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Law Firm’s Warning To People Working Around Forklift Trucks

A Leeds law firm has issued a warning to all workers who are employed either using or whose work involves forklift trucks. Winston Solicitors LLP issued the warning in the same week that a Scottish firm was fined £100,000 after one of its employees was killed after being hit by a truck. The driver of the vehicle could not see George Hardie, who was walking across the firm’s yard, because

Gardere Recognizes Dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP continues its tradition of extolling the work and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrates the upcoming dedication of the official Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, August 28, 2011, the anniversary of Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. “Although harmful divisions haunt us still, we are uplifted by the timeless message of unity brought to us

UK Riots: What effects have they had on UK Immigration?

Disturbing images and videos of widespread looting took over the news channels, social media networks and blogs during the UK disturbing riots. But what effect has this had on UK immigration? The riots have clearly had an effect on the global image of the UK as many citizens of international countries perceive the UK as a country unable to control its citizens. As the streets are being cleared of broken glass and

Texas’ Lead Condemnation Attorney, Kristina Silcocks, Joins Gardere

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas’ lead condemnation attorney, Kristina Silcocks, has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Austin office. The addition of Ms. Silcocks further strengthens Gardere’s condemnation team. She is also an integral addition to Gardere’s Government Affairs group and Government Litigation team. She will practice in the areas of Condemnation/Eminent Domain, Attorneys General and Government Contracts, among others. “Kristina’s experience at the Attorney General’s office will be a tremendous asset

McKool Smith’s Rosemary Snider Named to “Winning Women” Top Lawyers List

DALLAS – Accomplished trial lawyer Rosemary Snider, a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith, has been named one of the state’s top women lawyers in the inaugural list of “Winning Women” published by Texas Lawyer. The “Winning Women” listing recognizes outstanding trial and appellate lawyers who have a track record of success in high-stakes, bet-the-company cases. The exclusive listing appears in the August 22, 2011, edition of Texas Lawyer. Ms.

White Bluff Owners Sue Developer Over Use of Property Owner Fees

DALLAS – More than 450 property owners at the White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney, Texas, have filed lawsuits against development owner Double Diamond-Delaware Inc. based on claims that the company collected millions in fraudulent property owners association fees. The lawsuits filed in state district courts in both Dallas and Hidalgo counties target Dallas-based Double Diamond, its CEO and president R. Michael Ward of Highland Park, Texas, who owns over 90

Teen Girl Drops Dead From Birth Control Pill

Teen Girl Drops Dead From Birth Control Pill Santa Monica, California – August 19, 2011. The law offices of John Donahue today released an important update on the dangers of birth control pill “Yaz”, a drug also marketed under the names “Yasmin” or “Ocella”. Last fall, 18-year-old Michelle A. Pfleger collapsed on her way to morning class at Elon University in North Carolina. The Eastern Express Times reports that a few hours

Lawyers Reach the Roof of Africa for Charity

Louisa Chambers, a Personal Injury Solicitor at CS2 Lawyers and Nevil Croston, a Partner at Bryan & Armstrong Solicitors joined a team of 10 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to the dizzy height of 5895 metres in August 2011 to raise money for a Tanzanian school in the province of Chalinze. The team have been training hard since Christmas for the climb which took 7 days in total, including a mammoth 15

Thousands of Iranian-Americans to rally outside the State Department

MEDIA ADVISORY For Release On: August 22, 2011 What: In an effort to prevent a humanitarian disaster and to unshackle Iran’s democratic movement, Human Rights and Democracy International (HRDIP) will stage a rally and march to protect the rights and security of Camp Ashraf residents and call for the delisting of the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK). Thousands from around the United States and elsewhere will unite

Verification Associates Takes Delivery Of State Of The Art Equipment

Verification Associates, forensic investigators of fenestration and building envelope defects have just taken delivery and now commissioned the latest thermal camera available from FLIR Ltd, which has only been on the market in the last two months. Rod Appleyard, chartered surveyor, expert witness and principal of Verification Associates says, “With an expenditure of £24,000 this is a major step forward for our Company.” The equipment itself offers a greater degree of precision

