Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 1, 2020, announced that employers with registrations that were selected in the lottery are now eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year 2021, including those petitions that qualify for the advanced degree exemption. Employers will have a 90-day period in which to submit their completed H-1B cap-subject petitions for lottery winning beneficiaries. USCIS has suspended for premium processing of FY2021 H-1B petitions. The agency issued an alert informing petitioners of “a delay in data entry and receipt notice generation” that is […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm is proud to have several of its South Carolina injury attorneys receive the title of 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyer Five of the South Carolina personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm recently earned the title of South Carolina Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service that identifies outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. Super Lawyers are those who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The following South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm were […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2020 – Lipsky Lowe LLP, a premier New York-based employment practice is pleased to announce the release of its COVID-19 Employment Law Guide. This vital resource informs the public about recent federal and New York laws on employment-related benefits and leaves of absence due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The guide is available as a free digital download in PDF format through our website, which you can access by going to this link: https://lipskylowe.com/covid-19-and-the-law/ At Lipsky Lowe, we intend to continue providing trustworthy advice and guidance to employers and employees alike during […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 28, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast with Vicki Duffy and Elaina Wood of Launching Point, focusing on self-injury awareness listen here. Launching Point is a mission of love and its founders and volunteers are deeply committed to helping people overcome self-inflicted violence. They are the first support group of its kind in New Jersey and are located in Boonton. Launching Point offers a safe environment for those needing a safe place, a place to find hope, a sense of belonging and comfort in the company of others who […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2020 – Recently there was a serious accident on U.S. Highway 59 near Leggett. Two were killed in a collision with a large truck. The accident happened near the intersection of Farm-to-Market 942. As a Mercedes-Benz was leaving a parking lot to the west side of the highway it was hit by a Kenworth heading south. Both of the car’s occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The Kenworth driver may be liable for the accident. An investigation into the accident will determine liability. Among other things, the investigation would be looking to […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains significant settlement award based on his client’s serious workplace injury The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides a way for injured workers to obtain ongoing compensation after being injured in an on-the-job accident or suffering from an occupational illness. To be eligible for compensation under the South Carolina workers’ compensation system, an employee’s injuries must have occurred within the scope of their employment. Injured employees may be able to recover for the medical expenses, lost time, and permanent disability that […]


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Cincinnati, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2020 – At Jones Kahan Law, LLC, we are committed to providing our current and prospective clients throughout Ohio with first-rate representation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the novel coronavirus has dramatically impacted all our lives and the way we practice, we believe that your personal injury claim should not suffer. Given the stay at home and social distancing requirements, the legal community has been forced to adjust to court closures and other challenges. At Jones Kahan, some of our staff is working remotely and equipped to manage cases; however, our offices remain […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2020 – A VA facility in Pennsylvania has become the first telehealth cancer care clinic in the United States, increasing patient access to expert oncology care. This clinic is part of the VA’s innovative telehealth network, the largest and strongest in the nation. This program connects the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania with the VA Pittsburgh Medical Center. Patients who are nearer to Altoona, which is one hundred miles from Pittsburgh, can receive cancer care and chemotherapy treatments from top oncology doctors without the need to travel to […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2020 – In case you missed the latest episode of the Todd Leonard Show with Dr. Gregory Keiser DDS a local oral/maxillofacial dental surgeon and Dr. Jon Molinare who have performed missions all over the world as part of the “Healing the Children” mission, listen here. For over 25 years, a group of doctors have led surgical and dental missions across the globe to help disadvantaged children with serious medical issues. Healing the Children’s vision is “a world where every child has access to good medical care.” The organization has 15 chapters (serving […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Recently, a 45-year-old Texas woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 290 near McAcres Drive. According to accident reports, the victim was heading westbound in a 2015 Ford when it crossed into the eastbound lane, colliding with a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. When first responders arrived on the scene, the Ford driver was pronounced dead, and the driver of the Toyota was taken to the nearest medical facility in Austin. The accident report noted that the road was wet at the time of the collision. In 2018, there were 1.29 deaths […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Over the past month, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has rapidly spread across the globe, affecting millions of people. To help slow down the spread of the disease, state governments have implemented an escalating series of recommendations to implement social distancing measures – some of which have turned into legal mandates. The effect that these restrictions have on Texas businesses is yet to be seen; however, it appears that it will be significant.  