Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2019 – Researchers have developed voice analysis software that can help identify post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their speech. A recent study used an artificial intelligence (AI) program to analyze vocal characteristics such as rhythm and tone after training it on how to classify people based on speech examples. According to the findings, the AI could distinguish which individuals had PTSD and which did not with 89 percent accuracy. Researchers recorded hours-long speech samples from 53 Afghanistan and Iraq veterans with PTSD linked to their service. They also interviewed 78 […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2019 – Software company Oracle has been accused of paying minorities and women less than white male employees in an ongoing discrimination lawsuit. The Department of Labor (DOL) filed new documents in the suit and allege Oracle paid minority and female employees as much as $401 million less over four years. Oracle, which is headquartered in Redwood City, California, paid minorities and women less in primarily two ways: by basing starting salaries on previous salaries and by steering these employees into lower paying jobs upon hire. These practices created wage disparities that […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2019 – Typically, when people discuss traumatic brain injury, they are usually speaking about sporting events. However, it is not just athletes who sustain traumatic brain injuries. According to researchers in Phoenix, Arizona a recent study reveals traumatic brain injury (TBI) is rife among domestic violence survivors, and a great number of domestic violence victims are living in homeless shelters. “This particular study included 115 homeless women,” explained Austin traumatic brain injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke, “and 88 percent of this group had lost track of the number of blows to the head they […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2019 – A margin loan refers to money that an investor borrows from a brokerage firm. The margin loan is collateralized by the assets held in the customer’s investment account (i.e., securities). Customers are generally free to use the margin loan to buy additional securities or to withdraw the funds from the account to meet personal expenses. Brokerage firms will issue a margin call if the value of the collateral assets supporting the margin loan falls below the maintenance requirement. Put another way, if the collateral declines, the brokerage firm expects that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2019 – To help both employees and employers better understand and recognize sexual harassment, employment law firm Strong Advocates has declared May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. “Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to be a persistent problem in the workplace,” says Betsy Havens, Executive Director of Strong Advocates. “In the wake of the #MeToo movement, awareness of sexual harassment is at an all-time high but still it happens every day. We need significant change in order to eliminate this abuse of power. No one should be subjected to sexual harassment or assault at work.” […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2019 – Social Security trustees released their annual report on April 22 that projected the Disability Insurance (DI) trust fund would remain solvent until 2052, an additional 20 years than previously estimated. The main trust fund for Social Security is Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI). The estimated depletion date for that fund remains unchanged at 2034. However, if money from the disability program was used to cover OASI shortcomings, Social Security would become insolvent by 2035, just a year later than predicted in last year’s report. “The financial health of Social Security depends […]


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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2019 – On Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Disability Law Group also known as the Law Offices of Kelly, Riggs & Mansour, PLC hosted a Free Community Resource Clinic with the intention of helping the public get their legal questions answered in conjunction with a free health screening. The event took place at the Troy Community Center in room 303. This comprehensive clinic, which was open to the public, provided legal advice on a wide variety of topics. Attorneys Mandy Kelly, Erika Riggs, and Randall Mansour offered their expertise […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2019 – A Federal lawsuit was recently filed against Morrison & Foerster by one of its clients that alleged the firm engaged in “egregious” overbilling, among other things. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Firestar Diamond International and its owner, jewelry designer Nirav Modi, Synergies Corporation, AVD Trading and Firestar Group LLC. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and alleges breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, fraud, breach of contract and theft. The lawsuit alleges that Morrison & Foerster was initially hired to sell […]


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Century City, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2019 – Once again, the accomplished personal injury law firm of J&Y has successfully collaborated with Panish Shea & Boyle LLP (PSB) on a personal injury case arising out of a traffic accident. In accordance with recent legal trends, it is by no means unusual for J&Y to join forces with other first-rate law firms in order to win the highest possible settlements for clients. In this most recent case, which took place in the city of La Habra in April of 2016, the client was riding a mountain bike southbound on […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2019 Gilfix & La Poll Associates is thrilled to invite the public to attend the firm’s 15th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar in Palo Alto, California. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark R. Gilfix will be presenting the free seminar on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Several of the Bay Area’s best special needs-oriented nonprofits, including NAMI, The Pacific Autism Center for Education, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Pragnya and many others will also be in attendance. Gilfix & La Poll’s signature annual event aims to help families navigate the complexities of special needs […]


