American College of Tax Counsel Files Amicus Brief With Court Questioning Issuance of John Doe Summons to Law Firm

Association of tax lawyers filed an amicus brief in Taylor Lohmeyer v. United States (No. 19-50506), supporting a rehearing to resolve an important legal issue.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American College of Tax Counsel (the “College”) announces the filing on Jun 15, 2020, of an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Taylor Lohmeyer Law Firm, PLLC v. United States (No. 19-50506). The amicus brief was filed in support of the petition seeking rehearing en banc of the Fifth Circuit’s decision to affirm the district court enforcement of the John Doe summons. On June 18, 2020, the Fifth Circuit requested that the government respond to the petition for rehearing en banc.

The issue in the case, as stated in court documents, is whether the use of a John Doe summons to obtain the identities of clients who have consulted with counsel on a specific matter invades the protection of the attorney-client privilege. The College recognizes the importance of tax enforcement on the nation’s voluntary tax compliance system; however, the need for powerful enforcement tools, such as the John Doe summons, does not justify a frontal attack on the attorney-client privilege.

Background of the Case

According to the petition for rehearing en banc filed with the Fifth Circuit, the panel’s opinion conflicts with decisions of the Fifth, Third, and Ninth Circuits. Specifically, Petitioner contends that the panel erred by holding that the Internal Revenue Service can compel a law firm to reveal the identities of its clients so it can investigate the clients for suspected tax violations, and further erred by holding that in order for the clients’ identities to be privileged, the government must know the “substance of the legal advice” or “the content of any specific legal advice.” The College agrees with Petitioner that rehearing en banc is warranted, and in its amicus brief, urges the Fifth Circuit to reverse the lower court to the extent the record is clear that legal services were provided. Alternatively, the brief asks that the court remand the matter to elicit specific factual findings as to whether the clients engaged the law firm to provide legal services. According to Peter Connors, President of the College, “The district court needs to take a serious look at the underlying documents and make a clear determination as to whether the taxpayer had a legitimate privilege concern; it did not do so in the underlying case, and the panel's affirmation of the lower court puts the attorney-client privilege in jeopardy.”

About Amicus Briefs

A brief by Amicus Curiae (“friend of the court”), also known as an amicus brief, allows a person or organization with a strong interest in or important views on the subject matter of a case to file a brief explaining those views and urging the court to rule in a manner consistent with those views. Amicus briefs are often filed in cases of broad public interest and are filed with the permission of the court and typically, as in this instance, with the consent of all the parties in the case.

About the American College of Tax Counsel

The American College of Tax Counsel is a non-profit association of tax lawyers in private practice, in law school teaching positions, and in government, who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession. One of the chief purposes of the College is to provide a mechanism for input by tax attorneys into the development of U.S. tax laws and policy. The College’s brief was submitted by its governing Board of Regents, represented by attorneys Lawrence M. Hill of Winston & Strawn, LLP in New York, and Robert S. Horwitz and Lacey Strachan of Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, PC in California.

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Mastrangelo Law Offices Reports $4.25 Million Settlement

Nick Mastrangelo Best Personal Injury Attorney East Bay Area

Nick Mastrangelo – $4.95 Million Settlement for Auto Accident

A Client of the Mastrangelo Law offices received a $4.25 Million settlement after being Rear Ended on a Route 4 in California.

“Our client was ejected during the collision and his truck came to rest on top of him. ”

— Nick Mastrangelo

ORINDA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Accidents happen and the East Bay Accident Lawyers offices Ed and Nick Mastrangelo have seen a lot of them. For nearly 40 years the brothers have been serving the needs of Californians that have been injured in an accident. This one was a bit different.

Rear end accidents happen daily. While speeds increased during the Shelter at Home order from Governor Newsom, accidents didn’t go away. We usually think of a rear end accident as something that happens at a stop light when a driver is distracted and doesn’t notice the cars ahead of them stopped. The foggy freeways of central California are another place we see multi car pileups, which usually start with one rear end accident, on the news.

Nick Mastrangelo shared a case with me that got my attention. His client was injured in a rear end accident and received a $4.25 Million settlement. I just couldn’t wrap my hands around that. I was once rear ended by an uninsured motorist in my 1984 VW Golf. From the looks of it you would think the car was totaled. Since I was in college and broke, I did not talk to a doctor about my ensuing neck pain.

Years later I was on the other end of a rear end accident. A woman was making a right turn to merge into high speed traffic. I reached down for my cell phone and bam. She was stopped and the back end of her BMW was pretty well done in by my big truck. Thankfully the damages were under $5,000 and she wasn’t injured.

