Financial Literacy Month is being observed in April 2014. This is an excellent time to recognize the important role that financial literacy plays in individual economic security and the financial health of the nation. Many Americans are not well-informed about important financial issues that affect their everyday... 
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Individuals with disabilities who have service dogs should be prepared with knowledge of the law when they enter business establishments. If a dispute occurs over access to the business, then individuals will need to assert their legal rights in a clear and calm manner. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)... 
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A Nigerian oil company has filed a lawsuit in Texas state court, claiming that competing companies spread false information to derail a $1 billion lease offer the company made to Chevron. Brittania-U Nigeria Ltd. said that after its bids had been accepted by Chevron, Belema Oil Producing Ltd., Amni International Petroleum... 
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Begley Law Group’s Tom Begley Jr. will be one of two people honored during the 25th anniversary celebration of Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey. A founding member of the Begley Law Group and the Special Needs Alliance, Begley will be presented with the PLAN NJ Legal Champion Award for a 40-year... 
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When the Wall Street Journal recently reported on problems faced by older investors, Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates was prominently featured. The article examined issues that we all must be aware of as we age: some retirees, even when dementia is not an issue, have trouble identifying riskier investments... 
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A Vietnam veteran and Chicago-area resident will receive a $12 million settlement from the federal government in a medical malpractice case. John Johnson is a Vietnam combat veteran who served in the Army from 1970 to 1971. In 2007, Johnson was admitted to Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines,... 
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  Kristina Derro, Esq. The Department of Veterans Affairs’s (VA) “appeals resolution time” shot up to 923 days in fiscal year 2013 – that’s up 37% from 675 in the previous year, according to the department’s annual performance report. The appeals resolution time is the average time it takes for a denied... 
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Yesterday, a female Polk County teacher was arrested for allegedly having sex with her 17 year old student.  The teacher, Jennifer Fichter, is an English teacher at Central Florida Aerospace Academy. The arrest allegedly stemmed from text messages the teen’s mother found on her son’s phone.  The mother... 
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On Friday a fatal hit and run accident occurred in Tampa.  All police reports refer to “accidents” as “crashes” to inflate the public and eventually jury’s attitude in these tragic cases.  While there are cases where someone leaves on purpose, many times the driver is in shock and scared... 
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Tampa Bay Lightning hockey player Ryan Malone was arrested for DUI and possession of cocaine early this morning.  The incident allegedly happened in South Tampa. These are very serious charges as a DUI carries a number of penalties and can affect your employment, car insurance, criminal record, and result in a license... 
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