It's Flu Season: What to Do if You Experience Shoulder Pain That Results From a Flu Vaccine

vaccine injury

The federal government provides money to individuals that experience shoulder pain or other injury following certain vaccinations.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 30, 2016 / — Flu season is here, and that means millions of Americans are heading to doctors and pharmacists to obtain their annual flu shots. Although proven safe and effective for most people, in some instances being vaccinated with the annual flu vaccine can lead to serious complications, including shoulder pain which may become chronic.

This type of injury is known as Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration, (or "SIRVA"). A SIRVA injury can occur if a healthcare worker injects a vaccine at the wrong angle or too high up on the shoulder. Underweight patients or those with low body mass can also develop SIRVA if the needle is injected too deeply and over-penetrates the patient's deltoid muscle.

Frequent symptoms of SIRVA include pain at the injection site, stiffness, weakness, tingling, and loss of the shoulder's range of motion. Such injuries are often diagnosed as rotator cuff tears, bursitis, tendinitis, or adhesive capsulitis. In rare cases, surgery is required to correct the damage.

Fortunately, for those individuals who experience shoulder pain or injury, and seek treatment from a doctor, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is available to provide compensation, including an award for pain and suffering and lost wages. In addition to the flu vaccine, compensation is available for shoulder injuries caused by most other vaccines, including tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and the HPV vaccine.

Enacted by Congress in 1986, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (also known as the vaccine court), is a federally funded, no fault compensation program, designed to provide monetary damages to people who have suffered a vaccine injury. Under the Vaccine Program, individuals can file a legal claim with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Special Masters from the court decide if a petitioner is eligible for compensation.

Although a majority of cases heard by the vaccine court are routinely settled, many people suffering from vaccine-related injuries fail to pursue recovery because of the perceived costs and difficulty associated with filing a complicated legal claim. Under the Vaccine Program, qualified vaccine attorneys are available and all costs for attorneys' fees are paid for by the vaccine court. This means that filing a claim for compensation should come at little or no financial cost to the injured party.

According to Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant, who specializes in representing individuals harmed by vaccines, many individuals find it difficult to obtain proper diagnosis and medical treatment following a vaccine injury.

"Often, people come to me after being told by a physician that it is impossible for severe shoulder injury to result following a needle injection, and many well-meaning healthcare providers are unaware of the damage that can result from the faulty administration of a vaccine," says Durant.

Since suffering her own shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, Durant has worked tirelessly to advocate for individuals diagnosed with SIRVA or other vaccine-related injuries. According to Durant, her personal experience with this type of injury helps her to relate to clients that experience the high level of pain and suffering associated with adverse vaccine reactions.

When deciding whether to pursue a claim for compensation for your vaccine shoulder injury, obtaining prompt and proper treatment is critical. For some, steroids and physical therapy may help promote recovery. Other more serious injuries may require costly surgical procedures and extensive treatment, physical therapy, or rehabilitation. Anyone who experiences severe shoulder pain shortly after a vaccination should seek immediate medical attention. This is important not only to obtain proper diagnosis and treatment, but to help support any future claim for compensation.

Because filing a claim for vaccine compensation involves complex legal and medical principles not found in traditional tort litigation, Durant recommends finding a vaccine attorney that focuses exclusively on vaccine litigation claims. Although claims are decided by the vaccine court in Washington, DC, vaccine attorneys can represent clients in all 50 states. This means clients are never required to travel to pursue their claims.

To further facilitate the process, leading firms such as the Law offices of Leah V. Durant employ medical professionals that can answer questions and provide valuable insight, often critical to a client's success.

"This is really about awareness for individuals who experience illness or injury following a flu shot or other vaccine," says Durant. "The vaccine court provides a means of help for injured parties, but it is important that people understand what symptoms to look for, and where to go to seek prompt medical treatment. At this point, most people are unaware of their rights or that compensation may be available. Our biggest challenge is making sure people are aware of the program and helping them to obtain the resources they need."

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Organisations encouraged to start their ISMS implementation projects by creating ISO 27001-compliant documentation

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 29, 2016 / — IT Governance, the leading provider of cyber security and ISO 27001 expertise, is encouraging organisations to start their ISO 27001 compliance projects with IT Governance’s No. 3 Comprehensive ISO 27001 ISMS Toolkit.

