• 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
  • Microsoft software audits CAL licenses explained

    http://www.SoftwareAuditLawyers.com Our firm helps small and large companies on software licensing audits. These audits can involve many different types of software products including Microsoft, IBM, Autodesk and audits for industry associations such as BSA and SIIA. If you received a letter alleging your business has engaged in federal copyright infringement or software piracy, it would make sense to discuss your situation with an intellectual property law firm. We have helped many companies in the past and we can help you. Contact us at (877) 276-5084 of visit our website by clicking on the link above. Software piracy is an issue that can affect directors, officers, shareholders and others. One big issue right now is architects and engineers who are facing Autodesk licensing audit...

    published: 16 Oct 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro in BIVENS Class Action Lawsuit - filled by cmkx shareholders.

    3.87 trillion $ lawsuit against Securities and Exchange Commission Chairs and Commissioners individualy by Shareholders of Cmkx, Cmkm Diamonds inc. Bivens Action Lawsuit alows legal action taken against Government employes. $3.87 trillion dollar lawsuit. Cmkx shareholders-plaintiffs represented by A. Hodges against defendants- SEC commissioners and chairmans. Defendants: CHRISTOPHER COX, an individual; MARY L. SCHAPIRO, an individual; CYNTHIA A. GLASSMAN, an individual; PAUL S. ATKINS, an individual; ROEL C. CAMPOS, an individual; ANNETTE L. NAZARETH, an individual; TROY A. PAREDES, an individual; LUIS A. AGUILAR, an individual; ELISSE B. WALTER, Update by Al Hodges CMKX Litigation Update This office represents seven of CMKXs larger shareholders who co...

    published: 09 Apr 2010
  • Facts About McDonald's You Never Knew

    Because you can't get enough of those McRibs. Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/39618 Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedblue1 https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedviolet GET MORE BUZZFEED: https://www.buzzfeed.com https://www.buzzfeed.com/videos https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedvideo https://www.youtube.com/boldly https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedblue https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedviolet https://www.youtube.com/perolike https://www.youtube.com/ladylike BuzzFeedVideo BuzzFeed Motion Picture’s flagship channel. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always shareable. New videos posted daily! MUSIC Licensed via Audio Network STILLS Vector burgers isolated on black background. primo-piano/Getty Images Graduation cap illus...

    published: 14 Dec 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
  • 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
  • REPORT: FEMINIST LAWYER LISA BLOOM OFFERED MONEY TO TRUMP ACCUSERS

    REPORT: FEMINIST LAWYER LISA BLOOM OFFERED MONEY TO TRUMP ACCUSERS Source and content: https://goo.gl/3JaPaX Attorney Lisa Bloom, who made news recently defending Kathy Griffin and Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment accusers, reportedly tried to arrange payments to women accusing President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Bloom often appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Joy Behar’s failed talk show, and recently wrote a book defending Trayvon Martin. She has been at the forefront of the recent trend of women coming forward to accuse notable men of sexual misconduct. That included accusers against Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Bill O’Reilly, and Donald Trump. The Hill is reporting, however, that Bloom offered a potential Trump accuser as much as $750,000 to tell her story. The woman refused. Bloo...

    published: 16 Dec 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • What is PATENT WAR? What does PATENT WAR mean? PATENT WAR meaning, definition & explanation

    What is PATENT WAR? What does PATENT WAR mean? PATENT WAR meaning - PATENT WAR definition - PATENT WAR explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A patent war is a "battle" between corporations or individuals to secure patents for litigation, whether offensively or defensively. There are ongoing patent wars between the world's largest technology and software corporations. Contemporary patent wars are a global phenomenon, fought by multinational corporations based in the United States, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The companies involved include Yahoo, Barnes & Noble, ZTE, AOL, Ericsson, Apple Inc., EMC, Foxconn, HTC, Facebook, InterDigital, IBM, Microsoft, LG Corp, Kodak, Halliburton, Nokia, Motorola, Norte...

    published: 20 Jan 2017
  • 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
  • Sheree Whitfield Allegedly Married / Dating (Jailed) Tyrone Gilliams Jr | RHOA tea

