Perrin Conferences to Host Virtual Food & Beverage Litigation Conference

The 2020 Food & Beverage Litigation Conference will focus on hospitality, liquor, and food liability litigation.

As in years past we will bring together a variety of unique perspectives and timely updates on hospitality, liquor, and food liability litigation. ”

— Lynnsey Perrin, President & CEO

WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — WAYNE, PA—October 30, 2020—Perrin Conferences, the leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, is hosting its eighth annual Food & Beverage Litigation Conference: A Look at Hospitality, Liquor, and Food Liability Conference on November 5, 2020. The virtual conference features leading attorneys and industry professionals for noteworthy panels and key discussions focused on food and beverage litigation.

“To keep everyone safe we are excited to offer this year’s Food & Beverage Litigation Conference virtually. As in years past we will bring together a variety of unique perspectives and timely updates on hospitality, liquor, and food liability litigation,” said Lynnsey Perrin, President & CEO of Perrin Conferences. “The 2020 conference features a top-notch agenda with panels led by prominent plaintiff and defense attorneys, in-house counsel, and insurance professionals.”

This Conference features the following highly qualified and regarded Chairs:
• Craig J. Compoli, Jr., Esq., O’Toole Scrivo, Cedar Grove, NJ
• Stephen M. Mahieu, Chief Counsel, Litigation, The Kraft Heinz Company, Chicago, IL
• Gabriel S. Slominski, Esq., Assistant Vice President, Surplus & Specialty Lines, Crum & Forster, Chicago, IL

The conference chairs and speakers discuss food and beverage trends, litigation, class actions, IP, ethics, and more!.

A featured panel includes In-House Council perspectives from:

• Stephen M. Mahieu, Senior Counsel, Litigation, The Kraft Heinz Company, Chicago, IL
• Robert Croft, Director, Corporate Counsel, Litigation, Starbucks, Louisville, KY
• Farzin Firooznia, Vice President and Chief Counsel, North America Litigation, PepsiCo, New York, NY
• Leilani Harbeck, Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment, Conagra Brands, Chicago, IL
• Dale Johnson II, Associate General Counsel – North American Litigation, Molson Coors Beverage, Company, Chicago, IL
• Kevin M. Brennan, Chief Counsel US Litigation, Mondelēz Global LLC, East Hanover, NJ
• Thomas Monroe, Vice President Litigation & Regulatory, Kellogg Company, Galesburg, MI

In addition to providing exclusive opportunities for learning and information sharing, the Food & Beverage Litigation Conference offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit for qualified candidates. For more information, registration, and hotel accommodations, please visit Perrinconferences.com or contact Lynnsey Perrin.

About Perrin Conferences:
The leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, Perrin Conferences offers comprehensive and specialized continuing legal education both virtual and live in an atmosphere of learning, networking, and sharing. Bringing together preeminent national talent in specialty legal fields, Perrin Conferences ensures its conferences deliver innovative content, networking opportunities and career development. Attendees gain insights that cannot be found anywhere else. Follow the latest news from Perrin Conferences on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/perrin-conferences-llc or Twitter @PerrinConf. For more information on the company and upcoming conferences please visit www.perrinconferences.com.

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Award-winning CPA firm LGA joins Russell Bedford in Boston

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Russell Bedford – accounting – audit – tax – consulting

Appointment of LGA, LLP solidifies Russell Bedford’s US network

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global professional services network, Russell Bedford International, has announced the appointment of LitmanGerson Associates, LLP (LGA) as its member firm in Boston, USA.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, LGA has offices in the Boston suburb of Woburn, Massachusetts and Salem, New Hampshire.

LGA comprises 15 partners and principals, with a total of more than 70 personnel in the firm. LGA’s leadership focuses on transparency, integrity, and communication resulting in the dedication of a team of professionals providing clients with the highest level of service. This is proven by recent accreditations and accolades. The firm has risen in the ranks of the Boston Business Journal’s Largest Accounting Firms from 45th in 2013 to 27th in 2020 and was recognised as a Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work in 2019, with the firm’s managing partner, John D. Geraci, CPA, MST being named in Accounting Today’s MP Elite list of 2020.

LGA comprises four main practice areas: tax, audit and attest, outsourced management accounting and business advisory services, including business valuation.

The firm has some 3000 clients in a broad range of industries, including construction, real estate, owner-managed business, non-profits and private equity.

