Monday, December 31, 2007

Californian With Recalled Heart Lead Files Class Action Lawsuit to Hold Medtronic Responsible for Cost of Medical Care

SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) December 31, 2007 -- Class counsel announced that Rashid Hunter of Fremont, California, filed a class lawsuit against Medtronic Inc., on behalf of all Californians implanted with Sprint Fidelis leads, the wiring that connects a defibrillator to the heart. Due to reports of adverse events and at least five patient deaths linked to breaking defibrillator leads sold under the brand name Sprint Fidelis, Medtronic issued a recall of the product on October 15, 2007. Mr. Hunter seeks an order from the Court holding Medtronic responsible for all diagnostic and medical charges, and any corrective surgical expenses caused by Medtronics faulty device.

I live in constant fear, wondering if my lead will malfunction and kill or cause me severe pain as it has done to others, stated Mr. Hunter. My family also lives in fear that the device will fail and I wont be able to get help in time to save my life. It would be a great relief to me and my family if Medtronic was required to fund a program to monitor the health of every patient with the recalled leads.

The defect is potentially fatal and patients are fearful they may be the next victim, commented Elizabeth J. Cabraser, counsel for Mr. Hunter. Many patients are also concerned whether they will receive the necessary diagnostic and medical care in the years to come, and whether they can afford replacement surgery should their physician recommend extraction of the lead. Todays lawsuit seeks to hold Medtronic responsible for the medical expenses Californians with the recalled wires will incur.

The lawsuit, entitled Hunter v. Medtronic, Inc., was filed in federal court in San Francisco last week. The complaint alleges Medtronic misrepresented the safety of its Sprint Fidelis leads and failed to warn that the leads were prone to breakage. The Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead has had a significantly higher than expected failure rate that appears in just the first two years after implantation.

Information for Heart Patients

Leads are the thin, insulated wires connected to a defibrillator that carry electric impulses to the heart. Your wallet card will specify the manufacturer of your defibrillator leads.

If you would like to learn more about the Medtronic recall and your legal rights, please visit

Patients who have had to undergo surgery to replace a faulty lead or have been advised by a physician that their lead may be defective are also welcome to call counsel toll-free at 1-800-541-7358 and ask to speak to attorney Heather A. Foster of Lieff Cabraser.

Resources for Reporters

Reporters who wish to receive a copy of the complaint are welcome to contact Brandan de Coteau of Lieff Cabraser at or (415) 956-1000.

About Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial injuries or economic losses. For the last five years, The National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.

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Top Gambling News Stories of 2007

Find out what stories made the Top News of 2007 in this online gambling industry special report.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 31, 2007 -- In 2007 gambling industry news, announcements, and publicity was at an all-time high. What started with tumultuous news in January with the arrest of Neteller executives, ended in December on that same note with US trade concessions with Antigua and the EU. Meanwhile, throughout the year brick and mortar casinos expanded across the United States. Internationally, Macau took over Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world and their revenue stream exploded. The UK implemented laws that allowed online gambling sites to proliferate. Overall, 2007 proved to be one of the most exciting news years ever in the gambling industry.

Follow along now as Casino Gambling Web writers and editors countdown the top ten gambling-related stories of year.

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#10 Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Pay $31.5 Million in DoJ Settlement
The three major Internet companies agreed to pay more than $30 million in a settlement with the US Department of Justice, who claimed the three online companies accepted illegal gambling ads from offshore operators. None of the companies admitted guilt in the case and the total amount of the settlement was hardly the equivalent of one day of income, but the DoJ claimed victory because they say it set an example to the rest of the world about the seriousness of the DoJ's claims that Internet gambling is illegal.

#9 NBA Gambling Scandal : Referee Tim Donaghy Arrested
NBA referee Tim Donaghy plead guilty in Federal court to two charges of conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce. The case was a nightmare for the NBA as rumors floated around about which games were fixed by Donaghy. For years, conspiracy theorists had suggested the league was fixing playoff games. In the meantime, the NBA and commission David Stern are working diligently to repair the league's reputation.

#8 World Series of Poker Numbers Drop For First Time in 15 Years
The number of entrants to the 2007 World Series of Poker declined for the first time in 15 years, although the decrease was not a result of declining popularity. WSOP executives announced early in the year that they would not be accepting registrations from online satellite tournaments because of the newly passed Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). This was the main cause in the drop in numbers and only one of many very significant negative ramifications of the new US law.

#7 iMEGA vs. United States Department of Treasury Court Battle
The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) filed a lawsuit against the US Treasury Department in 2007 over the UIGEA proposed regulations. The papers filed in New Jersey federal court were not taken seriously by the media at first, but now the case is seen as the last hope for the Internet gambling industry. The judge was scheduled to rule in November, but still no judgement has been rendered. If the judge rules in favor of iMEGA the UIGEA will be temporarily restrained.

#6 US Rep. Barney Frank Introduces Internet Gambling Regulation Bill
Congressman Barney Frank, Head of the Financial Services Committee, introduced a new bill in 2007 that would legalize and regulate online gambling in the United States. The bill is called the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA), HR-2046. Frank, who openly speaks out against the UIGEA as a blatant infringement on the rights of hard working Americans, has consistently urged US citizens to call their congressmen in support of his bill. In September of 2007 Casino Gambling Web sent representatives to Washington DC to hand deliver a petition that urged congress to repeal the UIGEA. The petition was signed by thousands of Americans. The IGREA is still alive and currently has 45 co-sponsors.

#5 West Virginia Voters Approve Table Games
In January the debate heated up between all citizens and religious activists over the expasnion of table games in West Virginia. The citizens of the state won when they voted to approve the bill and in December the first tables games were installed in local West Virginia casinos. The debate in West Virginia was a microcosm for the entire country and citizens who support freedom over restrictions apparently have won out. Slot machines were approved in Pennsylvania and the competition on the east cost US heated up. Mid-year casino expansion headed to the mid-west as Illinois approved casino gaming. On the west coast Indian casinos also gained mainstream approval.

#4 Florida Governor Negotiates Seminole Indian Gambling Compact
Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced a 25-year compact with the Seminole Indian Tribe to make blackjack, baccarat, and Vegas style slots legal in their seven Florida casinos. Previously, the tribe could only feature bingo-style slot machines and poker. Florida House speaker Marco Rubio, furious over the deal, argued the compact to be invalid without legislative ramifications, and ultimately sued the Governor. The compact followed other very big news from the Seminoles when they finalized the purchase of the Hard Rock chain of hotels and casinos across the world. The deal made the Seminoles the most prosperous business entrepreneurs of all Native American tribes.

#3 Venetian Opens Largest Casino Ever in Macau, China
The new Venetian Macau, which opened in September by US firm Las Vegas Sands Corporation, was built on expectations of becoming the largest casino in the world. The casino has not let down investors and the bullish predictions have become reality. In the first weekend, the casino saw crowds of over 100,000 people per day.The new mega-casino-resort resides on the tiny island of Macau in China, a place which surpassed Las Vegas as gambling capital of the world in 2007. Other companies have promised to follow the Venetian example and Macau is expected to soon be the ultimate adult playground.

