Greg Vigna, MD, JD: Brachial Plexus Injuries… Early Referral to Leading Experts

Dr. Greg Vigna

Dr. Greg Vigna

The Vigna Law Group comments on physicians' untimely diagnoses of brachial plexus, resulting in missed opportunities for high-quality treatment.

Too many adult patients miss out on the opportunity for the state of the art treatments involving peripheral nerve surgery because of insurance barriers and lack of personal resources.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA , CALIFORNIA , UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 / — Of those admitted to trauma hospitals with multiple injuries from motor vehicle accidents, one percent will have brachial plexus injuries. It is not uncommon for these injuries to be diagnosed in rehabilitation hospitals as there are often other associated injuries that make this diagnosis difficult such as traumatic brain injury, cervical spinal cord injury, or internal thoracic injuries that require prolonged ventilation.

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that combine from the fifth cervical nerve root to the first thoracic nerve root to provide essential functions to the shoulder, arm, and hand. These injuries are most commonly seen in young males and cause devastating neurologic deficits that cause life-long disabilities. Stretch injuries are the most common injury to the brachial plexus and occur when the shoulder is pressed down, while at the same time, the head is pushed up and away from the shoulder. This stretching of the nerves of the plexus can cause damage to the network of nerves or in the most severe form, cause the nerves to be torn.

State of the art brachial plexus management is only available at a handful of centers in this country, so access to care is limited. Early referral is mandatory as the window of opportunity to benefit from peripheral nerve surgery is generally 3 months to 9 months following a brachial plexus injury. After that period of time reconstruction procedures are limited to tendon transfers to improve function.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national neurological injury attorney, practicing physician, and Attorney perspective:
“Too many adult patients miss out on the opportunity for the state of the art treatments involving peripheral nerve surgery because of insurance barriers and lack of personal resources. Complicating this is that simply physicians often wait too long before making the referral. This is less of an issue with birth injury brachial plexus injuries as referral patterns have been established for early diagnosis and treatment.

Not all providers are equal and as a physician and testifying expert for patients with brachial plexus injury there is a huge variation regarding the care that has been provided to similarly injured patients. It is important for patients and families to do their research and go to providers who have the capabilities to provide all of the necessary treatments for peripheral nerve injury including neurolysis, nerve transfers, nerve grafting, and tendon and muscle transfers. Doctors tend to offer treatment that they have been trained to provide, and in the case of serious peripheral nerve injury you want a physician with all the skills who can provide the most appropriate procedure given the neuromuscular status of the patient.”

Damages awarded in brachial plexus injuries may be very substantial. The driving factors include the financial capabilities of the defendants, the resulting disability, loss earning capacity, and future care required.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national neurological injury attorney, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Certified Life Care Planner, represents the neurologically injured with leading trial attorneys across the country. The focus of his law firm includes cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and brachial plexus injury from trauma and birth injury.

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.

To learn more on the anatomical basis for TOT injury or irritation to the obturator and pudendal nerve and the treatments of obturator and pudendal neuralgia click here:

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Updates to the Origin – Destination Survey of Airline Passengers – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Department is proposing to update the method of collecting and processing
aviation traffic data in the O&D Survey

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USA, January 15, 2021 / — The Department is proposing to update the method of collecting and processing aviation traffic data in the Origin-Destination Survey of Airline Passenger Traffic (O&D Survey), as well as to expand the number of reporting air carriers, the sample size collected, and the scope of the data reported. These changes would align the current O&D Survey with modern industry business and accounting practices, enable cost savings, reduce burden through automation, and provide enhanced utility for users of the data. In addition, DOT is proposing to change the timing of the release of the Form 41, Schedule T-100(f) “Foreign Air Carrier Traffic Data by Nonstop Segment and On-flight Market” from a 6-month delay to a 3-month delay to match that of Form 41, Schedule T-100 “Air Carrier Traffic and Capacity Data by Non-Stop Segment and On-Flight Market.”

When the current rules for collection of the O&D Survey were established in the 1960's,the O&D Survey provided the best reasonably obtainable measure of passenger aviation activity.The mainframe technologies of the era dictated many aspects of the O&D survey business process and the elements selected for collection. A key driver of the process was that data storage was expensive in that era which resulted in a minimum of data elements being included.This meant more robust descriptive data, such as the time of arrival and departure, were not included in the collection. Because mainframes were centralized computing resources, the O&D Survey process was designed to route paper tickets to a centralized facility for processing and loading into the systems.

