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NY Injury Firm's Website Now Offers Live Chat!

Hecht & Hecht, LLP, a NY personal injury law firm, is excited to announce that the firm's website now offers Live Chat! The New York law firm's new Live Chat functionality offers real-time answers to legal questions the firm receives from clients and prospective clients alike. Now, the NY attorneys are able to personally chat with clients while they are visiting the firm's website. Clients can even log in to

Dallas White-Collar Defense Attorney John Teakell Recognized in Forbes

DALLAS – Noted criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor John R. Teakell of Dallas is featured in the December 2011 edition of Forbes magazine as “one of the leading white-collar defense lawyers in Texas.” Mr. Teakell is highlighted in the magazine’s special focus on the Dallas/Fort Worth legal market. Noting the federal government’s increasing investigation and prosecution of crimes such as Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, tax evasion and other complex business

Bob Latham Elected to International Rugby Board Executive Committee

Jackson Walker partner Bob Latham recently became the first American elected to the International Rugby Board Executive Committee in the organization’s 125-year history. It is a significant achievement for Mr. Latham, who joins an elite group of 10 who direct the activities of the International Rugby Board. Based in Dublin, the IRB is rugby’s international governing body. Mr. Latham’s election is also a milestone for American rugby, which gains an

Jackson Walker Named to BTI Client Service A-Team 2012 List

Jackson Walker has once again earned the title of “unparalleled leader in client service” on the BTI Client Service A-Team 2012 list. The distinction recognizes Jackson Walker as a top client service leader serving Fortune 1000 companies. The BTI Consulting Group’s A-Team 2012 list is the only law firm ranking based on direct, unprompted interviews with more than 240 corporate counsel. BTI surveys clients from a wide array of industries, where

Matthew Thompson Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome new partner Matthew Thompson to the firm. Mr. Thompson concentrates his practice on advanced U.S. immigration and nationality law and global business immigration matters, assisting employers with immigration challenges facing international workforces. He has extensive experience in all areas of U.S. immigration law, but primarily focuses his current practice on employment-based immigration for corporate clients, naturalization, and the immigration practices and regulations for foreign

Texas Intellectual Property Law Firm Ward & Smith Announces Tyler Office

TYLER, Texas – The high-stakes business litigation and intellectual property law firm of Ward & Smith is announcing the firm’s new office in downtown Tyler, Texas. “This office will help us better serve our many clients with intellectual property matters pending before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler and throughout the district,” says Ward & Smith founding partner T. John “Johnny” Ward Jr. Located at 110

Evan Guthrie Law Firm To Teach Two Classes On Estate Planning

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina is scheduled to teach two classes on the subject of estate planning at local libraries this week. The first class on estate planning is scheduled for Tuesday January 17th at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant Regional Library of the Charleston County library system located at 1133 State Road S-10-56, Mount Pleasant, SC. The second

Gomez vs Xerox – Xerox Pays $5 Million Settlement to Family in Los Angeles Wrong …

Los Angeles, California – United States – Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Orange County based Roberts Law Firm, the Gomez family finally has some closure regarding the death of 63-year-old wife and mother Elvira Gomez, which resulted in a negligent entrustment suit against Xerox Corporation. Driving a company vehicle, Eduardo Delgado, a Xerox employee with a DUI history, struck Mrs. Gomez in April, 2009, as she

Jay Strimel Joins Jackson Walker

Mr. Strimel represents a variety of multinational corporate clients on immigration matters, many in the oilfield services industry, as well as technology, shipping, and construction companies. He is well-versed in issues arising from federal government audits of employers’ workplace immigration compliance. Mr. Strimel has experience in organizing and performing I-9 and Public Access File audits and has developed training materials for client corporations on how to properly prepare and maintain

The Law Firm of SmithAmundsen LLC Promotes Sandra Franco to Partner

The law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC announces the promotion of Sandra Franco, 33, to partner effective immediately. Sandra’s promotion continues the growth of the firm’s financial services practice. Sandra Franco is a commercial litigation, banking law, and real estate attorney in SmithAmundsen’s Chicago office. She is a member of the firm’s Commercial & Banking Litigation, Finance & Corporate Lending, and Banking Operations Practice Groups. Sandra represents financial institutions in

