Thursday, July 31, 2008

Physicians for Human Rights Demands Probe of Covert CIA Detention Center on British Soil

PHR Calls for Red Cross Access to all Detainees in US Custody

Cambridge, Mass (Vocus/PRWEB ) July 31, 2008 -- Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls for a full trans-Atlantic investigation by Congress and the Parliament of the United Kingdom in the wake of today’s revelation by TIME magazine that the US covertly used Diego Garcia, a British island off the coast of India, as a top secret CIA detention center. Further, PHR demands that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) be given immediate access to all detainees that may still be held at Diego Garcia and other “black” site locations.

“The US and the UK must at last come clean about the scope of extraordinary rendition and secret detention—a violation of American and British law, human rights standards, and the rules and regulations of NATO,” stated Frank Donaghue, Chief Executive Officer of PHR. “Both Congress and Parliament must set the record straight about what happened at Diego Garcia. PHR knows from our twenty-one year history of documenting torture around the world that secret detention opens the floodgates to torture and other gross human rights abuses.”

The disclosure that Diego Garcia held CIA “ghost” detainees, such as Riduan Isamuddin, commonly known as “Hambali”, shows that General Michael Hayden, Director of the CIA, provided false information to senior members of the British Government. Director Hayden assured the Brown Government earlier this year that only two rendition flights had refueled at Diego Garcia. According to TIME, however, senior Bush Administration officials had been previously informed about the existence and use of the facility in highly classified briefings in the White House situation room.

“The Bush Administration’s detainee treatment and interrogation policies have damaged our nation’s reputation as human rights leader,” said Donaghue. “Seven years of secrets whispered in secret rooms must give way to on-the-record testimony and open hearings.”

PHR calls on the House and Senate committees on Intelligence and Armed Services to hold CIA Director Hayden and senior Bush Administration officials accountable. PHR also calls on Parliament to determine what current Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, current Foreign Secretary David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and other members of the Privy Council knew about US detention activities at Diego Garcia and when they knew it.

Since the publication of its landmark report in 2005 documenting the use of torture against detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Break Them Down: Systematic Use of Psychological Torture by US Forces, PHR has been a leading voice in the effort to end the use of abusive interrogation techniques during interrogations of detainees held by the US military and intelligence services. PHR published in June Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of US Torture and its Impact, a report which documents the systematic use of torture through medical and psychological evaluations against detainees held at US detention facilities in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For more information, visit To view a video on this topic, visit

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) mobilizes the health professions to advance the health and dignity of all people by protecting human rights. As a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, PHR shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Hope for Royalty Owners in Wake of SemGroup Meltdown

Many Oklahoma royalty owners to file liens against Tulsa based SemGroup today to ensure payments are made to them for their royalty interests. An Oklahoma statute provides such security of interest and lien on oil or gas sold from wells.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- In the wake of the economically disastrous SemGroup meltdown, there is a ray of hope for owners of Oklahoma royalty interests - if they act within 90 days of a missed royalty payment from a SemGroup first-purchaser affiliate.

Oklahoma statute (§52-548.4) provides for an automatic security interest and lien against oil or gas sold from a well, for unpaid royalty interest owners.

The catch is, they must file a verified notice of lien within ninety days from the time the payment was due, in the courthouse of the county where the well is located. Otherwise, the security interest isn't perfected and the interest owner does not have priority over any perfected interest in the same proceeds.

Because of the multi-million-dollar economic impact of the SemGroup bankruptcy on the state's 200,000+ royalty owners - many of whom are living on a fixed retirement income and highly dependent upon royalty income for survival - information about this little-known legal lifeline needs to reach as wide an audience as possible.

"It is paramount that our members know of this statute and proactively work to protect their interests. This supersedes other creditors and will ensure that royalty owners are first in line to recoup any payments in the SemGroup bankruptcy filing." Stated Jerry Simmons, Executive Director of NARO (the National Organization of Royalty Owners) "Royalty owners also need to understand that this proactive step does not ensure they will recoup payment but if they don't take action they will surely loose out."

For more information on NARO, visit

For Interviews, contact Jerry Simmons, Executive Director of NARO at (918) 794-1660.

For legal questions on the state statute etc. contact Tim Dowd at Elias, Brooks, Brown & Nelson (405) 232-3722.

For logos, headshots visit the media room on the NARO website.

About The National Association of Royalty Owners: The primary purpose of NARO is to educate, serving as a national information clearinghouse for, not only our membership, but also state, local and federal government bodies and the general public.

NARO also serves, not only as a "watchdog" in State Capitols and the U.S, Congress but, when deemed necessary, brings to the spotlight of public scrutiny and debate, critical royalty owner issues and concerns that might, otherwise, be ignored or concealed.

The mission of NARO is to encourage and promote exploration and production of minerals in the United States while preserving, protecting, advancing and representing the interests and rights of mineral and royalty owners through education, advocacy and assistance to our members, to NARO chapter organizations, to government bodies and to the public.

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McEachin & Gee, Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders Pettaway & Campbell, James Scott Farrin, Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, Conlon, Frantz & Phelan, and Phillip L. Fraas are Investigating Denied, Late Claims iled under Pigford v. Glickman.

The firms have filed discrimination suits against USDA for thousands of African American Farmers.

Durham, NC (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- Six law firms, McEachin & Gee (Virginia), Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders Pettaway & Campbell (Alabama), James Scott Farrin (North Carolina), Pogust, Braslow & Millrood (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), Conlon, Frantz & Phelan (Washington, D.C.), and Phillip L. Fraas (Washington, D.C.), announced today that a team from their firms, featuring Attorney Donald Gee, will be traveling to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee to discuss the re-opening of the closed 1999 class-action lawsuit, Pigford v. Glickman. This suit became known as the "Black Farmer Settlement." The law firms are now evaluating denied, late claims that may now have an opportunity to be considered under a new law, which was proposed in part by Senator Barack Obama.

