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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2018 – Accomplished West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Ron Herman (Herman Law, P.A.) has been re-appointed to the Wellington Public Safety Committee. He was then honored to be reelected as its Chair for the second consecutive year. Before serving as Chair, Ron was Vice Chair of the Committee. What Does the Public Safety Committee Do? The purpose of Public Safety Committee is to promote safety in the local community, a deeply personal concern for Ron Herman. The committee takes significant steps to ensure public safety, including assisting in developing and […]


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Novato, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2018 – San Francisco based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, is the venue sponsor for Memories, Memories: A Walk to End Alzheimer’s Celebration & Fundraiser being held at The Key Room in Novato, CA on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 PM. This year, through Custom Legal Marketing’s employee charity matching program, the company donated more money than ever as its team members participated in the Sonoma-Marin Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which took place on October 20th. Each year, through direct sponsorships and employee matching, Custom Legal Marketing donates to various causes and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2018 – An apparent software issue is delaying payments for student housing via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) GI Bill. The VA is way behind on processing GI Bill housing allowances for thousands of military veterans dependent upon it. That has one of Michigan’s more experienced legal advocates for veterans looking for solutions. “My legal career started with the GI Bill getting me through law school,” experienced veterans’ benefits attorney James G. Fausone said. “It is critically important to have your benefits in place when you are enrolled in classes, so […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2018 – On September 19 the Texas Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that may provide clear rules for businesses seeking to track down the source of negative online reviews. The case, Glassdoor v. Andra Group LP, raises the question: What evidentiary showing must a business make in order to unmask the author of an allegedly defamatory comment on a social media website? Most websites that publish user-generated content will not voluntarily identify anonymous posters. Gregory D. Jordan, a business litigation attorney with the Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan in Austin, […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Scaffidi & Associates is pleased to announce that the firm has been included in U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firm” rankings. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a firm exclusively by its peers. This honor is a testament to the firm’s dedication over many years of practice and their standing in the New York legal community. With unmatched legal knowledge and courtroom experience, Scaffidi & Associates has recovered more […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2018 – Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law generally excludes travel to and from work from the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation coverage. However, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently added a new exception to the commonwealth’s “going and coming rule.” The going and coming rule generally excludes from coverage injuries sustained while going to or coming from work, including driving or walking. The appellate board in February 1 affirmed US Airways Inc. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. must pay flight attendant Betty Bockelman’s workers’ compensation claim arising from an injury suffered while taking a shuttle […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 7, 2018 – A recent Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s report shows department officials are set to waste over $100 million on tens of thousands of unwarranted health exams in the next five years. A sampling of re-examination cases last year revealed officials might have requested unnecessary check-ups in 37 percent of benefits cases. These check-ups are meant to determine whether a veteran’s medical condition has altered enough to change the disability payouts. “The review team estimated that (the Veterans Benefits Administration) spent $10.1 million on unwarranted reexaminations during the six-month review period,” the report […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing has once again won a Gold MarCom award in recognition of a law firm website. The honor was awarded to San Francisco-based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, in the Digital Media category for the website it designed and created for the Athens Georgia based law firm of Morgan & Morgan Attorneys at Law. The MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, […]