Speaking about the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO Stephen Hamlet said: "The appointment of a large, well-established Boston firm is a fantastic development for our expanding network. LGA’s wide ranging services will add considerably to our already impressive service range in the US. Clearly a firm with substantial drive and determination, rising significantly in the ranks of US accounting firms in recent years, we are delighted to gain a firm of their calibre while strengthening our North American presence in a key location. Having personally met at their office in Boston back in March this year, it is my absolute pleasure to complete the application process and to welcome all at LGA."

John D. Geraci, managing partner at LGA, added: "We are excited to join Russell Bedford International so that we can collaborate with their vast array of network firms located in North America and internationally. At LGA, ensuring that we can continue to meet the evolving needs of our clients is an essential element of our growth strategy. As more and more companies conduct business across the globe, it is important for us to join an organization that will provide access to a breadth and depth of resources that we can leverage on our client’s behalf, whether they are exploring doing business in London or Dubai. Russell Bedford is focused on building a quality team of member firms who support one another and their respective practices, and LGA is proud to represent a significant addition to their US strategy."

ENDS

About Russell Bedford International

Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 700 partners, 6500 staff and 350 offices in 100 countries worldwide. Russell Bedford International is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms and a member of EGIAN, the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations.

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Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges the Family of a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Arkansas To Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Hire a Much More Capable Lawyer-Get Much Better Compensation Results

"We are urging the wife or adult son-daughter of a Navy Veteran who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Arkansas to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste.”

— Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, USA, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging the wife or adult son-daughter of a Navy Veteran who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Arkansas to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Erik Karst is one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, he and his colleagues have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in compensation for their clients with this rare cancer. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst please call 800-714-0303 anytime.

"We know that because of the Coronavirus many people with mesothelioma or their family members have gone into bunker mode-not wishing to expose themselves to strangers-or people they do not know. Attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste has developed a special way to reach out to people like this–with much of the face to face time done on a live video chat. This way the lawyers can get the vital information they need without imposing on the person with mesothelioma any more than they have too. Financial compensation for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma might exceed a million dollars. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center’s services are available to individuals throughout the state of Arkansas such as Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, or Pine Bluff. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Arkansas the Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital. Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Little Rock, Arkansas: https://cancer.uams.edu

Individuals with mesothelioma in the state of Arkansas could have been exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy or working at a power plant, at an oil or gas facility, as a plumber, a boiler technician, as an auto repairman, as an electrician, insulator, at a pulp and paper mill or at a construction job site. In most cases, the exposure to asbestos caused mesothelioma at one of these types of workplaces in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. Mesothelioma typically takes three to five decades to develop. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. However, mesothelioma does happen in Arkansas as the Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.

https://Arkansas.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

Michael Thomas
Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Is Appealing to the Family of A Navy Veteran in Virginia Who Has Lung Cancer and Who Had Asbestos Exposure in the Navy to Call the Lawyers at KVO About Compensation

"If your loved one served in the navy in the 1960s or 1970s and he now has lung cancer, and he had asbestos exposure in the service please call the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste.”

— Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

NORFOLK , VIRGINIA , USA, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is appealing to the wife or family of a Navy Veteran with lung cancer anywhere in Virginia to call the amazing lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO at 800-714-0303 if their loved one had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy prior to 1982. Financial compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000. For a career Navy Veteran, the compensation might be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars-depending on how, where and when the Veteran was exposed to asbestos on a navy ship, submarine or at a shipyard. It does not matter if the Veteran smoked cigarettes. The typical person the Advocate is trying to identify is over 60 years old.

According to the Advocate, "Most Navy Veterans who now have lung cancer-and who decades ago had heavy asbestos exposure in the navy never get compensated-even though most should. The compensation we mention does not involve suing the navy. If your husband, dad or loved one served in the navy in the 1960s or 1970s—- he now has lung cancer, and he had asbestos exposure in the service please call the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO at 800-714-0303. We think you will be glad you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Roanoke, Portsmouth or anywhere in Virginia. https://Virginia.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Virginia include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, steel workers, factory workers, public utility workers, plumbers, millwrights, insulators, welders, electricians, coal miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Virginia is home to the largest US Navy base, as well as one of the world’s largest shipyards. Typically. the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

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

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH’s website on this topic: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.

Michael Thomas
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Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Appeals to the family of a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Alabama to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Hire a Better Lawyer-Get a Better Compensation Result

"Please don't-put off mesothelioma compensation because of the Coronavirus. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime.”

— Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

MONTGOMERY , ALABAMA , USA, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is appealing to the wife or adult son-daughter of a Navy Veteran who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Alabama to get an education about mesothelioma compensation from one of the nation's leading experts-Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste-especially when it comes to Navy Veterans who have this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. "We know that because of the Coronavirus many Navy Veterans with mesothelioma are staying home-and not receiving medical treatments or legal advice about compensation. Please don't-put off mesothelioma compensation. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime." www.karstvonoiste.com/

Mesothelioma compensation for a Navy Veteran in Alabama might exceed a million dollars-if the person with this cancer or their family hires a lawyer who knows what they are doing. The Advocate has endorsed attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oitse to get the compensation job done for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste please call him anytime at 800-714-0303. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa or anywhere in Alabama. https://Alabama.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Alabama the Alabama 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 these hospitals.

The University of Alabama’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham. https://www.uab.edu/onealcancercenter/.

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, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska. 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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SILVER & WRIGHT LLP RESPONDS TO MARIPOSA GAZETTE ARTICLE

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The Mariposa Gazette released misleading articles in regards to the proposed changes to the code enforcement ordinance in Mariposa County.

I have worked closely with Silver & Wright for years and have found them to be extremely ethical and honest, and always professional, even despite being treated unfairly and portrayed inaccurately.”

— Steve Dahlem, Mariposa County Counsel

MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On October 29, 2020, The Mariposa Gazette released misleading articles in regards to the recently proposed changes to code enforcement ordinance in Mariposa County by the Board of Supervisors.

Silver & Wright LLP got involved with reviewing the Administrative Citation Ordinance after being asked by the County a few months ago. The ordinance had already been prepared internally by the County. The County’s goals were to bring the ordinance into compliance with State law, make the process more fair and efficient, attempt to increase voluntary compliance, and reduce costs to taxpayers.

It’s the County’s ordinance, not the firms’. Other than assisting with reviewing, Silver & Wright LLP has no other role nor have they been asked to do anything else with it. In fact, the goal of the ordinance is to clarify the County’s administrative procedures, give more notice and time to correct violations, and reduce the role of courts and lawyers altogether.

The Mariposa Gazette and several community members have expressed concerns regarding the recent efforts to update the code enforcement ordinance. Despite the slanderous and false narrative that the Mariposa Gazette continues to push out regarding the Jerry Cox case and now Silver & Wright LLP’s involvement in simply reviewing the code enforcement ordinance amendment, we have provided the correct information below.

INDIO AND COACHELLA CASE REFERENCE
The Mariposa Gazette and community members have made attempts to misrepresent and correlate ongoing cases in Indio and Coachella that is completely irrelevant.

Despite what the media has circulated regarding the case, the factual details are as follows:

-While Indio entered into a settlement, the City denied any wrongdoing and none of the convicted defendants have been reimbursed anything out of the settlement.
-The cities had enhanced those cases to criminal violations due to the violators’ lack of cooperation with law enforcement, which the Mariposa Administrative Citation Ordinance is intended to prevent.
-The relevant defendants were all convicted, were not charged prosecutions fees directly despite false reporting to the contrary, and Silver & Wright LLP was paid for its services by the cities regardless of case outcome or the cities’ cost recovery. Pursuant to State law at the time, the cities were then authorized to seek recovery of the public funds that the public was forced to incur due to those convicted defendants’ refusal to cooperate with the cities’ nuisance abatement efforts.
-Two of the three claims in that case have been dismissed and the cities settled their claims due to their desire not to incur significant costs to litigate the case, not because the law was against them. Those cities denied any wrongdoing and Silver & Wright LLP refused to sign the settlements because the plaintiffs were wrong. These were the cities cases and policies, not ours, and as such was their decision it was how to resolve them, not ours. That case was about those cities seeking cost recovery in criminal nuisance abatement cases, which was later changed by the law. We were paid by the cities, not the defendants, regardless of the result of a case. Silver & Wright LLP does not do any criminal work for the County.
-The settlements didn’t set aside their convictions and those plaintiffs never even claimed they were innocent, which they weren’t.

Rather than doing real journalistic research and fact-checking by contacting Silver & Wright LLP, it’s apparent that the Mariposa Gazette’s extent of research was simply online searches. If they had taken the time to contact the firm, we would have been happy to provide them with not only a statement but factual details supported by documents that would counter the false narratives.

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Dixie Law Group, PSC, Attains First Civil Jury Verdict in Louisville Since the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns

Justin May and the Dixie Law Group trial team attain a verdict for $31,669.14 against a Defendant who Ran Red-light in a COVID-19 Trial.

LOUISVILLE, KY, USA, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Dixie Law Group, PSC, trial team attained a $31,669.14 verdict in Louisville, KY, on October 29, 2020. The case involved a lady who ran a red light and struck a man on his way to work in 2018 at the intersection of I-65 and the Outer Loop.

