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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2016 – Further confirmation of the superb performance of the lawyers at the personal injury practice of Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC comes in the form of recognition by New York Metro Super Lawyers for 2016. This year follows many other years of accolades received by the practice from the same organization. Partners Abraham Jaros and David Jaroslawicz, and Senior Trial Attorney Norman Frowley, have been acclaimed 2016 “Super Lawyers.” Their colleague, David Tolchin, an associate of the firm, was also designated a “Rising Star,” as was associate Harris Marks. Recognition as a […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2015 – Measure seeks to address high court rulings that Missouri’s state law was unconstitutional. The Missouri Senate on April 15 approved a bill that would establish more lenient sentencing standards for minors convicted of first-degree murder than the current requirement of life in prison. The measure seeks to reform the sentencing requirements in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that found them unconstitutional as well as a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2012 that found mandatory life sentences for minors to be unconstitutional. Under Senate Bill 200, which is […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2015 – A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is good news for Chapter 13 bankruptcy filers who convert their cases to Chapter 7. Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors with regular income to reorganize their debts and make regular, manageable payments on them under a court-approved plan. However, many such cases are never completed. Bankruptcy attorney O. Reginald Osenton explains why. “Often, the debtor is eventually unable to make the payments,” Osenton said. “Other times, the issue that caused the individual’s financial trouble goes away. In the former case, the debtor’s next step often […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2015 – In a blow to struggling homeowners, the U.S. Supreme Court prohibited the voiding of underwater second mortgages in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Previously, homeowners filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in some states could seek to “strip off” second liens from their homes in cases where a drop in the house’s value had resulted in the second lien having no claim on equity. In Bank of America v. Caulkett, however, the Justices ruled unanimously that Supreme Court precedent required them to bring an end to the practice. Bankruptcy attorney O. Reginald Osenton said the […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2015 – Women agreed to collaborative divorce, sought legal declaration dissolving their marriage. Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal on May 29 granted a divorce to a lesbian couple in Tampa. The appeals court decision overturned a Hillsborough County circuit judge’s order from one year before that denied the two women, Keiba Lynn Shaw and Mariama Changamire Shaw, the divorce they were seeking. Circuit Judge Laurel M. Lee initiated the Shaws’ long wait for a divorce when she ruled in 2014 that the two women, who had married in Massachusetts, could not end […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2015 – What would a worker do if their possibly questionable actions were captured on video in the workplace? The conflict between privacy and the right to know what workers are doing mirrors the balancing act that the iconic image of blindfolded Justice attempts with her scales. In order to determine if a worker’s right to privacy has been intrusively invaded it must be balanced against the employer’s right to know what is going on with employees in the workplace – a delicate task of drawing the fine line between two diametrically opposed […]


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St. Peters, MO (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2014 – Capital punishment spiked in Missouri during the last two months of 2013. Capital punishment is the ultimate price a criminal convict can pay. Use of the death penalty has been declining in the United States after rates peaked in 1999, when 98 executions took place within the year. But while the national numbers have gone down, the latest figures for Missouri are suddenly traveling in the opposite direction. In 2013, the United States matched a historic low for executions: 39. For the second time in 19 years, fewer than 40 […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2013 – A gay Virginia couple has filed a federal lawsuit against state officials because they were denied a marriage license. Timothy Bostic and Tony London filed the lawsuit July 18, claiming that they were denied a marriage license on July 1, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Although the Supreme Court’s ruling did not overrule Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, legal experts said it provides an opening to challenge it. “Same-sex marriage is not legal in Virginia, and the Supreme Court’s ruling did not […]


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CHICAGO, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2011 – DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar supplied comments for two recent cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The organization, which represents 22,000 defense attorneys, filed amicus briefs on behalf of AT&T in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, and Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of AT&T. A determination on Wal-Mart v. Dukes is expected in June. The lawsuit was brought by a couple, the Concepcions, who in 2006 filed a complaint in federal district court against AT&T alleging that the company defrauded consumers by charging sales […]


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Court Rules Today in Favor of AT&T in AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion


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