Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2022 – The Social Security Administration and federal lawmakers frequently make changes to Social Security laws. Several of these changes went into effect at the beginning of the year. For those who are currently receiving benefits or anticipate applying for benefits in the near future, staying on top of these changes is important, as it allows individuals to better plan for their future. COLA Increase Annually, the Social Security Administration reviews the current Social Security benefit amounts to determine whether the benefits are keeping up with the rate of inflation. These changes are […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2022 – For veterans living with one or more disabilities, navigating the challenges of everyday life can be difficult. Despite the existence of assistive technology that can improve the overall quality of life for those experiencing disability, these devices are very costly and often beyond the financial reach of many disabled veterans. As new technology is developed, however, the costs often come down. This is what is motivating the VA to offer research grants for technology companies to develop new assistive technology that may be able to help disabled veterans overcome the challenges […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2022 – Last year, a man who suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident sued a gas station and convenience store in Joliet, Illinois. He claimed a “defective condition on the premises” caused his fall.   Plaintiff Samuel Robinson filed the complaint in Will County Courthouse in Joliet. The lawsuit accused Lenny’s Rt. 66 Fuel Stop on Route 53 of negligence and creating a hazardous situation for customers. Robinson was seeking damages in excess of $50,000.    “Slip and fall accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons, such as spilled […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2022 – The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit for service members and veterans. It provides for the payment of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for textbooks and supplies for up to 36 months. Anyone who served on active duty for at least 90 days since September 10, 2001, is eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, regardless of whether they are still in the military or honorably discharged. The amount of time a service member spends on active duty determines their total benefits. However, if someone was […]


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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Indianapolis, IN Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – The Law Office of Mark Nicholson welcomes Audrey Lunsford as Of Counsel. Attorney Lunsford said, “I am excited to help Mark and his law firm grow!” Audrey Lunsford currently runs Lunsford Legal LLC, a solo practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has over a decade of legal experience in various areas of law. She focuses on Family Law (child support, child custody, etc.), Criminal Law, and Expungement matters. Family Law, Juveniles and Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Attorney She has focused on public interest law for various government entities. She represented […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2022 – Last year residents of a Chicago neighborhood filed two lawsuits against a property developer in charge of a smokestack demolition at a coal power plant that resulted in thick clouds of dust covering the surrounding area amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   Little Village residents affected by the demolition at the shuttered Crawford Power Generating Station filed a federal class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The suit named Hilco Redevelopment Partners, Controlled Demolition Inc. and other firms as defendants. They were demolishing the plant’s […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2022 – Earlier this week, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts received notice that it, and one of its parishes, is about to be sued. In an email directed to Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts official the Rev. Bill Parnell, and copied to the Rev. Eric Fialho, rector of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Marion, MA, Virginia resident Eric Bonetti requested a record retention request in preparation for litigation. At the heart of the matter are statements made by former St. Gabriel’s interim rector Robert H. Malm in which he claims that Bonetti “stalked,” “threatened,” and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2022 – There may be a new player in the battle to deal with traumatic brain injuries. The secret is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that may stave off the effects of sub-concussion – the quiet, yet potentially deadly first step in the process that may later lead to full blown traumatic brain injury. Sub-concussion is not always noticed during play on the field. Most players, coaches and fans just watch the game, and cheer when the opponents sustain a body blow, knocking them to the ground. The player gets up and […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 09, 2022 – Castronovo & McKinney, LLC announced today that the state Supreme Court rejected hearing Jersey City’s appeal of an appellate court decision ordering the city to pay city employees – members of Local 245 – double time in March 2018 during a powerful nor’easter that hit the state. Under terms of the contract between Jersey City and the union, the city agreed to pay workers double-time during states of emergency. The appellate court action only applies to the employees’ lawsuit over their pay during the 2018 state of emergency. But this action […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2022 – A year ago, a Chicago man was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and accused of several other offenses after his vehicle collided with two Chicago Police Department squad cars on the Dan Ryan Expressway.   