Information for injured persons and Social Security disability claimants in Texas and throughout the United States. By Robert A. Kraft
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The purpose of this blog is to provide information to people who have been injured due to negligence, and to those who have filed for Social Security disability benefits, or who are considering filing for Social Security disability benefits.
Our Dallas, Texas personal injury and Social Security disability lawyers want to help. To find answers to your questions, please use the Google search box or the Categories list below. If you still don't find what you need, just send an e-mail to me at email@example.com and I'll get right back to you.
This story is from England, but there's no reason it couldn't happen in the United States. A judge has authorized a plaintiff in a commercial lawsuit to serve one of the defendants via Facebook!
The lawsuit involves a dispute between investment managers and a brokerage firm accused of overcharging the investment managers. One of the defendants was proving difficult to locate. The plaintiffs weren't certain of his last known address, and had no easy way to find him. However, the plaintiffs had been monitoring the defendant's Facebook account, and noticed he had just added two "friends" there.
I guess the moral to the story is that if you're trying to hide, be sure you don't make new friends.
DownForEveryoneOrJustMe is a little Web site does only one thing, but it's come in handy for me. Have you ever tried to visit aWeb site and gotten a 404 error? Don't you wonder whether the site is really down or if it's a problem on your end? This site will tell you. Check it out.
Calendar-365.com is a simple site that just has calendars. But the site makes it easy to move backward or forward to other years so you can check what day of the week a particular date fell on. Another handy feature is that you can click on a holiday in 2010 and see when that holiday will occur in future years. This is certainly helpful for a "floating" holiday such as Easter, but I love it because I can never do the math to figure out what day of the week Christmas or Halloween will be on next year.
Pipl.com is a search engine limited to finding people. It works exactly as you would expect. You enter a name and any other information you have, and you get page after page of possible links to that person. The link categories include the following:
In a recent post by Anurag Acharya on the Official Google Blog,
anyone can now find federal and state court case opinions with Google
Scholar. By entering either party names or topic (for example,
disability) you can now search for the full text of legal opinions and
articles. And it’s free!
According to Acharya’s post, this addition to Google Scholar will allow the average citizen to:
∙ be empowered by helping them learn more about the laws that govern us all;
∙ understand how an opinion has influenced other decisions by exploring
citing and related cases using the Cited by and Related articles links
on search result pages; and
∙ learn about the intricacies of law in the context of real-life situations.
We are grateful to the Google Blog for making everyone aware of this
new feature. The following individuals are to be thanked as well for
their efforts in making these legal resources available through Google:
Tom Bruce (Cornell LII), Jerry Dupont (LLMC), Graham Greenleaf and
Andrew Mowbray (AustLII), Carl Malamud (Public.Resource.Org), Daniel
Poulin (LexUM), Tim Stanley (Justia), Joe Ury (BAILII), and Tim Wu
Since we practice Social Security Disability law in Texas, which is
in the Fifth Circuit, we gave the Google Scholar a test. We entered the
following search terms: “treating physician fifth circuit”
This search pulled up the important Fifth Circuit case from the year
2000 where the court set out, in Newton v. Apfel 209 F.3d 448 (5th Cir.
2000), the rules that govern how the Social Security Administration
assigns weight to medical opinions and treating physician opinions.
Do you use Twitter a lot? Do you worry about losing a record of your
friends and fans, and your old tweets? You can back up all that at Tweetake.com. It's very simple to do, and dumps everything into a spreadsheet file.
ZabaSearch is another of the
many new search engines in the Internet. This one specializes in people
searches and has a few feature Google doesn't. It's free, so take a
look. Here's their one-paragraph description:
Numbers and Addresses Revealed Free. No Registration Required. Instant
Results. Three Times More Residential Listings than White Pages Phone
Do you read a lot of articles on the Internet? If so, you're going to love this nifty tool. Readability
is a Web browser plug-in that you add to your links toolbar. When you
find a long article you want to read, just click on the Readability
icon and suddenly everyone on the page disappears except the article,
and the article is nicely formatted for ease of reading. The style and
size of the text is customizable. It's a really helpful little tool.
Check it out.