• Conservative Public-Interest Litigation in the Modern Era

    A number of conservative and libertarian organizations have engaged in litigation against regulatory overreach in the last three decades. Charles Murray even wrote a book, By the People, calling for a "Madison Fund" to expand the fight against the regulatory state. Does the election of the deregulatory Trump Administration moot these efforts, or is there more to be done? Will states such as California act to fill a perceived regulatory gap, and will litigation at the state level increase? How have and how should organizations adjust their strategy? What is the litigation agenda in the short- and long-run? --Mr. Theodore H. Frank, Senior Attorney, Director of the Center for Class Action Fairness, Competitive Enterprise Institute --Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia L...

    published: 21 Nov 2017
  • Escrow Services for Litigation Video

    www.nraiescrow.com - Escrow services are commonly used When parties are engaged in litigation and the parties agree that an amount shall be paid into escrow pending resolution of the dispute. The Court may also order that a certain amount be paid into an escrow account, pending a decision on the substantive issues of the case, pending satisfaction of certain conditions.

    published: 21 Mar 2011
  • NAR's Legal Action Program

    The purpose of the Legal Action Program is to provide financial assistance to REALTORS®, associations, Multiple Listing Services, property owners, and others engaged in litigation that may have important precedential significance to the real estate industry.

    published: 11 Mar 2016
  • Business of Litigation Management: BIG LAW BUSINESS SUMMIT – WEST

    BIG LAW BUSINESS SUMMIT – WEST Los Angeles, CA | October 27, 2016 Business of Litigation Management The landscape of corporate litigation continues to evolve. In addition to an increase in high-stakes litigation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed regulation to eliminate arbitration clauses that prevent class action litigation could expose 53,000 companies to new cases. In-house and outside counsel are engaged in a new era of litigation management, focused on minimizing risk and maximizing profits. Speakers: Elizabeth Atlee, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel - Global Litigation, CBRE David Gallagher, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF Jennifer A. Jackson, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave Moderator: Whitney Jones Roy, Managing Partner, Sheppar...

    published: 24 Jan 2017
  • Dashcam: Couple Awarded $1.3 Million in Racial Profiling Lawsuit

    ** Subscribe for more: https://goo.gl/5clm0J ** A Charleston jury on Wednesday reached a $1.3 million verdict for a couple who said they were arrested because they accused a white state trooper of racial profiling during a 2012 traffic stop. The judgment ended a three-day trial in the civil rights lawsuit by Catherine and Jerome Newkirk, who were pulled over for speeding by Trooper James Enzor in Florence County. The Newkirks alleged that the trooper had used excessive force in wrongfully arresting them. Both spent more than a day in jail, but neither was permanently injured. Much of their ordeal, though, was captured on the lawman’s in-car camera. “That was invaluable for the jury to see,” Joe McCulloch, an attorney for the Newkirks, said shortly after the jury’s finding was announced in ...

    published: 17 Mar 2017
  • Protecting Real Estate Assets from Creditors and Lawsuits

    How to protect real estate from lawsuits and creditors. 1. Land Trust • Trustee holds title to property • Beneficiary controls the trustee • Ownership remains private • Because beneficiary has legal liability, beneficiary is often an LLC or limited partnership + LLC as general partner. 2. Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership + LLC • Is the beneficiary of the trust • Provides lawsuit protection • Provides asset protection • Gives tax benefits • Estate planning benefits • In California, many feel the limited partnership + LLC as general partner provides strong asset protection and increased tax benefits. • To limit legal exposure it is prudent to keep the equity (property value – loans) per LLC to $200,000 or less ...

    published: 07 Nov 2016
  • Litigation Update Financial Mis selling compound interest cases Oct 2014

    Financial Mis-selling IMPORTANT NEWS ON BRINGING CLAIMS FOR ADDITIONAL REFUNDS ON THE BASIS THAT (IN CERTAIN CASES ONLY) THE BANK SHOULD HAVE PAID COMPOUND INTEREST AND NOT SIMPLE 8% INTEREST ON PPI AWARDS This last 10 days has been incredibly busy as I have been engaged with 4 hearings and trials all packed into the same period dealing with the issue of bringing new PPI claims for an additional refund because the consumer thought that he has not been paid enough in the original offer. Here I deal with 2 judgments in two of our cases and I also touch on 2 cases that we settled on a “drop-hands” basis. I discuss the most important thing to come out of the two judgments (both county court district judges so not a high court but very interesting and revealing of what judge’s may do) on th...

    published: 30 Apr 2015
  • BREAKING NEWS Out Of The FBI

    BREAKING NEWS Out Of The FBI Source and content: https://goo.gl/3k2Djh 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s private laptop were turned over by the FBI to the State Department as part of a watchdog group’s lawsuit related to last year’s Hillary Clinton email case. Judicial Watch and State Department representatives appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C., today over the group’s Freedom of Information Act suit seeking Clinton emails from her time at the State Department. It emerged during the hearing that the 7,000 new documents were turned over. The trove is expected to contain some emails sent by Weiner’s estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Fox News reports. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Fox News after the hearing that they expect to begin receiving those doc...

    published: 07 Jan 2018
  • What is Commercial Litigation? | (480) 382-3109

    http://www.thepeddyberglawfirm.com The rights, relationships and conduct of the people and business entities engaged in commerce are the focus of a branch of civil law commonly referred to as commercial litigation. A commercial litigation attorney must be well-versed in many areas of the law, including: - Contracts - Collections - Bankruptcy - Fraudulent transactions - Corporate formations and operations - Real estate - Torts - Mergers and acquisitions - Finance and banking - Employment and labor law - Evaluating the Problem and Formulating a Strategy Whether it is a new business just starting operations, or an older, established business, disputes involving other companies, consumers, government agencies or suppliers can be a drain on the resources of a company. A commercial litigatio...

    published: 01 Aug 2014
  • How to Read a Legal Case

    Legal cases can be challenging to understand. Tune in for some simple tips on how to become an engaged legal reader.

    published: 29 Aug 2017
  • Case Study: Finding Hot Documents in Litigation Document Review

    H5 is routinely engaged to help leading law firms and corporate counsel find the hot documents they need to gain the advantage in litigation.

    published: 11 Dec 2012
  • How the Litigation Process Works in Texas - VLF Video Educational Series

    VLF business attorneys explain how the litigation process works in the state of Texas and provide helpful tips to minimize your costs. Joseph: Today we’re going to be discussing the litigation process. And our focus is two-fold, first to educate you on the process itself and second, give you helpful tips that will minimize your cost during the litigation process. What’s the first step in litigation? David: Joseph, prior to filing the lawsuit, we’ll conduct a pre-investigation. That’s where we’ll go out and we’ll interview potential parties and witnesses. We’ll gather relevant documents and we’ll explore potential claims and defenses for our clients. Joseph: Once you’ve completed that pre-suit investigation, what’s the next step? David: The next step, Joseph, is actually the lawsui...

    published: 18 Apr 2017
  • Change Through Litigation

    On October 10 and 11, 2017, in New York City, a group of leading national criminal justice organizations spanning the ideological spectrum hosted the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference to reinvigorate and refocus the public on exciting reform ideas that communities across the country are pursuing. WATCH NOW: CHANGE THROUGH LITIGATION Featuring DARYL ATKINSON, Forward Justice EZEKIEL EDWARDS, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project ERIC HALPERIN, Civil Rights Corps JIN LEE, NAACP-LDF SONJA TONNESEN, Root & Rebound The conference was hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center for American Progress, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and will bring together community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and r...

    published: 16 Oct 2017
  • Fostering Justice - Children Need A Lawyer!

