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Sarasota Injury Attorney David L. Goldman Sponsors Westcoast Center for Human Development Event

SARASOTA, Fla., March 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Westcoast Center for Human Development celebrated their 44th Annual Heart of Gold Awards Banquet at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh are longtime supporters of this organization and were one of the major sponsors of this event.

Bradenton Injury Attorney Bernard F Walsh Published in Lawyer’s LogBook

BRADENTON, Fla., March 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard F. Walsh was published in the Lawyer’s LogBook, a legal industry periodical that includes articles from some of the nation’s best plaintiff’s attorneys. ‘The A To Z Basics Of A Trucking Accident Case,’ advises attorneys who may be considering representing the victims of heavy truck accidents.

Weitz & Luxenberg Attorneys Chosen as 2016 ‘Rising Stars’ by Super Lawyers Magazine

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super Lawyers revealed that eight Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. attorneys have been named by the magazine as 2016 ‘Rising Stars’ of the profession, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg Responding to Air Quality Issues in Portland, Oregon

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-time environmental activist Erin Brockovich is joining with Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., attorney Robin Greenwald to investigate claims from Portland, Oregon area residents who may have been harmed by chemical emissions released into the air by art-glass companies in the region.

Bernard Walsh Moderates Florida Justice Association Outreach Event at Cooley Law School

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Florida personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, gave opening remarks and lectured to students and guests at the Florida Justice Association’s student outreach event, held at Cooley Law School.

Weitz & Luxenberg Secures $5.2 Million Verdict Finding Malice in Asbestos Lawsuit Against Fluor and Subsidiaries

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally known law firm Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. secured a verdict of $5.2 million in damages on behalf of an 82-year-old Orange County, California, man and his wife who sued a Fortune 500 company they charged with contributing to his increased risk of developing mesothelioma, Weitz & Luxenberg announced today.

Southern Trial Lawyers Association Publish Article by Attorneys Bernard Walsh and Elisabeth DeWitt

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An article entitled ‘Modern Spinal Surgery Options’ by Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh, managing partner of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, and Attorney Elisabeth Dewitt formerly of the Bradenton Florida office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, has been published by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg to Visit Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Groundwater Contamination Victims on Jan. 30

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESSS NEWSWIRE) — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, together with a team of Weitz and Luxenberg attorneys, look forward to meeting with victims of the Hoosick Falls, New York PFOA groundwater contamination on Saturday, January 30, 2016, said the nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm.

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Greenwald Is Co-Lead Counsel in Excellus Data Breach Case

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robin L. Greenwald, head of the Weitz and Luxenberg Environmental, Toxic Tort and Consumer Protection litigation unit, will serve as interim co-lead counsel in the developing Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach class action lawsuit, according to the firm.

Robin L. Greenwald of Weitz & Luxenberg Named to Leadership Role in Volkswagen Multidistrict Litigation

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Robin L. Greenwald, a former senior attorney within the U.S. Department of Justice and now head of the Weitz and Luxenberg Environmental, Toxic Tort and Consumer Protection litigation unit, has been appointed to an important leadership role in the multidistrict federal court litigation currently advancing against Volkswagen, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Attorney Michele Stephan, Members of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh Attend Selby Public Library Fundraiser

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal Injury Attorney and Board Member of the Friends of the Public Library Michele Stephan, along with members of the Sarasota and Bradenton offices of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh attended the January fundraiser event for Selby Public Library in downtown Sarasota.

Weitz & Luxenberg Helping Hoosick, N.Y., Victims of PFOA Contaminated Groundwater

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz & Luxenberg is investigating bringing a lawsuit against one or more companies believed responsible for certain cancers and other illnesses affecting residents of Hoosick, New York, where the residents have unwittingly been drinking water contaminated with PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), the nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm today announced.

Your Quick Guide to the Best Divorce in Massachusetts: A Successful Start to Your New Life

EASTON, Mass., Jan. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Getting divorced? At stake is your financial future as well as your relationship with your children if you have any, says Massachusetts divorce lawyer Bill Farias. Will you just wing it and see how things go or will you instead take steps to ensure that you give yourself the best chance of a favorable outcome? As with anything else in life, preparation for divorce can significantly increase your chances of getting the results you want.

