SSDI form and social security card

The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines the term “disability” as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a... Read More »

GPS tracker

A vague section in the California Penal Code led to the reversal of a man’s conviction for using an electronic device to track the movements of his estranged wife. The Code did not specify whether this kind of sleuthing activity is permissible when both the man and the woman he... Read More »

Richard Strong, 50, left, his brother Gregory Strong, 48, center and Stacy Griffin, 42, are among six Black farmworkers

A Mississippi farm is in the middle of a lawsuit after six Black workers alleged they were paid lower wages than white workers who were hired on through the work visa H-2A program.   The lawsuit filed by the Mississippi Center for Justice explains that the farm, Pitts Farm Partnership, violated... Read More »

An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey

Plaintiffs allege drugmaker discriminated against older workers with a stated quota to hire more millennials as sales reps. Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co is at the center of a class-action lawsuit after two one-time job applicants filed a complaint last week that argues the company unfairly discriminated against older workers.... Read More »

Scott Maddox walks with his lawyers into the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Tallahassee

The former mayor and city commissioner of Tallahassee, Scott Maddox, along with business partner and longtime girlfriend Paige Carter-Smith, learned their fate last week after their role in a deeply-rooted bribery scheme that plagued the local government. Maddox had been a long-time political figure in the city, and Carter-Smith had... Read More »

Salvatore Tagliaferro

The former president of a New York Carpenters Union has been sentenced to 60 months behind bars for his role in a scheme that allowed new members to join the Union in exchange for cash bribes.   Salvatore Tagliaferro was the former president of the Local 926 chapter of the Carpenters... Read More »

David Elmendorf, former owner of the once-popular Bumpy’s Polar Freeze ice cream shop in Schenectady.

A former New York ice cream shop owner is the first individual to pay a fine under a new law dubbed the “Karen Law.” This new bill which was signed into law in June of last year requires individuals who make false or racially biased calls to the police to... Read More »

Student registered nurse Camille Endicio prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination syringes at a walk-up mobile COVID-19 clinic in April in Los Angeles.(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

When emergencies strike, first responders are immediately called on to help those in need. The job descriptions of police officers and firefighters mandate contact with people whose health conditions cannot be determined before their lives are saved.  It would be logical to assume these brave individuals would want protection from... Read More »

Connor Pruett (left) and Phillip Byrd (right)

Two Florida teenagers have been arrested after allegedly trying to pull off a school shooting at a middle school near Fort Myers.   Their plot was foiled after a teacher at Harns Marsh Middle School in Lehigh Acres notified the school resource officer and the school’s administration about a tip concerning... Read More »

Clinton Portis watches a 2009 Washington preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Three former football players have pled guilty for their roles in a health care fraud scheme. The admission of guilt brings the total number of former professional athletes who defrauded a health care fund intended to help NFL players to 15.   Former Washington Football team player Clinton Portis, 40, and... Read More »

family

Divorce can be a difficult process for any couple to go through, and when children are involved, the process will almost certainly be that much tougher. In a traditional divorce, the two partners who are separating typically take a two-household approach. This approach will usually involve one parent moving out... Read More »

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In California, there is no specific prohibition on eating while driving. However one can still be ticketed for unsafe driving. read more

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In California, workers are protected by both state and federal wage and hour regulations. Among other things, these laws guarantee a minimum wage, mandate meal breaks and rest breaks, and... read more

by Scott Wagner and Associates | Employment Law
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In order for your vehicle to qualify as a lemon in California, you must have made several reasonable attempts to get the defect repaired. read more

by Nita Lemon Law Firm | Lemon Law
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Healthcare fraud includes billing for services never furnished and falsifying medical necessity. While abuse includes billing services at different rates, and more. read more

by Law Offices of Art Kalantar | Health Care Law
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It may take significantly more time for the servicemember to legally receive the divorce papers, which can delay the proceedings. read more

by Blasser Law | Family Law