Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2022 – A former Fort Drum soldier who stabbed her boyfriend to death in 2010 has asked the court to reduce her prison sentence, claiming she was a domestic violence victim. Krista Goley was sentenced to 27 years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, assault and perjury in 2012. The jury did not convict her of the more serious charge of second-degree murder. She stabbed Tim Rolland, 21, with a butcher knife during a fight in their apartment in Watertown, New York. Goley is seeking a reduction in her sentence […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2022 – In February 2022, Exactech announced the recall of its knee and ankle replacement components. More than 147,000 units implanted in the U.S. since 2004 have been recalled due to a defect that can cause injury to patients. If you received an Exactech device containing Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) you may be at risk of injury from your device. Anapol Weiss is representing clients who may need revision surgery due to a failure from their Exactech knee or ankle implant. The recall includes OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene Tibial Components, OPTETRAK® Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2022 – Last year, a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident that involved an SUV slamming into a house in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.   The fatal pedestrian accident occurred when Carlos Maciel Pulido, 32, was walking on the 700 block of Equestrian Drive in Wheeling. Pulido died from the injuries he sustained in the crash. First responders found him pinned under the vehicle.   Police identified the SUV driver as Jose Fermin Zavala-Hernandez, 38. He was arrested in June after a police chase in northern Indiana. Authorities had been searching […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2022 – An off-duty NYPD police officer was injured after a domestic violence incident in which her husband exchanged gunfire with police officers inside their home in Queens, New York. The woman, 39, called 911 and said her husband was breaking objects inside their apartment on 133rd Avenue in South Ozone Park. He also allegedly had her service revolvers in possession. Police arrived at the second-floor apartment in response to the domestic dispute call. Officers called an Emergency Services Unit (ESU) for backup after the suspect threatened to shoot them. “Domestic violence incidents […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2016 – The Biden Administration has announced that Ukrainian nationals in the United States will be granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The designation will last for 18 months. TPS will be granted to Ukrainian nationals who have lived continuously in the United States since March 1, 2022. Individuals who enter the country after that date will not be eligible for the designation. “It is heartwarming that the Administration acted quickly to help those Ukrainians lucky enough to be in the U.S. at the right time,” commented […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2022 – Last year, a 54-year-old man faced two charges after a fatal wrong-way car accident in Naperville, Illinois.   Frank P. Qualtier Jr. was charged with aggravated driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless homicide after a head-on collision. According to Naperville police, the crash occurred at the intersection of Lisson and Royce roads at around 7:30 p.m.   Qualtier was traveling west on Royce Road in a silver 2014 Dodge Ram pickup. The vehicle entered the road’s eastbound lanes close to the Lisson Road intersection and hit a black 2017 Ford […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2022 – The explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery near Houston recently points out how dangerous working in the oil industry can be. Four workers were seriously injured. One of the biggest risks working in the oil industry is explosions and fires. There are approximately 100 oil rig fires each year, or roughly one every three days. Deaths in oil rig accidents are underreported due to missing and inconsistent data, and loopholes allowing some deaths to go unreported. Of the 83 known offshore fatalities between 2005 and 2019, about 30 percent were classified as […]


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Kansas City, MO (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2022 – Three recipients of an Exactech hip replacement say the devices were defective and, in addition, allege the company knew but never warned them or their surgeons. Each plaintiff received the Exactech Connexion GXL products for a Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) surgery. Each plaintiff suffered severe pain, decreased range of motion and bone and tissue destruction due to early device failure. All are required to undergo corrective surgery. Nash & Franciskato along with co-counsel firms Cohen & Malad, LLP, and Maglio Christopher & Toale Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2022 – Last year, a man whose leg was amputated after a pedestrian accident involving a bus received a $3 million settlement from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).   Raymond Baroud, 80, was hit by a right-turning CTA bus on Chicago’s West Side in November 2018. He was near a crosswalk but not using it when crossing West Madison Street close to the Pulaski Road intersection.   The CTA claimed Baroud was in the bus driver’s blind spot. However, surveillance video from multiple angles showed that the pedestrian should have been clearly visible […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2022 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common in today’s world due to slips, trips, falls, sports, and serving in the military. Ongoing research has made giant strides in understanding it and helping to support it.  