Mérieux NutriSciences Certification Body in Turkey and China Adopts BeVeg Vegan Certification Program

Mérieux NutriSciences, enrolls in the accredited BeVeg vegan program as a certification body for vegan certification in China and Turkey.

TURKEY, TURKEY, TURKEY, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mérieux NutriSciences Certification Body in Turkey and China Adopts BeVeg Vegan Certification Program

Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of test and consultancy services to the food and nutrition industries. In addition, they also serve companies in the water and environment, agrochemical, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.

Mérieux NutriSciences, enrolls in the accredited BeVeg vegan program and is now authorized by BeVeg International as a certification body for vegan certification in China and Turkey.

The Beveg vegan certification was born from the need to define a global vegan standard that ensures and provides the consumer with the confidence necessary to buy and consume products bearing the BeVeg seal of approval without worries.

BeVeg is the only vegan scheme developed by attorneys, and the first vegan certification body to be certified under ISO 17065 accreditation, making it an internationally certified vegan program and a global conformity assessment program.

BeVeg demands research, inspection, verification, animal DNA lab analysis, and global supply chain accountability that meets the set out published vegan standard. Protecting the consumer is the primary goal of BeVeg and Mérieux NutriSciences aligns perfectly with this.

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Minn AG Ellison Points Way to Victory for Future Prosecutors Nationwide: Robert Weiner & Rabria Moore, PuLSE Institute

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WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Rabria Moore write in The PuLSE Institute that Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General who oversaw and hired the prosecutors in the successful Derek Chauvin-George Floyd murder case, told a Pulse forum earlier this month that prosecutors' mistakes in previous cases involving Black Americans killed by police played a large part in why those cases were not successfully prosecuted. Ellison pointed the way with specifics on what prosecutors could do to avoid those pitfalls and be victorious in future cases.

Weiner and Moore begin, “Under the radar screen but highly significant for future case strategies, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison laid out where prosecutors went wrong in past cases that involved the death of Black Americans at the hands of police and what they should do in the future to be victorious in such cases. Ellison oversaw the successful Derek Chauvin/George Floyd case and appointed the prosecutors when local officials delayed action. In the Chauvin-Floyd, case, prosecutors obtained unanimous Guilty verdicts on all three murder counts sought.”

They continue, “In a forum by The PuLSE Institute, Detroit’s national poverty think tank, moderated by acclaimed journalist and PuLSE Editor-in-Chief Bankole Thompson on June 1, Ellison attributed the losses in three cases – Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Breonna Taylor – to prosecutors who ‘lacked energy’ and put in ‘half-hearted efforts’.”

They write, “Michael Brown was an 18-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. During the trial, Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch ‘misinstructed the grand jury on the use of force’.”

They argue, “According to the Legal Information Institute, deadly force should only be used ‘under conditions of extreme necessity, when all lesser means have failed or cannot reasonably be employed,’ but McCulloch told the jury that it was lawful to use deadly force on a fleeing felon.”

“You cannot do that,” Ellison said. “That is unconstitutional policing, but that was in the instructions in that case’.”

They go on, “In the killing of Eric Garner, former NYPD officer Daniel Panteleo put Garner in a prohibited chokehold although he repeatedly stated, “I can’t breathe.” Using a method of subduction that was barred by the department should have led to the indictment of the officer, but it did not.”

“You’re violating departmental policy, somebody dies as a result, and there’s no indictment, no true bill,” Ellison said.

They explain, “In a more recent case involving Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old woman who was fatally shot while sleeping in her apartment, Ellison said Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s efforts to prosecute the case led to no one being culpable for Taylor’s death.”

They present, “In Taylor’s case, one officer was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment, but no officer was charged with killing her. According to some of the grand jurors, a homicide offense for the death of Taylor was never presented to the Grand Jury.”

“There are people who put in weak efforts,” Ellison said. “There are people who haven’t really thrown their shoulders into it, and I think that they’re wrong for doing it. People blame the police all the time, but what about these prosecutors who are not fulfilling their oath.”

They argue, “Aside from prosecutors, there is another group of people whom Ellison believes plays a part in these cases being lost: medical examiners.”

They contend, “Ellison said that there are many medical examiners who act as if they do not see anything, individuals who ‘won’t call something a homicide that clearly is one’.”

