Vaginal Mesh Implants: No Benefit Compared to Hysterectomy for Vaginal Prolapse

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Clinical trial that included 183 women showed ‘no differences in adverse events…but mesh hysteropexy group had an 8% mesh exposure rate.’

This study is clear that there is no advantage to using transvaginal mesh for treatment of prolapse.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Three-year outcomes in a study paid for by the National Institutes of Health show no meaningful benefit in the treatment of vaginal prolapse when comparing hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament fixation of the vaginal remnant with transvaginal mesh placement without hysterectomy.

The clinical trial included 183 women at nine centers across the United States. Results of the study showed ‘no differences in adverse events…but mesh hysteropexy group had an 8% mesh exposure rate.’ The FDA banned the sale of transvaginal mesh device used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) on April 16, 2019 after results of this study were available.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “This study is clear that there is no advantage to using transvaginal mesh for treatment of prolapse. It is a tragedy that doctors continued to implant these devices after these devices were re-classified from a Class 2 device to a Class 3. It goes to the lack of warning from the manufacturer as to the magnitude of risk. Going forward, hospitals may become defendants along with the likes of Coloplast and Boston Scientific and others as they allowed these devices to be put on their inventory shelves without questioning why countries across the world were banning these devices.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “The neurological injuries from the vaginal mesh devices used for POP are life changing. Neuralgia pain interferes with all aspects of living. Women can’t sit, have painful bladder filling, burning pain in the perineum, vaginal pain that makes penetration impossible, severe tailbone pain, and anorectal pain.” He adds, “Our clients are working hard to obtain the care they need. Unfortunately, there continue to be barriers to state of the art care as few physicians are able to provide complete mesh removal and pudendal and obturator decompression. One barrier continues to be the lack of leadership of the American Urogynecologic Society in protecting American women from transobturator slings and educating its members on the neurological injuries related to these mesh devices, especially when the manufacturers fail to do so."

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, with a team of national pharmaceutical injury attorneys, represent women awaiting remand from the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in West Virginia and are filing new injury cases across the country in State Court as the MDL is closed to new cases.

For articles, video resources, and information visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal or the TVM website and read our latest eBook for information regarding sling related complications.

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Noble P.D.’s Jared Cox Says Officers are Happy With Their New WOLFCOM Halo Body Cameras

The Noble Police Department has recently purchased WOLFCOM Halo Body Cameras and Communications Officer Jared Cox says officers like the upgrade.

We’ve been with you guys [WOLFCOM] for years and we’ll probably continue to use you guys for years to come.”

— Officer Jared Cox

NOBLE, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Noble Police Department has recently purchased WOLFCOM Halo Body Cameras and Communications Officer Jared Cox says officers like the upgrade. Noble P.D. has been using WOLFCOM Vision Body Cameras since 2014 and has recently upgraded to Halo Body Cameras in early 2019. The department currently has 11 sworn officers wearing WOLFCOM body cameras.

According to Jared, they started using body cameras for accountability reasons. “Our Chief is just very big on accountability. He realized that having them [body cameras] on would cover our officers for when people try to say our officers said something or our officers did something. And instead of letting it all fall to a ‘he said, she said’ with the public trying to say stuff about our officers, he decided he wanted to go with the body camera systems,” said Jared. “Beforehand, we had digital voice recorders but that didn’t always work very well. And our officers were supposed to use those on their stops and he wanted to actually see what was going on, so he decided to go with body cameras,” he added.

When the department first implemented body cameras, according to officer Cox, “officers were a little bit leery, but once they saw how it helped them out, both being able to go back and actually see what they saw and show ‘we did not say this, we did not do this’. Most of the officers really like our body cameras. I’ve not had any officer complain about them, especially since we switched over to the Halos.”

WOLFCOM body cameras have helped Noble P.D. officers in many situations, but one of them stands out. “We had a shooting incident a couple of months back, in December, and body camera footage leading up to the shooting and some additional footage from the officer’s individual car camera definitely helped show everyone that our officer was trying to do his job as soft as he could and it escalated obscenely fast,” said Jared. You can watch the video of the incident at the end of this article.

Officer Cox says he likes the file search feature of the WOLFCOM Evidence Management System (WEMS). “Instead of trying to go on there in our old system and try to hunt up 3 different officers, find their folder on the hard drive, find that date, and find the videos from there. On the WEMS, you can go in and just search all videos from this time frame and it brings up all of them. For myself, for the Records Clerk, we have full access to the system so that we can see everyone’s videos at one shot and we can pull all the videos from one time at one shot instead of having to jump around and dig,” said the officer.