    *Update* It is being alleged that the mystery man is Tyrone Gilliams, Jr. He apparently is in jail for fraud. You can read his case details here: https://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2011/comp22152.pdf He is most notably known for throwing lavish celebrity parties in the name of charity and pocketing the money. http://lailahlynn.com/sheree-whitfield-allegedly-married-or-engaged-to-a-man-in-prison/

    published: 27 Nov 2016
  • eMerit - What Every Doctor Needs to Know Before Litigation

    eMerit - What Every Doctor Needs to Know Before Litigation. Visit us online for more information: http://www.emerit.biz or call 855-4-eMerit. eMerit has helped hundreds of doctors diffuse conflict due to negative patient reviews or even fake reviews. We often get the question about doctor's rights and what they can do when an accusation harms their reputation. Founder and CEO of eMerit, Jeff Segal, MD, JD, FACS explains what often happens if you take a patient to court, what happened to a real doctor even after he won the case, and what he always tells doctors before they go down this rocky path. Video transcript: We're often asked, should I sue, and litigation is a commitment. Once you commit to litigation, you will often be consumed by the process. So the first question to ask is ...

    published: 10 Dec 2015
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Conservative Public-Interest Litigation in the Modern Era

Conservative Public-Interest Litigation in the Modern Era

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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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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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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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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
Microsoft software audits CAL licenses explained

Microsoft software audits CAL licenses explained

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http://www.SoftwareAuditLawyers.com Our firm helps small and large companies on software licensing audits. These audits can involve many different types of software products including Microsoft, IBM, Autodesk and audits for industry associations such as BSA and SIIA. If you received a letter alleging your business has engaged in federal copyright infringement or software piracy, it would make sense to discuss your situation with an intellectual property law firm. We have helped many companies in the past and we can help you. Contact us at (877) 276-5084 of visit our website by clicking on the link above. Software piracy is an issue that can affect directors, officers, shareholders and others. One big issue right now is architects and engineers who are facing Autodesk licensing audits for AutoCad software products. We can help you negotiate a settlement whether you are dealing with a law firm, accounting firm, or whether you are involved in software mediation, arbitration or litigation.
https://wn.com/Microsoft_Software_Audits_Cal_Licenses_Explained
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
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
https://wn.com/What_Is_Commercial_Litigation_|_(480)_382_3109
Litigation Update Financial Mis selling compound interest cases Oct 2014

Litigation Update Financial Mis selling compound interest cases Oct 2014

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  • 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
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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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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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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SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro in BIVENS Class Action Lawsuit - filled by cmkx shareholders.

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro in BIVENS Class Action Lawsuit - filled by cmkx shareholders.