I have even watched a teenager texting on the highway with traffic at a dead stop just in front of them. Two cars were destroyed in that one, and thankfully no one was injured. I share all of this with you because of the value of the settlement that Mr. Mastrangelo shared with me.

The first question I asked was if the plaintiff (the guy in the front of the accident) was injured.

It turned out the 49 year old carpenter’s pickup was hit so hard from the back that it threw the truck off the state highway. The truck rolled several times and the driver was ejected after his seatbelt let go. The pickup came to rest in a ditch on the side of the road, on top of the driver. Yes this case was a little different.

The carpenter suffered multiple injuries which kept him from returning to work for some time. Nick shared with me that “Our client was ejected during the collision and his truck came to rest on top of him.  He sustained a crushed pelvis, multiple rib fractures, a collapsed lung, a ruptured bladder, a fractured collarbone, and a torn urethra.  He underwent multiple surgeries and was hospitalized for 13 days.  He made a gradual recovery but was unable to return to his physically demanding job as a carpenter.”

The defendant in the case, aka the driver that hit the carpenter, admitted some fault and liability. He also claimed that at the time of the accident, the carpenter was thrown because he was not wearing his seatbelt. The carpenter testified that he was wearing a seat belt and it failed after his pickup rolled over several times.

Clearly not all accidents are the same.

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PLDO Partner Gene M. Carlino is Honored with the 2020 Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award

Gene M. Carlino, PLDO Partner

I am delighted to be selected for this recognition and it is my honor to be among the great contributors to the magazine and past winners of this prestigious award.”

— Gene M. Carlino, PLDO Partner

JOHNSTON, RI, US, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Gene M. Carlino, a prominent estate, trust and tax attorney, was the recipient of the 2020 Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award for his article, "A Review of the SECURE Act and Its Effect on Estate Planning with Retirement Asset," that was published in the November/December 2019 edition.

Cited for its presentation excellence and timeliness of an important legal issue for practitioners, the scholarly article provided a comprehensive, in-depth review of the now enacted SECURE Act or “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement,” which represents transformative change to the income tax and administrative laws affecting individual retirement accounts and employer sponsored 401(k) plans. (The SECURE Act became effective on January 1, 2020.)

“At the time that I wrote the article, my intention was to provide clarifying information about this complex piece of legislation because it affected individuals, families and business, as well as their financial advisors, tax preparers and attorneys. It is exciting that the bill ultimately passed by Congress addressed some of the areas of concern highlighted in the article,” said Attorney Carlino. “I am delighted to be selected for this recognition and it is my honor to be among the great contributors to the magazine and past winners of this prestigious award.”

Attorney Carlino is a highly respected attorney with more than 30 years of experience in all areas of estate and tax planning and administration, probate administration and trust litigation, and Medicaid planning and Elder Law. His significant experience in Elder Law includes advising individuals and families in all phases of the long-term care and Medicaid planning, and handling appeals through the state administrative hearing process. The depth and breadth of his experience is extensive in all areas of his practice and includes estate planning for high net worth individuals, asset protection and representing individuals before the Internal Revenue Service in contested assessments during the examination phase, before the Appeals Division, and at trial in the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal District Court. In addition, Attorney Carlino advises clients in all matters of federal income tax planning, including structuring and implementing like-kind exchanges from routine to a highly sophisticated nature, and advising corporate taxpayers and shareholders in connection with tax-free reorganizations.

Attorney Carlino earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in Accountancy from Providence College, magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Tax Steering Committee and former Rhode Island Chapter President of NAELA, a national public policy advocacy group dedicated to the unique needs of the elder population.

To contact Attorney Carlino in Florida, call 561-362-2030 or in Rhode Island at 401-824-5100 or email gcarlino@pldolaw.com. For information about PLDO, visit www.pldolaw.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

ABOUT PANNONE LOPES DEVEREAUX & O'GARA LLC
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, cyber law, health care law, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm has offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit www.pldolaw.com.

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James Hardy Attorney Connecticut Discusses Criminal Defense in the Age of Protest

James Hardy Attorney Connecticut

James Hardy Attorney Connecticut

STAMFORD, CT, USA, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — James Hardy Attorney Connecticut has carefully watched the recent round of protests and, regardless of his political beliefs, is worried that many of these individuals are not prepared for the potential criminal cases. Here's what they need to know, he says.

Types of Charges That May Occur, According to James Hardy Attorney Connecticut
Over the years, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut has defended many different people in a variety of situations. And the recent glut of protests is a reminder that such actions often trigger a substantial excess of criminal convictions for people who have never been in the system before. James Hardy Attorney Connecticut finds that this situation is often tough for some people to handle.