Children First Recognizes Sarasota Attorney M. David Shapiro for His Ongoing Support of The Charitable Organization

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney David Shapiro was honored for his five years on the Board of Children First. He has held multiple positions throughout the years including, Treasurer and Vice President.

Sarasota Attorney David L. Goldman Participates in ‘Flight To North Pole’

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney David L. Goldman of the law firm Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh attended the ‘Flight to the North Pole’ event at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on Thursday, December 11, 2015. Organized by the Manatee County Sheriffs Office, the annual event is a benefit held for terminally ill children and their families.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Victims Ask Weitz and Luxenberg and Erin Brockovich for Help

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,200 affected residents gathered Wednesday night in Porter Ranch, California. They were there to listen to environmental activist Erin Brockovich, scientists and attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg discuss their legal options against Southern California Gas Co. due to a leak from the natural gas storage well in the hills above their homes, the law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg today reported.

Weitz and Luxenberg Adds Serious Urinary Tract Infections to SGLT2 Inhibitor Injuries Probe

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced that the firm has expanded the scope of its investigation into SGLT2 inhibitor drug injuries. SGLT2 inhibitor drugs include Invokana and others listed below. This move will allow the nationally known mass tort law and personal injury firm to focus on cases where people taking SGLT2 inhibitors were hospitalized after developing urosepsis (serious infection of the blood) or pyelonephritis (infection of the kidneys) from SGLT2 inhibitor-associated urinary tract infections.

Imprisoned Actor Steve Comisar Joins the Ranks of Hollywood’s Social Media Superstars

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Comisar is an actor who has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a felon completing the last year of a 15 year federal prison sentence for fraud. The unique combination of felon and actor is apparently very appealing to the public. Just ask Comisar’s half a million Twitter followers or the over one million fans that have viewed his YouTube videos.

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Victims to Meet Erin Brockovich, Weitz and Luxenberg, Dec. 9 in Porter Ranch, CA

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich – whom actress Julia Roberts famously portrayed in an Oscar-winning role – will join environmental and consumer protection attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., at a Southern California townhall meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, for victims of the Porter Ranch gas leak, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Wall Street Journal Selects Attorney M. David Shapiro as a Member of The Best Lawyers in Florida

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney M. David Shapiro of the Sarasota-based personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh has been published in the September 2015 Wall Street Journal’s Best Lawyers In Florida.

Quandis Enhances its Military Search Service to Help Servicers and Attorneys Better Comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, announced today that it developed and incorporated a sophisticated data parsing and analysis component into its Military Search Service. The new functionality assists servicers and default attorneys in adhering to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) in order to avoid non-compliance, lawsuits and fines.

Attorney Brian Sutter Reminds Recalled Vehicle Owners of Florida’s Contributory Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a three year string of record safety recalls from many of the world’s major automakers and millions of vehicles affected in the U.S. alone, Attorney Brian O. Sutter of All Injuries Law Firm is urging owners of recalled vehicles to bring them in to be repaired or face possible liability.

VLP Law Group Further Expands with the Addition of Executive Compensation Partner Frank A. Daniele

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce that noted executive compensation lawyer Frank Daniele has joined the firm as a partner based in New York City. Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Daniele spent 23 years with Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP, where he was a partner and served as co-head of the firm’s Executive Compensation and ERISA practice group.

St. Pete Injury Attorney Michael Babboni Advises Volkswagen TDI Owners to Seek Legal Counsel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the wake of VW’s admission of its emissions cheating device scandal, Attorney Michael Babboni, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, urges owners of affected vehicles to consult with an attorney.

Weitz and Luxenberg Wins MDL Designation for Claims Against Johnson and Johnson Power Morcellators

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced that one of its lead attorneys, Paul J. Pennock, successfully argued to a federal court judicial panel to consolidate into a single multidistrict litigation dozens of lawsuits claiming injuries from use of power morcellators manufactured by Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc.

Bradenton Attorney Bernard Walsh Comments On The Volkswagen Emissions Cheating Scandal

BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of the Bradenton personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh weighs in on the VW emissions cheating scandal.

