Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2020 – In case you missed the recent Todd J. Leonard podcast, click to listen to the show on WMTR 1250AM Each Sunday at 8 a.m., the Todd Leonard Show, which airs on WMTR 1250AM, focuses on the importance of giving back to the community. In this episode, Todd Leonard talked with Laura and Chris D’Amico, the founders of the “Kindness for Christopher” movement. On June 24, 2015, Chris D’Amico Jr., age 10, lost his life in a pontoon boating accident in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. His parents managed to turn this devastating […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) January 1, 2020 – The Steinberg Law Firm is excited to announce the 2020 Steinberg Law Firm Scholarship. Graduating high school seniors who are planning on attending a four-year institution of higher learning are encouraged to submit their entries. Five seniors will be chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarship. Submissions open on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The deadline to submit an entry is on Monday, April 6, 2020. Winners will be picked based on their essay entry, as well as their community involvement, special honors and awards, and school activities. This year, students are asked […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 31, 2019 – Four former workers at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, were charged in connection with the heat-related deaths of nine elderly residents after a hurricane caused a power outage at the facility. Although a total of 12 people died, state prosecutors found there was not enough evidence to prove criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt for three of the residents’ deaths. Elderly patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills started dying amid extreme heat three days after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to the facility’s air conditioning system in September […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2019 – Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that money owed to tens of thousands of student veterans would further be delayed and likely paid in the summer of 2020. The money is repayment of housing stipends that were less than what the veterans were entitled to under the GI Bill while they were attending college. During the initial implementation of aspects of the Forever GI Bill in the fall of 2018, nearly 400,000 student veteran housing allowance payments were incorrectly processed. Changes to the formula used to determine the size […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2019 – Ross Howard was installing a new power pole for Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric LLC and MP Technologies LLC, Harris County. He came into contact with an electrified line and was connected to that current for over 10 seconds. Howard was taken to the nearest medical facility to be treated for his burns. Doctors amputated both his arms below the elbows and his left leg below the knee. In an effort to save his life, doctors recommended amputations of the man’s genitals. At that point Howard’s family decided to take him off […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2019 – California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18 signed into law AB-5, a controversial bill that provides key labor protections to gig economy workers and limits the use of independent contractors by businesses in the state. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2020. AB-5 is poised to dramatically change the landscape of the gig economy in the state. Hundreds of thousands of California workers will be entitled to basic labor rights and benefits that employees get such as minimum wage, overtime pay, health care subsidies and workers’ compensation. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2019 – A 31-year-old driver pleaded guilty to multiple charges of driving under the influence in a deadly car accident on Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida. The multi-vehicle crash in August 2017 resulted in the death of a Tampa family of three that included an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors said the driver, Amber Perera, was intoxicated with alcohol and drugs when the fiery collision occurred. She pleaded guilty to nine charges including evidence tampering, leaving the scene of a death and three counts of DUI manslaughter. The driver caries a combined maximum […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2019 – The U.S. immigration system has been faced with many new challenges. Under the current administration, discussion about legal versus illegal immigration has intensified. Moreover, the administration has been attempting to make significant changes to the immigration system The biggest point in the immigration debate are the rules placed on legal an illegal immigration. The current administration says a solution to the system’s woes is the implementation of legal immigration only. The administration has been involved in actions to limit illegal immigration. However, relying only on legal immigration has its problems. Currently, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by physical impact. Traumatic brain injuries have devasting effects on the health and well-being of injured people. These types of injuries can also result in death. Treatment of TBIs is often challenging. A new development may soon be able to help treat TBIs – 3D printable implants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO,) TBIs result in a large number of deaths and permanent disabilities. The medical cost for care for U.S. patients with TBIs can reach about $76 billion […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2019 – Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, held a hearing on November 6 concerning scams targeting veterans. Committee members sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expressing their concerns and asking what is being done to combat the problem. Committee members heard from a veteran who was the target of a scam, a Vet to Vet volunteer, a senior law enforcement official with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and committee members. The committee hearing brought attention