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Five Injured in a Car and Minivan Collision Says Litigation Funding Corporation

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2018 – A Chevy Malibu ran a red light, hitting a Honda minivan. Five people were injured as a result of the accident.

The crash occurred as the driver of the Chevy Malibu, a 21-year-old man, drove through a red light, colliding with the Honda minivan. The Chevy driver and four passengers, ages 17 to 19, were treated at area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. None of the passengers of the Honda minivan required medical assistance.
The Chevy driver was cited for operating an uninsured vehicle, disobeying a red light and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

The families of the victims in this crash may wish to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries and medical expenses. If the families file lawsuits and need financial support until a settlement is reached or a court verdict handed down, they may wish to consider a lawsuit cash advance, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan” or litigation funding.

A lawsuit loan is approved on the merits of the case and the time that it is likely to take to reach a final resolution. Once an applicant is approved, funding is often available in less than 48 hours and is sent directly to the plaintiff’s bank account. “All that is required to obtain pre-settlement funding is a completed application form, the name of the attorney you are working with and case documentation,” said Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation representative.

Litigation funding requires no credit checks, no monthly fees and no employment verification. Repayment is also not required until a case is successfully completed. If the plaintiff loses the case, repayment of the lawsuit loan is waived.

“A lawsuit cash advance is not for everyone,” added Monroe. “However, if you need financial help during a pending claim, choose an experienced litigation funding company to help you navigate through the process.”

Litigation Funding Corporation is a well-known leader in the legal finance industry and has reviewed thousands of cases nationwide. “We’re actually one of the few legal financing companies that never brokers out and funding comes from our own resources,” said Monroe. “If you are a personal injury victim and need financial assistance with a pending legal claim, call us or apply online.”

Litigation Funding Corporation
7115 Orchard Lake Rd, Ste 320
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Call: 1.866.LIT.FUND

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Are Immigrants Required to Register with Selective Service?

Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2018 – In order to check to see who is required to register with Selective Service and what exceptions there are it is best to read the information available on the official Selective Service System website at: https://www.sss.gov/Portals/0/PDFs/WhoMustRegisterChart.pdf

“What you need to know is that the Selective Service is not the same thing as signing up with the U.S. Armed Services, as Selective Service is not considered to be a part of the Department of Defense (DoD),” said Houston immigration attorney, Annie Banerjee.

Selective Service is an autonomous branch of the U.S. government keeping information on all males between the ages of 18 and 25 who potentially qualify for military conscription. They must be either non-citizen immigrants or U.S. citizens and must submit their name within 30 days of the date of their 18 birthday.

The definition of a non-citizen immigrant is an individual with an immigrant visa who intends to stay in the U.S. Individuals in this category include:

· Refugees
· Parolees
· Those seeking asylum
· Legal permanent residents
· Undocumented immigrants

“A non-citizen immigrant between the ages of 18 and 25 years who acquires an immigrant visa ‘must’ register with Selective Service within 30 days of their arrival in the U.S.,” added Banerjee. “This includes dual nationals, as they are also considered to be U.S. immigrants.”

The exceptions to registering with Selective Service include:

· Those on active duty with the Reserve, Military or National Guard
· Non-immigrants not mandated to register (holders of F-1, B-2, H-1B visas etc.)
· Those with medical disabilities
· Conscientious objectors

In most cases, all male U.S. citizens and male immigrants, 18 through to 25-years-old must register with Selective Service. This does not mean a registered individual will automatically be inducted. A random lottery number and birth year would call men to service if a draft were set in motion in response to a military crisis. All of those called must pass a physical, mental and moral fitness examination. Those that do not pass those tests are either deferred or exempted.

If a U.S. male resident is a non-citizen, and between the ages of 18 to 25, they must also register with Selective Service within 30-days of arriving in the country. However, there are few exceptions to this category. Individuals on current non-immigrant visas and seasonal agricultural workers are exempt.

Law Offices of Annie Banerjee
131 Brooks Street, Suite #300
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Phone: (281) 242-9139

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Nominations Open for 2018 First Chair Award

First Chair

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2018 – Awards program recognizes America’s most innovative and accomplished in-house counsel for their achievements and significant contributions to the legal community.

First Chair, the first organization designed to bring together a community of accomplished attorneys in private practice with their talented in-house peers in order to recognize achievement, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2018 First Chair Awards.

Since 2011, the First Chair Awards have recognized in-house counsel from some of the country’s most recognized companies that have made significant contributions to the legal community. For a list of last year’s award recipients, please visit here.

Nominations should showcase excellent leadership in the community and at the company, have a consistent record of high achievement throughout their career and exhibit and demonstrate a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence. Award categories include: Top General Counsel, Top Assistant General Counsel, Top Litigation Counsel, Top Compliance Counsel, Top Real Estate Counsel, Top Intellectual Property Counsel, Top Employment Counsel, Top Insurance Counsel, Top eDiscovery Counsel, Top Privacy Counsel, and Rising Star.

Submissions will be accepted until June 15, 2018. Award recipients be announced on July 1, 2018 and will be celebrated at the First Chair Awards Conference & Gala, August 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Co-Chairs for the 2018 First Chair Awards Conference are Cameron Findlay, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Archer Daniels Midland Company and Courtney VanLonkhuyzen Welton, Global General Counsel of Lenovo Mobile Business Group. Christopher Darden (the famous prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson criminal trial) will be the featured speaker at the event.

Recipients will also be recognized in the November 2018 issue of Corporate Counsel® Magazine.

For more information about the First Chair Awards, and to apply or nominate someone, please visit: First Chair Awards.

Contact:
Gina Amatruda-Fiorillo
Program Director
First Chair Awards
[email protected]

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