EDRM Announces Divergent Language Solutions as Newest Partner



Divergent Language Solutions

EDRM plays an important role in the global legal technology community, and with this partnership, we will provide our support to EDRM.”

— Brandon Carney, founder and CEO,Divergent Language Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce Divergent Language Solutions as its newest partner.

Among the EDRM opportunities and resources available to partners like Divergent LS are the ability to connect, network and contribute via EDRM projects and events, share service and product offerings and enhance brand awareness to a global community comprised of the most knowledgeable, multidisciplinary professionals contributing to enhance e-discovery, privacy, security and information governance frameworks, processes and standards.

“Brandon Carney has supported us at EDRM from the beginning of our tenure,” says Mary Mack, CEO and chief legal technologist at EDRM. “He and his team at Divergent Language Solutions bring scale and a precise workflow to allow practitioners in litigation, regulatory and pro bono activities to focus on the content of documents immediately. His bench for translation is deep to support the international nature of our EDRM community.”

This partnership allows Divergent LS access to the EDRM community, comprised of 33% corporations, 30% law firms and 23% software and service providers in 113 countries spanning six continents.

“We are excited to partner with EDRM,” says Brandon Carney, founder and CEO of Divergent Language Solutions. “EDRM plays an important role in the global legal technology community, and with this partnership, we will provide our support to EDRM with ideas, solutions and best practices for current and future projects along with industry education as a benefit for the community.”

Learn more about Divergent Language Solutions’ workflow on June 10 at 11 a.m. EDT on the global EDRM webinar channel with “The Steps Towards Effective and Reliable Language Services for Global Litigation.” Register here: http://www.edrm.net/webinars?commid=407201.

About EDRM
Empowering the global leaders of e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) creates practical resources to improve e-discovery, privacy, security and information governance. Since 2005, EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, tools, guides and test datasets to improve best practices throughout the world. EDRM has an international presence in 113 countries and growing and an innovative support infrastructure for individuals, law firms, corporations and government organizations seeking to improve the practice and provision of data and legal discovery. Learn more about the EDRM today at EDRM.net.

About Divergent Language Solutions
Divergent is a leading global translation provider offering certified document translation, interpretation and other foreign language services in over 100 languages to law firms, corporate legal departments, and Fortune 500 companies. Serving over 90% of the AmLaw 100, Divergent supports all types of international litigation and arbitration matters, as well as FCPA, cross-border M&A, restructuring and other global cases with foreign-language content. Divergent’s differentiators are simple: highly responsive service, excellent quality, competitive pricing, and the fastest turnaround times in the industry. With offices in New York, San Francisco, and Hawaii, Divergent is well-positioned to assist with all foreign language needs to meet the growing requirements of global business. For more information, visit www.divergentls.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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The Levine Law Firm Releases Top 6 Tips For Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right legal counsel after an accident is critical and can make the difference between a good experience and a disaster

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Levine Law Firm, one of Austin’s most trusted personal injury law firms, today shared a list of their top six tips for choosing the right legal counsel after being injured in an accident or having to deal with the wrongful death of a loved one. The right lawyer should be a combination of experience and capability, but while there are many obvious aspects to look for, there are an equal number of red flags to avoid.

The latest list from Jeremy Levine, the lead attorney at The Levine Law Firm, continues the firm’s educational content to help individuals make the right choice specific to their unique needs. The below lists out the top six aspects to research and the best questions to ask before you sign a contract for legal services.

#1: Experience

The most important aspect about choosing the best attorney for your personal injury or wrongful death case is their experience level and track record of success. First, this means determining which lawyer will actually work on your case. It is very common, especially among large firms, to have a lead attorney meet with you, then hand a case over to a junior lawyer once a contract is signed. This is the most important decision factor on the list.

HOT TIP – get in writing which attorney will work on your case. If they won’t provide details on who will represent you, choose a different lawyer.

