Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 8

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2022 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce that we have achieved multi-million dollar settlements in two personal injury claims. The first case involved a bicyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by an automobile. Although the defendant disputed the damages, we were able to secure a $2 million dollar settlement for our client. The second case was unique in that a school was found negligent in the handling and care of a student with disabilities. After filing a premises liability lawsuit, we recovered a $3.5 million settlement for […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2022 – Surprenant and Beneski, P.C is pleased to announce that Erin L. Nunes has been elevated to partner. Attorney Nunes joined the firm in 2005 as a case manager before earning her J.D. at the University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth (magna cum laude). Erin’s practice is focused on estate planning and elder law, with an emphasis on Medicaid Planning. During her tenure, Erin has established a well-earned reputation as a dedicated advocate who provides our senior clients and their families with compassionate representation and caring, efficient service. Erin […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2022 – On November 10, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) entered into a settlement agreement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit in Shergill et al. v. Mayorkas regarding long delays in adjudicating L-2 spousal employment authorization applications. The settlement is effective within 120 days of the settlement date. In the settlement, USCIS agrees to issue policy guidance stating that L-2 spouses are employment authorized incident to status. Incident to status means that a person in L-2 status will already be authorized to be employed upon admission to the United States. Further, […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2022 – Erlich Law Firm obtained a $2.8 million settlement in a sexual harassment and retaliation case against a large tech company in Silicon Valley, California. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the tech firm. The company’s chief financial officer had a pattern of using abusive language and targeting female employees for harassment. One former employee stated there was a “drawer full of complaints” about the CFO. When the plaintiff tried to step in and stop the behavior, the company fired her. Employment attorney Jason Erlich of Oakland-based Erlich […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2021 – A major fire erupted at an Exxon Mobile complex in Baytown, Texas. The complex is one of the largest petrochemical and refining facilities in the United States. Four onsite contractors were injured in the fire that occurred in a shutdown hydrotreater unit, sidelined due to a bypass line link. Social media reports indicated there was a large blast that shook nearby buildings. Hydrotreaters remove contaminants in jet fuel, diesel, gasoline, and sulfur. Recent reports suggest that the injured workers are in stable condition. The injured contractors were on-site repairing the leak […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2021 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on December 9, 2021, issued a policy alert announcing the temporary waiver of the rule requiring the civil surgeon to sign the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record within 60 days before filing for adjustment of status. The temporary waiver will remain in effect until September 30, 2022. “USCIS acknowledges the COVID-19 pandemic and other processing delays and now waives the 60-day rule for a one-year period,” commented Stewart Rabinowitz of the Dallas and Frisco law firm of Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. “But the […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2021 – Michael J. Jordan, partner and attorney at the Steinberg Law Firm in South Carolina, was recently named President of the Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA), a nonprofit association. This news comes following the Injured Workers’ Advocates annual convention held in Asheville, North Carolina on November 4, 2021. Attorney Jordan has been a member of the IWA for 16 years. Prior to his newly announced presidency, he served one year as Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary for IWA. The nominating committee puts forth the slate of officers and the next president is voted […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2021 – During the 17 years from 2000 to 2017, the rate of unintentional fatalities has steadily increased to 40 percent in the United States. And unfortunately, according to The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rate of people experiencing accidents has not slowed in recent years, even during the current pandemic which began in 2020. This data is surprising considering the rate of fatal motor vehicle accidents in metropolitan areas has continued to rise even though a large percentage of the population continues to work remotely. Multiple […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2021 Attorney Annie E. Andrews, an associate at the Steinberg Law Firm, recently received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating™ from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and distinguished legal ability. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings evaluates attorneys based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar, including those who are rated as well as those who are not. Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating is highly acclaimed because of their confidentiality and objectivity of the ratings process, which makes the program so unique and credible. […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2021 – An industrial accident occurred at a fragrance manufacturing company in Pennsylvania. An industrial tote container with 330 gallons of liquid inside struck an employee. Emergency services received a call to respond to the injured worker. Upon arrival, the first responders took the man to the hospital. The 43-year-old employee died that afternoon shortly after 3 o’clock. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the accident. In 2018 and 2019, more than 130,000 workers in the United States suffered a nonfatal work-related injury from being struck by an object or equipment. […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA and its former rector, Bob Malm, has accused the church’s attorney, Jeffery Chiow, of filing a false police report against him. The allegations arose after Bonetti filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the City of Alexandria. One of the police reports Bonetti received was filed by Chiow, and accused Bonetti of “stalking” him and his family, and of distributing “threatening leaflets” in the neighborhood. “I have had no contact, directly or indirectly, […]


