Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Oakland, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2022 – Erlich Law Firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines for alleged violations related to employees exercising their rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Affected Southwest employees in California and across the United States may be eligible to recover compensation. Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), a primary U.S. and international carrier, is accused of instituting a policy that effectively penalizes its flight attendants for taking family and medical leave. The company uses a points-based disciplinary system that adds points to an employee’s record for certain attendance violations […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2022 – An Executive Order (EO) was recently signed amending the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The EO strengthens the military system’s response to gender-based violence. The new EO results from recommendations put forth by the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military (IRC).The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2022 includes several key elements of the I Am Vanessa Guillén Act in honor of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén. She suffered severe sexual harassment and was later murdered. Sexual harassment is experienced by 25 percent of active-duty women each year. It […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2022 – Steinberg Law Firm’s injury lawyers have a rich history in South Carolina. The firm’s founder, Irving Steinberg, helped put workers’ compensation laws on the books in The Palmetto State. Today, the firm is highly respected for its incredible track record of getting results for clients that have suffered personal injuries, car accidents, truck accidents, work injuries, as well as consumers who are victims of construction defects. The firm’s reputation which is backed by over 600 5-star reviews on Google has made them a pillar in the communities they serve such […]


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Springdale, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2022 – Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. takes pride in representing police officers injured on the job. In 2021 alone, Jason successfully tried four workers’ compensation cases advocating those police officers receive additional medical treatment that was being denied by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. In each case, police officers were denied medical treatment that was being recommended by their treating physicians. As an advocate for frontline workers before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, Jason was able to successfully ensure that these injured police officers received all medical treatment needed to recover from their […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) May 06, 2022 – Founder of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania estate planning law firm of Hazen Law Group, Marielle Hazen was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Marielle Hazen humbly accepted her nomination, which is only the most recent of her many accomplishments in estate and trust planning. Marielle Hazen explains, “…it is with great honor that I accept the nomination as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. For years, ACTEC has helped set a high standard among estate planning lawyers. It is a true […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 05, 2022 – Recently the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPA) issued a press release regarding its new Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHT). The Department of Veterans Affairs stated that these grants are available for the fiscal year 2022. The grant aims to address the nearly 4.2 million veterans with service-connected illnesses and injuries. Many of these veterans require housing assistance to live independently.1 After discharge, many veterans face the harrowing realities of adapting to civilian life. While many establish a fulfilling future, others experience significant difficulties; others experience challenges that make […]


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New York City, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 04, 2022 – On April 29, 2022, after three days of testimony in Supreme Court, New York County, the Court in EPMMNY LLC v. NYCANNA LLC et al., Index No. 655480/2018, decided the issue of whether plaintiff EPMMNY LLC had capacity to initiate the November 2, 2018 lawsuit against Acreage et al. The Honorable Andrea Masley decided in favor of EPMMNY LLC, permitting the action to proceed. The litigation involves a corporate dispute as to an ownership interest in a New York State cannabis license, which is purportedly valued in excess of […]


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Salem, MA (Law Firm Newswire) May 03, 2022 – Capuano IP announced today that its new website, CapuanoIP.com, has been launched. Founded in 2020, the firm is a micro-boutique intellectual property practice that provides expert IP and litigation services to clients in the chemistry, pharmaceutical, and related life sciences. Capuano IP brings to bear extensive experience in both district court litigation and patent office trials and has a demonstrated track record of successfully enforcing and defending our clients’ intellectual property rights. Lead attorney Vincent Capuano, JD, Ph.D., is an organic chemist with over two decades of specialized training and experience […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 02, 2022 – On April 7, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy alert announcing a risk-based approach to interview waivers for a conditional permanent resident petitioning to remove the conditions on his or her permanent residence. Under the updated policy, USCIS officers have the discretion to waive an interview for a family-based conditional permanent resident who submits a petition to remove conditions on residence. The policy guidance states that USCIS may waive the interview requirement if the foreign national applicant fulfills all eligibility criteria for removal of conditions, and the […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2022 – The new CLM Studio has opened in Custom Legal Marketing’s office in San Francisco. To accommodate the buildout, the company acquired a vacant space on the third floor of the Kearny Street building where CLM is headquartered. In 2021, Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, raised funds and secured financing to expand the company’s offerings. The new studio took a little over 6 months to complete and is equipped with mounted and portable studio lighting, fixed and mobile audio capture equipment, and dual Ultra-HD cameras to capture multiple angles simultaneously. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2022 – 18-wheeler crashes are the deadliest events on the road, often ending in destruction, serious life-altering injuries, or death. A recent Grand Prairie accident involving a big rig ended badly. The crash happened on US 287 in Grand Prairie, between FM 661 and Prairie Ridge. An 18-wheeler collided with several vehicles in a construction congested portion of the highway. The tractor-trailer was heading south when it encountered slower traffic and multiple vehicles. The trucker did not adjust his speed, crashing into three vehicles. Drivers of two of the vehicles died at the […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2022 – Attorneys for the Episcopal church are trying to prevent the taking of third-party depositions in a civil case involving allegations of perjury, spoliation of evidence, and abuse of process by Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm. Malm previously served as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Virginia. The case, filed in the Alexandria Virginia General District Court by pro se plaintiff and retired attorney Eric J. Bonetti, seeks damages from Malm for allegedly: • Filing multiple frivolous legal actions against Bonetti. • Committing perjury multiple times during previous litigation, including falsely […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2022 – Texas once led the nation in the number of traffic deaths reported. The Lone Star State still ranks as a leader in the dubious quest to be first once again. 2021 was the second deadliest year for the state. In Texas alone, 4,480 were killed on the roads. According to TxDOT, the leading causes of accident deaths are speeding and drivers or passengers not wearing a seat belt. TxDOT has indicated that more than 2,700 lives could have been saved by wearing a seat belt and not driving at a high […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2022 – An 84-year-old man and his 81-year-old wife were killed recently on U.S. 69 near Warren, Texas. A 2001 Chevrolet SUV crossed over into the northbound lane and crashed into a 2017 Ford passenger vehicle, hitting it head-on. Both vehicle occupants were declared dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was transported to the nearest medical facility for treatment. Head-on collisions are typically deadly, but those who survive may deal with serious physical issues for a long time after the crash. The most common injuries that occur in a head-on […]


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Coral Gables, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2022 – Perez Mayoral, P.A. is working with property owners throughout Miami-Dade County whose insurance claims have been delayed or denied. During the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, insurance companies have been slow in responding to and processing claims, due either to employees working remotely or to potentially inefficient organizational or operational structures. Nonetheless, insurers must abide by Florida law and not act in bad faith toward property owners’ insurance claims. Under Florida Statute 627.70131, for example, insurers have a duty to review and respond to any communications regarding a claim within […]


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Coral Gables, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 08, 2022 – Perez Mayoral, PA announced today that it is working to help tenants in Miami-Dade County remain in their properties. With inflation at a 40-year high and rental rates skyrocketing due to an influx of new residents to the area during the Covid-19 pandemic, renters are being squeezed by landlords looking to cash in by raising their rent. In response, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners recently enacted an ordinance designed to protect renters. The new law, which became effective March 25, 2022, requires landlords to give residential tenants at […]


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Hickory, NC (Law Firm Newswire) April 07, 2022 – Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP is proud to be celebrating 75 years of serving Hickory, Catawba County, and the surrounding Foothills area. Originally founded in 1946 as Akin, Patrick, Murphy & Harper, the firm moved forward in 1952 when Charles D. Dixon joined the firm, becoming a partner in 1956. Today, Patrick, Harper & Dixon continues on its founding principles of providing the highest level of professionalism, competency, and service to its clients. Its attorneys have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates who build lasting professional relationships and always put their […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2022 – It was early morning and the sun was just rising. Mr. Harris was headed to work on Highway 183. There was a line of cars stopped. Mr. Harris was in a five-car line-up. An 18-wheeler hit the last car in the line-up. He did not see the cars soon enough to stop in the early and still dark dawn. He did not have his high beams on. While the accident happened in 2016, and Mr. Harris was lucky enough to make it out of the crash alive, he has suffered from […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2022 – Last year, a bicyclist suffered critical injuries when a city dump truck struck and ran over her in a neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side.   A 31-year-old woman was biking northwest on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale. Both the bicycle and the truck turned right at the same time at the busy Belmont Avenue intersection. The truck hit and ran over the bicyclist, pinning her underneath the vehicle.   The truck continued dragging the woman several feet before stopping. The truck driver, 48, did not realize what had happened until witnesses began […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2022 – Mark Nicholson, Attorney with the Law Office of Mark Nicholson is recognized and distinguished in the Top Attorneys of North America 2022-2023 edition by The Who’s Who Directories. “The Battery Man” The Law Office of Mark Nicholson has been representing clients in the Indianapolis, IN area and throughout Indiana since 2009. The firm handles legal matters in criminal law, family law, personal injury, civil rights, and other practice areas. Whether you were accused of a crime, somebody violated your civil rights, or a neighbor’s dog bit you; you’ll get the legal […]


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