Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing the family of an autistic child in a lawsuit over alleged abuse at Prairie Oak Elementary School in Berwyn District 98. Lucia Roden, mother of Gianni Fata-Roden, accused the school of repeatedly abusing her son dating back to 2015. Attorney John Chwarnzynski told reporters, “The School and its agents have allowed this severely autistic child to be battered and assaulted numerous times.” According to Ms. Roden, her son came home from school in early February with permanent marker scrawlings on his back and neck. Gianni has […]


Continue reading full article »

Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2020 – In case you missed the episode form the Todd Leonard Show with Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento listen here: Hands Up For Haiti (HUFH) is a medical humanitarian organization to ensuring there is a sustainable and positive impact on the health of those who live in northern Haiti. This is accomplished by directly collaborating with, supporting and educating the Haitian medical community by delivering direct care and educational programs. Hands Up For Haiti also partners with allied organizations to get the job done. Dr. LoFrumento is the co-founder of HUFH, and is […]


Continue reading full article »

New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – A senior official of the New York City Department of Education was arrested on child enticement and possession of child pornography charges after an undercover operation led by police officers in Neenah, Wisconsin. David A. Hay, former deputy chief of staff for Chancellor Richard Carranza, was charged in federal court as the alleged incident that led to his arrest occurred across state lines. He could face 10 years to life in prison if convicted. Hay was fired after his arrest. A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Hay used […]


Continue reading full article »

Cincinnati, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Joel Buckley has joined Jones Kahan Law as the firm’s litigation managing attorney. Mr. Buckley is a highly skilled litigator, with experience in personal injury, business, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and secured transactions litigation. He has also served as in-house counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance where his practice focused on defending a wide variety of claims. During his time as defense counsel, Mr. Buckley successfully resolved hundreds of cases at trial and arbitration. His unique perspective will be instrumental to complex personal injury cases that Jones […]


Continue reading full article »

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2020 – Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes changes to the program. Changes for 2020 include the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits and a boost in the amount someone can earn without forfeiting any benefits. Here are some changes taking effect in 2020: Cost of living adjustment: Recipients of Social Security benefits received a 1.6 percent increase for 2020. The increase started on December 31, 2019, for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Retirement recipients can look for the raise in their January […]


Continue reading full article »

Irvine, CA(Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that founding attorney Brian Chew is now a member of Forbes Business Council, a professional community of business owner’s founders, and executive leaders. Members are selected based on factors such as career success, diversity of perspective, and a willingness to give back to the community. Mr. Chew is a highly regarded thought leader in wills, trusts and estates. His recent council post focuses on the unique estate planning needs of business owners. Backed by over 25 years of experience, he is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs plan for […]


Continue reading full article »

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2020 – A new law aimed at expanding benefits for Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War will help veterans purchasing homes using loans backed by the Veterans Administration (VA). Beginning January 1, 2020, the new law eliminates limits on the amount of VA loans some veterans can get without making a down payment. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which became law on June 27, 2019, and took effect January 1, 2020, gives VA disability benefits for Agent Orange exposure to veterans who served in ships off the coast […]


Continue reading full article »

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) denied reports that more than 60 Iranian Americans were detained at the U.S.- Canada border on January 4, 2020 and refused entry to the United States. They were allegedly held for extended periods of time at a port of entry in Blaine, Washington. The detained individuals were trying to return home to the United States after attending an Iranian pop concert in Vancouver, Canada. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the Iranian Americans were questioned about their political beliefs and allegiances. They also had their […]


Continue reading full article »

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2020 – A 28-year-old bicyclist died in a hit-and-run accident with a pickup truck on a major Tampa roadway. The Florida Highway Patrol charged the truck driver with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and destruction of evidence. Jacob Weinert was traveling southbound along U.S. 301 on his bicycle when he was fatally struck from behind by a two-door pickup truck. The crash occurred early morning near the Sligh Avenue intersection. Weinert was on his way to a warehouse where he worked as a forklift operator. Police identified Steven Duane Baker, 61, […]


Continue reading full article »

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2020 – The Department of Veterans Affairs submitted a waiver request and pilot program to Congress to expand access to dental care for veterans under Section 152 of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act). Currently, the VA provides only limited dental care for veterans and many do not qualify for dental benefits. This makes it hard for the agency to facilitate. With this proposed program though, the VA would partner with community-based and pro bono dentists who would be willing to provide free or […]


