Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2020 – Orlando Mediation Team is pleased to announce that Andrew Nickolaou has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a family mediator. Whether it is a divorce, a child custody dispute or any other family law matter, mediation provides an alternative to litigating a case in court. At Orlando Mediation Team, we pride ourselves in helping our clients reach negotiated solutions that can help restore order to their families. As the Coronavirus crisis has upended all of our lives, we truly understand the stress that parents and children are under. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that it achieved back-to-back trial wins against two of the world’s largest automakers, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru. First, CCA attorneys, led by Brian T. Murray achieved a historic victory in the trial of Israel Gonzales, et al., v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. The case was brought under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known as California’s Lemon Law, and involved a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG with an alleged unrepaired suspension defect. On February 27, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – A November 2019 Trump administration proposal would change the way continuing disability reviews occur for thousands of Social Security disability recipients. The Social Security Administration (SSA) dispenses disability benefits in two main ways. The SSA provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to individuals according to their prior Social Security tax contributions and work history. The SSA provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to individuals according to their disability status and inability to work. About 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, while 8 million receive SSI. The SSA conducts continuing disability reviews to determine […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2020 – One of the most severe complications of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is brain swelling, caused by an inflammatory reaction. Brain swelling can result in severe secondary damage that may end in death. However, a new medical discovery may change the survival chances of those with TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries are common, with more than 2.5 million people in the United States being affected each year. This does not include military personnel overseas who have sustained a TBI in the wake of explosions. No treatment exists for brain swelling. Recently, Northwestern […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2020 – The novel coronavirus is dramatically impacting our society in countless ways, including the legal community. At OC Wills and Trust Attorneys, we will continue to provide first-rate estate planning services to the community. At the same time, our founding attorney Brian Chew is keenly aware that the safety of our staff and our clients is a priority. Some of the steps we will be taking to protect you and our staff until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides include: * Social Distancing — We will no longer be shaking hands with visitors to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2020 – On January 1, the Veterans Administration (VA) began deciding claims of Blue Water Navy Veterans, those who served in the offshore waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, and have developed an illness related to Agent Orange. The Blue Navy Act of 2019, signed into law on June 25, extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as Agent Orange, to veterans who served on naval vessels offshore of Vietnam or on a ship operating in the coastal waters of Vietnam during the 13-year period. The VA lists […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains significant settlement award based on his client’s serious workplace injury The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides a way for injured workers to obtain ongoing compensation after being injured in an on-the-job accident or suffering from an occupational illness. To be eligible for compensation under the South Carolina workers’ compensation system, an employee’s injuries must have occurred within the scope of their employment. Injured employees may be able to recover for the medical expenses, lost time, and permanent disability that […]