In the intervening years, changes in airline business models and accounting practices enabled by technology improvements were not reflected in DOT’s collection methodology, leading to a misalignment between the rules for reporting the information and current accounting practices that generally requires human intervention to reconcile differences and prevents O&D Survey Reporting Carriers from fully automating the system of data collection. The primary design issue that prevents current improvements is the regulatory requirement that the operating carrier that first touches the ticket is the carrier that has responsibility to report the ticket, known as the “first reporting carrier rule.” In the 1960's, this rule was selected because the most efficient process was physically to detach the ticket coupons as they were flown for each flight and send all the coupons to the centralized processing facility to be matched and combined with the relevant revenue information. Because the carrier that issued the ticket, which had all the necessary information on hand, often did not first touch the ticket, the carrier with the least amount of information was by rule responsible for reporting the ticket. Modern and decentralized E-ticket systems eliminate the need for a physical coupon matching process and enables more efficient reporting rules and access to more relevant data.

DOT has worked with representatives of the aviation industry trade association Airlines for America (A4A) to determine the best way to improve the methodology, collection, and utility of the O&D Survey. DOT is proposing this rule to reform and simplify the O&D Survey,principally by reorienting the reporting requirements so that air carriers report primarily information for tickets that they issue.

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Protect Your Invention with Patents Supported by Lynch LLP

Lynch LLP wants to be your intellectual property partner

Lynch LLP wants to be your intellectual property partner

Lynch LLP helps clients large and small protect their inventions across a wide range of practice areas and specializes in a wide range of technical fields.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, US, January 15, 2021 / — Lynch LLP helps clients large and small protect their inventions across a wide range of practice areas. The firm has specialized expertise in a wide range of technical fields and focus its practice on providing strategic guidance and services including patent prosecution as well as strategic patent counseling. The firm's experience extends to clearance searching, prior art searching, product licensing, as well as litigation and enforcement of patent and other intellectual property rights.

"Everyone on our staff has a focused technical background," said Sean Lynch, a partner at Lynch LLP. "Every client is different, and that’s why we come up with unique solutions for each client. Whether you’re an individual inventor, a startup, or an established business, we can help you develop a robust intellectual property portfolio."

Lynch LLP attorneys have the scientific backgrounds to write patent applications to capture a new and novel invention and also create an umbrella of coverage extending beyond the exact confines of the invention. The firm supports patent litigation to prepare and file patent applications of all types . Areas of expertise extend into negotiating and drafting licensing agreements.

The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of proceedings before courts and the USPTO, crafting patent strategies that complement and further our clients’ business interests. The firm file utility patents and design patents to protect all aspects of your invention, with deep experience in:

– Medical devices
– Toys, board games, video games
– Machine learning & artificial intelligence
– Energy storage systems
– Off-road equipment & accessories
– User interfaces
– Beauty and cosmetics
– Online streaming services

Lynch LLP offers initial consultations at no charge.

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Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center Appeals to the Family of a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma to Call to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get Very Specific Answers About Compensation Rather Than a "free' Booklet

"Mesothelioma compensation is typically based on the specifics of how, where and when a person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos as Erik Karst will explain at 800-714-0303. ”

— Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center

BOISE, IDAHO, USA, January 15, 2021 / — The Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center is appealing to the wife or adult son-daughter of a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Idaho to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 to get specific answers to their questions about mesothelioma compensation. Mesothelioma compensation is typically based on the specifics of how, where and when a person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos as Erik Karst will explain. It is also incredibly important for a person with mesothelioma in Idaho to try to list specific instances of places where they were exposed to asbestos. It is this type a specific information that might dramatically increase a person's mesothelioma compensation.

The group says, "We do not want a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma rolling the dice on a lawyer to pursue compensation and we are warning an individual with mesothelioma in Idaho top start signing up for 'free' booklets, kits, guides, calculators or other nonsense unless you want lawyers you have never heard of before calling you-or stopping by your home. If a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Idaho or their family want information about mesothelioma compensation and or what is involved-please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. We are certain you will be glad you did."

The Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Idaho including communities such as Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Wallace, Post Falls, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls, or Lewiston. https://Idaho.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Center also puts a huge premium on treatment options for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Idaho the Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital:

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute Boise, Idaho:

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Idaho include US Navy Veterans, Naval Nuclear Research Lab maintenance workers, Mountain Home Air Force Base workers, miners-Mullan-Wallace-Kellogg, power workers, manufacturing workers, pulp and paper mill workers, smelter workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers.

According to the CDC, the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s website related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
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Michigan US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Recommends the Lawyers at Karst von Oiste for a Navy Veteran who Has Lung Cancer-and Who Had Asbestos Exposure in the Navy-Compensation May Exceed $100,000

"We recommend the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste for a Navy Veteran who has lung cancer-and who decades ago had significant exposure to asbestos on a navy ship, submarine or at a shipyard.”

— Michigan US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

DETROIT , MICHIGAN , USA, January 15, 2021 / — The Michigan US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "We recommend the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste for a Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer-and who decades ago had significant exposure to asbestos on a navy ship, submarine or at a shipyard. The financial compensation for a person like this may exceed $100,000 for a Veteran who served for three or four years. For a career Navy Veteran like this the compensation might be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and the claim does not involve suing the navy as the lawyers at Karst von Oiste are always happy to explain at 800-714-0303.

"The Navy Veteran with lung cancer we are trying to identify is over 60 years old, he served in the 1960s or 1970s and his asbestos exposure took place on the ship, submarine or shipyard he was assigned to. Most people do not associate shipyards with Navy Veterans-but the two are directly-related. Many crew members of a navy ship or submarine are required to stay on their ship or submarine at a shipyard to assist with repairs. If this sounds like your husband or dad, please call the lawyers at Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. You have nothing to lose-and the consultation is no obligation.”

The Michigan US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Troy, Farmington Hills or anywhere in Michigan.

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Michigan include US Navy Veterans, auto plant workers, workers at one of Michigan’s dozens of power plants, manufacturing workers, public utility workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, millwrights, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically, these types of workers had significant exposure to asbestos during the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303-the compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware.

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH’s website on this topic: asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.

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Estate tax increase for Homeowners Prop 19

Estate tax increase for Homeowners Prop 19

Father To Child Property Tax Exclusion Mostly Void After Feb 2021

Father To Child Property Tax Exclusion

Prop 19 eliminates the CA Property Tax “break” for transfers between parents & their children. Legal experts will discuss solutions on a Jan-19 Live-Stream

Due to the changes occurring under Prop 19, clients wishing to pass real property to their children or grandchildren in CA should seek legal advice IMMEDIATELY to assess possible actions before Feb 16”

— Boston Private Wealth Management

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — Starting on February 16, 2021, as a result of the passage of Proposition 19, there will no longer be unlimited property tax reassessment exclusions when parents transfer their homes and income-producing properties to their children, whether during the parents’ lives or after their deaths. If you plan on leaving your home or income-producing properties to your children after your death, those after-death transfers will most likely result in a significant property tax increase.

California real estate owners looking for the latest information on this problem, and the solutions, can register online to attend a Boston Private presentation featuring Alyssa Do, Wealth Strategist and Managing Director at Boston Private, and Jeff Condon, guest LA Estate Planning Expert. The presentation will be streamed live on Facebook on January 19, 2021 and will cover key issues.

Proposition 19 significantly changes the parent-child exclusion as it exists. Right now, you are allowed an unlimited primary residence property tax reassessment exclusion, and a property tax reassessment exclusion for property other than your principal residence for the first $1 million of assessed value. Beginning February 16, 2021 those property tax reassessment exclusions are all but eliminated.

When asked about the importance of understanding this change to the tax code, event host Alyssa Do said:

“At Boston Private, we stay abreast of recent developments that affect our clients. Together with their legal and tax advisors, we strive to provide our clients with the best solutions to achieve their financial goals. Every client’s situation is unique, so clients should seek advice or counsel regarding their personal goals and considerations.”

The event will be live streamed on January 19th at 11:00AM Pacific Time on Jeff Condon's Facebook Business Page. Interested parties can register for and join the event here:


Questions will be taken by the moderator and addressed at the end of the presentation.