St Louis Law firm helps those who find themselves having suffered a wrong and se …

Personal injury and similar areas of the law are huge fields of litigation for claims against individuals or insurance companies. The Law Firm of Gray, Ritter & Graham is St Louis represents clients in Illinois and Arkansas in addition to Missouri in a wide range of practice, but with a similar theme; that of pursuing compensation or justice for their clients, who have in some manner been wronged by the other

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney offers a robust defense in all circumstance

In matters of criminal law and accused always has the right to defense counsel. This is a fundamental principal of US law. It is enshrined in the so called "Miranda" rights of any person being apprehended and detained by the police in every situation. This is based on the Fifth amendment to the constitution. The fifth itself is a very wide ranging act covering many aspects such as double jeopardy, due

Thompson & Knight Partner Publishes Article on New Regulations Under the America …

Dallas, Texas (January 9, 2012) – In his article, “ADAAA Regulations” Thompson & Knight Partner Bryan P. Neal discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) issuance of regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (“ADAAA”). According to Neal, “The new regulations put teeth into the ADAAA’s goal of making it easier to meet one of the three tests for ‘disability’ needed for coverage under the Americans With


Curacao obtained a self-governed status in 1954 and since then it has attracted businessmen and investors from all over the world to take advantage of its favourable business legislation. Being an autonomous territory under the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curacao has a stable international reputation and provides high standards of financial services. Today this jurisdiction is particularly known for its well-regulated online gambling industry. It is possible to obtain one type

U.S. General Services Administration Adds First Residential Furniture and Housew …

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the only national provider of furniture rental, has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract to provide rental services for residential furniture and home essentials. This marks the first time in GSA history that federal government agencies and the military can rent these items through the Multiple Award Schedules program. Demand for rental assistance services is at an all-time high as housing

Mesothelioma lawyers in Georgia fighting a never ending battle for the sufferers …

Asbestos use has a long history. Marco Polo was give a robe that wouldn't burn when he travelled to Siberia. And it is its fire retardant and insulating properties, combined with it's fibrous and flexible nature that made it a popular product. At the height of it's use there was asbestos in most electrical appliances, in ceiling insulation, in fireplace cement as well as insulation and drywall, flooring and ceilings.


Miami, FL – January 10, 2012 – The law firm of Richman Greer, P.A., offering a wide range of litigation and business-related legal services, announced today that commercial litigation attorney Eric M. Sodhi has been named a shareholder. “Sodhi is an outstanding commercial litigation attorney,” said Attorney Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, Managing Shareholder of Richman Greer, P.A. “He is results-oriented and highly committed to his clients and the profession, valued characteristics

Weinstein Law Personal Injury Lawyers Available in Texas

Many people all across the globe have to face situations which lead them to take legal action against a company or individual. These situations can vary, but the more serious and traumatic scenarios require a more delicate approach, and have to be dealt with very carefully. One thing people need to take time over, is choosing the right, appropriate law firm to help them win their case, and receive the

San Diego DUI Defense Attorney

January 9, 2012: Mark R. De Yoe, APLC, San Diego DUI defense attorney, has over 25 years of experience as a DUI defense attorney and understands how stressful, scary and confusing being involved with a DUI can be. As Mark's website states, "he's not an experienced DUI attorney, he is and extremely experienced DUI attorney." Mark R. De Yoe has seen it all, as far as DUI cases go: first second,

Tata Consultancy Services confirmed as the Event Partner of the UK’s Biggest One …

Charles Christian and Netlaw Media today announced that Tata Consultancy Services have been officially named as the Event Partner of the LawTech Futures 2012 legal IT conference and exhibition in London. Taking place on the 15th March 2012, Frances Anderson of Netlaw Media said “We are delighted with the partnership between TCS and the LawTech Futures 2012 event and look forward to revealing the world exclusive announcement that TCS will be

Netlaw Media and Potentio launch CXinLaw - A New Consumer Experience Platform fo …