    The Children's Rights Litigation Committee (CRLC) is engaged in a multiyear project to ensure that every child involved in an abuse and neglect case is appointed a quality lawyer. Lawyers can improve outcomes for foster youth and help them to secure a permanent home faster. The CRLC created a new PSA focused on educating both the Bar and the public on why lawyers for children are so critical. We need your help in circulating and promoting this video! Please share it with colleagues and on your social media sites. Encourage your organizations to share it on their websites and social media as well. The PSA is at www.ambar.org/FosteringJustice.

    published: 07 Jun 2013
  • Anonymous: Operation Black March 2012

    TWITTER: #OpBM Spread this video by commenting the link on every video you watch on YouTube. Official website here: http://blackmarch.me Operation Black March: Thursday, March 1st 2012 to Saturday, March 31st 2012. With the continuing campaigns for Internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites such as Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film and media companies' lobbyists. The only way is to hit them where it truly hurts. Their profit margins. March 2012 is the end of the 1st quarter in economic reports worldwide. Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy, Do not buy a D...

    published: 07 Feb 2012
  • Recovering Costs from Disputes - Prendos (Part 3)

    http://www.prendos.co.nz/dispute-resolution Richard Maiden, Director, Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Arbitrator, briefly talks about recovering costs from disputes. There are various ways of recovering money under any dispute in New Zealand. If the disputes are less than $15,000 the better process would be to go to a disputes tribunal, lodge a claim and be heard at the tribunal, legal representation is not permitted at the disputes tribunal. Legal support and adjudication costs are also not claimable except under special circumstances i.e. acting in bad faith or claims made without merit. As the next step up from a disputes tribunal for settling construction contract disputes, adjudication is recommended. You can also lodge a claim at district court or if the claim exceeds $2...

    published: 27 May 2016
  • Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Expert

    As a healthcare policy and regulatory specialist, Garry Walsh discusses three distinctive Dimensions of Service that he offers to attorneys - either for the Defense or the Plaintiff - that are engaged in medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Walsh also discusses how Joint Commission and CMS regulations apply to negligent claims of care and treatment. Contact us anytime to schedule a free consultation or visit our site for more information at http://www.hospitalpolicynet.com/info/LEGAL.html

    published: 26 Sep 2015
  • JW President Tom Fitton: Will the DOJ Take a Serious Look at the Clinton Pay-for-Play Scandal?

    While then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton engaged in pay-for-play schemes through the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, the DOJ did nothing. Meanwhile, the Mueller operation has been rife with conflicts of interest scandals involving Clinton/Trump biases, notably FBI agent Peter Strzok sending anti-Trump texts. Strzok was the same agent who led the Clinton email investigation. Additionally, Andrew McCabe, the number-two man at the FBI, is politically compromised having not recused himself from the Clinton email investigation. The DOJ abused its power to protect the Clintons while going after President Trump. Now it is looking into the scandals that Judicial Watch uncovered through its litigation...but will it be a scam investigation? -------------------------------------...

    published: 06 Jan 2018
  • How to crowdsource a refugee rights strategy | Stephen Manning | TEDxMtHood

    Attorney Stephen W. Manning is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next generation activism against mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Stephen has received multiple awards: the 2015 Founders Award for the person who had the most impact on immigration policy, the 2010 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, and is a Bill & Ann Shepard Law Scholar. He is a former Commissioner for the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. He is on the Board of Directors of Health Bridges International, a nonprofit supporting developing nation healthcare, and the Northwest Speak O...

    published: 29 Jun 2016
  • Attorney Julie Herber Explains her Ocwen & Deutschebank Fraud Nightmare in Washington.

    Represented by Scott Stafne and Stafne & Trumbull. http://mortgagemovies.blogspot.com/2013/10/attorney-julie-herbert-explains-her.html http://mortgagemovies.blogspot.com/2013/10/washington-foreclosure-attorney-scott.html Is Borrower Bashing a Disease or Psychotic Disorder? Posted on October 6, 2013 Scott Stafne goes to Dallas By Scott E Stafne of Stafne Trumbull, LLC In search of Continuing Legal Education credits I wandered into a different world last Thursday and Friday at the American Conference Institute's Residential Mortgage & Regulatory Conference, Dallas, TX. The people at the conference, mostly lawyers for institutions seeking to eject people from their homes, were clearly human beings; Mostly youngish (under 55). Except for a token two-person panel representing home owners and...

    published: 13 Oct 2013
  • VGAL/CASA program found to have committed pervasive and egregious misconduct.

    A Snohomish County superior court judge made dramatic rulings Friday on the county’s 30 year program intended to help children in highly charged CPS court cases. Volunteer Guardian Ad Litems (VGALS) are court-appointed advocates assigned to cases when parents are on the brink of losing their children to foster care permanently. The role of the VGAL is to remain neutral and present to the court information that is in the child’s best interest. But on Friday, Judge Anita Farris ruled the Snohomish County VGAL program is fraught with ‘misconduct’ that wasn’t minor, but "pervasive and egregious." “The misconduct of the guardian ad items seriously jeopardized the finality and permanency for this child, directly contrary to the best interest of the child,” ruled Farris in a Snohomish County c...

    published: 12 Jun 2016
  • WINGS AND RACISM: 2 BLACK Women File Civil Rights LAWSUIT Against "Buffalo Wild Wings" For RACISM!