Continue reading full article »

Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2020 – The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys(NAOPIA) presents their highest honor of “Top 10 Under 40” to Kevin Patrick Crockett. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top personal injury attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAOPIA awards the best personal injury attorneys in each state with the most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10 UNDER 40”. The very few attorneys (less […]


Continue reading full article »

Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 06, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains 1.6 Million settlement based on his client’s workplace injury. A Charleston man who suffered a stroke after undergoing surgery to repair a shoulder injury he suffered on the job has received a $1.68 million settlement in a confidential South Carolina workers’ compensation case. The case raised an interesting issue related to the cause of the employee’s injury, and whether such an injury was covered under the workers’ compensation system. David Pearlman of the Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston reports that […]


Continue reading full article »

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2020 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that founding partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, secured a maximum jury verdict against the auto giant FCA US LLC (“FCA”) under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known as California’s Lemon Law. Rosenstein, who has more than 25 years of experience litigating cases, served as lead trial counsel for plaintiffs Richard and Rosemary Nelson. On January 17, 2020, after less than an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs for the maximum damages allowed under the law, which […]


Continue reading full article »

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2020 – A 28-year-old woman was arrested after causing two hit-and-run accidents and a third collision that killed a male driver. She was charged with vehicular homicide and hit-and-run crashes with property damage. Katlynn M. Smith left the scene of two accidents before running a red light and colliding with another car. Kanh Kim Nguyen, 53, died instantly after Smith struck the driver’s side door of his 2011 Lexus. The series of collisions in Pinellas Park, Florida, began when Smith struck a vehicle and fled the scene of the accident near the intersection […]


Continue reading full article »

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – A recent study from researchers at the Institute for Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management found a link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and higher suicide rates. Veterans with a moderate to severe TBI are twice as likely to die by suicide. Furthermore, they also face a higher risk of suicide by firearm. As many as 23 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans returned from service with a TBI. Traumatic brain injury is shockingly common for modern veterans; they suffer TBIs at roughly twice the […]


Continue reading full article »

Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast featuring Lee Vartan Esq., Board of Directors Vice Chair of Daytop Treatment Facility, New Jersey, listen here. Vartan is one of New Jersey’s premier criminal defense and trial attorneys with deep ties in the community. He has served as a member of Daytop New Jersey’s Board of Directors since 2015. Daytop New Jersey provides affordable and exceptional treatment to adolescents and adults struggling with addictions, substance use and mental health disorders. Daytop serves for 1,000 people each year and has a long, […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2020 – Texas appellate court discusses when employment arbitration contracts are valid. Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment case discussing the enforceability of an arbitration agreement. An arbitration contract is a contractual provision by which the parties agree to forego their right to file certain lawsuits in court against the other party to the agreement. Instead, the parties agree that all disputes included in the agreement will be resolved through arbitration. The rules of arbitration are generally less formal, and arbitration can be a quicker and […]


Continue reading full article »

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2020 – The Justice Department in October 2018, argued to the United States Supreme Court that it does not violate federal law if employers discriminate against employees based upon their gender identity. The DOJ’s position was proffered during oral arguments in a case out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit where a Michigan funeral home fired an employee because the employee was transgender. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in front of the Justices that a civil rights law banning workplace sex discrimination does not cover transgender bias. The […]


Continue reading full article »

Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – In case you missed the episode of the Todd Leonard Show featuring Dana Gooditis and her team from Operation Jersey Cares, listen here. Operation Jersey Cares, located in Somerville, New Jersey works hard to “honor the men and women who provide us with the blanket of freedom we all sleep so soundly under.” Their powerful motto is: “Never again shall one generation forget another.” Operation Jersey Cares continues to support all currently deployed veterans and loyal military families. The organization assists veterans and their families transition back into civilian life. Operation […]


Continue reading full article »

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed to make significant increases to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fees. The new rule would impact filings for many different immigration services, ranging from applications for asylum to naturalization. A notice on the proposed fee hike was posted in the Federal Register on November 14, 2019. DHS has extended the deadline for the public comment period from December 16 to December 30, 2019, to allow stakeholders more time to provide input. “The proposed new fees would nearly double for naturalization applicants, […]


Continue reading full article »