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3.87 trillion $ lawsuit against Securities and Exchange Commission Chairs and Commissioners individualy by Shareholders of Cmkx, Cmkm Diamonds inc. Bivens Action Lawsuit alows legal action taken against Government employes. $3.87 trillion dollar lawsuit. Cmkx shareholders-plaintiffs represented by A. Hodges against defendants- SEC commissioners and chairmans. Defendants: CHRISTOPHER COX, an individual; MARY L. SCHAPIRO, an individual; CYNTHIA A. GLASSMAN, an individual; PAUL S. ATKINS, an individual; ROEL C. CAMPOS, an individual; ANNETTE L. NAZARETH, an individual; TROY A. PAREDES, an individual; LUIS A. AGUILAR, an individual; ELISSE B. WALTER, Update by Al Hodges CMKX Litigation Update This office represents seven of CMKXs larger shareholders who collectively hold more than 3.5 Billion shares. We have prepared a Bivens based class action lawsuit seeking release of all the funds that have been collected for the benefit of CMKX shareholders, or for damages in an amount in excess of $3,780,000,000,000. This suit alleges that the SEC commissioners have violated the Fifth Amendment Constitutional property rights of the shareholders by withholding consent to the release of such funds, for years, which amounts to a taking without due process of law. PHOTOCOPY OF COMPLAINT http://viewer.zoho.com/docs/paKdda INITIAL ORDER FOLLOWING FILING OF COMPLAINT ASSIGNED TO JUDGE SELNA http://convert.neevia.com/prods/26b156b1-8139-4463-8ee9-5e1722e262cd.cvn/Judge%20Selna.pdf Attorneys for Plaintiffs ( representing cmkx shareholders): Hodges and associates: A. CLIFTON HODGES, State Bar No. 046803 HODGES AND ASSOCIATES 4 East Holly Street, Suite 202 Pasadena, California 91103 Telephone: (626) 564-9797 Facsimile: (626) 564-9111 By Hodges #5 During the period of June 1, 2004 through October 28, 2005 a total of 2.25 Trillion phantom shares of CMKM Diamonds Inc, was sold into the public market through legitimate brokers, illegitimate brokers and dealers, market makers, hedge funds, ex-clearing transactions and private transactions. The sales of the majority of such shares were at all times known to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Defendants herein. By Hodges #6 At some date prior to June 1, 2004 the Securities and Exchange Commission in concert with the Department of Justice of the United States, together combined with Robert A. Maheu and others to utilize CMKM Diamonds, Inc. for the purpose of trapping a number of widely disbursed entities and persons who were believed to be engaged in naked short selling of CMKM Diamonds Inc. stock and cellar boxing the company. By Hodges #7 The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security, believed and developed evidence that said short sellers were utilizing their activities to illegally launder moneys, wrongfully export moneys, avoid payment of taxes, and to support foreign terrorist operations. By Hodges #8 To fulfill the plan to criminally trap such wrongdoers, the Securities and Exchange Commission, with assistance from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Assisted in and approved the retention of Roger Glenn, an ex-SEC trial attorney and drafter of Sarbanes-Oxley, to join CMKM Diamonds Inc. for the purpose of verifying claims value, increasing authorized shares of stock to 800,000,000,000, and supervising from the inside of the company; By Hodges #10 Consented to, facilitated, and supported the conferences between Robert A. Maheu and his associate/assistant Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector William Majcher on the one hand, and the wrongdoing short sellers on the other, all for the purpose of settling the potential liability of said wrongdoers with consent of the U. S. Government and a representation of no criminal prosecution for such illegal sales; By Hodges #12 During the period from November, 2004 through April, 2005, CMKM Diamonds, Inc. negotiated the sale of some of its Saskatchewan, Canada mineral claims to three Chinese domiciled corporations with the advice and consent, inter alia, of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Proceeds from the consummation of such sales were placed into a frozen trust for disbursal at a later time. By Hodges #13 During the period from March, 2004 through August, 2006, on behalf of CMKM Diamonds, Inc. Robert A.. Maheu, with assistance from Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector William Majcher, negotiated a settlement with the illegitimate brokers, dealers, market makers, hedge funds, and other persons and entities that had engaged in naked short selling of CMKM Diamonds Inc. stock and cellar boxing the company. http://fbruhm.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=CMKX&action=display&thread=4131 Robert A. Maheu Joins the Board of Directors of CMKM Diamonds Inc. 1/31/2005
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Facts About McDonald's You Never Knew

Facts About McDonald's You Never Knew

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Because you can't get enough of those McRibs. Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/39618 Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedblue1 https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedviolet GET MORE BUZZFEED: https://www.buzzfeed.com https://www.buzzfeed.com/videos https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedvideo https://www.youtube.com/boldly https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedblue https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedviolet https://www.youtube.com/perolike https://www.youtube.com/ladylike BuzzFeedVideo BuzzFeed Motion Picture’s flagship channel. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always shareable. New videos posted daily! MUSIC Licensed via Audio Network STILLS Vector burgers isolated on black background. primo-piano/Getty Images Graduation cap illustration irkus/Getty Images USA Tevfik Goksel Arikan/Getty Images Various building keko-ka/Getty Images Chicken Nuggets SweetyMommy/Getty Images McDonald's Brings Back The McRib Sandwich David Paul Morris/Getty Images Grilled Pork Cutlet robynmac/Getty Images McDonalds Tests Bigger, Premium 'Angus Third Pounder' Jamie Rector/Getty Images First McDonalds Franchise Recalls Fast-Food Giants Beginnings Tim Boyle/Getty Images Subway Settles Not-Really Foot Long Sandwich Litigation Joe Raedle/Getty Images Kelvin Kwong (R) and Ashley Tse kiss dur ED JONES/Getty Images Cake macaron or macaroon on turquoise background, pastel colors Julia_Sudnitskaya/Getty Images McDonald's To Revive McCafe Tim Boyle/Getty Images Cup of Tea and notebook kimrawicz/Getty Images Homemade White Bean Soup bhofack2/Getty Images Vegetarian panini with tomatoes and mozzarella locrifa/Getty Images French fries. Vecto Anastasiia_New/Getty Images VIDEO three cross on Calvary Mike_Kiev/Getty Images Putting mustard on a hot dog lewkmiller/Getty Images
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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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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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REPORT: FEMINIST LAWYER LISA BLOOM OFFERED MONEY TO TRUMP ACCUSERS

