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2014-04-07 23:01:56

Jones Act attorney Matthew Shaffer filed a lawsuit on behalf of a shrimp boat captain who was seriously injured while on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. HOUSTON, Texas (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Jones Act attorney Matthew Shaffer recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Texas man who was seriously injured while working on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. According to court documents, the captain of a shrimp boat operating off the coast of Louisiana in October was on his way to the engine room...

2014-01-24 16:21:53

Los Angeles-based customs authority Tom Gould takes reins as Senior Director, Customs and International Trade. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- International trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. (ST&R), announced today the addition of Los Angeles-based customs authority Tom Gould as Senior Director, Customs and International Trade. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140124/MN52228) "We're exceptionally pleased that Tom has joined the...

2014-01-20 23:03:08

A recent incident off the coast of Louisiana highlights the importance of safety measures on vessels and offshore drilling rigs, maritime attorney Matthew Shaffer says. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 A recent incident off the coast of Louisiana highlights the importance of safety measures on vessels and offshore drilling rigs, maritime attorney Matthew Shaffer says. A crewman on a supply ship off the Louisiana coast lost his foot in an accident Jan. 9, according to the Houston...

2013-10-29 16:24:32

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched again in its current form in August 2012, the online journal provides continuity to earlier studies on the "Age of Terrorism" and closes research gaps in growing literature on the many aspects of the subject. Found at www.terrorismelectronicjournal.org, the journal focuses on identifying warning signals on conventional and unconventional terrorism in the post-9/11 era and recommends national, regional, and global...

2013-10-22 23:24:33

Houston-based maritime law firm Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris recently won $2 million in what is believed to be one of the largest Jones Act settlements ever paid by the U.S. government to a seaman. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Maritime attorneys of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris recently obtained what is believed to be one of the largest settlements paid by the United States to a Jones Act seaman. According to court documents, their client, a 58-year-old...

2013-09-25 16:20:33

NEW YORK, Sep 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International relief and development organization Oxfam welcomed today's signing of the Arms Trade Treaty by the United States. As the world's biggest arms exporter, the United States joins more than half of UN member states that have already signed the treaty. This brings the total number of signatures to 89 in the four months since the treaty opened for signature, and that number is expected to top 100 by the end of the day. (Logo:...

2013-08-31 23:19:42

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new informational graphic about recovering for injuries at sea. The law firm works with some of the more experienced maritime and admiralty lawyers, who have helped seamen recover benefits. (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Many residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts earn their living by working on the open seas. These seamen face dangerous conditions every day and injuries are a common occurrence at sea. It is important for seamen to be aware that...

2013-07-18 23:24:19

In a series of columns on terrorism, writer Lee Dodson scoffs at government policy on terrorism, especially when it comes to border security. He says in the article, "We have been told that our borders are secure, but no one believes this is so." Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 In a series of columns on terrorism, writer Lee Dodson scoffs at government policy on terrorism, especially when it comes to border security. He says in the article, "We have been told...

2013-05-14 20:20:21

Aon's 10th annual Terrorism and Political Violence Map highlights risk to global business growth LONDON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today released its 10th annual Terrorism and Political Violence Map to help companies assess risk levels of political violence and terrorism. Produced in collaboration with global risk management consultancy The Risk Advisory Group plc, the 2013 Map is complimented by an...

2013-03-15 12:25:03

Shaking Hands with the Devil Highly Ranked at Amazon.com BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wordsmith Media, Inc. (OTC Pink: WDIS) and Highland Loch Press announced today that its new book, Shaking Hands with the Devil: The Intersection of Terrorism and Theology is now highly ranked on Amazon.com. Following reviews from The American Spectator magazine and other national media, the new book soared in the rankings at Amazon.com ahead of Argo: How the CIA and...