Netlaw Media has announced a partnership with service experts Potentio to offer an innovative platform of tools and programmes for legal service providers which are designed to create and support the delivery of outstanding customer service. Following twelve months of detailed planning, CXinLaw will combine the sector knowledge of one of Europe’s most successful legal media and events organisations Netlaw Media, together with Potentio, the customer service specialists renowned for improving

Superior Court of New Jersey Rules In Favor of Allstate New Jersey in Agency Fra …

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) announced today that the Superior Court of New Jersey has entered judgment in favor of Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company (Allstate New Jersey), a wholly owned subsidiary of Allstate Insurance Company, and dismissed all claims in the franchise lawsuits filed against Allstate New Jersey. Last year, three exclusive agents filed lawsuits seeking to prevent the termination of their agency agreements for failing to meet certain business

Boston Criminal Lawyer

When looking for a Boston criminal defense attorney, look no further than the attorneys at Milligan Coughlin. The experience combined at Milligan Coughlin offers every individual accused of a crime the security that comes from knowledgeable representation one might expect at a large firm, while maintaining the personal touches and accessibility that is ideal from a small firm. The Boston Criminal Lawyer team at Milligan Coughlin work side by side

Federal Panel Votes to Consolidate Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

Nadrich & Cohen LLP reports that a federal judicial panel has voted to consolidate pending Actos bladder cancer claims into a multidistrict litigation for pretrial proceedings. Los Angeles, CA, January 5, 2012 – Plaintiffs in the Actos bladder cancer litigation have successfully moved to have the federal lawsuits consolidated into a multidistrict litigation for pretrial proceedings. The cases will be transferred to the Western District Court of Louisiana, with the

Vaginal Mesh Devices Facing New Scrutiny from FDA

Nadrich & Cohen LLP reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering the makers of vaginal mesh implants to conduct additional research on the safety and efficacy of these devices. Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 2012 – As the number of lawsuits filed in connection with defective vaginal mesh devices continues to escalate, the federal government is taking a closer look at the safety of the implants. The

Nadrich & Cohen LLP Issues Updated Statement on DePuy Hip Implant Litigation

Nadrich & Cohen LLP is revising earlier statements made regarding the pending DePuy hip implant litigation. Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 2012 -- Prominent national law firm Nadrich & Cohen LLP is issuing an updated statement regarding the pending DePuy ASR and DePuy Pinnacle hip implant litigation. A previous press release issued by the firm stated that both the ASR and Pinnacle hip systems had been recalled. The information contained

MN Staffing & Employment Agency, MPS Technical, Opens New Edina Office

Edina, MN, January 9, 2012 - MPS Technical, a premier staffing and employment agency serving manufacturing companies in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, has today opened a new office in Edina, MN. The opening of the Edina office allows MPS Technical to expand its service area into the Southwest metro and become a provider of HR staffing solutions to precision machining and manufacturing companies located throughout the entire Twin Cities. "We are

SmithAmundsen Launches The Labor and Employment Law Update Blog

January 6, 2012 – CHICAGO - SmithAmundsen LLC is excited to announce the launch of a blog dedicated to management side labor and employment news and legal updates. The blog,, is maintained by 14 regular contributors that post multiple times each week on topics such as addressing harassment and discrimination in the workplace; developing labor law; navigating through ADA(AA), FMLA and workers’ compensation issues; avoiding wage and hour landmines;

Aviation Finance Attorney Chris Sandefur Joins Gardere’s Dallas Office

DALLAS – Aviation finance attorney Christopher M. Sandefur has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Dallas office. The addition of Mr. Sandefur further strengthens Gardere’s Corporate Practice Group, specifically the Maritime and Aviation practice, which earned both national and citywide recognition in the 2011-12 “Best Law Firms” rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Mr. Sandefur also is an integral addition to Gardere’s International Projects group. “Chris

Colonel Joe Bradshaw is nominated for the Claude Pepper Government Lawyer Award.