Mr. Gee will be speaking at the following locations:

Monday August 4, 2008
Radisson Hotel Memphis Airport
2411 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
10am to 7pm

Tuesday August 5, 2008
First United Methodist Church
202 S.E. St.
Somerville, TN 38068
10am to 7pm

Wednesday August 6, 2008
Collierville Banquet Hall
449 Hwy 72. Suite 5
Collierville, TN 38017
10am to 6pm

New Harvest Presbyterian Church
111 Williams Blvd.
Florence, SC 29504
10am to 1pm
(Donald Gee will not be appearing at this location)

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Kirkwood National Golf Club
277 Palmer Lane, Hwy 4 W
Holly Springs, MS 37635
10am to 7pm

Friday August 8, 2008
Batesville Civic Center
290 Civic Center Drive
Batesville, MS 38606
10am to 7pm

Saturday August 9, 2008
Holiday Inn Express
1636 S. Peterson Ave.
Douglas, GA 31535
10am to 7pm

McEachin & Gee, Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders Pettaway & Campbell, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, Conlon, Frantz & Phelan, and Phillip L. Fraas are the only firms endorsed by the National Black Farmers' Association. These firms are also working with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, and the law firms collectively represent over 50,000 black farmers

The firms have set up an informational telephone line at 1-866-472-7826, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also available is an informational website,, where attorneyDonald Gee discusses his own childhood working on a black-owned farm. Mr. Gee is an accomplished trial attorney. He obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, and he received a law degree from Howard University School of Law.

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A New Take on Law

Ignorance of the law can never be excused. This line may sound very familiar to you especially if you are in a situation that you have to explain yourself to people who are on the side of the justice system. Whether you are the victim or a witness you are required to answer and explain yourself to the letter. It may sound frightening especially if you have no idea where you stand. At the very least, the idea that your statements may be turned against you because you have absolutely no idea with the law is very terrifying. Who knows what may happen just because you got confused and blurted something that they might mistake as doubtful words on your part.

Before you find yourself imagining truly petrifying, rest assured that there are people who are certified professionals that can assist you in these times of crises. Florida attorneys for instance, pursue to the tiniest detail in order to help the victims in a case because they are aware that being in a crisis not only is devastating but can be harmful as well. Being a victim is in no way a simple thing to admit. You think that in some way you have lost power over your life and even yourself. You would like to go back in time and prevent that incident from ever happening and if possible handle the person or thing that has caused you to turn into its reluctant victim. In a nutshell, no one wishes to be a victim. Not only do you feel vulnerable but you recognize that other people, your family and friends, are also affected because they are part of your life. They could not entirely comprehend what you are going through personally but they know that somehow or other they have been victims as well.

What is unimaginable is the fact that in the midst of being a victim, you are sinking deeper and deeper because you have no idea where all this would lead to. You might think that you can do this on your own but the truth is, the burden of feeling victimized could make the situation blurry and incomprehensible. You need to allow people who know what they are doing in this kind of situation, who are certified professionals and have a reputation of success as well. When an injustice has been committed, there are persons who have worked and studied hard like Florida lawyers and are intent on serving justice and fairness to their clients.

All that legal jargon might hinder you from thinking more clearly especially in cases that are very technical. The best possible solution is to get the services and assistance of experts that not only are familiar with the legal system but are acquainted with the different scenarios that their clients might be going through. At the same time, it would also be wise if you hire people who can offer you sensible and winning options that will enable you to gain your dignity as a law-abiding citizen. We have become pessimistic to a point that we automatically put a stereotype to everything such as the assumption that all lawyers are only thinking of themselves and not of their clients at all. It is a way of thinking that can only lead to a life where we do not put our trust on anyone and being cynical is not a good way to live. A life that is full of negativity will certainly have a devastating effect on you and your loved ones.

Justice and fairness really exist and are blazing in our hearts and souls. Our fight to just and fair treatment not only signifies that we want equality but also shows us that we are humane and although we struggle, we do not lose hope. For instance a Florida personal injury attorney is intent on serving his client because he truly believes that when a situation calls for it, justice and fairness should be maintained.

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Why Consulting Florida Personal Injury Lawyer is Always Beneficial?

It is always beneficial to consult a personal injury lawyer when you or any of your acquaintances get injured due to negligence of others. All the states of United States of America allow victims claim compensation from the guilty party for their wrongful act. However, you need to prove their fault before court of law.

You need competent legal counsel to get your claim filed in court and then win the judgment. Though it is not mandatory to hire a lawyer, having an attorney to represent you in court is a great relief.

An efficient lawyer ensures success of your case in court. They prepare the plan of action after investing the merits of the case, run investigation if needed, collect evidence and obtain statement from witnesses who were present at the spot of accident when it occurred. Now, it may not be possible for the victims or their family members to take care of all necessary legal activities as they get busy with the treatment of the victims. If the case is serious, victims can become temporarily or permanently disabled after the mishap. Hence, by taking help from personal injury lawyers victims can initiate all required legal activities simply sitting at home.

Different ways to find personal injury lawyers:

Start searching for personal injury lawyers in your state. You can ask your friends, colleagues, neighbors, family members and other acquaintances to refer you to a reputed personal injury lawyer. Personal reference is a good way to get in touch with competent personal injury attorneys as people would always send you to the lawyer who offered satisfactory service to them in past.

You can look on the web. Use web search to find lawyers in your state. Florida residents should search Florida attorneys to get the websites of personal injury lawyers or law firms in Florida. Visit the websites, check the areas they are specialized in, read testimonials, and check their record at BBB website. BBB website helps you get an idea about the lawyer or the law firm; facts like whether they have any unsolved complaints, how good they are at responding to consumer grievances can be checked at BBB. Florida lawyers need to register at Florida Bar Association to practice in Florida, so you contact Florida Bar Association to know whether a lawyer or law firm is allowed to operate in the state or not. You can also consult attorney referral websites and services to get referred to senior Florida attorneys.

Alternatively, take a look at local business directories, classified columns, television ads and business magazines. These can be a great source to find out suitable personal injury attorneys near you.

