in Texas Earlier this year, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas oil and gas case discussing whether a will that purported to transfer “all right, title and interest” in a property included the mineral estates of the property or whether the conveyance was only for the surface estate. Ultimately, the court concluded that the phrase “all right, title and interest” only referred to the surface estate. The […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2020 – New York halted all new criminal trials as of March 16 in line with a statewide stay-at-home order to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of Court Administration made the announcement after several people who visited New York City courthouses contracted COVID-19. A March 13 notice from New York Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts Lawrence K. Marks stated that the jury selection process and new criminal jury trials were postponed until further notice. Pending criminal trials that already started were allowed to proceed to conclusion. New York City’s federal courts […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2020 – Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP has launched a program to offer free basic estate planning documents to frontline health care workers in the San Francisco Bay Area during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   The Palo Alto-based law firm is extending three core estate planning documents – a will, a durable power of attorney and an advance health care directive – to essential workers to thank them for their service. Doctors, nurses, medical support workers, EMTs, police officers, firefighters and other frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis are eligible for […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 08, 2020 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that April Phillips has been elected as Vice President of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) — Paralegal Section. April is thrilled to be joining the leadership team and supporting the OCBA’s initiatives in the coming year and looks forward to assuming the role of President of the OCBA Paralegal Section in 2021. In her role with Orlando Family Team, Ms. Phillips provides invaluable support, handling a wide range of duties from managing case files, to court filings, to liaising with our clients. She […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2020 – Early this year, the novel coronavirus landed in the United States, disrupting the lives of Floridians. Of course, for older Americans and many who live with a serious disability, the health risks posed by the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also known, is a significant concern. However, everyone has been impacted; not just by the virus itself but also by the government’s response to slow the spread of the virus.  To help combat the negative economic effects that everyday people are experiencing as a result of the pandemic, the federal […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 8 , 2020 – Over the past two months, the novel coronavirus has spread across the United States. According to experts, some populations are more at risk of the virus. Among those are older Americans and those with pre-existing heart, lung and kidney disorders. Unfortunately, many veterans fit into one of these categories.  According to a local news report, a veterans’ home in Massachusetts recently confirmed that 12 residents have died from COVID-19. A spokesperson for the facility told reporters that 18 residents recently died, 12 of which tested positive for COVID-19. Three tests […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2020 – Hessig & Pohl, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, Kentucky has released a new kid’s version of its viral commercial, which has received thousands of views and tons of Internet buzz. The firm’s ad is a sensation in Louisville and far beyond. The original commercial, which features a cast of goofy characters and funny dancing along with an infectious jingle,has received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and is shared around Facebook with surprising speed. “Personal injury marketing is very competitive,” said Hessig & Pohl attorney Martin Pohl. “There […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2020 – On May 22, 2020, on behalf of multiple employees, Sanjiv N. Singh, APLC (“SNS PLC”) filed a wrongful termination and wage and hour employment lawsuit against a Singaporean publicly traded company Lifebrandz Ltd. who appear to have deliberately and systematically exploited Celebrated Sushi Chef Tomonori Nagai and several other U.S. based employees working at the newly opened Sushi Nagai restaurant in Downtown San Francisco. Investigations by SNS PLC appear to confirm allegations that a Singaporean publicly traded company, Lifebrandz Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary Lifebrandz USA, Inc. and their CEO […]


