Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2021 – Sanjiv N. Singh, a Professional Law Corporation, with co-counsel Indrajana Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, have filed suit in Alameda County against Henry Schein, Inc., one of the world’s leading healthcare product distributors. The lawsuit alleges wrongful termination in connection with a longstanding employee’s Asian American wife who was denigrated on the basis of her Asian heritage and objectified on the basis of her gender without any intervention or appropriate action by Henry Schein. The lawsuit specifically alleges that Henry Schein maliciously and repeatedly retaliated against her husband after […]


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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2021 – Joyce Carroll, Maria Pavia, Verlyn L. Papillon, and Gary D. Saballos allege the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, and San Francisco City College have a common policy of paying significantly reduced retirement benefits to employees forced to retire prematurely due to disabilities. Pending since November 20, 2017, their case has already gone up on appeal once when San Francisco failed to persuade judges to throw out the claims based on statute of limitations and governmental immunity arguments. See, Carroll v. City and County of San […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2021 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has been creating an actionable plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. It works in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies.  The plan will be structured in phases, as the vaccine itself will likely be released and allocated in this way. Experts used scientific and historical data from past pandemics and input from VA officials, science experts in and out of the VA, and veterans at the community-level.  “When sufficient vaccine for COVID is finally available, we will need […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – Lipsky Lowe LLP has filed a civil lawsuit against Ogilvy New York President Lauren Crampsie on behalf of her former nanny alleging wrongful termination and wage and hour violations. The Backdrop According to the complaint, plaintiff Anaika Quamina was hired by defendant Lauren Crampsie and her husband Jason Lotkowictz to be the nanny for their two children in May 2018. Ms. Quamina’s duties included caring for their children, light housecleaning, cooking, doing laundry, picking up groceries, and helping to clean defendants’ homes in New York City and the Hamptons. Ms. […]


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Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – Aiman-Smith & Marcy, a leading law firm specializing in employment law, has obtained a $9.5 million judgment on behalf of approximately 640 workers in the telecom industry in California after more than 14 years of hard-fought litigation. The lawsuit was filed in 2006 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of telecom workers who performed installation and maintenance of cellphone towers and who were misclassified as contractors and who were owed overtime and meal and rest break pay dating back to 2002. In 2013, Aiman-Smith & Marcy prevailed on appeal in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of Houston Rockets scout Brent Johnson. An unmarked construction hazard caused his bicycle to crash, resulting in a broken neck.   Johnson was 65 at the time of his death, and the family’s wrongful death attorney indicated that the accident was completely avoidable had the hazard been clearly and properly posted with warnings. Johnson usually rode his bike at least 30 miles a day and was always careful to wear a helmet.   The sidewalk section where Johnson died was not lit […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2021 – Three people were killed Monday morning and several other pedestrians were critically injured when struck by a Volvo stationwagon, being driven by a 71-year-old DUI suspect, after it jumped a curb, plowing into a group of unsheltered people. The accident happened in the tunnel under the San Diego City College Campus in the 1400 block of B Street. Three people were declared dead at the scene, while the over 60 first-responders on scene transported six others to area hospitals for treatment. The six sustained injuries ranging from life-threatening to less […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2021 – Determining when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a crucial determination that is different for everyone. For millions of Americans, Social Security benefits are a critical source of income in their post-retirement years. However, deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits to maximize the total lifetime amount of benefits can be challenging. Once an individual reaches the age of 62, they can elect to begin receiving benefits. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays a reduced amount of benefits to those who elect to receive benefits before reaching “full […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2021 – An omnibus package of veteran-specific legislation passed both the House and Senate, putting it one step closer to becoming law. It now makes its way to the President to sign. The bill includes legislation to provide veterans with additional pandemic aid and addresses issues pertaining to women veterans, Native veterans and homeless veterans.  The Johnny Isakson and David P Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act received largely bipartisan support. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the women’s bill, the Deborah Sampson Act, the “crown jewel” of the entire package, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2021 – Highway 21 in Pendleton Harbor was the scene of an accident that took the lives of three. The crash was the result of a vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way when exiting a private driveway. According to police reports, a 44-year-old male driver behind the wheel of a 2021 Toyota drove into an eastbound 2021 GMC pickup’s path. The pickup hit the Toyota, ending up in the westbound lane and crashing into a 2016 Chevrolet pickup driven by a 28-year-old woman carrying two passengers, the woman’s husband and a friend. All […]


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Harris County, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2021 – On the night of March 5, 2021, seven people were injured in a natural gas line explosion and fire that led to evacuations in northwest Harris County. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, Comcast workers punctured a gas line. CenterPoint crews arrived to fix the damage and as they were leaving, they struck a high-pressure natural gas line which exploded around 5:30 p.m. resulting in seven people suffering serious injuries. This is unacceptable. If you or a loved one was injured as a result, call our burn injury […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2021 – Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases among workers, the Amazon warehouse facility in Robbinsville, New Jersey, known as PNE5, was forced to close temporarily over last Christmas. An unknown number of the facility’s 3,500 workers were infected with COVID-19.  Amazon utilizes an in-house COVID testing program for employees to detect the virus’s asymptomatic cases and prevent spread. Around mid-December, the site began noticing a large increase in positive test results, and management decided to preemptively close through the holidays and reopen on December 26th. South Jersey work injury lawyers Petrillo […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2021 – The bill provides additional services to many veterans’ groups, expanding crucial services to tens of thousands of former service members.  Early January, former President Donald Trump signed The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act (“the Act”) into law. The Act unanimously cleared both houses of Congress before being sent to the President’s desk, where he signed on January 5, giving the law final approval. The 340-page Act, four years in the making, intends to help veterans facing a variety of issues, including homelessness, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2021 – Under the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, COVID-19, is a presumptive illness, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. This will allow servicemembers who contract a severe case of COVID-19 while serving in the military and suffer long-term effects to receive disability compensation and benefits from the VA.  “This is important and unfortunately necessary for members of our active-duty military,” said James G. Fausone, lead attorney at Legal Help for Veterans. “Based on the unpredictability of COVID-19, we are seeing […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 02, 2021 – The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm recently announced that they settled a case on behalf of a woman who was seriously injured after a car accident in Warren County. The firm’s client, a woman in her fifties, was driving during the course of her employment when she was rear-ended by a negligent motorist. As a result of the accident, the woman suffered serious orthopedic injuries to her back and spine. She later underwent cervical fusion surgery, fusing several of her vertebrae together. After diligently […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 02, 2021 – After a woman slipped on an icy sidewalk, her New Jersey personal injury lawyers successfully settled her case through mediation.  The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm recently settled a slip and fall claim involving a client who fell on an icy sidewalk in Blairstown, New Jersey. The firm’s client, a woman in her 50s, walked along an icy sidewalk between two businesses. The woman fell, suffering severe injuries to her shoulder, which required her to undergo reconstructive surgery.  When the woman reached out to […]


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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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