Welcome to The Maggio Law Firm’s PODCAST about what to know concerning the divorce filing requirements for California divorce cases. Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas.... 
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in federal court by a Florida woman whose husband died of a brain hemorrhage after taking a prescribed anticoagulant drug. William Packard was prescribed Xarelto in January 2012 to treat a nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. In June 2012, Packard suffered a subdural hemorrhage,... 
The City of West Hollywood has had its fair share of memorable moments over the past several decades. Not the least of which was becoming the first city in the nation to create a memorable legal landmark by passing a domestic partnership ordinance. It was 1985 and Ordinance No. 22, adopted on February 21, was a bold... 
A $248 million lawsuit was filed today against GTECH Corporation, operator of the Texas Lottery.  A group of 520 lottery players sued to collect their winnings from the controversial Fun 5’s scratch-off game.  The suit alleges that GTECH programmed its computers to reject winning tickets as losers even though the... 
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A 2008 accident between a SUV and a utility truck left the driver of the SUV paralyzed for life. Each driver alleged that the other rain a red light; each claimed the other caused serious injuries. The two cases were consolidated, then tried together. The jury found the utility truck driver 95% negligent and the sport... 
Number 76 Volume IX Washington, D.C A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during January. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... 
Many families need wrongful death litigation funding to help with the financial burden of medical expenses, lost wages and funeral expenses. After a tire blew, the driver over-corrected causing his SUV to flip several times before landing on its hood. One passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed. The... 
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I am not a fan of do-it-yourself planning, but the ABA has a good resources called the Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning that might be worth a look. According to the ABA site, studies have show that standard advanced directive forms do little to influence end-of-life decisions without informed... 
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As the holiday season approaches, the thoughts of many turn to family. It is a season of picking out gifts and planning celebrations for loved ones. This time of year can also be a reminder to consider long-term planning for our loved ones, and to consider the gifts that can last not just a season, but for generations. For... 
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The last thing drivers on a freeway expect to see is a flying truck – one that comes out of nowhere and launches itself over a retaining guardrail. This case was one that could have turned into an even more devastating accident. Fortunately, the only vehicle involved was the truck. The accident happened at about... 
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Tire blowouts can cause serious, even fatal auto accidents. A blown tire could be caused by a defective tire, improper installation, failure to adequately inspect the tires, or failure to provide proper maintenance. Injuries could be the fault of a manufacturer, installer, or driver. While an experienced attorney can... 
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Many people on Medicare assume that the program will cover any medical costs they encounter, including the cost of care in a skilled nursing facility. However, coverage for care in a nursing home is actually quite limited, and it is only provided under certain circumstances. Medicare only pays for care in a nursing... 
Across the country, researchers and policymakers are trying to find new and better ways to support veterans returning home. In Michigan, one such program is making headlines: the Buddy to Buddy program, a peer support system designed to connect post-9/11 veterans to a host of resources. The Buddy to Buddy program... 
Divorce mediation is you and your spouse deciding on the best way to end your relationship mutually. Whenever couples decide to get divorced, there are two main ways that the goal of separation can be achieved. One is through mediation and the other is through litigation. Most couples are generally advised to go for... 
Welcome to California Divorce Mediator’s PODCAST explaining how divorce mediation can save the financial future of your children and your family. Gerald A. Maggio is a trained divorce mediator who has amicably resolved cases many cases out of court, as well as an experienced divorce and family law attorney.... 
Year after year, Texas leads the nation in traffic fatalities due to drunk driving. Add to that the still-growing spike in fatal crashes due to the energy boom, and Texans have good reason to think carefully about staying safe on the road this holiday season. Auto accidents can be financially, emotionally and physically... 
Illinois workers who are injured on the job have the right to workers’ compensation benefits for hours of work lost and for medical expenses. If the employer fails to pay the compensation owed, then the benefits can be paid by the Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund (IWBF). The IWBF was created in 2005 to compensate... 
The slide in oil prices has continued into December, but Texas oil companies and boom towns say they aren’t too concerned. According to reports in USA Today and the Texas Tribune, many in the oil and gas field feel that Texas is prepared to weather the ups and downs of oil prices. Texas has experienced oil... 
In a recent fee petition hearing, a judge of the Hillsborough County Circuit Court acknowledged the high value of attorney Robert Joyce’s skill, stating that there are “only a few lawyers in town that I think are worth $600 an hour,” and that Mr. Joyce is one of them, due to his “astonishing” workmanship. The... 
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