Leading Legal Service Provider Launches Investigation Company

Jerry Colasurdo, owner of DGR: The Source for Legal Support and president of the New Jersey Professional Process Servers Association, has recently launched On The Look Out Investigations, LLC. This new private investigations company based out of Morris Plains, NJ will provide an array of services all under one roof, including asset searches, background investigations and surveillance . “Being able to provide efficient, reliable, and most importantly discreet services is

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 26

20 years of Ukrainian Independence: progress or servitude? Evaluating Ukraine’s 20 years of Independence, to be celebrated on the 24th of August, is a complex and contentious task. However, this anniversary provides a unique opportunity to reflect upon the social impact and reality of the many dramatic reformations that make up Ukraine’s brief history. Ukrainian leaders are rightly characterised by their many missed opportunities to better the quality of life for

Migration Expert Launches New Designed Website of Australian Visa and Immigratio …

Migration Expert is pleased to announce the launch of their new website design for Australian Visa and Immigration Services. The new website has a simpler layout, expanded content and enhanced features in order to better serve their client base and attract new clients. "The new look is a lot more attractive, a lot more user-friendly than our old design," according to Migration Expert’s Marketing Manager, Mr Rohit Thomas. "These improvements are

Lathrop & Gage Announces New Executive Committee Member and Partner in Charge

CLAYTON, Mo. (August 19, 2011) – Lathrop & Gage LLP has announced that Bennett Keller (Wealth Strategies – Clayton) has been appointed to the firm’s Executive Committee. The firm’s Executive Committee develops the firm’s strategic direction and policies, oversees the financial matters and department managers, and serves as a liaison to the firm’s national offices and operating committees. Keller was elected by the partnership. Lathrop & Gage also has named a new

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 25

With International observers continually ringing alarm bells Ukraine’s government pushes through questionable reforms, as the Ukrainian people experience ever-worsening poverty. Ukrainian reforms: for the people or for the elite? The new government brought in its wake the promise of 21 strategic reforms intended for immediate implementation. Despite a consolidation of power into the President’s hands and over a year in office only two of these reforms have been attempted, a new tax

Dallas Bar Association Launches New Career Center Resource for Attorneys/Legal P …

The Dallas Bar Association is committed to providing resources to help attorneys and other legal professionals in this difficult job market and has launched a new Career Center that will match attorneys and legal professionals with employers. The Dallas Bar Association Career Center, powered by Job Target can be found at Job Target is a resource used by many bar associations across the country and is a complete

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 24

Ukraine’s political direction and business regulations are failing to attract investment, causing drops on nearly every international rating and lining the pockets of corporate raiders. Rather than fight the decline the government opts to impose new restrictions on freedom of speech instead. The game of Ukraine is only as good as its rules According to the International property rights index, Ukraine is number 127 out of 129 countries when it comes to

Society in Science selects four new fellows

Zurich/Switzerland, July 26, 2011 - Society in Science - The Branco Weiss Fellowship, a program of ETH Zurich to support outstanding junior scientists, has appointed four new fellows. Daniela Andres, Josiane Broussard, Adrian Künzler and Saskia van Manen have received the prestigious award that can provide them with up to five years of complete academic freedom. The Society in Science fellowship offers a generous personal grant of up to five

Stateside Associates Lists Best State Politics Blogs

ARLINGTON, Va. – The best state politics blogs across the nation have been compiled and were published today by Stateside Associates. Formatted to fit Stateside’s trademarked, FactPad™, the State Politics Blog FactPad insert features blogs that consistently deliver the best insight into state and local political activity. With state election campaigns underway in Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky and many more on the horizon for 2012, blogs covering state politics have

Attorney Andrew Weinstein Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

Attorney Andrew Weinstein of the Weinstein Law Firm in Coral Springs was recently recognized in the 2011 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. Last fall, lawyers in Florida were asked by Florida Trend to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Ballots were processed, checked and tabulated by a third party resource. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number