Developed by ISO 27001 practitioners, the No.3 Comprehensive ISO 27001 ISMS Toolkit is designed to help organisations implement an information security management system (ISMS). The toolkit helps organisations reduce implementation costs by providing a range of tools, including the official ISO 27000 standards, industry-leading implementation guidance, pre-written documentation and risk assessment software.

The duration of an ISO 27001 implementation project depends on the size of the organisation, the scope of the project, and the resources and skills available. Even so, in the ISO 27001 Global Report 2016, more than 50% of surveyed organisations reported that it took between 6 and 12 months to achieve ISO 27001 certification. Moreover, 32% of the organisations surveyed used documentation toolkits to achieve and maintain their ISO 27001 certification.

Alan Calder, the founder and chief executive officer of IT Governance, said: “Implementing an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system requires information security professionals to put a substantial amount of time and effort into researching, developing and approving each policy and procedure. Our No.3 Comprehensive ISO 27001 ISMS Toolkit contains hundreds of documents and templates intended to help organisations meet the documentation requirements of ISO 27001:2013 and reduce room for error.”

IT Governance’s No.3 Comprehensive ISO 27001 ISMS Toolkit is suitable for organisations worldwide of any size and enables them to accelerate their ISMS implementation project while reducing their costs.

In addition to ISMS documentation templates, the No.3 Comprehensive ISO 27001 ISMS Toolkit includes the risk assessment software tool vsRiskTM, which is indispensable in tackling the complex task of risk assessments and can help save time, effort and expense.

The documentation toolkit delivers return on investment by reducing room for error, saving time and costs, and providing organisations with expertly developed, established methods for implementing an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.

For more information about IT Governance’s No. 3 Comprehensive ISO 27001 ISMS Documentation Toolkit, please visit IT Governance’s website, contact their consultancy team direct at or call them on +44 (0)845 070 1750.

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IN The Line Of Duty Introduces Exclusive Law Enforcement Training Video – “FERGUSON/THE LESSONS LEARNED"

Col. Jon Belmar with Ron Barber of In the Line of Duty

Ferguson law enforcement and Michael Brown riot participants face off

In the Line of Duty is the only online reality-based video producer of law enforcement training and education.

If you only saw it (the Ferguson, Missouri situation) on TV, you have absolutely no idea of the enormity of the incident and law enforcement’s (necessary) responses.

— St. Louis County Chief of Police Col. Jon M. Belmar.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, November 28, 2016 / — ST. LOUIS – In the wake of the riots and police actions and responses connected to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, In the Line of Duty – the world leader in law enforcement video and internet training – has launched their newest online video training based on “best practices” learning from law enforcement leadership entitled “Ferguson/The Lessons Learned”.

Deemed “the Seminal Incident in 21st Century Law Enforcement”, this exclusive video features a one-on-one interview with Chief of Police for the St. Louis County Police Department, Col. Jon M. Belmar. The 1hour 30-minute training video includes the very first and exclusive in-depth overview and analysis of the incident which has literally impacted law enforcement training and education nationally.

In Col. Belmar’s own words: “If you only saw it on TV, you have absolutely no idea of the enormity of the incident and law enforcement’s (necessary) responses.”

Esteemed Film Reviewer for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Journal – David Blake, M.Sc., F.S.A., C.C.I. – calls In the Line of Duty's new training video Ferguson/The Lessons Learned "an invaluable narrative" and "highly recommended":

“In the Line of Duty's; Ferguson, The Lessons Learned – Part 1 is an exceptional debrief of law enforcement’s actions following the officer involved shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The most captivating aspect is (that) the entire film circumscribes an in-depth interview with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who was at the center of the storm. Chief Belmar presents as an exemplary law enforcement executive who speaks candidly on every aspect of the events after the shooting. His revealing explanations concerning his decision-making processes while describing what went well and what didn't are educational.”

“The contents of Chief Belmar's description of events are highly relevant to law enforcement, but also to politicians, city managers, and all those with law enforcement oversight. Chief Belmar incentivizes the need to watch the film through this compelling quote; "It can happen to you…"

In the Line of Duty is the only online reality-based video producer of law enforcement training and education. Its Learning Management System is used by thousands of law enforcement professionals for roll call, academy, and in-service training in addition to classroom and distance learning Their modules utilize feature-rich law enforcement education and training using real video, with input from those involved.

