Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – As has widely been reported, Kenneth Friedman, owner of The Spotted Pig gastropub, has agreed to a settlement of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination claims. Friedman had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple staffers, which prompted an investigation by the New York State Attorney General. The West Village restaurant, known for its high-end pub fare and celebrity clientele, was a hot spot for a burger and people watching. The state began investigating Friedman in 2018, after a number of women raised allegations of sexual harassment. Friedman was accused of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2020 – Nationally, car accidents remain at the top of the list for leading causes of death. Whether it due to driver error, environmental factors or driving under the influence, automobile crashes are incredibly common across the United States. Texas stands at No.1 place in the number of fatal car crashes and the number of deaths. This situation is not projected to get better. In an effort to bring down the rate of fatal car accidents across Texas the Department of Transportation (TxDot) launched the #EndTheStreakTX campaign. Since the initiation of the campaign, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2020 – Philadelphia personal injury law firm, MyPhillyLawyer, selected Asma Khursheed as this year’s recipient of its Accident Survivor Scholarship. Asma, will receive $2,500 toward her tuition at New York University Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York. MyPhillyLawyer decided to award the scholarship to her after learning of her perseverence in the aftermath of a construction accident that occurred on September 20, 2017. “It is truly inspiring that Asma was able to find the inner strength to succeed and focus on helping others after surviving such a devastating and life-altering accident,” […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2020 – Attorney Martin Pohl of Hessig & Pohl seeks $1 million in damages for New Year’s Eve stabbing at Louisville Kroger Store. Earlier this week, attorney Martin Pohl with the Kentucky personal injury law firm Hessig & Pohl, filed a claim against the Kroger grocery store chain seeking $1 million in damages on behalf of a customer who was stabbed in the store on New Year’s Eve. The man visited the grocery store to exchange coins that he received as a gag gift from a family member. As he arrived at the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2020 – In case you missed the episode featuring Billy and Phylisse Cook on the Todd Leonard podcast, listen here. Billy Cook, when he was 12-years old, realized that even though a baseball cannot change the whole world, it can change his and the lives of thousands of others. Billy came up with the idea of sending words of encouragement and cheer on baseballs. That’s how Billy’s BASEballs was created. Signing a ball for the U.S. troops is “a simple act of kindness in exchange for your time.” Billy’s novel idea involves a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2019 – The Social Security Administrative (SSA) and SSA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the launch of a dedicated online reporting form to report Social Security imposter scams. The agencies are to analyze the data collected for trends and common elements to help identify scammers. The goals are to disrupt the scammers, reduce this type of fraud and cut down on the number of people falling victim to the scams. Social Security scams soared over the past year, becoming the number one type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Chris Tymchuck, already a well-respected estate planning attorney at SeilerSchindel, PLLC. in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, now has the added credential of being a certified elder care mediator. Having this additional certification is important to Ms. Tymchuck as well as to her grateful clients, since she is well-suited — in terms of her temperament, skill set, and commitment — to clarifying communications among family members. Ms. Tymchuck knows from her own personal experience, as well as from her legal advocacy, how significant it is to help family members come to a […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Spire Law LLC (formerly Jet Dot Law PLLC) launched as Jet.Law in early 2019 as alumni of Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 batch. “Spire Law’s new name represents our focus on defending Florida businesses. The name changed, but the firm’s core values remain the same. “We provide exceptional client communication and data-driven legal expertise, enabled by technology,” said Spire Law founding attorney Jesse Unruh. The law firm helps Florida businesses in the areas of business and employment law. Spire Law focuses on subscription-based general counsel services and defending against Americans with Disabilities […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2020 – Herman Law, P.A. is pleased to announce that founding attorney Ron Herman has been appointed to Co-Chair the Criminal Law Seminar for the 2020 Bench Bar Conference. The Conference is the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s biggest event, bringing together almost every single judge from the area and hundreds of practitioners to discuss contemporary legal issues and trends. Under the steady leadership of the Conference Co-Chairs, Michael Pike and Selesia Smith-Gordon, this year’s event promises to be another huge success, focusing on the theme of “Serving with Purpose, Professionalism […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2020 – Chris Tymchuck, already a well-established estate planning attorney in Minnesota, is now also licensed to practice law in Wisconsin. This is a boon to the residents of Wisconsin who are now able to benefit from her in-depth knowledge of estate planning law and her remarkable sense of empathy for her clients. She has assisted many individuals and families in navigating probate, guardianship, conservatorship, business succession, special needs planning, and asset protection in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, and Bloomington, Minnesota, and is now poised to do the same for clients throughout […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2019 – Many jobs require industrial safety gloves to keep workers’ hands safe from injury. However, not enough workers have the gloves or wear them. This trend increases the chances of workplace injuries. Worker hand injuries account for close to one million medical emergencies in the United States every year. Workers who do not wear safety gloves sustain 70 percent of those injuries. The other 30 percent of those injuries happen because workers were using damaged gloves or not the correct gloves for the task. Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves or […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2019 – Non-compete clauses can be valid, but businesses should be careful in how these agreements are drafted.  Hiring and training a new employee is a major expense for many Texas businesses, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. When a business hires an employee, it is not uncommon for the company to ask the new hire to sign a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is a type of contract in which an employee agrees that they will not seek employment with a competitor within a certain amount of time after their employment terminates. […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes from the Todd Leonard Show, listen here. This episode features Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Esq., Executive Director of Deirdre’s House since 2003. In 1982, 25-year old Deirdre O’Brien was kidnapped and murdered. The killer was sentenced to two 30-year jail terms. In 1994 the O’Brien family was approached about opening a Child Advocacy Center in Morris County. Deirdre’s dad, a member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and president of the Statewide Coalition of Crime Victims, helped find a suitable location in Morristown, at 8 […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) and Office of Information and Technology (OIT) plan to launch the availability of virtual hearings before the Board in 2020. The Board makes final decisions in appeals of cases involving veterans’ benefits and services. Veterans will be able to participate in Board hearings via their mobile phones or laptops using the VA Video Connect app from the comforts of their homes. Currently, veterans must go the Board hearings in Washington, D.C., or to a VA facility that has video […]