Wrongly Convicted Man Sues Texas Comptroller Over Denied Payments

Johnnie Lindsey says comptroller is inconsistently applying law AUSTIN, Texas – Johnnie Lindsey, a wrongly convicted Dallas man once featured on the Discovery Channel’s reality series “Dallas DNA,” has filed a lawsuit against Texas Comptroller Susan Combs for failing to consistently follow the law when determining compensation for exonerees. In the Monday filing at the Supreme Court of Texas, Mr. Lindsey claims the comptroller is ignoring a Supreme Court opinion issued in

Thompson & Knight Expands Trial Practice

Dallas (August 15, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Nathan H. Aduddell* has joined the Firm’s Trial Department as an Associate in the Dallas office. “Nathan comes to us with an excellent record of scholastic achievement and success in trial-related competitions, all accomplishments we believe will enhance his trial skills. We are very pleased to have him join

First Book To Compare Native American Authors From the United States and Canada …

Contemporary Native Fiction in the U.S. and Canada is the first book to focus on Native American authors from the United States and Canada through the lens of postcolonialism. Bauu Institute and Press, a leading research institute and publisher of books, news, and information on indigenous peoples around the world is pleased to announce the publication of Contemporary Native Fiction in the U.S. and Canada. On the occasion Director Peter

Gardere Partner Doke to Lead ABA Audit Committee

DALLAS – Preeminent government contracts attorney Marshall J. Doke Jr., a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been appointed Chair of the Standing Committee on Audit following his re-election by the American Bar Association Board of Governors to a three-year term. The Standing Committee on Audit is responsible for the review of all internal controls of the ABA including financial, operational efficiency, and law and regulation

Texas Comptroller Lobbied to Deny Payment for Wrongly Convicted Man

Attorneys for Billy Frederick Allen: Comptroller continues to block payment after lawmakers rejected lobbying attempt AUSTIN – Attorneys for a wrongly convicted Dallas man who spent 26 years in prison have filed court documents charging that Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office unsuccessfully lobbied the Legislature to create a technicality within the Tim Cole Act of 2011 in an effort to block the man from receiving compensation for the years he spent

Thompson & Knight Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Dallas (August 10, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Peter J. Corcoran, III has joined the Firm’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) Practice Group as an Associate in the Dallas office. “Peter is a tremendous asset to our team, and we are thrilled to have him join us. His experience in the Federal Circuit, Eastern District of Texas, and U.S.

X-Pro Founder Pleased With Latest Additions

X-Pro UK, the online expert witness directory, has expressed its delight at the quality of recent additions to its ranks. "We've been pleasantly surprised" said a spokesman. "We have always been amazed at the diversity and depth of experience of UK based expert witnesses out there but it's gratifying to see that X-Pro is now attracting some real quality to its membership, and legal professionals nationwide and beyond can now

Atlanta Polish Chamber attends a conference in Seattle highlighting Polish presi …

Atlanta Polish Chamber had an opportunity to participate in a conference organized by the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest (PACC Pacific NW) and the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC. The event took place at the Seattle World Trade Center and focused on the Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union and trade opportunities between Poland and the U.S. partners. The Conference was well attended; the

Godwin Ronquillo Adds Three Shareholders in Dallas, Houston

DALLAS – The noted Texas litigation and appellate law firm of Godwin Ronquillo PC is pleased to announce the addition of shareholders Sean Fleming, Gwen Richard and Prescott Smith. Mr. Fleming and Mr. Smith join the firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Richard joins the firm in Houston. “We are pleased to welcome these three exceptional attorneys to our firm,” says Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin. “They are proven leaders who will

New Spanish-Language Guidebook from Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP Prov …

Literature Explains What the Fund Entails and How to Apply for a Claim The law firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP is offering as a public service a free guidebook in Spanish explaining to those who were sickened from toxins while working at the Ground Zero area what they need to do to apply for a claim for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The guidebook, titled “Información Sobre el Zadroga 9/11

Leading Barrister in London, Tim Kendal Specializes in Fraud Law and Criminal La …