The Line of Duty online library includes over 300 courses in streaming video and downloadable formats covering virtually every aspect of policing. The company offers instant access to hundreds of programs/courses for immediate purchase/download, allowing law enforcement agencies and cities and municipality management to customize and get the training they need instantly.

“We are the gold standard in law enforcement video training, and I am proud that we have not only provided invaluable information and education for over 20 years but also, and most importantly, have saved lies in the process”, says LOD President Ron Barber.

Additional details regarding In the Line of Duty and Ferguson/The Lessons Learned are available by calling (314) 890-8733 or by emailing For more information about the company – including access to their entire catalog of video-based training modules and the complete line of products – visit

About In The Line of Duty
Starting as a producer/provider of VHS training for law enforcement in 1995, In the Line of Duty was founded by veteran broadcast journalists Ron Barber and Don Marsh. The company rapidly evolved from the VHS format to CD-Rom and, currently, DVD, online and digital. Its hundreds of training programs, the largest such video library in the world, currently numbers over 300 and is used by thousands of law enforcement professionals, educators, trainers and students in all 50 states and Canada.

David Blake, M.Sc., F.S.A., C.C.I., is a police practices / UoF expert witness and is a contract instructor with the California Training Institute facilitating their CA-POST certified courses entitled; Force Encounters Analysis & Human Factors, Threat and Error Management. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, and a current Police Academy and Force Options Simulator Instructor. He is a published author in several periodicals and journals to include a quarterly column with PoliceOne online magazine entitled; "The Science of Training". He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and a Master's of Science in Psychology. He is a Certified Criminal Investigator with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute and a Force Science Certified Analyst with the Force Science Institute.

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WOLFCOM® makes the INC. 5000 list of "America's Fastest Growing Companies" Again

WOLFCOM Ranks No. 1466 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 262%

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, September 14, 2016 / — WOLFCOM® makes the INC. 5000 list of
"America's Fastest Growing Companies" Again!
WOLFCOM Ranks No. 1466 on the 2016 Inc. 5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 262%

Hollywood, September 14, 2016- The Inc. 5000 recently released the 2016 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Body cameras are a hot topic at the moment and one of America’s leading body camera manufacturers made the list for the second year in a row. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
WOLFCOM® is a body camera manufacturer based out of Hollywood, CA and has been in business since 2001. This year, WOLFCOM® placed 1,466 out of 5,000 companies and had a three-year sales growth of 262%. Compared to last year, WOLFCOM ®’s position increased by 1,151 and their sales growth increased by 121%, showing their strength in the body camera industry. For information about last year's placement, click here.

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According to WOLFCOM®’s Founder, Peter Austin Onruang, making it on the Inc. 5000 has always been a goal of his: “In my early teens, I would read Inc. Magazine. I was always captivated by the struggles and triumphs of people who did whatever it took to attain success. Looking back at the last 15 years of my life, I feel as though I've walked a billion miles to get here. There's still a very long way to go and a lot more to learn, but knowing I have the right people at my side gives me the confidence to step boldly into the future.”
About WOLFCOM®: WOLFCOM® is a body manufacturer located in Hollywood, CA. WOLFCOM® designs, manufactures, and sells Body Cameras and Evidence Management Software to law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and the world. WOLFCOM has also pioneered the Critical Re-Connect feature. This patent pending technology protects the user from loss of audio and video recording should the external camera or POV (Point of View) camera become detached from the main recording unit. For more information, please visit
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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The Future of Parallel Trade: EU Falsified Medicine Directive, Legal Issues, Parallel Distribution, Regional Focus…

Parallel Trade for Pharma

With Brexit and the new EU FMD, what does the future hold for parallel trade? Over 90 leaders in parallel trade will meet in London to discuss upcoming trends

Parallel Trade for Pharma, organised by the SMi Group, will be returning to London in February 2017, for its 11th year.

— SMi Group

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 29, 2016 / — The Falsified Medicines Directive introduces tough directives to improve the protection of public health with new pan-European measures to ensure that medicines are safe and that the trade in medicines is strictly controlled.

