Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2021 – On February 15, 2016, Michael Little, a carpentry foreman, fell on an ice-covered hallway at work. The accident occurred at a waterfront apartment high-rise building under construction. An employee of the subcontractor, Sulpizio, accidentally drilled a hole into a water line. The ground-floor hallway quickly filled with water and froze. A foreman from First State Mechanical was supposed to be in the hallway to warn workers about the icy floor, but at the time Little slipped on the ice, the foreman had left the premises for a time. Little was critically […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2021 – Todd J. Leonard, a prominent car accident lawyer in New Jersey, wants drivers to know that roads can be dangerous even with fewer travelers and commuters. Recently, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a special report discussing the driving habits and accident rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report considers two distinct periods, looks at various statistics and compares the pandemic data to the year before. Specifically, the report looks to what it refers to as Period 1 and Period 2. Period 1 refers to the dates between March 16, 2020, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2021 – Important changes lie ahead in 2021 for many Social Security recipients. Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA), the government organization responsible for overseeing the payment of all Social Security benefits, makes certain adjustments. It is essential to understand these changes for those who receive benefits or plan to receive benefits in the future. Regarding the upcoming changes for 2021, the SSA has announced the following: COLA Increase – Earlier this year, the SSA announced that it would be increasing the monthly benefit amount by 1.3 percent to account for inflation. The […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2021 – Thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will have their less-than-honorable discharge statuses reviewed. A recent settlement in a class-action lawsuit means the Army will need to “automatically reconsider” all rejected applications for discharge upgrades connected with PTSD or related mental health conditions.  The veterans involved in the lawsuit were issued less than honorable discharges for infractions that they say were triggered or worsened by PTSD, traumatic brain injury or another mental health condition. A less than honorable discharge can disqualify a veteran from many federal and state resources and […]


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If so, attorneys with The de la Garza Law Group are available and offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation Electric companies failed Texas and some paid the ultimate price. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2021 – The severe winter storm that impacted Texas last week brought with it below freezing temperatures. As millions of people in Houston took shelter and stayed indoors, some companies in charge of delivering electricity to paying customers failed to do their part. Because of the loss of power, millions of people were unable to properly heat their homes. Without electricity, indoor temperatures reached […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2021 – South Jersey residents nominated Steven Petrillo, Scott Goldberg and Scott Schulman for their dedication, skill and legal knowledge.   Petrillo & Goldberg, the South Jersey personal injury law firm with offices in Woodbury and Pennsauken, is proud to announce that three of the firm’s lawyers were recently recognized by South Jersey Magazine as “Awesome Attorneys” of 2020. The honor was bestowed upon a select group of lawyers who were intimately familiar with the legal areas in which they practice and consistently delivered results for their clients. South Jersey Magazine is the premier […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2021 – A rear-end accident recently took the life of a 32-year-old woman from Bryan, after a deadly collision in Robertson County, Texas. This fatal wreck ultimately involved three vehicles and 11 people. The deceased was stopped inside the northbound lane of Texas 6, waiting to make a U-turn. She was rear-ended, sending her vehicle into the southbound lane where she was hit by a pickup truck. While she did make it to the hospital alive, she died shortly thereafter. The second individual in the vehicle was hospitalized with serious injuries. The family […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2021 – Everyone at the highly regarded Los Angeles personal injury firm of J&Y Law is excited and proud to honor David Jang with its Spring 2021 Defense Against Distracted Driving Scholarship. David is an outstanding student who has also performed exceptional service to the community. He graduated high school with a 4.55 GPA and is now attending UCLA. In his warm acceptance letter, he expresses gratitude for the J&Y scholarship that will enable him to finance the law school education he has always wanted. The attorneys at J&Y Law Firm have […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2021 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed replacing its existing random lottery selection process for allocating H-1B visas with a weighted, wage-based system that prioritizes registrations offering highly-paid positions. If finalized, the new regulations would restrict H-1B eligibility and present additional hurdles to future H-1B sponsorship. The proposed changes, published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2020, would give preference to H-1B registrations in which employers have agreed to pay the highest corresponding wage level in the Department of Labor’s (DOL) four-tiered system. If the number of registration submissions […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2021 – Super Lawyers recognizes attorney Levinson as an exceptional personal injury attorney.   Gordon R. Levinson, the founder of Levinson Law Group, was named a “San Diego Super Lawyer” by one of the top attorney-rating services, Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyer designation is reserved for the top 5 percent of all practicing attorneys in a jurisdiction who exhibit excellence in all aspects of their practice area.   Super Lawyers is a leading attorney-rating service that identifies outstanding lawyers in more than 70 different practice areas. Those recognized as Super Lawyers have […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2021 – Native Houstonian and partnering personal injury attorneys grow their firm to include a third Texas law office, expanding its commitment to personal injury advocacy with a new office in Houston, Texas The Nava Law Group, P.C. has opened its third Texas office in Houston to expand their personal injury advocacy to local residents who have been hurt by another party’s negligence. Founding attorney and native Houstonian, Richard Nava, and his experienced legal partners concentrate on personal injury cases to ensure Texas residents have the opportunity to pursue financial compensation from negligent […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2021 – Veterans should ensure they are receiving all available benefits. The federal government provides a variety of benefits to veterans. Most former service members are aware of the VA education and healthcare benefits; however, other veterans’ benefits are not as well known. Veterans should understand all the types of potential benefits because they may qualify for help, they did not know about. Below is a list of the lesser-known types of benefits available to veterans: Caregiver Support: Family members who care for aging, disabled or wounded veterans may be entitled to certain support […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2021 – Beginning on Veteran’s Day this year, veterans and Gold Star families may enter any federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior for free, including national parks and wildlife refuges. “It is a treat just to see the natural beauty of this country’s national parks and other federal lands, but enjoying time in nature can have very real health perks too,” said James G. Fausone, lead attorney at Legal Help for Veterans. “Veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from outdoor activities especially. Nature therapy is helpful for reducing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2021 – A recent news story detailed a lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods by the family of a deceased worker who contracted COVID-19 at work. Tyson is not alone; there are now many nursing homes, cruise lines and bigger retailers, such as Walmart, facing COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuits. According to a news release put out by the Tyson worker’s family, at least 18 workers had died because of COVID-19 infections. The family’s attorney alleges that the rate of infection at the plant is “grossly disproportionate” to the nation’s general population. The Texas Department […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2021 – A new program that checks in with newly separated veterans has been so successful in its first nine months that it may soon become permanent. The Department of Veterans Affairs calls it the Solid Start program, and through it recently discharged veterans receive a direct phone call to discuss the ways the VA can support them through the highly stressful transition to civilian life. The goal of the calls is to help veterans better understand the benefits that are available, so they might be able to get a solid start on […]


