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Wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of man who died in fall down elevator shaft

After Chad Wolfe fell to his death down an elevator shaft at Tampa International Airport, his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and the company that built and maintained the elevator. The family filed the suit on September 26 in Hillsborough County Circuit Court. Wolfe was seen on airport security cameras at about 1:00 a.m. on March 15, 2013, when... 

Michigan VA Benefits for 2015

Good news for Michigan veterans and surviving spouses with the announcement that there will be a cost of living (COLA) increase for 2015. This means that Michigan veterans benefits for 2015 will have the same increase for 2015 as those who receive Social Security. The COLA for 2015 is 1.7%, which means the VA Benefit for 2015 will increase from 2014. Michigan VA Benefit 2015 award numbers. Type... 

International Students in America: October, 2014 Numbers and Trends

In its October, 2014 review of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has provided a statistical snapshot of the international student population and the institutions at which they study.  According to the review, there are 1.1 million academic and vocation foreign students currently studying in the United States, and 200,782 exchange visitors here at... 

National Visa Center Changes Document Collection Policy

In a move to reduce applicant wait times, the National Visa Center will no longer require original documents to be submitted as part of the U.S. immigration process.  Instead, starting November 12, 2014 immigrant visa applicants need only submit copies of supporting documents to the NVC.  The immigrant visa applicant will bring the original documents to the interview at a U.S. consular post abroad... 

How to Balance Savings Between a 401 and a Roth IRA

Roth IRAs and 401(k)s are two of the most commonly used retirement savings accounts. For people with both a 401(k) and a Roth IRA, it is best to balance retirement savings between the two accounts in order to maximize employer contributions and tax benefits. A Roth IRA provides considerable flexibility both before and after retirement. It is funded with after-tax dollars, so that it grows tax-free... 

Guest Blog: Universal Design Elements Assist Aging in Place

Our guest blogger this week is Priscilla Toomey, Associate Broker, JD, Top 5, ABR, SRES, Certified EcoBroker, Julia B. Fee Sothebys International Realty. While many of us have heard the terms “universal design” and “aging in place,” their meanings and implications may be vague to us. They are universal movements and also have implications for [...]  Read More →

Personal injury claim not barred by workers’ compensation exclusivity, Illinois Appellate Court rules

An Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that a worker who allegedly sustained exposure to asbestos while working for his employer between 1966 and 1970 was not barred from pursuing a personal injury claim by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. The claim was not compensable under the Act, as the statute of repose had expired. In the case of Folta v. Ferro... 

When spouses wish to part ways, the finality of divorce is usually best

As a popular culture would have us believe, breaking up is hard to do. With all the emotional and financial upheaval that is often involved with a nuptial parting of the ways, some on-the-rocks couples opt for what may seem to be the easier route of some form of separation. Despite the first-blush attractiveness of separation, though, the legal protections and finality that divorce provides usually... 

Solve Your Financial Problems With Lawsuit Funding!

Medical negligence happens every day and the wrongdoer is usually reluctant to accept responsibility. Instead, their high-powered attorneys will deny and delay claims as long as possible hoping the plaintiff will give up, especially if suffering financially. Often times, there is only one solution for a plaintiff struggling to pay the bills – lawsuit funding. A 53-year-old Milwaukee woman was recently... 

Allure of U.S. Real Estate Attracts Indian Buyers

The acquisition of gold, and especially gold jewelry, has traditionally been the favored means by which Indians invest their discretionary income. But recent statistics demonstrate that for Indian citizens with the resources to do so, the purchase of American real estate has become the new golden opportunity for investment and savings. Gold has long been the safe haven of choice for Indians looking... 
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