And as the protests increase in intensity and spread, there's a very good chance that more people will experience many types of charges. For example, James Hardy Attorney CT states that many protesters get hit with charges like disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace. These charges usually occur if protesters block a sidewalk, refuse to obey police disorders, or shout at others in a way that may cause violence.

Even if a protest remains peaceful and carefully avoids these actions, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut has found that they may still be charged with unlawful assembly. This charge is often slippery because the police get to interpret when a crowd intends to commit an "unlawful" act. And if they refuse to leave when ordered to by the police, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut states this is considered proof that they want to commit an unlawful act.

Defenses Against Charges During Protests
James Hardy Attorney Stamford Connecticut says protesters who have little experience with the law may not realize the trouble they're getting into here. For example, they may be charged with misdemeanors that could cause them to go to jail for up to one year and even get a hefty fine. And if the protest turns violent – even if provoked by the police, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut says – they could be charged with a felony.

Defenses against this type of crime often hinge on the individual's behavior and their constitutional right to assemble, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut says. In such cases, he usually argues that the law against disorderly conduct was too vaguely applied in this instance and that his client was not breaking the law by merely being in a crowd, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut says.

And he may also argue that these laws were not applied according to reasonable guidelines and were discriminatory. For example, police breaking up a peaceful protest simply because they were black is not legal, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut argues. Though these types of cases aren't always easy to win, it is possible to get a good result when working hard, and with a good lawyer, James Hardy Attorney Connecticut argues.

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Lawyer Kelly Hyman Discusses The Kristin Smart Disappearance Case On Court TV

Lawyer Kelly Hyman

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Court TV Host along with a "think tank" of attorneys, including Kelly Hyman, discusses the Kristen Smart case. Lawyer Kelly Hyman is asked on the show due in part to her extensive legal experience. She is part of the "think tank" panel along with two other attorneys. Kelly Hyman offers her opinions on the case with deft precision and knowledge of the law.

Media Commentator and Lawyer Kelly Hyman Relates What The Investigators May Be After

Though the case began over 20 years ago, it has not been solved. When college friends found a passed out Kristin Smart after a Memorial Day weekend party, they decided to escort her to her dorm at California Polytechnic State University. The group of three dwindled to one remaining male who has always been a suspect in the case. Four years after her disappearance, Kristin Smart was declared legally dead. The Court TV panelists speculate on why the case has gotten new life. This is evidenced by recent searches of the properties related to the suspect.

Court TV And Others Have Sought Television Commentator Kelly Hyman For Court Analysis

Kelly Hyman is able to offer legal opinions on a variety of topics. Court TV producers are wise to request she guest on the network. The much sought-after legal commentator and advocate brings a wealth of knowledge. In addition to Court TV, lawyer Kelly Hyman has made appearances on Law and Crime, Fox News, ABC, The Ingraham Angle, Fox and Friends First, The Ethan Bearman Show, Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBellow, and The Whistleblower with Mychal Wilson. Kelly Hyman also appeared on The Jiggy Jaguar radio show.

Lawyer Kelly Hyman Has Been On Camera Before

Fortunately, the accomplished trial attorney is not camera shy. Kelly Hyman has also enjoyed acting on stage and screen throughout her life. In addition, she has done voice work on television. Wearing the hat of an entertainer does not stop Kelly Hyman from being a staunch advocate of women's rights. Her legal analysis often lends itself to this space while she also takes up the causes of the underdog throughout society. Her book, "Top 10 Reasons To Dump Trump in 2020" was released in the latter part of 2019.

Legal analyst Kelly Hyman Exemplifies The Meaning of Having It All

Gone are the images of lawyers stuck in libraries amid stacks and stacks of legal briefings and law journals. Kelly Hyman has taken her profession to new heights while challenging herself with new professional endeavors. Court TV is fortunate to have her highlighted on their network.

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Minnesota US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Minnesota to Get Serious About Their Compensation and to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste for Serious Results

"At a minimum Erik Karst of the law form of Karst von Oiste will be able to explain the compensation process over the phone to a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Minnesota.

— Minnesota US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

MINNEAPOLIS , MINNESOTA , USA, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Minnesota US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is urging a Navy Veteran or person with recently diagnosed mesothelioma to get serious about their financial compensation results and to call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst. Because of the Coronavirus many people with mesothelioma have not started their compensation process and many are not even receiving medical treatments. "At a minimum Erik Karst of the law form of Karst von Oiste will be able to explain the compensation process over the phone to a person with mesothelioma in Minnesota.

