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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2018 – A group of prominent U.S. business leaders have joined forces to express their concerns regarding the Trump administration’s recent changes to immigration policy and their potentially negative impact on economic growth. The group sent a joint letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on August 23, 2018 denouncing the current treatment of H-1B petitions for highly skilled foreign workers. Sixty CEOs signed the letter addressed to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen highlighting issues that are threatening to harm their company operations and create uncertainty for thousands of highly skilled […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2018 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a construction company based in Palatine, Illinois, for putting employees at risk of fall hazards. Gallardo’s Construction Services and its owner Manuel Gallardo could potentially face up to $281,286 in penalties for multiple safety violations. According to OSHA inspectors, the roofing contractor exposed workers to fall hazards while they were working on six residential projects from August to November last year. The worksites were located in the Chicago area. “Employers are responsible for providing workers with a safe workplace,” said Robert Briskman, a […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, took a deep dive into car insurance, explaining the difference between full coverage and full tort. The lively on-air discussion caught some callers off guard when they got an answer they did not expect. As it turns out, many people are not aware of the differences between full coverage and full tort when it comes to buying auto insurance. Full coverage is “only” for the car, or as Weitzman says, “It’s only for the metal.” Limited Tort means that you […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2018 – Attorney Naun Antonio Benitez of the Marc Lopez Law Firm has been named one of 2018-2019’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only a handful of attorneys are able to earn this distinction, and Attorney Benitez is one of them. He’s been a lawyer since 2013, and he has an active practice in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Attorney Benitez regularly takes cases to trial, and his track record is the stuff of which legends are made, with a number of felony charges (ranging from domestic violence to kidnapping to drug […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – Attorney Mark R. Gilfix, a partner at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, recently wrote an article for Trusts & Estates magazine in which he shares his insights on the growing importance of technology for aging in place. He offers valuable ideas for how legal practitioners can embrace technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) when guiding elderly clients and their families. Titled “Aging at Home: How Technology and AI can Help our Clients,” the article is published in the July 2018 issue of this prestigious national legal journal. Mr. Gilfix discusses how […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – A worker at the Amazon warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas is speaking out about the working conditions at the facility. The 49 year-old woman was injured while at work, obtained workers compensation and is now homeless. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen employers who risk worker’s health list, Amazon’s warehouses are listed as having unsafe working conditions and focus more on efficiency and worker productivity than on employee safety. The woman began working at the Fort Worth Amazon warehouse in May 2017. She says, she […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2018 – The family of a 70-year-old woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital and surgeon in New Lenox, Illinois. They were accused of being negligent in the patient’s care. Carol Stavola had sought treatment for a hernia at Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers in June 2016. She died on July 9, 2016, just under two weeks after undergoing surgery. Stavola’s daughter, Karen Faciana, brought the wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and Dr. Laura Ragauskaite on behalf of her mother’s estate. She alleged that they failed to diagnose sepsis […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2018 – Under the current administration, most rules regarding immigration visas are changing. One of the areas affected by changes is the STEM optional practical training or STEM OPT. Be aware that the system is being revamped and what may have applied a year ago, may no longer apply. “It would be best to consult with an experienced immigration attorney about STEM OPT extensions,” said respected Houston immigration lawyer, Annie Banerjee. “There are a lot of changes going on, and relying on what you may have done a year ago is not a […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2018 – The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a woman who suffered multiple injuries after tripping over an uneven sidewalk could proceed to sue the city of Danville. Her case has been remanded to Vermilion County Circuit Court for trial. The justices issued a unanimous decision disagreeing with the city’s claim that it was immune from liability for the unrepaired sidewalk. They concluded that Danville had failed to prove it was protected by discretionary immunity. Such immunity is not absolute and is provided “in light of the particular facts and circumstances” of each […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2018 – Other employers including Facebook, Ikea and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have been added to a class action lawsuit in which older workers allege job ads posted on Facebook illegally target younger users. The Communications Workers of America, a labor union representing media employees, filed the suit in California federal court in December. In its initial filing, the union called out Amazon, T-Mobile and Cox Media Group for carrying out biased recruiting practices. The suit centers on Facebook’s business