Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2020 – A 28-year-old woman was arrested after causing two hit-and-run accidents and a third collision that killed a male driver. She was charged with vehicular homicide and hit-and-run crashes with property damage. Katlynn M. Smith left the scene of two accidents before running a red light and colliding with another car. Kanh Kim Nguyen, 53, died instantly after Smith struck the driver’s side door of his 2011 Lexus. The series of collisions in Pinellas Park, Florida, began when Smith struck a vehicle and fled the scene of the accident near the intersection […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – A recent study from researchers at the Institute for Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management found a link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and higher suicide rates. Veterans with a moderate to severe TBI are twice as likely to die by suicide. Furthermore, they also face a higher risk of suicide by firearm. As many as 23 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans returned from service with a TBI. Traumatic brain injury is shockingly common for modern veterans; they suffer TBIs at roughly twice the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2020 – In case you missed the latest Todd Leonard podcast featuring Lee Vartan Esq., Board of Directors Vice Chair of Daytop Treatment Facility, New Jersey, listen here. Vartan is one of New Jersey’s premier criminal defense and trial attorneys with deep ties in the community. He has served as a member of Daytop New Jersey’s Board of Directors since 2015. Daytop New Jersey provides affordable and exceptional treatment to adolescents and adults struggling with addictions, substance use and mental health disorders. Daytop serves for 1,000 people each year and has a long, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2020 – Texas appellate court discusses when employment arbitration contracts are valid. Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a Texas employment case discussing the enforceability of an arbitration agreement. An arbitration contract is a contractual provision by which the parties agree to forego their right to file certain lawsuits in court against the other party to the agreement. Instead, the parties agree that all disputes included in the agreement will be resolved through arbitration. The rules of arbitration are generally less formal, and arbitration can be a quicker and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2020 – The Justice Department in October 2018, argued to the United States Supreme Court that it does not violate federal law if employers discriminate against employees based upon their gender identity. The DOJ’s position was proffered during oral arguments in a case out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit where a Michigan funeral home fired an employee because the employee was transgender. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in front of the Justices that a civil rights law banning workplace sex discrimination does not cover transgender bias. The […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – In case you missed the episode of the Todd Leonard Show featuring Dana Gooditis and her team from Operation Jersey Cares, listen here. Operation Jersey Cares, located in Somerville, New Jersey works hard to “honor the men and women who provide us with the blanket of freedom we all sleep so soundly under.” Their powerful motto is: “Never again shall one generation forget another.” Operation Jersey Cares continues to support all currently deployed veterans and loyal military families. The organization assists veterans and their families transition back into civilian life. Operation […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed to make significant increases to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fees. The new rule would impact filings for many different immigration services, ranging from applications for asylum to naturalization. A notice on the proposed fee hike was posted in the Federal Register on November 14, 2019. DHS has extended the deadline for the public comment period from December 16 to December 30, 2019, to allow stakeholders more time to provide input. “The proposed new fees would nearly double for naturalization applicants, […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2020 – As has widely been reported, Kenneth Friedman, owner of The Spotted Pig gastropub, has agreed to a settlement of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination claims. Friedman had been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple staffers, which prompted an investigation by the New York State Attorney General. The West Village restaurant, known for its high-end pub fare and celebrity clientele, was a hot spot for a burger and people watching. The state began investigating Friedman in 2018, after a number of women raised allegations of sexual harassment. Friedman was accused of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2020 – Nationally, car accidents remain at the top of the list for leading causes of death. Whether it due to driver error, environmental factors or driving under the influence, automobile crashes are incredibly common across the United States. Texas stands at No.1 place in the number of fatal car crashes and the number of deaths. This situation is not projected to get better. In an effort to bring down the rate of fatal car accidents across Texas the Department of Transportation (TxDot) launched the #EndTheStreakTX campaign. Since the initiation of the campaign, […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2020 – Philadelphia personal injury law firm, MyPhillyLawyer, selected Asma Khursheed as this year’s recipient of its Accident Survivor Scholarship. Asma, will receive $2,500 toward her tuition at New York University Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York. MyPhillyLawyer decided to award the scholarship to her after learning of her perseverence in the aftermath of a construction accident that occurred on September 20, 2017. “It is truly inspiring that Asma was able to find the inner strength to succeed and focus on helping others after surviving such a devastating and life-altering