How to select most suitable personal injury lawyer for yourself:

Chances are you would feel overwhelmed to see hundreds of lawyers in your state. So how to find out the one who best suit you? First of all, look for an area-specific attorney. For example, if you are filing a medical malpractice case in Los Angeles, look for medical malpractice attorney in LA and while filing car crash compensation claim in Fort Lauderdale search car crash lawyers Ft Lauderdale.

Finally make a list of the attorneys and ask them for a quote. Inquire if they work in ‘no win no fee’ manner or not. Then pick the one who best suits your requirement.

No lawyer would be able to help you if you fail to take the first step i.e., contact the lawyer and let them handle your case. So do not be late in seeking legal guidance and secure success of your case.

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Tips to Select Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

Any delay in consulting personal injury lawyer may degrade its merits. It is true that when personal injury cases or accidents happen everybody gets busy to help victims get proper medical attention. Treatment is the first thing personal injury victims should look for. With proper medical care victims can prevent the wounds getting worse. Therefore it is important to take the injured persons to physicians so that medicine can be started soon.

Sometimes victims need to see specialized doctors. If symptoms of fracture are prominent it would be wise to take the injured person to an orthopedic surgeon. Any delay in starting treatment can lead into serious health problems. So priority should always be given to the health of the victims.

As soon as the victims are taken to physician, money would become the second important thing. Why should a person and their family suffer because of someone else’s negligence? The responsible party must compensate the victims and their families for all the damages.

Now you would feel the importance to hire a lawyer. Residents of Florida can see Florida attorneys to learn how to file personal injury compensation claim in the court of law. Victims have all the right to claim reimbursement from the guilty party. Accident laws of Florida allow personal injury victims to get compensated for physical, mental and property damages. Personal injury lawyers make the legal process simpler.

Once you are under the guidance of a lawyer, you feel relaxed and stress-free. Once senior personal injury lawyer takes up the case, rest assured that you will get justice. Apart from receiving compensation the feeling of getting justice helps victims recover soon.

Personal injury lawyers sketch the right plan of action so that the case goes in victims’ favor. Starting from collecting evidence, recording statements of eye witnesses and negotiating with the opponents, Florida lawyers do everything for their clients.

Tips on how to select Florida Personal Injury Lawyers:

Hire local personal injury lawyers. If you are a resident of Florida, look for Florida attorneys; they have better knowledge of personal injury laws of Florida. Find out a law firm near your place. Fort Lauderdale residents should look for Ft Lauderdale accident attorney for help.

Look for Florida lawyers who are specialized in areas of personal injury you are suffering from. If you are filing claim for car accident case, search for car accident attorneys Florida. For medical malpractice, take legal help from medical malpractice lawyers in Florida. Being specialized they can handle your case more efficiently.

Appoint senior attorneys. Senior attorneys with many years of experience in legal profession can help you with all their knowledge and expertise to win the case.

Make sure you deal with a reputed lawyer or law firm. Visit their website and read the testimonials. Check their reputation with local BBB or Florida Bar Association. You need to deal with a competent and efficient personal injury lawyer to win your case.

If you choose to work with no win no fee lawyer, make sure you have read and understood the terms of the service. Some of the law firms need the client to pay court costs if the case is lost. You should understand the agreement very well before signing the contract.

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Guaranteed Do Not Pay Until You Win with leading Florida Lawyers Boone and Davis. Find out more top Florida Personal Injury Lawyers and get latest legal advice.

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3 Factors to Ensure Success of Personal Injury Cases

Three important factors that influence success of your personal injury case are:

* Evidence* Legal guidance* Timely action


All personal injury victims crave for justice. There is no point in living a compromised lifestyle after an accident especially when it was not at all your fault. However, you need to prove your innocence and other party’s responsibility in court. To do so, you need to gather records in support of you. Photographs, medical reports, copy of police report, statement of eye witnesses etc. are the most common evidence that may help victims to get justice.

However, all the evidence should be obtained in accordance with legal guideline. You cannot show anything in court as evidence, it should be collected in proper manner otherwise court of law won’t accept it as a legal evidence. Hence, you need to work with a lawyer.

Legal guidance – Personal injury lawyers

Attorneys, who have been working on personal injury cases for years, know how to collect evidence properly. Sometimes they appoint investigators to probe the case thoroughly and the report is submitted at court. Therefore, personal injury lawyers are the best persons to contact when it comes to get justice.

Make sure you deal with a lawyer of your state. Personal injury laws differ from state to state; laws of Florida may be different from that of California. If you become personal injury victim in Florida, consult Florida personal injury lawyer to know how to apply your rights and get justice.

However, you need to be careful while choosing your attorney. Make sure you deal with a reputed and senior attorney of your state. Attorneys who have good track record of handling personal injury cases can help you get just compensation and justice.

Most personal injury victims experience a financial crunch after the accident. Job loss, reduced income and incurring medical expenses make victims financially handicapped. So if you think that consulting a lawyer would be tough to afford then you are wrong. Most personal injury lawyers work on ‘no win no fee’ or ‘do not pay until you win’ basis.

No win no fee lawyers do not claim any fees from personal injury victims. They collect their fees from the compensation amount you receive. Court costs and attorney fees are counted while calculating compensation; hence, victims have nothing to lose.

However, the lawyers may judge the merit of your case before taking it up. If they find that the case lacks evidence and witness, they might suggest you out-of-court settlement. Out-of-court settlement is helpful when the chances of winning the case in court are low. Out-of-court settlements often prove to be useful and victims can get satisfactory compensation from the opponent if negotiated by competent personal injury lawyer.

So never fail to apply your rights simply because of money. Residents of Florida should see Florida attorneys to know their rights.

Timely action:

Top of all, you should act timely. All the states have certain statutes of limitation; i.e., after a pre-defined period of time even a valid claim is declared invalid. So contact your lawyer as soon as possible and prevent your claim from going outdated.

A personal injury lawyer can help you only when you contact them; they cannot show up at your door to take up the case. Therefore, if you or your friends or family members meet an accident, make sure the legal steps are taken timely so that the victims can get justice.

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Florida Personal Injury Lawyer – Benefits of Hiring Local Lawyers

If you or any of the family members have suffered any sort of personal injury then you must know that compensation is as important as medical attention. Victims need to file lawsuit at local court where accident happened.

