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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2018 – Other employers including Facebook, Ikea and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have been added to a class action lawsuit in which older workers allege job ads posted on Facebook illegally target younger users. The Communications Workers of America, a labor union representing media employees, filed the suit in California federal court in December. In its initial filing, the union called out Amazon, T-Mobile and Cox Media Group for carrying out biased recruiting practices. The suit centers on Facebook’s business model that permits advertisers to narrowly target the social media network’s users based on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2018 – Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) repeatedly sustained in contact sports has long been associated with a higher risk of dementia. Now, a new study suggests that contact sports may also lead to other neuro-degenerative diseases such as Lewy body disease. The study, run by Boston University School of Medicine researchers, shows that those playing contact sports are more likely to develop Lewy body disease. Lewy body disease results from abnormal structures, Lewy bodies, building up in the brain. The structures are abnormal deposits of the protein alpha-synuclein. They affect brain chemicals and […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2018 – In a July 30, 2018, policy memorandum, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the implementation of its June 28, 2018, guidance for the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA) for removal proceedings is postponed until further notice. “In its June 28, 2018, Policy Guidance on the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs), USCIS has cast a wide net as to whom it must issue an NTA. An NTA is the first document to place a foreign national in removal proceedings. The new policy will trap those who made innocent errors on their […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – Investor advocates at The Wolper Law Firm identify the top 12 danger areas for broker fraud and advise on how to protect against broker malfeasance. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average comfortably above 25,000 and U.S. investors riding the longest bull market in this country’s history, the topic of broker fraud is likely far from most investors’ minds. That could be a mistake, according to Matt Wolper, an investor advocate and principal attorney at The Wolper Law Firm in Plantation, Florida. “Bull markets and swelling portfolios can paper over a […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – A longtime employee at a New Jersey apartment complex was terminated from his employment while he was recuperating from an injury he suffered at work. According to Asbury Park Press, Joseph Lach, 60, was injured when after lifting a heavy sofa bed while cleaning out an apartment. When he informed his supervisor, Philip Celler, of the injury, he asked him if he needed to complete any forms in order to file for workers’ compensation. Celler replied in the negative, and instructed him to return to work. Lach never filed for workers’ […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2018 – To settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate Calidad Industries Inc. will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees. The suit, which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleged that six female janitors working the night shift at the Oakland Federal Building were continuously sexually harassed by their direct supervisor. Some of the janitors were young, new to the workforce and had developmental disabilities. The suit also claims two managers suffered retaliation for supporting the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2018 – A Hampton Bays, New York man was sentenced to a total of 150 years in prison after being convicted of child abuse and child molestation. Jonathan Phillips, 35, will serve 125 years behind bars. The remainder of his sentence will be suspended with probation, according to a ruling issued by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel. A Providence County Superior Court jury found Phillips guilty on one count of second-degree child abuse, six counts of first-degree child molestation and three counts of second-degree child molestation. “Child abuse cases often tend to […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm announces its expansion into the area of construction law, representing homeowners and property owners’ associations seeking compensation for defective construction. Construction defects are any problems in a building that should not be there. A construction defect is any part of a building that does not meet building standards that it is required to comply with. Under South Carolina law, everyone who worked on or developed a home was required to construct a domicile that is habitable and required to perform their work following the building code and industry […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – The outstanding New York City employment law firm of Lipsky Lowe LLP is excited to announce the arrival of its newest associate: Milana Dostanitch. Certain she will be a wonderful addition to the practice, the existing team is impressed by her experience and established skills, as well as her impressive credentials. Like the rest of the Lipsky Lowe team, Milana counsels clients on a broad range of employment issues, including unpaid wages, misappropriation of tips, workplace harassment or retaliation, and discrimination based on age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Indianapolis family of nine killed when a duck boat capsized in a storm in July 2018. The lawsuit seeks at least $100 million in damages. “According to the lawsuit, the Ride the Ducks boat operators and owners allegedly opted to put the boat out on Table Rock Lake, in spite of warnings about a severe thunderstorm and prior known design problems,” said Litigation Funding Corporation representative, Daren Monroe. “As a result, seventeen people died.” The Missouri Attorney General announced it […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – On September 12, 2018, attorney Marc Lopez received notice that he’d been named one of the “Top 3 DWI Lawyers in Indianapolis” by the website ThreeBestRated.com. Attorney Marc Lopez absolutely loves being recognized for something he has spent his entire legal career trying to excel at. This award and recognition is no exception. Attorney Lopez started at the absolute bottom of the Prosecutor’s Office and worked his way up to Marion County’s highly-trained “OVWI Unit.” Along the way, he handled thousands of criminal cases and countless trials. He learned the ins and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2018 – A motorcycle rider died from her injuries after being hit by a car in Naperville, Illinois. In connection with the fatal crash, a teenage driver is facing two counts of aggravated DUI. Prosecutors alleged the teen driver had methamphetamine in his system while he was behind the wheel of his car. According to police, Calabria Taber, 21, was riding a 2006 Honda motorcycle through a busy intersection when a 2011 Acura MDX sedan collided with her motorcycle after attempting to turn left. A 17-year-old boy driving the sedan was traveling north […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2018 – According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), South El Monte, California-based milk tea franchise Tapioca Express and two of its franchisees broke federal law by sexually harassing female employees and forcing some to quit because of the inappropriate actions. The class-action lawsuit claims the owner of two franchisees in Chula Vista and National City, California, provided a hostile work environment that involved inappropriate and unwanted touching, sexual comments and comments about employees’ figures. The EEOC alleges the owner wrapped his arms around women and pressed up against them. Because […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2018 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. made a substantial donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Corpus Christi for its annual drive becoming the Silver Sponsor for their annual Casa de Amor event. The annual Casa de Amor dinner was held with special guest David Robinson “The Admiral” of the San Antonio Spurs. Since February 1990, Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi has been serving families who must travel far from home for their children’s healthcare needs. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. continues to give back to the communities through scholarships, school […]


