Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2020 – Texas is leading the nation in vehicle accident deaths. Over the last two decades, roughly 970,000 Texans have died in vehicle accidents. In 2019 the death rate was 1.26 fatalities per one hundred million vehicle miles traveled. Each day, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, ten residents die in auto collisions. The top two causes for car crashes are speeding and DUI. To understand just how high the vehicle accident rate is in Texas, one person is killed every 2 hours and 26 minutes, one person is injured every 2 […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2020 – A former high school faculty member in Newark, New York, was taken into federal custody for multiple child pornography charges. He was accused of using Snapchat to entice a 14-year-old minor, whose identity was not disclosed. Matthew Holland, 28, was arrested earlier this year and charged with online enticement of a minor and production, receipt and possession of child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice said he recently resigned as a faculty member at Newark High School. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia learned of a Snapchat user that had […]


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Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2020 – Malcolm Crosland, a partner with Goose Creek, S.C. personal injury law practice Steinberg Law Firm, is the new national President of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG). Crosland will guide the 1,000+-member U.S. legal association for a one-year term, effective as of October 2020. The leadership role is a natural fit for the attorney, who has practiced law for 34 years and has been actively involved with the WILG for many years, including serving in executive leadership, committees and board roles. Comprised of attorneys from every state in the country, WILG […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2020 – As the controversy surrounding the United States Postal Service mounts, veterans have been especially affected by mail delays, which have left many without their prescription medications.  The Department of Veterans Affairs fills more than 80 percent of prescriptions given to veterans at VA health facilities through an automated mail-order pharmacy system called the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) system. This pharmacy system processes nearly 500,000 prescriptions a day. The USPS then delivers more than 330,000 prescription orders to veterans with each day’s mail.  “Prescription medication is necessary for anyone who needs […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2020 – Recently, a state appellate court issued an opinion in a Texas oil and gas case discussing when a party’s claim alleging that another caused damage to their leased minerals accrues. Determining when a claim accrues is critical because the accrual date will mark the beginning of running of the statute of limitations. In this case, the parties dispute focused on whether the plaintiff’s action was filed too late. Swift Energy v. Regency Field Services: The Facts of the Case According to the court’s opinion, the case involved damage allegedly caused by […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic took the nation by surprise, changing the day-to-day lives of every American in countless ways. While the federal government’s stimulus bills provided citizens with some financial relief during these challenging times, these bills also put a significant strain on the country’s budget. So much, in fact, that some experts are hypothesizing that Social Security coffers could dry up much sooner than expected, unless action is taken. According to a recent news report, the Social Security Trust Fund could be depleted by 2031 as a result of the coronavirus […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2020 – While science is on the forefront of working to find ways to combat traumatic brain injury (TBI), medical professionals are working with TBI patients, some of which are in a coma. Will they regain consciousness or not? If a patient has a severe head injury, they may drift into a comatose state. Most comas last approximately 2 weeks and the patient either wakes up and improves, deteriorates and dies or is diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. A vegetative state indicates a patient whose eyes open spontaneously but there is […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2020 – Gordon Levinson, founder of the Levinson Law Group, was formally recognized as one of the “10 Best” attorneys in the Southern California region by the American Institute. Attorney Levinson adds this recent honor to several others he has obtained in recent years, including a perfect 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. The American Institute was founded on the belief that exceptional attorneys should be recognized for excellence in their field. Established in 2014, the American Institute is an impartial attorney-rating organization that recognizes attorneys in the following practice areas: bankruptcy law, criminal law, […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2020 – Charleston-area law practice, Steinberg Law Firm, has welcomed a new member to their growing legal team in Goose Creek. Annie Andrews will join Steinberg’s personal injury group following seven years of experience as a trial attorney with the Charleston County Public Defender’s office, where she tried numerous cases to jury verdict and zealously fought for the rights of more than 1,000 individuals. Andrews’ transition to the law firm will continue her commitment to fair treatment and just legal resolutions, as she will represent and guide clients impacted by car accidents or […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 6, 2020 – Car accidents are common occurrence in Austin and across Texas. A recent accident in Austin involved at least six people, with one sustaining critical, life-threatening injuries as a result of being pinned in one of the vehicles in the wreck. The vehicle rolled during the collision at the intersection of Lost Creek Boulevard and South Loop 360. Surrounding areas sent first responders, including firefighters with equipment to free the individual from the vehicle. This took over 40 minutes and the person was transported to