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Louisiana Appleseed to Host Household Debt Community Forum in Shreveport

NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Louisiana Appleseed recently released its report, “A Vicious Cycle: How Predatory Lending and Court Fines & Fees Continue to Trap Communities of Color in Debt,” which discusses its findings on financial stability in low-income and communities of color. As a part of a statewide tour to inform communities of these issues, Louisiana Appleseed is now taking these findings to Shreveport.

Battery-gate? Warranty-gate? Charge-gate? Tesla Under Fire After Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Edward C. Chen have filed a series of class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. for issues relating to the recent battery fires that have occurred worldwide and for Tesla’s used/certified pre-owned car sales.

Absolute Trust Counsel Launches the Elder Advocacy and Law Boot Camp

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the number of aging American 65 and older continues to rise, so does the need to support our elder community care systems to protect quality of life for as long as possible. Taking leadership in addressing these issues is estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel and the launch of its Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp this fall.

Attorney Daniel Murphy Joins Florida Justice Association’s Board Of Directors Young Lawyers Section

BRADENTON, Fla., July 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Daniel Murphy of the injury law firm Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh has become a member of the Florida Justice Association’s Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors.

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber in San Francisco Superior Court

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 8, 2019, Rahman Law PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client, a cyclist, against Uber after Uber failed to take responsibility for a May 23, 2018 accident in which an Uber driver veered across several lanes of traffic on Market Street in San Francisco, running a bicyclist off the road and into a light pole. The reckless behavior of the Uber driver was caught on video by witnesses.

San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney Shaana Rahman Named a 2019 Northern California Super Lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rahman Law PC announces the eleventh year of the law firm’s principal and founder, Shaana A. Rahman, a personal injury attorney in San Francisco and Paso Robles, has been selected by Super Lawyers(r) for a spot on their coveted lists.

VLP Law Group Announces the Addition of Rob Buccieri and the Launch of a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Rob Buccieri has joined as a partner in the firm’s newly formed Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Buccieri brings over twenty years of experience and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Klemchuk LLP Participates in Carry the Load 2019

DALLAS, Texas, May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Klemchuk LLP, a leading litigation, intellectual property (IP), and business law firm, announces that Klemchuk LLP and Team Klemchuk will proudly participate in Carry the Load 2019 Dallas Memorial March over Memorial Day Weekend.

Gokal Law Group: Trial in Sexual Assault Case Against Schwan’s Co. Moved to Sept. 2019

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than three years ago a woman was sexually assaulted in a Schwan’s truck in Northern California, yet nothing indicates the Sonoma County case (#SVC262079), will be resolved soon, says Attorney Alison Gokal, of the Gokal Law Group.

Robert Golan, PC Wins Appeal to Get Workers Compensation Coverage for Independent Contractor

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., May 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lately, some businesses in the state of New York have been hiring workers as independent contractors, not as employees in order to avoid providing benefits for these workers, including workers compensation benefits. Robert Golan, PC, a worker’s compensation lawyer, represented a massage therapist who worked for a local hospital doing therapeutic massages for patients.

Attorney Brian Sutter Recognized for Supporting New Clean Drinking Water Project In Haiti

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., May 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Brian O. Sutter of All Injuries Law Firm has been recognized for his contributions to building new wells for clean drinking water in Haiti. Located in the town of Jacemel on the southern coast of Haiti, the project organized and carried out by Food For The Poor Inc., was part of the charitable organizations’s wider effort.

PitBullTax Software Once Again Dominates Tax Resolution with its Release of Version 5.0

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PitBullTax Software is excited to announce the release of its most robust and streamlined cloud based software platform to date. PitBullTax, the country’s leading IRS Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys will be unveiling all the cutting edge major enhancements of Version 5.0 to licensees from all over the United States at its PitBullTax Institute User Conference today through May 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Jury Acquits Ex-Judge in DNR Trespass Case

AITKIN, Minn., April 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following a three-day trial, an Aitkin County jury recently found retired district court judge Robert Graff not guilty of trespassing in the DNR Savanna State Forest in Aitkin County, the Peterson Law Office announced today.

Tax Law Changes Impact Charitable Giving – Is Philanthropy Motivated by Tax Reasons Dead?

