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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 16, 2018 – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a new report calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to do a better job of recruiting and retaining doctors. The review of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the arm of VA that provides medical care through 1,252 facilities, highlighted the department’s mismanagement as a main reason for the physician shortage. The Government Accountability Office found the following: “VHA’s data on the number of physicians that provided care at VA medical centers (VAMC) were incomplete. “VHA provided VAMCs with guidance on how to […]


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Albany, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2018 – On July 5, 2018, the Third Department Appellate Division granted a woman severely injured in a motor vehicle accident the right to seek further settlement from an insurance company that allegedly used fraud and deceit to convince her to sign important legal documents closing her claims. The case was originally dismissed by the Ulster County Supreme Court because the victim signed a release of her claims, but the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo appealed the Supreme Court’s decision and won, opening the door to a legal investigation into allegations of […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2018 – The Vera Institute of Justice issued a report in June 2018 that said there is no evidence that prosecuting migrants for crossing the United States-Mexico border is an effective deterrent to illegal immigration. “The report challenges the superficial notion that criminal prosecution results in lower apprehensions as if the threat of prison time causes the reduction in the number of illegal entrants,” said Stewart Rabinowitz of the Dallas and Frisco law firm of Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. “As the study shows, the predecessor to the Attorney General’s current program of criminally […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2018 – Class action lawsuit alleges that a nursing home operator denied rest breaks, failed to pay overtime, failed to pay minimum wage and failed to itemize wage statements. San Francisco Bay Area employment law firms McCormack & Erlich and Wynne Law Firm have filed a class action lawsuit against SavaSeniorCare alleging, among other things, that the nursing home operator unlawfully failed to pay overtime to its employees for all hours worked and denied employees meal and rest breaks during the work day. The lawsuit, filed by and on behalf of current […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2018 – A federal jury awarded a Massachusetts man $18.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit when a clinic did not test him for HIV. The plaintiff, a gay man, was already at a high risk for exposure to HIV, but as a former paramedic, the risks were even greater. Paramedics are routinely exposed to bodily fluids such as blood. According to court documents, the man went to a local hospital in 2007 after experiencing facial paralysis. He had agreed to be tested for HIV when an intern told him his symptoms were […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2018 – Schuelke Law, located in Austin, Texas has just launched a brand new, client interactive website that is informative, up-to-date and filled with exactly the right kind of information that those needing an attorney want to know. Dealing with anything legal can be frightening and confusing. Brooks Schuelke, recognizing that fact, made it a point to create a website that breaks down precisely what happens when someone gets involved with the legal system. He covers how it works, what happens when someone enters it, how they progress through each step and what […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2018 – A support line for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, financial hardship and other problems has broadened its reach to every county in Florida. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and the state’s 2-1-1 system partnered for the Florida Veterans Support Line’s (FVSL) expansion. The helpline received around 3,300 calls per year in the three years since its launch in October 2014. However, the number of calls jumped to nearly 10,000 in just the last quarter of 2017 alone since the statewide expansion. Florida veterans can make free calls […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 13, 2018 – Wolper Law Firm, P.A. announces that it is investigating Florida based companies, 1st Global Capital, LLC and 1st West Capital, LLC, for potential securities laws violations. If you were sold promissory notes issued by 1st Global Capital, LLC or 1st West Capital, LLC, you should be aware that both companies filed for bankruptcy protection and are currently being investigated for securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the United States Attorney. As an investor/creditor, it is important that you speak with a qualified securities lawyer to discuss […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2018 – A mother stabbed to death in a motel bathroom by her estranged husband, with her three daughters in the bedroom, is the impetus behind Kari’s Law Act (2017). The oldest daughter, now 11, frantically tried to call 911 four times from a motel room in Marshall, Texas not understanding that she had to dial an additional “nine” to be connected to an outside phone line. Kari’s Law Act was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and went into effect on September 1, 2016. On February 16, 2018, on the 50th anniversary […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2018 – One of the nation’s largest veterans groups cited Veterans Affairs’ (VA) staffing shortages and doctors’ overprescription of anti-anxiety drugs as reasons why suicide prevention efforts have fallen short. The American Legion released the 20-page report one month after VA leaders published their latest national suicide data that revealed little change in the suicide rate over the years. According to the June data, about 20 veterans per day take their own lives. “The fact that the veteran suicide rate has not decreased over the years is unacceptable,” said Jim Fausone, a veterans […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2018 – Criminal defense attorneys