Boston Private, is a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust, and private and commercial banking services. Jeff Condon is the author of inheritance planner best sellers "Beyond The Grave" and the "Living Trust Advisor".

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WhitbeckBennett Sues Arlington Schools Over Lack of In-Person Learning

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Case alleges decreasing quality of education and claims the school district violated Virginia State Constitution by not providing in-person learning options.

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — WhitbeckBennett, a national family law firm specializing in family, special education, and mental health law, announced today that they have filed a lawsuit against the Arlington School Board and Superintendent Francisco Durán in his official capacity, on behalf of Mr. Russell Laird’s child, claiming that the school district is violating the Virginia State Constitution by not providing in-person learning options.

The complaint argues that the Arlington School Board and Superintendent Durán have willfully violated the Virginia State Constitution, which requires “a system of free public elementary and secondary schools for all children of school age throughout the Commonwealth” and that “an educational program of high quality [be] established and continually maintained.”

“It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted everyone across all walks of life. Some of the hardest hit in Virginia, however, are K-12 public school students, many of whom have stayed in virtual/online learning only since the start of the pandemic. As a lawyer who works on a lot of family law matters, I am always sensitive to issues that negatively affect children," stated Jouya Rastegar, Partner at WhitbeckBennett. Rastegar further states, "[i]n addition to that, I was especially drawn to this case because of my background and education in public health prior to law school. Virtual/online only education is a public health crisis and not a political issue. The negative, harmful effects arising from students receiving their education only online will likely live on long after this pandemic is behind us.”

Mr. Laird has petitioned the Court to declare that the decisions of the Arlington School Board and Superintendent Durán have failed to uphold, among other things, Article VIII, Section 1 of the Virginia Constitution requiring that a free “educational program of high quality [be] established and continually maintained” as well as Va. Code §§ 22.1-79(1), (2) which generally require the local school board to execute the laws, powers, and duties as set forth in Virginia law.

David Mendes, Partner at WhitbeckBennett, stated, “[i]n today’s highly politicized and charged climate, it is incumbent on all of us that we master our fears and look to the sound science and public health data when making decisions about our children's futures. APS’s policy of full-time virtual distance learning does more harm than good. As our understanding of Covid-19 has evolved, the most current science shows that community spread is not tied to in-person learning." Mendes expands, "[t]his lawsuit is not about a particular set of politics; it is about making APS align its school closure policies with the current science that shows in-person education can be done safely and should be offered. Parents should have the choice to balance the risks of Covid-19 against the clear negative impact of long-term distance learning on their children. We aim to give our client and every other parent in Arlington that choice."

The complaint references several academic studies and reports from governmental health organizations to back up its claims. Notably, it refers to the January 13, 2021, CDC study entitled COVID-19 Trends Among Persons Aged 0–24 Years — United States, March 1–December 12, 2020, in which the CDC demonstrates that recent infection rates in school districts that have online/virtual-only public schools were similar to—if not a little higher than—the infection rates in school districts that offer in-person instruction.

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Jacqui Harper MBE

Pat Pattison

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — Will Joe Biden manage to reclaim the spotlight from Donald Trump and have the global impact needed to restore America’s reputation worldwide? Will the first US President with a stammer be able to nail his speech on Inauguration Day?

The eyes of the world will be on President Elect Joe Biden on January 20. America is riddled with division and danger. Can Biden heal the country with his words? Public Speaking expert and former BBC anchor, Jacqui Harper MBE, explains how to rise to this enormous public speaking challenge.

Jacquie has partnered with U.S. TV host and Coach Pat Pattison to lay out her tips in a podcast and vlog called “The Message Audit”. It’s the 3rd in the team’s series called “ 2 Coaches, 2 Continents =1 New Life Audit “available on YouTube and all Podcast platforms.

YouTube link for episode #3 The Message Audit:

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“It’s not about charisma. The current president has given that quality a bad name. It’s about starting powerfully to connect immediately with the audience” says Jacqui Harper.

To achieve a strong start Biden needs:

• a clearly defined presence. Identify three words that describe how you want to come across and embody those qualities. This increases impact and confidence
• an emotional objective. This delivers deep connection to the audience
• a strong theme to inspire and inform
• a compelling message that addresses the problems people are worrying about
• An opener that gets attention. This can be a quote, personal anecdote or heart-warming story.