Colonel Joe Bradshaw is nominated for the Claude Pepper Government Lawyer Award; an award presented by The Florida Bar – Government Lawyer Section. The Claude Pepper Government Lawyer Award recognizes an outstanding lawyer who has made an extraordinary and exemplary contribution as a practicing government lawyer. The award is named in honor of the Honorable Claude Pepper, a Florida attorney, United States Senator, and United States Congressman, who

Pankaj Parnami and Vikramaditya Khanna reveals the Myths of LPO Industry, Crowns …

Los Angeles, January 4, 2011 – “India has been one of the favorite destinations in context with LPO service provider markets for the US and UK based buyers and it has gone to the extent that India tops the list of service provider countries grabbing the highest market share as much as 80% of the total. On the buyer’s side, there stand Counsels and Law Firms based in the US

California Law Firm Announces Purchase Ability for Divorce and Family Law Matter …

January 3, 2012 Legal Action Workshop, PC ( a Divorce and Family Law firm with 4 offices in Los Angeles County, has announced the firm’s purchase ability online. People seeking legal assistance for Divorce or Family Law matters can now purchase affordable consultations and legal services with top Divorce attorneys, Family Law attorneys and Annulment attorneys from Legal Action Workshop. It is the only known law firm in California to do

Allstate Asserts Confidence in People and Processes with Innovative Product

Allstate (NYSE:ALL) continues to serve its policy holders better by becoming the first company, through its new Claim Satisfaction Guarantee, to promise its customers that they will be satisfied with their auto claim service or get a credit to their auto policy. The Claim Satisfaction Guarantee reflects Allstate’s ongoing commitment to its customers. Under the new feature, if an eligible customer is not happy, for any reason, with the service they

Dr. Walter Sutton to Receive MLK Justice Award from Dallas Bar Association

Dr. Walter Sutton, Associate General Counsel - Legal Administration and External Relations at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., will be honored by the Dallas Bar Association at the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon as the recipient of the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award at a noon luncheon on Monday, January 16, at The Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas). The event is open to the public. The

UK launches pro-poor private investment programme in India with SIDBI

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has launched its first private sector development programme named ‘Samridhi’ in India in partnership with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) - the apex Development Bank in the country for promotion, development and financing of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). Samridhi, meaning prosperity, aims to promote the pro-poor responsible and sustainable private investment in poorer states in India and

Karl Schieneman and Pankaj Parnami to speak on Legal Outsourcing with Low Cost C …

Los Angeles, January 4, 2012 – Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL) to have Karl Schieneman, President and Founder, Review LessSM LLC & President and Founder, Review Right, LLC (US) as a keynote speaker in its upcoming webinar on “How can you outsource legal work with the cost benefits of low cost countries but the quality of US/UK solutions?”. Karl Schieneman will discuss the process of selecting the right vendor in terms

Roberts Law Firm and Gomez Family Partner to Create

Los Angeles, California – United States - Sometimes winning the court case just isn’t enough, which is why Roberts Law Firm and the Gomez family joined their efforts to create Gomez v Xerox came about because of the death of Elvira Gomez, who was stuck by Eduardo Delgado driving a Xerox company vehicle. Delgado was convicted of his third DUI as a result of the accident. The Roberts Law

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Talks At American Bar Association Leadership Summit

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke at the American Bar Association Fall Leadership Summit Circuits 4-5-6 on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Charleston SC. Attorney Guthrie spoke on a panel named Solo Practitioner Discussion about how to have a successful law firm. The American Bar Association Fall Leadership Summit is designed to give law students advice and education to become leaders at

More Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Filed in Los Angeles

Nadrich & Cohen LLP reports that new lawsuits have been filed in Los Angeles against the maker of Actos by two patients who allege the drug caused bladder cancer. Los Angeles, CA, December 30, 2011 – As Takeda Pharmaceuticals continues to battle litigation over its Type 2 diabetes drug Actos, three additional lawsuits were filed in a Los Angeles court. The newest claims join the thousands of other Actos lawsuits that

Federal Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Filed Against Boston Scientific

Nadrich & Cohen LLP reports that Boston Scientific is facing additional lawsuits in federal court filed by women who claim they were injured by the company’s vaginal mesh implants. Los Angeles, CA, December 30, 2011 - Legal trouble continues to mount for medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific as additional lawsuits are filed in federal court by women who say they suffered serious injury after receiving one of the company’s transvaginal