Falsified medicines (the term "falsified" is used to distinguish the issue from IP violations, so-called "counterfeits") are a major threat to public health and safety. As falsifications become more sophisticated, the risk that falsified medicines reach patients in the EU increases every year. Falsified medicines represent a serious threat to global health and call for a comprehensive strategy both at European and international level. (Source: European Commission)*

Dr Rick Greville, Director Wales and Director Distribution & Supply, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, will be speaking on “The European Commission’s Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – Recent Update” at SMi Group’s Parallel Trade 2017 conference, taking place in London on the 6th and 7th of February.

Dr. Greville will discuss what progress has been made since February 2016, what the market participants need to know about "product information templates", what are the regulatory requirements for nationally authorised products and much more.

Further information on this presentation and the conference programme is available at

Parallel Trade for Pharma conference, organised by the SMi Group, will be returning to London in February 2017, for its 11th year. This meeting will bring 90+ selected senior leaders in parallel trade to discuss upcoming trends and share best practices, short term and long term concerns of pharma manufacturers, regulators and parallel traders.
Other key topics to be discussed during the 2-day conference are: Pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting – Combating the danger from fake drugs, Regional focus – From Germany to Eurasia, Legal view – Intellectual property, competition and regulatory challenges, The future of parallel trade, New trends and their impact on parallel trade and so much more.
The event programme also features three panel debates on: Shortages; Challenges and opportunities for parallel traders; Technology & new trends; and two exclusive post conference workshops on “Understanding IP and competition law issues in parallel trade” (Hosted by Kathy Osgerby, Associate and Karoline Zwierzynska, Associate, Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP) and “Parallel Trade – Management Strategies” (Hosted by Janice Haigh, Practice Leader, Market Access, Quintiles).

For further information please refer to

Expert Speakers Line up for 2017 includes: The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (Dr Rick Greville, Director Distribution & Supply), Shire International GmbH (Eric Noehrenberg, Director, Regional Market Access Lead, Latin America), Delfarma (Tomasz Dzitko, President), European Association for Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies (Heinz Kobelt, Director European Affairs), ISPOR (Vladimir Zah, Health Economics Consultant), Abacus Medicine (Flemming Wagner, CEO), IMS Health (Alexey Savin, Principal Russia and CIS), Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP (Kathy Osgerby, Associate, and Karoline Zwierzynska, Associate), Europe Economics (Dermot Glynn, Senior Advisor), European Alliance for Access to Save Medicines (Mike Isles, Executive Director), Research Health (Dr Andrew Stainthorpe, Director Market Access and Managed Entry) and many more.

The complete 2-day event programme is available for complimentary download at

Latest confirmed attendees include senior representatives from MHRA, AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca, Teva UK, Vifor Pharma, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Napp Laboratories, Ratiopharm GmbH, Kantar Health, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, LEO Pharma, AstraZeneca Czech Republic, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, Amgen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Turkey, LEO Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk Pharma, Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd and many more.

Feedback from past attendees of SMi Group’s Parallel Trade: “Interesting conference, generating a good debate from all sides”, “Great conference! Audience very enthusiastic and actively participating in discussions”, “Very good discussing about pricing issues and competition”, “Overall, a very positive experience!”, “The best Parallel Trade conference of the last 5 years!”.

*Source: European Commission

11th annual Parallel Trade
6-7 February 2017, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
Sponsorship, Exhibition contact: Alia Malick, +44 (0) 207 827 6168,
Delegates/Group contact: Fateja Begum, +44 (0) 207 827 6184,
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IT Governance’s ISO 50001 documentation toolkit helps businesses implement an energy management system

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 28, 2016 / — IT Governance, the leading provider of ISO management system expertise, is encouraging organisations to accelerate their ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS) implementation projects by using its ESOS & ISO 50001 Energy Management System Documentation Toolkit.

ISO 50001 is the international standard for energy management systems. The Standard is designed to help organisations reduce costs, conserve resources and tackle climate change. It also ensures that the organisation considers its energy requirements in all facets of the business through the implementation of an EnMS.

A recent ISO Survey reported that nearly 12,000 organisations worldwide have achieved certification to the Standard, demonstrating the increasing popularity of ISO 50001 as a framework for energy management.

UK organisations with more than 250 employees and an annual turnover in excess of £33 million are required to demonstrate compliance to ESOS, the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme.

By implementing an ISO 50001-certified EnMS, organisations reduce the costs of energy consumption, promote energy management best practice and meet the legal, contractual and statutory requirements for energy management. Organisations with ISO 50001 certification are no longer required to carry out an ESOS assessment.

