Creative Lawyering Leads to $2,000,000 Dollar Settlement in Multi-Vehicle Accident

ST LOUIS, MO, USA, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Car Accidents are already complex lawsuits. Determining fault, the amount of the medical expenses that relate to the accident, and the amounts of recovery that can be obtained from the insurance policy versus the number of medical expenses that have to be covered add additional layers. But what happens when you add in poorly tied down playground equipment, a median wall, and two additional vehicles?

A case like this might seem impossibly complex, but Gary Burger of Burger Law was able to use what has been labeled "creative lawyering" to make sure that his client, Concetta Wills, received the full amount of recovery that she was owed. How much was her settlement? Court documents state that she recovered nearly $2,000,000, and a large portion of it was awarded from a Homeowners' Insurance policy. One may be thinking, "but it was a car accident, how can homeowners insurance be involved?"

In 2010, Wills was involved in a multi-vehicle accident that happened on I-270 in St. Louis, one of the main thoroughfares in the city. The accident was allegedly caused by improperly tied-down playground equipment falling from the back of a truck. Wills swerved to avoid the equipment that fell out of the truck but unfortunately still hit it. This impact caused her to collide with the median wall where she was then subsequently hit by two additional vehicles that were behind her. Wills was seriously injured in the accident and she suffered several different abdominal injuries as well as broken ankles.

Gary pursued Concetta Wills' case and held 4 defendants liable for their actions and insurance policies. Gary was able to collect the maximum allowable amount for the auto insurance policy of the driver of the truck, as well as the maximum allowable through the homeowners' insurance. But how is that possible in a car accident claim?

The playground equipment in the back of the truck was covered under the homeowner's insurance policy. This means that when the equipment fell out of the vehicle and struck Wills' car, the homeowner's insurance policy then also became liable for the damages caused to Wills. Gary was able to establish this coverage and the homeowners insurance company was required to cover the damages.

Court documents allege that the driver's daughter was responsible for tying down the playground equipment but failed to properly do so, which subsequently resulted in the equipment falling out of the back of the truck and causing the accident that injured Wills. Gary pursued a recovery against the daughter as well for this alleged action.

Gary was able to collect a $1 million homeowners insurance settlement and $250,000 auto insurance settlement from the mother, another $600,000 from the daughter, and a combined $75,000 from the final two defendants who drove the two additional vehicles that struck Wills.

Here is a direct link to the article on Burger Law, as well as a related article from the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly with the case number 11SL-CC00410/June 1, 2012.

Gary Burger of Burger Law is a car accident lawyer in St. Louis who prides himself on fighting for the rights and recoveries of those who are injured by reckless and negligent acts. If you have any questions about this case call or contact Burger Law now at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222.

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Bona Law Files Antitrust Lawsuit for Thermal Pipe Shields Against Johns Manville for Monopolization, Disparagement

LA JOLLA, CA, USA, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Thermal Pipe Shields, an innovator in the pipe insulation industry, recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the dominant supplier, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK) company Johns Manville Corporation.

Before Thermal Pipe Shields entered the market, Johns Manville had the market to itself. In independent tests, Thermal Pipe Shields’ product met or exceeded the industry standard and outperformed Johns Manville’s product in several ways and at a lower cost. But Thermal Pipe Shields was forced to file an antitrust lawsuit because Johns Manville, which controls 98% of the market, resorted to disparagement and threats to Thermal Pipe Shields’ customers in an effort to maintain its monopoly.

Washington state-based Chase Manufacturing, Inc., which does business as Thermal Pipe Shields, sued industry behemoth Johns Manville Corporation and its subsidiary, Industrial Insulation Group, LLC, in federal district court in Denver, Colorado, where Johns Manville is headquartered. The complaint alleges claims for monopolization and tying under Sherman Act Section 2, as well as claims for violations of the federal Lanham Act false advertising law, and state law claims for trade disparagement and tortious interference with contract.

At the heart of the lawsuit is the market for an insulation product called “calsil,” which is an insulation that is used for piping, tanks, and other industrial applications involving equipment that operates at temperatures up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of its unique physical properties and uses, calsil is a distinct product market with no close substitutes.