model that permits advertisers to narrowly target the social media network’s users based on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2018 – Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) repeatedly sustained in contact sports has long been associated with a higher risk of dementia. Now, a new study suggests that contact sports may also lead to other neuro-degenerative diseases such as Lewy body disease. The study, run by Boston University School of Medicine researchers, shows that those playing contact sports are more likely to develop Lewy body disease. Lewy body disease results from abnormal structures, Lewy bodies, building up in the brain. The structures are abnormal deposits of the protein alpha-synuclein. They affect brain chemicals and […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2018 – In a July 30, 2018, policy memorandum, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the implementation of its June 28, 2018, guidance for the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA) for removal proceedings is postponed until further notice. “In its June 28, 2018, Policy Guidance on the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs), USCIS has cast a wide net as to whom it must issue an NTA. An NTA is the first document to place a foreign national in removal proceedings. The new policy will trap those who made innocent errors on their […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – Investor advocates at The Wolper Law Firm identify the top 12 danger areas for broker fraud and advise on how to protect against broker malfeasance. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average comfortably above 25,000 and U.S. investors riding the longest bull market in this country’s history, the topic of broker fraud is likely far from most investors’ minds. That could be a mistake, according to Matt Wolper, an investor advocate and principal attorney at The Wolper Law Firm in Plantation, Florida. “Bull markets and swelling portfolios can paper over a […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – A longtime employee at a New Jersey apartment complex was terminated from his employment while he was recuperating from an injury he suffered at work. According to Asbury Park Press, Joseph Lach, 60, was injured when after lifting a heavy sofa bed while cleaning out an apartment. When he informed his supervisor, Philip Celler, of the injury, he asked him if he needed to complete any forms in order to file for workers’ compensation. Celler replied in the negative, and instructed him to return to work. Lach never filed for workers’ […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2018 – To settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate Calidad Industries Inc. will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees. The suit, which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleged that six female janitors working the night shift at the Oakland Federal Building were continuously sexually harassed by their direct supervisor. Some of the janitors were young, new to the workforce and had developmental disabilities. The suit also claims two managers suffered retaliation for supporting the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2018 – A Hampton Bays, New York man was sentenced to a total of 150 years in prison after being convicted of child abuse and child molestation. Jonathan Phillips, 35, will serve 125 years behind bars. The remainder of his sentence will be suspended with probation, according to a ruling issued by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel. A Providence County Superior Court jury found Phillips guilty on one count of second-degree child abuse, six counts of first-degree child molestation and three counts of second-degree child molestation. “Child abuse cases often tend to […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm announces its expansion into the area of construction law, representing homeowners and property owners’ associations seeking compensation for defective construction. Construction defects are any problems in a building that should not be there. A construction defect is any part of a building that does not meet building standards that it is required to comply with. Under South Carolina law, everyone who worked on or developed a home was required to construct a domicile that is habitable and required to perform their work following the building code and industry […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – The outstanding New York City employment law firm of Lipsky Lowe LLP is excited to announce the arrival of its newest associate: Milana Dostanitch. Certain she will be a wonderful addition to the practice, the existing team is impressed by her experience and established skills, as well as her impressive credentials. Like the rest of the Lipsky Lowe team, Milana counsels clients on a broad range of employment issues, including unpaid wages, misappropriation of tips, workplace harassment or retaliation, and discrimination based on age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Indianapolis family of nine killed when a duck boat capsized in a storm in July 2018. The lawsuit seeks at least $100 million in damages. “According to the lawsuit, the Ride the Ducks boat operators and owners allegedly opted to put the boat out on Table Rock Lake, in spite of warnings about a severe thunderstorm and prior known design problems,” said Litigation Funding Corporation representative, Daren Monroe. “As a result, seventeen people died.” The Missouri Attorney General announced it […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – On September 12, 2018, attorney Marc Lopez received notice that he’d been named one of the “Top 3 DWI Lawyers in Indianapolis” by the website ThreeBestRated.com. Attorney Marc Lopez absolutely loves being recognized for something he has spent his entire legal career trying to excel at. This award and recognition is no exception. Attorney Lopez started at the absolute bottom of the Prosecutor’s Office and worked his way up to Marion County’s highly-trained “OVWI Unit.” Along the way, he handled thousands of criminal cases and countless trials. He learned the ins and […]


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