    Two Cincinnati women have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings, claiming they were victims of racial discrimination while employees at the Forest Park restaurant location. "I was not used to such hatred coming from anyone," said Erica Jackson, who along with another former employee, Nikkea Berry, is suing the Minnesota-based restaurant chain. The African American women filed the lawsuit in federal court in early July. According to the federal filing, they are seeking monetary damages in excess of $75,000 for lost wages and emotional distress. Jackson and Berry told FOX19 Investigates that they and other African-American workers were repeatedly subjected to racist jokes, remarks and behavior. The women, who worked at the Forest Park Buffalo Wild Wings from 200...

    published: 22 Jul 2014
  • Insights: How to Reduce the Risk of Litigation

    Small businesses and entrepreneurs often do not have experience in the proactive steps that may reduce common sources of litigation. Potential litigation can arise from client interactions, business agreements among partners, contracts with vendors, and even lack of regulatory compliance. This webinar provides timely and practical advice designed to give business owners an overview of potential litigation issues their business may face, and "best practices" to help reduce litigation. Hosted by Mario Joyner, VP/Small Business Sales for Nevada State Bank, the speakers for this webinar will be John S. Delikanakis and Ray C. Jones of the Las Vegas law firm of Snell & Wilmer. Topics covered may include: -Why reduce the risk of litigation? -The most common reason that people litigate -Strat...

    published: 15 Jul 2014
  • OIL LITIGATION

    Lawmakers on the legal and Parliamentary affairs committee have faulted Uganda Revenue Authority for paying about 2.5 billion shillings to foreign lawyers without justification. The tax body sought the services of Curtis, Mallet- Prevost a UK based firm to help the URA legal team defend Uganda in five cases of tax arbitration over oil disputes in Ugandan courts. The MPs wondered why the tax authority engaged the external lawyers abroad and at home yet they had a team of in-house lawyers backed by others from the Attorney General’s chambers. Francis Jjingo has that report. For more news visit http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda

    published: 02 Aug 2014
  • RESOLUTION 2017: Election 2017 ( Engagement vs Litigation )

    published: 21 Jul 2017
  • Resolution 2017: Engagement vs. Litigations in Elections

    published: 20 Jul 2017
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    can i still engage in litigation while in loan mod

    published: 13 Aug 2010
  • NAR's Legal Action Program

    The purpose of the Legal Action Program is to provide financial assistance to REALTORS®, associations, Multiple Listing Services, property owners, and others engaged in litigation that may have important precedential significance to the real estate industry.

    published: 11 Mar 2016
  • On the Leading Edge: What’s Next for the ABA Section of Litigation

    Fenwick's Laurence Pulgram, the incoming chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, discusses the section’s exciting initiatives for the upcoming year from engaging young litigators to supporting diverse attorneys and promoting pro bono work.

    published: 04 Aug 2016
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Conservative Public-Interest Litigation in the Modern Era

Conservative Public-Interest Litigation in the Modern Era

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  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
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A number of conservative and libertarian organizations have engaged in litigation against regulatory overreach in the last three decades. Charles Murray even wrote a book, By the People, calling for a "Madison Fund" to expand the fight against the regulatory state. Does the election of the deregulatory Trump Administration moot these efforts, or is there more to be done? Will states such as California act to fill a perceived regulatory gap, and will litigation at the state level increase? How have and how should organizations adjust their strategy? What is the litigation agenda in the short- and long-run? --Mr. Theodore H. Frank, Senior Attorney, Director of the Center for Class Action Fairness, Competitive Enterprise Institute --Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University --Mr. Mark W. Smith, Founding Partner, Smith Valliere PLLC --Mrs. Kate Comerford Todd, Former Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, United States Chamber Litigation Center --Moderator: Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
https://wn.com/Conservative_Public_Interest_Litigation_In_The_Modern_Era
Escrow Services for Litigation Video

Escrow Services for Litigation Video

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  • Updated: 21 Mar 2011
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www.nraiescrow.com - Escrow services are commonly used When parties are engaged in litigation and the parties agree that an amount shall be paid into escrow pending resolution of the dispute. The Court may also order that a certain amount be paid into an escrow account, pending a decision on the substantive issues of the case, pending satisfaction of certain conditions.
https://wn.com/Escrow_Services_For_Litigation_Video
NAR's Legal Action Program

NAR's Legal Action Program

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  • Updated: 11 Mar 2016
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The purpose of the Legal Action Program is to provide financial assistance to REALTORS®, associations, Multiple Listing Services, property owners, and others engaged in litigation that may have important precedential significance to the real estate industry.
https://wn.com/Nar's_Legal_Action_Program
Business of Litigation Management: BIG LAW BUSINESS SUMMIT – WEST

Business of Litigation Management: BIG LAW BUSINESS SUMMIT – WEST

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  • Updated: 24 Jan 2017
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BIG LAW BUSINESS SUMMIT – WEST Los Angeles, CA | October 27, 2016 Business of Litigation Management The landscape of corporate litigation continues to evolve. In addition to an increase in high-stakes litigation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed regulation to eliminate arbitration clauses that prevent class action litigation could expose 53,000 companies to new cases. In-house and outside counsel are engaged in a new era of litigation management, focused on minimizing risk and maximizing profits. Speakers: Elizabeth Atlee, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel - Global Litigation, CBRE David Gallagher, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF Jennifer A. Jackson, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave Moderator: Whitney Jones Roy, Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin
https://wn.com/Business_Of_Litigation_Management_Big_Law_Business_Summit_–_West
Dashcam: Couple Awarded $1.3 Million in Racial Profiling Lawsuit

Dashcam: Couple Awarded $1.3 Million in Racial Profiling Lawsuit

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** Subscribe for more: https://goo.gl/5clm0J ** A Charleston jury on Wednesday reached a $1.3 million verdict for a couple who said they were arrested because they accused a white state trooper of racial profiling during a 2012 traffic stop. The judgment ended a three-day trial in the civil rights lawsuit by Catherine and Jerome Newkirk, who were pulled over for speeding by Trooper James Enzor in Florence County. The Newkirks alleged that the trooper had used excessive force in wrongfully arresting them. Both spent more than a day in jail, but neither was permanently injured. Much of their ordeal, though, was captured on the lawman’s in-car camera. “That was invaluable for the jury to see,” Joe McCulloch, an attorney for the Newkirks, said shortly after the jury’s finding was announced in downtown U.S. District Court. “It was very persuasive. The jury was asked to send a message, and they did.” A request for comment from Enzor’s lawyer, Samuel Arthur III of Florence, was not immediately returned. The S.C. Department of Public Safety, the umbrella agency for the Highway Patrol, also was sued but settled with the Newkirks late last week for $100,000. The verdict allows the couple’s lawyers to petition for a separate award of attorneys fees. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel likely will weigh that request in coming weeks, but it could lift the state's financial toll to $2 million, McCulloch said. Enzor was later fired over comments he made to a co-worker about his agency's director. Those words also were caught on video. But the civil rights suit stemmed from his run-in on Oct. 14, 2012, when he stopped Catherine Newkirk, who was traveling home with her husband after visiting their son in Jacksonville. Enzor alleged she was driving 77 mph in a 55-mph construction zone on Interstate 95. The trooper gave Catherine Newkirk a ticket, for 64 mph instead of 77. She insisted, though, that she had not been speeding at all. “I think there is a bit of discrimination going on here," she said, according to court documents. Enzor ordered her out of the SUV. A discussion, mostly inaudible in the video footage, followed. “Let me tell you something right now," the trooper is heard saying at one point. "No," she said. Enzor then said Catherine Newkirk was under arrest, but she kept her arms at her side. The trooper got behind her and pinned her against the car. That hurt, she exclaimed as the trooper tried to handcuff her. Enzor was still struggling when Jerome Newkirk got out, expressing concern for his wife. "Get in the car," the trooper yelled. Jerome Newkirk eventually got back in, but he poked his head out and shouted, "Ain't no reason for that. ... We'll sue them." He was arrested, too, and jailed on a charge of hindering a police officer. He was accused of coercing his wife to disobey the trooper. His wife was jailed on a count of resisting arrest. They sued first in state court, but with allegations of constitutional violations, the action was sent to federal court in June 2013. Nearly four years of legal wrangling followed, but the litigation survived the "long, hard haul," McCulloch said. Most recently, in January, an appeals court denied Enzor's request to dismiss the case under the "qualified immunity" doctrine, a legal concept that says officials cannot be held liable for conduct they shouldn't be expected to know is unconstitutional. The ruling pushed the case to trial Monday morning. By 6 p.m. Wednesday, the jury had awarded $325,000 to Jerome Newkirk and $1 million to his wife. Dick Harpootlian, another Columbia-based attorney for the couple, called the verdict significant because nobody was shot, beaten or killed. "It's not about the money," he said. "It's about holding people accountable." Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliceActivity Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Police_Activity (Disclaimer: Video posted strictly for educational and information purposes only)
https://wn.com/Dashcam_Couple_Awarded_1.3_Million_In_Racial_Profiling_Lawsuit
Protecting Real Estate Assets from Creditors and Lawsuits