#2 United Kingdom Implements Gambling Act of 2005
While the US cracked down on Internet gambling in 2007 the United Kingdom proved to be a leader in the industry as they opened up their online market to the world. The expansion did not go as planned, however, because new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, created a tax level so high that no companies chose to relocate their operation to the UK. Meanwhile, the first gambling ads appeared on TV and radio.

#1 United States Settles World Trade Organization (WTO) Disputes
Antigua & Barbuda became the smallest nation to ever successfully win a case in the WTO. The UIGEA was deemed illegal by a WTO panel and the US was forced to give concessions to the tiny island nation. Instead, the US withdrew its GATS commitments, which allowed countries belonging to the WTO to claim sanctions from the US. The US negotiated their way out of $100 billion concessions with the European Commission and a WTO panel gave Antigua a mere $21 million, both figures substantially lower than were expected. The US proved its international power in the WTO case and made some analysts believe the US can do whatever it wants by creating very fine print.

Honorable Mentions
While all stories could not make the top ten most popular and influential list of 2007, many stories may have deserved to be there. The arrests and settlements of Neteller executives in the US was huge news. The proliferation of pop culture betting was telling of today's society. Bodog, one of the biggest online gambling sites in the world, lost its domain name, but survived and thrived anyway. Party Gaming and, two large companies destroyed by new US laws, strived hard to survive in 2007. Casinos along the Gulf Coast of the United States served to revitalize the area. And the regulations for the UIGEA were proposed and commented on.

One thing is for sure following the year in gambling news in 2007: gambling, once seen as taboo, is becoming mainstream across the world and promises to be debated and expanded in the years to come. We look forward to continued reporting in one of the most exciting industries in the world in 2008.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

LegalView Continues to Add New Content to Its ATV Information Portal Offering Accident and Rollover ATV Victim Assistance

LegalView added new content to its ATV information portal for victims of ATV accidents and rollovers. While riding ATVs can be a fun outdoor activity, many individuals can be hurt or lose limbs, which is why offers relevant information to its site to provide victims with support.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 30, 2007 --, the number one site on the Internet for everything legal, continues to update its all-terrain vehicle (ATV) information portal with new content. Riding ATVs can be a fun activity, but many riders can quickly become hurt, lose limbs or have their ride result in death because of faulty made ATVs or ATVs with inadequate warnings and riding instructions.
ATV injuries are most frequent among males under the age of 18. There has been a recent rash of recalls or additional warnings reported on several different types of ATVs, which is why LegalView is adding additional content to its ATV crash information portal.

If individuals are worried about the safety of their family and friends, contact an ATV lawyer to learn more about what can be done about an ATV accident. Also, readers will find that LegalView's newly added content will inform ATV users of the latest recalls or consumer warnings related to ATV accidents. LegalView intends to help victims suffering from varying legal issues find information easily available at their fingertips. If an individual is worried about their ATV and whether or not it is unsafe, use to locate an ATV accident law firm. Also, find tips on how to prevent an ATV rollover or accident with LegalView's ATV safety tips.

Additionally, provides readers with an extensive amount of legal information on an array of topics ranging from mesothelioma cancer to traumatic brain injury (TBI). One of the topics LegalView offers information on is Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF). NSF is a condition that is likely the result of kidney disease patients receiving a dye known as gadolinium during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) procedure. NSF causes hardening of the skin as well as red, painful swelling on the skin. Eventually, stiffening of a victim's joints occurs until they are unable to function properly and move limbs. If you or anyone you know suffers from NSF or even kidney disease, LegalView can provide a NSF attorney consultation to better understand the illness. Similar to NSF in that it is a rare disease, is mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly condition in which a victim has been exposed to asbestos fibers and dust years earlier. The fibers and dust from asbestos are breathed into the lung and begin to slowly cause the creation of cancer cells. To find more information on this, use to locate a mesothelioma attorney, who can offer expertise on this deadly cancer. Also, use LegalView to contact an experienced traumatic brain injury law firm. LegalView strives to be the best resource for many legal issues that cause individuals in America to suffer each and every day. For anything legal on the Web just visit

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LegalView Updates Mesothelioma Blog with Info about An Asbestos-Tainted Toy That Has Been Pulled from Shelves

LegalView recently reported on its mesothelioma blog that an apparently popular toy tainted with asbestos has finally been pulled from shelves. Manufacturers became aware of the asbestos contamination after an asbestos awareness organization reported asbestos in the product.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 30, 2007 -- recently reported on its mesothlelioma information blog that a popular toy was finally pulled from shelves after it was found to have been tainted with traces of asbestos dust. The CSI:Crime Scene Investigation Fingerprint Examination Kits and the CSI:Crime Scene Investigation Field Kits allegedly had traces of asbestos fibers and dust in the product, which is made for children.

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that is often described as painful and debilitating for victims. Most individuals who are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer came in contact with asbestos fibers or asbestos dust several years earlier. After having inhaled the asbestos, cancer cells began to form on the interior lining of the lung. Mesothelioma cancer is often misdiagnosed because symptoms are similar to other illnesses and because it takes years and even decades to develop. If caught early, there is a chance of treating mesothelioma, but because it is considered a silent killer by many, it is often not caught until it is far too late for a victim. If you recently purchased either of these recalled toy games, contact a mesothelioma law firm to determine the next best step to protect loved ones. Also contact an experienced asbestos attorney if you, a friend or family member has or may have been previously exposed to asbestos to get the help you deserve.

The games were allegedly found to have asbestos contamination in the fingerprint powder within the kits. An asbestos awareness group known as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) tested hundreds of toys and other products for asbestos, according to news reports. Several weeks after finding the toy's contamination, the toys were finally removed from shelves. Contact with asbestos is irreversible and extremely hazardous to any human being, but children are especially susceptible to harm from asbestos. If you feel you, your child, a friend or family member has been exposed to asbestos fibers or dust contact an asbestos law firm for more information on what to do.

LegalView offers assistance on a variety of legal topics for Americans who need information and need to be able to locate it quickly and easily. For more information on mesothelioma or asbestos contact a mesothelioma attorney. In addition to mesothelioma, victims of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) can also find additional information on the illness that usually affects kidney disease patients who undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) tests and receive gadolinium dye. can help victims locate a NSF lawyer who can offer consultation on the illness. Also available on is information on the recent reports of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents and rollovers that have allegedly been the cause of individuals losing limbs as well as their lives due to potentially faulty vehicles. For more information on this, use to contact an ATV law firm. And use the ATV information portal to find more information on allegedly dangerous types and brands of the faulty ATVs.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

LegalView Launches New ATV Information Portal to Assist Individuals Suffering from ATV Accident and Rollover Injuries, the number one site for everything legal on the Web, has launched a new information portal on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents and rollovers. The portal is launched after reports have appeared in news headlines regarding a brand of Yamaha ATV that is responsible for several deaths and serious injuries.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 29, 2007 -- continues to be the best resource for everything legal on the Web as it launches another information portal regarding all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents and rollovers. Recent reports have appeared in the news, such as an article in the Cincinnati Herald titled "ATV death brings charge" dated December 17, 2007, regarding a brand of ATVs that has been involved in incidents that have resulted in deaths and serious injuries. The Rhino ATV from Yamaha Motor Corporation was released in 2003 and has since been involved in accidents. The Yamaha Rhino been involved in accidents include the 450, 660 and 700 series. Those with any one of these ATV models or an ATV in general should consider contacting an ATV accident law firm that will be able to provide insight into receiving compensation for the potentially faulty vehicle.

