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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2018 – A Texas man died in a head-on crash with an alleged intoxicated driver. Just prior to the collision, an alleged drunk driver was speeding westbound, in the middle lane of the highway, when he drove head-on into another vehicle. Both drivers were taken to the hospital; however, the driver of the vehicle that was hit died. The other driver, who was subsequently charged with intoxicated manslaughter, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The family of the deceased driver may wish to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation. Some plaintiffs may have access […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2018 – The restaurant chain Burgers & Beer illegally denied males the same employment opportunities as females, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in its federal lawsuit. Since at least 2015, the EEOC claims, the chain routinely rejected male applicants and employees from server positions because of their gender and upheld a pool of servers that was more than 90 percent female. Burgers & Beer has six locations in California’s Imperial Valley, according to the company’s website. The EEOC argues that employment practice violates Title VII of the Civil Rights […]


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Baltimore, MD (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2018 – Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) has been chosen as the “Best Public Defender Office” in the country by the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD). The Award was presented Saturday evening at the NAPD: 5 YEARS OF FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE Celebration Banquet and is a commendation for outstanding achievement in the provision of public defense services. This is the inaugural year for the award. Melida Ramirez, of the NDS Criminal Defense Practice, accepted the award for the organization, saying “We are especially thrilled to have been honored by NAPD which […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2018 – Mueller Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million to end a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that charged the global manufacturing company with discriminating against workers with disabilities. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The EEOC argued Mueller fired employees who exceeded its 180-day maximum leave policy, which disadvantaged workers with disabilities. The EEOC also asserted the company’s strict enforcement of its leave policy goes against the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2018 – Cyberbullying victim files NY legal proceeding against Yahoo!/Oath, Inc., CommTouch Software, Ltd., and Cyren, Ltd., seeking preservation of evidence and court-ordered disclosure of identity of anonymous cyberbully-user. A special proceeding was filed and an Order to Show Cause signed by Justice Paul A. Goetz, on Monday, October 22, 2018, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in Manhattan, in a cyberbullying and Internet harassment matter targeting the petitioner, Ms. Lindsey Shamblen, an authorized user of the Twitter and PeriscopeTV social media platforms, seeking pre-action discovery, disclosure and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2018 – A massage therapist was arrested for sexually abusing three women at a day spa in Long Island, New York. Suffolk Police said the man was accused of inappropriately touching the spa customers. Matthew Widener, 33, was first arrested in August and then arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on further sexual abuse charges in September after authorities learned of new victims. He is a licensed massage therapist who had been working at Karasmatic Day Spa in Bayport for around a year. “Individuals accused of sexual abuse require an intelligent, […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 23, 2018 – A new nationwide study from U.S. News & World Report reveals states along the West Coast and in the Northeast, including New Jersey, are ones that tend to have laws that favor workers. The analysis comes at a time when employers’ power continues to increase, as recent Supreme Court rulings have favored corporations and salaries have barely budged – even with low unemployment. When federal regulations of workers’ rights have loosened, it is up to the states to create and enforce laws to protect employees. New Jersey, the report says, has […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2018 – A Guatemalan mother is suing the U.S. government for the wrongful death of her child who died after being in detention in a Texas ICE facility. The 19-month old child and her mom initially crossed the Rio Grande seeking asylum. They were apprehended and temporarily detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The lawsuit alleges the child was happy and healthy when she arrived in the United States and when medical personnel at the residential center processed her, they noted that there were no health issues. The […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2018 – California families have brought a class action lawsuit against the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) alleging the state is failing to deliver adequate in-home nursing care for children with serious disabilities. The parents of two children filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California. They said their 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter have only received a fraction of the round-the-clock nursing services mandated by the government. According to the court documents, the children are unable to “move, turn, feed, dress, bathe or otherwise take care of themselves.” […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2018 – Alexia Diorio wants to fight for workers’ rights as an attorney, just as she did during her prior career as a labor organizer. Thanks to the McCormack and Erlich Law Firm, she has another $1,000 to help complete her legal studies at UC Berkeley as the firm’s 2018 scholarship recipient. “Alexia is an outstanding young legal talent with a proven record of fighting for workers’ rights in the United States,” said McCormack & Erlich’s Jason Erlich. “She is a very deserving recipient and a very bright hope for underprivileged workers.” […]