Now, it is a delicate matter to decide whether the state where victims reside or the state where accident happened is the right place to file lawsuit. Personal injury laws are not same in all states, though they share a lot of similarities.

Hence, it is suggested to consult personal injury lawyers to know where to file your claim for better result. Senior attorneys of your state can help you at this; they let you learn all your rights and guide you through the case.

For example, if you are a resident of Florida and you come across a car accident, you should contact Florida attorneys to know your rights. Senior attorneys specialized in handling car accident cases can guide you on how to get your grievance legally filed in the court of law.

By consulting a personal injury lawyer you not only ensure success of your case but get rid of mental stress too. Competent personal injury lawyer knows the ins and outs of state personal injury and accident laws. They present your case in a convincing way and makes sure that you get justice.

The feeling of getting justice brings relief and peace of mind. Incurring medical expenses, inability to take responsibilities of family members, job loss, reduced income and compromised lifestyle make life miserable after severe personal injuries. And all these happen due to someone else’s fault!

Car accident and personal injury victims are often reported to be innocent. Often victims had nothing to do to protect them when the mishap occurred. Drunk driver accident, dog bite, slip and fall, product liability etc. are such cases that give you no chance to take precautions.

The party responsible for the injury should compensate the victims for all the damages. Damages can be physical, mental and monetary. Medical expenses, reduced income or job loss, permanent or temporary disability, cost of damaged property like car, trauma and the mental stress of the family members – all should be compensated by the guilty party.

Competent legal professional presents the case in such a way that all the damages are considered and the victims receive the amount they deserve. Collecting and producing evidences, calling on witnesses and producing the evidences – everything should be done formally so that all the records are considered by court. Professional personal injury lawyers take all the required steps complying with legal guidelines and ensure success of the case.

By dealing with local lawyers you make entire process simple. If the accident took place in Florida, it becomes easy for Florida lawyers to collect evidence, meet the witnesses, and make it certain that all the eye-witnesses be present in the court during trial.

Top of all, it is easy to deal with local people. You can have a face-to-face talk with your lawyer if needed. All miscommunications can be avoided by dealing with local attorneys.

However, make sure that you deal with a reputed attorney. Check them with local BBB, state Attorney General’s office, or state bar association. Ask your acquaintances if they can help you to collect some feedback about the lawyer or law firm you are dealing with. Once you have a competent personal injury lawyer by your side, you do not need to worry any more.

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Guaranteed Do Not Pay Until You Win with leading Ft Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer Boone and Davis. Find out more top Florida Lawyers and get latest legal advice.

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Joint Venture Agreements: Key Drafting Issues

The key provisions in any JV include:

(1) Clearly defined business objectives;

(2) The degree of participation and the management roles of each joint venturer in the business;

(3) Contribution of capital and ownership rights to property / division of the profits and losses;

(4) A dispute mechanism to avoid management impasses that may produce deadlock or litigation;

(5) Termination/liquidation of the JV and the buy-out provisions;

(6) Confidentiality; and

(7) Indemnification.

(1) Clearly defined business objectives. The agreement must initially lay out the purpose of the joint venture, generally a common business interest or investment. For instance, paragraph one could say: “1.1. Business Purpose. The business of the Joint Venture shall be as follows:” and then describe the business purpose. This paragraph should also define the term of the agreement.

(2) Degree of participation and the management roles of each joint venturer. Next the agreement should lay out the roles, management responsibilities, and degree of participation of each joint venturer. This provision will be contractually enforceable, so it must be clearly drafted to accurately define the roles, obligations, rights, and duties of the parties. In the case of a new entity or where an equity investment is involved, it is typical to address representation on the joint venture’s or the other party’s board of directors or similar governing body.

(3) Contribution of capital and ownership rights/Division of the profits and losses. The agreement should next describe the capital contributions and other resources each party will convey to the venture, as well as method and percentage of profit and loss sharing for the venture. Who will be primarily responsible for losses, and how and when shall profits be shared? Typically parties often share profits pro rata according to their respective equity interests. In cases where one company contributes more cash, however, that company may receive priority on the distribution of profits.

(4) A dispute mechanism. The Agreements should lay out the terms of an internal mechanism for resolving any disputes that may arise between the joint venturers. This mechanism is necessary to avoid management impasses that may produce deadlock or litigation. Neither party would benefit from adjudicating claims externally by way of litigation or arbitration while the joint venture is in place. This provision could create a board, filled by executives from each venturer, who would be responsible for hearing and resolving disputes.

(5) Termination of the Joint Venture / Buyout Provision. Joint ventures typically are not intended to last forever. The parties often provide a termination date, at which time contractual arrangements will terminate or one party will buy the other’s equity stake. Buyout provisions can be difficult to negotiate in advance because the parties may not be able to accurately predict the value of the strategic alliance or joint venture at the time of the buyout. One solution is to provide that the valuation will be based on revenues or profits at the time of the buyout, or that a third-party appraiser will determine the valuation. Alternatively, the parties can adopt a “shotgun” or “auction” provision, whereby one party initiates the process by proposing to buyout the other party at a specified valuation, and the other party must agree to buy or sell at that price, or begin an auction by proposing to buy at an increased valuation.

(6) Confidentiality / Intellectual Property. The parties to a strategic alliance or joint venture should consider carefully how to allocate, control and protect confidential information and other intellectual property that is contributed to, or developed in, their business relationship. The parties may want to provide that all employees and consultants with access to confidential information must execute a separate stand-alone confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement. The parties also should consider how to allocate new intellectual property that is developed in the course of the business relationship. In a classic joint venture where the new intellectual property becomes the property of the new entity, the parties should consider who will own the new intellectual property if the entity subsequently is dissolved

(7) Indemnification. Finally, an indemnification provision of a joint venture agreement must be in place to indemnify the manager and its directors, officers, employees and agents, and any person who is or was serving at the request of the joint venture as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against liability. Most importantly, this provision should cover such a director or employee’s costs in defending a third-party law suit, including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement, actually and reasonably incurred by such indemnitee in connection with the defense or settlement of such action, suit or proceeding, if such indemnitee acted in good faith or in a manner reasonably believed by such indemnitee to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the joint venture; provided that the indemnitee’s conduct shall not have constituted gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.