The case is the first civil jury verdict in Louisville since the pandemic. “The courtroom officials, the bailiffs, and the judge did an excellent job of making sure everyone was safe,” said the lead attorney, Justin May. “We had a great client and a good case, and the jury saw that.”

The jury trial took three days due to the increased safety precautions. After the close of evidence on October 28, the attorneys returned the next morning and made their closing arguments to the jury. The jury reached a verdict in about an hour and a half. The jury awarded $1,669.14 in medical bills, $25,000 in past pain and suffering, and $5,000 in future pain and suffering. The judge entered a directed verdict on the plaintiff's medical bills from his emergency room visit before the jury deliberated.

“This is a great sign that things can get back to normal and that people can get justice in Louisville,” said Justin May. “We appreciate the service of the jury. It’s great that they were brave enough to show Kentucky that we can safely return to the courtroom.”

The Dixie Law Group, PSC, is located on Dixie Highway in Louisville, Kentucky. Its attorneys represent injured victims of car wrecks, truck wrecks, and other catastrophic injuries. They value trying their clients’ cases to force insurance companies to evaluate ordinary day to day things taken from the victim's life, rather than just their medical bills and lost wages.

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Liara Aurelia Silva Joins Barron & Newburger, P.C.

Liara Aurelia Silva

Talented Litigator Joins Barron & Newburger's Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Group

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Liara Aurelia Silva has joined Barron & Newburger as an attorney in the firm’s Austin office. Liara will work with the firm’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Group.

Ms. Silva has significant experience practicing in both California and Texas. In her practice, she has represented a wide range of clients including banking institutions, educational institutions, and various public agencies. Liara's practice has included providing counsel in all aspects of education and employment law, including contractual issues, discrimination and harassment investigations, and Title IX investigations initiated by the Department of Education.

“Liara will be a great addition to the firm. Her experience in guiding large and small clients through significant legal challenges will be of benefit to our clients” explained Stephen Sather, a shareholder and member of the firm’s board of directors who practices in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice Group. “Barron & Newburger has always been committed to finding creative solutions to complex legal and financial problems through a combination of negotiation and litigation.”

“I am excited to join Barron & Newburger,” Ms. Silva stated. “This is an opportunity to practice with a talented team and meet the needs of smaller and larger businesses."

Ms. Silva is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.

About Barron & Newburger, P.C.

Barron & Newburger, P.C. is a national law firm based in Austin, Texas with offices across the United States. The firm’s Consumer Financial Service Law Practice Group represents creditors, collection agencies, debt purchasers and law firms in trial and appellate court and in supplying their compliance and corporate needs. The firm’s Bankruptcy and Recovery Practice Group represents debtors, committees, trustees and creditors in and out of bankruptcy court.

Contact

For more information about this announcement or the firm of Barron and Newburger, P.C., please contact Thomas Good at 512-476-9103, Ext. 248 or at tgood@bn-lawyers.com. The firm’s website is www.bn-lawyers.com

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Families, Youth and Professionals to Benefit from New SPAN Funding Awards

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

SPAN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower families and inform and involve professionals interested in the education and healthy development of children and youth.”

— Thomas Franklin

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SPAN Parent Advisory Network of Newark, NJ is pleased to announce that it has received new or renewal funding from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services and the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide information, training, and support to families, infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults with disabilities; as well as support to professional partners providing early intervention, special education, and transition to adult life services to these groups. This funding is associated with the following four programs:

SPAN's Parent Training and Information Center, which "builds bridges to success" for children and youth with disabilities and their families. The resources, coaching and training opportunities offered by this center help families and youth develop the confidence they need to navigate early childhood, school, and adult systems. Professional partners also benefit from support allowing them to work more positively with families and youth. SPAN will also continue to bring the voices of families and youth to decision-making tables, especially those with challenging outcomes, that can improve the policies and practices impacting their lives.

REAL Transition Partners will help 26 Parent Centers in 11 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. This center will give youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals high quality, up-to-date, and easy to use information, training, and resources so that they can develop effective transition plans leading to post-high school education, employment, community living, civic participation, and fulfilling, productive lives. Our Partners include the Federation for Children with Special Needs, INCLUDEnyc, Starbridge, and Parent Network of Western New York.

SPAN’s National Transition Technical Assistance Center (RAISE) has been renewed for five more years. This Center supports eight regional Parent Information and Training Centers funded by the US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) that will be a source for resources and training for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition through high school to postsecondary education, competitive employment, and independent living. For transition resources and more information about SPAN’s National RAISE Center, go to: www.raisecenter.org To find the center serving your state, go to: www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living, The Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice will provide youth/young adults with disabilities and their families information on alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision-making. Guardianship can unnecessarily strip youth/young adults with disabilities of their civil and human rights. Families are often pressured by school staff and other professionals to take guardianship over their young adult instead of considering the many alternatives that can protect the health and safety of their adult child while still supporting his/her/their capacity and dignity.