#2: Communication

Lawyers are very busy by nature and constantly in court or depositions, so it can often be difficult to get an attorney on the phone for updates. Moreover, large firms (often with late-night TV commercials) will work to fill their caseload at extreme levels to offset advertising costs and expensive downtown office space – this leads to further trouble in communicating updates to clients. The best approach is to confirm communication style and regularity with your attorney beforehand – if they don’t have communication as a top priority, you will most likely become frustrated quickly.

HOT TIP – ask if your lawyer will give you their personal mobile number.

#3: Staff

While it may seem like a small thing, it’s actually very important to interview the support staff as well as the attorney that will be covering your case. You’ll be working directly with the staff a lot over the months that you case takes to get a conclusion, so it’s important to work with a staff that respects you and acts with compassion.

HOT TIP – when you first call a firm, be sure to see how the team interacts with you. Do they ask you questions nicely, or do they treat you like a number and keep you on hold for a long time?

#4: Familiar with Austin

As with any industry, it’s a lot about who you know not what you know. Obviously, an attorney should be very experienced, but it’s important to also choose an attorney that has been in Austin for a long time and has great relationships with everyone through the court system. A good relationship cannot win a case for you, but it can make the process easier and more fluid.
HOT TIP – ask an attorney who they know that might have influence on your case.

#5: Case Importance

In the personal injury field, the larger the case the more money will be at stake from an insurance company. This means that some cases will typically take priority and can leave you feeling left out. Choose an attorney that views your case as important as you do. At the end of the day, it should always be about helping the client, not the money involved.

HOT TIP – ask how many cases the team is currently working on and how much time will be allocated to your case.

#6: Personality

A lot of what happens in personal injury law comes down to personality and likeability, it’s basic human nature. Be sure to ask yourself if a judge or jury would like the person representing you. Often a personal injury lawyers can have a powerful personality and come across as egotistical or be perceived negatively – this can end up being a disadvantage to your case overall.

HOT TIP – bring a friend with you to the first in-person or Zoom meeting and ask them for their opinion.

For more information about personal injury law or types of cases, visit https://levineinjurylaw.com/


The Levine Law Firm
At The Levine Law Firm, our attorney has more than 20 years of experience working with injured individuals in Austin and the surrounding communities of central Texas. Jeremy Levine has been an active member of the Texas State Bar since 1994. Before founding The Levine Law Firm in 2007, he was a partner in the Austin offices of Cantey Hanger LLP and Walker, Bright & Lewis, P.C.

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“Tiger King” Joe Exotic Claims New Evidence and Prison Abuse in Exclusive Letter to Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast

The Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast

Today’s episode of the Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast features an exclusive 3-page, single-spaced, handwritten letter to fans from "Tiger King,” Joe Exotic.

Keep my story alive and be my voice.”

— Joe Exotic

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today’s episode of the Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast features an exclusive letter to fans from "Tiger King,” Joe Exotic. Joe sent the 3-page, single-spaced, handwritten letter to the podcast from prison, asking that it be read on the show. The letter arrived just in time for the new episode which serendipitously premieres on National Hug Your Cat Day (June 4).

Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, became a household name earlier this year when Netflix released an eight-part documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. In 2019, Joe was convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and 2 counts of murder for hire, for a plot to kill Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin. He is currently serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison.

"I wrote him on a whim because, like most of America, I was fascinated by the Netflix documentary,” says Belcher. “Knowing that a phone interview wasn’t possible, I offered to read a statement from him for my listeners.”

Belcher got much more than a simple statement. In his lengthy letter, Joe declares that “wrong has been done” and hopes that President Trump will “make this right” and grant a pardon. He details new evidence that “2 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, 2 FBI agents and a federal wildlife agent all conspired to commit perjury.” He goes on to mount his defense, and claims he is being abused in prison, saying “I have scars from the skin coming off of my arms from being strapped in a chair so tight and so long just for demanding answers.”

Joe concludes his letter with the statement, “Keep my story alive and be my voice." So on today’s episode, Belcher will read the letter in full, and discuss the “Tiger King” story.