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Mark Warner is a Legal Research Analyst for RealDealDocs gives you insider access to millions of legal documents drafted by the top law firms in the US. Search over 10 million Documents, Clauses, and Legal Agreements for Free at

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U.S. Supreme Court Admits Antelope Valley Estate Planning Law Firm's Partners to Practice - Partners Mark E. Thompson and Kevin L. Von Tungeln Now Allowed to Argue Cases Before the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States has admitted Antelope Valley estate planning law firm partners Mark E. Thompson and Kevin Von Tungeln to practice before the Court. Thompson and Von Tungeln are now entitled to argue cases before the Court; are granted reserved seating in the Courtroom when observing cases, and can make use of the Court's extensive law library.

Antelope Valley, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- The Supreme Court of the United States recently admitted Antelope Valley estate planning law firm partners Mark E. Thompson and Kevin L. Von Tungeln to argue cases before the Court. The Court's authorization makes Thompson and Von Tungeln members of the Bar of the Court. Admission to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States also includes seating in a reserved section of the Courtroom and use of the extensive law library.

With more than 30 years' legal experience, Mark E. Thompson serves Thompson Von Tungeln in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, trust administration, conservatorships, guardianships, and elder law. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. In addition to his legal work, Thompson also serves with many other community organizations.

"What this means to our clients," said Thompson, "is that we can personally take cases up to the United States Supreme Court, should the need arise."

With more than 17 years' legal experience, Kevin L. Von Tungeln serves Thompson Von Tungeln in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, trust administration, conservatorships, guardianships and elder law. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. To find out more about Von Tungeln, go to his LinkedIn profile at:

"I am honored that the Supreme Court of the United States has admitted me to practice before it," said Kevin L. Von Tungeln, partner of Thompson Von Tungeln. "It's a privilege to be able to argue cases before the highest court in the land."

About Thompson Von Tungeln:
Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln (TVT) offers sophisticated estate planning and administration for the affluent, discriminating client. As Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, partners Mark E. Thompson and Kevin L. Von Tungeln are expertly equipped to serve these clients with the creative, effective and custom solutions they demand. For more information, contact TVT at 661-945-5868 or visit their website at

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Personal Injury Lawsuits Charge Yamaha Rhino Side by Side ATV Is Dangerously Unstable

SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) July 31, 2008 -- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that two Californians represented by the law firm today filed separate personal injury lawsuits against Yamaha Motor Corporation. Each plaintiff suffered injuries in accidents while riding the Yamaha Rhino side-by-side all terrain vehicle (ATV).

The plaintiffs allege that the Yamaha Rhino side-by-side contains multiple design flaws rendering it dangerously unstable and unduly prone to tipping and rolling over even when driven on flat ground at low speeds. These defects include a top-heavy design resulting in a high center of gravity and a dangerously narrow track width. Together, these design flaws make the Rhino unduly prone to tip and roll over.

News ImageThe complaint charges that the Yamaha Rhino has caused numerous injuries, amputations, and deaths throughout the United States, stated Robert J. Nelson, a partner at Lieff Cabraser, who represents the plaintiffs. The design flaws make the Rhino dangerously susceptible to tipping and rolling, even when being driven at slow speeds.

Despite literally hundreds of Rhino rollover accidents, there has been no formal recall of the vehicle by Yamaha. Instead, in August 2007, Yamaha announced that free of charge it would install half doors and a passenger handhold for Rhinos manufactured from 2004 through 2007. For the 2008 Rhino, Yamaha has added the half doors and a handhold as standard equipment.

The complaint charges that despite these improvements Yamaha has made no changes designed to improve the stability or handling of the Yamaha Rhino, in spite of the availability of safe and inexpensive alternative designs and feasible modifications.

While its retrofit program was a step in the right direction, Yamaha has neither acknowledged nor addressed the Rhinos core stability problems, stated attorney Robert J. Nelson. "The tip overs and terrible accidents will continue to occur so long as the stability problems are not fixed.

About Plaintiffs' Counsel

Described by The American Lawyer as "one of the nation's premiere plaintiffs firms," Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, enjoys a national reputation for professional integrity and the efficient and responsible prosecution of our clients' claims.

From its offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville, Lieff Cabraser represents over 100 persons across America seriously injured in Rhino accidents.

Persons injured in Yamaha Rhino accidents should visit, a website operated by Lieff Cabraser, to learn more about the dangers posed by the Yamaha Rhino, answers to frequently asked questions and a guide to their legal rights. Lieff Cabraser personal injury lawyers will promptly review each case submitted without charge or obligation.

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For LegalZoom Toffee Entrepreneur, Business is Sweet : Mom's Secret Toffee Recipe also the Recipe for Success; How One Entrepreneur Turned to LegalZoom and Found Success as the "Toffee Lady"

LOS ANGELES (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) July 31, 2008 -- As Janet Long found out, mom does know best. With her moms secret recipe in hand, Janet incorporated Elaines Toffee Co. three years ago with her dad and two sisters. In no time at all, the San Francisco-based toffee business was booming, and continues to experience strong growth with an expanded national distribution network that includes top retailers.

Our goal was to take an idea and make it happen my mother, Elaine, made the best toffee in the world, so we turned her toffee into a business, explains Janet Long. We never thought wed make money doing what we love.

News Image As partners, each family member took on a share of the workload to launch Elaines Toffee Company. Dad Jim Ahlgren with sisters Anita Layng and Linda Bardwil took on a marketing roll, reaching out to retailers and corporations. Janet was responsible for the business end, including forming their company. Elaines Toffee Company was incorporated with LegalZoom, the nations leading online legal document and filing service. Janet was so impressed with how simple the process was that she shared her experience with LegalZoom. Likewise, LegalZoom was impressed with Janet and her familys drive and entrepreneurial spirit that the family was selected to share their story in LegalZooms television commercials.

