Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2021 – On October 1, 2020, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction that stops the Trump Administration from enforcing a temporary ban on the issuance of H-1B visas and three other categories of nonimmigrant visas, as well as admission of persons already holding those visas to the United States. Judge Jeffrey S. White’s ruling in National Association of Manufacturers et al. v. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) et al. enjoins the Department of State and DHS from implementing Section 2 of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 01, 2021 – According to the Social Security Administration, more than 70 million Americans receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The purpose of these benefits is to provide a reliable source of income for retired workers and the disabled. Due to inflationary pressures, the Social Security Administration adjusts the maximum amount of benefits each year. This is referred to as a cost-of-living adjustment. Recently, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment for 2021 will be 1.3 percent. This year’s increase is lower than last year’s which was 1.6 percent, and is […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2021 – A 37-year-old engineering employee died in an industrial accident in McCook, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched an investigation into his March 10 death. Matt Barr worked for Kato Engineering, a Minnesota-based company that sells generators. His job involved traveling to maintain and repair generators. OSHA said Barr was working at Progress Rail near La Grange village limits when he was hit by a machine part. Paramedics from the McCook Fire Department rushed him to Loyola Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. “While this workplace accident […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2021 – In the nearly two decades since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent war in Iraq and Afghanistan, tens of thousands of VA disability claims related to burn pit exposure have been filed. According to VA records, up to 80 percent of them are denied. Burn pits have been used for years at U.S. deployment locations in the Middle East and Asia, as far back as the Gulf War, to get rid of waste. Veterans say they burned human waste, electronics, jet fuel and more […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2021 – The results of the United States presidential election are in, and Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in January 2021. Every time a new president takes office, many policy implications come along with the change in power. This election is no different, as President-Elect Biden and President Trump differ on a wide range of issues. There are over 18 million active-duty and retired service members. However, veterans comprise less than one percent of all United States citizens. Thus, while everyone acknowledges […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2021 – The case illustrates why both employers and employees must take special care to address important issues raised by the opposing party Late last month, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case discussing whether the employee was required to pursue his claim against his employer through the arbitration process. Ultimately, the court concluded that the employee’s decision to file a case in court, rather than pursue arbitration, was permitted. The Facts of the Case The plaintiff was employed as a truck washer and detailer. After […]


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Providence, RI (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2021 – A new survey of elder law and special needs attorneys reveals the dramatic extent to which work has shifted from office to home, and that some of this shift is likely to endure beyond the pandemic’s end.  When ElderLawAnswers surveyed elder law and special needs attorneys in mid-March 2020, about a third of respondents said they had already closed their offices and were working from home. Ten months further into the pandemic, a new survey finds that three-quarters of responding attorneys are working from home at least one day a week, […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2021 – Justice delivered. San Diego truck accident attorney, Gordon Levinson achieves $1 million settlement for a client with a traumatic brain injury. “Our client was injured in just such an accident and was involved in a multiple vehicle crash where a tractor-trailer 18-wheeler crashed into a stopped car on the freeway, causing a four-car chain-reaction pile up,” outlined Gordon R. Levinson, Esq. Founder of the Levinson Law Group. “He was in the second car in the line of cars.” The badly injured client was taken to the nearest hospital by ambulance, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2021 – Medicare fraud damages expert Michael F. Arrigo served as an expert in a Medicare fraud case, assisting a Defendant-Appellant attorney in a successful outcome before the U.S. Court of Appeals. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit published an Opinion regarding a Medicare fraud case.  Alleged fraudulent billing, fraudulent coding, and medically unnecessary care were components of the Government’s case.  Arrigo was requested to assess the Government’s methodology regarding damages calculations.  This involved, in part reviewing the Government’s Presentence Investigation Report and rebutting the loss amount, then applying the loss […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) December 26, 2020 – After filing a civil lawsuit, Indianapolis-based attorney Mark Nicholson recently obtained a six-figure payout on behalf of his client. Recently, attorney Mark Nicholson obtained a six-figure settlement in a personal injury lawsuit for his client. In no way is this judgment an anomaly. Over the past two months alone, Nicholson settled cases collectively worth over $200,000. Despite his continued success, the well-seasoned attorney doesn’t feel that financial compensation can fully restore clients’ lives to normal. In a previous interview, he said, “I fight hard for my clients. However, no amount of […]


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Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm selected Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley senior communities for a holiday giving campaign featuring tablet donations, wish lists and more. This holiday season, Charleston-area elderly residents are getting to safely experience the comfort and joy associated with typical holiday seasons outside of a pandemic. On the heels of a particularly difficult year for the area’s senior citizens, local personal injury law practice Steinberg Law Firm invested in a community outreach campaign that specifically benefits the area’s elderly residents who have faced isolation in a year marked by COVID-19 scares and precautions. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 02, 2020 – 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) December 1, 2020 – 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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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2020 – According to the Social Security Administration, more than 70 million Americans receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The purpose of these benefits is to provide a reliable source of income for retired workers and the disabled. Due to inflationary pressures, the Social Security Administration adjusts the maximum amount of benefits each year. This is referred to as a cost-of-living adjustment. Recently, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment for 2021 will be 1.3 percent. This year’s increase is lower than last year’s which was 1.6 percent, and is […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) November 30 , 2020 – New Castle is excited to welcome the Law Office of Mark Nicholson as a continued, official partner of the New Castle Trojans’ athletic website. The support of local businesses not only contributes to the New Castle athletic department but ensures the New Castle Trojans have the most up-to-date news, scores, and photos online. Show your support of the Law Office of Mark Nicholson by visiting them at 6437 Rucker Road, Suite E-1Indianapolis, IN 46220 or online at www.marknicholsonlaw.com. You can also access more information and specials for New Castle supporters […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2020 – 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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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 25, 2020 – In the nearly two decades since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent war in Iraq and Afghanistan, tens of thousands of VA disability claims related to burn pit exposure have been filed. According to VA records, up to 80 percent of them are denied. Burn pits have been used for years at U.S. deployment locations in the Middle East and Asia, as far back as the Gulf War, to get rid of waste. Veterans say they burned human waste, electronics, jet fuel and more […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 24, 2020 – On October 1, 2020, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction that stops the Trump Administration from enforcing a temporary ban on the issuance of H-1B visas and three other categories of nonimmigrant visas, as well as admission of persons already holding those visas to the United States. Judge Jeffrey S. White’s ruling in National Association of Manufacturers et al. v. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) et al. enjoins the Department of State and DHS from implementing Section 2 of […]


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Brewster, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2020 – Attorneys Michael LoGiudice and Katherine E. Smith have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, a Manhattan Federal District Court, alleging that corrections officers at Rikers Island ran a scheme that used favored inmates as violent forces, ultimately resulting in inmates violently slashing our client’s face and breaking his jaw. The complaint alleges that our client became a victim of the scheme, dubbed the “World Tour,” after getting into an argument with a corrections officer at Rikers. The lawsuit also alleges that our client was repeatedly relocated to […]


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Ridgewood, NJ(Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2020 – NPZ Law Group is a premier legal practice dedicated to advising individuals, families and businesses on developments in the nation’s immigration laws. With President-elect Joe Biden slated to take office on Jan. 20, 2021, we anticipate a number of immigration reforms will be put into effect within the incoming administration’s first 100 days. These include: * Changes in H-1B visas — Removing limits on per-country employment-based visas and other reforms to enable more highly skilled workers to obtain visas * Changes in family-based immigration — Recognizing spouses and unmarried children of green […]


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