While Yamaha has taken steps to prevent rollovers from occurring, it has yet to take responsibility for the possibly defective and dangerous ATV. For those who have suffered from a loss of limb, bodily injury or even those who have lost a family member or friend because of an ATV accident or rollover should contact an ATV Crash attorney, who can provide expert counsel on the issue.

The information found on LegalView's many legal information sites is designed to aid those who have suffered from an accident or disease because of negligence due to others. For example, in addition to the ATV accident information portal, LegalView provides legal information on traumatic brain injury and how to find a brain injury attorney. also offers extensive information for those suffering from mesothelioma or Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF). Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused by the exposure to asbestos fibers that have been breathed into the lung. Mesothelioma cancer usually occurs years after initial exposure and is an incurable cancer that is often painful for the victim and traumatizing for family and friends. For those seeking a mesothelioma law firm, LegalView provides such resources. NSF is also a very rare and painful illness that is usually associated with individuals who are receiving treatment for kidney disease. Treatment for kidney disease usually means a patient will be receiving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) tests. During these tests a patient receives gadolinium that is a dye used to read the MRA and MRI results. Eventually the illness will can cause stiffness of joints as well as the forced disuse of appendages. Individuals with NSF are highly advised to seek out NSF lawyer who will be able to provide insight into a victim's case.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

The Eagle Soars -- Science and Religion Have Merged! The Brain Contains a Black Hole -- And Stress Causes ADHD, Schizophrenia, All Mental Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and More

A medical technologist recovered from a 27-year course of central nervous system poisoning due to medical misdiagnoses, personal stress and caffeine. Several years later Ruth Whalen experienced symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Miss Whalen treated herself, recovered, researched, uncovered a medical and religious travesty, and discovered that the brain contains a black hole. Ruth merged science with religion and released The Light: How Stress Poisons the Central Nervous System and Causes ADHD, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Autoimmune Response and More.

(PRWEB) December 27, 2007 -- Today is the day that will go down in history as the day that science and religion merged, the day millions of psychiatric patients and neurology patients began their ascent back to good health, and the day that psychiatry, modern medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry began their descent.

According to Albert Einstein, science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind, the only source of knowledge is experience, and information is not knowledge. According to Isaac Newton, science and religion are interconnected. According to Ruth Whalen, a medical technologist with more than 15 years work experience in clinical chemistry and 24 years personal experience of medical misdiagnoses, which caused Miss Whalen to suffer from toxic dementia for 27 years, Einstein and Newton were correct. Ruth Whalen has discovered the space womb to God, unearthed a medical and religious travesty, and released The Light: How Stress Poisons the Central Nervous System and Causes ADHD, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Autoimmune Response and More (ISBN: 9781430329916).

After Miss Whalen recovered from a 27-year course of central nervous system poisoning due to personal stress, allergic response to caffeine stressing her and medical misdiagnoses, she wrote Welcome to the Dance: Caffeine Allergy, A Masked Cerebral Allergy and Progressive Toxic Dementia (Trafford, 2006.), with the foreword by A. Hoffer, M.D, Ph.D., President of the International Schizophrenia Foundation. In 2006, Miss Whalen began experiencing blatant symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Ruth put her faith into God, Dr. Hoffer's work and herself, she treated herself, recovered and continued researching. Miss Whalen discovered how the body makes hallucinogens, that self-made hallucinogens warn the mind that something has gone wrong with the flesh, and that psychiatric patients and nurses eliminate self-made hallucinogens in their urine, which means that psychiatric patients are being treated by delusional and cognitively impaired nurses. Ruth discovered that the stressed body substitutes other chemicals for more dopamine and causes dizziness, stupor, and many other symptoms of central nervous system poisoning. According to Miss Whalen, she discovered an autoimmune disease, which affects her and likely millions of people. Her physician and neurologist have acknowledged her findings.

Ruth maintains that poisoning of the body by the body due to psychological stress and countless other triggers of stress (caffeine, alcohol, sugar, cocaine, trauma, aspartame...) is the underlying cause of ADHD, OCD, anxiety, panic, mania, hysteria, depression, bipolar disorder, mood swings, anger, schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, all dementias, all other mental disorders, arteriosclerosis, PMS, chronic fatigue, autoimmune response, fibromyalgia, impotence, periodontal disease, suicide, criminal activity, cancer, premature aging, premature death, and many other conditions and disorders, and that the symptoms are progressive and differ from person to person because the triggers of stress differ. Ruth states that the brain contains a black hole, and that every person is connected to God and the Universe via brain waves. All this and more is explained in The Light: How Stress Poisons the Central Nervous System and Causes ADHD, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Autoimmune Response and More.

The Light: How Stress Poisons the Central Nervous System and Causes ADHD, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Autoimmune Response and More is available for purchase at Lulu: It is copyrighted and will soon be available from other book sellers. A. Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. wrote the foreword to the first part of the book, which explains the biochemical imbalances and immunological abnormalities responsible for stress-induced illnesses. The second part of the book discusses religious mistruths, the importance of the right side of the brain, the brain's ability to communicate with God, the brain's black hole, and much more.

Miss Whalen is right brain dominant. According to Ruth, to merge science and religion and arrive at the truth, both sides of the brain must be used, but it is known that society discriminates against use of the right side of the brain, assuming it's a minor side, but according to Ruth the right side of the brain is very important--It is God's side. According to Ruth's experience, countless doctors are left brain dominant. Wilhelm Wundt, Sigmund Freud, and B. F. Skinner were atheists, and Emil Kraepelin studied under Wundt. They disregarded God and convinced other doctors and laypersons that the theories of schizophrenia, manic-depression, and other named mental disorders made sense, but the theories of so-called mental illness and many other named disorders have never been proven, and every good doctor knows that it is biologically impossible for the brain to change function without a change in the physical state.

Miss Whalen is a descendant of early Celtic Christians, she is not affiliated with any research organization, and she is not paid for her work. A truth-teller and humanitarian, Ruth stresses that the money saved from unnecessary research can go toward feeding the children, housing the homeless, heating senior citizens, and taking care of United States veterans.

Today is the Feast of Saint John. Science and religion have merged. Today is the beginning of relief, peace of mind, and recovery for millions of individuals who have been medically and morally deceived. Circa 1901, H.G. Wells said that the day would come when "beings, now latent in our thoughts and hidden in our loins, shall stand upon this earth as one stands upon a footstool, and shall laugh and reach out their hands amidst the stars." Thanks to a courageous, intelligent, and humorous Irish woman who knows how to merge knowledge and information, that day has come. It is done.