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Troy, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Nura Lutfi has joined Disability Law Group as an associate attorney in the firm’s Social Security Disability department. Ms. Lutfi earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Michigan and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. She has dedicated her practice to advocating on behalf of disabled individuals, the elderly, and underserved communities since her admission to the State Bar of Michigan in 2013. Nura is well-versed in Social Security Disability law […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2021 – Episcopal priest Bob Malm has again been sued after allegedly engaging in computer trespass. That’s the assertion of former parishioner Eric Bonetti, who has filed suit against Malm in federal district court against Malm under the federal stored communications act, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 121 §§ 2701 et seq. The suit was filed after Malm’s attorney in a related case, Wayne Cyron, forwarded to Bonetti’s attorney screen caps from Bonetti’s website. The site, located at www.BobMalm.com, expressly prohibits access by Malm, his family, and anyone acting directly or indirectly on Malm’s behalf. […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2021 – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report urging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to do more to reduce its pending caseload, which has seen an 85-percent rise in recent years. The watchdog called for a more proactive approach to tackling the backlog. The GAO report, released on September 20, 2021, found that USCIS has neither updated its plans nor implemented them to address the backlog. The agency has also failed to identify funding and other resources necessary to get the delays under control. “Our office has seen […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 11, 2021 – At least eight were killed and dozens more injured at Houston Music Festival. In early November, tragedy struck at a Houston music festival when a crowd surged towards the stage as one of the festival organizers, rapper Travis Scott, performed on stage. Thousands of fans stormed the stage, causing a stampede that trampled hundreds of concertgoers. More than eight people were pronounced dead. According to the Houston Mayor, the deceased ranged in age from 14 to 24. About two dozen others were admitted to nearby emergency rooms and another 300 treated at […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 09, 2021 – — Representatives of Episcopal priest Bob Malm, who is accused in civil proceedings of committing perjury, abuse of process, and spoliation of evidence, today rejected an offer of mediation from plaintiff Eric Bonetti. Malm’s attorney cited a lack of trust, a lack of concern about the outcome of litigation, and concerns that details of mediation might be made public as reasons for the decision. The announcement includes the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia and Massachusetts, St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, Mass.; and Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA. “It is amusing that […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 05, 2021 – On October 25, 2021, President Biden revoked prior country by country restrictions on admission to the United States by noncitizens and replaced them with a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for air travelers to the United States. The new requirement goes into effect on November 8, 2021. The White Fact Sheet and the CDC Technical Instructions place an obligation on airlines to confirm that a legitimate source issued the vaccination record of each traveler and to determine if the traveler’s vaccinations meet the CDC definition of full vaccination. “While the goal of loosening […]


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Santa Ana, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2021 – The civil trial against a Hollywood assistant director for invasion of privacy in Schrauwers v. Kevin Roy ended with a $850,000 verdict on November 4, 2021, with attorney Eric Traut representing the victims, at Santa Monica Superior Court Department “O” before Hon. Jay Ford, III. The civil trial follows a criminal conviction of long time Hollywood Assistant Director, Kevin Roy, involving other victims in 2015 where the District Attorney recovered 400 photos and 40 videos exposing women, including the three plaintiffs, in private spaces including dressing rooms, bathrooms, retails stores, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2021 – A recently published study has found that elevated protein levels in the brain correlate to a person’s likelihood to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).    Researchers from the Imperial College of London conducted the study and reported their findings in Science Translational Medicine. The researchers used a new blood test to measure the levels of neurofilament light (NfL for short) in the brains of 146 participants. NfL is a protein that provides structure to axons in the brain, which are tendrils that send messages between brain cells.    The […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2021 – Robert Hiller Malm, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, is preparing a response to a lawsuit filed in the Wareham Massachusetts District Court by former parishioner and retired attorney Eric Bonetti. The lawsuit claims that Malm, while serving as interim rector of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Marion Massachusetts, falsely told police and the courts that Bonetti had “threatened,” and “stalked” him on the basis that he publishes a blog, www.bobmalm.com, critical of Malm and his former parish in Alexandria Virginia, Grace Episcopal Church. Malm allegedly also […]


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