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Portland, OR(Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2021 – Gearing Rackner & McGrath recently announced that family law attorney, Adam Shelton, was promoted to partner. Attorney Shelton began practicing family law immediately after graduating with a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law. In 2018, Shelton joined Gearing Rackner & McGrath’s ranks, where he represents clients in a wide range of divorce and family law cases. However, Shelton is particularly known for adeptly handling cases involving complex financial dissolutions, high-conflict custody matters, and amicable separations. Attorney Shelton is a dedicated advocate for his clients, who unceasingly pursues their […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 08, 2021 – The United State Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a variety of benefits to former members of the armed forces. These benefits are in recognition of servicemembers’ commitment to their country, as well as the effects that a disability, disease or other injury can have on a veteran and their family. VA also provides monthly cash payments to the surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents or servicemembers who died during active military service, or after discharge from military service, as a result of a service-connected disability. Recently, a democratic lawmaker […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 05, 2021 – A 17-year old budding baseball player from Waxahachie, Texas recently died from injuries sustained in a collision with an 18-wheeler. The accident happened on U.S. Highway 287 near Waxahachie High School. Although the teen was taken to the nearest medical facility and put on life support, he succumbed to his injuries during transfer to another hospital. The accident happened around 2:00 p.m. The teen’s vehicle was heading south on U.S. 287 when the driver apparently lost control, slid through the median and hit the big rig head-on. The driver was ejected. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 04, 2021 – Three pedestrians were injured after being hit by a speeding vehicle in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois. The three male pedestrians were on their way to a Chicago Blackhawks hockey game at the United Center on Feb. 21 when they were hit by a sports-utility vehicle. The men had decided to walk to the game venue at around 4:30 p.m. after visiting Haymarket Pub and Brewery. A Chicago Police Department officer said they were walking west along Randolph Street and crossing Halsted Street when the pedestrian accident occurred. “Unfortunately, too […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 03, 2021 – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is called the hallmark injury of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan era. According to a new meta-analysis of previous studies, it could also be linked to a twofold increase in risk for dementia later in life. These findings are based on an analysis of 13 previous studies from four continents involving 1,693,678 participants. Researchers wanted to know if these patients had a higher risk for dementia 17 years after their diagnosis. The research supported that claim and showed a 50 percent increase in risk of developing […]


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