“They escape all scrutiny, but they’re part of the problem too,” he said.

They continue, “Ellison is working to share what his team learned during the Derek Chauvin trial, one of those findings being that many people in the Minneapolis police department – “from the chief on down” – do not agree with the current policing system.”

“I think a lot of people think that all the cops agree with that (thumper, tough guy nonsense). No, they don’t,” he said.

They assert, “Unlike previous cases, Ellison and his team were able to bring in multiple law enforcement officers, including Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who condemned Chauvin’s actions.”

They explain, “Cariole Horne was a Black police officer in Buffalo, NY. She had served on the force for 19 years, only one year away from eligibility for her pension, when she was fired and stripped of her pension for intervening in an action, stopping a chokehold on a suspect by a fellow officer. Ultimately, she was punished for protecting the suspect from police brutality.”

They write, “Ellison said it is officers like Horne that joined the force to ‘help people in their toughest time,’ and it is those officers who have to come together and decide the behaviors that they will not tolerate.”

Weiner and Moore conclude, “There has been this culture in policing that’s like don’t say anything,” Ellison said. “Even if your guy did the wrong thing, don’t say anything. We have to break that culture, and let me tell you who’s going to be among the happiest when we do: good cops.”

Link to article: https://thepulseinstitute.org/2021/06/15/at-pulse-forum-minnesota-ag-ellison-points-the-way-for-future-prosecutions-nationwide/

Link to OpEdNews version: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Ellison-Points-to-Mistakes-by-Robert-Weiner-Death_Death_Ellison-Keith_Future-210617-785.html

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Want to Make Your Cybersecurity Risks (Almost) Go Away? Learn more on The Virtual CISO Podcast from Pivot Point Security

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The Virtual CISO Podcast by Pivot Point Security

These days, so much of our business and personal lives take place in cyberspace. But how do we know if our online activities are safe?

To help SMB leaders and security professionals focus on appropriately balancing cybersecurity risk and business value, the latest episode of The Virtual CISO Podcast features Dr. Eric Cole.”

— John Verry, CISO & Managing Partner, Pivot Point Security

HAMILTON, NJ, USA, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Most of us recognize that cyberspace can be a dangerous place. But few of us really understand the real threats we face. And fewer still have a proactive, workable plan in place to minimize our cyber risk exposure and keep our business, our family and ourselves secure.

For example, by the time they discover they’ve been hacked, most businesses have been compromised for months or even years. Rather than reacting when a problem surfaces (at which point it’s already too late), a better approach is to act now and take the correct steps to prevent the breach in the first place. But what are those steps?

To help SMB leaders and security professionals focus on appropriately balancing cybersecurity risk and business value, the latest episode of The Virtual CISO Podcast from Pivot Point Security features Dr. Eric Cole, Founder and CEO at Secure Anchor Consulting and author of, most recently, Cyber Crisis: Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World. Hosting the show as always is Pivot Point Security’s CISO and Managing Partner, John Verry.

Topics discussed include:
• The 3 non-negotiable cybersecurity rules for SMBs
• The “Law of Cybersecurity” and balancing risk and value
• The single, simple reason why so many SMBs accept insane levels of cyber risk
• The real goal of cybersecurity (hint: it’s not attack prevention)

If you’re ready to simplify and clarify your cybersecurity view and greatly reduce cyber risk, be sure to listen to this fast-paced, illuminating podcast episode with Dr. Eric Cole.

To listen to this episode anytime, along with any of the previous episodes in The Virtual CISO Podcast series, visit this page.

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Third Verdict for Plaintiff Against Bard in IVC Filter Case

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Third Verdict for Plaintiff Against Bard in IVC Filter Case; Dallas Attorneys win $3.3M for new plaintiff.

“Bard wants to try cases, so we try cases,” said Martin.”

— Ben Martin

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Third Verdict for Plaintiff Against Bard in IVC Filter Case

For the third time in less than five weeks, Bard has been hit with a verdict in an IVC filter case. Ben C. Martin of Martin Baughman, Dallas, Texas, reports that the ruling, rendered today in federal court in Madison, Wisconsin, occurred after three days of jury deliberation. The unanimous jury of seven found in favor of plaintiff Natalie Johnson after finding Bard responsible for a defective warning in the case involving a Bard Meridian filter, awarding Johnson 3.3 million dollars.

