Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 2, 2021 – A motorcyclist who underwent a leg amputation after being hit by a car dealership employee received a $16 million settlement. The motorcycle accident occurred in Lake County, Illinois, on June 14, 2018.   Tim Walsh, 56, was heading home on his motorcycle when he was struck by a car close to the Hutchins Road and Woodland Terrace intersection in Gurnee. The car driver was identified as Raul Bahena, 18, a porter working at Muller Honda of Gurnee. Bahena was driving a new 2018 Honda Civic to a Mobil gas station in […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2021 – Those who have bipolar disorder may receive social security benefits, although proving eligibility is not always straightforward. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a federal agency responsible for paying various types of benefits. One of the most common benefits is Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI benefits. SSDI benefits are available to individuals who have earned a certain amount of “work credits” over their lives. However, even those who do not have sufficient work credits may still receive Social Security benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if they belong to […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2021 – According to a study from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, firefighters die from cancer at a rate 14 percent higher than that of the general population. This makes sense, as firefighters are frequently exposed to smoke and other toxins. Now, sick veteran firefighters have discovered another potential cause for their health problems: exposure to aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF for short, a foam product that has been widely used to extinguish flames for decades by the military. Unfortunately, the VA has denied nearly all of its claims for […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2021 – Two drivers and three passengers were injured in a car accident in the Calumet Heights neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.   Chicago Police said a Nissan Maxima traveling north on Stony Island Avenue hit a Toyota Corolla after running a stop sign. The collision occurred on April 9 at Stony Island Avenue and 87th Street. The impact caused the Nissan to crash into a South Side flower shop and catch fire.   The Nissan driver was a 27-year-old man. The two passengers in the vehicle were also in their 20s. Witnesses said […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 29, 2021 – A 22-year-old man died in a work-related forklift accident in San Antonio in July 2019. His father filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit. However, the suit was not successful. The family received benefits from workers’ compensation, paid out over two years. The young man died at his employer’s worksite after being pinned under a forklift. The employer offered to pay for the young man’s funeral expenses, but the offer came after the burial. If an employer carries workers’ compensation insurance in the Lone Star State, then the worker’s compensation policy is […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2021 – The Biden Administration allowed Presidential Proclamation 10052 issued by the Trump Administration to expire as expected on March 31, 2021. The Proclamation temporarily suspended the issuance of certain nonimmigrant or temporary work visas to foreign nationals across several categories. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) confirmed that it would not be renewed.   “Finally, a harmful ban on L-1 and H-1B admissions imposed by the prior Administration has come to an end,” commented Stewart Rabinowitz of the Dallas and Frisco law firm of Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. “U.S. employers can now […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2021 – Family members of a father and son who died in a 2018 collision with a truck in Boone County, Illinois, won a $9 million jury verdict. Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez, 52, and his son, Pedro Pasillas-Delgado, 22, were traveling south on South Quarry Road close to the Bloods Point Road intersection when their vehicle was hit by a truck. The car accident occurred after the truck ignored a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Both men died at the scene of the March 26, 2018, crash. The impact caused the car and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2021 – An African American dentist in Manhattan filed a lawsuit against the City of New York for $5 million, alleging multiple civil rights violations.   Benjamin Shirley, 41, said police officers from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) racially profiled him when they accused him of breaking into his own office while he was working late on March 9, 2020. Shirley briefly left his Upper West Side office building around midnight to take out the trash.   Surveillance video footage showed police officers approaching the door with shining flashlights. They used […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2021 – Petrelli Previtera is proud to announce that Catherine M. Cardozo has joined the firm at its newest office located in Abington, PA. The growth and expansion of Petrelli Previtera are yet another example of its dedication to providing individuals and families across the Commonwealth with access to top-notch legal representation. Cardozo has focused her practice exclusively on family law for more than a decade. When guiding her clients through divorce and other family law matters, she applies her experience as a social worker and specialized training in methods used to facilitate […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2021 – Lawmakers and VA officials are pursuing new legislation and policy changes to grant almost every veteran who served in combat zones over the last thirty years presumptive benefits status for respiratory conditions linked to burn pit exposure. The True Cost of War Recognition Act (TCWR) was recently introduced in Congress. VA secretary Denis McDonough has also pledged to expedite the changes necessary to get sick veterans benefits for at least nine respiratory conditions. “There has been strong evidence