Protecting Real Estate Assets from Creditors and Lawsuits

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  • Updated: 07 Nov 2016
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How to protect real estate from lawsuits and creditors. 1. Land Trust • Trustee holds title to property • Beneficiary controls the trustee • Ownership remains private • Because beneficiary has legal liability, beneficiary is often an LLC or limited partnership + LLC as general partner. 2. Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership + LLC • Is the beneficiary of the trust • Provides lawsuit protection • Provides asset protection • Gives tax benefits • Estate planning benefits • In California, many feel the limited partnership + LLC as general partner provides strong asset protection and increased tax benefits. • To limit legal exposure it is prudent to keep the equity (property value – loans) per LLC to $200,000 or less 3. Living Trust • The serving tray upon which assets are passed to beneficiaries (children) upon death. • Avoids probate fees (Probate is the legal procedure of transferring assets from the deceased to others and often involves court and attorney’s fees.) • Controls when and to whom assets will be distributed upon death. • Possible estate tax reduction. 4. Limited Liability Company • Another LLC records liens (note and deed of trust or note and mortgage) against property. • Gives appearance of little to no equity in the property • Discourages litigation • Provides asset protection • Can remove lien at any time All that is submitted here is done with the understanding that the author is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert advice is required, the services of a practicing professional person such as a knowledgeable attorney and/or accountant should be sought. This is meant to be a brief summary and not cover all the "what ifs" and "yeah buts." It is meant to be a brief summary of protecting real estate assets from lawsuits.
https://wn.com/Protecting_Real_Estate_Assets_From_Creditors_And_Lawsuits
Litigation Update Financial Mis selling compound interest cases Oct 2014

Litigation Update Financial Mis selling compound interest cases Oct 2014

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  • Duration: 21:16
  • Updated: 30 Apr 2015
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Financial Mis-selling IMPORTANT NEWS ON BRINGING CLAIMS FOR ADDITIONAL REFUNDS ON THE BASIS THAT (IN CERTAIN CASES ONLY) THE BANK SHOULD HAVE PAID COMPOUND INTEREST AND NOT SIMPLE 8% INTEREST ON PPI AWARDS This last 10 days has been incredibly busy as I have been engaged with 4 hearings and trials all packed into the same period dealing with the issue of bringing new PPI claims for an additional refund because the consumer thought that he has not been paid enough in the original offer. Here I deal with 2 judgments in two of our cases and I also touch on 2 cases that we settled on a “drop-hands” basis. I discuss the most important thing to come out of the two judgments (both county court district judges so not a high court but very interesting and revealing of what judge’s may do) on the issues of: 1. Causation and the importance of actually proving not just that the consumer had compound interest losses but that the bank’s actions caused them or contributed to them. 2. You still need to fully particularise a claim even where a bank has made an “admission” in their original offer of redress. So you may have to prove the mis-sale all over again. 3. Judge’s may not take kindly to a consumer who wants a second bite at the cherry. So even where the bank has not made the consumer sign in full and final settlement in respect of the original refund a judge may still find against a consumer, simply because they do not like the idea of a consumer coming back for more like Oliver Twist. But the converse may also apply where a consumer has signed a full and final settlement form but was under pressure to do so or felt obliged to do so and was in a weak bargaining position. 4. The Unfair Relationships Test (Consumer Credit Act 1974 as amended) is an incredibly powerful tool in the hands of consumers and the banks are right to be afraid. Compound interest can be claimed but the courts are a long way from routinely awarding it, preferring instead to fall back on simple 8% if at all possible, unless you have good proof of the contrary. In time this may change but probably not for a few years.
https://wn.com/Litigation_Update_Financial_Mis_Selling_Compound_Interest_Cases_Oct_2014
BREAKING NEWS Out Of The FBI

BREAKING NEWS Out Of The FBI

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  • Updated: 07 Jan 2018
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BREAKING NEWS Out Of The FBI Source and content: https://goo.gl/3k2Djh 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s private laptop were turned over by the FBI to the State Department as part of a watchdog group’s lawsuit related to last year’s Hillary Clinton email case. Judicial Watch and State Department representatives appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C., today over the group’s Freedom of Information Act suit seeking Clinton emails from her time at the State Department. It emerged during the hearing that the 7,000 new documents were turned over. The trove is expected to contain some emails sent by Weiner’s estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Fox News reports. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Fox News after the hearing that they expect to begin receiving those documents in three months, once the State Department determines whether the Weiner documents are government or personal records. The State Department was ordered in November to turn over 500 pages of Clinton-related documents a month to Judicial Watch. But Fitton is not satisfied with the speed of the process, especially now that another 7,000 documents are being added to the pile. “This pushes this out until 2020 and beyond,” Fitton told Fox News after the hearing Thursday. “Production is slow because the legal counsel is a holdover from the Obama administration—the folks that are responsible for slow-rolling this are still here.” According to Fitton, State Department attorneys blamed the slow “drip” of documents on a lack of resources due to President Trump’s federal hiring freeze and a supposedly “diminished public interest” in the Clinton email case since November. The State Department told Fox News they do not comment on ongoing litigation. “I can’t imagine the Trump White House is not interested in Clinton emails,” Fitton said. “Six months into the Trump administration and their lawyers are defending Hillary Clinton and the misconduct of the Obama administration.” Based on the 500-page-per-month rate, Fitton does not expect to receive the Weiner laptop documents in full for more than a year “at best.” Judicial Watch is seeking emails from Weiner’s laptop in order to find out whether Abedin was sharing sensitive government information on another non-government device. The sharing of such information was at the heart of the Clinton email investigation, after it emerged she used a personal server for government business while secretary of state. The discovery of potentially related emails on Weiner’s computer led to the brief reopening of the case shortly before the November election. In May, Weiner, a former New York congressman, pleaded guilty in connection with a sexting case. Abedin Emails Show Clinton Donors Receiving Special Treatment Our understanding of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s State Department continues to expand as more of her illicit server’s emails are revealed. This week we released 448 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing new incidents of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns. The heavily redacted documents from Abedin’s non-government account include an email from Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, to Abedin revealing that he acted as a go-between for a Clinton Foundation donor, Richard Park. And they reveal Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band instructing Abedin to “show love” to Clinton donor Andrew Liveris. The documents included six Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 439 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department, and further contradicting a statement by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails had been turned over to the State Department. The documents are in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015, lawsuit filed against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)) for: “All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-‘state.gov’ email address.” A number of emails show the free flow of information and requests for favors between Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
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What is Commercial Litigation? | (480) 382-3109