Jared also likes WOLFCOM’s Dock & Go technology. “Now they [officers] have the station where they set them [body cameras] at the end of the day and everything gets uploaded that day.”

The Halo Body Camera quickly became a favorite at Noble Police Department. According to officer Cox, “as far as the feature we like most on the Halo, besides the auto night time feature, is definitely also the one-press button that does everything. To turn it on, start the video, stop the video, then to turn it off.”

Office Cox is proud to say his department wears WOLFCOM body cameras. “I have spoken to some other people, they ask what we have and I’m proud to say we have the WOLFCOM [body cameras] and that it works very well for our officers,” said Jared. “We’ve been with you guys [WOLFCOM] for years and we’ll probably continue to use you guys for years to come. It’s a good system and I’ve not had any problems getting tech support or anything else,” he added.

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Noble, OK Officer-Involved Shooting Caught on WOLFCOM Body Camera


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Lawsuit: UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy "Yes" – Merrill Lynch “CYES”

Lawsuit: UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy "Yes" | Merrill Lynch Collateral Yield Enhancement Strategy “CYES”

Lawsuit: UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy “Yes” | Merrill Lynch Collateral Yield Enhancement Strategy “CYES”

Leading investment fraud lawyers have launched an investigation into the investor losses by UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy and Merrill's CYES.

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Investors who experienced losses in the UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy (“YES Strategy) offered by UBS Financial Services, Inc. and the Merrill Lynch Collateral Yield Enhancement Strategy (“CYES”) managed by Harvest Volatility Management, LLC, continue to inquire about their legal rights and recovery of their losses. Recent investigation by Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A., a law firm with experience in handing investment loss recovery cases nationwide, revealed potential questionable sales practices by both UBS and Merrill Lynch. The notion that these strategies were conservative income investments was specifically sold to investors. Unfortunately, there is high risk and it has damaged many unsuspecting investors.

Matthew Thibaut, a partner with Haselkorn & Thibaut, PA, and a former defense lawyer with experience representing UBS and Merrill Lynch years ago, said, as to UBS, “it’s clear that UBS clients, and in many instances their primary points of contact at UBS, were told one thing (i.e. that the YES Strategy was a conservative approach to ‘enhancing one’s yield’ as the marketing materials state), but that UBS will point to risk disclosure language that it states were properly disclosed in the documents that client received.” Mr. Thibaut goes on to say that “UBS cannot fairly have it both ways and play a game of gotcha.”

Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. is in the process of preparing a FINRA arbitration claim on behalf of an aggrieved UBS Strategy investor. The firm also continues to investigate other YES Strategy and Merrill Lynch CYES claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Investors are encouraged to contact Haselkorn & Thibaut P.A. at 1-888-628-5590 or visit www.InvestmentFraudLawyers.com for a free consultation.

“As former licensed securities brokers and defense lawyers, Matthew and I have internal insights and insights into the complex legal and regulatory issues surrounding this area of law,” explained Jason Haselkorn, who has laws of almost 40 years' experience. successfully handling thousands of security cases.

Haselkorn & Thibaut caters for investor clients across the country, from California to Puerto Rico. The company handles a wide range of investment-related claims, including:

• Securities Fraud

• Stockbroker negligence

• FINRA Mediation

• Exploitation of Elder

• Turnover and Excessive Trade

• Misrepresentation or Output

• Over allocation

• Unsuitable Investments

The sole purpose of this release is to investigate the manner in which UBS Yes Strategy and Merrill Lynch CYES products were approved for sale by broker-dealers to investor clients, including new product reviews, due diligence, as well as the sales practice and supervision related to these purported conservative strategies. If you have any knowledge or experience with these matters, please contact Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. at 1-888-628-5590, or visit the law firm's website.

About Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A.

Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. is a law firm that specializes in investment fraud matters and FINRA arbitrations nationwide. They represent both individual and institutional investors seeking to aggressively pursue their claims and maximize their recovery of investment losses for victims of negligence or investment fraud. As former securities industry defense attorneys, they are an experienced group of lawyers that have moved from their side, to YOUR side and they are available to assist you today.

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Artifex Software, Inc Files Lawsuit for Copyright Infringement Against Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc

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Artifex has filed a lawsuit against Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. based on its unauthorized copying and distribution of Ghostscript.

Artifex offers a straightforward choice: Comply with the AGPL, sign our commercial license, or do not distribute Ghostscript. We take our obligation to protect our intellectual property seriously.”