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Absolute Trust Talk, a monthly podcast released by Absolute Trust Counsel, recently sat down with Michael Crvarich, Vice President of Legacy Giving at the John Muir Health Foundation, to discuss how an individual’s core value system is the new driving force behind charitable giving.

Klemchuk LLP 15th Annual Ethics CLE

DALLAS, Texas, April 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Klemchuk LLP, a leading litigation, intellectual property (IP), and business law firm, announces that the Klemchuk LLP 15th Annual Ethics CLE will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

NotaryCam Completes Its First Remote Online Notarization eWill Transaction in Nevada

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has executed its first electronic will (eWill) transaction in Nevada using remote online notarization (RON). The transaction was conducted on behalf of a client of Reno-based law firm Laub & Laub.

Ongoing Development of Country’s Largest Butterfly Sanctuary and Innovative Entertainment Venue Stonewalled by City of Buena Park

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank LLP (GRBB) today announced that the City of Buena Park, Calif. filed a lawsuit designed to halt its client, Butterfly Pavillion LLC, from completing a one-of-a-kind, world-class entertainment center for the city. Dubbed the “Butterfly Palladium,” the project was to be the newest and highly sought after tourist attraction in Buena Park’s plans to overhaul its aging entertainment corridor, which includes and surrounds Knott’s Berry Farm.

San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys Rahman Law PC Sponsor Walk to Work Day 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys, Rahman Law PC, are pleased to announce their repeat sponsorship of Walk San Francisco’s annual Walk to Work Day. The event will take place Wednesday, April 10, 2019 between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Last year’s event was the biggest ever.

Sean M. Clayton Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sean M. Clayton of The Karney Law Firm has been selected to the 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars list, The Karney Law Firm announced today. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Mg O’Hare Law Releases White Paper on New York State’s Industrial Equipment Rental Industry for Owners and Operators

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mg O’Hare Law, a New York Law Firm, releases white paper on New York State’s Industrial Equipment Rental Market for Owners and Operators. The industrial equipment rental market is forecast to grow over the next five years to 2023. New York State is expected to outpace the rate of growth of the U.S. industry. A focus on customer retention can give operators an edge over the competition.

Rukab Brash Law Firm Achieves Significant Decision with Victory in Recent Adjacent Property Access Dispute

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rukab Brash PLLC, a boutique New York City real estate law firm, successfully saved a Bronx developer from paying an adjacent property owner a license fee of over $8,000 per month and over $100,000 in professional fee reimbursement. The firm also helped the Bronx developer obtain access to the adjacent property in order to install New York City Department of Buildings required protections.

NY Law Firm Levy Konigsberg LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Rockefeller University Hospital Related to Decades of Alleged Sexual Abuse

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York-based law firm Levy Konigsberg LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Rockefeller University Hospital based on allegations related to the Hospital’s handling of sexual abuse claims made against Dr. Reginald Archibald, a faculty member who served on the University’s faculty between the 1940s and 1980s.

Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group Announce Partnership for High Net Worth Divorces

HADDONFIELD, N.J., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS) and Princeton Financial Group are pleased to announce that they have teamed up to handle divorces for high net worth couples in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Continuing Its Growth, VLP Law Group Welcomes Partner Jim O’Hare to the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group

BOSTON, Mass. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Jim O’Hare has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the Boston area. Mr. O’Hare brings over 30 years of experience as a trusted adviser to companies, investors, management teams and boards of directors.

Experienced Attorney Michael Rieman Joins Dungan and LeFevre

TROY, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dungan & LeFevre is pleased to announce that Michael Rieman has joined the firm’s Troy office as a Director/Partner and member of the Board of Directors. A seasoned civil litigator, Mr. Rieman has significant experience across a wide array of legal fields. Throughout his career, Rieman has handled cases involving business law, real estate, criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice defense, and legal malpractice defense.

Robert Golan, PC Overturns Judge’s Ruling and Restores Benefits to Injured Worker

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robert Golan, PC, a worker’s compensation lawyer serving the areas of Long Island, Nassau County, Queens and Suffolk County, recently settled a $250,000 case for a union carpenter who hurt his back at work in 2016. A misunderstanding over the definition of “work” caused the Judge to suspend the $800 per week monetary benefits to that worker and his family.