to the enormity of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2019 – An Austin construction worker was airlifted to hospital in critical condition after an object at a worksite plummeted 29 feet, pinning him to the ground. Other crew members close to the scene of the accident were able to free the man by using excavators and a rope lift. Emergency medical personnel were then able to stabilize him for air transport. It is not known what caused the accident. “One of the biggest hazards in construction jobs are falling objects,” said Austin workplace injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke. “Even though all workers at […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2019 – Those who missed Todd J. Leonard’s most recent podcast featuring Dr. Glen Goldstein can click to listen to the show on WMTR 1250AM here. Each Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., the Todd Leonard Podcast, which airs on WMTR 1250AM, focuses on the importance of helping others and giving back to the community. The latest episode featured local Randolph dentist, Dr. Glen Goldstein who volunteers with the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps. Dr. Goldstein is a member of Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps that offers dental and medical services to the […]


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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2019 – Erika A. Riggs, a disability attorney from the Michigan based law firm Disability Law Group has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent Peer Review Rating™. The AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating is given by peers as a recognition not only of superior legal knowledge and skill but integrity and elevated ethical standards. Such recognition only comes to 10 percent of all attorneys. To be included in this elite group is a remarkable honor. Erika A. Riggs received her law degree from Wayne State University while devoting significant time to public service and education, […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2019 – Brill Legal Group is proud to announce that the firm’s client was acquitted of 32 felony charges on October 2 after a nearly month-long jury trial in Bronx Supreme Court. New York criminal defense attorney Peter Brill represented a former NYPD officer who was accused of having multiple sexual encounters with a 15-year-old prostitute and videotaping them on at least five occasions between January 2017 and April 2017. The jury found Raul Olmeda, 41, not guilty of having sex with a minor. Olmeda was also acquitted of felony rape, using a […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule under which employers filing H-1B cap-subject petitions will be required to pay a $10 nonrefundable fee for each registration they submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), once the new electronic registration process is operational. The registration fee requirement is effective December 9, 2019. According to DHS, the $10 fee will support the electronic registration system and help recover some of the costs that are associated with operating and maintaining it. The new process seeks to boost USCIS efficiency […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2019 – A Salinas-based agricultural company, Empire Farm Labor, was ordered to pay $38,260 in back wages to 79 employees and $18,413 in civil penalties after a Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found multiple violations under the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). The incidents occurred between December 2018 and May 2019. According to the suit, Empire Farm Labor violated H-2A by rejecting a qualified American worker who had applied for work, failing to pay for transportation of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced two moves to improve veterans’ access to information. Veterans can now access their VA health data along with their health records from other health care providers in one place. The VA also released a new video tutorial highlighting a tool allowing veterans to exercise more control over disability claims. Apple and the VA announced that veterans will have access to the Health Records feature in the Health app on their iPhones. The VA launched Health Records in the summer, allowing select patients to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 17, 2019 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will pay close to $40 million to the families of two children who suffered paralysis after undergoing heart surgeries at the St. Petersburg, Florida, pediatric facility. A third family will receive $750,000 after their child died following a heart surgery. The family of a boy who was left a quadriplegic after sustaining brain damage in a March 2017 heart transplant will receive $26 million. The injury allegedly occurred due to a broken suture. The hospital will pay a $12.75 million settlement to the parents of a […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2019 – Attorney Mark Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP was honored to be a speaker at the 2019 Bay Area Adult Autism/DD Conference at Stanford University on Saturday, November 16. Gilfix’s presentation, Integrated, multi-generational planning: How to provide for a vibrant legal and financial future for your loved one with autism highlighted strategies to integrate legal, financial and long-term care issues into an optimized special needs plan. “There is so much ignorance and uncertainty out there. Parents of children with autism feel overwhelmed. Integrating legal and financial planning can […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that an employer cannot require an employee to agree, as a condition of employment, that they will not sue the employer’s customer in connection with a work injury. Allied Barton Security Services (Allied Barton) hired a security guard. Allied Barton required the man to sign a Workers’ Comp Disclaimer (Disclaimer) waiving any right he might have to bring a claim against any customer of Allied Security related to injuries covered under the workers’ compensation statutes. Allied Barton assigned the security guard to Schering-Plough’s facility. […]


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