— Miles Jones, president of Artifex Software

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Artifex Software, Inc. developer of Ghostscript®, ¬the industry leader in PDF, PostScript, PCL, and XPS rendering and conversion, today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. in Plano, TX, based on its unauthorized copying and distribution of Artifex’s copyrighted technology.

Using a dual licensing model, Artifex offers Ghostscript under a commercial license, or free of charge under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License (“AGPL”). The lawsuit asserts that Ghostscript has, for several years, been used by Siemens in its Solid Edge software product in a manner that does not adhere to the guidelines of the AGPL.

According to Miles Jones, president of Artifex Software, “As evidenced by its many licensees, Ghostscript is an outstanding technical choice for companies that need a high-performance PDF renderer. Artifex has long offered such companies a straightforward choice: Comply with the terms of the AGPL, sign a commercial license agreement with Artifex, or do not distribute Ghostscript. Siemens has refused each of these options, which is why we filed our lawsuit. We take our obligation to protect our intellectual property seriously.”

About Artifex Software, Inc.
For over 25 years Artifex Software has provided premier printing and document management solutions to top-level global customers including Google, HP, Adobe, Oracle, Dropbox, IBM, Kyocera, Oce, Ricoh, Caldera, BlackBerry, and Intuit. With teams of engineers and leadership talent on three continents, North America, Europe, and Asia we are positioned to help ensure your technology needs are met. Visit our website at artifex.com.

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Non-Partisan Peace March Marks Dominica’s Support for International Peace Law

Hundreds to students march throughout the streets of Dominica for peace.

Student’s poster that cries out for peace and unity.

Hundreds of Children Cry out for Peace

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Two years after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, more than 1500 young people braved the Dominican heat to demonstrate their hearts for peace.

The event began at the Bay Front and ended at the National stadium. Passersby witnessed the vibrant energy of the crowd and the joyful hand-made peace-themed posters and tshirts; balloons, and Dominica flags. In solidarity with the youth, Minister of Youth Justina Riviere, Minister of Education Mr. Petter Saint Jean and President of the National Youth Council Paul Baron all gave impassioned speeches about how youth can be catalysts for positive social change.

President of the National Youth Council, Paul Baron stated "As young persons, you are a very important part of the peace process in any country!” He continued to say, “It is important to understand that even though you are relatively young, that you too have and can play a major role in ensuring peace primarily in your communities."

To commemorate the event, the Minister of Education Hon. Petter Saint Jean signed a Memorandum of Agreement to support international peace law, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). Once ratified this law will spread a culture of peace throughout all of Dominica.

"True peace can be achieved only if you start that initiative in your own environment, within your own space, at home and within your community,” said Mr. Saint Jean.

The DPCW is a legal framework for spreading a culture of peace on a local, national, and international level. The goal is to eventually get this law passed Nationally, then at CARICOM and eventually the United Nations. The DPCW, which serves as the solution for worldwide peace and conflict resolution, has already been enacted as a National Declaration in several countries around the world; including Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles and eSwatini, and international organizations such as the Central American Parliament.

The event was hosted by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG). IPYG’s vision is to unite youth from around the world in one purpose. That purpose is to teach youth how to protect themselves from societal threats and to cultivate a culture of peace within their communities. The youth of IPYG accomplish this purpose through youth advocacy, youth empowerment and peaceful campaigns like Peace Walks.

“Today, we celebrate Dominica as a peaceful zone. The walk was a powerful and inspiring opportunity to engage children and youth in this initiative. Their efforts cannot go in vain," exclaimed an IYPG Volunteer. “Ultimately, the DPCW is the answer to sustainable peace.”

Belize will host a similar peace walk on Saturday, September 21st.

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Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center Appeals to A Person with Mesothelioma Anywhere in Washington to Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst to Discuss Compensation-Rather Than Ordering a 'Free' Book

"If a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Washington State would call us at 800-714-0303 we typically can have them talking directly with attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-within minutes.”

— Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We do not one person with mesothelioma anywhere in Washington State to get shortchanged on financial compensation because they hired incompetent or lazy lawyers who did not 'work the case' or they did not know what they were doing. As we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303 if you have mesothelioma and you hire an unqualified or inept law firm chances are you will lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation.

"We have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste and their founding partner Erik Karst to assist a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Washington State because we know they will work overtime to ensure the best possible compensation results. If a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Washington State or their family would call us at 800-714-0303 we typically can have them talking directly with attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste within minutes.