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Internet Drives Qualified Clients to Raleigh Law Firm

Charles R. Ullman credits Internet marketing for bringing more informed clients to his divorce and family law firm. The internet helps filter out the uniformed consumer and allows people to find the product or service they are really looking for.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 28, 2007 -- Charles R. Ullman, founder of Charles R. Ullman & Associates, credits Internet marketing for driving more qualified client leads into his divorce and family law firm.

"The Internet filters out the uninformed consumer," Mr. Ullman stated, explaining that Yellow Page advertising often brings in calls from people who are only interested in general information about divorce law. Those who view the website have the opportunity to educate themselves online first - and when they call, they are looking for a lawyer to help with their case.

"We only work on domestic law cases, and we pair each case with an assigned attorney and lead consult -- divorces are difficult regardless of the circumstances, so we want to provide attentive service to our clients." As a result of its Web success, the firm has increased its caseload and has recently added two attorneys; reflecting the belief that hiring additional lawyers -- not more administrative personnel -- is the best way to support client needs.

Mr. Ullman believes that the firm's website gives the consumer a flavor of the legal representation and relationship that a client can expect. The site also lists the answers to many common questions people have about obtaining a divorce in North Carolina, including articles on key subjects such as child custody and asset division. Because the firm's work centers on such a sensitive area, providing educational resources for people handling difficult issues is a priority.

The strong commitment to helping clients in need is evident outside the law offices of Charles R. Ullman & Associates, as well -- the firm works with the Raleigh Rescue Mission to provide support to people recovering from addictions, and will sponsor a local family this Christmas. Such community support endeavors are rarely advertised -- the firm's website content leans more heavily toward educational resources than promotion.

However, Charles R. Ullman isn't shy about sharing the impact Internet marketing has had on his practice. "The Internet breaks down the barrier between the consumer and product -- and it lets the consumer learn about us before making that initial contact. That's the difference -- with the Yellow Pages, we were sending a static message to everyone with minimal information - the Internet lets the customer come to us."

About Charles R. Ullman & Associates

Charles R. Ullman & Associates is a North Carolina law firm dedicated to divorce and family law. The firm has successfully represented many clients in divorce proceedings and custody cases, and all clients work directly with an experienced attorney. The practice was founded in 2000 by Charles R. Ullman, who also works as a trained mediator and collaborative law attorney.

About, Inc. is a full-service Internet/Web design and Web consulting company. Its primary focus is law firm Web marketing and design, and the company supports more than 300 law firm client Web sites and has worked with numerous businesses and legal organizations, such as the American Bar Association. has more than seventy-five years of combined business consulting experience.

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Become a Tax-Wise Business Owner With "Tax-Wise Business Ownership"

Noted Author and Tax Expert Releases 2nd Edition of Popular Book "Tax-Wise Business Ownership".

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 28, 2007 -- Just in time for the holidays, noted author Toby Mathis, Esq. has released the 2nd edition of Tax-Wise Business Ownership; A book of essential and practical know-how for the independent contractor or business owner. Tax-Wise Business Ownership outlines and explains the various business structures, tax structures and tax deductions available to business owners.

Todd Allen a Partner in Campbell Allen LP a Certified Public Accounting and business consulting firm said "Tax-Wise Business Ownership is a must read for all business owners, it takes the often confusing tax code and explains it in plain and simple terms, I highly recommend this book."

Tax-wise author Toby Mathis, Esq. is a noted attorney, business owner and investor from Seattle, Washington. His practice focuses on helping businesses and their owners prosper. He is a well-known expert and lecturer in the field of business and business taxes. "Tax-Wise Business Ownership" is packed with real world insight into the tax-code, plain English descriptions of the code sections that effect your financial well being, and examples that focus your attention on techniques that will benefit you on a daily basis. The information contained in "Tax-Wise Business Ownership" will:

  • Demystify the IRS and explain the Internal Revenue Code in plain English;
  • Explain how simple changes in your business structure can pay huge dividends
  • How to plan your business to minimize taxes and maximize profits
  • The tax benefits of various forms of business structures and financing
  • Record-keeping techniques that legally increase deductible expenses
  • Institute and follow practical tax-saving practices from day one
  • Know exactly what you can deduct -- and what you cannot

Tax-Wise Business Ownership is easy to read with plenty of examples of how the tax laws work and includes an alphabetical list of the various business deductions and how to take them. Readers will also learn about the various business structures that exist today and how those structures impact their bottom line. Check your local bookstore for availability or order online through Amazon or the publisher's website (

Toby Mathis is a partner in the Seattle law firm, Anderson Law Group, PLLC. In addition to his practice, he sits on the boards of several companies and invests extensively in real estate. He has written dozens of articles on small business taxation, management, and business compliance. He also published a monthly newsletter (Click here to receive his free e-mail newsletter). Both he and his firm are leaders in the areas of small business, asset protection, retirement and estate planning.

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Former Girlfriend Elizabeth Mazzocchi to Speak Regarding Rape Accusation Against Actor Esai Morales

According to The Law Firm of Eisner & Frank, Elizabeth Mazzocchi intends to inform the public of previously undisclosed information concerning the actor Esai Morales’ alleged past acts of rape and sexual misconduct over the past twenty-two years.

(Vocus/PRWEB ) December 28, 2007 -- According to The Law Firm of Eisner & Frank, Elizabeth Mazzocchi intends to inform the public of previously undisclosed information concerning the actor Esai Morales’ alleged past acts of rape and sexual misconduct over the past twenty-two years. Liz hopes that by shedding light on these allegations, other potential victims of Mr. Morales will feel empowered to come forward to tell their stories as well. On advice of counsel, Liz will not be taking questions at this time.

Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:00 AM

The Law Firm of Eisner & Frank
9601 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 700
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Elizabeth Mazzocchi, former girlfriend and manager of Esai Morales
Nader Pakfar and Jason Beckerman, Attorneys to Ms. Mazzocchi


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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Newly Launched Mortgage Relief Formula Helps Homeowners Stop Foreclosure, Lower Payments Without Getting New Loans...Even Sell Their House in Nine Days Without a Broker

More homeowners are turning to the newly launched Mortgage Relief Formula for do-it-yourself secrets of stopping foreclosure and getting out of crushing mortgage debt. New Mortgage Relief Formula home study course reveals secrets of how to get mortgage lenders to lower their payments without refinancing. Homeowners learn how to sell their own house in days, without a broker, and how to sell when they owe more than their house is worth.

Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) December 27, 2007 -- Richard Geller announced today that Mortgage Relief Formula has launched and is available now as a home trial for just the initial cost of shipping and handling at Mortgage Relief Formula Home Trial or by visiting

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The Mortgage Relief Formula is a home study course that shows homeowners how to get debt relief and mortgage relief. It shows homeowners how they can cut their mortgage payments without refinancing, how they can reduce their credit card debt levels without bankruptcy, and how they can sell their houses even when there are no buyers and nothing else is selling in their neighborhood.

Today Richard Geller, developer of Mortgage Relief Formula, said, "More homeowners are seeking do-it-yourself solutions to their mortgage and debt problems. The Mortgage Relief Formula teaches homeowners how to help themselves. People have little or no equity in their homes and can't afford to continue to make the payments. The Mortgage Relief Formula shows them the way out."