Today, Janet can be seen featured in the LegalZoom television commercials, sharing her experience of starting Elaines Toffee Company. Being on the commercials has elevated Janet to celebrity status and she is recognized everywhere she goes. The television exposure has also spread her business reach beyond her small Bay Area community to now include consumers and retailers across the nation.

Janet and her familys story shows that all it takes to start a business is a great idea and the right resources to make it happen. In this case, Janet and her family loved and enjoyed making their mothers toffee recipe and were able to create a booming business by doing so. LegalZoom made the process of protecting their business fast and easy.

With, entrepreneurs can learn about different business formation options, and prepare and file the appropriate legal documents once they decide their best option, said Brian Liu, co-founder and chairman of LegalZoom. Whether its forming a corporation, LLC, or even filing a DBA, offers entrepreneurs the best online resource for starting a new business.

About is the nation's leading online legal document and filing service. Co-founded by attorney Robert Shapiro in 2001, ( offers a convenient and cost-effective way to take care of common legal needs. LegalZoom service offerings include: Wills, Living Wills, Incorporation, LLC Formation, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Divorce, Small Claims, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and more. is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or counsel.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Company Gives Attorneys Nationwide Affordable Advertising with their Lawyer Websites

Lawyer Web Templates is making it easier for attorneys to become a household name. The company is helping attorneys advertise through premade templates that can be filled with the company's information.

Holbrook, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- Lawyer Web Templates ( has announced that it has moved from advertising for predominately Fortune 500 companies and started a business to help firms of all sizes advertise.

The company was once used mainly for Fortune 500 Company marketing. Now, they are using the same techniques they provided the Fortune 500 companies, but at a much more affordable price. Their lawyer websites have all of the information that a firm needs in order to advertise.

Lawyer Web Templates notes that four out of five people use the internet for information. They state that by using their templates, attorneys can market themselves to the public in a more effective way than many of the traditional methods offer. They believe that their methods will help firms increase visibility and sales.

The company states that the templates and support that they provide contain the six keys to running a successful online advertising campaign. Those keys are design, control, scalability, easy navigation, ease of use, and affordability.

They use a professional design on their templates. Industry leading designers create the templates for attorneys to use.

They also give attorneys total control over their content. Attorneys can add the kind of information they want, and they can edit it at any time.

Unlimited pages and graphics is something else that Lawyer Web Templates offers on their lawyer websites, along with a navigation that is easy to use. With their templates, they say it is also very easy to begin the process of loading the information, as well as keeping it up to date.

Lastly, the company offers competitive pricing on its services, which include both the templates and support, along with the use of the intranet and unlimited email accounts.

Lawyer Web Templates believes that they can help firms advertise in a way that people will notice. With their service, they state that firms will see an increase in their profits, along with their growth potential.

For more information, visit them online at

Lawyer Web Templates was formed by individuals who have been involved with online marketing for years. From Fortune 500 Companies to small businesses, they are able to supply the marketing needs to companies.

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Digital Music and Music Industry Leaders Set To Gather at the Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference in San Francisco

The Bandwidth Conference gathers professionals from the music, media and digital music industries, and explores the evolving musical experience. Bandwidth 2008 takes place August 14 and 15 in San Francisco.

(Billboard Publicity Wire/PRWEB ) July 31, 2008 -- The Bandwidth Conference is an unique and intimate gathering of over 200 professionals from the music and digital music industries that takes place August 14 and 15, 2008 in San Francisco. Bandwidth explores the evolving musical experience, with panels on marketing, fan behavior, trends and future forecasts, and an examination of the ways people discover, purchase, interact with, and are exposed to music.

Keynote speakers are Jonathan Poneman, Co-Founder of Sub Pop Records, the Seattle-based label currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary; Alexandra Patsavas of Chop Shop Music, the influential music supervisor who selects the music for television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Gossip Girl, and Mad Men, and who recently started her own label Chop Shop Records; and Susan Bonds, CEO/Founder and Alex Lieu, Chief Creative Officer of 42 Entertainment, the Pasadena-based agency designed a groundbreaking experience to generate buzz around the much-anticipated Nine Inch Nails album "Year Zero."

Panels include "The Crystal Ball Panel" which is a wide-ranging conversation on where the music industry is heading, "Word Of Mouse" which looks at social media marketing, and "360 Degrees of Speculation" which looks at 360 artist deals.

Current speakers include Kevin Arnold, CEO/Founder, IODA; Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic; Richard Gottehrer, Founder and Chief Creative Office, The Orchard; David Hyman, CEO, MOG; Steve Jang, CMO, imeem; Randy Leasure, Sr Dir. Global Digital Business Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment and Ian C. Rogers, CEO, Topspin. For a full list, please visit the website.

The early registration deadline for the $350 pass to the Bandwidth Conference ends July 31st. Visit the Bandwidth Conference website at for complete session details and further information.

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Gun Accident Injuries Are More Likely With Weaker Safety Restrictions

David Perecman, New York personal injury attorney, believes that the United States Supreme Court's decision to strike down gun control laws requiring that firearms kept at home be equipped with trigger locks or disassembled may increase the occurrences of personal injury lawsuits.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- David Perecman, leading New York personal injury attorney, believes that the Court has set a dangerous precedent when it struck down the District of Columbia's strict gun control laws requiring that firearms kept at home be equipped with trigger locks or disassembled. According to the Court this trigger-lock requirement violates the Second Amendment that "protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for activities such as hunting and self-defense," because this gun control law makes it impossible for the gun to be useable for purposes of self-defense.

"By weakening the gun safety restrictions, you're increasing the risk of gun accident injuries," states David Perecman, "As more gun accidents occur, the courts will see personal injury lawsuits. Although it may no longer be illegal to fail to lock a gun, it still may be negligent to fail to do so."

Additionally, many legal experts disagree with the decision. Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote for the dissent, stated that the Second Amendment protects militia-related and not self-defense related interests.