The new episode of the Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast is available now at https://anchor.fm/joshbelcheruncharted.

The Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast covers entertainment, music and comedy. Previous guests include Charlie Daniels, John Schneider, Mickey Dolenz, Caroline Jones, Uncle Si Robertson, Victoria Jackson, James Burton, Henry Cho, Matisyahu, Steve Wariner, Dusty Slay, Heather McDonald, Alice in Chains’ William Duvall, Jeff Allen and many more.

Connect with the Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast:

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AMCD Defends Walid Phares Against Attack by the New York Times

Dr. Walid Phares

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy strongly defended its senior advisor, Dr. Walid Phares, against a reckless attack by New York Times reporters, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt. AMCD Secretary, Rebecca Bynum, who had served as Dr. Phares’ assistant during the 2016 Presidential campaign, penned a detailed and well-considered defense which appeared in New English Review, but AMCD’s leadership had still more to say.

“It is clear that Dr. Phares, like all other Trump advisers, testified to Congress in the so-called "Russia affair," but even if he had been questioned and cleared by the Mueller team (and we don't even have any confirmation of that by the DOJ), the only reason that information was leaked was a crude attempt to damage his reputation,” said AMCD co-chair, Tom Harb.

“This just goes to show how desperate the Mueller team was at that time to find anything they could use to bring down President Trump,” added AMCD co-chair, John Hajjar. “Apparently they were even taking tips from America’s enemies like the Muslim Brotherhood. The question needs to be asked: Why is the New York Times doing the Ikhwan’s bidding now?”

“I thought leaking classified information is illegal,” suggested AMCD vice-chair, Hossein Khorram. “Whoever leaked this information should obviously be investigated, but that’s unlikely to happen. Some people inside the intelligence agencies and possibly the Justice Department seem to still be feeding highly selective information to the press for the purpose of damaging their targets. This can’t go on.”

“President Trump has been reforming the Washington corrupt system, but the work is only partially complete,” continued Mr. Harb. "The corruption in government is much more extensive and pernicious than anyone could have believed a few years ago. And I might add, they have deeply damaged the reputation of their willing accomplices in the press as well.”

AMCD unequivocally supports Dr. Walid Phares, who has shown incredible courage in exposing radical Islamists and Jihadists of all stripes. He was correct to oppose Obama’s Iran deal and correct to oppose the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and worldwide.

The New York Times is supporting radical Islamists when it attacks their opponents. It seems that if they believe they can damage President Trump or any or his supporters by doing so, they will allow themselves to be used by the most radical elements in the Islamic world. Misters Goldman and Schmidt and the New York Times have acted unethically.

Rebecca Bynum
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy
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Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste To Make Certain a Person with Mesothelioma Anywhere in Georgia Receives the Best Possible Compensation Results

"Erik Karst and his remarkable lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste will assist a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Georgia receive the very best possible financial compensation results.”

— Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center has endorsed attorney Erik Karst and his remarkable lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste to assist a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Georgia receive the very best possible financial compensation results. Because of the Coronavirus there is a very good chance that a person with mesothelioma in Georgia was initially diagnosed with the Chinese Coronavirus. The Chinese Coronavirus and mesothelioma have almost the same symptoms-including pneumonia. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst for a hassle-free conversation about mesothelioma compensation please call 800-714-0303. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "The reason we have endorsed attorney Erik Karst and his colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste is because they are so passionate about making certain their clients get the best possible compensation results. Erik Karst and his team at the law firm of Karst von Oiste have been helping people with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation results for people like this. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst–and we mean direct access a person with mesothelioma in Georgia or their family members are urged to call 800-714-0303 anytime." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center’s free services for people with mesothelioma in Georgia are available to a diagnosed victim who resides in any community in Georgia including Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Athens, Macon, Savannah or any community in the state. https://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Aside from their passion about making certain a diagnosed victim gets the best possible mesothelioma compensation, the Center is also very focused on treatment options for this rare cancer. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Georgia the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following two heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at one of these hospitals:

* Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia: https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/
* Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia https://www.augusta.edu/cancer/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Georgia include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers-Kingsbay, oil refinery workers, pulp, and paper mill workers, cotton mill workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. As a rule, the worker’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.” www.karstvonoiste.com/

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. However, people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in Georgia each year-including US Navy Veterans. 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
Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Illinois US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Has Endorsed the Lawyers at Karst von Oiste to Ensure a Navy Veteran or Person with Lung Cancer Gets Compensated-If they Had Heavy Exposure to Asbestos

"We have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste to ensure a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer in Illinois gets compensated-if they had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago.”

— Illinois US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Illinois US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate has endorsed the amazing lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste to ensure a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer gets compensated-if they had significant exposure to asbestos in the service or at work decades ago. The person the Advocate is trying to identify is over 60 years old and their asbestos exposure took place prior to 1982. Compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000.

As the Advocate would like to discuss anytime, "We have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste to ensure a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer in Illinois gets compensated-if they had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago. The remarkable lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste have been assisting people with asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people like this. Even if the person with lung cancer smoked cigarettes-they could still get compensated-as long-as they can document their asbestos exposure. For direct access to the lawyers at Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303. We are certain you will find them to be-very helpful." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Illinois US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is proud to help the people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Chicago, Springfield, Rockford, Peoria or anywhere in Illinois. www.karstvonoiste.com/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Illinois include Veterans of the US Navy, workers at one Illinois’s two dozen power plants, steel mill workers, public utility workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, welders, pipefitters, millwrights, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. https://Illinois.USNavyLungCancer.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.

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.

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News Conference: Organizers of 06.06.2020 Demonstration Speak-Out for George Floyd




WHEN: Thursday – June 4, 2020 – 11:00 am
WHERE: Lafayette Park – Washington, DC

WHEN: Saturday – June 6, 2020 – 11:00 am
WHERE: Main National Location: The White House – Washington, DC – and Police Precincts Nationwide

REASON: In support of George Floyd and against police brutality and against the disrespect and lawlessness of President Donald Trump

Organizers of the Saturday, June 6, 2020 demonstration speak-up about White House-National Demonstrations for George Floyd.
This is a First Amendment demonstration. Hundreds of groups across the country will attend this massive Mobilization for justice and end systematic racism and police murder. Well over one million are expected to participate in Washington, DC, and at precincts nationwide starting at noon in each city. We are asking every one of you to stand in Unity…millions strong…Saturday, June 6 at the White House.

“In the wake of the police strangulation of George Floyd, the grossly disrespectful tear-gassing of peaceful demonstrators by Donald Trump on Monday (June 1, 2020) at the White House; this massive Mobilization is being called by over 100 groups. Black Lawyers for Justice will serve as one of the legal monitoring organizations. I will do all in my power to help make this possible.” – Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.
President – Black Lawyers for Justice @blacklawyersfj

#BlackOutSaturday #BlackLawyersForJustice #BlackRightsMatter #Black-Empowerment #GeorgeFloyd

Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq.
Black Lawyers for Justice
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Sharing Knowledge and Strengthening Education, Ipro Is Excited To Partner with eDiscovery Today

Ipro and eDiscovery Today Partnership

Ipro, the global leader in eDiscovery solutions, is pleased to announce an educational content partnership with eDiscovery Today.

Doug Austin is a strong voice in the LegalTech community & it’s an honor to partner with him. Ipro is excited to invest in showcasing his insights in our rapidly growing thought-leadership program.”

— Jim Gill, Content Chief, Ipro

TEMPE, AZ, UNITED STATES, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ipro, the global leader in eDiscovery solutions, is pleased to announce an educational content partnership with eDiscovery Today.

Founded by industry leader Doug Austin, eDiscovery Today is a daily resource for eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with trends, best practices, and case law in electronic discovery, cybersecurity, and data privacy. With this partnership, Ipro and eDiscovery Today will broaden their ability to highlight, share, and co-create the highest quality educational and knowledge-sharing thought-leadership covering all segments of the legal technology industry, including Corporate Legal Teams, Law Firms, Government Agencies, and Legal Service Providers.