Authorities identified the driver as Jovan Wade, 34. He was charged with DUI and ticketed for driving an uninsured vehicle, improper lane usage and driving too fast for conditions. Wade was also cited for violating Scott’s Law which requires drivers to reduce speed and change lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle with its hazard […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2022 – A recent collision between a truck hauling animal waste and a fuel tanker resulted in a major conflagration that burned for over three hours. One trucker died. Two others were injured. Since the start of the pandemic, fatal crashes involving commercial vehicles have spiked.  Although traffic and safety experts are aiming to make road travel safer, the rapid population growth and business boom in Texas complicates those goals. When the pandemic started, road accident statistics took a slight turn for the better. But that trend quickly reversed itself. In 12 counties, […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2022 – Wirtz Law APC announced today that the firm is tracking a proposed ballot initiative that would cap attorneys’ fees on lemon law claims in California, potentially restricting consumer access to proper legal representation. “The state’s consumer protection law as it currently exists is designed to allow every consumer, especially the underserved, to hire qualified attorneys to protect their rights and fight back against the big automakers,” said Richard Wirtz, founder of Wirtz Law. The initiative, The Consumer Legal Fee Protection Act, was proposed by the Civil Justice Association of California […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 04, 2022 – The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on December 28, 2021, that found the continued reliance on an archaic technology system and paper files slowed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) benefits delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report issued two recommendations aimed to improve the agency’s electronic processing of benefits. USCIS concurred with the recommendations. “While it is encouraging to see that USCIS agrees with both recommendations made by the DHS OIG, this is just the first step. Now USCIS has to act,” commented […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 03, 2022 – The family of a woman killed in a collision with a truck carrying a 200,000-pound load, including a piece of military equipment – a propeller for a Navy submarine – has won their lawsuit against the trucking company carrying the oversized load and the escort service company. The family was awarded $730 million in the 2016 death of the mother, which occurred on the White Oak bridge near Mount Pleasant. It is considered to be the single biggest wrongful death verdict for a single-person accident in the U.S.  The oversize load, […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) February 02, 2022 – Chris Tymchuck – founder of Unique Estate Law – recently spoke with the Saint Paul Ledger Minnesota Lawyer about the changing legal landscape of working with nontraditional families. Before the 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage, the term nontraditional families “meant couples of the same-sex were legally prohibited from marrying,” noted Tymchuck. “However, with the legalization of such marriages, I think the term applies differently now,” said Tymchuck. The article points out that nontraditional families include families with stepparents, single parents, children raised by other relatives, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2022 – Dogs are a subject dear to many, but represent fear to others depending on one’s experiences with them. Many dogs are regarded as loving companions. However, there are many stories about dog bites, attacks, and maulings. In Texas, the dog bite laws are complicated, and it is best to discuss any dog encounter with an experienced dog bite attorney. According to national dog bite statistics, roughly 4.5 million dog bites happen every year. Any dog can bite, no matter what the breed: even the sweetest pet can wound if provoked, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2022 – This two-vehicle Uber accident happened recently in Houston on the Southwest Freeway near Newcastle Drive. The 39-year-old woman was riding in the backseat of an Uber vehicle when it began to experience mechanical problems and stopped on the freeway. The vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The passenger died at the scene. The driver was taken to the nearest hospital to treat broken ribs. The pickup truck driver was not injured and remained at the scene. In most instances, a rear-end accident is the fault of the driver who runs […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2022 – The newly-announced presumptive benefits could impact more than 3.5 million veterans and active service members. In recent news, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced that it is adding three presumptive conditions to particulate matter exposure. These newly-added conditions include asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis. This development comes in response to years of complaints and lobbying efforts directed toward lawmakers on Capitol Hill. To qualify for benefits, a service member must have served in Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria or Uzbekistan since September 19, 2001, or in Southwest Asia since August 2, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2021 – An excavation company employee was killed in an industrial accident in suburban Volo, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the workplace incident.   Lake County authorities identified the worker as 33-year-old Michael Rowell of Woodstock. He suffered a traumatic injury to his arm. Autopsy results from the coroner’s office showed that Rowell died from multiple injuries sustained in the construction accident.   Rowell’s arm got stuck in a gravel screening machine at the excavation company where he worked. Kanzler Construction is located where the accident occurred. However, […]


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