Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2020 – The United State Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a variety of benefits to former members of the armed forces. These benefits are in recognition of servicemembers’ commitment to their country, as well as the effects that a disability, disease or other injury can have on a veteran and their family. VA also provides monthly cash payments to the surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents or servicemembers who died during active military service, or after discharge from military service, as a result of a service-connected disability. Recently, a democratic lawmaker […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2020 – This case illustrates why both employers and employees must take special care to address important issues raised by the opposing party A Texas appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case discussing whether the employee was required to pursue his claim against his employer through the arbitration process. Ultimately, the court concluded that the employee’s decision to file a case in court, rather than pursue arbitration, was permitted. The Facts of the Case The plaintiff was employed as a truck washer and detailer. After being fired, he […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2020 – The Chevrolet Bolt or Chevrolet Bolt EV is a front-motor, five-door all-electric subcompact hatchback sold by Chevrolet. It was developed and manufactured in partnership with LG Corporation whose battery technology is being used to power the car. Production of the Bolt began in 2017. The Bolt’s battery uses “nickel-rich lithium-ion” chemistry. Reports of Bolt EV fires follow a familiar pattern. Most reported EV fires occur when the vehicle is parked and charging. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) has opened an investigation into fires that occurred in Chevrolet […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire)November 11, 2020 – The Elite Lawyer designation recognizes attorneys who have displayed exceptional levels of competence in professional practice. Peers or members of the review committee nominate attorneys for this honor. Army Combat Veteran and Law Professor A U.S. Army veteran and adjunct law professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Nicholson has extensive legal experience. A former Indiana public defender, he has vast expertise working with clients accused of misdemeanors and felonies, traffic offenses, drug cases/crimes, DUI, probation violations, and more. Additionally, attorney Mark Nicholson also practices family law, personal injury, small […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire)November 10, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic changed life in America in innumerable ways. From the new norm of social distancing to working from home and distance learning, life may never fully return to the “old normal” as concerns about COVID-19 seem only to grow as time passes. As of mid-July, New Jersey has had over 180,000 cases of COVID-19, and, tragically, more than 15,000 residents have died from the virus. While the virus impacts people from all backgrounds and ways of life, studies have shown that it disproportionately affects those who work outside the home.  […]


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Nashville, TN (Law Firm Newswire)October 22, 2020 – Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against the Sumner County Board of Ed (BoE) and Robert Ring, a teacher at Joe Shafer Middle School, alleging gross negligence in BoE’s failure to protect a student from sexual assault, battery, and exploitation by one of their own teachers, Ring. Ring is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. “Sumner County failed our client and other students in their charge in the worst possible ways,” said Penny McElhaney, who is representing the family. “The school board allowed a sexual predator to operate […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2020 – For many veterans, the benefits provided by the Veterans Administration are crucial. These benefits offer veterans assistance with paying for higher education (GI bill), home loans, insurance, healthcare and assisted living. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for same-day medical care has continued to be a major concern for many veterans. Recently, the VA announced that it is transitioning to a new urgent care provider. Beginning on September 1, the VA move from TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc., which is part of UnitedHealth Group. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2020 – After decades of waiting, Vietnam veterans suffering from ailments believed to be linked to exposure to Agent Orange could finally be eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Senate approved an expansion of the list of diseases with a presumptive link to Agent Orange exposure, paving the way for more than 22,000 veterans to receive VA compensation.  The Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020 received overwhelming bipartisan support and was passed by a 94-6 vote. It adds bladder cancer, Parkinson’s Disease-like symptoms and hypothyroidism to the list of […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire)November 4, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many New Jersey families. Indeed, as of mid-July, New Jersey has seen over 180,000 cases of the virus and, tragically, more than 15,000 residents have died from complications related to COVID-19. Many of those who lost their lives from COVID-19 caught the virus while at work. However, in recent months, families have faced significant challenges when recovering workers’ compensation death benefits for losing their loved ones.  The hurdle facing families has primarily been proving that their loved one’s COVID-19 was “work-related” as defined […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to expand the scope of biometric data it can require of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. The proposal was published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2020. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within DHS, currently requires foreign nationals to provide photographs, signatures and fingerprints when filing for immigration benefits. Under the new rules, applicants will be asked to submit additional personal information including iris scans, palm prints, voice prints and facial images as part of the immigration application […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2020 – Texas is leading the nation in vehicle accident deaths. Over the last two decades, roughly 970,000 Texans have died in vehicle accidents. In 2019 the death rate was 1.26 fatalities per one hundred million vehicle miles traveled. Each day, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, ten residents die in auto collisions. The top two causes for car crashes are speeding and DUI. To understand just how high the vehicle accident rate is in Texas, one person is killed every 2 hours and 26 minutes, one person is injured every 2 […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2020 – A former high school faculty member in Newark, New York, was taken into federal custody for multiple child pornography charges. He was accused of using Snapchat to entice a 14-year-old minor, whose identity was not disclosed. Matthew Holland, 28, was arrested earlier this year and charged with online enticement of a minor and production, receipt and possession of child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice said he recently resigned as a faculty member at Newark High School. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia learned of a Snapchat user that had […]