Johns Manville dominates the calsil market.

According to the complaint, when Thermal Pipe Shields first decided to enter the calsil market, “Johns Manville immediately tried to disrupt and destroy Thermal Pipe Shields’ potential entry and its attempt to break the Johns Manville monopoly.” First, Johns Manville threatened a Thermal Pipe Shield’s officer, falsely accusing him of stealing confidential information and demanding that Thermal Pipe Shields not solicit any Johns Manville customers. Thermal Pipe Shields rejected this illegal invitation to not compete.

With its threats rebuffed, the complaint alleges that Johns Manville moved onto a series of more malicious attempts to prevent Thermal Pipe Shields from breaking into the market: First, it disparaged Thermal Pipe Shields to its customers. Then, Johns Manville leveraged its dominance in other product markets, threatening to cut off customers that were considering the new calsil competitor. Thermal Pipe Shields alleges that Johns Manville executives told its customers that if they purchased the competing product, Johns Manville would cut them off from certain essential products. In one instance, the executives told a customer that “We know you have been buying from Thermal Pipe Shields because we track their import records” before threatening to cut them off from other Manville products.

“This case shows our commitment to breaking the calsil monopoly in North America by introducing meaningful competition into this under-serviced and under-utilized market to our customers,” said David Shong of Thermal Pipe Shields after the lawsuit was filed.

The case is Chase Manufacturing Inc. d/b/a Thermal Pipe Shields v. Johns Manville Corporation and Industrial Insulation Group, LLC, No. 19-cv-00872 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Thermal Pipe Shields is represented by Bona Law PC in San Diego and New York, and Klenda, Gessler & Blue, LLC in Denver.

About Bona Law PC

Bona Law PC is an antitrust boutique law firm with offices in San Diego and New York that represents clients for litigation (plaintiffs and defendants), antitrust counseling, and mergers.

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TGTE Announces Victims Driven International Justice Initiative.UNHRC's Latest Sri Lanka Resolution Failed Tamil Victims

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UNHRC's latest Resolution makes no mention of Sri Lanka’s complete failure to investigate the atrocity crimes committed against Tamil victims

We will exercise our Right to the Truth and our Right to Know under international law to obtain access to information gathered by the UN Secretary-General and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.”

— Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Today, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) commenced a Victim Driven International Justice (VDIJ) initiative to assert the rights of Tamil victims under international law. The TGTE invites other Tamil organizations to join us in this important initiative. The initiative will consist of the following:

1. On behalf of all Tamil victims of atrocities, we will exercise our Right to the Truth and our Right to Know under international law to obtain access to information gathered by the UN Secretary-General and High Commissioner of Human Rights in three independent investigations into international crimes committed in Sri Lanka. We will analyze and translate this information for the victims and their families so that they may finally know the fate of their loved-ones. We have engaged international lawyers with expertise in the Right to Know and the Right to Truth to assist us in obtaining this information. Today, we have sent a letter to H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, High Commissioner of Human Rights informing her of our VDIJ and our legal representatives have formally requested access to the information she has in her possession.

2. We have engaged the services of a respected international lawyer who has led the investigation and prosecution of several international criminal cases. He and his team, with the assistance of Tamil lawyers, will review this information and assemble dossiers of evidence.

3. Over 90 UN member states have provisions in their laws for private prosecutions by victims. We will work with and support Tamil victims living in those countries and human rights organizations working on their behalf to commence domestic prosecutions for international crimes with universal jurisdiction.

Despite the involvement of the international community from the very first day the armed conflict ended, ten years have passed and still, no step has been taken to investigate or prosecute those responsible for some of the worst crimes committed this century.

On 22 March 2019, the Human Rights Council passed its latest resolution on Sri Lanka (A/HRC/40/L.1). The resolution makes no mention of Sri Lanka’s complete failure to investigate the atrocity crimes committed against Tamil victims and UN employees. It avoids the conclusion of every report by the High Commissioner since the adoption of Resolution A/HRC/30/1, that Sri Lanka has failed in its core obligation to investigate crimes.