"Financial compensation for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma might exceed a million dollars and the process does not involve suing the navy. Erik Karst and his amazing colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation results for people like this. If you have mesothelioma, please do not put off your financial compensation and please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 to get the process started. You will be glad you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Minnesota US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Saint Cloud or anywhere in Minnesota. https://Minnesota.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Minnesota the Minnesota US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.
* The Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota: https://www. mayoclinic.org/
* Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota: https://www.cancer. umn.edu/

About one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family retain the services of a lawyer or law firm-they are urged to call the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303. https://USNavyMesothelioma.Com

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.

However, based on the calls the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma advocate receives a US Navy Veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For a listing of various classes of US Navy ships or submarines please visit the US Navy website on this topic: https://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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Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges a Navy Veteran with Confirmed Mesothelioma in Maine or their Family to call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get the Best Compensation Results

"We are urging a Navy Veteran with recently diagnosed mesothelioma in Maine to please call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste.”

— Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center

BANGOR, MAINE, USA, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a Navy Veteran with recently diagnosed mesothelioma to please call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Erik is one of the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys and he will help you get the best possible compensation results for your ordeal. A lot of people have put off mesothelioma compensation in 2020 because of the Coronavirus-and we do not want you to be one of them. Mesothelioma compensation for Navy Veterans and or shipyard workers frequently exceeds a million dollars. Maine has both Navy Veterans and shipyard workers.

"The reason we have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste is because they have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people like this. Rather than talking to a local car accident attorney about something they might not know much about please call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst. We care certain you will be glad you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Maine including communities such as Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, Brunswick, Saco, Sullivan, Milltown, Bath, or Biddeford. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible treatment options in Maine the Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

* The Maine Medical Cancer Institute: https://www.mmc.org/cancer-institute

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Maine include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, public utility workers, mill workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, welders, millwrights, steamfitters, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

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

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WCCR Joins US State Department in Condemning Lebanese Judge’s Attempt to Silence US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The World Council for the Cedars Revolution (WCCR) joined with the US State Department to condemn the actions of Judge Muhammad Mazieh who has apparently “ordered” all Lebanese media to refrain from publishing US Ambassador Dorothy Shea’s comments for one year after she criticized Hezbollah’s current stranglehold on Lebanon.

Said Ambassador Shea: "It [Hezbollah] has siphoned off billions of dollars that should have gone into government coffers so that the government can provide basic services to its people," she said. "It has obstructed some of the economic reforms the Lebanese economy so desperately needs."

“Ambassador Shea is absolutely right,” said WCCR Secretary General, Tom Harb. “Hezbollah’s tentacles reach into every arm of the Lebanese government and financial institutions. Their use of a mixture of bribery and intimidation is masterful and long-standing. Very few Lebanese have the courage to stand against them individually, but the silent majority wants an end to the corruption of their institutions. Hezbollah is slowing destroying Lebanon.”

“The United States government cannot oppose this terrorist organization everywhere in the world, while quietly allowing it to flourish in Lebanon,” added WCCR National Director, John Hajjar. “It’s ironic that this judge accused our Ambassador of interfering in Lebanese internal affairs, while Hezbollah was founded by Iran, is massively financed by Iran and directed at every turn by Iran. How is that not interference in Lebanese internal affairs?”

Hossein Khorram, AMCD Vice Chair, states: "Judge Muhammad Mazieh, or better said, his Tehran masters, wish to take what little free press is left in Lebanon with this political stunt. Now civil and criminal penalties can be brought against those few brave journalist when threat and intimidation has failed against them. An independent judiciary is essential for any democratic society and I find it a mockery of justice for a sovereign nation's judiciary to protect interest of another nation before their own."

“Hezbollah needs to be disarmed as per UNSCR 1559,” continued Mr. Harb.”Otherwise, the Lebanese people will continue paying the price for their country’s instability.”

WCCR maintains that Hezbollah has corrupted every aspect of Lebanese life. We applaud Ambassador Shea for her courage in speaking out against this evil terrorist organization. Calling it a political party does not change its Iranian-born terrorist stripes. If the Lebanese are to taste freedom once more, Hezbollah must be completely purged from the government and civil society. We stand with Ambassador Shea and the Silent Majority in Lebanon.