the nearest medical facility. Five other people […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2020 – A Long Island woman was indicted on aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) and a dozen other charges in a high-speed car accident that killed a mother and injured her son. The rear-end crash occurred on Meadowbrook Parkway in North Merrick, Nassau County. Freeport resident Nicole Pollock, 26, was allegedly speeding and driving drunk when her 2012 Nissan Rogue hit the back of a 2006 Kia. Authorities identified the Kia driver as 39-year-old Lissette Quintanilla. She lost control of her vehicle upon impact and crossed multiple lanes of traffic before striking a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2020 – A Long Island man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk with his six-year-old son in the vehicle. Marcellus David, 37, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) under Leandra’s Law and endangering a child’s welfare. He was driving a 2003 Nissan Frontier eastbound on Middle Country Road in Selden when Suffolk County police initiated a traffic stop. A Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement officer stopped David after his pickup truck allegedly made an illegal left turn. The officer approached the vehicle and arrested the driver upon determining he was allegedly intoxicated. […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2020 – The law firm of Catafago Fini LLP scored a major victory in the New York State Supreme Court on September 16, 2020, in defeating a motion seeking class certification of purported meal break and overtime claims under New York Labor Law. The case is captioned Gang Li v. Wing Keung Enterprises, Inc., et al. Index No. 713860/2018 (N.Y. Supreme Court, Queens County). The plaintiff in the action, Gang Li, was a driver’s helper for Wing Keung Enterprises, Inc. Li claimed that, although he signed time records reflecting deductions for his […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2020 – Marty Lyons was an NFL player for the New York Jets where he served for 12-years as a defensive lineman. Early in his career, he became a Big Brother to a three-year-old boy, Keith, who suffered from an advanced illness. Three years later, Marty experienced a six day period filled with the birth of his first child, followed four days later by the sudden passing of his father, followed two days later by Keith’s death. These experiences profoundly affected Marty’s attitude toward life, fame and his fellow human beings. With the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2020 – Front line workers who take care of patients with COVID-19 are under immense stress, and they may make mistakes – not due to gross negligence or neglect – but due to how unpredictable the coronavirus is.  The virus symptoms are not uniform, and each infected person presents with different symptoms. The medical community has warned that the virus deals serious and lingering damage to the body.  The death of a COVID-19 patient is heartbreaking, and the loss devastating. The surviving family is left shattered. Did their loved one get proper care? […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2020 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on July 31, 2020, announced significant increases to filing fees across the board for naturalization applications and some of its most common immigration processes, including employment-based petitions. Filing fees will increase by a weighted average of 20 percent on October 2, 2020, when the new structure goes into effect.   The U.S. Department of Homeland Security claims that the fee increase is necessary to improve agency efficiency and to recover operating costs amid budget shortfalls. Earlier this year, USCIS sought to furlough over 13,000 employees […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2020 – From minor sports to professional players, many athletes cling to the misconception that a head injury is no big deal. Contrary to this idea, serious head injuries and trauma, or TBIs, frequently develop into severe health problems and other complications. Even a mild traumatic brain injury, needs more than two weeks of recovery. A TBI could take up to 28 days or longer to heal. The brain is a complex organ, and if it sustains an injury, it needs time to heal properly. Athletes who ignore head injuries and TBI symptoms […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2020 – Caring for the nation’s veterans is one of the country’s most undeniable duties. After serving their country, a veteran deserves to know that they will be cared for, should the need arise. Most often, however, it is family members who step up to care for wounded, injured or ill veterans. Indeed, according to the Veterans Administration (VA) Secretary, Robert Wilkie, “caregivers charged with caring for our nation’s Veterans face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic” in that they have become increasingly isolated and cannot obtain reliable, outside help. To help caregivers, […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2020 – Art dealer Inigo Philbrick was ordered to be held in a Manhattan correctional facility without bail during a July 14 telephone hearing in connection to his indictment on aggravated identity theft and wire fraud charges by a grand jury in the Southern District Court of New York. Philbrick was accused of running a fraud scheme that cost investors an estimated $25 million or more. U.S. authorities arrested him on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu in June. During the hearing Assistant U.S. Attorney Cecilia Vogel argued against granting bail and claimed […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2020 – John McAleavey, despite suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992, has been coaching basketball and lifting up the community for over 20 years. He recently launched his motivational podcast that focuses on the disabled community. The podcast is meant for anyone looking to be inspired, as guests like doctors, therapists and others who share new developments or breakthroughs, talk about their personal stories of struggle and triumph. In John’s words, “I hope that by talking, sharing, commiserating and laughing, we will fully understand that no one is alone. Think of […]


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