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Why do Lawyers Sue for So Much Money?

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Some lawyers sue for millions of dollars — even in small claims — just to get free publicity or make it sound like they have big cases. Under Virginia law, it may actually be better to put a slightly larger number on the lawsuit papers at the beginning of the case. Herndon Virginia injury lawyer Doug

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Can Children of Different Mothers and Wives Receive Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits?

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When a worker leaves behind children of different mothers because of divorce, problems with marital status, or international citizenship, complex issues arise.  This requires input from the most experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Doug Landau has handled a number of cases involving surviving children born of different mothers, after born children (a child is born after

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Now that I’ve Won my Social Security Case, Will My Benefits Stay the Same For the Rest of My Life ?

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Probably not, according to Virginia Social Security lawyer Doug Landau. Very likely your monthly Social Security benefits will go up! When the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) increases, Social Security recipients get a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). In 2014, Federal Social Security payments went up by 1.5%.  This came to an average of $14/month. Just as

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What Will I Be Asked at My Workers Compensation Deposition?

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A deposition is a witness’s sworn testimony taken out of court.  It is used to gather information as part of the discovery process. While an insurance lawyer can ask many questions at a deposition that would not be permitted at a trial, several areas of interrogation are likely: Lawyers typically start with very easy introductory

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