"Erik and his partner Doug are responsible for over a billion dollars in mesothelioma and asbestos exposure illnesses in the last twenty years-and they do know what they are doing. Talking directly with attorney Erik Karst is a much better deal than a 'free' book about mesothelioma-as we'd be happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering a free service for a person with mesothelioma in Washington State they call the list-or better put documenting how-when or where a the person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos. It is this type of information that becomes the basis for a mesothelioma compensation claim and it is vital. This service is free as the group would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. https://Washington.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their services are available statewide in every community in Washington including Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Everett, Vancouver, Yakima, Bellingham, Bremerton, Moses Lake, Olympia, Mount Vernon, Wenatchee, the Tri-Cities, etc. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Washington the Washington Mesothelioma Victims Centerstrongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this treatment facility. The Center believes this treatment facility for mesothelioma to be one of the best in the nation.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the UW Medical Center called the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington: http://www. uwmedicine.org/services/ cancer-care

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Washington State include Veterans of the US Navy, hydro-electric power plant workers, shipyard workers, nuclear power plant workers, oil refinery workers, pulp and paper mill workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's.http://Washington. MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
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Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Offers A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Colorado Help List Their Asbestos Exposures and Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst To Evaluate the Compensation Claim

"To get the financial compensation job done for a US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma we have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste and their founding partner Erik Karst.”

— Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

DENVER, COLORADO , USA, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is now offering a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma anywhere in Colorado assistance in developing what they call the 'list' or a catalog of how, where and when the person was exposed to asbestos while serving in the navy. It is this information that becomes the basis for a mesothelioma compensation center-and it is vital when it comes to mesothelioma compensation as they would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303-especially to the family of a Navy Veteran who might be too sick to call on their own. https://Colorado.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Advocate says, "Our number one goal is to make certain a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma receives the very best possible financial compensation settlement results and we will help a person like this or their family in every possible way as we'd like to discuss at 800-714-0303. We will also do everything possible to get the VA disability process started. Mesothelioma compensation and VA disability payments are two different things. Mesothelioma compensation could involve lump sum settlements that could exceed a million dollars. VA disability payments might be a little over a thousand dollars per month for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma.

"To get the financial compensation job done for a US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma we have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste and their founding partner Erik Karst. Attorney Erik Karst and Doug von Oiste has recovered over a billion dollars for their clients with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure illnesses and they know what they are doing.

"If you are a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Colorado or nationwide or their family please call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Typically we can have you talking directly with attorney ERik Karst or his colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Trust us talking directly with attorney Erik Karst is a better option than a free book about mesothelioma." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton, Pueblo, Greeley or anywhere in Colorado. https://Colorado. USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Colorado the Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed Veteran, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital or VA centers:

* The University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora, Colorado for diagnosed victims in the Centennial State or the victim’s family: http://www.ucdenver. edu/academics/colleges/ medicalschool/centers/ cancercenter/Pages/ CancerCenter.aspx.

* The VA-For a state by state listing of VA Medical Centers nationwide please visit their website: https://www.va.gov/ directory/ guide/FindLocations.cfm.

The states 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. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For a listing of various classes of US Navy ships or submarines please visit the US Navy website on this topic: http://www.navy.mil/ navydata/our_ships.asp.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer. gov/types/mesothelioma

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How Robert Raich legally paved the way for California’s Cannabis businesses and helped invent the term “Dispensary”

The only lawyer to bring two cannabis-related cases to the Supreme Court

OAKLAND, CA, USA, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Robert Raich is a long-term cannabis business expert, and although he
is rather mild-mannered, he is a fearsome warrior in the battle for
cannabis rights. In fact, as detailed on his web site (robertraich.com
[1]), Robert Raich has been making history in the service of
cannabis-related causes for decades.

He continues to make history today.

“I believe it’s not only a matter of personal choice, I believe it
is about human rights.” says Mr. Raich, when speaking about his
decades-long passion for defending the rights of cannabis business
owners and cannabis consumers.

A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Texas School of
Law, he is listed as one of the “30 Powerful Cannabis Litigators
Every Business Operator should know” [2] because of his known
expertise and dedication to helping cannabis consumers and businesses
have the freedom to pursue a future free of local and national
government interference.

Robert Raich is the only lawyer in America to take two cannabis rights
cases all the way to the Supreme Court. He was the attorney in both of
the U.S. Supreme Court cases ever to consider medical cannabis issues:
United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483
(2001), and Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2005).

