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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2018 – A motorcycle rider died from her injuries after being hit by a car in Naperville, Illinois. In connection with the fatal crash, a teenage driver is facing two counts of aggravated DUI. Prosecutors alleged the teen driver had methamphetamine in his system while he was behind the wheel of his car. According to police, Calabria Taber, 21, was riding a 2006 Honda motorcycle through a busy intersection when a 2011 Acura MDX sedan collided with her motorcycle after attempting to turn left. A 17-year-old boy driving the sedan was traveling north […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2018 – According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), South El Monte, California-based milk tea franchise Tapioca Express and two of its franchisees broke federal law by sexually harassing female employees and forcing some to quit because of the inappropriate actions. The class-action lawsuit claims the owner of two franchisees in Chula Vista and National City, California, provided a hostile work environment that involved inappropriate and unwanted touching, sexual comments and comments about employees’ figures. The EEOC alleges the owner wrapped his arms around women and pressed up against them. Because […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2018 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. made a substantial donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Corpus Christi for its annual drive becoming the Silver Sponsor for their annual Casa de Amor event. The annual Casa de Amor dinner was held with special guest David Robinson “The Admiral” of the San Antonio Spurs. Since February 1990, Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi has been serving families who must travel far from home for their children’s healthcare needs. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. continues to give back to the communities through scholarships, school […]


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. Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of the firm’s newest associate in its Summerville office, Elliotte Quinn, and the expansion of the firm into the area of construction law. Quinn is an accomplished attorney who represents homeowners and property owners’ associations seeking compensation for defective construction. Construction defects cause property damage that lowers the value of a home or condo and, in some cases, are safety and health hazards to the people living in and around the building. A Charleston native, Quinn graduated with honors from the […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2018 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. recently donated backpacks and school supplies to thousands of South Texas elementary students in need. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has made substantial donations to schools to help support education and literacy throughout South Texas where education resources are greatly needed. He recently also gave scholarships. Contact: Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers Principal Office 921 N. Chaparral, Suite 100 Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 P: (361) 792-3811