London, UK ( openpr ) August 08, 2011 - Being a leading barrister in London, Tim Kendal specialises in major fraud and corruption trials, FSA enforcement advice and litigation, business crime and other business legal services. This leading junior has experience in all areas of serious crime, and has appeared in major and celebrated trials (on behalf of the defence) over many years. Tim Kendal is practicing from the Chambers of

Maloney Joins Hassett & Donnelly in Hartford Office

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8, 2011 – Hassett & Donnelly, PC, an insurance defense trial practice firm, announced today that Danielle M. Maloney of West Simsbury, Connecticut, has joined the firm as an attorney in its new Hartford office. Ms. Maloney’s practice will focus on the defense of general liability claims, including premises liability claims and construction site injury claims. She previously served as a senior litigation associate at Tucker, Heifetz

Barrett Joins Hassett & Donnelly in Hartford Office

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8, 2011 – Hassett & Donnelly, PC, an insurance defense trial practice firm, announced today that Peter G. Barrett of Longmeadow, Mass., has joined the firm as an attorney in its new Hartford office. Barrett’s practice will focus on the defense of general liability claims, including motor vehicle claims and construction site injury claims. Previously, Barrett served as a senior trial attorney at NGM Insurance Company’s Staff

McCurley Orsinger’s Cruz Appointed to District 1 Grievance Committee

DALLAS – Attorney Monica Cruz, an associate in the Dallas office of the Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP, has been appointed to the Texas Bar Association District 1 Grievance Committee. “I have enormous respect for the grievance procedure, and I’m honored to have been asked to be part of this process,” says Ms. Cruz, whose term continues through July 1, 2014. Dedicated to the

Stateside Associates Promotes Joshua Veverka to Vice President and Names Josh Fi …

ARLINGTON, Va. – Stateside Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Joshua Veverka to the role of Vice President and the appointment of Josh Fisher to the role of Manager, Legislative Information. Mr. Veverka was promoted to Vice President to manage the Legislative Information Services Division and the delivery of Legislative Monitoring and other services to approximately 70 clients. With a growing staff of 26, the new management

Investigation of Sandeep’s death bungled by both police and coroner; Cause of de …

5 August 2011 – Bangalore. Glaring inconsistencies in official accounts and conclusions about the death of 2 ½ year old Sandeep on the night of 1 July in the Yelahanka New Town area of Bangalore led to investigation of the incident by an expert forensics team from the US. Crime scene photos, videos of the boy’s remains and of the location of the incident, the official post mortem report, and

Popvoc enables exciting new online political networking

Vox Publicus, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio announces the launch of its flagship product,, the exciting new service giving a fresh voice to the American people. Now every American, without regard to political party or social class, has access to this powerful new way to tell today’s leaders what they’re thinking, and in a big way. With Popvoc’s unique and easy to use website,, Americans can now find others who

Jackson Walker Welcomes Ronald D. Kerridge

DALLAS – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner Ronald D. Kerridge to the firm. Mr. Kerridge joins the Tax group in the Dallas office. Mr. Kerridge divides his time between tax controversies and transactional tax matters. In his controversy practice, he represents clients before the IRS on a wide variety of federal income tax issues. On the transactional side, Mr. Kerridge’s practice emphasizes corporate and acquisition-related tax planning matters involving

SOE Software Hosts Online Election Results for Oakland County, MI

Oakland County, Mi. (August 2, 2011) – The Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Elections Division has posted unofficial election results for the general election on August 2, 2011. Ninety eight precincts participated in 10 contests. The results of the election, which are being displayed online utilizing SOE Software’s Clarity ENR, can be found at: Unofficial election results report 38,063 votes cast in the general election. At the time of this press

Attorney Jo Ann Koontz of Yesner & Boss Named Panelist for Women in Business Pro …

Sarasota, FL – Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Jo Ann M. Koontz of the Yesner & Boss law firm will be a panelist at the 4th Annual Women in Business Program, Wednesday, August 17, at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Court in Sarasota. Koontz joins three other prominent local business women to discuss entrepreneurship, career management, workplace challenges

