Starting May 10, 2016, certain F-1 students who have completed their degrees can obtain extended post graduate work experience in their field using Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) beyond the 1 year period available to all graduates of bachelor degree programs.  Graduates in STEM fields (science, technology,... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA An Income Only Trust can be designed as a grantor trust. The trust assets are unavailable for Medicaid, but there are some potentially significant tax benefits to the grantor. The Internal Revenue Code contains certain requirements for a grantor trust.[1]  Income Tax. Income is taxed... 
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In any Miami medical malpractice lawsuit, plaintiffs need to be mindful of who employs the health care professionals at-fault. That’s because the legal theory of vicarious liability – that one can be held responsible for the wrongful actions of another – will only apply in an employment situation... 
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When it comes to using internet leads, there is a distinct set of tasks associated with the lead when you receive it. One of those tasks will be choosing how to approach the prospect on the phone. Literally, we must choose some words to say that get us to the desired outcome. When it comes to “things to say” we... 
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The first part of Molly’s Law received unanimous support in the Illinois House committee on April 5. It has been passed to the House floor for consideration. The measure aims to extend the Illinois statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit from the current two years to five years. State Representative... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA This is the first of a series of three articles dealing with lien resolution in personal injury cases. General Types of Liens Prior to making distribution in the settlement of a class action or mass tort lawsuit, a number of lien issues may need to be addressed, depending on the nature... 
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Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often face challenges when trying to manage their symptoms. Traumatic memories keep replaying in their minds in a continuous loop, according to researchers. Traditional forms of treatment may not always prove effective for all veterans. A new study shows... 
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Pregnant women who have delivered a baby via cesarean section in the past are faced with the decision of how to give birth to their next child. Mothers are likely to opt for another C-section over a vaginal delivery due to the risk of potential complications for the baby or rupturing the scar. On the other hand, C-sections... 
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A road surveyor, wearing a reflective vest, was struck and killed by driver as he was standing in a striped, restricted area separating the inside lane from traffic merging onto I-95 in Pompano Beach. The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver crossed into the striped area to get around slower traffic when he struck... 
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On May 2, 2016, USCIS announced that it had completed its random selection of H-1B petition “lottery” winners for cap-subject H-1B filings for fiscal year 2017.  For those petitions selected, USCIS asks petitioners to wait until they receive a fee receipt.  For those petitioner not selected, USCIS will begin... 
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