Johnson, 60, was implanted with the IVC filter in anticipation of a surgery involving her lower extremities. The filter was placed to protect Johnson from a pulmonary embolus. The filter was found to have fractured in 2018 after a CT scan which revealed that one of the tines of the filter had embolized to Ms. Johnson’s right ventricle while another tine had broken and become embedded in the vena cava just above the filter. The filter was removed shortly after it was found to have fractured.

Experts for the defense suggested that the broken parts of the filter were stable and that the chances of any further harm occurring were minimal. However, no guarantee could be made by the defense experts that the remaining pieces would not move. “Bard wants to try cases, so we try cases,” said Martin.

Martin’s firm has had recent success against Bard in IVC filter cases. In the past five weeks Martin Baughman has garnered jury verdicts of $926,000 in Portland and $2.5 million in Dallas, in addition to the latest verdict in Wisconsin. Laura Baughman, co-lead counsel with Martin in the Dallas case, involving a strut to the heart, could not recall another such streak of victories against a device manufacturer in such a short time. “I don’t know if it’s happened or not,” said Baughman. “I really don’t have time to think about it. We have three more trials next month.”

Bard was the subject defendant in an MDL regarding their IVC filter products. That MDL, closed for new filings in 2019, was overseen by Hon. David Campbell, Phoenix, AZ. Bard has been embroiled with issues relating to several of its products in recent years. In addition to its problems with its IVC filter line, it has had other allegations lodged against it for other products, including hernia mesh and transvaginal mesh, both subject to MDL’s at various times.

For more information about Martin Baughman and their medical device litigation practice, visit www.martinbaughman.com.” Case Name:Johnson v. C R Bard Incorporated et al Case Number:3:19-cv-00760-wmc

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Florida House approves sports betting bill with Seminole Tribe; legal challenges expected

Seminole gambling compact passes majority vote (97-17) by Florida House during a special session.

With this new compact, the state will now see a large stream of reoccurring revenue to the tune of billions of dollars over the next few years.”

— Governor Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida House approved a 30-year deal granting the Seminole Indian Tribe exclusive rights to operate sports betting in Florida on May 19, 2021. However, even though the Tribal Gaming Compact received bipartisan support in the legislature, it will undoubtedly face legal challenges by gambling opponents on both federal and state levels.

With a sweeping win, the Florida Legislature voted 97-17 in favor of the compact that will generate an average of $500 million per annum in tax revenue for the state of Florida. Furthermore, the Florida Senate approved the agreement in a 38-1 vote.

“With this new compact, the state will now see a large stream of reoccurring revenue to the tune of billions of dollars over the next few years,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

The state will also receive approximately $2.5 billion over the next five years and an estimated $20 billion throughout the 30-year deal.

The compact, which is essentially an agreement between Governor Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, has merit created under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). This federal law governs agreements between Indian tribes and states authorizing online gambling on tribal land.

The IGRA stipulates that any gambling activity allowed through a compact must occur on a tribal reservation. However, the Florida-Seminole Gaming Compact permits online sports betting by users anywhere in Florida via mobile device, whether the user is off-site or physically located on an Indian reservation. Thus, this particular issue will be circumvented, in all likelihood, by placing the sports betting servers that process the bets on tribal land.
This particular issue presents two distinct challenges:

· The compact violates voter control provisions in Florida’s Constitution
· IGRA does not authorize the compact.

Opposing Democrats argued that the compact violates Amendment 3 passed by voters in 2018. The constitutional amendment prevents the expansion of gambling outside of tribal lands without voter approval. They also questioned whether it would survive a legal challenge.

“Whatever happened to Amendment 3?” asked Democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani. “I thought that moving forward; the voters would approve any type of expansion of gambling.”

However, if the compact overcomes the legal challenges and receives federal approval, sports betting could operate legally from October 15, 2021.

The original Florida-Seminoles compact gave the Tribe exclusive rights to slot machines and blackjack, while the Tribe paid Florida state several billion dollars. However, the Seminole Tribe of Florida is no longer obligated to abide by the 2010 compact. Under the new agreement, the Seminoles would operate sports betting along with roulette and craps.
“The breakdown of the 2010 compact has denied the state of Florida any revenue derived from the Seminole Tribe’s ongoing gaming operations — including what is the most profitable casino in the United States, located in Hillsborough County. This changes today,” DeSantis said in a statement issued by his office.