He was a founder, board member and speaker for the National Cannabis
Bar Association (NCBA) [3] and is a founding member and spoke at
events hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)—
[4]the national trade association advancing the interests of the
responsible cannabis industry.

Mr. Raich's clients were the very first cannabis businesses to obtain
permits in Oakland, California. Mr. Raich is responsible for the
naming convention used to refer to locations where Americans may
legally purchase cannabis.

Mr. Raich explained “In the 90’s, a client of mine was working on
keeping open their medical cannabis retail facility–they were, at the
time, planning on calling their place of business a ‘club’ but I
advised them against this term, as it might seem as overly casual. I
also suggested they not call it a ‘clinic’ as that would, I
advised, suggest that it was an actual medical facility. I suggested
they use the term ‘dispensary’ instead. They took my suggestion
and, the name caught on throughout California and nationwide.”

Today, there are hundreds of legal cannabis dispensaries in
California, and many more thousands nationwide, thanks to the efforts
of Mr. Raich on behalf of his clients.

Robert Raich has spoken across the United States and internationally
on the regulation of cannabis and he has taught classes on cannabis to
cadets at Police Departments, Police Academies, as well as continuing
education classes to other lawyers. Mr. Raich has also appeared before
dozens of tribunals throughout the country, lobbying with respect to
cannabis legislation and litigating cannabis cases.

Mr. Raich recently spoke in the Nation's capital building about the
current cannabis law and freedom of choice, policy, and best practices
for cannabis businesses. He is AV-rated by lawyer rating service Martindale-Hubbell (the "AV" is a
designation for preeminent professional status as well as impeccable ethics).

Mr. Raich’s cases have been featured in a variety of media outlets
including CNN, NBC, New York Times, the Washington Post, Fox News, USA
Today, and more.

It is hard to say where the cannabis business growth will go over the
next few years, though it has been growing rapidly in recent years. In
regard to its history, it is clear to see that one of the pioneers in
the fight for cannabis freedom has been, and continues to be Robert
Raich, a soft-spoken lawyer in a corner office in Oakland. For more
about the Law Offices of Robert Raich, go to RobertRaich.com or call
(510) 338-0700.

Links:
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[1] http://robertraich.com/
[2]
https://eprnews.com/mg-magazine-releases-the-2018-list-of-30-powerful-cannabis-litigators-every-business-operator-should-know-378731/
[3] https://www.canbar.org/
[4] https://thecannabisindustry.org/

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Women’s organisations stand together in support of Northern Ireland’s progressive anti-trafficking law

The women we support are traumatised and abused and have long term psychological ill health as a result of their ordeals.”

— Women’s Aid Northern Ireland

NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM, September 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Following the release on September 18th, 2019, of research commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department of Justice and carried out by Queen’s University into section 15 of the Northern Ireland Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act 2015, national and international women’s rights organisations have come together in support of the existing law.

Under this section, Northern Ireland became the first jurisdiction in the UK to make paying for sexual services a criminal offence.

Northern Ireland’s legislation provides a strong foundation for actions to address sexual exploitation and human trafficking, however there have been considerable barriers to effective implementation of the new law.

In the report, “Assessment of impact criminalisation of purchasing sexual services”, we disagree with the Queen’s researchers’ conclusion that the law criminalising the purchase of sexual services is ineffective, rather it is effective implementation which needs to be further developed. Despite the barriers, PSNI statistics show that there have been more crimes recorded and more arrests and consequences for those who have committed the new offence than there were for the previous offence of paying for sex with a person subject to force, showing that the police can and do use this law to a positive effect. We welcome the comment from the PSNI that the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act is “a useful piece of legislation.” We welcome new training initiatives being developed by the PSNI and call on all other relevant agencies to make implementation of the Act a priority.

Financial and administrative barriers have meant that the Leaving Prostitution Strategy mandated by the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act has not noticeably improved access to support for women involved in and leaving prostitution outside of the National Referral Mechanism for human trafficking victims.

The lack of access to support services is of particular concern given that social security reforms, such as Universal Credit, are having negative effects on women in Northern Ireland, particularly victims and survivors of violence and abuse. These reforms have increased the risk of women living in or facing the threat of poverty, leaving them particularly vulnerable to sexual and other forms of exploitation.

We urge the responsible ministries to:

● take steps to strengthen their strategies, capacity building of and guidance to the relevant public agencies,

● increase resources to ensure effective implementation the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act

● provide strategic development and adequate resources for the Leaving Prostitution Strategy.