What is Commercial Litigation? | (480) 382-3109

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http://www.thepeddyberglawfirm.com The rights, relationships and conduct of the people and business entities engaged in commerce are the focus of a branch of civil law commonly referred to as commercial litigation. A commercial litigation attorney must be well-versed in many areas of the law, including: - Contracts - Collections - Bankruptcy - Fraudulent transactions - Corporate formations and operations - Real estate - Torts - Mergers and acquisitions - Finance and banking - Employment and labor law - Evaluating the Problem and Formulating a Strategy Whether it is a new business just starting operations, or an older, established business, disputes involving other companies, consumers, government agencies or suppliers can be a drain on the resources of a company. A commercial litigation attorney is usually in the best position to evaluate the matter that is in dispute and formulate a plan to resolve it as quickly and efficiently as is feasible under the circumstances. Through training, education and experience, a commercial litigation attorney knows that litigation might not be the most efficient method for resolving a commercial dispute. Negotiation, mediation and arbitration are alternative methods of dispute resolution that can cut the time and expense usually associated with the litigation process. Depending upon the circumstances surrounding the matter in dispute, a skilled (and experienced) litigation attorney is prepared to take the case to trial in front of a judge or jury if other methods of resolving the dispute fail. Avoiding Disputes A commercial litigation attorney can help a business to avoid conflicts through a review of a company’s policies, procedures, documents and practices. Frequently, a business that is plagued by conflicts involving employees might benefit from having an attorney prepare employment agreements and manuals containing rules, practices, and procedures for employees. Written agreements and rules help to avoid areas of conflict while, at the same time, providing business owners with documentary evidence to use in court if a dispute arises that cannot be resolved without litigation. Diverse Areas of Commercial Litigation Commercial litigation can encompass a wide-ranging and diverse variety of issues and business practices that are common in today’s world of international commerce. Some areas in which attorneys can help a business include: - Structuring financing and agreements for the acquisition of buildings and equipment - Overseeing mergers and acquisitions from their early stages through conclusion - Developing policies and procedures involving employees - Helping the company to remain in compliance with government regulatory agencies The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC 8655 E. Via De Ventura, Suite G-200 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-382-3109
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How to Read a Legal Case

How to Read a Legal Case

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Legal cases can be challenging to understand. Tune in for some simple tips on how to become an engaged legal reader.
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Case Study: Finding Hot Documents in Litigation Document Review

Case Study: Finding Hot Documents in Litigation Document Review

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H5 is routinely engaged to help leading law firms and corporate counsel find the hot documents they need to gain the advantage in litigation.
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How the Litigation Process Works in Texas - VLF Video Educational Series

How the Litigation Process Works in Texas - VLF Video Educational Series

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VLF business attorneys explain how the litigation process works in the state of Texas and provide helpful tips to minimize your costs. Joseph: Today we’re going to be discussing the litigation process. And our focus is two-fold, first to educate you on the process itself and second, give you helpful tips that will minimize your cost during the litigation process. What’s the first step in litigation? David: Joseph, prior to filing the lawsuit, we’ll conduct a pre-investigation. That’s where we’ll go out and we’ll interview potential parties and witnesses. We’ll gather relevant documents and we’ll explore potential claims and defenses for our clients. Joseph: Once you’ve completed that pre-suit investigation, what’s the next step? David: The next step, Joseph, is actually the lawsuit. In Texas, we call that a petition. On the other side, if a lawsuit has already been filed against our clients, we’ll file what’s known as an “answer”. Joseph: Once you got either the answer or the petition on file, what’s going to be the next step? David: The next step is the fact find view stage. We call that the discovery stage here in Texas and that’s where we’ll produce documents that are relevant to our claims and defences to the other side. And the other side will do the exact same thing. Again, the purpose of discovery is to get all the evidence that we intend to rely on in support of our claims or defences, get that open so that the case can be decided on the merits. Joseph: After we’ve conducted what’s called “written discovery”, exchange documents and writings, the parties will have the opportunity to take what we call depositions. Now, a deposition is a chance to interview a witness under oath in front of court reporter. Testimonies solicited at a deposition is just as good as testimony presented in a trial, in front of a judge or a jury. David: So, Joseph, the discovery stage has been completed. What can our clients expect prior to trial? Joseph: Once you’ve completed written discovery and deposition, each party has the chance to file what’s called a dispositive motion or a motion for summary judgement. That’s a chance for the parties to apply the facts they’ve gathered to the law and ask the judge to make a ruling in their favour. This can be partial or a full summary judgement motion. If granted, that will dispose of the entire case. David: And then, I would imagine that the next step will be trials. Is that correct? Joseph: Exactly. This is what people confuse with the litigation process as a whole. Trials are a chance, as you see on TV, you go before a judge if it’s a bench trial or a judge and a jury if it’s a jury trial. Each side presents its evidence, makes it arguments to the judge and ultimately, the judge or the jury will make fact findings that will end the matter. We talked about the process, we understand the process, what are some helpful tips or hints that people that are worried about having been sued or looking to file a suit can use to minimize cost? David: Joseph, there’s a couple of suggestions, first and foremost, we always advice our clients to be actively engaged in the process. The client that is actively engaged can absolutely minimize their cost. Another couple practical steps that they can take is prior to the lawsuit actually being filed, we always recommend that our clients gather important documents. Any documents or evidence that we believe are going to be relevant to the case, gather those documents up. Number two, put together a list of potential witnesses and parties for the suite. And then, after the lawsuit has been filed and during discovery, we always advice our clients to speak with individuals and employees at their companies and make sure that they preserve documents and evidence that are going to be used in the case. Remember, a party that does not preserve documents and rather destroys evidence can be sanctioned by a court. That can involve anything from having to pay the other side’s attorney’s fees all the way to having your pleadings struck by the court. So, it’s a very serious matter. Joseph: David, if your pleadings are struck, that would mean you essentially lose your lawsuit. Is that correct? David: Absolutely. So, we’ve talked a little bit about the litigation process. We’ve also touched on some tips. What really can our clients expect throughout the litigation process? Joseph: There are several things, David. Litigation is expensive. It’s time consuming. It’s constantly changing on a case-by-case basis. And so, as you mentioned, clients need to be actively involved in their case because strategies at the beginning of the trial change at the end over the course of a few days. Strategies at the beginning of a lawsuit change as discovery is revealed.
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Change Through Litigation