The new compact will contribute billions of dollars to the state’s coffers and expedite job creation in Florida. The agreement will create an estimated 2,000 jobs, which will boost the communities within the tribal territories and surrounding areas.

The compact is now before the Department of Interior for consideration. However, even if the Federal Department of the Interior dismisses the mobile sports betting clause, the remainder of the agreement may remain in force, giving the Tribe exclusive rights to in-person sports betting in Florida until 2051.

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The Record Has Officially Been Set Straight; Silver & Wright LLP Wins Morales v. City of Indio Case

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Court rules against the Institute for Justice and Morales, rendering a judgment for Silver & Wright LLP in the Morales v. City of Indio case

We are good people, doing good work, to improve communities, in service to the public.”

— Silver & Wright LLP Founding Partner Curtis Wright

INDIO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After facing six years of litigation, defamation, false narratives, and even threats, on Monday, June 14, 2021, the Court considered the claims and officially ruled against the Institute for Justice and Morales, rendering a judgment for Silver & Wright LLP in the Morales v. City of Indio case.

The City of Indio hired the firm in 2015 to assist with nuisance abatement, which included the Morales property in Indio. Morales, the landlord, illegally rented one of her eight homes to a tenant who violated a city ordinance that prohibits keeping farm animals in residential areas. After neighbors complained about the noise from these animals, the Indio Police Department issued multiple warnings to Morales, informing her that she and her tenant were violating the law. Unfortunately, those warnings were ignored and the issues were not resolved. As a last resort, the City chose to press criminal charges against Morales for her violations. The City then decided to exercise its right to recover the loss of taxpayer resources that were required to get Morales to comply with the law.

False narratives fueled by political interest groups and reporters pushed out defamatory allegations regarding the work and motives of Silver & Wright LLP. One of the largest allegations being that the firm is a “policing for profit” firm. The Institute for Justice manufactured multiple claims against the firm and ultimately filed a class-action lawsuit against the firm, trying to overturn the convictions. The Institute for Justice never contacted Silver & Wright LLP before filing their lawsuit or publishing their false articles to learn the truth or seek resolution. The Institute for Justice even tried to dismiss the firm at the last minute to avoid the Court entering judgment for Silver & Wright LLP when it became apparent the Court was going to do so. It's clear that this case was never about the facts, but the Institute for Justice's contempt for local laws.

“We are good people, doing good work, to improve communities, in service to the public,” said Silver & Wright LLP Founding Partner Curtis Wright. “It is a shame that the reporters and the IFJ chose to defame us based on the representations of convicted criminals without knowing the facts, just to advance their agenda.”

The information pushed out was not only false but provided an inaccurate depiction of the case as well as code enforcement litigation in general. The facts surrounding the Morales case, which can be proven with certified court documents, are summarized below.

-While there was a settlement agreement, the cities denied any wrongdoing and agreed to issue refunds.
-Silver & Wright LLP is always paid for its services by the City regardless of case outcome or the status of the cities’ cost recovery from the convicted violator. Pursuant to State law, municipalities were authorized to seek recovery of the public funds that the public was forced to incur due to convicted violators’ refusal to cooperate with the cities’ nuisance abatement efforts.
-The case was referred to Silver & Wright LLP by the City; the firm never “found” or sought out cases. The vast majority of code enforcement cases start with a complaint from a neighbor.
-Of the hundreds of criminal nuisance abatement cases Silver & Wright LLP assisted with, cost recovery was sought by the City in only about 9% of them.
-Silver & Wright LLP helped these cities seek and process their cost recovery but never “pocketed” any of the cost recovery. Every penny of any cost recovery received went to the cities.
-Before Silver & Wright LLP won the case for them, the cities (Indio and Coachella) entered into settlement agreements merely to avoid further unnecessary litigation costs despite the law being in the cities’ favor. Those cities denied any wrongdoing, and Silver & Wright LLP was not a party to the settlements because the Plaintiffs were wrong.
-The settlements did not set aside the violators’ convictions, and those plaintiffs never even claimed they were innocent because they were not.