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. Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of the firm’s newest associate in its Summerville office, Elliotte Quinn, and the expansion of the firm into the area of construction law. Quinn is an accomplished attorney who represents homeowners and property owners’ associations seeking compensation for defective construction. Construction defects cause property damage that lowers the value of a home or condo and, in some cases, are safety and health hazards to the people living in and around the building. A Charleston native, Quinn graduated with honors from the […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2018 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. recently donated backpacks and school supplies to thousands of South Texas elementary students in need. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has made substantial donations to schools to help support education and literacy throughout South Texas where education resources are greatly needed. He recently also gave scholarships. Contact: Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers Principal Office 921 N. Chaparral, Suite 100 Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 P: (361) 792-3811


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2018 – Two law students, Geremy Garcia of Corpus Christi and a second year law student at Southern University Law Center, and Marvin Faires of Corpus Christi and a third year law student at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, received this years 2018 Future Lawyer Scholarships given by Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC. The scholarship provides financial support for law students to get ahead in their studies. Contact: Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers Principal Office 921 N. Chaparral, Suite 100 Corpus Christi, Texas […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2018 – Freiberger Haber LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan H. Freiberger, one of the firm’s founding partners, has co-authored an article with Ms. Leora Halpern Lanz, principle of LHL Communications, a hospitality focused marketing communications advisory and full-time faculty of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, and Ms. Elise Borkan, Learning Assistant in the digital marketing class at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration. The article is entitled: “Hospitality Websites: The ADA’s Impact on Impaired Individuals’ World Wide Web Access.” The article was published on August 31, 2018 in Hotel Executive […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2018 – Barket Epstein & Kearon, LLP, a boutique criminal defense and civil rights firm with offices in New York City and on Long Island, today announced the addition of two new partners: former Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society of New York City, Seymour W. James, Jr. and John H. LoTurco, who has just been named 2018 Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association Criminal Practitioner of the Year. The firm also announced a name change to Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP (“Barket Epstein”) which reflects a merger with LoTurco Law and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2018 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has teamed up law enforcement officials of various states and charity regulators on a new initiative to crack down on fraudulent veterans’ charities and educate the public about how to identify potential scammers. The FTC said it took at least 100 actions against bogus charities nationwide as part of the recently launched “Operation Donate with Honor.” The charities conned donors out of millions of dollars through false promises that the donations would benefit veterans and current service members. “Such scams involve exploiting the […]


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