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Innovo Technology Solutions announces release of Consumer Data Right Conformance Platform

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A solution that solves the industries requirements for conformance to the Consumer Data Right standards

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, June 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Innovo Technology Solutions, a testing and software development consultancy, has today announced its exclusive release of their CDR Conformance Platform (CCP) in advance of the Product Reference Data go-live implementation of the Australian CDR rules and standards. The tool, a fully automated conformance platform allows banks and Third-Party Providers (TPPs) to quickly verify it's APIs and other requirements are Open Banking and CDR compliant with the published rules and standards as defined by ACCC, Data61 and the Australian legislation. Innovo’s platform facilitates fast-tracking the launch of open banking services for both Product Reference Data (PRD) and Consumer data. For all ADIs, PRD is mandated to go-live in 3 phases commencing 1 November 2020. Consumer data is scheduled to go-live in 2 phases commencing 1 July 2021.

With an architecture that supports both Data Holders and Data Recipients via its virtual banking module, test harness, API library and conformance reporting module, CCP can be configured to support Open Banking and other industry verticals when mandated in future legislation.

CCP enables automation and customisation of the end to end testing process, thereby creating a conformance validation for current and future scopes, regulations and standards. Complete with its conformance reporting, and dashboards, the platform coupled with the Innovo service affords banks a cost-effective and significant accelerator to meeting its compliance obligations.

The Innovo CCP supports conformance validation in-line with the ACCC rules for Consumer Data Right and Open banking. Legislated in 2018, the Consumer Data Right is designed to give consumers the right to safely access data about them, held by businesses, and direct this information be transferred to trusted third parties of their choice. It will first be adopted in financial services where it is known as open banking.

The Innovo team is at work already incorporating additional industry verticals and evolving standards into the API library, including upcoming legislation to include the Telco, Utility and Healthcare sectors. Fully customisable and user-friendly, the tool enables technology teams to quickly test APIs in-line with CDR legislation, specific needs, and business requirements.

“Simply put, any organisation who participates in the Open Banking ecosystem is obliged to comply and must prove that they meet the standards” comments Nick Finlayson, founder of Innovo.

“Realising and assuring ongoing industry compliance can be costly and time-consuming. Harnessing the power of the Innovo CCP platform, we will enable stakeholders to deliver proof of compliance quickly and cost-effectively for the present and future requirements. This is a significant enablement tool for banks and participating 3rd Parties to meet accreditation criteria under the ACCC mandates. ”

With a team of over 50 technology specialists across Australia and overseas, the Innovo team has facilitated major advances in software development and testing across multiple verticals. The team develops and incorporates the latest and most innovative technology in their projects, leveraging its DevOps methodology and agile practices.

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Super Attorney, Tom Girardi, Details Repetitive Motion Injury in the Workplace

Tom Girardi.

By Tom Girardi

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Repetitive motion injury is also known as repetitive stress injury is temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons caused by performing the same motion over and over again.

The most common type of repetitive motion injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. This happens when the median nerve in the wrist compressed by swollen and inflamed ligaments and tendons. People working on assembly lines or using keyboards all day are most susceptible to being injured. The injury can be quite painful and can cause

❌numbness
❌clumsiness
❌loss of motion
❌loss of flexibility
❌and loss of strength in the area

If the job is repetitive such as an assembly line or constant typing and clicking, Take short breaks to give your body the rest it needs, use good posture to and ergonomically optimized workstation to minimizes the strain on your body.

In the unfortunate event of an accident or injury, you are going to need an attorney that has experience with work-related injury cases. We have 55 years of experience and an extremely long list of successful cases. If you have been injured or have a legal matter you would like to discuss with an attorney from our firm, please contact us by visiting www.girardikeese.com or call 800-401-4530

Tom Girardi, Super Attorney

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With nearly fifty years of experience representing victims, Girardi has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, handling claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts. Thomas Vincent Girardi is a founding partner of Girardi & Keese, a downtown Los Angeles law firm. In 1970, Girardi became the first attorney in the state of California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice case. Girardi has handled major cases against the former Lockheed Corp (now the Lockheed Martin Corp.), Pacific Gas & Electric Co, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Hollywood's seven major movie studios.

In 2003, he received the most prestigious honor of being inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar. Mr. Girardi is a Member of the Board of Directors and former President of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only worldwide organization, limited to 500 trial lawyers. Mr. Girardi is also the first trial lawyer to be appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the state courts.

Albeit, one of the most influential lawyers of our time, Girardi amorously sites Perry Mason as one of his earliest childhood law inspirations. “He was a lawyer on television, 7pm on Saturday night and I would watch that show every Saturday,” states Girardi.

In one of Girardi’s better-known cases against Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility company agreed to pay $333 million to 650 residents of the desert community of Hinkley, California. The residents blamed incidents of cancer and other diseases on contaminated water leaked from a gas pumping station. This case was the inspiration for the film Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts.

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