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Roseland, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 17, 2018 – Timothy Abeel & Associates. P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney John Sczepanski has recently passed the New Jersey State bar exam. Well-versed in the Lemon Laws of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Sczepanski’s practice is focused on consumer protection law. Backed by extensive legal experience in both the private and public sectors, he provides clients with a powerful combination of legal knowledge and courtroom experience that is essential for achieving successful outcomes. John Sczepanski is a graduate of Philadelphia University (now Thomas Jefferson University) and received his JD from Delaware […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 10, 2018 – A group of prominent U.S. business leaders have joined forces to express their concerns regarding the Trump administration’s recent changes to immigration policy and their potentially negative impact on economic growth. The group sent a joint letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on August 23, 2018 denouncing the current treatment of H-1B petitions for highly skilled foreign workers. Sixty CEOs signed the letter addressed to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen highlighting issues that are threatening to harm their company operations and create uncertainty for thousands of highly skilled […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2018 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a construction company based in Palatine, Illinois, for putting employees at risk of fall hazards. Gallardo’s Construction Services and its owner Manuel Gallardo could potentially face up to $281,286 in penalties for multiple safety violations. According to OSHA inspectors, the roofing contractor exposed workers to fall hazards while they were working on six residential projects from August to November last year. The worksites were located in the Chicago area. “Employers are responsible for providing workers with a safe workplace,” said Robert Briskman, a […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, took a deep dive into car insurance, explaining the difference between full coverage and full tort. The lively on-air discussion caught some callers off guard when they got an answer they did not expect. As it turns out, many people are not aware of the differences between full coverage and full tort when it comes to buying auto insurance. Full coverage is “only” for the car, or as Weitzman says, “It’s only for the metal.” Limited Tort means that you […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2018 – Attorney Naun Antonio Benitez of the Marc Lopez Law Firm has been named one of 2018-2019’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only a handful of attorneys are able to earn this distinction, and Attorney Benitez is one of them. He’s been a lawyer since 2013, and he has an active practice in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Attorney Benitez regularly takes cases to trial, and his track record is the stuff of which legends are made, with a number of felony charges (ranging from domestic violence to kidnapping to drug […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – Attorney Mark R. Gilfix, a partner at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, recently wrote an article for Trusts & Estates magazine in which he shares his insights on the growing importance of technology for aging in place. He offers valuable ideas for how legal practitioners can embrace technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) when guiding elderly clients and their families. Titled “Aging at Home: How Technology and AI can Help our Clients,” the article is published in the July 2018 issue of this prestigious national legal journal. Mr. Gilfix discusses how […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – A worker at the Amazon warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas is speaking out about the working conditions at the facility. The 49 year-old woman was injured while at work, obtained workers compensation and is now homeless. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen employers who risk worker’s health list, Amazon’s warehouses are listed as having unsafe working conditions and focus more on efficiency and worker productivity than on employee safety. The woman began working at the Fort Worth Amazon warehouse in May 2017. She says, she […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2018 – The family of a 70-year-old woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital and surgeon in New Lenox, Illinois. They were accused of being negligent in the patient’s care. Carol Stavola had sought treatment for a hernia at Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers in June 2016. She died on July 9, 2016, just under two weeks after undergoing surgery. Stavola’s daughter, Karen Faciana, brought the wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and Dr. Laura Ragauskaite on behalf of her mother’s estate. She alleged that they failed to diagnose sepsis […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2018 – Under the current administration, most rules regarding immigration visas are changing. One of the areas affected by changes is the STEM optional practical training or STEM OPT. Be aware that the system is being revamped and what may have applied a year ago, may no longer apply. “It would be best to consult with an experienced immigration attorney about STEM OPT extensions,” said respected Houston immigration lawyer, Annie Banerjee. “There are a lot of changes going on, and relying on what you may have done a year ago is not a […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2018 – The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a woman who suffered multiple injuries after tripping over an uneven sidewalk could proceed to sue the city of Danville. Her case has been remanded to Vermilion County Circuit Court for trial. The justices issued a unanimous decision disagreeing with the city’s claim that it was immune from liability for the unrepaired sidewalk. They concluded that Danville had failed to prove it was protected by discretionary immunity. Such immunity is not absolute and is provided “in light of the particular facts and circumstances” of each […]


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