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Middletown, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2020 – Sobo & Sobo is proud to welcome Frank J. LaBuda to the firm. He will have offices in Sobo & Sobo’s Monticello, NY and Bronx, NY offices. The former judge’s career spans four decades, with over twenty years as litigator and trial attorney in both civil and criminal cases, in federal and state courts. He served as Chief Assistant District Attorney of Sullivan County and was a Justice at the highest trial level court in the State of New York for 23 years. He has presided over thousands of litigation cases […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 9, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast featuring Barbara McCloskey and Nancy Levy of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, Denville-Rockaway Chapter, listen here. The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) is the biggest volunteer women’s service organization in New Jersey providing opportunities for leadership training, education and community service through participation in local clubs, such as the Denville-Rockaway Chapter, and enabling members to make a difference in the lives of others, one project at a time. The NJSFWC has been in service for 125 […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes from the Todd Leonard Radio Show, they are available online. Click to listen to the show from December 22 on WMTR 1250 AM. Every Sunday at 8 a.m., the Todd Leonard Show features guests involved with helping their community. On December 22, Todd Leonard spoke with Captain Gary Lynch of the Mendham Borough Fire Department. It is a show packed full of fire safety tips and interesting facts and figures about the volunteer fire department, which was voted the No.1 Fire Department in Morris County […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) January 08, 2020 – The Steinberg Law Firm is once again excited to announce that submissions are open January 17, 2020 for our Community Fund Program. This program is very important to the Firm because staff members exclusively lead it, allowing them a chance to contribute to the 501(c)(3) charity organizations that are the most important to them. Funding decisions are made in the late summer or fall of each year and applications accepted from non-profits that are: · Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity · Within the local community · Not […]


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Blue Bell, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2019 – Pennsylvania attorney Jon Ostroff is investigating the January 5, 2020 crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that involved a bus, two tractor-trailers, and a passenger car. The multi-vehicle collision killed five people and injured more than 60. Ostroff, who has served as lead counsel on numerous bus and truck crash cases, indicates that fatigue likely had a role in yesterday’s crash. “Having reviewed the preliminary information about the incident,” Ostroff said, “I believe that the now deceased bus driver may have been too tired to be behind the wheel, which led […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2020 – Special Olympics New York recently became the target of a phishing scam. Hackers broke into the nonprofit organization’s email server and used it to send phishing emails to donors. Special Olympics NY notified affected donors about the security breach and requested they ignore the phishing email. The organization claimed the hack was limited to the “communications system” that contained contact details. Donors’ financial information remained confidential. The email notice did not disclose how the hackers initially compromised the communications system. “Phishing is a form of identity theft that is considered a […]


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