Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that co-founding partners, Jonathan H. Freiberger and Jeffrey M. Haber, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine to be among the top lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. This is Mr. Freiberger’s second, and Mr. Haber’s tenth, consecutive year of selection. Both Messrs. Freiberger and Haber were recognized for their work in business litigation. Super Lawyers Magazine® is an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. It recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves by both a high degree of professional achievement and by peer recognition. Each […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office delivered a criminal summons to two dog owners in rural Illinois after their pets attacked a FedEx delivery driver and left him so severely injured that he needed an amputation. John E. Lichthardt and Rebecca G. Mazzaro were ordered to appear in court in connection with a complaint about a vicious dog determination. Their two American bulldogs attacked the driver as he was delivering a package in the village of Kampsville in Calhoun County. The dogs started biting the man after charging through a screen door. […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Castronovo & McKinney, LLC has been included in the U.S New & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 12th Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review by leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Being named a 2022 Top 100 Law Firm is a reflection of our firms’ long-standing commitment to serving our clients and the community with the highest standards of professional excellence. Our attorneys […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 Each year, the Charleston Post and Courier holds the Charleston’s Choice Awards. These awards are an opportunity for locals to vote for their favorite businesses and professional organizations across more than 300 categories. This year, more than 30,000 Post and Courier readers voted in the 2021 Charleston’s Choice Awards. The Steinberg Law Firm was named the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. The firm was also a finalist for the Best Law Firm and Best Personal Injury Law Firm categories. Founded in 1927, the firm has represented accident victims in personal injury and workers’ […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2021 – In exchange for the service to their county, the federal government provides significant benefits to veterans. A recent estimate put the number of veterans who receive benefits at over 9 million. While these benefits have always been crucial, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic made them even more so. However, the dangers of COVID-19 and the development of the COVID019 vaccine have recently raised questions among the veteran community. For example, a recent news outlet reported that President Biden was withholding benefits from unvaccinated veterans, a totally false claim. As it […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – In June, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit Castronovo & McKinney is pursuing against the archdiocese that oversees the St. Theresa School. Our client, a Catholic elementary school art teacher, was fired in 2014 after the school learned she was expecting a child. The principal allegedly told her she was being fired because she was “unmarried and pregnant.” The school argued this case is about “the fundamental freedom of religion” and that our client was fired for violating the school’s moral code. “Sex […]


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Erie, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2021 – Melaragno, Placidi & Parini, Erie’s premier law firm, has launched a brand new commercial – MP2 is there for you. It introduces you to the lead attorneys and informs listeners that this firm has over 70 years of experience handling various types of legal matters.   No one is a number when they retain Melaragno, Placidi & Parini. They are a part of a team working to deal with legal issues, whether car or truck accidents, bankruptcy or family law issues, motorcycle accidents, or criminal defense.   Clients are provided with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2021 – A 67-year-old Harris County man recently sustained serious injuries after two pit bulls attacked him while he was out for a walk.   The man was out for his morning walk when two pit bulls started to attack him. The man tried to back away from the dogs, but they still came after him. Luckily, the attack was captured on a nearby resident’s surveillance camera.   Two men, one carrying a stick and the other holding a crutch, came to the victim’s rescue and scared the dogs away. According to the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – Six building occupants who suffered injuries when a porch collapsed have filed a personal injury lawsuit against a property management company in Chicago, Illinois. The company was accused of negligence and carelessness for failing to act despite knowing about the building’s structural issues.   The lawsuit was filed on July 8, 2021, against Matanky Realty Group, the owner of the West Side building. The complaint claimed the company “improperly operated, managed, maintained and controlled” the property. Its violation of Chicago city codes allegedly resulted in “severe and permanent injuries” to the […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – On August 30, 2021, the Department of State (“DOS”) announced an update to its immigrant visa processing priorities amid ongoing delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. consulates and embassies have been instructed to use a tiered system to determine which categories of immigrant visa applications to process first.   DOS emphasized that family reunification is the top objective of the government’s immigration policy. The Department said its updated visa processing guidance aligns with directions from Congress to prioritize applications for immediate relative visas and K-1 fiancés of U.S. citizens, followed […]


