Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2021 – Native Houstonian and partnering personal injury attorneys grow their firm to include a third Texas law office, expanding its commitment to personal injury advocacy with a new office in Houston, Texas The Nava Law Group, P.C. has opened its third Texas office in Houston to expand their personal injury advocacy to local residents who have been hurt by another party’s negligence. Founding attorney and native Houstonian, Richard Nava, and his experienced legal partners concentrate on personal injury cases to ensure Texas residents have the opportunity to pursue financial compensation from negligent […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2021 – Veterans should ensure they are receiving all available benefits. The federal government provides a variety of benefits to veterans. Most former service members are aware of the VA education and healthcare benefits; however, other veterans’ benefits are not as well known. Veterans should understand all the types of potential benefits because they may qualify for help, they did not know about. Below is a list of the lesser-known types of benefits available to veterans: Caregiver Support: Family members who care for aging, disabled or wounded veterans may be entitled to certain support […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2021 – Beginning on Veteran’s Day this year, veterans and Gold Star families may enter any federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior for free, including national parks and wildlife refuges. “It is a treat just to see the natural beauty of this country’s national parks and other federal lands, but enjoying time in nature can have very real health perks too,” said James G. Fausone, lead attorney at Legal Help for Veterans. “Veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from outdoor activities especially. Nature therapy is helpful for reducing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2021 – A recent news story detailed a lawsuit filed against Tyson Foods by the family of a deceased worker who contracted COVID-19 at work. Tyson is not alone; there are now many nursing homes, cruise lines and bigger retailers, such as Walmart, facing COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuits. According to a news release put out by the Tyson worker’s family, at least 18 workers had died because of COVID-19 infections. The family’s attorney alleges that the rate of infection at the plant is “grossly disproportionate” to the nation’s general population. The Texas Department […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2021 – A new program that checks in with newly separated veterans has been so successful in its first nine months that it may soon become permanent. The Department of Veterans Affairs calls it the Solid Start program, and through it recently discharged veterans receive a direct phone call to discuss the ways the VA can support them through the highly stressful transition to civilian life. The goal of the calls is to help veterans better understand the benefits that are available, so they might be able to get a solid start on […]