Change Through Litigation

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On October 10 and 11, 2017, in New York City, a group of leading national criminal justice organizations spanning the ideological spectrum hosted the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference to reinvigorate and refocus the public on exciting reform ideas that communities across the country are pursuing. WATCH NOW: CHANGE THROUGH LITIGATION Featuring DARYL ATKINSON, Forward Justice EZEKIEL EDWARDS, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project ERIC HALPERIN, Civil Rights Corps JIN LEE, NAACP-LDF SONJA TONNESEN, Root & Rebound The conference was hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center for American Progress, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and will bring together community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and researchers. Learn more at https://www.smartoncrime.us/
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Fostering Justice - Children Need A Lawyer!

Fostering Justice - Children Need A Lawyer!

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The Children's Rights Litigation Committee (CRLC) is engaged in a multiyear project to ensure that every child involved in an abuse and neglect case is appointed a quality lawyer. Lawyers can improve outcomes for foster youth and help them to secure a permanent home faster. The CRLC created a new PSA focused on educating both the Bar and the public on why lawyers for children are so critical. We need your help in circulating and promoting this video! Please share it with colleagues and on your social media sites. Encourage your organizations to share it on their websites and social media as well. The PSA is at www.ambar.org/FosteringJustice.
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Anonymous: Operation Black March 2012

Anonymous: Operation Black March 2012

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TWITTER: #OpBM Spread this video by commenting the link on every video you watch on YouTube. Official website here: http://blackmarch.me Operation Black March: Thursday, March 1st 2012 to Saturday, March 31st 2012. With the continuing campaigns for Internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites such as Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film and media companies' lobbyists. The only way is to hit them where it truly hurts. Their profit margins. March 2012 is the end of the 1st quarter in economic reports worldwide. Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy, Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine. Wait the 4 weeks to buy them in April: see the film later, etc. Holding out for just 4 weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media and entertainment companies' profits for the 1st quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments worldwide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action can give a statement of intent: "We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legistation which will censor the internet." Regarding Black March: If you want to do something that makes a statement, consider shifting your money not only away from corporate media but to independent media. Buy comics published by someone other than DC and Marvel. Buy books from small and independent presses. Support independent production companies who fight to stay independent and fan-focused. Better yet, buy things directly from creators and artisans. Support independent retailers. Don't just blanket punish media producers and distributors—refocus those resources into supporting the ones who espouse and depend on free exchange of information and ideas. Because those are the people preserving intellectual freedom. Those are the people creating work of substance. And those are the people struggling to make a living, because they aren't bankrolled by the Corporate Elite lobbying for SOPA and PIPA. Operation Black March, engaged. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. To all who oppose us and the people, expect our wrath.
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Recovering Costs from Disputes - Prendos (Part 3)

Recovering Costs from Disputes - Prendos (Part 3)

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http://www.prendos.co.nz/dispute-resolution Richard Maiden, Director, Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Arbitrator, briefly talks about recovering costs from disputes. There are various ways of recovering money under any dispute in New Zealand. If the disputes are less than $15,000 the better process would be to go to a disputes tribunal, lodge a claim and be heard at the tribunal, legal representation is not permitted at the disputes tribunal. Legal support and adjudication costs are also not claimable except under special circumstances i.e. acting in bad faith or claims made without merit. As the next step up from a disputes tribunal for settling construction contract disputes, adjudication is recommended. You can also lodge a claim at district court or if the claim exceeds $200,000, at the high court. In those cases, timing of resolution takes much longer and there is a reliance on legal expertise to present the case. Lastly, mediation is often the best way to go. Prendos does not offer mediation; however we do offer expert evidence and expert advice to clients who are engaged in any litigation process. Thanks for watching this video, please leave a comment bellow to tell us what you think. If you liked this video please subscribe to our channel by clicking on the subscribe button. For more information on Prendos services please follow the link - http://www.prendos.co.nz/ We also connect with like-minded people through our LinkedIn group called Property talk and you can follow us on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4576810 We Tweet regularly about current property issues. If you want to hear what we have to say, you can follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/PrendosNZ
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Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Expert

Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Expert

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As a healthcare policy and regulatory specialist, Garry Walsh discusses three distinctive Dimensions of Service that he offers to attorneys - either for the Defense or the Plaintiff - that are engaged in medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Walsh also discusses how Joint Commission and CMS regulations apply to negligent claims of care and treatment. Contact us anytime to schedule a free consultation or visit our site for more information at http://www.hospitalpolicynet.com/info/LEGAL.html
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JW President Tom Fitton: Will the DOJ Take a Serious Look at the Clinton Pay-for-Play Scandal?

JW President Tom Fitton: Will the DOJ Take a Serious Look at the Clinton Pay-for-Play Scandal?

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While then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton engaged in pay-for-play schemes through the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, the DOJ did nothing. Meanwhile, the Mueller operation has been rife with conflicts of interest scandals involving Clinton/Trump biases, notably FBI agent Peter Strzok sending anti-Trump texts. Strzok was the same agent who led the Clinton email investigation. Additionally, Andrew McCabe, the number-two man at the FBI, is politically compromised having not recused himself from the Clinton email investigation. The DOJ abused its power to protect the Clintons while going after President Trump. Now it is looking into the scandals that Judicial Watch uncovered through its litigation...but will it be a scam investigation? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up with Judicial Watch: Donate today! ►https://www.judicialwatch.org/donate/thank-youtube/ Sign up for the JWTV Clubhttp://subscribe.judicialwatch.org/subscription/join-the-video-club Check out our website ► http://www.judicialwatch.org "Like" us on Facebook ► http://www.facebook.com/JudicialWatch Follow us on Twitter ► http://twitter.com/JudicialWatch Subscribe to our YouTube channel ►https://www.youtube.com/user/JudicialWatch/featured?view_as=public
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How to crowdsource a refugee rights strategy | Stephen Manning | TEDxMtHood

How to crowdsource a refugee rights strategy | Stephen Manning | TEDxMtHood

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Attorney Stephen W. Manning is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next generation activism against mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Stephen has received multiple awards: the 2015 Founders Award for the person who had the most impact on immigration policy, the 2010 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, and is a Bill & Ann Shepard Law Scholar. He is a former Commissioner for the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. He is on the Board of Directors of Health Bridges International, a nonprofit supporting developing nation healthcare, and the Northwest Speak Out Project, a nonprofit engaged in community based education on sexual minorities. Attorney Stephen W. Manning is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next generation activism against mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Attorney Julie Herber Explains her Ocwen & Deutschebank Fraud Nightmare in Washington.