are often the sole advocate for their clients. From the moment their client is charged with a criminal offense until the judge completes the sentencing process, the criminal defense attorney is required to use their legal expertise and professional experience to provide their clients with the best service possible. In addition to providing legal counsel, a criminal defense attorney also must be compassionate, empathetic and understanding. As opposed to other CLE training opportunities that may discuss legal minutiae or industry trends that impact attorneys or their clients, […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm continues its efforts to prevent cycling and rollerblading accidents with its annual campaign that provides safety equipment and tips to Charleston-area kids. The 2018 Safe on Wheels campaign will distribute about 3,000 helmets along with reflective wear and bike lights, which is triple the amount donated in 2017, its inaugural year. In addition, the law firm has grown its bike safety program, which involves attorneys, school staff and police officers instructing students on how to ride safely. Steinberg Law Firm attorney Thomas M. White, a bicyclist himself, began […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2018 – An Illinois State Police trooper said distracted driving could be responsible for a multi-vehicle semi truck crash that seriously injured 10 people. A 53-year-old man from Lewistown, Illinois was traveling northbound on Interstate 55 near Edwardsville. His semi truck hit another car, which led to a chain-reaction crash that involved a total of 10 vehicles. “Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the leading causes of car crashes,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago car accident attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “The common perception is that cellphone use is mainly to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2018 – A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the director of spine surgery at a Washington, D.C. hospital operated on a patient in 2015 without taking all the patient’s health risks under consideration, and did not properly monitor her deteriorating post-surgical condition. As a result, the patient died. According to the claim, the patient was admitted to the hospital on March 24, 2015 for spine surgery. The operation was to have taken place a month prior but was delayed due to a skin infection. On the day of the operation, the woman’s white […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2018 – Even though the congressionally-mandated annual non-immigrant visa and the master’s exemption caps have been reached for FY 2019, USCIS continues to accept and process petitions exempt for the cap. Additionally, petitions that were filed for current H-1B employees, previously counted against the cap, but those who still have their cap number, are not to be counted toward the FY2019 H-1B cap. While the immigration system has always been cumbersome, attempts have been made to reform it. Recently, under the Trump administration, USCIS has released new rulings regarding H-1B visas. The current […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2018 – After a 17 year recovery from 2001 when Florida’s Pasco county vehicle accident fatality count reached 107 deaths, the county’s roads remain among the most dangerous in the nation. West Pasco’s U.S. 19 is ranked as the most dangerous road in the county, just as it did previously in 2000. That year 81 deaths from fatal crashes occurred on U.S. 19, a record number. The community reacted strongly toward these statistics. Several years ago police created a road safety campaign on U.S. 19. Volunteers gave pedestrians blinking lights to hold while […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 30, 2018 – The number of individuals seeking Social Security disability benefits is significantly decreasing. The decline marks an unexpected reversal of a decades-long trend that has threatened the program’s solvency and would have led to its culmination sooner than anticipated. The New York Times reported the change is so dramatic that it has caused the Social Security Administration (SSA) to revise its estimates for how long the program will run before its funds are depleted. The government predicted two years ago that it would remain financially secure until 2023. However, SSA suggested in […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2018 – Land owners, Shirley Mae Herbst Adams and William Herbst entered into two lease agreements with two oil companies. The lease agreements stated that if anyone else sank draining wells on property adjacent to theirs Murphy Exploration & Production Co. is required either to pay royalties or drill an offset well. Nothing in the lease specified how close the offset well should be to the adjacent property’s draining well. After the lease was executed, another driller, Comstock Oil & Gas, drilled a well just 350 feet from the boundary of Adams and […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2018 – There have been many modifications made by the Trump administration to practices, regulations and policies in business immigration. Many of the changes are not completely understood yet, as it will take time before the wider ramifications become clear. Some of the initiatives that have been implemented that may affect H-1B visas include: ·US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces that employment green card applicants are to have in-person interviews starting October 2017. However, according to existing policies, these interviews are usually waived. It is not clear how the existing policies will […]


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strong>San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2018 – A recent report found that nursing homes across the country are unnecessarily administering antipsychotic drugs to an estimated 179,000 residents each week. The medications are being given to elderly people who do not have medical conditions that require such drugs. The Human Rights Watch, which released the report, said staff at long-term care facilities often give the antipsychotic drugs without obtaining consent from the resident or their relatives. The powerful medications are intended to treat serious mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, the organization said they are […]


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