“Every day, I get the opportunity to work with the finest public servants in the state – city leaders and law enforcement officers – to help protect our communities and keep their residents safe,” said Silver & Wright LLP Founding Partner Curtis Wright. “Municipal codes and nuisance abatement laws help raise the quality of life in our communities. We will continue to serve California’s cities and their residents by working to better public safety and reduce hazardous conditions.”

As a law firm specializing in nuisance abatement and code enforcement, Silver & Wright LLP partners with cities as experts in their field to assist in achieving their goals of public safety, reducing blight, and recovering their enforcement costs where permitted by law and desired by the city.

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ComplianceOnline Announces Virtual Seminar on Analytical Instrument Qualification and System Validation

"Analytical Instrument Qualification and System Validation" Seminar has been added to ComplianceOnline.com's offering.

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ComplianceOnline, the world's leading provider of training for regulated companies is holding a seminar entitled 'Analytical Instrument Qualification and System Validation.' The seminar will be held on July 12-13, 2021, and will be presented by Dr. Mark Powell who has over thirty years of experience as an analytical chemist.

Analytical equipment should be qualified, and computer systems should be validated to demonstrate suitability for their intended use. To be acceptable to regulatory authorities, electronic records must comply with 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11 to EU GMPs and more recent data integrity guidance. Recent EU and FDA reports demonstrate that qualification, validation and electronic records are priority areas for inspection. A large number of FDA warning letters and the frequency of EU enforcement action in these areas demonstrate that companies sometimes struggle to understand or implement the regulations.

This 2-day course guides attendees through equipment qualification, calibration and computer system validation processes from planning to reporting. It also explains regulatory requirements in these areas, including EU and US GMPs, as well as data integrity guidance documents from national and international regulatory bodies.

The course not only ensures a full understanding of the regulations and guidelines for equipment and records but helps attendees to develop a risk-based approach to compliance. Interactive exercises will be dispersed into and between the presentations.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn about the regulatory background and requirements for equipment qualification according to USP <1058> and computer system validation according to GAMP 5
• Be able to explain the difference between equipment calibration, qualification and system validation
• Learn which equipment/systems need to be qualified or validated
• Be able to allocate equipment and systems to USP <1058> and GAMP 5 categories and to design and execute qualification/validation protocols accordingly
• Understand the logic and principles of instrument qualification and system validation from planning to reporting
• Be able to develop a qualification and validation strategy
• Understand how to archive raw data from hybrid systems: electronic vs. paper
• Be able to define and demonstrate regulatory compliance to auditors and inspectors
• Be able to develop inspection-ready documentation
• Learn how to ensure, document and audit the integrity of GMP records

Who will Benefit:
• IT/IS managers and system administrators
• QA managers and personnel
• Laboratory managers and supervisors
• Analysts
• Validation specialists
• Software developers
• Regulatory affairs
• Training departments
• Documentation departments
• Consultants

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Mark Powell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) with over thirty years’ experience as an analytical chemist. Mark was Honorary Treasurer of the RSC’s Analytical Division and led a working group on continuing professional development until July 2016, when his term of office ended. Between 2003 and 2013, he was the Analytical Development Manager, and later Scientific Manager, of a UK-based contract research organization which specialized in early-stage oral drug development. During this time, he was responsible for method validation, verification and transfer activities, as well as the qualification of laboratory instruments and computerized data systems. In 2013, he set up Mark Powell Scientific Limited, which provides training and consultancy services to pharmaceutical companies. Mark has since enjoyed working with companies of all sizes around the world on a variety of training and consultancy assignments, and has recently co-authored a White Paper on Pharmaceutical Data Integrity for the laboratory supply company VWR.

About ComplianceOnline.com:

ComplianceOnline is a leading provider of regulatory compliance training programs for companies and professionals in regulated industries. ComplianceOnline has successfully trained over 55,000 professionals from 15,000 companies to comply with the requirements of regulatory agencies. ComplianceOnline is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and can be reached at http://www.complianceonline.com. ComplianceOnline is a MetricStream portal. MetricStream (www.metricstream.com) is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC), and Quality Management Solutions for global corporations.

For more information on ComplianceOnline or to browse through our training programs, please visit our website.

