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Canadian Immigration Lawyers Explain Biometrics Process

LogoThe Canadian Immigration Lawyers at Sas & Ing have set out to explain the new biometrics process launched by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in a new blog.

Carosella & Associates Are Devising Business Succession Plans for Small Businesses

LogoWith more than 20 years of putting our experience to work for clients in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our legal team at Carosella & Associates understands how important business succession planning is for small and family-owned businesses.

Top Los Angeles Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Lawyers Assist Businesses with Successful Reorganization

JLG Lawyers, a reputable law firm in California, is pleased to offer exclusive Los Angeles Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing services. Many businesses have a difficult time keeping up with their debt liabilities while maintaining their operations. Some resort to closing down their business because they believe that closure is their only option.

Dealing with a Teenager's Traffic Ticket

LogoPaying a violation tends to be a default option, particularly if it's a moving violation. However, this may result in points on the license and it will likely lead to a more expensive insurance premium. If it is a non-moving violation, then paying the ticket makes more sense. The fines are minor and they often don't involve points being added to a driver's license.

Matt Shaffer Once Again Makes Texas Super Lawyers List

LogoMatt Shaffer of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris has once again been recognized by Super Lawyers in the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers List. This honor is a result of his excellence in Maritime Litigation.

Legal Options for Victim's Family After Arkansas Criminal Charges Dropped

LogoThe El Dorado News-Times covered the story in an article dated September 5, 2019, reporting on a development in the criminal case involving allegations of fleeing the scene. The special prosecutor announced that he was dropping the charges against the woman less than one month before the matter was scheduled for trial.

Punitive Damages May Be an Option in Arkansas DUI Crash

LogoThe Arkansas Democrat-Gazette covered the story in a September 6, 2019 article, stating that the three-vehicle collision occurred when the defendant failed to stop at a traffic signal. Most of those involved in the crash were treated for minor injuries, except for one victim who died from his injuries after being transported to Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville.

Fatal Alcohol-Fueled Head-on Crash in Hughesville

LogoThe accident occurred on Route 5 near the Huckleberry Drive exit. According to police and witnesses, 47-year-old Timothy Markin, of Silver Spring, was on the southbound side of Route 5 in a Mercedes Benz. A Toyota Camry, which was northbound on the southbound side, hit Mr. Markin head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, whose name was not released, was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Prosecutors Decline to Retry Shooters at Milo Yiannopoulos Event

LogoAfter one jury deadlocked, King County prosecutors said they would not retry Marc and Elizabeth Hokoana, who were charged with assaulting protestor Joshua Dukes at a University of Washington event in January 2017. The State of Washington v. Elizabeth Joy Hokoana, Marc K Hokoana. Superior Court of Washington for King County # 17-C-02989-7 SEA & 17-C-02990-1 SEA

What to Do After a Major Storm Has Passed

LogoOne way to start is to figure out whether the damage was a result of flooding, wind, or rain. This step is vital since flood insurance in Florida is not covered under most homeowner's insurance policies and requires having a separate policy.

US Trustee Seeks to Convert Bankruptcy of LeClairRyan to Chapter 7

LogoOn September 12, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trustee (the "UST") filed its motion to convert the chapter 11 bankruptcy of LeClairRyan PLLC ("LeClairRyan") to chapter 7. This motion is set for hearing on September 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the courtroom of Judge Kevin Huennekens. The UST argues that LeClairRyan continuing as a liquidating chapter 11 bankruptcy is going to increase the burden of fees that will ultimately reduce the recovery to unsecured creditors.

The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C. Advises Clients on How to Rebuild Their Lives After a DUI Conviction

The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack P.C. continues to advise clients on how to improve their lives following a DUI conviction. For over two decades, the leading DWI lawyer in Burlington County has worked with hundreds of DUI cases. During this time, the firm's legal experts have worked tirelessly to garner the best possible legal outcomes for those that are charged and convicted of DUI offenses across the New Jersey area.

Maryland State Police Investigate Fatal Wrong Way Crash in Prince George's County

LogoMaryland State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal wrong way accident that happened Saturday, June 15, 2019. They are attempting to determine the underlying factors which led to the crash occurring. CBS Baltimore news reports the collision occurred just after 4:00 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 50, east of Route 704 in Mitchellville, Prince George's County.