"The Court's decision to strike down the District of Columbia's gun control laws puts into question many gun control laws in many states," states David Perecman, "New York could find its own state gun control laws called into question."

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 25 years, construction accident attorney David H. Perecman, the founder of New York personal injury attorneys, The Perecman Firm, PLLC has championed all types of personal injury and construction cases in New York State. David Perecman is the current Secretary of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law (Construction Accident Law) Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements, often in the construction accident field, have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's 2008 Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's 2007 publication of "The Best Lawyers in America" and has earned him the votes by his peers as among the top 5% of lawyers in the New York region as published in The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition". He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the course of his career. Among his more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict* for an injured NYC construction worker who fractured his arm and injured his knee. Mr. Perecman has spent much of his career advocating for injured victims' rights, including his recent statements regarding New York City crane construction accidents. The New York personal injury attorneys at The Perecman Firm have a depth of expertise in and breadth of knowledge well recognized in NYC, while their record and reputation speaks for itself.

*later settled while on appeal for $7.940

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Green Card Weddings Website Launches New Site at

The newly-launched, the website of a Boston-based company, offers a unique wedding planning service that includes guidance through the legal process of obtaining green card through the marriage to a United States citizen. With the launch of the website, information on this immigration process is available online 24/7 to interested parties around the world.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- One does not know when or where Cupid might strike. When an American citizen falls in love with a person in another country and the couple decides to settle in the United States, tying the knot requires more extensive wedding planning. The red tape involved in establishing legal permanent resident status for the immigrating partner can be complex, tedious, and downright frustrating. The newly-launched, the website of a Boston-based company, offers a unique wedding planning service that includes guidance through the legal process of obtaining green card through the marriage to a United States citizen. With the launch of the website, information on this immigration process is available online 24/7 to interested parties around the world.

When a couple retains the services of Green Card Weddings, they can plan the wedding of their dreams, from a small private ceremony to a lavish event. Ceremonies can even be conducted in the couple's language of choice. The ceremony is performed in Massachusetts where a marriage license requires no witness or blood test. Legal residence status for the immigrant is not a requirement to file for and obtain a marriage license at any town or city hall in Massachusetts. A legal marriage license is issued by the state and the wedding ceremony is conducted by a licensed Justice of the Peace. Arrangements can also be made for weddings in other states by licensed Justices of the Peace.

Green Card Weddings ensures that the green card application process is completed in accordance with the law and the U.S. Immigration Service. Legal counseling is provided through every step of the process by licensed immigration attorneys who are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The lawyers represent the American citizen seeking to obtain a green card either for his/her fiancé living broad or through marriage for their immigrant spouse in the U.S. Because each couple has a unique set of circumstances, the legal work is customized for each case, whether it is just for the prospective spouse or includes children and other family members who also need legal residency status.

A green card establishes legal permanent residency for a foreigner to live and work in the United States. From the fiancé visa to naturalization, Green Card Weddings facilitates and expedites the immigration process. All applications are prepared, completed, and filed by the assigned green card lawyer. The lawyer prepares the couple for the interview by the Immigration Service in the U.S. or the U.S. Consulate if one of the parties is outside of the U.S.

Naturalization or citizenship is the last step of the immigration process wherein U.S. citizenship is granted upon completion of requirements established by law. Green Card Weddings will provide study materials for the examination and prepares the permanent resident for the interview. When obtaining a green card through marriage, the naturalization process is shortened by two years. Under all other circumstances, citizenship cannot be applied for until the permanent resident has been in the United States for five years. However, after marriage to an American citizen, the immigrant spouse can apply for citizenship in three years.

Anyone seeking more information on how to apply for a marriage license, wedding planning for a green card marriage, legal residence status for prospective spouses and family members, and the requirements of the naturalization process in the United States is encouraged to visit the new website at or call the company at 617-999-9439.

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[Via Legal / Law], a Networking Site for Attorneys, Adds New Features

Legal networking site debuts its legal blog center and career center. These features allow attorneys to share professional insight on news in the legal world and find careers in the field, all while networking with peers.

Encino, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2008 -- Only a few months after its launch,, the private legal networking community for attorneys, has launched two new features. The site, which now boasts nearly 2,500 members, is an online meeting place to ask questions, learn more about law and legal professions, and make new acquaintances with like-minded professionals in the legal field.
" introduced the legal blog center and the career center to provide informative tools and features that community members can utilize for further success in the legal field," says Theod Simon, Co-Founder of "With the legal blog center and other features offered at, attorneys can learn about different aspects of law directly from the experts -- their peers in the community."

The legal blog center provides a platform for attorneys to discuss their views on anything taking place in the legal world. Attorneys who don't currently have a blog can create one on So far, the legal blog center has more than 150 blog posts per day, in more than 40 categories.

Another new addition to the legal networking site is the career center. Through the career center, attorneys can search and browse for legal careers in all 50 states. More than 100 jobs are already being posted daily by a variety of employers. Using the career center, members can post jobs for free.

" has always made it simple for attorneys to connect with one another. Now, with the addition of the career center, finding a new, fulfilling career in the legal field is even easier," Simon says.

Find at two upcoming attorney conferences. From August 7-9, will exhibit at booth 1404 at the American Bar Association's (ABA) EXPO at the Hilton New York in New York City. The legal networking site will also be found at the 26th Annual Las Vegas Convention of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), August 28-31, 2008. will be located at booth 67 of the convention, taking place at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino.

For more information on, the Web's premier legal networking community exclusively designed for attorneys, visit

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Antelope Valley Estate Planning Law Firm's Founding Partner Oversees Relations Between Community and Edwards Air Force Base

Antelope Valley estate planning law firm founding partner Mark E. Thompson is a member of the Board of Directors of Edward Air Force Base's Civilian Military Support Group. As a board member, Thompson oversees the relationship between the Antelope Valley community and Edward Air Force Base. The mission of the Civilian Military Support Group is to ensure a friendly relationship between the community and the air force base. Thompson is one of 24 prominent citizens on the board. In recognition of their service to Edwards Air Force Base, members were recently treated to a VIP tour of the base.