REPORT: FEMINIST LAWYER LISA BLOOM OFFERED MONEY TO TRUMP ACCUSERS

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REPORT: FEMINIST LAWYER LISA BLOOM OFFERED MONEY TO TRUMP ACCUSERS Source and content: https://goo.gl/3JaPaX Attorney Lisa Bloom, who made news recently defending Kathy Griffin and Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment accusers, reportedly tried to arrange payments to women accusing President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Bloom often appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Joy Behar’s failed talk show, and recently wrote a book defending Trayvon Martin. She has been at the forefront of the recent trend of women coming forward to accuse notable men of sexual misconduct. That included accusers against Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Bill O’Reilly, and Donald Trump. The Hill is reporting, however, that Bloom offered a potential Trump accuser as much as $750,000 to tell her story. The woman refused. Bloom also approached several Hillary Clinton PACs about potentially donating money to give to the accusers, who came forward in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election. John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill provide details. California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill. The women’s accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort. Bloom, who has assisted dozens of women in prominent harassment cases and also defended film executive Harvey Weinstein earlier this year, represented four women considering making accusations against Trump last year. Two went public, and two declined. In a statement to The Hill, Bloom acknowledged she engaged in discussions to secure donations for women who made or considered making accusations against Trump before last year’s election. “Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented,” said Bloom, whose clients have also included accusers of Bill Cosby and Bill O’Reilly. Bloom said her goal in securing money was not to pressure the women to come forward, but rather to help them relocate or arrange security if they felt unsafe during the waning days of a vitriolic election. She declined to identify any of the donors. And while she noted she represented sexual harassment victims for free or at reduced rates, she also acknowledged a standard part of her contracts required women to pay her commissions as high as 33 percent if she sold their stories to media outlets. “Our standard pro bono agreement for legal services provides that if a media entity offers to compensate a client for sharing his or her story we receive a percentage of those fees. This rarely happens. But, on occasion, a case generates media interest and sometimes (not always) a client may receive an appearance fee,” she said. Bloom told The Hill she had no contact with Clinton or her campaign, but declined to address any contacts with super PACs that supported the Democratic presidential nominee. Josh Schwerin, the communications director for Priorities USA Action, the largest pro-Clinton super PAC, told The Hill that the group had no relationship with Bloom and had no discussions with her about supporting Trump accusers. One Bloom client who received financial help from Bloom was New York City makeup artist Jill Harth. The former beauty contestant manager filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Trump in 1997 and then withdrew it under pressure. The news media discovered the litigation during the election, and Harth’s name became public in the summer of 2016. She asked Bloom to represent her in the fall after hearing Trump describe her allegations against him as false, and became a vocal critic of Trump. “I consider myself lucky to have had Lisa Bloom by my side after my old lawsuit resurfaced. She advised me with great competence and compassion,” Harth told The Hill. Post your thoughts on the revelation about Lisa Bloom in the comments section below. In addition, share this on social media.
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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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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?"
https://wn.com/Attorney_Julie_Herber_Explains_Her_Ocwen_Deutschebank_Fraud_Nightmare_In_Washington.
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.
https://wn.com/Vgal_Casa_Program_Found_To_Have_Committed_Pervasive_And_Egregious_Misconduct.
What is PATENT WAR? What does PATENT WAR mean? PATENT WAR meaning, definition & explanation

What is PATENT WAR? What does PATENT WAR mean? PATENT WAR meaning, definition & explanation