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Newport Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Medical coding and billing transparency is essential for $3.5 trillion in spending. On Monday, October 29th, 2018, the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR)and Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on their investigation of an unusually high-cost medical charge for an allergy test used to determine what elements cause dermatitis in its Bill of the Month segment. Michael Arrigo was quoted as an expert in medical billing in the story. Arrigo commented on the usual, customary and reasonable cost of an allergy test described as “Patch or application test(s) that […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – A delivery driver for Amazon and its contractor NEA Delivery Services alleges she was not permitted breaks or overtime pay in a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status. Yolanda Champion worked for Amazon and NEA from March to August 2017 in California. She says that during that time the companies were understaffed which led her and other delivery drivers to commonly work 10-hour days without rest periods. Champion says they were also paid a day rate that did not account for overtime. She is looking for other plaintiffs who worked as […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Begley Law Group, PC is pleased to announce that Joellen C. Meckley, Esq. has been named the firm’s newest partner. Meckley earned her BA in Psychology from The University of Michigan, and her Masters in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Following several years working as a nursing home and assisted living administrator, she was increasingly drawn to helping older adults plan proactively for the challenges of aging. This led to her degree from the Temple University Beasley Law School, and many years in private practice as an elder […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, and Saul Langsam, Esq., wills and estates attorney discussed the benefits of having a will and what could happen if someone did not. Wills can be complex or relatively simple and according to Mr. Langsam, simple wills are easy to have written up in a matter of hours for about $250.00. As for the complex ones, of course, speak to a qualified attorney to get it done correctly and within the required legal parameters. Death planning is something that many […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have collaboratively released their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2019, recognizing Ajamie LLP as a Best Law Firm in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law. The ninth edition of Best Law Firms features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 14,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2018 – On October 27th, Unlikely Heroes held its 6th Annual Recognizing Heroes awards dinner and gala, honoring Ajamie LLP’s Ryan van Steenis with a Legacy Award for his outstanding contributions to the organization as a member of its Board of Directors. The sold-out charity benefit was held at the Dallas Ritz-Carlton, and featured a live performance by multi-platinum, country music superstar, Sara Evans, a silent auction and an exclusive VIP celebrity meet-and-greet. In presenting its Legacy Award to Mr. van Steenis, Unlikely Heroes issued the following statement: “Without complaint, [Ryan] has tirelessly […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2018 – The Appellate Division recently held that travel to the usual workplace can be compensable on the basis of the facts in Minter v. Mattson, A-1916-15T4 (App.Div. May 10, 2018). According to WorkersCompensation.com, a kitchen worker named Antoine Minter informed his supervisor, Dean Beggs, the executive chef, that he would not be going to his morning shift because the bus was not operating due to a heavy snow storm. Joh Lear, the dining director, devised a plan whereby Minter would be able to go to work that morning. Beggs, at Lear’s orders, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2018 – The Salk Institute for Biological Studies agreed to a settlement in two gender discrimination lawsuits filed by its female researchers. Salk President Fred “Rusty” Gage and the plaintiffs Katherine Jones and Vicki Lundblad announced the agreement in a joint statement. Jones and Lundblad, who still work at Salk, filed separate lawsuits last year alleging the biomedical research center discriminated against them in terms of pay, promotions and funding. Deborah Dixon, the women’s lawyer, said she could not discuss the settlement terms, as they are confidential. A third female researcher, Beverly […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2018 – The Texas Supreme Court’s “accommodation doctrine” can force a mineral rights owner to respect the surface owner’s right to make use of the property, but only in cases of extreme hardship. The accommodation doctrine is alive and well in Texas, but it is no larger than it was when the Texas Supreme Court created it in Getty Oil Co. v. Jones, 470 S.W.2d 618 (Tex. 1971). In a recent case, Harrison v. Rosetta Resources Operating LP, the El Paso Court of Appeals ruled that the accommodation doctrine — which gives courts […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2018 – On October 26, 2018, Attorney Matthew Kroes of the Marc Lopez Law Firm argued a DUI/OVWI case before the Indiana Court of Appeals. A small percentage of criminal cases proceed to trial, and of this subset, only a few are appealed. Of the minority of cases that are appealed, an even smaller fraction are invited to engage in oral argument in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Attorney Kroes’s argument was focused on two issues: 1) the validity of a particular Indiana DUI/OVWI checkpoint; and 2) the proper method of […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2018 – Military personnel who train and operate particular shoulder-fired weapons may have damaged their brains by the blasts, according to an Army-commissioned study, found here. The report from the Center for a New American Security states the placement of the weapons – just inches from the soldier’s head – makes them especially risky. “The Army needs to protect its soldiers from the potentially dangerous consequences of firing heavy weapons,” said Jim Fausone, a veterans’ attorney at Legal Help for Veterans in Michigan. “Better training and safety precautions must be in place to […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 29 2018 – MyPhillyLawyer managing partner, Dean Weitzman, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy Honor.This initiative annually honors 24 top Philadelphia injury and workers’ compensation attorneys based on his or her representation and advocacy with distinction on behalf of injured workers and injury victims. This award is solely based on merit and is a great distinction for those that receive it. Weitzman earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor in 1987 from Temple University School […]


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