Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2021 – The Biden Administration has decided to continue the International Entrepreneur Parole Program, which provides immigrant entrepreneurs opportunities to come to the United States and start their businesses. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, on May 10, 2021, announced the withdrawal of a 2018 proposal that intended to terminate the program and end the adjudication of parole requests made by certain foreign nationals looking to set up and develop their start-up companies in the United States. “Finally, some official encouragement of entrepreneurship from the Administration on behalf of the nation to replace the […]


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Highlands Ranch, CO (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2021 – Katherine Gomolson Joins the Premier PA Divorce & Family Law Firm Petrelli Previtera is delighted to announce its new Colorado office and the addition of Katherine Gomolson, an attorney licensed to practice in the state. Now with 16 office locations and 13 practicing attorneys, Petrelli Previtera’s continued expansion is a testament to its commitment to helping people nationwide through divorce and other family law matters. Gomolson has been practicing family law for more than a decade. She provides clients with a wide range of legal options for resolving their disputes. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2021 – A former student filed a personal injury lawsuit against a Joliet high school, alleging that she suffered serious injuries in a dog attack because of negligence in the organization and supervision of a service project.   Anais Turiello, 19, and her parents filed the complaint against Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) at the Will County Courthouse. Court documents said the dog bite incident occurred when Turiello was delivering meals to senior citizens on August 11, 2017, as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.   Turiello picked up her meal deliveries from the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2021 – Most service members are aware of the substantial benefits offered by the Veterans Administration. However, what fewer people know is that there are also some benefits available for dependents of service members and surviving children of veterans. The United States government allows certain family members to take advantage of their loved one’s military service. While these benefits are not as broad as those enjoyed by service members themselves, they are still substantial. However, the lack of knowledge surrounding dependent and survivor benefits has historically meant that far fewer people apply for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 10, 2021 – In a recent car accident, a 23-year-old university student was killed in a head-on crash on US-80, a short distance from Hallsville in Harrison County. The accident involved three vehicles and happened at 5:15 p.m. Initial reports indicate that Jared Davis, of Marshall, was driving a 2008 Mercedes CLK 350 that rear-ended the student’s 2016 Kia Optima. The impact caused the Kia, turning into a private drive, to end up in the westbound lane where a 2002 Ford Escape hit it head-on. The Kia’s young driver was pronounced dead at the scene […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2021 – Understanding the effect of an employment agreement is crucial for both sides to the agreement. Earlier this month, a Texas appellate court released an opinion in a case illustrating the importance of understanding the terms of an employment agreement. The case centered around a physician-employment contract that contained both an agreement not to compete and a buy-out option, through which the departing party could essentially buy their way out of the non-compete clause.  The Allegations This case involves two parties, both physicians: Johnson and Sherman. In 2015, Johnson entered into an […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Peter Brill of the law firm, Brill Legal Group, P.C. has successfully achieved recertification as a criminal trial advocate.   The NBTA was formed out of a firm conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.   Peter Brill is part of a growing number of trial attorneys who have illustrated their […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – Injured workers who qualify for both workers’ comp and SSDI benefits should be aware of how the two programs interact with one another For workers who are injured on the job, it is common that they will qualify for both workers’ compensation benefits as well as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, injured workers cannot obtain the full benefit under both programs. To maximize the amount of benefits and to know what to expect when the first benefit checks come in, it is crucial to understand how these two programs […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – An injured customer filed a slip and fall lawsuit against Menards, a home improvement retail chain.   Donald O’Connell sued the company for negligence over an incident in August 2019 at a Menards store in Crest Hill, Illinois. He sustained serious injuries to his limbs and other parts of his body in a slip and fall accident.   O’Connell visited Menards on August 21, 2019. A store employee allegedly positioned a forklift directly behind him without his knowledge. O’Connell tripped and fell over one of the forklift blades. According to the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 3, 2021 – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often affect a person’s balance, among other issues. Although deep brain stimulation and implantable devices are available to help, the process is invasive. However, the latest device, the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS), from Helius Medical Technologies may offer a solution.   Helius Medical Technologies has a new portable product that stimulates the brain via the tongue. It was granted marketing clearance in the United States to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with trouble walking. The company says there are other uses for this technology, and one of them […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2021 – A driver was arrested for drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Queens, New York, that left one man dead and several people injured. He was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on a five-count complaint.   Harpreet Singh, 20, allegedly sped and drove while intoxicated (DWI) when the South Richmond Hill collision occurred. When police officers interviewed Singh at the car accident scene, he allegedly identified himself using a fake name. He told them he had been a backseat passenger in the Honda and that the driver […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2021 – The court found that the employer wrongfully terminated the employee but modified the jury’s award of compensatory damages.  Earlier this month, a state appellate court issued an opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that her employer wrongfully terminated her based on her qualifying disability. At trial, the plaintiff prevailed, resulting in the defendant’s appeal. The Facts of the Case According to the court’s opinion, the plaintiff was a property manager at an apartment complex. In May 2015, the plaintiff was injured, resulting in multiple compound fractures in her […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2021 – In a recent settlement, Founding Partner, Todd J. Leonard, Esq., of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, successfully settled a motorcycle accident case. A Springfield woman, in her early twenties, was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle, which was struck by a motorist turning left in front of the motorcycle in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The woman sustained serious injuries to her hip and left leg and ultimately required an open reduction and internal fixation for her extensive fractures. As a result of this accident, she also has permanent scarring. Attorney […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2021 – The year 2021 brings in a host of new and expanded veterans benefit programs, as well as several noteworthy pieces of legislation  So far, 2021 appears to be a good year for those receiving veterans’ benefits, as recently there have been several new bills going into effect that will provide current and former service members with additional and expended benefits. Additionally, there are several pieces of legislation that, if passed, will further increase benefits to the nation’s veterans. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 The National Defense Authorization Act […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)May 28, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infections to ensure workers would remain at the plant and failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Elijah was not told to wear any personal […]