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What is PATENT WAR? What does PATENT WAR mean? PATENT WAR meaning - PATENT WAR definition - PATENT WAR explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A patent war is a "battle" between corporations or individuals to secure patents for litigation, whether offensively or defensively. There are ongoing patent wars between the world's largest technology and software corporations. Contemporary patent wars are a global phenomenon, fought by multinational corporations based in the United States, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The companies involved include Yahoo, Barnes & Noble, ZTE, AOL, Ericsson, Apple Inc., EMC, Foxconn, HTC, Facebook, InterDigital, IBM, Microsoft, LG Corp, Kodak, Halliburton, Nokia, Motorola, Nortel, Oracle, Samsung, Pantech, Gemalto, Openwave, VIA Technologies and Research In Motion. Patent wars have occurred in a wide range of technologies, both in the past and in the present. Patent wars are not a new phenomenon. In the Wright brothers patent war, the Wright brothers, attributed with the invention of the airplane, sought to prevent competitors from manufacturing airplanes through litigation, stifling the development of the American airline industry. Alexander Graham Bell, credited with inventing the telephone, was dragged into a patent war against his rivals, which involved, in just 11 years, 600 lawsuits. One notable case was Bell's lawsuit against Western Union. Western Union was backed by Elisha Gray, also credited with inventing the telephone. The occurrence of patent wars has been shaped by the digital age, as the rapid pace of innovation makes much of the patent system obsolete. In the 1980s, technology corporations in the United States and Japan engaged in a patent war, creating a scenario where companies were forced to "fight patent with patent." This bilateral patent war, partly exaggerated by the media, subsided by the mid 1990s. Exacerbating the frequency of patent wars was the advent of patent trolling. The term "patent troll" was coined in the 1990s by the employees of Intel and popularized by Intel's Peter Detkin. According to Detkin, Intel was "sued for libel for the use of the term 'patent extortionists' so I came up with 'patent trolls...a patent troll is somebody who tries to make a lot of money off a patent that they are not practicing and have no intention of practicing and in most cases never practiced." During the 1990s, federal courts began reversing earlier decisions made by the patent office that restricted the patenting of software. In 1997, software companies Trend Micro, Integralis, McAffee and Symantec fought a patent war over antivirus software. In 1999, a patent for "one-click ordering technology" led to a patent war between Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. In 2004, Sony and Kodak engaged in a patent war over digital cameras, a dispute which lasted until 2007. The current smartphone wars started in the late 2000s. According to PC Magazine, Apple brought the patent wars to the smartphone market by its desire to "go thermonuclear" on Google's competing Android operating system for mobile devices. This triggered a "war" between major technology companies in the mobile market. Apple has been accused of having links to the company Digitude Innovations, which has been labeled as a patent troll. Following this warfare, Apple itself has also been called a patent-troll.
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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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Sheree Whitfield Allegedly Married / Dating (Jailed) Tyrone Gilliams Jr | RHOA tea

Sheree Whitfield Allegedly Married / Dating (Jailed) Tyrone Gilliams Jr | RHOA tea

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*Update* It is being alleged that the mystery man is Tyrone Gilliams, Jr. He apparently is in jail for fraud. You can read his case details here: https://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2011/comp22152.pdf He is most notably known for throwing lavish celebrity parties in the name of charity and pocketing the money. http://lailahlynn.com/sheree-whitfield-allegedly-married-or-engaged-to-a-man-in-prison/
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eMerit - What Every Doctor Needs to Know Before Litigation

eMerit - What Every Doctor Needs to Know Before Litigation

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eMerit - What Every Doctor Needs to Know Before Litigation. Visit us online for more information: http://www.emerit.biz or call 855-4-eMerit. eMerit has helped hundreds of doctors diffuse conflict due to negative patient reviews or even fake reviews. We often get the question about doctor's rights and what they can do when an accusation harms their reputation. Founder and CEO of eMerit, Jeff Segal, MD, JD, FACS explains what often happens if you take a patient to court, what happened to a real doctor even after he won the case, and what he always tells doctors before they go down this rocky path. Video transcript: We're often asked, should I sue, and litigation is a commitment. Once you commit to litigation, you will often be consumed by the process. So the first question to ask is "why are you doing this?" You're pissed, I get that but is it worth engaging in an expensive, lengthy, capricious process. Perhaps you win? You may be part of the unusual group that actually prevails but what is it that you won? There probably are easier ways to manage conflict and at eMerit, our philosophy is find the easiest way to manage a conflict to prevent escalation. And litigation, to me and hopefully to most people should be the last resort, not the knee-jerk reflex. Let me give an example. A number of years ago, and I do mean a number of years ago, a patient was pretty unhappy with her outcome and listening to her story, she just wanted a refund for the work that was done. And the doctor, I think, did a revision procedure. The patient wasn't happy. And this escalated into a back-and-forth on the Internet. And it escalated into a back-and-forth with the board of medicine. This was a mess. And the doctor, perhaps appropriately, felt as if he had no other alternative. But instead of just giving the patient her money back, which may have still been an option, I don't know, he sued her. Now, he won. $12 million judgement. $12 million dollars from a jury. I mean this is a whopping amount of money. Of course the patient didn't have it, she filed for bankruptcy but the story doesn't end there. She appealed the case and years later, the Arizona appellate court overruled that judgement and said that you've got to start all over again. So, he may be able to go one more round and prevail but after more than five years, I would argue that both sides are probably exhausted. I think each side forgot about what they were fighting about. In my mind, it's like two bald men fighting over a comb. They're only thinking about victory and not why they're actually engaged in the fight. In short, litigation is a strategy. It's a strategy that should be used sparingly and infrequently.
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