Geller said that the Mortgage Relief Formula has already helped many homeowners do a short sale, lower their mortgage payments, or negotiate their way out of debts.

One of the early customers, Bill Gifford, said, "if you are starting to or have already fallen behind on your payments, you need to read this before you do anything else. It can literally help save your home, your credit and give you the peace of mind in knowing that you have options."

Another customer, Ivan G. of Arlington, Virginia, said "this is the book lenders don't want you to see, it could even save you thousands just by reading this book!"

Geller explained that loan modifications let a homeowner lower their mortgage payments through negotiations with their mortgage company. "If homeowners knew how easy it was to work with their lenders, they can help themselves to lower payments," said Geller.

Another area where Mortgage Relief Formula helps homeowners is in doing short sales.

"Short sales solve the homeowner's problem and the lender's problem," said Geller. "The homeowner sells for the best price, and the lender lets the homeowner get out of the mortgage."

According to Geller, short sales are increasingly the only option for homeowners who want to avoid foreclosure. "If a homeowner owes more than their house is worth, a short sale lets them keep relatively good credit and still get out from under," said Geller. "The Mortgage Relief Formula shows each step in a short sale so that the homeowner can escape their mortgage and hopefully improve their credit score."

Geller said many homeowners do not realize that a short sale can be done even if they have a perfect payment record. "Whether you always pay on time or are delinquent, a short sale can let you escape a crushing mortgage," said Geller.

The Mortgage Relief Formula includes a printed manual and three audio CDs.

Geller explained that one of the audio CDs contains an anonymous interview of a highly placed industry insider who has repossessed from thousands of homeowners as well as managed credit card operations for a major credit card bank. "Our anonymous source reveals secrets of avoiding foreclosure and working with lenders that have never been disclosed up until now", Geller said.

Another audio CD has an interview with a well known bankruptcy lawyer who reveals information on bankruptcy that most people have never heard before.

The Mortgage Relief Formula also comes with a written manual that is broken down into sections and covers:

  • how to do a deed in lieu of foreclosure,
  • how to get your lender to lower your mortgage payments without getting a new loan,
  • how to get your lender to agree to a short sale,
  • how to sell your house in nine days even when there are no buyers,
  • how to slash your credit card debts while raising your FICO scores,
  • and even how to buy another house when you have had a foreclosure, with no cash and no credit.

"The Mortgage Relief Formula was written in consultation with industry insiders. It contains secrets that quite frankly turn the tables on your lender," said Mr. Geller.

The Mortgage Relief Formula comes with 30 days of on line access to private forums for more help, and access to a live monthly conference call, according to Geller.

"People are looking to escape debts," said Geller. "The Mortgage Relief Formula launch shows how to escape mortgage debt and credit card debt, raise your credit score, and start sleeping again at night."

Homeowners can get the Mortgage Relief Formula Home Trial for just the initial cost of shipping and handling by visiting

Source: PRWeb: Legal / Law

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Canada Faces UN Human Rights Tribunal; Clinton and Colorado Immune

On December 5, 2007 a landmark UN Human Rights Complaint filed against Canada and the US was accepted for litigation solely against Canada by the Chief Treaties and Council Branch under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, communication / case No. 1638/2007. This resulted in Canada effectively taking full blame, while the former US Clinton Administration and the State of Colorado has become immune by default.

Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 27, 2007 -- Petitioner and Former CIA financial contractor and whistleblower, Harmon Wilfred has finally received approval by the UN Human Rights Committee to proceed with his Complaint exclusively against the government of Canada. Wilfred's original human rights Complaint against the US and Colorado was presented and filed on April 12, 2007 with the first revised Complaint presented on June 12, 2007 naming Canada as an additional offending state. On September 20, 2007 the UN Petition Unit issued an instruction to remove the US and Colorado as defendants by default due to, "The United States of America has not accepted the competence of the Human Rights Committee or that of the Committee against torture to examine individual complaints."

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"Although the United States has been removed from the final recorded Petition dated and filed November 7, 2007; all documented evidence considered material to the Complaint, including the alleged historical direction, cooperation and/or conspiratorial involvement of the State of Colorado and the Clinton Administration was permitted by the Human Rights Committee," says Wilfred. This material evidence includes an account of Wilfred's 1999 meeting in Toronto, Canada with President Clinton's attorney, Gregory Craig, as well as his Canadian wife, Carolyn Dare Wilfred's letter and evidence entitled, It Takes a Global Village; forwarded to First Lady Hillary Clinton that same year. Carolyn's letter requesting Mrs. Clinton's urgent intervention on behalf of Wilfred's two minor children allegedly being used as political pawns to prevent him exposing the embezzlement of billions of dollars by the CIA and certain high level political figures, has remained unanswered.

Wilfred's Human Rights Complaint against Canada includes allegations of tortuous and unlawful incarcerations, degrading treatment, unlawful punishment, and multiple violations of his civil and political rights. Wilfred renounced his US citizenship on 1 March, 2005 and currently resides in self imposed exile as a stateless refugee claimant with his Canadian wife in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is founder and Director of Combined Technology; a New Zealand based global telecom business.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

LegalView Blog Informs Readers of New Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment Center Being Built to Aid Mesothelioma Cancer Victims offers readers several mesothelioma resources including its continually updated mesothelioma blog. A recent blog post regarding mesothelioma offered readers an inside into a new mesothelioma treatment center that is to be built in Australia.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 23, 2007 -- LegalView, the number one source for everything legal on the Internet, recently updated its mesothelioma legal blog to inform readers and sufferers of mesothelioma about a new mesothelioma treatment center that will be built. The new center is scheduled to be open in a year, but, according to news reports, the treatment center's first goal is to ensure that every mesothelioma cancer victim will be able to access treatments available at the center.

Mesothelioma is a deadly and rare form of cancer that is inevitably incurable at the moment. While research continues to lengthen a victim's life as well as to ease the pain the cancer causes, there is still no way to 100 percent treat the cancer. Mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos fibers that are breathed into the lung and essentially crystallize causing the development of cancer cells on the lining of the lung. It is typical that mesothelioma occurs anywhere from 10 to 40 years after initial exposure to asbestos. Many are currently being diagnosed with the cancer because of years of negligence by companies who knowingly endangered employees by exposing them to the deadly dust. If you or anyone you know has developed mesothelioma cancer, it may be in your best interest to contact a mesotehlioma law firm for more information.

The new mesothelioma treatment center is being built in honor of a local Sydney man who recently passed away. Bernie Benton was exposed to asbestos and began helping others dealing with the same plight. The mesothelioma treatment center will be one of the world's first asbestos research centers that focuses only on mesothelioma. Those suffering from mesothelioma cancer can find more information on this and other mesothelioma treatments at the mesothelioma information portal.

In addition to information regarding mesothelioma, also offers resources on several additional legal issues that are tragically affecting individuals throughout the country everyday. Readers will be able to find a traumatic brain injury law firm who specializes in helping brain injury victims with consultations and attorney referral services. Individuals who have suffered from a construction accident injury or an auto accident can find information on finding a construction accident attorney or auto accident lawyer through LegalView as well.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

General Patent Corporation Marks 20th Year as a Leading Intellectual Property Organization: Creating Wealth from a Wealth of Ideas

General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading intellectual property (IP) firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, marks its 20th anniversary this year.

