Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2020 – The 12th Annual Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) Winter Conference was held over February 20 to 23, 2020, at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Pennsylvania. Throughout the conference, Marielle F. Hazen, Esq. presented on state and federal public policy issues including an update on the SECURE Act and other important estate, elder law and special needs planning updates. PAELA is a non-profit association designed to assist lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families. PAELA provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Public Charge rule previously published took effect February 24, 2020, after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted an injunction that blocked its implementation across the United States. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on January 27, 2020, allows the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enforce its Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule. The DHS will apply the final rule nationwide except in Illinois, where a federal court has left an injunction in place barring the policy from taking effect in the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2020 – A semi-truck rear-ended a family car, sending it under the backend of another tractor-trailer. Three people were killed. Underride accidents are dangerous and rarely see survivors. The underride guards, installed on most trucks, are meant to prevent cars from sliding under trucks. Unfortunately, most underride guards rarely hold up in a crash. The family members involved in this wreck were on their way to a family event when a semi-truck rear-ended their vehicle. The force of the impact drove the family’s car into the back of another semi. Unfortunately, the underride […]


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Madera, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2020 – A jury of the Madera County Superior Court recently handed down a record-setting verdict of $21,513,000 to Jose Maclovio. This is Madera County’s largest verdict to a single plaintiff and the California Central Valley’s sixth largest general damages verdict in the past 15 years. The verdict, won by Dunnion Law, stems from a 2015 motor vehicle accident case where the van in which Maclovio rode as a passenger was violently rear-ended. Maclovio, a Madera resident and father of one, was paralyzed from the neck down as a result of the high-speed […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast with Wendy and Steven Sefcik listen here. Todd was honored to have Wendy and Steven discuss the passing of their son, T.J., as a result of committing suicide when he was 16. Despite their unspeakable heartache, they shared their story and provided great insights on ways to prevent teen suicides. Their strength and courage is truly inspiring. Since the Sefciks’ started their campaign on suicide and teen depression, they have spoken to over 30,000 students, educators, parents and mental health professionals. In […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2020 – Earlier this month, Summerville Journal Scene reported that its readers voted the Steinberg Law Firm as the best law firm in Summerville. The Summerville Journal Scene is a local publication that dates back to the 1940s. The paper is delivered weekly to over 22,000 homes in the Dorchester County area. Summerville Communications, Inc., the parent company of Summerville Journal Scene, also publishes the Berkeley Independent and The Gazette. The Steinberg Law Firm is a local Summerville personal injury and workers’ compensation firm that has offices located in Summerville, Goose Creek, and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2020 – Active duty military personnel and their families may now file medical malpractice claims against Department of Defense (DOD) medical facilities, after 70 years of being blocked from doing so. The National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on December 20, 2019 finally granting the ability to sue military care providers for injury or death due to malpractice. The 1950 Supreme Court decision in Feres v. United States established a precedent that determined that active duty military could not hold the federal government responsible for any personal injuries or death sustained […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2020 – Hale & Monico is representing the family of an autistic child in a lawsuit over alleged abuse at Prairie Oak Elementary School in Berwyn District 98. Lucia Roden, mother of Gianni Fata-Roden, accused the school of repeatedly abusing her son dating back to 2015. Attorney John Chwarnzynski told reporters, “The School and its agents have allowed this severely autistic child to be battered and assaulted numerous times.” According to Ms. Roden, her son came home from school in early February with permanent marker scrawlings on his back and neck. Gianni has […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2020 – In case you missed the episode form the Todd Leonard Show with Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento listen here: Hands Up For Haiti (HUFH) is a medical humanitarian organization to ensuring there is a sustainable and positive impact on the health of those who live in northern Haiti. This is accomplished by directly collaborating with, supporting and educating the Haitian medical community by delivering direct care and educational programs. Hands Up For Haiti also partners with allied organizations to get the job done. Dr. LoFrumento is the co-founder of HUFH, and is […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – A senior official of the New York City Department of Education was arrested on child enticement and possession of child pornography charges after an undercover operation led by police officers in Neenah, Wisconsin. David A. Hay, former deputy chief of staff for Chancellor Richard Carranza, was charged in federal court as the alleged incident that led to his arrest occurred across state lines. He could face 10 years to life in prison if convicted. Hay was fired after his arrest. A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Hay used […]