If you have any questions about this release or would like more information about SPAN and its many family-supportive programs, please contact Tom Franklin, Strategic Communications Director at tfranklin@spanadvocacy.org or visit www.spanadvocacy.org.

Thomas Franklin
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The Truth About Prop 22, Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C. Caution Voters To Read The Fine Print

Daniel K. Kramer, Founding Partner and Trial Attorney at Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C. cautions Prop 22 voters to read the fine print before voting.

Daniel K. Kramer, Founding Partner and Trial Attorney at Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C. cautions Prop 22 voters.

Prop 22 seems like a win-win scenario, but leading personal injury and employment attorneys at Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C. caution it may not be.

When deciding how to vote on Proposition 22, one thing is clear, it is imperative to dig beneath the surface and not be persuaded by campaign advertising.”

— Daniel K. Kramer, Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The advertisements are everywhere; Proposition 22 seems like the perfect win-win scenario: keep rideshare services in California to service customers and keep drivers employed and protected with the best benefits available. But leading personal injury and employment attorneys at Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C. caution voters: it may not be as good as it seems.

Proposition 22 seeks to classify drivers of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, and other app-based services such as Postmates, DoorDash, and Instacart, as independent contractors instead of employees.

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and other similar companies have come together, spending hundreds of millions of dollars, to push this proposition through to become law after the November 2020 election. With proponents such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the NAACP assisting in the advertisements, it seems that Proposition 22 will be useful for consumers and drivers alike. However, on closer examination, this may not be the case.

In 2019, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 5 (commonly referred to as “AB 5”) which codified a test for classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors called the “ABC Test”. Under AB 5, workers are presumptively considered employees, and the burden is on the employer to prove that the workers are actually independent contractors. This distinction is important and has serious ramifications throughout all industries, including the legal field.

Under the law, employees are afforded greater protections and benefits, including workers’ compensation, unemployment, minimum wage, and sick leave, whereas independent contractors cannot access these items. In addition, persons who are injured by the negligence of an employee who is acting in the course and scope of employment at the time of the incident may also seek to recover against the employer under the doctrine of respondeat superior. In the context of personal injury lawsuits, this often means access to greater insurance policies and deeper pockets that can provide better compensation to the injury victim. Employers of independent contractors can often escape this vicarious liability.

Establishing employer liability for driver/worker negligence in cases involving app-based services such as Uber and Lyft has long been contested. These companies fight liability at every turn, although experienced attorneys are able to overcome this dispute. AB 5 made it easier to maintain a case against Uber and Lyft, and it also meant that these companies had to maintain certain benefits for drivers.

Proposition 22 removes these protections and allows companies such as Uber and Lyft to control the narrative as to how and when drivers are compensated. One such limitation proposed by Proposition 22 is that drivers would only be paid for “engaged” time, as opposed to time spent “unengaged” from the application, when the driver is waiting for the next customer. It would also provide a new hurdle for personal injury lawsuits alleging Lyft and Uber’s vicarious liability for the acts of their drivers. Not only would this be detrimental to seriously injured plaintiffs, but it could also be harmful to the drivers themselves, whose own insurance policies would be on the line in these cases.

In campaigning for a “yes” vote on Proposition 22, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and other companies suggest that drivers prefer the flexibility of working as an independent contractor, and also promise that drivers will be properly compensated and protected under the law. Yet, recent lawsuits filed on behalf of drivers suggest that these workers are not as happy about Proposition 22 as the companies would like.

In fact, last week, on October 22, 2020, a class-action lawsuit that challenges this very subject was filed in the San Francisco Superior Court (Valdez v. Uber). The case alleges that Uber has used its own application to pressure drivers into supporting Proposition 22, in violation of the California Labor Code, which prohibits an employer from controlling or directing the political activities of its employees.

“When deciding how to vote on Proposition 22, one thing is clear,” says Daniel K. Kramer, Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C. Founding Partner and Trial Attorney, “it is imperative to dig beneath the surface and not be persuaded by campaign advertising.”

Daniel K. Kramer continues, “Proposition 22 may not actually help drivers as much as it seems, these companies may be able to spend over $200 million on Proposition 22, but they cannot buy your vote.”

For more, visit Kramer Trial Lawyers A.P.C. https://www.kramerlaw.com/

Michelle Czernin von Chudenitz
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Source: EIN Presswire