Abrams Fensterman Cautions Health Care Clients

Office of Inspector General Is Aggressively Asserting Its Authority to Exclude Owners, Officers and Managing Employees of Sanctioned Entities From Participation in Federal Health Care Programs Lake Success, NY, August 02, 2011 - "The longstanding but little-used authority of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to exclude from participation in any federal health care program, such as Medicare, any officer or managing employee of a health related entity that has been

Dave Conklin named one of Central PA's Forty Under 40

LANCASTER, PA (8/1/2011) – On Tuesday, October 18, Dave Conklin will be honored as one of Central Penn Business Journal's 2011 Forty Under 40 award recipients for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community at an evening reception and awards program at Hilton Harrisburg from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This year marks the program's 17th anniversary. Dave Conklin is currently the Co-Founder and President of Internet Marketing

Rose Walker Adds Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Lawyer in Dallas

DALLAS – Experienced trial attorney Jody Rudman has joined Dallas’ Rose•Walker, L.L.P., where her practice involves all manner of business and commercial litigation and white-collar representation. Ms. Rudman joins the firm with an extensive background in courtroom trials. For the last four years, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, handling numerous jury and bench trials as a felony prosecutor. Before that, as an

Town of Salem, NH Launches New Website Engineered by Danconia Media

SALEM, N.H., Aug. 2, 2011 – The Town of Salem has launched an overhauled website designed by Danconia Media, a leading New Hampshire web development and marketing firm. The site – located at – touts Salem as a place that's full of commerce, industry and recreation. It will be used as an informational hub for town residents as well as a marketing tool for the town. A municipality's web

Futterman & Lanza, LLP Hosts Free Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

SMITHTOWN, NY — The law firm of Futterman & Lanza, LLP presents a free two-hour seminar which addresses the topics of elder law and estate planning. The first “Medicaid Planning & Asset Protection” seminar takes place September 27 at 400 West Main Street, Suite 125 in Babylon. The second seminar will take place September 29 at 222 East Main Street, Suite 314, in Smithtown. The morning seminars run from 10

No Fee For Kids – A Pledge to Families of Children 12 and Under Who Have Been In …

Stuart A. Carpey, a nationally known Philadelphia personal injury lawyer, has introduced his “No Fee for Kids!” program. Whether an attorney should charge a legal fee to a child when that child's car accident case is settled without having to file a lawsuit, is a decision Mr. Carpey has decided to confront head-on. What businessperson gives away services for free? "It's the right thing to do," says Carpey.

Marcos G. Ronquillo Named to Binational Board of Directors for U.S.-Mexico Chamb …

DALLAS – Marcos G. Ronquillo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Dallas-based Godwin Ronquillo PC, has been named to the 2011 Binational Board of Directors of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber is one of the largest of its kind and is widely considered to be among the leading binational business organizations in the Americas, so it is an extreme honor to have been invited to join this board,”

Troy Rosasco Available to Comment on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund at Special Ma …

Says Recent Decision to Exclude Cancer from List of Diseases Covered Under Fund Is More Reason for Those to Attend RONKONKOMA, NY — Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, is available to speak about the appearance of Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), who will host a town hall meeting about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Mr. Rosasco will be joined by one of his clients

New Bridgespan Study Highlights Potential of Multi-Service Organizations to Solv …

BOSTON, MA,-July 30, 2011- A recently published paper by the Bridgespan Group “Clients at the Center: Realizing the Potential of Multi-Service Organizations (MSOs),” examines the potential of MSOs (nonprofits that provide services across multiple categories such as substance abuse, housing, and education) to transform the lives of people struggling with multiple, complex social problems. According to the paper, while MSOs are meant to offer holistic, long-term focused services, too often,

The Explosive Bible – When Will Ratzinger Disassociate Himself?

Short description: When the Holy Scriptures are used to justify violence, wanton killing, terrorism and the like, most citizens are quick to condemn such actions, but few stop to question their source. Perhaps we should consider those who glorify the Holy Bible and make differences between believers and unbelievers as dangerous fundamentalists. We might even have to question allowing such fundamentalists as the pope to address parliament and other democratic assemblies

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