Alan Calder, the founder and chief executive officer of IT Governance, said: “To achieve compliance with ISO 50001 and implement an energy management system, organisations need to create policies and procedures to implement, operate and measure the EnMS, all under the auspices of an energy policy.

“As energy consumption reduction is becoming a priority for organisations, our ISO 50001 Energy Management System Documentation Toolkit helps people involved in compliance projects by providing templates and documentation to speed up implementation and reduce the room for error.”

The ESOS & ISO 50001 Energy Management System Documentation toolkit has been created and developed by ISO 50001 experts to be used by organisations of any size to develop their own 'green' management system.

To download a free trial version of IT Governance’s ESOS & ISO 50001 Energy Management System Documentation Toolkit, or to find out more, please visit our website, contact the team direct at, or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.

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Arizona Attorney General Fails to Take Action on Thousands of Civil Rights ADA Complaints

Mark Brnovich’s Office’s Continued Complacency Against the Disabled Supports Civil Rights Violating Businesses and Increases Costs to Taxpayers

MESA, ARIZONA, MARICOPA, November 28, 2016 / — Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation ("AID"), on September 27, 2016 formally submitted complaints against more than 9,000 business reporting and documenting their Americans with Disabilities Act civil rights violations to Arizona Attorney General (“AG”) Mark Brnovich’s office. According to, Brnovich has failed to comply with the law and has failed to communicate with AID in regards to even a single complaint as required by Arizona Revised Statute § 41-1492.09; “The attorney general shall investigate all alleged violations of this article . . . [and] if the attorney general determines that reasonable cause exists to believe [the AzDA] . . . is being violated, the [AG] shall attempt for a period of not more than thirty days to effectuate a conciliation agreement. If no conciliation agreement has been reached after thirty days, the [AG] shall file a civil action in an appropriate court.” A.R.S. § 41-1492.09(A) (emphasis added).

In September, Mark Brnovich went on television and said it was his job and not the job of others to enforce the ADA and lamented that AID had not filed a single complaint with his office about businesses violating the ADA. AID says it was surprised the AG made this statement considering that his office seemingly ignores its responsibilities to enforce the ADA and has acted on less than 1 ADA related matter per year while there are tens of thousands of violations in Phoenix alone (see: In addition, the following statements from the Arizona Court of Appeals defies the AG’s statements on the matters at hand:

“[The Arizonans with Disabilities] Act separately authorizes both an aggrieved individual and the Attorney General to institute civil actions to redress discrimination.” Bailey-Null v. ValueOptions, 221 Ariz. 63, 69, 209 P.3d 1059, 1065 (Ct. App. 2009). “By the express terms of the regulations, an aggrieved party need not avail herself of the administrative process provided by the Attorney General before bringing a civil action for discrimination under the Act.” Id. “Nothing in the Act or the regulations provides for, much less requires, any other administrative process as a prerequisite to a civil action.” Id. (emphasis added).

Additionally, Arizona regulations also rebut the AG’s patently false statement. “Failure to file an administrative complaint pursuant to [Arizona Administrative Code discussing the Arizonans with Disabilities Act] does not prevent an aggrieved person from bringing a civil action in Superior Court pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1492.08,” Ariz. Admin. Code R10-3-405. While there is no requirement for any person to submit a complaint to the Attorney General before filing a lawsuit against a civil rights violator, AID chose to give the AG’s office a chance to redeem itself and prepared 9,000 ADA violation complaints at a cost of nearly $200,000 to AID. Upon delivery to the office of the Attorney General, the delivery company said the staff there “appeared confused and didn’t even know what to do with ADA complaints.”

“We’re really not surprised; they’ve failed to enforce the ADA for over 26 years,” said AID’s de facto representative Alex Callan. “We’ve reached out to the Attorney General’s office several times to discuss AID’s intent and its ADA enforcement actions but they continue to refused to communicate directly with AID and would rather waste taxpayer money in court fighting AID than work with us to make sure that violating businesses become ADA compliant. What makes it even worse is that AID’s enforcement process makes ADA violating businesses cover the costs of their own enforcement but now Mark Brnovich is making non-violating taxpayers foot the bill.” Callan continued, “It is time for change. Arizona either needs a new AG that will stand up and enforce the laws of the ADA or for the AG to allow and stop blocking those like AID who have a true passion and are committed to enforce the ADA to do the job… at zero expense to the taxpayers.”

