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17 Apr 2014, 11:53 am by Harris Personal Injury
San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com Fatal One-Car Crash in San Marcos Early Sunday morning, a one-car crash took the life of an Escondido woman. According to CBS News Channel Eight, the wreck happened on State Route 78 at about 2:20 a.m. The victim was driving westbound on SR 78 near Linda Vista Drive when she lost control of her vehicle while changing lanes. Her automobile veered into the right shoulder, overturned and hit a tree. The car came to rest upside… [read post]
An arbitral award in March 2014 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ordered Signator Investors, Inc., a firm aligned with the John Hancock Financial Network, to pay an older couple and their elderly mother's estate $1.2 million for losses arising... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 10:57 am by Bill Marler
This just landed in my inbox: Dear Food Safety Summit Attendee, The Baltimore City Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Outbreak Investigation are investigating illnesses among people who were at the Baltimore Convention Center from April 8-10, 2014.  We have not yet determined how people became ill, and we want your help to do so, even if you did not get sick. Please assist us by answering some questions regarding your time at the convention,… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 10:47 am by Hunton & Williams LLP
On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed into law a data breach notification statute requiring persons and entities conducting business in Kentucky to notify individuals whose personally identifiable information was compromised in certain circumstances. The law will take effect on July 14, 2014. Kentucky’s data breach notification law covers “personally identifiable information,” which is defined as an individual’s first name or first initial and last name in… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 10:28 am by Tim Tate
Countless studies support the fact that airbags in vehicles save numerous lives. However, when airbags fail to operate properly, injuries can occur, most typically spinal, eye, neck, head and brain injuries. If airbags unnecessarily deploy in a low-impact crash and cause injury or death, you may be entitled to compensation.   When an Airbag Shouldn’t […] [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:30 am by azatty
Attorneys looking for a strategic edge in a tough economy should take a few minutes to read how some New Hampshire lawyers are enhancing their practices and raising their profile. Their solution? Blogging. And the lawyers interviewed by the talented Dan Wise of the New Hampshire Bar Association share the reasons that a law blog makes the difference. Here’s part of the story opening: “‘I thought [blogging] was a great idea, but I figured other people must already be doing… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:11 am
An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United States, posing a significant risk to hard-working employees. Dog bite attorneys at Pintas & Mullins recommend a few ways dog owners can help prevent serious incidents like this. Dog attacks are a nationwide issue, not just for postal workers but for anyone in… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:11 am
An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United States, posing a significant risk to hard-working employees. Dog bite attorneys at Pintas & Mullins recommend a few ways dog owners can help prevent serious incidents like this. Dog attacks are a nationwide issue, not just for postal workers but for anyone in… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:48 am by
Category: Recent Decisions;Legal Malpractice & Attorney Discipline Opinions Body: AC35736 - Disciplinary Counsel v. Snaider ("The defendant...formerly of the Connecticut bar, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered after the court accepted his resignation from the bar and imposed discipline pursuant to Practice Book § 2-47 (d). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) the court’s acceptance of his resignation constituted a final judgment and therefore the court (a) had… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:36 am by Pete Strom
Columbia-Area Strippers Sue Clubs for Federal Minimum Wage Violations A group of strippers in the Columbia area are suing several South Carolina night clubs because they were not paid according to federal minimum wage standards. The lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in South Carolina earlier in 2014, accuses strip clubs in Columbia and Greenville […] [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:36 am by Pete Strom
Federal Judge Says Tuomey Must Come Up with $20 Million to Continue Medicare Fraud Appeal Sumter hospital Tuomey Healthcare Systems must pay $20 million to continue its appeal of the Medicare fraud penalty in two weeks, according to a federal judge. On Thursday, April 10th, a federal judge ruled that Tuomey must set aside $70 million to […] [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:23 am by Nassiri Law
Employers may offer severance packages to employees upon termination or layoff, sometimes in exchange for an employee waiving any claims or liability against the employer.  In the past, these severance packages frequently included payment of one or more months of COBRA. COBRA allows an employee to stay on an employer’s health insurance for as long as 18 months, provided that the employee pays 100 percent of the insurance premium costs.  While an employer agreeing to pay COBRA… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:29 am by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.
This is just an example of the overload of applications that are being sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). USCIS received 172,500 H1B petitions from the when it began taking applications on April 1, 2014 until this Monday, April 7, 2014, when they stopped taking applications, according to a press release on their website. That’s right! The ability to even apply for a H1-B visa disappeared in less than a week. The H1-B visa is for specialized workers in areas… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:23 am by Adam Weinstein
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities requested that Securities America Inc. (Securities America) provide information concerning customer purchases of non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) securities by Pennsylvania residents since 2007.  This information was provided by an annual report of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. (Ladenburg Thalmann), the company that owns Securities America as well as two other independent broker-dealers.  According to Ladenburg… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Barton P. Levine, Esq.
Tennessee’s version of an elderly abuse law is gaining traction as it cleared the Senate this week, courtesy of Sen. Rusty Crowe (R). The goal is to put in place stronger safety mechanisms that will better protect the elderly and other adults with disabilities against abuse. If Senate Bill 1852 makes it over the remaining political hurdles, the punishments will be increased for those who abuse, exploit or neglect the disabled or elderly. This will empower district attorneys’ efforts in… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Sally J. Schmidt
I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when spent in industry or business-related organizations than bar association groups. However, there are certainly times when relationships with other lawyers can lead to client development opportunities, especially when those lawyers don’t do what you do. It all… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 8:47 pm by Sally J. Schmidt
I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when spent in industry or business-related organizations than bar association groups. However, there are certainly times when relationships with other lawyers can lead to client development opportunities, especially when those lawyers don’t do what you do. It all… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 5:09 pm
I recently posted on the initial steps after getting a DUI and the decision to hire a DUI attorney. The decision to go to jury trial and which attorney to hire should go hand in hand. Some attorneys never go to trial. Things happen in cases where a previously poor case for trial may evolve into a viable one. For instance, in one case where a young client crashed into two cars at 7:15am in the morning, and was found to be over .25% BAC, the officer made multiple mistakes in both PAS and breath… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 5:00 pm by Bryan Fears
A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a three to five year commitment between the debtor, his attorney, the trustee, and the bankruptcy court. This relationship does not stop once the debtor’s proposed repayment plan is confirmed by the court. The debtor is expected to cooperate with the trustee’s requests and the requirements of the bankruptcy throughout the case. In a Chapter 13 case the debtor is prohibited from obtaining credit without prior approval from the trustee and bankruptcy court. An… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 4:50 pm by Utah Criminal Defense Blog
Photo: Jlhopgood A Utah man has had two sexual battery charges filed against him in the case involving suspected gropings of female students on the BYU campus. Just Out for a Jog? Police think the man, Nathan Eric Fletcher, would dress in athletic wear and touch women’s breasts or buttocks as he jogged past the women. Police also noted that Fletcher has been aware that he was under investigation for the crimes. There have been a total of 16 reported gropings, although at this point in time… [read post]