Suffern, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2007 -- General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading intellectual property (IP) firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, marks its 20th anniversary this year.

Founded in 1987 by Alexander Poltorak as a patent licensing and technology transfer organization, GPC has since grown into a leading, full service IP management company.

"Patents are the currency of the knowledge-based economy," said Alexander Poltorak, GPC's Chairman and CEO. "We help our clients to leverage their patent portfolio and generate tangible results from intangible assets. We create wealth from their wealth of ideas."

GPC provides IP audit and valuation, IP analysis and strategy, IP portfolio mining and management, technology transfer and IP licensing, as well as other IP consulting services, to domestic and foreign businesses, universities, institutional investors and individual inventors.

GPC's affiliate, General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), the premier contingency patent licensing and enforcement organization, has been successfully enforcing the IP rights of independent inventors and small companies who might have otherwise been unable to benefit from the results of their ingenuity. The efforts of GPCI have netted millions of dollars for inventors, which championed the cause of independent inventors in their "David vs. Goliath" battle.

Amongst its accomplishments of the last five years, GPC has successfully enforced many patent portfolios, including:

  • the award winning Acticon Technologies portfolio related to smart connectors (Acticon now has 146 licensees);
  • the Advanced Card Technologies (ACT) portfolio relating to phone and gift cards (ACT now has 24 licensees);
  • the Moen Technologies patents related to debit-platform interactive telecommunications;
  • the Forward Technologies patent related to remote call forwarding;
  • the Scieran Technologies patents related to eye surgery devices;
  • the Trounson Automation patent related to control systems for multi-axis milling machines;
  • the Upstream Technologies patent for truck cap windows;
  • the Zip Clip patents for hair curlers; and
  • the Digital Technology Licensing patent related to digital wireless communications.

Another affiliate of GPC, IP Holdings LLC, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization that provides IP-related finance and IP brokerage services. IP Holdings operates an idea incubator that invests in promising innovative technologies and incubates valuable IP portfolios for future licensing. Among IP Holdings' portfolio companies, is Ryogen LLC, a genetic start up that owns a valuable portfolio of gene-related patents.

GPC's principals, Alex Poltorak and Paul Lerner also published their second book, "Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property."

"Intellectual property is the single most valuable and yet most undervalued asset class in today's economy," says Alexander Poltorak. "The value and competitive advantage it affords will continue to grow with time," he concluded.

About General Patent Corporation
General Patent Corporation (GPC), is a leading intellectual property management firm. GPC provides IP analysis and strategy, IP audit and valuation, IP portfolio mining and management, and other IP management consulting services to domestic and foreign businesses, universities, research institutions and individual inventors. For more information on GPC visit

About General Patent Corporation International

General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), an affiliate of GPC, is a premier IP licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, NY. GPCI represents clients in assertive licensing and intellectual property enforcement on a contingency basis. GPCI is the oldest such organization in the US. For more information on GPCI visit

About IP Holdings LLC
IP Holdings LLC, another affiliate of GPC, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization and an idea incubator. For more information on IP Holdings visit

For further information about GPC, GPCI and IP Holdings, contact General Patent Corporation, Montebello Park, 75 Montebello Road, Suffern, NY 10901-3740; telephone: (845) 368-4000; or e-mail:

Source: PRWeb: Legal / Law

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Increased Out-of-Office Productivity for Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin becomes first Australian law firm to install BigHand Digital Dictation software for BlackBerry.

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) December 22, 2007 -- Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin has successfully piloted BigHand Digital Dictation workflow software incorporating the first installation of enterprise dictation for BlackBerry in the Australian legal sector.

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The pilot enabled Gilbert + Tobin lawyers to immediately record and send instructions and/or dictation wirelessly via their BlackBerry Smartphone to office-based staff, regardless of their location at the time. BigHand's Digital Dictation for BlackBerry removed the need for users to carry additional dictation hardware, and the instant delivery method improved document turnaround times.

Gilbert + Tobin Partner, Rani John, led the pilot and was happy with the usability.

"The dictation facility via BlackBerry is very easy to use. It is a great tool for progressing documents while out of the office," Ms John said.

Gilbert + Tobin Lawyer Cheryl Roberts added "Digital dictation via BlackBerry is a real time saver! In addition to being able to dictate from anywhere and have it ready on your return to the office, it has an added advantage of allowing you to communicate with your secretary by voice rather than phoning, or sending a time consuming email. I really think this option will add value to all."

Jacqueline Burns, Legal Secretary to Cheryl Roberts at Gilbert + Tobin was impressed with the sound clarity of the digital dictation.

"I personally find the digital dictation voice recording a lot clearer in sound, even when Cheryl sends me a dictation from somewhere with a noisy background using her BlackBerry, you could tell she was on the move, but it didn't phase me at all," Burns said.

BigHand Digital Dictation software is used by four of the top five Australian law firms, as well as Crown Law QLD, Deacons Hong Kong, Ebsworth & Ebsworth, Gadens Lawyers, Hicksons, Home Wilkinson Lowry, and Keddies Litigation Lawyers.

About Gilbert + Tobin:
Gilbert + Tobin is an Australian specialist corporate law firm. Established in 1988, our lawyers are preferred by clients operating in all sectors of the economy. We advise on large-scale commercial and government transactions that shape the future of Australia and the Asia Pacific region. We are also community lawyers. We provide high-quality advice to organisations and individuals throughout Australian society, and for those in need we provide it pro bono.

We have a highly professional team of around 200 lawyers working in a stimulating, egalitarian environment. We are a firm open to talent and ideas. The people who join Gilbert + Tobin want to work for an enlightened, contemporary firm willing to challenge the status quo. Clients engage us as their lawyers for the same reasons. For further information on Gilbert + Tobin, please visit

About BigHand:
A Microsoft Gold Partner based out of Sydney, Chicago and London. BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global professional services sector, maintaining the five largest sites at international law firms and with more legal installations in total than all other suppliers combined. BigHand3 was nominated as "Best of Breed System of the Year" at the Legal Technology Awards 2007. BigHand was named as the fastest growing legal software developer in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league tables for both 2006 and 2005. BigHand was also recognised by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing software vendors in Europe in 2006. Additionally BigHand was voted "Best Legal Office Technology System 2004" from votes from over 14,000 lawyers and IT managers across the legal sector at the LOTIE Awards. BigHand's leading product also won the Society for Computers & Law IT Award in 2003 for "the most outstanding application of information technology to the law". Further information is available at

BigHand is a BlackBerry ISV Partner. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties of and trademarks or registered trademarks of Research In Motion Limited -- used by permission.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Class Counsel Announce Macintosh QuickBooks Users File Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Intuit for Widespread Deletion of Their Data: -- Software Update Transmitted by Intuit Last Weekend Has CausedNightmare Loss of Purchase Orders, Spreads

SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire EON) December 21, 2007 -- Class counsel announced that three businesses relying on QuickBooks Pro for Macintosh filed a class action lawsuit today against the products manufacturer Intuit for sending faulty software code on the weekend of December 15-16, 2007, that has caused the wholesale deletion of their QuickBooks data and other files. The lawsuit, entitled Create-A-Card v. Intuit, was filed today in federal court in San Francisco. The plaintiffs are businesses located in California, New York and Florida that use QuickBooks Pro for their accounting and other data storage purposes.