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Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2020 – Malcolm Crosland, a partner with Goose Creek, S.C. personal injury law practice Steinberg Law Firm, is the new national President of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG). Crosland will guide the 1,000+-member U.S. legal association for a one-year term, effective as of October 2020. The leadership role is a natural fit for the attorney, who has practiced law for 34 years and has been actively involved with the WILG for many years, including serving in executive leadership, committees and board roles. Comprised of attorneys from every state in the country, WILG […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2020 – As the controversy surrounding the United States Postal Service mounts, veterans have been especially affected by mail delays, which have left many without their prescription medications.  The Department of Veterans Affairs fills more than 80 percent of prescriptions given to veterans at VA health facilities through an automated mail-order pharmacy system called the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) system. This pharmacy system processes nearly 500,000 prescriptions a day. The USPS then delivers more than 330,000 prescription orders to veterans with each day’s mail.  “Prescription medication is necessary for anyone who needs […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2020 – Recently, a state appellate court issued an opinion in a Texas oil and gas case discussing when a party’s claim alleging that another caused damage to their leased minerals accrues. Determining when a claim accrues is critical because the accrual date will mark the beginning of running of the statute of limitations. In this case, the parties dispute focused on whether the plaintiff’s action was filed too late. Swift Energy v. Regency Field Services: The Facts of the Case According to the court’s opinion, the case involved damage allegedly caused by […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic took the nation by surprise, changing the day-to-day lives of every American in countless ways. While the federal government’s stimulus bills provided citizens with some financial relief during these challenging times, these bills also put a significant strain on the country’s budget. So much, in fact, that some experts are hypothesizing that Social Security coffers could dry up much sooner than expected, unless action is taken. According to a recent news report, the Social Security Trust Fund could be depleted by 2031 as a result of the coronavirus […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2020 – While science is on the forefront of working to find ways to combat traumatic brain injury (TBI), medical professionals are working with TBI patients, some of which are in a coma. Will they regain consciousness or not? If a patient has a severe head injury, they may drift into a comatose state. Most comas last approximately 2 weeks and the patient either wakes up and improves, deteriorates and dies or is diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. A vegetative state indicates a patient whose eyes open spontaneously but there is […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2020 – Gordon Levinson, founder of the Levinson Law Group, was formally recognized as one of the “10 Best” attorneys in the Southern California region by the American Institute. Attorney Levinson adds this recent honor to several others he has obtained in recent years, including a perfect 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. The American Institute was founded on the belief that exceptional attorneys should be recognized for excellence in their field. Established in 2014, the American Institute is an impartial attorney-rating organization that recognizes attorneys in the following practice areas: bankruptcy law, criminal law, […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2020 – Charleston-area law practice, Steinberg Law Firm, has welcomed a new member to their growing legal team in Goose Creek. Annie Andrews will join Steinberg’s personal injury group following seven years of experience as a trial attorney with the Charleston County Public Defender’s office, where she tried numerous cases to jury verdict and zealously fought for the rights of more than 1,000 individuals. Andrews’ transition to the law firm will continue her commitment to fair treatment and just legal resolutions, as she will represent and guide clients impacted by car accidents or […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2020 – Car accidents are common occurrence in Austin and across Texas. A recent accident in Austin involved at least six people, with one sustaining critical, life-threatening injuries as a result of being pinned in one of the vehicles in the wreck. The vehicle rolled during the collision at the intersection of Lost Creek Boulevard and South Loop 360. Surrounding areas sent first responders, including firefighters with equipment to free the individual from the vehicle. This took over 40 minutes and the person was transported to the nearest medical facility. Five other people […]


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