Wrong-Way Collision Is Deadliest Accident in Recent Minnesota History

LogoThe crash occurred in Eyota, which is located 85 miles southeast of the Twin Cities and east of Rochester, Minnesota. The collision caused the deaths of six different people, including an 11-year-old child. The accident happened in the early hours of a Friday morning earlier this month. While the collision only involved two vehicles, Minnesota State Patrol officers emphasized the severity of the crash. Indeed, law enforcement officials described it as the deadliest accident in the state since 2010.

Jury Awards Company $5.3 Million in Bad Faith Insurance Damages to Company

LogoIn Compass Well Services, LLC v. Great American Insurance Company of New York, the jury determined that the insurance company engaged in unfair settlement practices when handling an equipment damage claim. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Extending the State's Driver License Suspension Program for Unpaid Child Support

LogoOn August 14th, 2019, the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement announcing that a state program that allows for the suspension of driving privileges for failure to pay child support is being extended for two more years.

New York Appeals Court Modifies Divorce Judgement on Grounds That Unprofitable Business Partnership Cannot Be Easily Divided

LogoA matrimonial action that involved a spouse seeking a modification of a divorce judgement on the grounds that the initial ruling was unjust and ineffective.

Oklahoma Judge Refuses to Dismiss Bad Faith Lawsuit Against CSAA

LogoThe plaintiff in this case, Daniels v. CSAA General Insurance Company, accused the insurer of failing to properly settle her claim for benefits following a December 2017 auto accident. The plaintiff, Tammy Fessenden, was injured in a hit-and-run accident caused by an unidentified vehicle. At the time, Ms. Fessenden was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Tracey Daniels. Ms. Daniels held an auto insurance policy on her vehicle from CSAA. This policy included $250,000 of uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage.

Hoboken's Introduction of E-Scooters Raises Safety Concerns

Hoboken appears to be the first New Jersey municipality to give e-scooters a trial run. In a city with significant traffic and parking concerns, motorized scooters sound like a perfect mode of transportation. But, are they safe?

D.C. Retailer and EEOC Resolve Disability Discrimination Matter

LogoAccording to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart refused to provide accommodations, such as closed-captioned training videos and sign language interpreters, to two hearing-impaired applicants. In addition to the money, Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. agreed to revise its employee manual and submit to court supervision. These are standard provisions in EEOC settlements. "This settlement should encourage all employers to provide reasonable accommodations that allow equal access for deaf and hard-of-hearing employees and applicants to engage fully in the workplace," said Acting Washington Field Office District Director Mindy Weinstein.

The Law Office of Zapicchi & Liller LLP Offering Consultations to New Jersey Drivers Facing DUI or DWI Charges

The Law Office of Zapicchi & Liller LLP is pleased to announce it's currently offering consultations to those facing DUI or DWI charges. For New Jersey drivers facing DUI or DWI charges, legal representation provided by a DWI lawyer in Burlington County, NJ, could save significant fines and potential jail time.

San Francisco's MarketWatch Reminder on Updating Your Will

LogoA will is among the most important documents a person will ever sign, which is why far too many people believe it is best to tuck this instrument away for safekeeping after execution. Most assume that there is no need to pull a will out again until death. However, a San Francisco-based publisher of US financial news, analysis, and data argues otherwise. In a September 5, 2019 article, MarketWatch offered an excellent reminder of when it's time to revisit a will, trust, and other estate planning instruments.

J. Christopher Zainey, Jr., Joins the Lambert Firm

LogoThe Lambert Firm is pleased to welcome Jay Christopher Zainey, Jr. ("Chris") as its newest partner!

Preventing Whiplash and Other Spine Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

LogoA public safety campaign by the Tulsa Police Department is focused on preventing car accidents and the potentially serious injuries that can result. Among the most common types of injuries suffered in a crash are those impacting the back and neck. Taking some simple precautions can help minimize the risks.

Multiple Factors Blamed in 5-Year-Old's Death on E-Scooter

LogoA fatal scooter accident that killed a 5-year-old Tulsa, OK boy has raised many legal questions regarding liability due to the numerous factors that may have contributed to his death. A September 4, 2019 article in Tulsa World outlined the details of the incident, which involved an electric scooter ridesharing service that has become popular throughout the US. The operator of the e-scooter swerved to avoid a car, tossing the boy from the vehicle and into oncoming traffic.