Juan Loredo, owner of plaintiff AGCJ, Inc., operates a bar called the Vinyl Room in Burlingame, California. On Sunday, December 16, 2007, he opened his QuickBooks program and received the software update from Intuit. Intuit has caused every computer users worst nightmare, stated Mr. Loredo. My company lost its invoicing, sales reports, inventories, day to day working files, pictures, and other files containing financial information. The files lost represent hundreds of hours of work.

As weve described in the Complaint, just right as many QuickBooks users were trying to close their books for the year, they lost key financial and business information, said plaintiffs co-counsel Jim Quadra, a partner at Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP. Through its negligence in transmitting destructive software code and failure to take immediate corrective action, Intuit took what is typically the busiest and most profitable time of year for small businesses, and turned it into a logistical mess.

Although Intuit has finally halted the automatic downloading of the faulty software, Mac users nationwide have each incurred hundreds to thousands of dollars in labor and other cost trying to restore their valuable data, some of which will never be recovered. Todays lawsuit seeks compensation for lost data as well as the time and money spent attempting to recover the lost data, said Michael W. Sobol of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and plaintiffs co-counsel.

The proposed class consists of all individuals and entities whose files or data became inaccessible or were damaged, corrupted, or lost, whether temporarily or permanently, as a result of opening QuickBooks and receiving Intuit's December 2007 faulty code. The complaint asserts claims of negligence, strict products liability, trespass to chattels, breach of implied warranty and unfair business practices. Plaintiffs seek for themselves and all class members compensatory and other damages.

About Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP

Based in San Francisco, Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra specializes in a wide variety of class actions representing consumers and the general public victimized by false advertising, unfair business practices, personal injuries, and wage and hour violations.

About Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

With three offices nationwide, Lieff Cabraser is one of the largest law firms in America dedicated solely to advancing the rights of plaintiffs. For the last five years, The National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the United States.

Further Information for QuickBooks Users

Mac users who have lost data due to Intuits flawed update are welcome to contact plaintiffs counsel to report their experiences and learn more about the litigation. Please visit

Media Resources

Reporters that wish to obtain a copy of the complaint should contact Stephen Cassidy of Lieff Cabraser by email at

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Need a Ride Home this New Year's? Call a Cab - It's on McDivitt Law Firm

Local Law Firm Will Provide "Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home" in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) December 21, 2007 --- Whether it's hosting a party at home or joining a group of friends at a favorite bar, many people have begun making special plans to ring in the new year. While these plans differ, they most likely will have one common factor--drinking alcohol. As a result, Colorado Springs-based McDivitt Law Firm ( is providing free cab rides home for anyone who has been drinking or who doesn't feel he or she has a safe way home this New Year's weekend.

"Thinking that one or two drinks while celebrating New Year's Eve won't impair your driving is a dangerous mistake," said Michael McDivitt, founder of McDivitt Law Firm. "Unfortunately, many people misjudge their sobriety and end up hurting themselves and others on the road. Driving drunk is a selfish decision--one that takes lives. With that in mind, we are offering a safe road home in the hopes of preventing drunk-driving injuries."

McDivitt Law Firm will team up with Yellow Cab Company of Colorado Springs to provide free transportation this New Year's holiday weekend. The law firm's Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program will be available in the city of Colorado Springs from 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, through 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.

To request a free cab ride home, individuals can call Yellow Cab Company of Colorado Springs at (719) 777-7777 and tell them McDivitt Law Firm is paying for their safe ride home. Cab rides are made available to area residents who otherwise might attempt to drive home after drinking. Rides are provided to an individual's residence--not to other drinking locations.

About McDivitt Law Firm
McDivitt Law Firm ( is a highly visible and respected Colorado personal- and work-injury law firm that provides legal advice and representation for a wide variety of issues, including those related to workers' compensation, Social Security Disability, and general personal injury claims for those injured in Colorado and beyond. With offices in downtown Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver, McDivitt Law Firm was founded by Attorney Mike and Dr. Karen McDivitt and includes lawyers, paralegals, and support staff to provide caring, aggressive, energetic, and thorough legal representation for people who have been injured physically, psychologically, economically, and emotionally.

About Safe and Sober
This is the first year McDivitt Law Firm has offered the Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program, which seeks to raise community awareness regarding the dangers of drunk driving and encourage individuals to make responsible choices by providing a safe transportation alternative during many of the traditionally high alcohol consumption holidays.

New Year's Safety Tips

  • Always have a designated driver if alcoholic beverages are being served.
  • If you are hosting a party, provide nonalcoholic beverages in addition to alcoholic drinks.
  • Think about the dangers and the serious consequences of driving drunk.
  • Plan the evening in advance and decide on your transportation alternative before going out.
  • Call (719) 777-777 to request a Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home--tell them McDivitt Law Firm is picking up the tab.

To learn more about the impact of drunk driving, visit Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at

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Need a Ride Home this New Year’s? Call a Cab–It’s on Berg Injury Lawyers

Local law firm will provide Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home” in Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Alameda, Calif. (PRWEB) December 21, 2007 -— For many, New Years Eve is a time to spend with friends, reflect on the past year, and celebrate with a toast to all the things to come in the new year. As with other holidays, many people get wrapped up in the festivities and tend to drink more than they normally would. When combined with crowded roads, these factors can lead to dangerous and sometimes fatal accidents. To help prevent accidents this New Years Eve, Alameda-based law firm Berg Injury Lawyers is once again providing free cab rides home for anyone who has been drinking or who doesnt feel he or she has a safe way home this New Years weekend.

Following the success of previous Safe and Sober programs, this years event offers those who have been drinking a safe ride home,” said William Berg, founder and principal of Berg Injury Lawyers. Remember, having one or two drinks can impair your driving skills. Drivers shouldnt take chances and risk their lives and the lives of others on the road. We want everyone to have fun and get home safely this New Years Eve.”

Berg Injury Lawyers will team up with Veterans Cab and Yellow Cab of Alameda to provide free transportation this New Years holiday weekend. The law firms Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program will be available in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley from 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, through 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.

To request a free cab ride home, individuals can call Yellow Cab of Alameda or Veterans Cab at (800) 281-4488 and tell them Berg Injury Lawyers is paying for their safe ride home. Cab rides are made available to area residents who otherwise might attempt to drive home after drinking. Rides are provided to an individuals residence—not to other drinking locations.

