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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.

Weitz and Luxenberg Probes Data Breach at Medical Informatics Engineering and NoMoreClipboard

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today initiated an investigation into the harm suffered by patients whose private health and financial records were hacked during a recent data breach in Indiana, the law firm announced.

ChosenLawyers.com is Determined to make ‘Justice for All’ a Reality

OJAI, Calif., July 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘ChosenLawyers.com reaffirms its commitment to making ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ available to all people regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin or status,’ proclaims Paymon Barati-Darmian, attorney and founder.

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Named Legal Elite by Florida Trend

BRADENTON, Fla., June 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernard Walsh, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh, was selected as a member of Florida Legal Elite 2015 by Florida Trend magazine. Attorneys who are included in this group were chosen by a lengthy and exhaustive process that begins with peer selection.

Injuries to North Shore L.I. Patients from Data Breach Investigated by Weitz and Luxenberg

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal records and insurance information on 18,000 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System patients were compromised by a data breach that occurred last year in Texas but went undisclosed for many months, and now Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. is considering filing negligence, economic injury and failure-to-warn claims against Dallas-based Global Care Delivery, the law firm today announced.

Weitz and Luxenberg is Told 95 percent of Eligible Stryker Hip Patients Now Enrolled in Settlement Program

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationally prominent personal injury law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today said that 95 percent of registered eligible patients are now enrolled in the Stryker modular hip settlement program. This program has been established to ensure that each injured patient will receive a share of more than $1 billion as compensation for problems encountered with Rejuvenate and ABGII metal-on-metal modular hip implants.

Attorney David Goldman Gives Commencement Speech to Graduating Class of Westcoast School

SARASOTA, Fla., June 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, June 4, 2015, attorney David L. Goldman of the law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh gave the commencement speech to the 2015 graduating class of the Westcoast School of Human Development in Sarasota, Florida. For over 30 years the Westcoast School has been led by its founder, Dr. Henry L. Porter, and has been teaching students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Hospital Data Breach Affects Thousands of Patients

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. is investigating another privacy breach that has resulted in the theft of patients’ personal information at several hospitals in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These hospitals all used the billing services of Medical Management LLC, based in North Carolina, announced the law firm.

Weitz and Luxenberg Exploring Southern California Oil Spill Victims’ Claims

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 21, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, California.

Lumber Liquidators’ Laminate Flooring Installers Urged to Contact Weitz and Luxenberg

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring has dangerously high levels of formaldehyde, a toxin so harmful that Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit in March against the company on behalf of consumers who installed this highly toxic flooring in their homes.

Weitz and Luxenberg Probes Claims of Unsolicited Calls, Text Spam

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it will investigate potential claims from consumers pestered by unsolicited phone calls or spam text messages from telemarketers, debt collectors and others.

Weitz and Luxenberg’s Bilsborrow Will Attend AAJ Leadership Academy

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attorney James Bilsborrow, of Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., is one of a dozen lawyers from around the nation chosen to participate this year in an American Association for Justice (AAJ) training academy to develop promising new leaders of the legal profession, the law firm today announced.

Arbitration Hearings Scheduled: Wolinskys vs. American International Industries, Inc. and Daniel Dror

HOUSTON, Texas, April 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arbitration hearings have been scheduled for May 8, 2015 and May 13-15, 2015 regarding breach of contract, defamation and fraud claims for at least $131,081.21 filed against American International Industries, Inc. (‘American’; Ticker: AMIN / OTC:AMIN), and its CEO, Daniel Dror, by Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American, and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife.

Weitz & Luxenberg Accepting Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement Cases

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent voluntary recall of Zimmer Persona Knee Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) subsequently categorized as a Class II recall, has led Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., to begin accepting cases involving Zimmer Persona Knee replacement injuries, the law firm today announced.

Zofran Birth Defect Cases Being Accepted by Weitz and Luxenberg

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., announced it is accepting cases of congenital heart defects and cleft facial abnormalities in children whose mothers took the prescription drug Zofran during pregnancy to relieve symptoms of morning sickness.

Pioneer Bank Data Breach Draws Weitz & Luxenberg Probe

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. today announced it is investigating claims from customers of Pioneer Bank who suffered – or fear they soon will suffer – economic harm from a data breach made possible by the Jan. 26 theft of one of the Troy, New York-based financial institution’s laptop computers.