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Former Female Guard with Security Industry Specialists, Inc. Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Harassment by Supervisor

SANTA CLARA , CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sarah Gonzalez, a former Security Guard for Security Industry Specialists, Inc. (“SIS”), is claiming that she faced sexual harassment, then retaliation after declining her supervisor’s sexual advances. In her complaint filed on March 24, 2021, Ms. Gonzalez claims she was sexually harassed by her supervisor, Anton Tayag (“Tayag”).

In the lawsuit, Ms. Gonzalez states that Tayag would inquire as to whether Ms. Gonzalez’s current partner was satisfying her and the names of Ms. Gonzalez’s numerous social media handles. Further, Tayag would send Ms. Gonzalez inappropriate photos and “memes” through Snapchat and Instagram, she claims, including one photo of a woman posing in four different sex positions with the caption “Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert.” Tayag then asked Ms. Gonzalez after sending this photo, “Which one are you?” the lawsuit alleges.

As time went on, Tayag’s comments to Ms. Gonzalez became more explicit, the lawsuit claims. Once, he asked Ms. Gonzalez if she had ever been in a “red room” – a sexual torture room. Tayag also stated he would “smash” (have sexual relations with) Ms. Gonzalez if she ever had red hair and constantly made reference to “dragging” Ms. Gonzalez into his bed, the suit claims. Tayag went even further by stating that Ms. Gonzalez was likely the kind of woman who could “pop Plan B like skittles,” she claims.

Ms. Gonzalez reported Tayag’s conduct to Tayag’s supervisor, Scott Prange (“Prange”), the lawsuit alleges. A few weeks later, Ms. Gonzalez was investigated for time-card fraud by the very individual to whom she had reported Tayag’s sexual harassment, she claims. Not wanting her reputation or work ethic disparaged by a retaliatory claim of fraud, Ms. Gonzalez felt that her only choice was to resign from her position with SIS, she alleges.

Ms. Gonzalez is represented by attorney Kyle Todd, Esq. of Kyle Todd, P.C. Requests for comment can be directed to attorney Todd.

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Northern Region of Libertarian Party of California Co-Hosts Celebration of Liberty!

If you are ready to say goodbye to this time in history – the public is welcome to celebrate freedom by burning your COVID mask in a healing ceremony with friends and good wine in a peaceful setting.”

— Mike Owens, Owner, Crystal Basin Cellarss

CAMINO, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Crystal Basin Cellars, an award winning Camino winery in the Sierra Foothills, is celebrating the end of the state mask mandate by co-hosting a “Mask Burning” celebration with the Northern Region of Libertarian Party of California this Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 1:00-4:00pm at 3550 Carson Rd, Camino, CA 95709. This event is being organized as a way serve as an opportunity for healing by sharing stories with friends and neighbors, in addition to fun family friendly activities, including music by “Character Assassins,” a dunk tanks featuring a Governor Newsom impersonator, local artists and more.

The event is free, open to the public, no reservations required. Everyone is invited come celebrate health, freedom and the good life with us, in this peaceful act of civil disobedience. “No matter what last minute changes the governor may issue, it doesn’t matter, the show will go on! We are DONE!” said Mike Owens. “If you too are ready to say goodbye to this time in history – the public is welcome to celebrate freedom by burning your COVID mask in a healing ceremony with friends and good wine in a peaceful setting.”

During the state mandated lock down, every time Crystal Basin Cellars became compliant with a latest “law,” Governor Newsom would change the rules, resulting in the shutting of this small family business down, multiple times since March 2020. The stress from this constant fear of losing their life’s work caused serious health complications for Mike Owen, the owner, who just recently underwent a triple bypass. Owen is still still convalescing from surgery, but he feels it’s very important to burn the COVID masks that represent this traumatic time in history, so all who were adversely affected by state mandated restrictions may all heal and move on.

The Northern Region of the Libertarian Party of California is pleased to cosponsor this event so that the public can share their stories, as many have all been the victims of capricious government restrictions for over a year. “We encourage you to use this moment as a time to heal from the trauma of this last year and remember the most valuable lesson of all,” said Jia Christopher, Northern California Regional Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of California. “That personal liberty and individual rights are fragile and we must stay dutifully committed to protecting ourselves and our neighbors from statism, because as we have now experienced, our rights are precious and can easily be taken away. Let’s celebrate life, prosperity and freedom!”

