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09/25/2013 (press release: adoptahighway) // Santa Ana, CA, United States // Patricia Nelson Since the tragedy of 9/11, SDF search teams have been called upon by state agencies across the country to serve as the first responders to numerous disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes, mud slides, train derailments, and building collapses. Whether responding to a major national disaster, or one closer to home, SDF teams stand ready to serve. Throughout the entire month of September, the…

09/26/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release) Brooklyn, N.Y.—One person was rushed to a trauma unit after a speeding Lamborghini slammed into a sedan, causing the sports car to break into two pieces. The automobile accident occurred Saturday, September 21, 2013, near the intersection of East 66th Street and Gaylord Drive in Mill Basin, reports the New York Daily News. A security camera on a nearby home…

09/26/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release) Queens, N.Y.—Two Queens police officers were suspended after being caught for allegedly selling accident reports to thieves, who are apart of an alleged insurance scam. The officers are suspended without pay after they were arrested on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the New York Daily News reports. According to reports, the NYPD officers Roberto Espinal, 44, and Danny Cano, 37, were…

09/26/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release) New York, N.Y.—Professional blenders by Frigidaire has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for laceration hazards posed by the defective product. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on September 19, 2013. A total of 14,000 blenders were recalled after discovering that the blade shaft assembly can break while in use, which…

09/09/2013 // New York, NY, USA // jcreiterlaw // Jonathan C. Reiter // (press release) A subset of gravity related construction accidents are accidents that are caused by a fall from a ladder at a construction site. This area of the law is so extensive that it requires a separate explanation, which follows. New York Labor Law section 240(1) covers falls from ladders, since the force of gravity is the key component of these types…

09/25/2013 // Justice News Flash: Featured Column (Press Release) // Kathleen Scanlan // (press release) The False Claims Act is a powerful piece of legislation that has helped return billions to the federal coffers. It’s a great example of our legislative and legal system working at its best. That’s partly why it’s hard to stand on the sidelines while a different kind of fraud is allowed to flourish and grow because its victims are stripped…