accident,” […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2020 – Attorney Martin Pohl of Hessig & Pohl seeks $1 million in damages for New Year’s Eve stabbing at Louisville Kroger Store. Earlier this week, attorney Martin Pohl with the Kentucky personal injury law firm Hessig & Pohl, filed a claim against the Kroger grocery store chain seeking $1 million in damages on behalf of a customer who was stabbed in the store on New Year’s Eve. The man visited the grocery store to exchange coins that he received as a gag gift from a family member. As he arrived at the […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2020 – In case you missed the episode featuring Billy and Phylisse Cook on the Todd Leonard podcast, listen here. Billy Cook, when he was 12-years old, realized that even though a baseball cannot change the whole world, it can change his and the lives of thousands of others. Billy came up with the idea of sending words of encouragement and cheer on baseballs. That’s how Billy’s BASEballs was created. Signing a ball for the U.S. troops is “a simple act of kindness in exchange for your time.” Billy’s novel idea involves a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2019 – The Social Security Administrative (SSA) and SSA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the launch of a dedicated online reporting form to report Social Security imposter scams. The agencies are to analyze the data collected for trends and common elements to help identify scammers. The goals are to disrupt the scammers, reduce this type of fraud and cut down on the number of people falling victim to the scams. Social Security scams soared over the past year, becoming the number one type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Chris Tymchuck, already a well-respected estate planning attorney at SeilerSchindel, PLLC. in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, now has the added credential of being a certified elder care mediator. Having this additional certification is important to Ms. Tymchuck as well as to her grateful clients, since she is well-suited — in terms of her temperament, skill set, and commitment — to clarifying communications among family members. Ms. Tymchuck knows from her own personal experience, as well as from her legal advocacy, how significant it is to help family members come to a […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Spire Law LLC (formerly Jet Dot Law PLLC) launched as Jet.Law in early 2019 as alumni of Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 batch. “Spire Law’s new name represents our focus on defending Florida businesses. The name changed, but the firm’s core values remain the same. “We provide exceptional client communication and data-driven legal expertise, enabled by technology,” said Spire Law founding attorney Jesse Unruh. The law firm helps Florida businesses in the areas of business and employment law. Spire Law focuses on subscription-based general counsel services and defending against Americans with Disabilities […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2020 – Herman Law, P.A. is pleased to announce that founding attorney Ron Herman has been appointed to Co-Chair the Criminal Law Seminar for the 2020 Bench Bar Conference. The Conference is the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s biggest event, bringing together almost every single judge from the area and hundreds of practitioners to discuss contemporary legal issues and trends. Under the steady leadership of the Conference Co-Chairs, Michael Pike and Selesia Smith-Gordon, this year’s event promises to be another huge success, focusing on the theme of “Serving with Purpose, Professionalism […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2020 – Chris Tymchuck, already a well-established estate planning attorney in Minnesota, is now also licensed to practice law in Wisconsin. This is a boon to the residents of Wisconsin who are now able to benefit from her in-depth knowledge of estate planning law and her remarkable sense of empathy for her clients. She has assisted many individuals and families in navigating probate, guardianship, conservatorship, business succession, special needs planning, and asset protection in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, and Bloomington, Minnesota, and is now poised to do the same for clients throughout […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2019 – Many jobs require industrial safety gloves to keep workers’ hands safe from injury. However, not enough workers have the gloves or wear them. This trend increases the chances of workplace injuries. Worker hand injuries account for close to one million medical emergencies in the United States every year. Workers who do not wear safety gloves sustain 70 percent of those injuries. The other 30 percent of those injuries happen because workers were using damaged gloves or not the correct gloves for the task. Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves or […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2019 – Non-compete clauses can be valid, but businesses should be careful in how these agreements are drafted.  Hiring and training a new employee is a major expense for many Texas businesses, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. When a business hires an employee, it is not uncommon for the company to ask the new hire to sign a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is a type of contract in which an employee agrees that they will not seek employment with a competitor within a certain amount of time after their employment terminates. […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2020 – In case you missed some episodes from the Todd Leonard Show, listen here. This episode features Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Esq., Executive Director of Deirdre’s House since 2003. In 1982, 25-year old Deirdre O’Brien was kidnapped and murdered. The killer was sentenced to two 30-year jail terms. In 1994 the O’Brien family was approached about opening a Child Advocacy Center in Morris County. Deirdre’s dad, a member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and president of the Statewide Coalition of Crime Victims, helped find a suitable location in Morristown, at 8 […]


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