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How to Protect A Family Business From Divorce With Prenuptial Agreements

Small businesses in America account for a substantial amount of the workforce and businesses in the U.S. economy.  Many small businesses are family-owned, with many owned together by married spouses with other family members. When the primary owners of a family business go through a divorce, the implications can be tremendous.  Therefore, with so much at stake with a family business, couples who... 

Guest Post: Staying Aware and Safe in the Summer Heat

By Susan Yubas, founder of FYI Senior Living Solutions, Inc. My daughter and I walked into my mother’s apartment the other day and were hit by a wall of warm, humid air.  While my mother was wearing long sleeves and pants, my daughter began to roll up her sleeves due to the heat and I [...]  Read More →

Pinellas Sheriff’s Office settles wrongful death lawsuit for Over One Million Dollars

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has paid $1.15 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit with the estate of a mentally ill woman who died in the Pinellas County jail after refusing medicine and food. The payment has settled all state and federal claims against the jail and its employees. Michael DeGraw filed suit over the death of his wife, Jennifer DeGraw, who was found dead in her cell... 

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves his Children Zilch…$35Million to his Partner

Phillip Seymour Hoffman died at the young age of 46, with three children, all under the age of 11.  With his estimated $35 million fortune in his estate, he made the bold decision to disinherit his children, leaving the bulk of his $35 million to his partner, Mimi O’Donnell, according to an article on Today.com. So, the question is, why did Phillip Seymour Hoffman ignore his son and his two... 

Help for Victims Injured by Defective Medical Products

We expect the products we purchase to be designed and manufactured in such a manner that they are safe. We also expect that the manufacturer will provide reasonable warnings of product dangers and recalls. Yet, every year thousands of consumers are seriously injured or die as a result of defective or faulty products. When medical device manufacturers fail to properly ensure that their products are... 

Palo Alto Breaks Ground on Innovative Playground for All Children

On June 23, construction began on what is being coined the most innovative and inclusive playground in the United States. The playground will be called “Magical Bridge” and will be located on 1.28 acres of land between Adobe Creek and Mitchell Park’s southern-most tennis courts. The park will have 15 zones that will accommodate the needs of all kinds of children. The intent of the park is to... 

New York’s Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program to Expand

Effective July 1, 2014, the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program has expanded.  Under the program, tenants who are over the age of 61 and who pay more than a third of their income in a rent-regulated apartment may stabilize their rent. The expansion of the program is expected to add 24,000 older individuals to the 50,000 already enrolled. Community leaders have asked for help in... 

Tampa firefighter suspended after alleged 3rd DUI arrest this past weekend. Potential penalties include jail, 10 year driver’s license suspension, and a felony conviction.

Over the weekend, a Tampa Fire Rescue firefighter was arrested for DUI in Holiday, Pasco County.  This was allegedly his 3rd DUI arrest with priors in 2001 and 2012.  If that is true, if convicted of DUI, there would be a 10 year driver’s license suspension as part of his sentence.  Three (3) DUI convictions within 10 years results in a mandatory 10 year suspension.  He will likely face jail... 

USDOE Hears Testimony on SRO Delays and Proposed Compliance Agreement

By Marion Walsh, Esq. The New York State Department of Education’s Office of State Review (“SRO”), which hears appeals of special education proceedings after an Impartial Hearing Officer (“IHO”) decision, has been out of compliance with federal mandates to issue timely decisions within 30 days, since April of 2012. This delay has impeded the right of many children with disabilities to a... 

Mother and Two Infants Die of Undiagnosed Tuberculosis

A recent lawsuit alleges that medical malpractice led to the death of the plaintiff’s wife and his twin daughters when doctors failed to diagnose them with tuberculosis. The husband’s attorneys have stated that the suit has been filed to achieve accountability and justice from the Las Vegas Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. They have named medical professionals at the hospital and have claimed... 
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