The conclusions of the Queen’s University research suggesting negative impacts of the law are based on a flawed methodology in which the voices and experiences of the most vulnerable and exploited people, mostly women, in prostitution are neither heard nor reflected. The voices of women trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation, and those who have exited the prostitution industry are almost entirely absent from the report.

The conclusions also appear to reflect the long-established views of the researchers about the impact of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act which they articulated publicly prior to the law’s introduction in 2015.

Women’s Aid Northern Ireland:

“We are supporting more and more women who are experiencing sexual exploitation both as victims of Human Trafficking and local women who are being forced into prostitution by partners, this highlights the rise in demand.

“Whilst this report, just as the one produced in 2014, indicates that women have a choice and are content to live this lifestyle, it could not be further from the truth. The women we support are traumatised and abused and have long term psychological ill health as a result of their ordeals.

“A clearly defined strategic approach is the only way forward to alleviate the pain and suffering of the women involved. We support all the new initiatives that PSNI and others have introduced to support this Bill.”

Institute for Feminism & Human Rights:

“The lack of support in this research for legal and other measures that discourage the demand for women for the purpose of sexual exploitation is particularly disturbing. Discouraging demand is an approach that is obligatory under international human trafficking treaties and proven to be effective in preventing the sexual exploitation of women in a number of other countries. ”

Equality Now:

“We find it deeply concerning that a report commissioned to review Section 15 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act 2015 (Northern Ireland) devotes only 5 out of 177 pages to the issue of human trafficking. The voices of trafficking survivors and professionals who support them are noticeably absent.

“Sex trafficking, which is fueled by demand for commercial sex, is an issue which disproportionately affects women. Section 15 of the Act seeks to address inequality between men who pay for sexual services, and women, as well as other marginalized groups disproportionately found in prostitution. Thus the law works to promote equality where there is none and protect those who are more vulnerable. This is in line with Northern Ireland’s obligations under international human rights treaties, including the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the 2000 United Nations Palermo Protocol.”

Ruhama:

”It seems the law is actually having an impact on sex buyers’ behaviour as 38% said they would either reduce or stop buying sex altogether. The report also highlights how buyers are primary perpetrators of violence against women in the sex trade, as indicated by incidences of violence both before and after 2015. There must be increased resources put into effective enforcement of the legislation going forward in Northern Ireland, alongside the provision of comprehensive exit supports as the majority wish to exit prostitution at some stage.”

Tara Carey
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The Roundup Options Legal Center of Illinois Encourages Users of Roundup to Call for Access to The Steinberg Law Group

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The Steinberg Law Group has handled class action lawsuits for decades.

Roundup is one of many glyphosate-based weed killers on the market.

The Roundup Options Legal Center of Illinois Encourages Users of Roundup Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma to Call for Access to The Steinberg Law Group

Glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.”

— International Agency for Research on Cancer

ILLINOIS, USA, September 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Roundup Options Legal Center of Illinois is dedicated to providing the best legal assistance to people stricken with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia from exposure to Roundup or other glyphosate-based weed killers. Anyone wishing to discuss their legal options should call (888) 891-2200 to speak directly with a member of The Steinberg Law Group.

The Roundup Options Legal Center of Illinois has endorsed The Steinberg Law Group because of their decades of experience in handling mass action and class action cases. With offices in New York, California and Texas, The Steinberg Law Group has a national footprint that helps them obtain the best possible financial compensation for clients.

Roundup is a glyphosate-based herbicide originally produced by Monsanto and introduced to the consumer market in 1974. Monsanto, which Bayer acquired in 2018, developed and patented the glyphosate molecule and retained exclusive rights to glyphosate in the US until its US patent expired in September 2000 (the patent expired earlier in other countries). As a result, today, many similar products use glyphosate as an active ingredient.

In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer identified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. Despite evidence that Monsanto and other producers of glyphosate-based herbicides knew of the probable cancer-causing effects of their products, consumers were not properly warned of the potential dangers. States with the highest risk of glyphosate exposure include Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio. On average, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma takes up to 10 years to emerge. Even if the exposure to glyphosate occurred outside of one’s home state, The Steinberg Law Group can still obtain the maximum financial compensation available.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and used Roundup or other glyphosate-based herbicides after 1990, the Roundup Options Legal Center of Illinois encourages calling (888) 891-2200 or visiting www.roundupoptions.com for more information on how The Steinberg Law Group can help.

Monica Rivera
Roundup Options Legal Center of Illinois
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