More than 500 Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ADVISORY — More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17, 2018, to recognize winners of the “Women in Law Enforcement” Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Advanced Mediation Solutions Sees Rise in Business and Workplace Mediations

HADDONFIELD, N.J., Oct. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS) provides a wide range of mediation services. Some of their specialties include divorce and family mediation, high net-worth divorce mediation, business partnership mediation, and workplace mediation. Recently, they have seen a sharp rise in requests for business and workplace mediation services.

EPIC’s Casey Lillis to Present on Cyber Security and Data Privacy at GLAMM 2018 in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Account Executive Casey Lillis will present at the Globalaw Annual Members Meeting (GLAMM) 2018 on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jackson Walker office in Dallas, Texas.

Levy Konigsberg LLP Wins $43.1 Million Lung Cancer Verdict in Tobacco and Asbestos Exposure Case

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 12, 2018, a jury in Boston awarded $43.1 million dollars in a historic lung cancer trial involving both tobacco and asbestos claims. The case began in June of 2015 when Levy Konigsberg LLP, and its co-counsel Shepard Law, filed the case on behalf of Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“Reynolds”), Philip Morris USA, Inc. (“Philip Morris”) and numerous companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products with which Mr. Summerlin worked as a brake mechanic.

SBEMP Launches a New Website Design with Online Booking Consultation with an Attorney

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SBEMP LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Palm Springs, Orange County, San Diego, New Jersey, and New York, launched a new website for potential and existing clients to easily find our offices, contact information, see our practice areas. The site offers a simplified, streamlined design with information about our practice areas.

VLP Law Group Continues Its Growth with the Addition of Patent Attorney Jim White

PALO ALTO, Calif. and SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that patent attorney Jim White has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Seattle, Washington. Prior to becoming a software patent attorney, Mr. White worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley for over six years.

SafeChain to Integrate ALTA Registry into Its Real Estate Wire Fraud Prevention Platform SafeWire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software for land title, announced today that it will integrate the national ALTA Registry into its real estate wire fraud prevention platform SafeWire. Through the integration, mortgage lenders will be able to search the Registry and verify the identity of title insurance agents and settlement companies, providing an enhanced level of efficiency and security to the real estate transaction.

RESPECT May Not Be Exactly What Aretha Franklin’s Legacy Will Get

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weeks have passed since the death of the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, and the world is still reeling – mainly from the loss of a such a beloved icon, but also from the fact that she seems to have died without a trust, says estate planning attorney Kirsten Howe of Absolute Trust Counsel. Without a will, and without any sort of estate plan in place, where will that $80 million go?

Ave Maria School of Law to Host Solo Practitioner CLE Workshop

NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, August 17 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Ave Maria Law will host an interactive workshop with an exciting line-up of local, talented speakers. Topics of discussion will include, “What I Wish I Knew When I Started,” “Transitioning from Law Firm to Solo Practice,” and presentations on eDiscovery, marketing, financial planning and legal research.

LACC Basketball Coach Mike (Michael) Miller Reveals Facts About His Innocence on TV show After Being Found Not Guilty On All Charges In Jury Trial

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller, who gained fame as the most winning college basketball coach in the country from 1997-2006, with a winning percentage of .885 and a record of 241-38, was found not guilty by 12-0 vote in a jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court; announced the California Basketball Association (CBA).

Two Arrested at Civil Disobedience Protest on Rainbow Ridge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forests Forever, a non-profit forest protection advocacy group, today announced that five employees of Lear Asset Management, a security contractor for Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC), swept down on protesters camped near a logging road on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed at about 5 a.m. yesterday (July 22).

Coach Michael ‘Mike’ Miller found not guilty by 12-0 vote in jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) Coach and current CBA Commissioner, Michael Miller, exonerated on all charges in jury trial, the California Basketball Association (CBA) announced today.

Lloyd A. Schmidt Elevated to Shareholder at Hoge Fenton

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt was elevated to the status of shareholder. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with highly focused practitioners.

Florida Law Firm Finds Solid Niche in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Space

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — South Florida law firm – Beighley, Myrick, Udell + Lynne, P.A. (BMULaw) – a legal consultancy firm with a growing niche practice within the substance use disorder treatment provider space, recently served as lead counsel on behalf of national treatment provider, Banyan Treatment Center, in the acquisition of the well regarded Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches.