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2015

Blog Posts in 2015

  • When Can You Sue Someone After a Connecticut Car Accident?

    Just Because You're in an Accident Doesn't Mean There's Someone to Sue None of us want to sue someone to be compensated for our injuries after a car accident. We don’t want to be seen as an opportunist who is just trying to make a quick buck. However, the real reason most people take legal action after a car accident is to ensure they have the support that they need. Injuries lead to hefty medical ...
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  • Subrogation: Do You Know Your Health Insurance Provider?

    How well do you know and understand the obligations of your health insurance provider? People buy health insurance in case they become sick or injured. Depending on the plan chosen, they will not have to pay out of their pocket the high cost medical bills. However, what most people do not know is that if an outside party causes the injuries, the health insurance company may be entitled to be paid ...
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  • Federal Court's Continue the Hold on DACA and DAPA

    Federal Court’s Continue the Hold on DACA and DAPA President Obama’s executive actions to protect millions of immigrants remain on hold after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow the programs to go into effect. President Obama announced Extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) in November 2014. U.S. District Court Judge ...
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  • Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese Nationals in the United States

    The United States is extending its helping hand towards the country of Nepal which was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 th that killed more than 7,000 people and destroyed many buildings. Congress responded to the crisis by introducing H.R. 2033, a bill which has yet to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama. H.R. 2033 would authorize temporary protected status ...
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  • Arizona DACA Recipients Can Continue Pursuing Their Educational Goals

    On Tuesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Arthur Anderson ruled that undocumented immigrants living in Arizona, while their deportations are deferred, are eligible to pay in-state tuition to attend state colleges, as they are lawfully residing in the state. Tom Horne, a former Republican state attorney, sued Maricopa County Community College in 2013 for charging Deferred Action for Childhood ...
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  • Connecticut's Incentives on National Teen Safety Driving Month

    The month of May has been regarded as National Teen Safety Driving Month to emphasize the increase in car accidents involving teen’s texting while driving. New County Motor Car Group and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) are once again partnering together to bring awareness about driving safety and to encourage teens to make the pledge to not text and drive. SADD is the leading ...
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  • $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Apple & Samsung to Prevent Distracted Driving Deaths

    On Monday, the Coalition Against Distracted Drivers (CADD), a California citizens group, filed a lawsuit against Apple and Samsung in the Los Angeles Superior Court. CADD is a Los Angeles-based group who focuses on promoting effective and informative awareness about the dangers of using a smartphone or smartwatch while driving. The group is concerned with the rising number of car accidents caused ...
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  • Number of Deaths and Injuries for Distracted Drivers Continue to Rise

    In recent data collected by Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, every year 4,000 people are killed and 421,000 are injured from crashes caused by distracted drivers. Texting is by far the most dangerous distraction among drivers. Studies have found that texting while driving makes a crash up to 23 times more likely to happen. It is more dangerous than driving intoxicated. A DUI conviction can ruin ...
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  • Hope for President Obama's Immigration Actions

    On Tuesday, District Judge Andrew Hanen once again rejected President Obama's request to allow his immigration executive actions to move forward. The case is on its way to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which could mean a break for Obama administration after the 5 th Circuit’s ruling on Tuesday as well. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled against a challenge brought towards Deferred Action ...
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  • Decisions on Immigration Continue to Vary from State to State

    Some states, like Washington, have more advantages for immigrants without a legal status. Washington allows immigrants without legal status to obtain a driver’s license. Washington has had success disregarding immigration status when it comes to getting a driver’s license because supporters recognize that licensed drivers are aware of safety rules and have insurance. Washington also allows ...
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  • From Home to Work to the Hospital

    According to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 3 million work related injuries and illnesses per year in the private sector. Some of those injuries and illnesses are reported from employees you would not think of. For example, health-care workers are classified among the highest employees that experience a high rate of injuries. Most of their injuries come from lifting ...
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  • The Crusade to Criminalize Immigration

    On Wednesday, The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill: H.R. 1148 that is similar to the SAFE ACT. H.R. 1148 allows for criminal penalties for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. The first violation could result in a fine or imprisonment for up to six months. For later violations, imprisonment could be up to two years. State and local enforcements have the right to arrest unauthorized ...
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  • ICE Has Enhanced Oversight and Release Procedures for Individuals with Criminal Convictions

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has established enhanced policies and procedures for determining the potential release of detained individuals with criminal convictions. Last year, Secretary Johnson ordered ICE leadership to reevaluate the factors that lead to either the determination to set a bond amount or the release of the individual with a criminal conviction. Since then, ICE ...
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  • Certain H-4 Spouses Eligible for Employment Authorization

    As of March 25, 2015, H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants, will be eligible for employment authorization . The Department of Homeland Security established the final rule on February 25, 2015. The rule supports H-1B nonimmigrants seeking employment-based Lawful Permanent Resident status. Approximately 180,000 H-4 dependent spouses are expected to qualify the first year, and 55,000 each year ...
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  • ICE Ignoring Policy and Taking Individuals into Custody for Removal

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has disregarded the November prosecutorial discretion memorandum. ICE has implemented its own policy in accordance to Judge Hanen’s injunction against DACA and DAPA, President Obama’s proposal’s to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Individuals that check in with ICE will be taken into custody for removal if they have a ...
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