Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – Uber has settled a national case that will provide the state of Nevada with over $1 million in settlement funds, announced the Nevada District Attorney. The ride-share giant was accused of allowing hackers to access the confidential driver’s license information of over half a million drivers around the country, and this settlement should go a ways towards restoring privacy for many states, including Nevada. In total, Uber paid $148 million in settlement money for this privacy breach to states across the US. Uber apparently knew about the hack, which occurred […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided in a March 3, 2020, decision that federal law does not preempt a state’s ability to prosecute individuals for providing false information when seeking employment. The court sided with Kansas in Kansas v. Garcia, 17-834, in deciding that the state could convict undocumented immigrants under its identity theft laws without interfering with federal immigration laws. The case concerned Ramiro Garcia and two other undocumented individuals who used stolen Social Security numbers to get jobs. All three were convicted of identity theft under Kansas laws after being […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2020 – Steinberg Law Firm is proud to have two of its young South Carolina injury attorneys receive the title of 2020 South Carolina Rising Star Two attorneys from Steinberg Law Firm have been named as 2020 South Carolina Rising Stars by the attorney rating service, Super Lawyers. The organization Super Lawyers identifies outstanding attorneys in more than 70 practice areas. Those named as Super Lawyers have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. South Carolina Rising Stars have been practicing for less than 10 years, or are less than 40 […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2020 – A November 2019 Trump administration proposal would change the way continuing disability reviews occur for thousands of Social Security disability recipients. The Social Security Administration (SSA) dispenses disability benefits in two main ways. The SSA provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to individuals according to their prior Social Security tax contributions and work history. The SSA provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to individuals according to their disability status and inability to work. About 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, while 8 million receive SSI. The SSA conducts continuing disability reviews to determine […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – A woman sued an indoor amusement park in Lakeland, Florida, after her 10-year-old son suffered serious injuries in a fall from a zip line attraction. The incident took place at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park on September 1. The child’s mother, Kimberly Barnes, filed a lawsuit against UATP Management, the owner of the facility. She is seeking damages in excess of $15,000. The lawsuit accused three of the park’s employees of failing to secure her son’s harness and conduct necessary safety checks before releasing him from the launch platform. “Parents […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – W. Buddy Huntley knows how to make the most of tax returns and addresses the myths about filing for bankruptcy. W. Buddy Huntley ESQ. is a bankrupcty attorney at Holston and Huntley in Atlanta, Georgia, who is successfully guiding his clients to overcome mountains of debt. Buddy offers advice in several financial areas, helping people to plan for their future and get ahead when they feel they are falling behind. With tax season upon us, Buddy wants his clients to be wise with their returns instead of sticking to what they […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2020 – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s (CARES Act’s) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is an excellent opportunity for businesses with less than 500 employees to take on low interest and forgivable (i.e. they don’t have to be paid back) loans. To help businesses with estimating forgiveness under the law’s complicated rules, Spire Law built and launched the CARES Act Loan Forgiveness Calculator to calculate the loan forgiveness under the CARES act as well as the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Application Tool to fill out the PPP loan application […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2020 – Orlando Mediation Team is pleased to announce that Andrew Nickolaou has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a family mediator. Whether it is a divorce, a child custody dispute or any other family law matter, mediation provides an alternative to litigating a case in court. At Orlando Mediation Team, we pride ourselves in helping our clients reach negotiated solutions that can help restore order to their families. As the Coronavirus crisis has upended all of our lives, we truly understand the stress that parents and children are under. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that it achieved back-to-back trial wins against two of the world’s largest automakers, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru. First, CCA attorneys, led by Brian T. Murray achieved a historic victory in the trial of Israel Gonzales, et al., v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. The case was brought under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known as California’s Lemon Law, and involved a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG with an alleged unrepaired suspension defect. On February 27, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – A November 2019 Trump administration proposal would change the way continuing disability reviews occur for thousands of Social Security disability recipients. The Social Security Administration (SSA) dispenses disability benefits in two main ways. The SSA provides Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to individuals according to their prior Social Security tax contributions and work history. The SSA provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to individuals according to their disability status and inability to work. About 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, while 8 million receive SSI. The SSA conducts continuing disability reviews to determine […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2020 – One of the most severe complications of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is brain swelling, caused by an inflammatory reaction. Brain swelling can result in severe secondary damage that may end in death. However, a new medical discovery may change the survival chances of those with TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries are common, with more than 2.5 million people in the United States being affected each year. This does not include military personnel overseas who have sustained a TBI in the wake of explosions. No treatment exists for brain swelling. Recently, Northwestern […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2020 – The novel coronavirus is dramatically impacting our society in countless ways, including the legal community. At OC Wills and Trust Attorneys, we will continue to provide first-rate estate planning services to the community. At the same time, our founding attorney Brian Chew is keenly aware that the safety of our staff and our clients is a priority. Some of the steps we will be taking to protect you and our staff until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides include: * Social Distancing — We will no longer be shaking hands with visitors to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2020 – On January 1, the Veterans Administration (VA) began deciding claims of Blue Water Navy Veterans, those who served in the offshore waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, and have developed an illness related to Agent Orange. The Blue Navy Act of 2019, signed into law on June 25, extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as Agent Orange, to veterans who served on naval vessels offshore of Vietnam or on a ship operating in the coastal waters of Vietnam during the 13-year period. The VA lists […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 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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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2020 – Disability Law Group is pleased to announce that attorney Erika A. Riggs has been included in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law. Marquis Who’s Who directories include the biographies of millions of leaders in multiple fields throughout the nation and around the world. Marquis Who’s Who in American Law highlights top lawyers who have distinguished themselves by providing their clients with informed representation and going beyond the call of duty to help them find justice. A highly regarded disability lawyer and partner at Disability Law Group, Mrs. Riggs focuses her practice […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2020 – Hazen Law Group was proud to participate in the 8th Annual Education Forum & Pre-Retirement Workshop, hosted by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). The event was held at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 20, 2020. Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq. Presented this year’s Education Forum & Pre-Retirement Workshop, which is entitled, “Elder Law and Estate Planning.” The workshop addressed estate planning issues for teachers preparing for retirement. “Educators arean integral part of our society, without whom we would be lost,” says Olsen. “However, despite the great […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2020 – On December 20, 2019, the U.S. Congress passed a comprehensive spending package which included provisions for The SECURE Act. The measure, formally known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act, includes reforms designed to make saving for retirement easier. At Surprenant & Beneski, P.C., we are encouraging our clients to revisit their retirement and estate planning strategies in light of the SECURE Act, which became effective on Jan. 1, 2020. The new law includes changes that will affect individual retirement accounts (IRAs), defined benefit pension plans, defined […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2020 – On February 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania hosted the annual Estate and Elder Law Symposium. This one-day program featured some of the most popular sessions from the annual Estate Law Institute and Elder Law Institute, which is a more intensive, three-day event that will be held in Harrisburg later this year. The symposium provided important tips to practitioners who handle any matters related to estate planning or elder law. Marielle Hazen, the founder of the Harrisburg estate planning law firm, Hazen Law Group, is again proud to […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2020 – Albertson & Davidson, LLP, a California trust and estate litigation firm, announced today that they secured an important victory in their client’s financial elder abuse case against Thomas Yoshio Itow. Honorable David L. Belz, Judge of the Orange County Superior Court, determined that the facts presented by the firm in the matter of the Itow Family Trust met the evidence standard required for the ruling. Under California financial elder abuse law, four elements must be proven to establish undue influence: (1) vulnerability of the victim, (2) apparent authority of the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2020 – A Canadian national pled guilty in New York to a charge arising from his involvement with Silk Road, an underground website where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold. Roger Thomas Clark, 56, admitted to helping run Silk Road, the now-defunct online black market that allowed users to anonymously purchase and sell illicit drugs, hacking services and other unlawful activities outside the reach of law enforcement. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics in Manhattan federal […]


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