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2018 – Two law students, Geremy Garcia of Corpus Christi and a second year law student at Southern University Law Center, and Marvin Faires of Corpus Christi and a third year law student at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, received this years 2018 Future Lawyer Scholarships given by Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC. The scholarship provides financial support for law students to get ahead in their studies. Contact: Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers Principal Office 921 N. Chaparral, Suite 100 Corpus Christi, Texas […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2018 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan H. Freiberger, one of the firm’s founding partners, has co-authored an article with Ms. Leora Halpern Lanz, principle of LHL Communications, a hospitality focused marketing communications advisory and full-time faculty of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, and Ms. Elise Borkan, Learning Assistant in the digital marketing class at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration. The article is entitled: “Hospitality Websites: The ADA’s Impact on Impaired Individuals’ World Wide Web Access.” The article was published on August 31, 2018 in Hotel Executive […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2018 – Barket Epstein & Kearon, LLP, a boutique criminal defense and civil rights firm with offices in New York City and on Long Island, today announced the addition of two new partners: former Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society of New York City, Seymour W. James, Jr. and John H. LoTurco, who has just been named 2018 Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association Criminal Practitioner of the Year. The firm also announced a name change to Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP (“Barket Epstein”) which reflects a merger with LoTurco Law and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2018 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has teamed up law enforcement officials of various states and charity regulators on a new initiative to crack down on fraudulent veterans’ charities and educate the public about how to identify potential scammers. The FTC said it took at least 100 actions against bogus charities nationwide as part of the recently launched “Operation Donate with Honor.” The charities conned donors out of millions of dollars through false promises that the donations would benefit veterans and current service members. “Such scams involve exploiting the […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A., which has a national securities litigation practice, announces that it is investigating claims involving Future Income Payments, LLC. According to Future Income Payments, LLC’s website, it claims to be “the industry leader and an innovator in buying and selling secondary market pension cash flows, often referred to as structured cash flows. In reality, Future Income Payments, LLC was not a flourishing business entity but rather a $100 million scam operated out of a Nevada strip mall. At least nine states have issued cease and desist orders, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2018 – San Diego-based company Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC will pay $50,000 to victims in a pregnancy discrimination suit and provide other relief as part of a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the lawsuit, the company fired a female employee a few days after she informed them of her pregnancy. The company also did not allow another pregnant employee to return to work after she took maternity leave, the EEOC claimed. The alleged actions violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2018 – Employers are supposed to provide a safe environment for their employees. However, workplace accidents that could have been prevented, frequently take place. In New Jersey, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide the needed care and funding in the event of an injury that occurs at work. A worker who became paraplegic after falling off a scaffold at a construction site arrived at a settlement of his lawsuit for $8.225 million on January 22. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, Jose Criollo, who was 46 years old […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2018 – Our client was driving south on Route 287 in Hanover, New Jersey in 2014 when he was stopped in traffic and was rear-ended by another motorist. He sustained significant spinal injuries, requiring extensive treatment. He initially received epidural injections, and ultimately underwent a single level fusion procedure. Fusion of only one motion segment of the spine is referred to as a single level fusion. “My client also sustained a traumatic brain injury resulting in memory and vision issues,” said Todd Leonard, of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm in Denville, New […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2018 – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge recently found that a wife in California had the legal right to decide whether to end treatment for her husband who was in a permanent vegetative state. Judge Mary Thornton House decided in her ruling that if an unresponsive individual does not have an Advance Health Care Directive, their spouse can make end-of-life decisions for them. The case concerned Juan Fernando Romero of San Gabriel Valley, California. He was found to be in a persistent vegetative state without any likelihood of recovery after sustaining […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 28, 2018 – A New York Uber driver is facing a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse after initially being charged with misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault and attempted forcible touching. Iqbal Hussain, 26, was arrested at his Bronx apartment after a female passenger accused him of forcibly touching her during an Uber ride to her home in Westchester County, New York. According to authorities, he picked up the 39-year-old woman when she hailed an Uber ride from New York City to Rye Brook. She fell asleep in the back seat of the vehicle […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2018 – The Office of the Inspector General recently issued a warning about a persistent phone scam devised by individuals claiming to be calling from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The scheme involves scammers trying to convince people to reveal their personal information such as Social Security details and bank account numbers over the phone. Cases have been documented of callers declaring they are from SSA headquarters and asking individuals to confirm their personal information such as Social Security number, address and birthdate. “The growing reports of such scams mean that people need to […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2018 – Littman Krooks LLP founding partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., was recognized as a retiring board member at the 69th Annual Membership Meeting of The Arc of Westchester. Arc is the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Krooks served on the Board of Directors from 2006-2018 and was the President of the Board from 2014-2016. He received the Advocate of the Year Award from Arc of Westchester’s Children’s School of Early Development in 2016. Krooks is a founding partner of the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2018 – An issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court is whether a volunteer firefighter who suffered an injury during her response to a fire should receive an award of workers’ compensation benefits. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the firefighter, Jennifer Kocanowski, is attempting to reverse an appeals court decision that determined that because she was unemployed at the time of the incident, and she had no other job that compensated her, she did not have a right to benefits. Appellate Division Judge Karen Suter wrote that Ms. Kocanowski’s claim is […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2018 – Lawmakers have criticized the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) recent field office closures across the United States. The agency has closed 10 percent of its field offices nationwide since 2000, which is around 125 locations. Recent closures have included offices in North Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. In addition, SSA has also gotten rid of all 533 contact sites, which served rural areas. Officials explained that the shutdowns were part of the agency’s overall goal to transition to an increased use of online services. “There are certain population groups that are likely […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2018 – The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a blood test that has the potential to be used to detect concussions. The blood test may open another door to help detect traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Brain Injury Research Institute (BRI), approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sport and recreation related concussions happen in children, teenagers and adults in the United States. The new blood test could be a helpful tool in detecting TBI earlier. In professional sports, such as in the National Football League (NFL) alone, players and […]


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