AID stated they are confused and in disbelief that the Attorney General is now demanding that AID contact them prior to AID filing any lawsuit against an ADA violating business when the AG has a 26 year history of shirking and ignoring its ADA enforcement responsibility. This confusion and disbelief is bolstered by the fact that the Attorney General has also chosen to intervene in all of AID’s pending cases without contacting AID even once. It is clear to AID and others that the AG has chosen to take the side of the ADA law breaking businesses and has chosen to turn a blind eye to the civil rights of all individuals with disabilities.

The key to ADA compliance, especially voluntary compliance (just like preventing speeding, theft, drunk driving, and murder), is the fear of penalties, repercussions, and financial expense. The AG is fighting to eliminate fear of any potential penalties or repercussions and to cover defense costs for business who are not even willing to pay $25 to put up proper signage to comply with the ADA. “Why would a business voluntarily comply, when no government agency cares and individuals with disabilities are afraid to complain for fear of being told that they are banned from that location?” asked Mr. Callan rhetorically.

If the AG gets his way, violating the ADA will even be less risky and penalty free. The AG is supporting a law to allow ADA violators 120 days from the time that someone complains to fix their violations without any potential penalty, even though the law has been in place for over 26 years. AID knows this is a pointless and discriminatory requirement; it mailed out over 40,000 notices and found tens of thousands of businesses still did not take any corrective action. “If this law is approved, it would be the same as requiring the police to visit a criminal and tell them they have 120 days to stop committing the crime or they’d risk getting in trouble. There’s no incentive to comply. Only businesses that already care about individuals with disabilities, apparently the less than 3%, would be compliant because they do it voluntarily.” Stated Mr. Callan.

“It is unsettling but common that AID hears about individuals with disabilities being denied equal use of facilities and bathrooms and even threatened, intimidated or banned from the location when they complain about ADA violations. It is extremely sad when we at AID hear of injuries and even death that have been caused by an ADA violation. But this is Arizona, the Wild West, and the AG, who is by law to act as the “Sheriff” to enforce the ADA laws, has apparently decided, on his own, that the civil rights of those with disabilities do not matter… and if you are willing to fight for and protect their rights the “Sheriff” will come after you to stop you,” stated Mr. Callan.

AID’s altruistic intentions remain pure and highly effective… To date AID’s enforcement efforts have cost over $1.7 Million, with nearly $800,000 just in court fees. While ALL of AID’s compliance settlement agreements require timely ADA violation correction guarantees, some settlement agreements also include a negotiated cash component averaging approximately $3,900 per case to cover legal, filing, operational and further compliance actions, etc. AID has never collected the alleged $10,000 per case and the actual amount is far less than media sources falsely portray. The reason it is necessary for AID to receive these proceeds as part of settlement (approx. $1.2M to date) is to subsidize the costs of identifying, documenting, bringing, and managing widespread ADA enforcement actions. Doing so is very costly, and AID does not use any tax funds to investigate and enforce ADA laws. AID’s altruistic efforts and results are made abundantly clear by the fact that AID always has, currently is, and anticipates it continue to operate at a substantial loss reaching many hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is definitely clear that AID is NOT “enriching itself”, “lining its pockets” or “just in it for the money” because AID has not and does not expect to make a profit. As the math shows… AID’s expenses of ~$1,700,000 minus ~$1,200,000 collected settlement funds equals a current deficit of over $500,000.

AID is pleased with the growing understanding and support of its mission by not only its growing membership base, but also those who support AID’s efforts privately or secretly because of their fears of repercussions or retaliation from those without disabilities. AID is not fearful of such retaliation and will not succumb to negative pressures.

Join’s fight against discrimination by becoming a FREE member and/or report ADA violations at .

AID’s Attorneys available for comment:
Peter Strojnik (602) 524-6602

About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation

AID has formally submitted over 9,000 separate ADA violation complaints with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, each against separate businesses documenting and reporting their ongoing civil rights violations and continued discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Additionally, AID has filled nearly 2,000 additional documented ADA violation cases in court which the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is trying to have dismissed in favor of the ADA violating businesses. AID has spent over $1,700,000 in bringing these 11,000 plus ADA violation civil rights cases in Arizona as part of AID’s efforts to bring about ADA compliance, and has always operated at deficit.