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Silver Spring, MD (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2019 – Asher Weinberg is pleased to announce the launch of his solo criminal defense practice. Conveniently located in Silver Spring, the Law Office of Asher Weinberg provides powerful legal representation to the accused when their future and their freedom is on the line. Well-versed in the Maryland Criminal Code, Mr. Weinberg routinely handles a wide range of misdemeanor and felony offenses — drug crimes, violent crimes, theft crimes, traffic violations and DUI. In fact, he is one of the few attorneys in the state who can defend a client against DUI […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2019 – Babies in an inclined cradle with a much-loved blanket, about to drift off to sleep, make for a powerful picture and a successful Mattel Fisher-Price marketing campaign. That campaign took a deadly turn when babies started to die when the product, the Rock’n Play sleeper was put on the market. Although the item promised a peaceful slumber, it came with risks that safety groups and doctors were concerned about and commented on, saying that Mattel should have fixed the problems that caused 30 infant deaths. The deaths were noted by the […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2019 – Supermarket chain Raley’s was recently sued in Sacramento County Superior Court for the termination of three security personnel who complained of racial profiling at its grocery stores in Sacramento, California. One security officer, Candace Alston, appeared with her attorney Bryan McCormack on Fox40 on April 10 to comment on the case, which alleges racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. According to Alston, Raley’s managers told loss prevention officers to follow customers of a specific race. “They would want us to watch black people specifically,” she said. “One manager told […]


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Monticello, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2019 – On February 28, 2019, Sobo & Sobo continued its growth and expansion throughout the Hudson Valley Region by opening the law firm’s eighth regional office at 553 West Broadway, Monticello, NY. Although Sobo & Sobo Monticello attorneys will focus on the firm’s core area of law, personal injury litigation, the firm’s full legal services will also be available through this office. The Monticello office is in the renovated former home of prominent judge Lawrence H. Cooke. Judge Cooke was one of the most celebrated politicians and judges in Sullivan County history. […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2019 – The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Catherine D. Meehan of Charleston, South Carolina has been certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Catherine “Catie” Meehan’s dual passions for law and medicine led her to the Steinberg Law Firm, […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2019 – The Hazen Law Group is proud to announce that founding attorney Marielle Hazen has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA.) The NAELA is a professional organization of elder law attorneys whose mission is to educate, inspire, serve and provide community to its members. Marielle Hazen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She is a past president and a founding member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2019 – Hazen Law Group will present a free legal information discussion at the MHADP and CMU Spring Forum on April 29, 2019. Marielle F. Hazen, Esq., will lead a discussion and answer questions about guardianship, end of life planning for those affected by mental health issues and related special needs planning law matters. Marielle is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and founder of Hazen Law Group, a Harrisburg firm proudly representing families in special needs planning, elder law and estate planning. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. […]


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La Jolla, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2019 – Thermal Pipe Shields, an innovator in the pipe insulation industry, recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the dominant supplier, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK) company Johns Manville Corporation. Before Thermal Pipe Shields entered the market, Johns Manville had the market to itself. In independent tests, Thermal Pipe Shields’ product met or exceeded the industry standard and outperformed Johns Manville’s product in several ways and at a lower cost. But Thermal Pipe Shields was forced to file an antitrust lawsuit because Johns Manville, which controls 98% of the market, resorted to disparagement […]


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St. Louis, MO (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2019 – Car Accidents are already complex lawsuits. Determining fault, the amount of the medical expenses that relate to the accident, and the amounts of recovery that can be obtained from the insurance policy versus the number of medical expenses that have to be covered add additional layers. But what happens when you add in poorly tied down playground equipment, a median wall, and two additional vehicles? A case like this might seem impossibly complex, but Gary Burger of Burger Law was able to use what has been labeled “creative lawyering” to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2019 – As a premier personal injury practice serving clients in California, J&Y Law routinely collaborates with a network of credentialed law firms to maximize our clients’ recovery. Most recently, we co-counseled with Panish Shea & Boyle LLP (PSB) on a case in which our client was awarded $1,957,500 after sustaining injuries in a distracted driving accident in San Diego. The Backdrop In November 2014, our client was driving his white 1999 Dodge Ram pick-up truck, headed southbound on 30th Street in San Diego. While traveling through a green traffic signal at […]


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