Just last week, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting social gatherings to 10 people, prohibiting eating and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2020 – Chester Weger, convicted in the infamous Starved Rock State Park murders decades ago, was released from prison on February 21,2020. Mr. Weger, who had been serving a life sentence, was granted parole by the Illinois Prison Review Board in November 2019. Hale and Monico represented Mr. Weger in his most recent parole bid. He was convicted after confessing to the murder of Lillian Oetting at Starved Rock State Park in 1960. Ms. Oetting, 50, was on a short vacation with two friends, Frances Murphy, 47, and Mildred Lindquist, 50. The three […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Healthcare workers regularly exposed to and in direct contact with patients infected with COVID-19 are at an increased risk of becoming infected. In South Carolina, such healthcare workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job exposure to COVID-19. The reports coming in from around the United States provide support for the fact that healthcare workers face a heightened risk of contracting coronavirus greater than other occupations. The CDC states that healthcare professionals “are on the front lines of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing Derrick West in a claim alleging that he was brutally beaten by Florida Department of Corrections Officers in 2017. Andy Hale is serving pro hac vice, collaborating with local co-counsel Mary Sherris in Orlando, Florida. The complaint against the Florida Department of Corrections, and named and unnamed corrections officers, alleges that Mr. West was victimized by unprovoked attacks on October 8, 2016, February 12, 2017 and again on July 6, 2017. The first alleged attack occurred in the Lake Correctional Institution by a correctional officer and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2020 – Suicide is an epidemic among U.S. veterans and the number of servicemen and women who take their own lives rises year after year. More veterans have died by their own hand in the last ten years than in the entirety of the Vietnam War. From 1955 to 1975 58,000 soldiers were killed in Vietnam while fighting in the war. In the ten years between 2008 and 2018 more than 60,000 veterans have died by suicide. In the same time period, the total number of suicides declined 18 percent. “Mental healthcare is […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – In what police are calling a major pile-up, close to 60 vehicles were involved in crashes on the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue in Chicago this morning. First responders started arriving at the scene about 5:45 a.m. with the first on scene the Chicago Fire Department. Overnight weather conditions, which included snow and ice resulted in low traction on the Expressway that resulted in multiple vehicle collisions. At least 14 have been taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and another 32 were evaluated and provided with treatment at the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – A 31-year-old male driver was arrested after causing a car accident on Interstate-75 that resulted in a woman’s death. He was charged with DUI manslaughter for being under the influence of drugs and driving with a suspended or revoked license involving death. Authorities said the driver, Jeremy Guerrero, had methamphetamines in his system at the time of the crash in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was booked into Hillsborough County Jail. “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts the lives of everyone on the road in danger,” commented Robert Joyce, […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2020 – In the wake of civil ordinances requiring closures of businesses across the country, law firms in various states have filed lawsuits on behalf of businesses alleging that insurance companies have improperly denied their pandemic business loss claims. Two plaintiffs groups in Northern California, one of the first states to issue pandemic ordinances, filed groundbreaking lawsuits within a week of each other. The French Laundry and related restaurants and its owners filed a declaratory relief action anticipating denial of coverage, and Outerlands, Inc. in San Francisco filed what is believed to […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes of the Todd Leonard podcast, make sure to listen to the interview with Judy Pedersen, MSW from Hearts of Hope. Access the episode here. The episode featured Hearts of Hope Founder and Executive Director, Judith Pedersen, MSW. The Hearts of Hope mission is to create hope “one heart at a time.” Judy’s commitment to helping those who are grieving and lost a loved one is unparalleled. They have given over 125,000 ceramic hearts worldwide. When tragedy occurs, Hearts of Hope swings into action, marrying art […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – Daniel Soso of Aslip, Illinois, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison following charges of tax evasion. Vadim A. Glozman, Esq.represented him as his criminal defense lawyer on this case, which spanned over years of tax evasion charges tied to Illinois tobacco settlements and also involved his associate former Alderman Edward Vdorlyak as another key player in the saga. Vdorlyak has also been accused of tax evasion in a sprawling and years-long federal case. The longest sentence that federal tax evasion typically carries is up to five years in […]


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