Quotes from Jacqui Harper
• “As Joe Biden has said himself, the words of a president matter because they can incite or inspire. Let’s hope the new president delivers plenty of the latter”.

• “Joe Biden is calm and focused when speaking to live audiences: his authenticity and experience shines through. What’s needed though is a more engaging delivery. To inspire, he will need greater vocal range, energy and better storytelling”.

• “Joe Biden is the first President with a stammer. His determination and success in overcoming this disability will be a source of inspiration to many people”.

Quote from Pat Pattison:
“Since Trump is a TV animal, Biden could do well to follow his lead in plain-speaking rather than delivering a sermon. I think the U.S. public wants the truth but in a easy-to-understand way from it’s leaders now”.

“Biden can kick things off by being himself. Not create a false personae that wears thin on the public.”

2 Coaches, 2 Continets-1 New Life Audit-Podcast and Vlog.

Jacqui Harper is the author of the critically acclaimed book ‘Executive Presentations’ – a finalist in the Business Book Awards in the UK. As an executive coach and visiting professor at top European Business School, INSEAD, she has worked with leaders around the world to develop Leadership Presence. Jacqui was previously a news anchor for the BBC TV and a chat show host. Her first media job was reporting for the Oakland Tribune in California.

Pat Pattison is a TV Host and Executive Coach specializing in career transition. He is the host of “The Best of Los Angeles Award” and “The Best of California Award”. A former Disney Studios Executive he is the author of the upcoming book “Creative YOU Turn” to be released in the Spring of 2021. He is a featured career coach for the Television Academy (NATAS) members in helping with career transitions in the entertainment industry.

Jacqui Harper and Pat Pattison are hosting a 10-part podcast series on public speaking and career tips, among other things called ‘2 Coaches 2 Continents 1 New Life Audit’ with Pat Pattison and Jacqui Harper. Link below:

Jacqui is available for interviews on Biden and his public speaking challenge. She can support you too if, like Joe Biden, you need help preparing to make the speech of your life. Contact details below:

Jacqui Harper MBE

+44 7976 833 382 (cell phone)

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United Airlines v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – Order Affirming in Part and Remanding in Part

PANYNJ Shall Disclose All Financial Data or Information to the Use and Accounting of Airport Revenue

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USA, January 14, 2021 / — The Associate Administrator examined the record in detail, including the Determination, the administrative record supporting the Determination, and the Appeal pleadings and confirms the following:

The Director did not err in finding that PANYNJ expended airport revenues on non-owned facilities or projects, in violation of Grant Assurance 25, Airport Revenues, and FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning Use ofAirport Revenue and contrary to its 49 USC § 47107 and 47133 grandfathering authority

The Director did not err in finding that PANYNJ is not using an acceptable methodology to calculate the amount of grandfathered airport revenues and has not complied with the grandfathering exception provided by 49 USC § 47107(b)(2) and § 47133, Grant Assurance 25, Airport Revenues, and FAA's Revenue Use Policy

The Director did not err in finding that PANYNJ lacked transparency in setting its rates and charges in violation of Grant Assurance 22, Economic Nondiscrimination and contrary to the FAA's Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges, and engaged in deficient accounting practices and record-keeping in violation of Grant Assurance 22,Economic Nondiscrimination.

This matter is remanded to the Director to determine if PANYNJ has grandfather rights based on a pre-September 2, 1982 law controlling financing as provided for in 49 USC § § 47107 & 47133 and grant assurance 25. This decision affirms the Director's decision that to the extent grandfather rights exist, they do not allow for the expenditure of airport revenue to support facilities that PANYNJ does not own or operate.

It is hereby ORDERED that (1) the Director's Determination is affirmed, as so modified, and (2) this matter is remanded, in part, to the Director, to determine the basis for the PANYNJ' s grandfather rights, if any, and as to whether to issue a civil penalty.

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2021 UK Spouse Visa: signs that you need legal assistance

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM , January 14, 2021 / — 2021 UK Spouse Visa: signs that you need legal assistance

2020 Spouse Visa Application to the UK is a very complicated process to complete if you are planning to settle in the UK as a spouse of a British or settled person. If granted entry to the UK, the spouse visa holder will have the right to live and work, with the additional right to apply for British Citizenship once completing the settling period of 5 years and then the additional 1 year settled status subject to meeting all the immigration legal requirements.