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit company was formed in January 2016 to receive contributions/distributions/benefits/services from the operating entity Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities, LLC. These entities often collectively or individually referred to as AID or by many, operate as Civil Rights Champions with combined goals of improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of equal access barriers for the over 43 million Americans who live with disabilities caused by one or more conditions. sends warning notices to businesses and then acts as private attorneys general to ensure ADA compliance.’s focus is on the most readily visible exterior equal access barriers which Federal, State and Attorney Generals have failed to enforce over the last 26 years. feels that these violations are a clear indicator of interior ADA violations, which we hope the violating business voluntarily correct.

“For the ADA to yield its promise of equal access for the disabled, it may indeed be necessary and desirable for committed individuals to bring serial litigation advancing the time when public accommodations will be compliant with the ADA.” is committed to bring serial litigation and is primarily self-funded though litigation settlement agreements and private funding.

Those with disabilities and their associates can request assistance and grants online at To schedule an interview with the Foundation, please email

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Attacks in Barrington, RI and Washington, DC Inspired by Fake News

…as though decency has been repealed, kindness put on hold and common sense sent to the jailhouse.

— Llewellyn King, Host-White House Chronicle

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, November 28, 2016 / — "There is an ill wind blowing across the nation," Llewellyn King, writes in his weekly column for the InsideSources syndicate.

In his column, which has been published in the online journal New England Diary,, King cites a verbal attack on young patron of the public library in Barrington, RI, by "a buffoon."

She was reading in the library on Nov. 10, when a man wearing "a Trump hat and T-shirt emblazoned with 'Racist Cracker 88' approached her chanting, 'Obama is out. We control this place now!' " King writes.

The librarians called the police, and the man was escorted out of the building.

"A fringe of the already fringy alt-right believes that the election victory of Donald Trump has established a new order of self-righteous bigotry, as though decency has been repealed, kindness put on hold and common sense sent to the jailhouse," King writes.

While lies, insinuations, fabrications and distortions are not new to politics, he writes, now they have an awesome delivery system: fake news on the Internet.

In his column, King also cites three small businesses in the Chevy Chase section of Washington, D.C., that have been targeted by fake news stories, claiming that they are linked to a pedophile ring led by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, her presidential campaign manager. These business owners and their employees are attacked daily with threatening calls, e-mails and social media postings.

These businesses are being attacked because their owners have an association with Clinton and Podesta. The owner of Comet Ping Pong, a family pizza restaurant, which has borne the brunt of these attacks, knows Podesta; and the co-owner of Politics & Prose, a bookstore that features authors discussing their work and is a staple on C-SPAN, was a speechwriter for Clinton when she was first lady.

Terasol, a small French bistro, owned by King's friends, is being attacked because former secretaries of state Madeline Albright and Clinton have dined there.

"The problem, as I see it, is that people love to hate and once that infection has taken hold, it is resistant to cure," King writes, citing long-running hatreds in Africa and Europe.

He writes, "Hate is at work daily in the Middle East where it is the one thing people cling to: the paradoxical love of hating."

King is also host and executive producer of "White House Chronicle " on PBS and a commentator for SiriusXM Radio's POTUS, Channel 124, Satellite Radio. New England Diary, where his weekly syndicated column often appears, features artwork, photography as well as commentary.

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New website offers national forum for probate attorneys, court personnel and bank trust officers

Identifying and locating legitimate heirs for probate attorneys has long been a problem.

JUPITER, FL, USA, November 28, 2016 / — JUPITER, FL -Estate attorneys, probate judges and bank trust officials charged with locating heirs to estates now have a powerful new resource at their disposal. is an online forum for probate professionals to share their experiences, concerns and frustrations with the process of identifying and locating legitimate heirs.

The forum was created by Cliff Von Langen, a forensic genealogist and CEO of an investigative agency that works extensively assisting the probate profession. The site was built to address concerns and challenges that the probate profession faces in their quest to find heirs through traditional channels.

Probate attorneys and administrators face constant challenges from “heir hunters”, fortune seekers who often employ questionable tactics to file claims quickly in exchange for a percentage of the heir’s share of the estate. The practice of attempting to file claims quickly, before all heirs are located, can result in legitimate heirs either being denied their share of the estate, or unnecessarily agreeing to give a portion of their inheritance away.

