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Major League Baseball Supports Autism Awareness

In the coming months, Major League Baseball (MLB) is hosting a number of events to support autism awareness. For example, the New York Yankees are offering half-price tickets to members of the Autism Speaks community for their Saturday, August 9 home game against the Cleveland Indians. The offer is valid for select general, non-premium seating areas. Fans may purchase these tickets at a half-price... 

Polk county criminal defense attorney Thomas C. Grajek attends Cross-Examination seminar with Roger Dodd.

Yesterday, I attended a seminar by Roger Dodd on cross-examination sponsored by the Florida Bar.  Why was I spending a Saturday at a seminar? Because Roger Dodd is one of the leading experts on cross-examination in the country.  When you get a chance to learn from one of the best, you go.  I want to be able to do the best job for my clients.  cross-examination is one of the most important aspects... 

Two Alleged Drunk Drivers Arrested After Cars Hit by Trains

In two separate incidents at the same railroad crossing in Meridian Township, Michigan, alleged drunk drivers were arrested after their cars were struck by trains. Both drivers narrowly escaped being hit themselves. The drivers, a 22-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, were both allegedly driving drunk and ignored signs indicating that a road was closed. According to police, they tried to cross the... 

VA Reports Low But Wrong Numbers

Jim Fausone Veterans Disability Lawyer The VA is reporting that 10 % of veterans are waiting over 30 days for a medical appointment. That number does not reflect the poll LHFV did of its veterans.  Our survey shows that 21% of the veterans are waiting over 180 days. Veterans read the articles about VA and its reported wait times and wonder why their experiences are so different.  I would tell you... 

Guest Blog: Face Value Comics: the World’s First Featured Comic Book Hero with Autism

By Dave Kot, Founder, Face Value Comics Kids want and need heroes like themselves. We may not have superpowers, yet comic books allow us to daydream. Readers can imagine themselves as someone special without limits on their potential. Sadly, most comic books not only ignore autism, but marginalize or inaccurately portray this sensory processing challenge. Examples by current industry leaders depict... 

Accessing Guide Dogs and Service Dogs as a Veteran

Veterans with disabilities who are in need of guide dogs or service dogs can get help through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Service dogs are trained to perform tasks for a person with a physical disability. Dogs are traditionally trained as guides for people who are blind or visually impaired, but service dogs are also trained to help people without vision impairments. Disabled veterans... 

How to Give a Great Deposition Part 4 of 7 – Podcast

Double Board Certified Attorney Richard LaGarde, shares tips that he often gives to his own witnesses before they are deposed or testify in court. Allow a few moments after clicking the play icon for video to load.  Read More →

Caltrans May Face More Wrongful Death Lawsuits

While the cause of a fatal accident in San Bernardino is underway, family and friends mourn the death of two teens and Caltrans may be facing another lawsuit. A dump truck hauling 80,000 pounds of wet cement lost control and collided with a PT Cruiser in the Cajon Pass sending the vehicle down a dirt embankment. The dump truck rolled several times before landing on top of the Cruiser. Two of the... 

Head Injuries: New Settlement In NFL Concussion Lawsuit

You may recall that the previous settlement agreement between the National Football League and a class of former players was scrapped by the judge, who was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough funds to fully compensate the injured players who sustained head injuries. Yesterday, the parties entered into a new settlement agreement.  Unlike the last settlement, this settlement isn’t capped... 

Millennials and Retirement

There is an unfortunate paradox in retirement planning: the best time to start saving is when people are least likely to do so: when they are young. It is not hard to convince people in their 40s and 50s that saving for retirement is important, but saving at that point is so much more effective if one already has a head start from beginning to save in one’s 20s and 30s. The difficulty is that... 
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