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. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2021 – The Law Office of Jason Wright is proud to announce that Jason has been honored as a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for his service to the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver is a national award presented annually to those of exceptional character and noteworthy service to youth at the local council level. While a recipient’s service on the council level is considered, so too is their overall level of service to the Boy Scout Community. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2021 – Aliant, an international law firm with operations on five continents and in 17 countries, announced today the opening of Aliant Panama. The new office was formed through a partnership with Officium Lex Lau Abogados Panama. Aliant Law was founded in 2015 to deliver cross-border international legal services, including M&A, corporate transactional, and litigation. The firm has operations in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Central America. Officium Lex has handled major cross-border matters in geothermal energy, real estate, and financial services, and led major international corporate agreements and […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2021 – The Law Office of Mark Nicholson practices Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Civil Rights. Attorney Mark Nicholson started as a solo practitioner then, within five months, he hired an intern. A year later, he hired a paralegal then a year later he hired a legal assistant. His firm is growing and he is ready to hire an Associate Attorney. There is room for growth at this highly-rated and prominent law firm. This is an opportunity for a dedicated attorney to gain valuable experience and further their career with an […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2021 – The VA denied a 93-year-old World War II veteran from Ann Arbor a COVID-19 vaccine because he made too much money.   In a rejection letter from the VA, Don Schimmel was told that he could not receive health care through the VA because he was over the income limit. Schimmel was not allowed to be vaccinated because veterans must be enrolled in VA health care to get a COVID-19 vaccine from a VA facility.   Schimmel said that he only wants a vaccine, not benefits. He fought in WWII and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2021 – The news is often filled with stories about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from playing contact sports, military service, car accidents, or even slip and falls. Surprisingly, one of the major causes of traumatic brain injuries are bicycle accidents. Riding a bicycle can lead to more traumatic brain injuries than any sport, including soccer, basketball, hockey or football. In a recent case, a 61-year-old male was riding his bike in a golf cart lane when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene. The cyclist was wearing […]


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