It ignores the High Commissioner’s most recent assessment:

“Since 2015, virtually no progress has been made in investigating or prosecuting domestically the large number of allegations of war crimes or crimes against humanity collected by OHCHR in its investigation, and particularly those relating to military operations at the end of the war.”
H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, The High Commissioner for Human Rights 8 February 2019, (A/HRC/40/23)

The Council, in resolution 40/L.1 continues to ignore the recommendation that the crimes committed in Sri Lanka require an internationalized tribunal; sets no time-line for Sri Lanka to ensure accountability; and adjourned any further discussion of Sri Lanka’s failure to fulfill its obligations under A/HRC/30/1 until 2021.

Sadly, the Council’s apathy to the continued suffering of victims and their families is not unique to Sri Lanka. We have entered a new era of international relations where atrocities in Sri Lanka, Syria and Myanmar are not met with the firm resolve demonstrated in Nuremberg, Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

Instead, the international community has become complacent – it has forgotten its collective promise that a genocide would not happen again. Its feigned outrage at atrocity crimes now dissipates quickly and without embarrassment. International investigations and prosecutions of the killing of over 7,000 men and boys in Srebrenica in July 1995 began immediately. The first step towards accountability has yet to be taken with respect to the 40,000 to 70,000 civilians killed in Sri Lanka a decade later.

The international community has forgotten the warning Justice Robert Jackson, the Chief Prosecutor gave in his opening statement at Nuremberg explaining why justice for atrocity crimes must be undertaken no matter what the cost or how politically difficult: “civilization cannot tolerate their [atrocity crimes] being ignored, because it cannot survive them being repeated.”

While it remains incumbent on the international community to do its duty, today, for the sake of Tamil victims around the world and for the sake of all victims who are denied justice, we will pursue every possible avenue under international law to obtain justice ourselves with this Victim Driven International Justice initiative.

The TGTE invites all Tamil Organizations and indeed all defenders of Justice to join us in this important initiative.

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Magdalena Cuprys, Florida immigration lawyer, prevails in matter of detained asylum seeker from Venezuela

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security agreed to release Client, originally from Venezuela, on parole until the immigration proceedings are completed.

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E.L.V. is one of the many victims trying to flee Venezuela and seek asylum elsewhere. He had proof of the injuries he suffered, and ICE agreed in its discretion to release him from custody ”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer, Florida

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The law firm of Cuprys and Associates announced that principal immigration lawyer Magdalena Cuprys successfully accomplished the release of a Venezuelan client from custody with a bond. This type of release from immigration detention called “parole” may be granted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in its discretion for humanitarian reasons or for significant public benefit.

The Client, E.L.V., had entered the U.S. in February 2019 by crossing the border from Mexico into Texas. He immediately claimed asylum in the U.S. because of his fear of persecution in Venezuela. Because he did not have any other U.S. immigration documents, E.L.V. was detained, transferred to a detention center in Florida, and served with a “Notice to Appear” (NTA).

With the assistance of attorney Magdalena Cuprys, E.L.V. provided documentation to ICE, evidencing the persecution he had suffered at the hands of the Venezuelan National Police, such as arbitrary detention and death threats. He unsuccessfully sought the assistance of an attorney to receive government protection. The persecution is likely related to his political activities as part of a Student Group called URBE 2014, as well as his membership in the political movement “Voluntad Popular” founded by Leopoldo Eduardo López Mendoza, a Venezuelan politician currently under house arrest in Venezuela. E.L.V. also had medical records of the physical injuries that he suffered as a result of his political activities.

Ms. Cuprys commented that “E.L.V. is one of the many victims trying to flee Venezuela and seek asylum elsewhere. He had proof of the injuries he suffered, and ICE agreed in its discretion to release him from custody while we are working on his asylum case.”

The underlying case is “E. L.V., #213024___.

*** Magdalena Ewa Cuprys is the principal attorney of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs. Located in Miami and Clewiston, the firm’s offices provide corporate and individual clients of foreign nationality with temporary work permits for the U.S., green card petitions, criminal waivers and representation in removal proceedings cases.

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