“Doug Austin is a strong voice in the LegalTech community,” shared Jim Gill, Content Chief for Ipro. “It’s an honor to partner with him and broaden eDiscovery knowledge for our community. Ipro is excited to invest in education showcasing Doug’s insights through the rapidly growing thought-leadership program at Ipro.

"Ipro has been making eDiscovery easier for the legal community literally for decades through their meaningful solutions and their breadth of educational resources, including their blog, white papers, and webinars," said Doug Austin, Editor of the new eDiscovery Today blog. "I am excited to announce Ipro as an Educational Sponsor of eDiscovery Today, and I look forward to working together to bring even more educational content and resources to the legal community."

As part of their educational partnership, Ipro and eDiscovery Today will also be co-sponsoring a thought leader podcast series starting in Q3 of 2020. Conducting and publishing interviews with eDiscovery and cybersecurity experts, Ipro is able to bring thought leadership to the forefront for the legal community.

Look for this podcast series and other additional content initiatives coming soon from the Ipro and eDiscovery Today educational content sponsorship.

About eDiscovery Today blog
Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, eDiscovery Today is the only daily go-to resource for eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with trends, best practices, and case law in electronic discovery, cybersecurity and data privacy. Doug has over thirty years of experience as an industry thought leader providing eDiscovery best practices, legal technology consulting, software product management and technical project management services for numerous Corporate and Government clients.

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services, and support, bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it—Desktop, On-prem, Cloud, or Hybrid—significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery. For more information, visit https://www.Iprotech.com

Jim Gill
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"A stone of hope, out of a mountain of despair " — ML King

A simple and quick solution to avert Police brutality against our African American citizens.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

— ML King

ENCINO, CALIF., US, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I am writing as a concerned citizen. I have only two brief comments, both connected to the Police brutality.

A. We all know that 400 years of injustice, brutality included, against our African-American citizens, is not easy to erase. Especially, that In my humble estimation, 30-40% of the white population is STILL having nightmares. Yes, for ALL those EIGHT years, President Barack Obama was living in what they call “THEIR” White House! They are still active among us, especially now, as their leader is the dweller of the place.
In spite of all that, the Minnesotan TRAGEDY could have been EASILY avoided if just ONE, just ONE single African American policeman, would have been among those criminal four.
So, my fellow citizens, please contact your Representative, Senator, Governor, Mayor, Police Chief, etc. Ask them to do everything possible to start hiring dozens, hundreds, of African Americans into the ranks of the Police force ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, no just in your State. That would be a relatively quick response to avert at least police brutality/violence against African Americans! Comes November, Corona, or not, please go VOTE. Our Democracy is at stake!!

B. Lastly, a coincidence. That Minnesotan policeman, Derek Chauvin, an extremist for sure, willingly or not, is the reincarnation of Napoleon’s soldier, Maurice Chauvin, after whom ‘chauvinism’ an aggressive nationalistic agenda, is named.

Gabriel Goren
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GPB Capital Investor Update June 2020

GPB Capital Holdings

GPB Capital Holdings

GPB Capital investors received additional negative news this month as the State of MA filed investor fraud charges.

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, June 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Last month the news reported that the Massachusetts state securities regulators charged GPB Capital with violating state securities laws. This comes after nearly 2 years of an avalanche of negative news. Haselkorn & Thibaut is currently representing multiple investors in GPB Capital Lawsuits.

There is a limited time for investors to file complaints. Investors can call 1 888-628-5590 at visit our website to get a free case review and options on recovering GPB Capital losses.

How does this impact GPB Capital investors in the state of Massachusetts?