The latest addition to the tools that can help detect changes in concentrations of chemicals in the body, sending the information to researchers in real-time is an infinitely small biosensor that detects biomarkers associated with TBI. This newest tool has been tested successfully in the Ohio State University lab. The flexible chip biosensor is waterproof, thanks to […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 04, 2022 – Reif Law Group, P.C. (RLG), California’s preeminent boutique trial and litigation law firm for securities and business disputes, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel D. Dardashti to partner. “Rachel is a talented and polished attorney who serves as a forceful advocate for her clients. She is ready to advance her practice to the next level, and I am proud to elevate her to partner at our firm,” said Brandon S. Reif, Managing Shareholder at RLG. Dardashti has been working with Brandon S. Reif and Marc S. Ehrlich since […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 02, 2022 – Reif Law Group, P.C., California’s preeminent boutique trial and litigation law firm for securities and business disputes, today filed petitions to confirm two JAMS arbitration awards totaling $12,114,017.87 for two elderly victims of financial elder abuse against an insurance agency and its co-owners. “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. In this case, the amount awarded, a 17 times multiplier on the out-of-pocket losses, shines sunlight on the financial abuse the victims suffered,” said lead trial attorney, Brandon S. Reif, of Reif Law Group, P.C. The disputes involved […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 02, 2022 – Tax season isn’t usually a time of year that most people look forward to. However, for recipients of Social Security benefits, there are a number of potential credits that may mean more money in their pockets. This is even the case if a recipient does not earn any other income and usually does not need to file an income tax return. A tax credit refers to money that taxpayers can subtract directly from the taxes they owe. There are three types of tax credits: refundable, non-refundable and partially refundable credits. A […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 01, 2022 – The Law Office of Jason Wright is excited to announce that Katie Valle has joined the firm as a senior associate attorney. Katie has extensive experience helping families who are going through some of the most challenging times of their lives and looks forward to continuing her service in her new capacity. For the last two years, Katie has served as the Director of Family Services at Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS). She has over a decade of experience handling challenging divorce and child custody matters on behalf of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 01, 2022 – Reif Law Group, P.C., California’s preeminent boutique trial and litigation law firm for securities and business disputes, today announced a ruling against American General Life Insurance Company and California insurance agent Stuart Cohen in an ongoing financial elder abuse case. In the case, a 78 years’ old customer was promised over $350,000 in commission rebates in exchange for buying a $10 million life insurance policy. The insurance agent Cohen induced the plaintiff, an elderly California customer, to buy the life insurance policy in exchange for rebating 50 percent of the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2022 – Last year, a 45-year-old man was arrested for a fatal car accident following a high-speed police chase in West Garfield Park in Chicago, Illinois.    Mackelin Moore of Calumet Heights was charged with felony reckless homicide in the February 5 crash. He was driving a blue 2009 Ford Focus that contained two passengers. Moore and his front-seat passenger suffered severe injuries while his back seat passenger was killed in the car accident.   “When drivers behave irresponsibly behind the wheel, whether through speeding, inattention or other poor driving behaviors, it can […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2022 – The Social Security Administration and federal lawmakers frequently make changes to Social Security laws. Several of these changes went into effect at the beginning of the year. For those who are currently receiving benefits or anticipate applying for benefits in the near future, staying on top of these changes is important, as it allows individuals to better plan for their future. COLA Increase Annually, the Social Security Administration reviews the current Social Security benefit amounts to determine whether the benefits are keeping up with the rate of inflation. These changes are […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2022 – For veterans living with one or more disabilities, navigating the challenges of everyday life can be difficult. Despite the existence of assistive technology that can improve the overall quality of life for those experiencing disability, these devices are very costly and often beyond the financial reach of many disabled veterans. As new technology is developed, however, the costs often come down. This is what is motivating the VA to offer research grants for technology companies to develop new assistive technology that may be able to help disabled veterans overcome the challenges […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2022 – Last year, a man who suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident sued a gas station and convenience store in Joliet, Illinois. He claimed a “defective condition on the premises” caused his fall.   Plaintiff Samuel Robinson filed the complaint in Will County Courthouse in Joliet. The lawsuit accused Lenny’s Rt. 66 Fuel Stop on Route 53 of negligence and creating a hazardous situation for customers. Robinson was seeking damages in excess of $50,000.    “Slip and fall accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons, such as spilled […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2022 – The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit for service members and veterans. It provides for the payment of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for textbooks and supplies for up to 36 months. Anyone who served on active duty for at least 90 days since September 10, 2001, is eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, regardless of whether they are still in the military or honorably discharged. The amount of time a service member spends on active duty determines their total benefits. However, if someone was […]


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