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Portland, OR(Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2021 – Gearing Rackner & McGrath recently announced that family law attorney, Adam Shelton, was promoted to partner. Attorney Shelton began practicing family law immediately after graduating with a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law. In 2018, Shelton joined Gearing Rackner & McGrath’s ranks, where he represents clients in a wide range of divorce and family law cases. However, Shelton is particularly known for adeptly handling cases involving complex financial dissolutions, high-conflict custody matters, and amicable separations. Attorney Shelton is a dedicated advocate for his clients, who unceasingly pursues their […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 08, 2021 – 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) February 05, 2021 – A 17-year old budding baseball player from Waxahachie, Texas recently died from injuries sustained in a collision with an 18-wheeler. The accident happened on U.S. Highway 287 near Waxahachie High School. Although the teen was taken to the nearest medical facility and put on life support, he succumbed to his injuries during transfer to another hospital. The accident happened around 2:00 p.m. The teen’s vehicle was heading south on U.S. 287 when the driver apparently lost control, slid through the median and hit the big rig head-on. The driver was ejected. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 04, 2021 – Three pedestrians were injured after being hit by a speeding vehicle in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois. The three male pedestrians were on their way to a Chicago Blackhawks hockey game at the United Center on Feb. 21 when they were hit by a sports-utility vehicle. The men had decided to walk to the game venue at around 4:30 p.m. after visiting Haymarket Pub and Brewery. A Chicago Police Department officer said they were walking west along Randolph Street and crossing Halsted Street when the pedestrian accident occurred. “Unfortunately, too […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 03, 2021 – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is called the hallmark injury of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan era. According to a new meta-analysis of previous studies, it could also be linked to a twofold increase in risk for dementia later in life. These findings are based on an analysis of 13 previous studies from four continents involving 1,693,678 participants. Researchers wanted to know if these patients had a higher risk for dementia 17 years after their diagnosis. The research supported that claim and showed a 50 percent increase in risk of developing […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2021 – On October 1, 2020, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction that stops the Trump Administration from enforcing a temporary ban on the issuance of H-1B visas and three other categories of nonimmigrant visas, as well as admission of persons already holding those visas to the United States. Judge Jeffrey S. White’s ruling in National Association of Manufacturers et al. v. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) et al. enjoins the Department of State and DHS from implementing Section 2 of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 01, 2021 – According to the Social Security Administration, more than 70 million Americans receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The purpose of these benefits is to provide a reliable source of income for retired workers and the disabled. Due to inflationary pressures, the Social Security Administration adjusts the maximum amount of benefits each year. This is referred to as a cost-of-living adjustment. Recently, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment for 2021 will be 1.3 percent. This year’s increase is lower than last year’s which was 1.6 percent, and is […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2021 – A 37-year-old engineering employee died in an industrial accident in McCook, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched an investigation into his March 10 death. Matt Barr worked for Kato Engineering, a Minnesota-based company that sells generators. His job involved traveling to maintain and repair generators. OSHA said Barr was working at Progress Rail near La Grange village limits when he was hit by a machine part. Paramedics from the McCook Fire Department rushed him to Loyola Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. “While this workplace accident […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2021 – In the nearly two decades since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the subsequent war in Iraq and Afghanistan, tens of thousands of VA disability claims related to burn pit exposure have been filed. According to VA records, up to 80 percent of them are denied. Burn pits have been used for years at U.S. deployment locations in the Middle East and Asia, as far back as the Gulf War, to get rid of waste. Veterans say they burned human waste, electronics, jet fuel and more […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2021 – The results of the United States presidential election are in, and Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in January 2021. Every time a new president takes office, many policy implications come along with the change in power. This election is no different, as President-Elect Biden and President Trump differ on a wide range of issues. There are over 18 million active-duty and retired service members. However, veterans comprise less than one percent of all United States citizens. Thus, while everyone acknowledges […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2021 – The case illustrates why both employers and employees must take special care to address important issues raised by the opposing party Late last month, a state 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 […]


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Providence, RI (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2021 – A new survey of elder law and special needs attorneys reveals the dramatic extent to which work has shifted from office to home, and that some of this shift is likely to endure beyond the pandemic’s end.  When ElderLawAnswers surveyed elder law and special needs attorneys in mid-March 2020, about a third of respondents said they had already closed their offices and were working from home. Ten months further into the pandemic, a new survey finds that three-quarters of responding attorneys are working from home at least one day a week, […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2021 – Justice delivered. San Diego truck accident attorney, Gordon Levinson achieves $1 million settlement for a client with a traumatic brain injury. “Our client was injured in just such an accident and was involved in a multiple vehicle crash where a tractor-trailer 18-wheeler crashed into a stopped car on the freeway, causing a four-car chain-reaction pile up,” outlined Gordon R. Levinson, Esq. Founder of the Levinson Law Group. “He was in the second car in the line of cars.” The badly injured client was taken to the nearest hospital by ambulance, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2021 – Medicare fraud damages expert Michael F. Arrigo served as an expert in a Medicare fraud case, assisting a Defendant-Appellant attorney in a successful outcome before the U.S. Court of Appeals. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit published an Opinion regarding a Medicare fraud case.  Alleged fraudulent billing, fraudulent coding, and medically unnecessary care were components of the Government’s case.  Arrigo was requested to assess the Government’s methodology regarding damages calculations.  This involved, in part reviewing the Government’s Presentence Investigation Report and rebutting the loss amount, then applying the loss […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) December 26, 2020 – After filing a civil lawsuit, Indianapolis-based attorney Mark Nicholson recently obtained a six-figure payout on behalf of his client. Recently, attorney Mark Nicholson obtained a six-figure settlement in a personal injury lawsuit for his client. In no way is this judgment an anomaly. Over the past two months alone, Nicholson settled cases collectively worth over $200,000. Despite his continued success, the well-seasoned attorney doesn’t feel that financial compensation can fully restore clients’ lives to normal. In a previous interview, he said, “I fight hard for my clients. However, no amount of […]


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