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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2020 – Disability Law Group is pleased to announce that attorney Erika A. Riggs has been included in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law. Marquis Who’s Who directories include the biographies of millions of leaders in multiple fields throughout the nation and around the world. Marquis Who’s Who in American Law highlights top lawyers who have distinguished themselves by providing their clients with informed representation and going beyond the call of duty to help them find justice. A highly regarded disability lawyer and partner at Disability Law Group, Mrs. Riggs focuses her practice […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2020 – Hazen Law Group was proud to participate in the 8th Annual Education Forum & Pre-Retirement Workshop, hosted by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). The event was held at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 20, 2020. Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq. Presented this year’s Education Forum & Pre-Retirement Workshop, which is entitled, “Elder Law and Estate Planning.” The workshop addressed estate planning issues for teachers preparing for retirement. “Educators arean integral part of our society, without whom we would be lost,” says Olsen. “However, despite the great […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2020 – On December 20, 2019, the U.S. Congress passed a comprehensive spending package which included provisions for The SECURE Act. The measure, formally known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act, includes reforms designed to make saving for retirement easier. At Surprenant & Beneski, P.C., we are encouraging our clients to revisit their retirement and estate planning strategies in light of the SECURE Act, which became effective on Jan. 1, 2020. The new law includes changes that will affect individual retirement accounts (IRAs), defined benefit pension plans, defined […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2020 – On February 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania hosted the annual Estate and Elder Law Symposium. This one-day program featured some of the most popular sessions from the annual Estate Law Institute and Elder Law Institute, which is a more intensive, three-day event that will be held in Harrisburg later this year. The symposium provided important tips to practitioners who handle any matters related to estate planning or elder law. Marielle Hazen, the founder of the Harrisburg estate planning law firm, Hazen Law Group, is again proud to […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2020 – Albertson & Davidson, LLP, a California trust and estate litigation firm, announced today that they secured an important victory in their client’s financial elder abuse case against Thomas Yoshio Itow. Honorable David L. Belz, Judge of the Orange County Superior Court, determined that the facts presented by the firm in the matter of the Itow Family Trust met the evidence standard required for the ruling. Under California financial elder abuse law, four elements must be proven to establish undue influence: (1) vulnerability of the victim, (2) apparent authority of the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2020 – A Canadian national pled guilty in New York to a charge arising from his involvement with Silk Road, an underground website where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold. Roger Thomas Clark, 56, admitted to helping run Silk Road, the now-defunct online black market that allowed users to anonymously purchase and sell illicit drugs, hacking services and other unlawful activities outside the reach of law enforcement. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics in Manhattan federal […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2020 – The 12th Annual Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) Winter Conference was held over February 20 to 23, 2020, at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Pennsylvania. Throughout the conference, Marielle F. Hazen, Esq. presented on state and federal public policy issues including an update on the SECURE Act and other important estate, elder law and special needs planning updates. PAELA is a non-profit association designed to assist lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families. PAELA provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Public Charge rule previously published took effect February 24, 2020, after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted an injunction that blocked its implementation across the United States. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on January 27, 2020, allows the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enforce its Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule. The DHS will apply the final rule nationwide except in Illinois, where a federal court has left an injunction in place barring the policy from taking effect in the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2020 – A semi-truck rear-ended a family car, sending it under the backend of another tractor-trailer. Three people were killed. Underride accidents are dangerous and rarely see survivors. The underride guards, installed on most trucks, are meant to prevent cars from sliding under trucks. Unfortunately, most underride guards rarely hold up in a crash. The family members involved in this wreck were on their way to a family event when a semi-truck rear-ended their vehicle. The force of the impact drove the family’s car into the back of another semi. Unfortunately, the underride […]


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Madera, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2020 – A jury of the Madera County Superior Court recently handed down a record-setting verdict of $21,513,000 to Jose Maclovio. This is Madera County’s largest verdict to a single plaintiff and the California Central Valley’s sixth largest general damages verdict in the past 15 years. The verdict, won by Dunnion Law, stems from a 2015 motor vehicle accident case where the van in which Maclovio rode as a passenger was violently rear-ended. Maclovio, a Madera resident and father of one, was paralyzed from the neck down as a result of the high-speed […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast with Wendy and Steven Sefcik listen here. Todd was honored to have Wendy and Steven discuss the passing of their son, T.J., as a result of committing suicide when he was 16. Despite their unspeakable heartache, they shared their story and provided great insights on ways to prevent teen suicides. Their strength and courage is truly inspiring. Since the Sefciks’ started their campaign on suicide and teen depression, they have spoken to over 30,000 students, educators, parents and mental health professionals. In […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2020 – Earlier this month, Summerville Journal Scene reported that its readers voted the Steinberg Law Firm as the best law firm in Summerville. The Summerville Journal Scene is a local publication that dates back to the 1940s. The paper is delivered weekly to over 22,000 homes in the Dorchester County area. Summerville Communications, Inc., the parent company of Summerville Journal Scene, also publishes the Berkeley Independent and The Gazette. The Steinberg Law Firm is a local Summerville personal injury and workers’ compensation firm that has offices located in Summerville, Goose Creek, and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2020 – Active duty military personnel and their families may now file medical malpractice claims against Department of Defense (DOD) medical facilities, after 70 years of being blocked from doing so. The National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on December 20, 2019 finally granting the ability to sue military care providers for injury or death due to malpractice. The 1950 Supreme Court decision in Feres v. United States established a precedent that determined that active duty military could not hold the federal government responsible for any personal injuries or death sustained […]


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