Honoring Women Lawyers Benefits Clients Most, Says Attorney Gaffney

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philadelphia-area attorney Mary Gaffney, of Weitz and Luxenberg, believes the conferring of honors on high-achieving women lawyers is good for their career prospects. However, she believes it is even better for individuals in need of legal assistance as it helps them make smarter choices about who should represent them in a court fight.

Weitz and Luxenberg Voices Hopes for Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The mesothelioma lawyers of nationally known asbestos-exposure law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., said they hope on Saturday to alert as many individuals as possible to the scourge of mesothelioma, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg to Target Volkswagen Over ‘Defeat Device’ Emissions Recall

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Owners of recalled Volkswagen diesel passenger cars sold with emissions controls designed to cheat during smog tests may be entitled to compensation from the automaker, the nationally known personal injury law firm Weitz and Luxenberg said today.

With a successful day in Court, Olympic Athlete Justin Reiter obtains Swiss Court’s approval to proceed with litigation against IOC

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Justin Reiter, accompanied by his three lawyers, appeared this morning before the honorable Court in Lausanne in the first hearing on his lawsuit against the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).

NYC Personal Injury Law firm – 14 Weitz and Luxenberg Attorneys Named as ‘Super Lawyers’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super Lawyers magazine yesterday reported that 14 attorneys from the powerhouse personal injury law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., will appear in the prestigious periodical’s 2015 roster of outstanding New York City metro area attorneys, Weitz and Luxenberg announced.

Attorney Bernard Walsh Remarks on Automakers Moving to Make Automatic Braking Standard on All New Cars

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bradenton accident attorney Bernard Walsh cautions major automakers to include commercial trucks with the decision to make automatic emergency braking systems standard on all new passenger vehicles.

VLP Law Group Continues Growth with the Addition of Affordable Housing Partner Tamara L. Osborne

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Tamara L. Osborne has joined the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice as a partner based in Los Angeles.

U.S. Olympian files suit and challenges International Olympic Committee in Swiss court

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Olympian Justin Reiter (2014 – Sochi Winter Olympics US Alpine Snowboarding National Team), who rose to national fame in 2013 as the Olympic athlete who had made his pickup truck his home in order to afford top level training, has filed suit in Switzerland against the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’) seeking to modify the schedule for the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.

Weitz and Luxenberg Investigating Excellus-Lifetime Healthcare Data Breach

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal injury and class action law firm Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it has begun investigating cases arising from the recently discovered hacking of 10.5 million Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield customers’ confidential records.

Memorial Celebration in Boston to Honor African American Literary Figure Samuel Allen

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A public memorial celebration will be held Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. ET. at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA to celebrate the life and legacy of Samuel Washington Allen – who also wrote under the pen name of Paul Vesey. The noted poet, professor, lawyer and translator passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the age of 97 on June 27, 2015 in Norwood, Mass.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Asks President Obama for an Early Release

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE — Steve Comisar is an actor who has appeared in dozens of movies, television shows, and commercials. He is also serving a federal prison sentence for fraud. Through the President’s clemency power, a sentence can be commuted and a prisoner can be released with the stroke of a pen.

AMMCO-Hennessy Handed First Asbestos Defeat by Weitz and Luxenberg

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury this month handed Hennessy Industries, Inc. as successor to AMMCO Tools, Inc., its first-ever loss in an asbestos-exposure lawsuit despite the defendant company’s self-assurances that the grieving family of an Army veteran and automotive parts store owner who died of mesothelioma had no chance of winning, victorious plaintiffs’ law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg Investigating Injuries Caused by Recalled Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters from Cook Medical

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today launched an investigation into injuries sustained by patients when catheters used during cardiac angiogram procedures to inject contrast dye into blood vessels malfunctioned by either splitting or separating, the firm announced.

El Dorado Hills Family Law Firm Transfers Ownership, Remains Strong

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stockdale Law Firm, a well-known divorce and family law firm in El Dorado Hills, has announced it is transferring ownership at the end of August with the intent to carry on the success and trust it has built over the last 12 years.