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Cincinnati, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Joel Buckley has joined Jones Kahan Law as the firm’s litigation managing attorney. Mr. Buckley is a highly skilled litigator, with experience in personal injury, business, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and secured transactions litigation. He has also served as in-house counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance where his practice focused on defending a wide variety of claims. During his time as defense counsel, Mr. Buckley successfully resolved hundreds of cases at trial and arbitration. His unique perspective will be instrumental to complex personal injury cases that Jones […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2020 – Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes changes to the program. Changes for 2020 include the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits and a boost in the amount someone can earn without forfeiting any benefits. Here are some changes taking effect in 2020: Cost of living adjustment: Recipients of Social Security benefits received a 1.6 percent increase for 2020. The increase started on December 31, 2019, for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Retirement recipients can look for the raise in their January […]


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Irvine, CA(Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that founding attorney Brian Chew is now a member of Forbes Business Council, a professional community of business owner’s founders, and executive leaders. Members are selected based on factors such as career success, diversity of perspective, and a willingness to give back to the community. Mr. Chew is a highly regarded thought leader in wills, trusts and estates. His recent council post focuses on the unique estate planning needs of business owners. Backed by over 25 years of experience, he is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs plan for […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2020 – A new law aimed at expanding benefits for Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War will help veterans purchasing homes using loans backed by the Veterans Administration (VA). Beginning January 1, 2020, the new law eliminates limits on the amount of VA loans some veterans can get without making a down payment. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which became law on June 27, 2019, and took effect January 1, 2020, gives VA disability benefits for Agent Orange exposure to veterans who served in ships off the coast […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) denied reports that more than 60 Iranian Americans were detained at the U.S.- Canada border on January 4, 2020 and refused entry to the United States. They were allegedly held for extended periods of time at a port of entry in Blaine, Washington. The detained individuals were trying to return home to the United States after attending an Iranian pop concert in Vancouver, Canada. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the Iranian Americans were questioned about their political beliefs and allegiances. They also had their […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 12, 2020 – A 28-year-old bicyclist died in a hit-and-run accident with a pickup truck on a major Tampa roadway. The Florida Highway Patrol charged the truck driver with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and destruction of evidence. Jacob Weinert was traveling southbound along U.S. 301 on his bicycle when he was fatally struck from behind by a two-door pickup truck. The crash occurred early morning near the Sligh Avenue intersection. Weinert was on his way to a warehouse where he worked as a forklift operator. Police identified Steven Duane Baker, 61, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2020 – The Department of Veterans Affairs submitted a waiver request and pilot program to Congress to expand access to dental care for veterans under Section 152 of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act). Currently, the VA provides only limited dental care for veterans and many do not qualify for dental benefits. This makes it hard for the agency to facilitate. With this proposed program though, the VA would partner with community-based and pro bono dentists who would be willing to provide free or […]


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Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2020 – The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys(NAOPIA) presents their highest honor of “Top 10 Under 40” to Kevin Patrick Crockett. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top personal injury attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAOPIA awards the best personal injury attorneys in each state with the most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10 UNDER 40”. The very few attorneys (less […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) February 06, 2020 – Charleston attorney David T. Pearlman of Steinberg Law Firm successfully obtains 1.6 Million settlement based on his client’s workplace injury. A Charleston man who suffered a stroke after undergoing surgery to repair a shoulder injury he suffered on the job has received a $1.68 million settlement in a confidential South Carolina workers’ compensation case. The case raised an interesting issue related to the cause of the employee’s injury, and whether such an injury was covered under the workers’ compensation system. David Pearlman of the Steinberg Law Firm in Charleston reports that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2020 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that founding partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, secured a maximum jury verdict against the auto giant FCA US LLC (“FCA”) under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known as California’s Lemon Law. Rosenstein, who has more than 25 years of experience litigating cases, served as lead trial counsel for plaintiffs Richard and Rosemary Nelson. On January 17, 2020, after less than an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs for the maximum damages allowed under the law, which […]


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