Attorney Julie Herber Explains her Ocwen & Deutschebank Fraud Nightmare in Washington.

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Represented by Scott Stafne and Stafne & Trumbull. http://mortgagemovies.blogspot.com/2013/10/attorney-julie-herbert-explains-her.html http://mortgagemovies.blogspot.com/2013/10/washington-foreclosure-attorney-scott.html Is Borrower Bashing a Disease or Psychotic Disorder? Posted on October 6, 2013 Scott Stafne goes to Dallas By Scott E Stafne of Stafne Trumbull, LLC In search of Continuing Legal Education credits I wandered into a different world last Thursday and Friday at the American Conference Institute's Residential Mortgage & Regulatory Conference, Dallas, TX. The people at the conference, mostly lawyers for institutions seeking to eject people from their homes, were clearly human beings; Mostly youngish (under 55). Except for a token two-person panel representing home owners and a group of judges, most of the speakers seemed to agree that there was little need for meaningful judicial involvement in throwing home owners out of their homes. Indeed, many appeared indignant that families would not simply march out of their homes into the elements because their creditors beckoned them to do so. One of the token "two member" homeowner defense panel complained that in Florida, where she practiced, the Courts had instituted a five minute trial system, for both contested and uncontested foreclosure cases. She complained (as well she should) that judges should treat contested cases differently. According to her Florida judges were not much inclined to do so; notwithstanding centuries of American jurisprudence which requires both sides to a dispute be given an opportunity to present their case. A creditor's lawyer belittled her concerns about requiring creditors to prove they actually own the debt, upon which a foreclosure is based. He incorrectly implied it was a completely acceptable practice for judges to exercise their discretion in determining whether hearsay should be admissible and documents should be considered authentic. One speaker, on in-house counsel panel, suggested that routinely moving for sanctions against attorney's representing debtors or filing ethics complaints against them would make lawyers think twice before representing debtors. Finally a member of Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) litigation panel declared all fifty states agree proof of possession of the promissory note is sufficient to sustain a foreclosure; several others lawyers throughout the day suggested that waiving the original note in front of the judge (while claiming "the borrower had lived in the house free") would help focus the judiciary on removing families from the home and onto the streets. There were times I could not keep my mouth shut. And didn't! For example, having received a litany of legal sanction threats from young creditors' lawyers, I told the group I believed this constituted an abusive litigation practice. I asked the lawyer who belittled the defense attorney for objecting that documents had not been properly authenticated, whether he would not make similar objections if such documents were being offered against his clients. Finally, I told the conference attendees that Washington State does not allow foreclosures based simply on possession of a promissory note. True enough, one can collect on the note; but not necessarily take the home as security. In Washington State, and I suspect in other states, foreclosure statutes (not just the Uniform Commercial Code) must be complied with before state governments can sanction a rightful creditor taking homes. In Washington State, the Supreme Court has indicated purported creditors cannot misuse our foreclosure statutes to steal Washington land. Later that night I talked with a prominent Washington State creditor's attorney. We engaged each other in friendly banter, but it was clear we disagreed on a fundamental principle. He was of the view that if "they" (you know: them) borrowed the money; they (them) needed to pay it back or hit the road. He complained our courts made matters worse by not just giving the houses to the banks so that the crisis could be over. To my constitutional concerns about the process, his "this trumps all" argument was: "So what if you are right? Then banks won't do business in Washington and all our homes won't be worth anything". My retort: "If enforcement of the laws causes banks to flee, then Washington can serve as an example to other states as to what happens when laws are enforced. I think the banks need us more than we need them." Banks that are too big to fail & executives too powerful to jail must go the way of the dinosaur. As I sit here at DFW airport after the conference, before I go to San Diego to depose a CR 30(b)(6) designee of the McCarthy, Holthus law firm with regard to foreclosure practices, it seems clear to me the most significant issue of our time is: "what is going to matter most in the future, law or money?"
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VGAL/CASA program found to have committed pervasive and egregious misconduct.

VGAL/CASA program found to have committed pervasive and egregious misconduct.

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A Snohomish County superior court judge made dramatic rulings Friday on the county’s 30 year program intended to help children in highly charged CPS court cases. Volunteer Guardian Ad Litems (VGALS) are court-appointed advocates assigned to cases when parents are on the brink of losing their children to foster care permanently. The role of the VGAL is to remain neutral and present to the court information that is in the child’s best interest. But on Friday, Judge Anita Farris ruled the Snohomish County VGAL program is fraught with ‘misconduct’ that wasn’t minor, but "pervasive and egregious." “The misconduct of the guardian ad items seriously jeopardized the finality and permanency for this child, directly contrary to the best interest of the child,” ruled Farris in a Snohomish County courtroom. Her findings go beyond one case. She found a pattern of misdeeds. “VGAL misconduct allowed to multiply and fester hurts, it does not help, the VGAL program,” said Farris. Problems first came to light in 2015 when a defense attorney for parents trying to keep their children accused a VGAL of spying by surreptitiously obtaining access to a list-serve set up exclusively for members of the Washington Defenders Association, a non-profit that provides resources for defense attorneys. The list-serve is a group email site meant only for defense attorneys to share legal strategy and other confidential information. Judge Farris ruled on this allegation in February. She found the VGAL did break rules by secretly getting onto the list-serve and that the VGAL “lied under oath”, submitted a declaration to the court that’s a “made up sham” and used the “county email system to commit the crime of theft.” Legal motions filed after this allegation turned up more accusations of misconduct and on Friday Farris ruled on them. She found some VGALs demonstrated a bias against the biological parents and instead, worked to ensure the children stayed with foster parents. “She (a VGAL) treated the parents as non-entities even though it was months before trial, and the parents were active visiting and doing some services,” said Farris. “GAL Walker had made up her mind and written the parents off as hopeless more than seven months before (the) trial (to potentially terminate the parent’s rights).” Farris said this bias motivated some VGALS to cheat and break state laws that govern the actions and responsibilities of guardian ad litems. Among the examples cited was a case where the VGAL secretly gave confidential, negative information about the biological parents to the foster parents and used a personal email account to do so. ”The Snohomish county VGAL program engaged in abusive litigation tactics, including concealing evidence, supplying false information and retaliating repeatedly,” said Farris. Farris went on to opine that supervisors looked the other way when confronted with facts about misconduct. “Even though more and more wrongdoing continued to occur, supervisor Walker did nothing,” said Farris. The parent defense attorney who first discovered the breach into the list-serve said Farris’ rulings Friday show major changes need to take place in this program. “It’s incredible, we now have an agency in a program that has been found to have destroyed evidence, covered up findings of misconduct and that undermines our whole system that undermines what we do and our ability to protect our clients and their families,” said Adam Ballout. “The (VGALs) biases take the front seat. After they were called out then it became retaliation and cover-ups. The children’s best interest always took a backseat. First to bias, and then to revenge once their bias was exposed.” “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Alicia LeVezu, a staff attorney at the University Of Washington School Of Law who specializes in children and youth advocacy law. “I think this says this program has been acting unethically and egregiously unethically for a few years now and it just shows that children deserve better in our state.” The VGAL program reports to the Snohomish County Court Administrator who was not available for comment Friday. The administrator reports to the Snohomish County Superior Court Judges. Assistant Presiding Judge Michael Downes said the judges have yet to read the ruling by Farris but that they will make a decision on what to do about the troubled program afterward. “We take this most seriously,” said Judge Downes.
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WINGS AND RACISM: 2 BLACK Women File Civil Rights LAWSUIT Against "Buffalo Wild Wings" For RACISM!