About Crystal Basin Cellars
Crystal Basin Cellars boasts the best team in the Sierra Foothills. You can be assured that their focus is on creating the most flavorful wines from local fruit. Our main hospitality team players provide a wine tasting experience that is one part fun, one part information, and a price-to-value that is second to none. We call our style of service “legendary foothill hospitality!”

About the Libertarian Party
The Libertarian Party (LP) was founded in 1971 and is the third largest political party in the United States. The Libertarian, Democratic, and Republican parties are the only political parties that appeared on the ballot in all fifty states this past November. The LP seeks to expand personal freedoms, dramatically reduce taxes, decrease interference in the economy, and avoid meddling in overseas conflicts. The LP of California is an affiliate of the national Libertarian Party; learn more at www.ca.lp.org.

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Martin Baughman the ‘One off’ Pharmaceutical Injury Law Firm, IVC & TMV Litigation Update: Verdict

Dr. Greg Vigna

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Martin Baughman has now taken 3 Bard IVC filter cases to a successful verdict.. the latest is a $3.3 million award in Wisconsin in Natalie v CR Bard Inc et al.

A $3.3 million award is an exceptional outcome as the verdict form included mental anguish and other psychological distress only.”

— Greg Vigna, M.D., J.D., Certified Life Care Planner

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Martin Baughman has now taken three Bard IVC filter cases to a successful verdict in less than 5 weeks, the latest is a $3.3 million award in Wisconsin in Natalie v CR Bard Inc et al. Plaintiff in the latest win was injured by the Bard Meridian filter that broke into pieces after implant and caused a fractured strut to migrate into the heart. This is an exceptional outcome as the verdict form included mental anguish and other psychological distress only," shares Greg Vigna, MD, JD.

Dr. Greg Vigna, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “The design defect in the IVC filter litigation is quite clear as there are safer alternative designs to the most problematic devices that have a tendency to perforate the inferior vena cava, perforate other organs, cause IVC occlusion, and fracture. The injuries often relate to psychological distress for potential injuries from embedded filters in the inferior vena cava that cannot be readily removed, the risk of blood clots caused by the filter, the ongoing risk of fractures of the device, and far reaching perforations into the spine, renal arteries, liver, and digestive organs. Ben Martin, Esq. and Laura Baughman, Esq. were able to capitalize on the risk of the unknown, the fear of the unknown, and the loss of trust caused by these defective devices.”

Dr. Vigna explains, “The vaginal mesh litigation is different from the IVC litigation because the pain syndromes we represent from the various devices relate to pudendal, obturator, and ilioinguinal neuralgia that are essentially clinical diagnoses. What is also different is the future medical cost for the pain which will include physical therapy, nerve blocks, spinal stimulators, mesh removal surgeries, Botox, and nerve decompression surgery which cost between $400,000 and $700,000 per decade of life remaining for the injured women. The damages that we are arguing for are enormous when adding past medical cost and vocational loss. We have several cases with money damages where there are newly disabled women who have lost significant income and have money damages of millions dollars without even factoring pain and suffering and related mental anguish.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “Martin Baughman, along with the other firms I have selected to work with in the vaginal mesh litigation, have the willingness to put money and time into cases to properly work them up for trial by hiring experts in urogynecology, biomaterials, life care planning, vocational experts, and economists for the purpose of providing expert reports, taking defense experts’ depositions, and preparing for trial. The basic tenet is that we prepare our cases for trial from start to finish, we don’t ask the defense for mediation or money, and simply go forward with all the necessary steps of litigation. It is then our clients can be properly counseled on the risk versus benefits of trial. In the end, it is our client’s decision to go to trial.”

Dr. Vigna concludes, “Ben Martin and Laura Baughman have a train of Bard IVC cases going forward with multiple trial teams. We have the same train of seriously injured vaginal mesh clients approaching the courthouses across the country who have suffered neurological pain syndromes. In the case of vaginal mesh, my work will end at the time of the last explant.”

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Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic neurological injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. His cases are filed around the country with Martin Baughman, a Dallas, Texas firm. Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury trial attorneys in Dallas, Texas who specialize in ‘one off’ catastrophic injuries caused by the IVF filter and vaginal mesh.

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