Antelope Valley, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2008 -- Antelope Valley estate planning law firm founding partner Mark E. Thompson is a member of the Board of Directors for Edward Air Force Base's Civilian Military Support Group. As a board member, Thompson oversees the relationship between the Antelope Valley community and Edward Air Force Base.

Founded in 1988, the Civilian-Military Support Group's mission is to: ". . . establish a friendly, benevolent association of civic leaders and military personnel at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB); to host groups incoming to EAFB; and to consider service projects to benefit EAFB."

"I am honored to be serving the Antelope Valley community through my work on Board of Directors for Edwards Air Force Base's Civilian Military Support Group," said Mark E. Thompson, founding partner of Thompson Von Tungeln. "Edwards is a key facility in the Antelope Valley community and, certainly, in the nation. It's satisfying knowing that both civilian and military populations work so well together and gratifying to know that I have a part in it."
This past June, members of the Civilian Military Support Group were honored with a VIP tour of Edwards Air Force Base.

With more than 30 years' legal experience, Thompson serves Thompson Von Tungeln in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, trust administration, conservatorships, guardianships, and elder law. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. In addition to his work with the Civilian-Military Support Group at Edwards, Thompson also serves with many other community organizations.

About Thompson Von Tungeln
Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln (TVT) offers sophisticated estate planning and administration for the affluent, discriminating client. As Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, partners Mark E. Thompson and Kevin L. Von Tungeln are expertly equipped to serve these clients with the creative, effective and custom solutions they demand. For more information, contact TVT at 661-945-5868 or visit their website at

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Compensation Claims For MRSA

MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus has become the major source of terror among hospital patients in the last couple of years. The MRSA is often acquired by people who were admitted in hospitals. This super bug or the Staphylococcus is a common virus which is found on the skin of many people that can cause mild infection for those who are considered healthy. However, these bacteria can be dangerous to those who are prone to sicknesses that can be damaging to the skin, lungs and may even cause pneumonia.

MRSA virus can be due to an overuse of antibiotic used for treating common illnesses. There are a lot of doctors who use to prescribe antibiotics to those who are being hit by viral infections. This would somehow create a spot where the body can no longer fight infections thus; prescription of a much stronger antibiotics will be needed to treat these infections.

So where can you exactly catch MRSA? This super bug can be mainly acquired when having a direct contact with people. Patients with a lot more serious diseases that get stricken by this virus can lead to a much more serious infection. This has become the major dilemma of hospitals and so people with the aim of safeguarding themselves often seek to personal injury claim against their health providers.

The symptoms of MRSA depend on which part of the body is being stricken by the virus. This bug can land and infect body parts that have surgical wounds, the eyes, arms, skin, burns and even blood. This would cause too much pain and swelling on the infected area. People from the hospital especially older patients with weaker immune system are the first ones to be infected since most them are prone to infections mainly brought by the different diseases present in the hospital. Second is that patients are closely confined in a room and are constantly being examined and touched by medical professionals who have examined other patients as well.

So, how do you prevent this kind of bacteria? Cleanliness in hospitals is the main key. MRSA is mostly transmitted by hospital staffs like nurses and doctors. Thus, it is important that staffs should be more aware about the importance of hand washing and the use of antibacterial spray at each ward. Another important factor to consider is the hospital beds that should always be kept clean and tidy. Personal visitors of patients should also washtheir hands so as to avoid the transmittal of the said virus.

Hence, if you or any member of your family suffers from the MRSA virus, you might want to consider acquiring a personal injury claim. This can be a great way of securing yourself and those people close to you. If it is found that the major implications are caused by lack of cleanliness then there’s a greater tendency of seeking to claim compensation. A professional solicitor may be the best person to seek advice in acquiring personal injury claim when stricken by MRSA.

About the Author

Nicholas Tate is the webmaster for which provides information on medical negligence claims and making no win no fee claims.

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Factory Accident Compensation Claims

Machineries are a massive part of every factory business in the UK. They played a big role in the maintenance of even garages and backyards. With all the benefits these machines entail comes a possible danger to one’s life. Machineries if not properly maintained and operated could put every worker at risk.

People working for factories that require using a machine should be well versed and properly trained of how the machine exactly works. Employers should also provide its workers the appropriate gear in operating a specific machine. This could include gloves to protect the hands, goggles to protect the eyes and safety boots to protect feet from falling items.

Most injuries that were being tracked for the past years were mostly damaging to the hands and fingers. These incidents occurred primarily due to lack of protective gear such as gloves to protect the hands. Some workers also tend to wear jewellery which are considered a big taboo in operating machines. There were also cases of eye injuries, this occurred due to small particles released in a high speed machine or accidental rupture of parts of machines.

Other things caused by machinery accidents is the insufficient knowledge of workers on the proper operation of machines, lack of experience handling the apparatus and most importantly the inadequate and unsatisfactory form of training. There are some employers who would hire people just for the sake of supporting the quantitative needs of the company. They particularly take note of the cost per pay without considering that quality and safety are already at risk. This reasoning constitutes to the security of employees in general.

It is important therefore, that every employer should allot a time in providing proper seminar and training for its employees. Risk assessments should be carried out on a regular basis to ensure the correct procedures are being followed which are safe for the person operating the machinery, as well as being near to the machinery. Safety precautions as well as first aid procedures should also be taught. Apart form this, the company should also make use of experienced machine operators to train the newly hired workers. Proper execution of all the guidelines would help improve every workers risk of acquiring the dangers in operating factory machineries.

With the appropriate measures and actions, all of these can be safely executed without having to suffer from loosing body parts particularly the hands and fingers and the danger of loosing one’s life in the process.

If you work in a factory and have been involved in an accident at work you may be entitled to make a no win no fee compensation claim. Providing the accident was within the past three years and you have suffered a personal injury which has lasted for a minimum of four to six weeks,you may be eligible for compensation. Contact a specialist personal injury solicitor who will be able to discuss your work accident compensation claim and let you know whether or not you are entitled to claim.

About the Author

Nicholas Tate is the webmaster for which provides information on work accident claims including factory accident claims and lifting accident claims.

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