WINGS AND RACISM: 2 BLACK Women File Civil Rights LAWSUIT Against "Buffalo Wild Wings" For RACISM!

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Two Cincinnati women have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings, claiming they were victims of racial discrimination while employees at the Forest Park restaurant location. "I was not used to such hatred coming from anyone," said Erica Jackson, who along with another former employee, Nikkea Berry, is suing the Minnesota-based restaurant chain. The African American women filed the lawsuit in federal court in early July. According to the federal filing, they are seeking monetary damages in excess of $75,000 for lost wages and emotional distress. Jackson and Berry told FOX19 Investigates that they and other African-American workers were repeatedly subjected to racist jokes, remarks and behavior. The women, who worked at the Forest Park Buffalo Wild Wings from 2006 until they were fired in 2013 said they loved their jobs until there was a management change in 2012. "It was never like that before. It was like a big ole family before with our other manager," Berry said. According to court documents, during staff meetings an assistant manager repeatedly told an offensive, sexually charged joke that involved a pregnant African American woman and a chicken wing. Jackson said that's when she and several other employees filed a formal complaint with Buffalo Wild Wings' corporate human resources. But instead of disciplining the assistant manager, the lawsuit alleges Buffalo Wild Wings promoted him to general manager of the Forest Park restaurant. The lawsuit alleges the racist behavior continued. "He went to another young man and called him the name of every other black male employee and then said, 'Oh, I'm sorry, you all look alike,'" said Jackson. The lawsuit also alleges the restaurant management team posted a photo of food items standing in a police line-up with a turkey wearing a shirt that read "I'm with stupid." The food items were labeled with employee names, some of them black workers. According to the lawsuit, in 2013 the manager also threw a plate at an African American cook. Jackson and Berry said several employees filed a second compliant with corporate human resources. The women said they were fired a short time later for "performance related" reasons. FOX19 Investigates attempted to speak with the manager of the restaurant on two occasions. The second time we were asked by another manger to leave. In an email, a Buffalo Wild Wings corporate spokesperson said company policy is to not comment on pending litigation but takes any allegations of employee discrimination seriously and is reviewing these allegations carefully. Jackson and Berry claim that what happened to them was a systematic plan to have less interaction between African American employees and customers. FOX19 Investigates staff saw a number of African American workers serving customers at the Forest Park location. However, FOX19 Investigates found a promotional video on the Buffalo Wild Wings corporate website that tells a different story. The video, aimed at prospective employees, is introduced by the company CEO. It shows employees working at the chain's "most engaged" restaurant team of the year at a location in Memphis, Tenn. The video shows satisfied customers being served by happy workers, who participate in team huddles and high fives with co-workers and managers. But FOX19 Investigates noticed that in the nearly two-minute video, only non-African American workers were interacting with customers. African American workers are seen briefly only in the back of the restaurant or in the kitchen. "If this is happening and it's happening at corporate, I'm concerned that more people could be going through this in the organization," said Rob Richardson, the plaintiffs' attorney. Jackson and Berry insist they are not disgruntled employees, but the lawsuit is about taking a stand against racist discrimination. "In 2014 you'd have thought so many years had passed since it was in our face," Jackson said. "I would like justice to be served, whatever that may be." Jackson and Berry also filed complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In fiscal year 2013, there were nearly 100,000 discrimination complaints filed nationally. In Ohio, there were more than 3700. Of that number, about 35 percent were based on race.
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Insights: How to Reduce the Risk of Litigation

Insights: How to Reduce the Risk of Litigation

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Small businesses and entrepreneurs often do not have experience in the proactive steps that may reduce common sources of litigation. Potential litigation can arise from client interactions, business agreements among partners, contracts with vendors, and even lack of regulatory compliance. This webinar provides timely and practical advice designed to give business owners an overview of potential litigation issues their business may face, and "best practices" to help reduce litigation. Hosted by Mario Joyner, VP/Small Business Sales for Nevada State Bank, the speakers for this webinar will be John S. Delikanakis and Ray C. Jones of the Las Vegas law firm of Snell & Wilmer. Topics covered may include: -Why reduce the risk of litigation? -The most common reason that people litigate -Strategies and "best practices" for reducing litigation -How corporate structuring and contract preparation may help minimize the risks of litigation -What to do if threatened with litigation -Resolving disputes without resorting to litigation Watch all of our free Insights webinars at www.NevadaSmallBusiness.com
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OIL LITIGATION

OIL LITIGATION

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Lawmakers on the legal and Parliamentary affairs committee have faulted Uganda Revenue Authority for paying about 2.5 billion shillings to foreign lawyers without justification. The tax body sought the services of Curtis, Mallet- Prevost a UK based firm to help the URA legal team defend Uganda in five cases of tax arbitration over oil disputes in Ugandan courts. The MPs wondered why the tax authority engaged the external lawyers abroad and at home yet they had a team of in-house lawyers backed by others from the Attorney General’s chambers. Francis Jjingo has that report. For more news visit http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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RESOLUTION 2017: Election 2017 ( Engagement vs Litigation )

RESOLUTION 2017: Election 2017 ( Engagement vs Litigation )

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Resolution 2017: Engagement vs. Litigations in Elections

Resolution 2017: Engagement vs. Litigations in Elections

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can i still engage in litigation while in loan mod.dv

can i still engage in litigation while in loan mod.dv

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can i still engage in litigation while in loan mod
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NAR's Legal Action Program

NAR's Legal Action Program

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The purpose of the Legal Action Program is to provide financial assistance to REALTORS®, associations, Multiple Listing Services, property owners, and others engaged in litigation that may have important precedential significance to the real estate industry.
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On the Leading Edge: What’s Next for the ABA Section of Litigation

On the Leading Edge: What’s Next for the ABA Section of Litigation

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Fenwick's Laurence Pulgram, the incoming chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, discusses the section’s exciting initiatives for the upcoming year from engaging young litigators to supporting diverse attorneys and promoting pro bono work.
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