Not every spouse application is successful, many are refused by the Home Office for several reasons, here are top 5 signs when you should seek legal representation for your Spouse Visa Application.

Hiring a UK Spouse Visas Lawyer is very expensive.

My visa may get refused?

We can help reduce the charges, by offering you a fixed based costing. Be proactive before your spouse application is refused, get your legalities in order, and cover all of your bases, by instructing us. The Home Office releases new processing fees at the start of every financial year [see Change made New Home Office immigration and nationality fees for 6 April 2020 Home Office fees are fixed at £1,523; April 2019 Home Office fees were £1,523; April 2018 Home Office fees were £1,523; April 2017 Home Office fees were £1,523; April 2017 Home Office fees were £1,195] many are concerned that fees will rise after COVID19.

Here are some common worries about the “Financial Threshold”.

Financial Threshold must be met by the British sponsoring partner, some sponsors may be exempt, the majority you must meet the financial requirement for a spouse to enter. The minimum income threshold it meets without dependent children is the gross annual income of at least £18,600. If your partner, unmarried partner, the civil partner or fiancée is applying, you need to understand Appendix FM.

Here some of the most common scenarios:

You do not fully understand what factual documents must be supplied to meet the financial requirements?

You are retired and living off saving, but cannot supply supporting evidence of saving because the saving is held in an offshore account, as the financial requirements under Appendix MF do not make sense?

You are a company director and earn over the financial threshold, but only claim dividends, and the spouse application has been refused because you did not supply proof of earnings?

The Spouse Visa Law keeps changing, it’s confusing. This is true and we don’t expect you to understand every aspect of the legal requirements for a spouse visa, and you probably never need to read the law as you're not a lawyer specializing in spouse visa immigration law. Understanding Immigration law can be extremely confusing in addition, not instructing spouse expert lawyers like us, where we can prepare your spouse application, assess the supporting documents and advise on information that does not clearly support your application in a positive light, instructing us will allow you the satisfaction that as Spouse Visa Lawyers, we understand the law and will ensure your application meets the legal requirements. [see New Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules (HC 1154)on June 2019 – on the 5-year route of Appendix FM cannot rely on; New Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC1534) – Documents to be sent online; New Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules (HC 290) on 20 July 2017- other reliable financial resources; New Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules (HC 667) on NOV 2016 – English Language Test change, Financial Threshold amendments] and many more that happen every year to a spouse, settlement, unknown to applicants.

Here some more common scenarios:

I read I am exempt from the financial threshold and my spouse visa has been refused…

I sent Bank statements but now have been told that they are incorrect ones….

I completed the wrong application and a visit visa have been approved, when I wanted a marriage visitor visa….

I have sat the wrong English Language test, but they all look the same?

The Spouse Application is very complicated…

We don’t expect you to know everything, hiring a Spouse visa lawyer allows you the chance to focus on your relationship. It’s difficult to understand the forms, in the last 5 years the process has changed at least 4 times, the type of application you submit is subject to where the applicant resides and there are additional factors to also take into consideration.

As experts, we know how best to ensure that the facts of your case and UK Immigration laws are met.

Don’t know how to meet the financial requirements during the COVID 19? We understand that many of you will be worried about meeting the financial requirements, we will assess your financial circumstances carefully. You’re not expected to understand how to explain or justify your financial circumstance applying the law and compelling circumstances your face. If you are a UK Sponsor who is employed in the UK during COVID 19, check to find out if you are eligible for support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This is a government scheme that helps employers pay 80% of the wages of employees who would otherwise have been laid off due to COVID-19.

If you have received support under this scheme, the support is not recognises as a public fund, so people who are here on a spouse/partner visa ought to consider applying for the scheme, which is not listed as a public benefit.

Self-employed Sponsors whose income has been affected by the COVID19 can also claim 80% of their income, subject to submitting your tax returns for the financial year-end 2018/19 see Small Business Bounce Back Loans the good news is that the schemes put in place are not considered as public funds, therefore as sponsoring spouses/partners visa holders ought to apply urgently.

We know how best to ensure that the facts of your case and UK Immigration laws are met.

Shabana Shahab
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Source: EIN Presswire