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Veterans Denied Disability Benefits Still Suffering and Vulnerable

Study Shows that Veterans Denied Disability Benefits Not Healthier than Counterparts A new Veterans Benefits Administration study investigated the differences between veterans awarded disability benefits, and those who sought benefits, but were denied, and determined there was little difference in actual health or injury rates. “A veteran seeking … [Read more...]

Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Recall Expanded

Volkswagen EPA Regulation Recall Likely to Expand The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the expansion of a safety recall based upon claims that the emission problem is broader than initially thought. In September, the EPA launched an investigation into the German automaker after a University of West Virginia study claimed that … [Read more...]

Federal Lawmakers Urge Examination of State Workers Comp

As States Limit Workers Comp Benefits, Congress Seeks Federal Oversight to Help Workers Based on information published jointly by Pro Publica and NPR, 10 Democrats in the House and Senate sent a letter to Labor Secretary, Thomas Perez, noting that federal oversight might be required to ensure that states offer appropriate workers' compensation to … [Read more...]

Dollywood Ride Injuries Lead to Lawsuit

Lawsuit filed against Dollywood For Ride Related Injuries In December 2013, a woman was injured on a ride at Tennessee theme park, Dollywood, after lifting the safety bar just before the ride came to a complete stop. After suffering brain trauma, she and her husband sued the theme park seeking compensation for her personal injuries, alleging that … [Read more...]

Feds Bust Columbia Brothel for Sex Trafficking

South Carolina Brothel Busted for Sex Trafficking A recent federal investigation led to a Columbia-area brothel being busted, and a potential victim of human sex trafficking being rescued, on Thursday, October 29th. Homeland Security and US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement conducted a 13-state operation called “Operation Safe Haven,” … [Read more...]

Wounded Warrior Survey Reveals New Data on Vets

Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD Common Among Post-9/11 Veterans Each year, the Wounded Warrior Project releases data on war veterans, common problems experienced, and how veterans can be better helped. This year, the Wounded Warrior Project survey revealed that at least 75% of vets who served in post 9/11 wars – in Afghanistan and Iraq especially … [Read more...]

Police Seize 7,000 Stolen Firearms, Issue Gun Charges

 Seizure of 7,000 Stolen Weapons Leads to Gun Charges The Chesterfield, SC Sheriff's Police got more than it bargained for recently, after officers traveled to a suspect’s house to serve him a subpoena for a recent drug-related arrest when they noticed stolen items in his front yard. After comparing the stolen property with reports of stolen items … [Read more...]

DUI Charges Issued For Operating Motorized Wheelchair

Georgia Man Facing DUI Charges for Operating Motorized Wheelchair Under the Influence A Conyers, Georgia resident was recently charged with DUI for operating his motorized wheelchair while under the influence of alcohol. Georgia's DUI law applies to the operation of “any moving vehicle” while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Reportedly, … [Read more...]

Calculating Tax Losses for SC Flood Victims

IRS Tax Relief For SC Flood Victims: Calculating Casualty Loss As we have reported, the Strom Law Firm is currently reviewing claims on behalf of residential homeowners and businesses impacted by flooding resulting from the Semmes Lake dam failure. The early October, 2015 flooding, and corresponding dam breaches, in Columbia South Carolina … [Read more...]

GM Recalls Cars for Oil Leak, Fire Risk

General Motors Oil Leak Recall General Motors recently issued a vehicle recall after it discovered the potential for oil to leak onto the vehicles’ engines, increasing the risk of fire. The recall, which affects 1.4 million cars, trucks, and SUVs  affects the following vehicles: 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal; 2000-2004 … [Read more...]