There are currently no uniform laws governing the tactics of heir hunters, an oversight many probate attorneys would like to see changed. To resolve this problem, enlightened members of the probate profession are seeking to promulgate legislation that would provide 180 days following the filing of an estate for an authorized investigation (only). The 180 day “waiting period” is deemed sufficient for probate officials to identify and locate legitimate claimants.

Cliff von Langen, the founder of, said, “Often, heir hunters have an incentive to produce the purported heirs quickly, as their compensation depends on a percentage of inheritance money collected. offers a forum for probate professionals who want to see this system corrected. It provides an opportunity for them to share their stories with other professionals across the country, and to advocate for legislative remedies to this system.”

There is no cost to take part of the online forum, and probate professionals are urged to visit the site often to keep the rest of the probate community updated on what is happening in their region.

Von Langen adds, “By entering into discussions with probate professionals across the country, we can all benefit from the sharing of important information regarding our mutual concerns and frustration with the current state of affairs. Ultimately, the intent of this forum is to organize and arm those of us who will be instrumental in making and enforcing laws for everyone’s protection.”

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America’s Chief Child Protector Submits Formal Documentation to Trump Administration

David Howe, founder of SubscriberWise receives technology award at Yale Club

The country’s leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, SubscriberWise founder David E. Howe seeks advisory role in Trump Administration

I simply can’t continue to protect the nation’s children alone.

— David Howe, SubscriberWise CEO

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, U.S.A., November 27, 2016 / — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading provider of big data, advanced-analytics, and business-rules technology, announced today that the company founder and CEO has submitted formal documentation to President-Elect Donald Trump as child-identity-advocate and Federal Trade Commission advisor.

“I simply can’t continue to protect the nation’s children alone,” acknowledged David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and the nation’s prolific guardian of children victimized by identity fraud. “But that’s exactly what I’ve been doing relentlessly because the federal government and the establishment politicians have failed to protect our children.

“Each and every day, hundreds of children are victimized by identity fraud with ease and impunity,” Howe confirmed. “Our nation’s federally regulated and elaborate information systems lack reliable and standard technology controls to identify and prevent this child exploitation. Many of these exploited children will suffer entirely alone and entirely in silence for years after the crime. The majority of victims come from economically challenged families; I believe this explains the government’s complacency and apathy.

“Regardless, it’s undeniable that the elected representatives are responsible,” Howe emphasized.

Related: Howe informs telecom executives in Las Vegas that Trump is right about establishment politicians, recorded live in high definition at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel, April 8, 2016: (start video at 31:55)

“And, unfortunately, politicians are not the only enablers of unabated child identity theft.

“Sadly, local police and prosecutors – despite their best and sincere intentions – they too are impotent and incapable of solving the problem,” continued Howe. “Why? Because the vast majority of these crimes are committed by a parent or guardian. And that means to adequately pursue these cases in a criminal court, it would require the re-victimization of the child because there is a very real potential of having to subpoena the victim to testify in court and against the parent or guardian (Howe is currently involved in a criminal case involving this circumstance and recently had a meeting with a handful of Ohio prosecutors following child crimes that occurred at MCTV and CenturyLink. In the meeting, prosecutors confirmed that charging the repeat-offender-parent-perpetrator with an identity-theft would subject the child to additional victimization. Journalists who would like to obtain the criminal docket and engage the State of Ohio should contact SubscriberWise CEO David Howe.)

“Last week I submitted personal and employment information along with a cover letter and resume to President-Elect Donald Trump,” confirmed Howe. “I informed Mr. Trump that I will continue to serve as the de facto U.S. credit czar. I also requested an advisory role with the Federal Trade Commission. I explained to the President-Elect that I have deep experience with FTC Red Flag rules. I included details of several child crimes, among the hundreds and hundreds of I’ve been engaged during my 20-year career.

“Finally, I listed my salary demand for the President-Elect’s consideration: $1.00 for the duration of the 4-year term.”

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry one decade ago. The company filed extensive documentation and end-user agreements to access TransUnion’s consumer database. TransUnion approved the request as part of a pilot project in 2007. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America’s cable operators. Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.

SubscriberWise contributions to telecom are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the SubscriberWise Limited Liability Co.

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