– If you are among the estimated 180 investors in GPB Capital in that state who have invested an estimated $14 million in GPB Capital, this likely comes as a positive step. Knowing the state regulator is taking issue with the content of the private placement memorandum and marketing materials that were used to promote and pitch this investment is helpful, but it does not provide investors with a direct claim for damages and any potential restitution appears to be off in the distant future, if contemplated at all.

– As a result, if investors wish to address their damages or investment losses, they still must take matters into their own hands.

How does this impact GPB Capital investors outside of Massachusetts?

– While it is helpful knowing that a state securities regulator has observed similar issues or potential problems, the allegations remain unproven and for those outside of the state, there is likely no prospect for any potential future restitution, unless/until the national securities regulators may take a material step in that direction. As it stands, the SEC and FINRA are continuing their own investigations.

What can investors in GPB Capital do?

While there are some class action claims pending that include GPB Capital, as well as various other parties, the large majority of GPB Capital investors who have decided to take action, have determined that a customer dispute (a private arbitration) through the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Office of Dispute Resolution is the quickest, most efficient, and most direct opportunity.

The FINRA dispute resolution process is a private, confidential, non-public process involving document exchanges (no depositions). For most investors, they opt to retain experienced investment fraud lawyers to assist them through the FINRA dispute process. The dispute is typically filed against the broker-dealer firm where the investor purchases and holds the GPB Capital investment.

In the course of investigating these types of claims, many broker-dealer firms were faced with the same and similar issues now being raised by the Massachusetts state securities regulators. These issues include representations related to the manner in which distributions would be paid out from GPB Capital to investors. These were issues that required the broker-dealer firms to learn the details of and make sure that representations to investors were accurate. Other issues involve conflict of interest issues that were discoverable by broker-dealer firms, but the firms failed to investigate or discover those red flag type issues before selling these investments.

Negligent due diligence or other negligence or inadequate supervision issues in the sales practices are often where broker-dealer firms failed their investor customer when it comes to selling products like GPB Capital investments. While these issues existed before the state securities regulators filed their complaint, that recent action helps illustrate the specific nature and substance of some of the deficiencies that might apply to transactions in GPB Capital investments. The fact that one state regulator has highlighted these issues is helpful, but thus far those investors are not any closer to recouping their investment losses or recovering damages unless they take their own action to address these issues.

Taking the Next Step

In addition to inadequate disclosures as outlined above, financial advisors often gloss over the details in presenting these investments to customers, leaving investors unaware of the risks they are actually taking on with these investments, as well as a lack of clarity or any understanding of where these individual investment pieces might fit in with an overall investment strategy and how they could potentially impact the portfolio. Here, it goes a step further and it is possible that the investments should have not been approved for sale, or would have only been approved for sale in certain amounts to certain customers.
Broker-dealers in some cases ignored their obligations and the laws, rules, regulations that apply, because the selling agreements, commission structures and other arrangements internally related to selling these investments were extremely lucrative for the broker-dealer firm and served to motivate recommendations to investors that may not have always been in the best interests of the customer.

Broker-dealer firms must adequately supervise their financial advisors who are recommending these investments to customers as they are only permitted to recommend these investments to customers when they are considered suitable and only to investors who can handle the risks involved.

If your investment losses with GPB Capital investments are substantial, we are here to help. Experienced attorneys at Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. are available for a free consultation as a public service. Call today for more information at 1 888-628-5590 or visit our website and email us from there at www.investmentfraudlawyers.com

About Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A.

Haselkorn and Thibaut, P.A. is a nationwide law firm specializing in handling investment fraud and securities arbitration cases. The law firm has offices in Palm Beach, Florida, on Park Avenue in New York, as well as Phoenix, Arizona, Houston, Texas, and Cary, North Carolina. The two founding partners have nearly 45 years of legal experience.

Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A. has filed numerous (private arbitration) customer disputes with the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA) for customers who suffered investment losses relating to issues similar to those matters mentioned above. There are typically no depositions involved, and those cases are typically handled on contingency with no recovery, no fee terms.

he sole purpose of this release is to investigate the manner in which GPB Capital Holdings investments 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

Jason Haselkorn
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