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Lincoln, NE (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2020 – As U.S. military veterans experience devastating impacts from coronavirus, preeminent veteran affairs authority to host a global Virtual Town Hall forum on June 3 addressing the unique issues of today’s veterans. Live online event to feature Congressional leaders, heads of marquee veteran’s organizations, leading military figures and other expert panelists to address current and emerging COVID-19 impacts and challenges, misconceptions and problem/solution resolutions specific to the veteran community As the world battles COVID-19, military veterans across the United States and beyond are disproportionately suffering devastating impacts from this pandemic. Not only […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2020 – Earlier this year, attorney Catherine Meehan, successfully negotiated a settlement for a South Carolina woman who was injured in an accident involving a police vehicle. The $390K settlement included $165,976.67 in past medical expenses, $163,398.68 in future medical fees, and $21,000 in childcare expenses, for the mother of young children. The woman sustained multiple injuries in the accident. Among her injuries were a tear to her left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and a labral tear to her left hip. The woman had to undergo reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. Her doctors said […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2020 – Attorney Kelly Alfreds of Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina recently settled a contentious worker’s compensation case for the family of a man who was killed in an accident on a property owned by his employer. The $265,000 settlement is confidential but came after Alfreds argued against the man’s employer who initially denied the family’s claim. A South Carolina real estate executive was killed in a car accident while visiting a property development owned by his employer. His vehicle was found submerged in water in a ditch on the property […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2020 – Recently, an Alleyton woman died after she was hit by a Freightliner tractor-trailer near Columbus. The 75-year-old walked into the westbound lanes of I-10 at approximately 4:25 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Questions about liability often arise in pedestrian-car wrecks. In most situations, pedestrians have the right of way when crossing at an intersection, whether they are in a marked crosswalk or not. As a result, it is always incumbent on a motorist to be on the lookout for pedestrians. In this case, the wreck […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2020 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun utilizing Mobile Vet Centers to increase outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic. The units were first deployed the week of March 16th and started in cities hardest hit by the virus, like New York City. Other units were then sent to San Francisco, New Orleans and Los Angeles.  The VA Mobile Vet Centers provide counseling directly to veterans and can coordinate care with brick and mortar VA and community healthcare facilities when necessary. These facilities offer services beyond those that are available in the Mobile […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to welcome Attorney Logan Holmes to its Summerville, South Carolina office. Logan is the firm’s newest associate and his practice areas include Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation. Logan Holmes was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and is the son of longtime Steinberg Law Firm partner Kevin Holmes. He grew up watching his father advocate tirelessly for the rights of families in South Carolina, and always dreamt of one day working alongside him and doing the same. Logan graduated from the University of South Carolina […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 08, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm proudly announces that its senior partner and workers compensation attorney David Pearlman has been named by National Trial Lawyers to its list of Top 100 National Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in South Carolina. Attorney Pearlman is a 42-year veteran lawyer in South Carolina, dedicated to protecting the rights of clients and citizens alike. He has won many landmark cases over his career and has always been a voice for South Carolina’s workers. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list is an exclusive organization for the finest trial attorneys […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2020 – Austin, Texas has an unenviable record for ranking as the 18th worst city in the United States in terms of traffic accidents. The latest accident took the life of a nine-year-old girl. Recently, a child was seriously injured, requiring emergency surgery for critical injuries, and another died at the hospital after a crash in the 5500 block of E. Parmer Lane. At about 9:18 p.m. 34-year-old Cain Estrada was involved in a crash. This collision is Austin’s 24th fatal traffic accident of 2020 and the 25th total vehicle fatality of the […]


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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 5, 2020 – On Thursday, May 7th, Mandy Kelly, partner of Disability Law Group, is co-hosting a webinar with attorney Michele Fuller of Michigan Law Center. The webinar promises to be immensely helpful to veterans looking to create or improve their estate plans in order to best protect their assets and their loved ones. Mandy’s subjects are of primary concern to veterans, especially during these challenging times, including types of VA benefits available, such as VA service connection disability benefits and non-service connection pensions. This is an excellent workshop for United States veterans, designed […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 5, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on across the country, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun implementing provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act that were designed to protect veterans and support VA healthcare providers and staff members. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27 and provided $2.2 trillion in economic aid. The CARES Act includes billions of dollars in aid specifically to keep veterans safe throughout the coronavirus crisis. The VA is already using this money to purchase supplies for […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 5, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes of the Todd Leonard podcast, here is your chance to catch up. A recent episode featured Dianne Grossman with Mallory’s Army. You can listen to that episode here. In this episode Dianne Grossman, the founder of Mallory’s Army, spoke about her organization. Mallory’s Army was formed in honor of her 12-year-old daughter, Mallory. In June, 2017, Mallory took her own life as a result of horrific bullying. She was an innocent and unique girl that taught those she loved so much about life in her […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2020 – Catherine Meehan, an attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm, joined the MUSC College of Nursing Board of Directors. The position offers an opportunity for Meehan to act as a community leader at MUSC, which ranks sixth in the nation among nursing programs. Before entering law school, Meehan distinguished herself in the medical field. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and then proceeded to the Medical University of South Carolina where she received a B.S. in Nursing. She worked at MUSC as a pediatric nurse for […]


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