HelpAge India Team Visit Pilani Schools for SAVE Mission

HelpAge SAVE - Student Action for Value Education Mission is to sensitize school children on ageing issues early in life, so they treat their elderly with love and care and understand their issues in depth. HelpAge India voices the concerns of India’s elderly. Mathew Cherian, Chief Executive of Helpage India who had graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science – BITS Pilani says “The elderly need food; they need

Ron Paul – Racist claims backfire, polling up forces GOP critics to face decisio …

Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has undergone a rash smear campaign by the mainstream media and GOP rivals. Despite allegations of racial newsletters and anti-gay viewpoints, the Paul campaign is running stronger than ever. CNN posted an interview where reporter, Gloria Borger, asked Ron Paul several times about the newsletters, just shortly after he was already confronted about them by Wolf Blitzer on another CNN interview. The story was spun, “Ron


West Palm Beach, FL – December 27, 2011 – Litigation Attorney Gary Betensky, a shareholder with the law firm of Richman Greer, P.A., a Miami and West Palm Beach law firm offering a wide range of litigation and business-related legal services, has been elected President of the Palm Beach Regional Office of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global leader for advocacy on behalf of the Jewish people and Israel and Political Marketing International, Inc have entered into a …, a division of Fox Marketing and Print Group LLC, a Nevada company, has entered into an agreement with Political Marketing International, Inc (PMI), a Florida company, to provide robocalls for political candidates. Ron Fox, Vice President,, said, "It's all about working with the best people in the industry to build an effective set of political marketing tools for our clients." Jerry Dorchuck, CEO, PMI advised the agreement makes

Brain Injury Attorney, Jason Byrd, Warns Those Hitting the Slopes this Winter

Jason Byrd, a brain injury attorney based out of Houston, TX, wants to caution those taking ski and snowboarding vacations in the coming months. He wishes to draw attention to the very real risk of brain injury on the slopes. “I think people have this misconception that since they’re dealing with snow, they don’t have to worry because their fall will be padded. But that simply is not true,” Jason

New Study Suggests Women Who Receive Vaginal Mesh Implants to Treat Pelvic Organ …

Nadrich & Cohen LLP reports that a new study suggests that women who receive vaginal mesh implants to treat stress incontinence need corrective surgery at a higher rate than women who are treated through other methods. Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 2011 – A new study forthcoming in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who are fitted with a vaginal mesh device

Metal Hip Implant Failures Could Translate to Higher Taxes, Increased Health Car …

Nadrich & Cohen LLP reports that medical and legal experts are predicting that taxes, insurance costs and health care costs will skyrocket as more artificial hip implant devices fail. Los Angeles, CA, December 28, 2011 – The report is based on a recent New York Times article, which profiled several individuals who received a metal-on-metal hip replacement system. One of the recipients profiled is currently facing nearly $500,000 in medical bills

Thompson & Knight Attorney Honored as "Outstanding Lawyer Under 40" by Cardozo S …

Dallas (December 28, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Justin S. Cohen on being honored as an "Outstanding Lawyer Under 40" for 2012 by the Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation’s Attorneys Division. The selection process was based on recommendations from top members of the profession and focused on talented young lawyers of varying levels who have demonstrated the maturity, balance,

Changes to California Probate Law Will Keep More Heirs Out of Court in 2012

Newport Beach, CA, Dec. 27, 2011 - On January 1st 2012, new legislation will take effect designed to keep more estates out of the California probate court after an individual’s death. The new law, known as AB 1305, was signed by Governor Brown and increases the threshold value for formal probate proceedings from $100,000 to $150,000 and the threshold value for real property (i.e. pieces of land, simple homes and timeshares)

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Participates In Back Pack Drive For Sanders Clyde Elementa …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in a Back Pack Drive for Sanders Clyde Elementary in Charleston SC on Friday August 12th 2011. The Back Pack Drive was sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of The South Carolina Bar. The purpose of the Back Pack Drive is to provide students of Sanders Clyde Elementary in Charleston SC with back packs and school

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