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Hackensack, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – Levin & Malkin is pleased to announce that partner Seth Malkin has been selected to be included in Bergen Magazine’s 2021 list of Top Lawyers. The list is based solely on a peer review of licensed Bergen County attorneys with research developed by Professional Research Services (PRS). Seth Malkin has been recognized by his peers for excellence in personal injury practice and his unwavering commitment to provide powerful representation to injury victims throughout New Jersey. Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, Seth Malkin has a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – Millions of Americans receive Social Security benefits each month. While most recipients qualify based on their work history, the Social Security Administration provides monthly benefits to about five million Americans based on their disability alone. These Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) benefits can make a critical difference in the lives of those with severe disabilities who cannot work due to their conditions. Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, SSI benefits do not require that an applicant have a previous work history. Instead, SSI benefits are available to anyone who is over […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2021 – The lawsuit against Episcopal priest Robert Hiller Malm, who is accused of trying to shut down a former parishioner’s criticism of him by falsely claiming that the parishioner threatened him, is again headed to the Virginia Supreme Court. In a petition for Writ of Mandamus filed by plaintiff Eric Bonetti, he asks the Court to block an order of the Alexandria Circuit Court that imposes confidentiality on discovery. But it doesn’t stop there — it would even prevent publishing of testimony offered in court, or documents referenced in court. “The courts […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2021 – Texas oil and gas disputes can sometimes boil down to which party owns the mineral rights associated with a particular piece of property. While it may seem as though determining who the legal owner of a mineral estate should be easy, in reality, this can be a complex process that sometimes requires court intervention. This is because parties to real estate deals frequently rely on inarticulately drafted contracts that leave too much room for interpretation. And, given the high stakes involved, room for interpretation is an invitation for an oil and […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2021 – South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Selects Steinberg Law Firm Lawyer. Attorney Annie E. Andrews, an associate at the Steinberg Law Firm, has received the 2021 Emerging Leader award from the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association® (SCWLA). Founded in 1993, SCWLA brings female lawyers together across the state to enhance the status, influence, and effectiveness of women lawyers. The organization now holds over 900 members and an active 18-member Board of Directors. This award comes as an honor to Annie Andrews and the Steinberg Law Firm as only one woman in South Carolina […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2021 – Four people were killed in a two-vehicle collision in suburban Cook County, Illinois, after being struck by a man allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The car accident occurred on Illinois Route 53 at Kirchoff Road. Lamar Graves, 32, was driving a 2018 Jeep Wrangler that struck a vehicle that had stopped on the right shoulder of northbound Route 53. Illinois State Police said the stationary vehicle was a 2019 Ford Fiesta. All four of its occupants, including two women, a teenager and a young child, died in the Rolling Meadows […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2021 – According to a new report released by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of veterans who died by suicide in 2019 was the lowest in 12 years. Still, the rate remains much higher for veterans than non-military adults in the United States.    The VA recorded 6,261 veteran suicides in 2019, which is 399 fewer than in 2018. The 7.2 percent decrease is the steepest drop since 2001. The rate has fluctuated slightly from year to year, but between 2005 and 2018, it rose by an average of 48 deaths […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2021 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is adamant that preventing further drunk driving deaths and serious injuries is crucial. There are too many drunk driving deaths in New Jersey and across the nation. “Drunk driving deaths, and their prevention, is as important today as it was in the past,” added Todd J. Leonard, Esq.   The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and their drive to pass the HALT Act (Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving), House bill (HR 2138), and the RIDE Act […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2021 – Po Shan Wong and Zhen Wu of JCD Distribution Inc. were charged on a criminal complaint with selling an ineffective COVID-19 air sanitizer in the form of “Virus Shut Out Cards.” These items were marketed as air sanitizers that would kill COVID-19. The cards were not effective in preventing or treating the virus.   Specifically, the defendants were charged with conspiring to sell and distribute one or more pesticides not registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally, the cards were said to be misbranded or adulterated.   According […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2021 – A new law could provide veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs through VA benefits for the first time. President Biden signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, or PAWS Act, into law in late August.    The PAWS Act requires the VA to implement service dog-training services in at least five VA Health centers by 2022. The pilot program will run for at least five years. When the five years are up, the VA will present its findings to Congress, which will then vote on whether […]


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