About Berg Injury Lawyers
Berg Injury Lawyers has successfully litigated a wide range of personal injury claims throughout northern California since 1981. With a staff of more than 50 legal professionals, the Alameda-based law firm specializes in plaintiffs personal injury law. The attorneys of Berg Injury Lawyers take great pride in their reputations as aggressive litigators and persuasive negotiators always committed to representing the rights of individuals injured by the negligent conduct of others. For more information, visit

About Safe and Sober
The Berg Injury Lawyers Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program is an ongoing commitment that seeks to raise community awareness regarding the dangers of drunk driving and to encourage individuals to make responsible choices by providing a safe transportation alternative during many of the traditionally high alcohol consumption holidays. This is the fourth year Berg Injury Lawyers has offered the law firms Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program. Launched in the city of Alameda on St. Patricks Day 2004 and expanded to include Oakland during Memorial Day weekend and subsequent holidays, the Berg Injury Lawyers Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program made its Berkeley debut over New Years weekend 2004/05. The program has been successful in reducing the number of alcohol-related deaths and injuries by providing hundreds of free cab rides. In 2004, the program was a recipient of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Alameda County community service award.

New Years Safety Tips
• Always have a designated driver if alcoholic beverages are being served.
• If you are hosting a party, provide nonalcoholic beverages in addition to alcoholic drinks.
• Think about the dangers and the serious consequences of driving drunk.
• Plan the evening in advance and decide on your transportation alternative before going out.
• Call (800) 281-4488 to request a Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home—tell them Berg Injury Lawyers is picking up the tab.

To learn more about the impact of drunk driving, visit Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at

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Electronic Discovery Boot Camp Coming to a City Near You

Because of the high demand for experienced electronic discovery professionals Randall Consulting has recently launched an EDD processing/life cycle boot camp class. Not only is this class meant to educate and inform but provide students with the tools necessary to fully understanding the processes involved.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 21, 2007 -- A Wall Street Journal reporter obtains a computer that was used by Al Queda, an attorney in a child pornography case is given the hard drive of the laptop of a perpetrator, and an employee of a company is suspected for fraudulent acts while utilizing the company's computer. All of these scenarios have one thing in common: an experienced professional must utilize the process of Electronic Discovery to determine the electronic data located on the computer, which in most cases will be utilized in civil or criminal proceedings.

Electronic Discovery (EDD) has hit mainstream status, with surveys confirming that more than 90 percent of all documents created since 1999 were in digital format. With millions of documents that can be quickly and easily reported upon, the benefits of EDD are a huge cost-saving option for companies and law firms alike.

This increased demand, not only in our communities but around the world, is escalating at an astonishingly high rate for well-trained and experienced professionals. However, many times companies do not have the resources to properly train their employees. A recent survey confirmed this by saying that more than 65 percent of businesses are unprepared to meet strict policies imposed by the courts. Do not let your company or law firm be one of these statistics.

Randall Consulting, a group of experienced EDD professionals and consultants, presents an exciting and comprehensive course titled "The Electronic Discovery Processing/Lifecycle Boot Camp (Electronic Discovery 101)" that is offered for service providers, law firms, and corporations.

The Boot Camp fully explains the EDD lifecycle, the correct way to process EDD, and addresses EDD terms, data collection/ESI, chain of custody, metadata, de-duplication, searching, filtering, load files, and much more. There are numerous other courses on the market, but none of them go into the great detail with which Randall Consulting goes into.

One student exclaimed that the course offered "Lots of very helpful information, especially in connection with software and other tools." Another student even commented "I thought the class was very useful. It allowed me to check our current EDD process and made me aware of some of the issues that we need to be concerned about."

The next three-day Boot Camp will be held in Miami, Florida on January 14th, 15th, and 16th of 2008 and again in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of 2008, with locations to be determined. Randall Consulting is offering a special discounted holiday rate of $995.00 USD if you sign up before January 2, 2008. Thereafter, the price will return to $1,495.00 USD. Further details can be found at or email

Additional training to look forward to from Randall Consulting is a course offered after the Legal Tech Conference in New York City in February 2008 and a series of one-day workshops to be held across various cities around the United States. Keep yourself posted by visiting to find out more information. Randall Consulting also offers EDD classes onsite. Please email them for more details.

Get prepared for the next wave of technology with help from Randall Consulting.

In the world of litigation support in the legal and corporate world, the market can be stressful and demanding. Rarely does one have time to look at new software, put a game plan together outlining the best way to attack a project, or simply to train a new employee. Here at Randall Consulting, we pride ourselves on "Thinking outside the box, so you don't have to." Randall Consulting is geared toward helping with everything from consulting and project management projects to litigation support and electronic discovery training. Let Randall Consulting answer all of your questions today. For more information, please visit

We think outside the box, so you don't have to.™

© 2007 Randall Consulting & Training Services •

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Tax Lady Roni Deutch Launches New Redesigned Website

Continuing her goal of helping taxpayers across the nation, Tax Lady Roni Deutch has unveiled a new redesigned website featuring visually stunning graphics for her law firm Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation. In the coming months, the firm also aims to further increase the site's user interactivity with completely revamped sections on the site.

North Highlands, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2007 -- With a completely redesigned website, nationally recognized Tax Lady Roni Deutch aims to further help taxpayers facing problems with the IRS.

"I am so pleased with how beautiful my new website looks. Every single page looks fresh and inviting to people looking for help with IRS tax debt relief," claims Ms. Deutch. "My web team is comprised of talented individuals who have put together an amazing new website that I am proud to associate my name with."

Ms. Deutch's law firm, Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation, silently launched the new version of their website Tuesday afternoon. The new website features graphics designed by the firm's new web graphic designer, Trung Tran.

"Visually, the website is stunning," notes Justin Hein, a Managing Attorney for Ms. Deutch's law firm. "Our web designer took advantage of numerous modern design elements to give the site a really fresh Web 2.0 feel. Our firm prides itself on staying current with the latest technology advancements and we feel like this new website truly reflects our efforts. We are one of the only law firms in the nation to utilize an Internet Marketing department and a web team consisting of four talented individuals."

Although the new website has a redesigned look, the changes are far from over. "In the beginning of 2008 we hope to further expand the content and user interactivity of the website," continues Mr. Hein. "Were hoping to completely revamp the successful resolutions and testimonials on our website to feature more real stories from some of our clients displayed in an more user friendly manner. In addition, we have plans to increase the depth of content in our learning center, and include more of a social media vibe in our media section."

Millions of people recognize tax attorney Roni Deutch as television's "Tax Lady." She has been helping taxpayers nationwide resolve their tax liabilities for nearly seventeen years. As an industry leader, she saved her clients tens of millions of dollars and helped thousands of families settle their back taxes.

Ms. Deutch opened her law firm from a one-bedroom condo but with her drive and hard work, she was able to build her firm into the nation's largest tax resolution firm. Her firm helps clients across the nation settle their IRS back tax liabilities through a variety of debt resolution services. Some of the firms services include Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements, Currently Not Collectible Status, Full Pay Service, and Tax Account Review. The firm also offers all services to Spanish speaking clients.

About Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation
Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation is a nationally recognized law firm that has been helping clients find solutions to their back tax liabilities for over sixteen years. To find out more about the firm or its IRS tax relief services, visit their website at or call 1-888-TAX-LADY. To learn more about tax attorney Roni Deutch you can visit her blog, or Avvo profile.

Mathew Guiver
Roni Lynn Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation
877-232-8477 Ext. 1914

Source: PRWeb: Legal / Law

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