supporting a connection between burn pit exposure and subsequent development of respiratory diseases […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on everyone’s life in many ways. Some people are without work, others cannot see their loved ones, and many are struggling to meet the financial demands of everyday life. However, the ill effects of the pandemic are not limited to individuals. In a recent letter to Congress, Andrew Saul, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), explained the “negative impact” that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the Administration. These impacts are affecting not only the Administration but also individuals who are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2021 – The Texas Supreme Court Reverses the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas in Important Decision Involving Business Organizations Recently, the Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion reaffirming the court’s commitment to the reasoning behind last year’s holding in Pike v. Texas EMC Management, LLC. The issue presented by Pike and the recent case, Cooke v. Karlseng, is whether a limited partner can sue another limited partner in his individual capacity or whether the partner’s claims can only be brought on behalf of the partnership. A Quick Summary of the Important Facts […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2021 – A woman from Cattaraugus County, New York, pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.   Melanie Thompson, 46, pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography. She faces between five to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Under the terms of a plea agreement filed with the court, Thompson will be required to register as a sex offender and hand over two cellphones. She will also have to pay other fines.   “If you’ve been caught sending […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2021 – The Biden Administration took recent executive action to reverse the foundational Trump immigration policy contained in the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, signed early on in that Administration. On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order which effectively revoked President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order. BAHA — put in place on April 18, 2017, by former President Trump — laid the groundwork for many restrictive immigration policies that followed. Its purported goal was to increase wages and employment rates for U.S. workers by […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2021 – Recently, the federal government began sending out the third wave of stimulus checks to eligible citizens. These checks, which range in amount up to $1,400, are intended to help those who suffered economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which now has been going on for more than a year. While the federal government does its best to ensure that all qualifying individuals receive their stimulus checks promptly, mistakes do occur. For example, over 30 million people who receive Social Security benefits and other government benefits had their stimulus checks delayed. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2021 – The growing number of women in the United States military requires a focused effort by lawmakers to ensure Veterans’ programs provide benefits to all Service Members. The number of women Veterans has grown significantly over recent years and is expected to reach 16 percent of the United States Veteran population by 2043. Women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population. However, historically, women comprised only a small portion of the Veteran population, and it was not until 1948 that a law was passed making women a permanent fixture in […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2021 –  A Chicago driver was arrested after fleeing the scene of a fatal bicycle accident in Lombard, Illinois. He now faces felony charges.   Norris Watt, 25, was driving over 80 mph when he struck and killed a bicyclist with his car. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office said the motorist failed to stop after the collision. He was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.   Watt was allegedly highly intoxicated when the car accident occurred near Stewart Avenue and Roosevelt Road. An investigation revealed he […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2021 – After a client suffered serious injuries in a car accident involving multiple vehicles, the New Jersey car accident lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm successfully settled the case with the insurance company. As a result of the accident, the client suffered severe spinal injuries. Shortly after the accident, the injured client reached out to the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, who agreed to take the case. After diligently preparing the claim, founding partner Todd J. Leonard and senior litigation associate Paul G. Paravati settled the case for $1,277,500. Attorney […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Virginia and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, today issued a statement concerning the litigation and related issues. “I remain deeply concerned about the church’s actions, including what I allege is its abuse of the protective order system in order to try to suppress legitimate criticism of the church, its clergy, and its conduct. This includes the church’s various false statements under oath, including that it has been threatened, that my late mother contacted the church repeatedly prior […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 14, 2021 – A recent accident on US 82 killed two and injured the truck driver. The accident happened at the beginning of April at the intersection of US 82 and FM 1816. According to initial reports, the Texas Department of Public Safety indicated that two males were riding in a vehicle that was struck when it entered the intersection in front of the semi-trailer. The trucker was not able to avoid the collision. The force of the impact rolled both vehicles into the north ditch of US 82. The trucker survived the crash. The […]


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