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Defamation Attorney Secures Win for Client

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Defamation Attorney Rohit Chhabra has successfully prevented a lawsuit from proceeding that punished his client for exercising his free speech rights.

Plaintiff, an author and attorney, published a book about California's justice system, in which he wrote that judges were "mentally ill, and [that] the whole system is stacked in favor of prosecutors and police," per the court's findings.

Chhabra states, "Our client, the defendant in this matter, expressed his opinion and stated that plaintiff is spreading conspiracy theories. Plaintiff contended this to be defamatory speech and filed a lawsuit. We found this as an abusive action to silence our client, and filed an anti-SLAPP motion."

"The court agreed with us that plaintiff was at the very least a limited public figure and had failed to establish a showing of actual malice. Regardless, the court also determined that our client's statements were opinion," Chhabra continues.

The court explained "... defendant's assertions are matters of opinion, not fact. Plaintiff seems to regard it as obvious that 'conspiracy theory' is an accusation of fact, not opinion. ... In today's political sphere and public discourse, labeling one's opponent's views as a 'conspiracy theory' is a pejorative characterization of the opponent's views - much like labeling one's opponent as fascist, communist, racist, hypocritical, pro-crime, anti-farmer, moronic, irrational, and so on and so on. Plaintiff posits no understanding of the term 'conspiracy theory' that is susceptible to factual proof or disproof."

"The court provided a very thoughtful analysis, meticulously dissecting each issue. Advocates of free speech should rejoice this decision," concludes Chhabra.

The case is Tully v. Chouinard, CIV-MSC20-01019 (Contra Costa Sup. Ct. 2020).

About the Firm:

Chhabra Law Firm, PC is a San Francisco, California, based law firm that assists both plaintiffs and defendants in defamation related matters. We assist clients in pursuing as well as opposing anti-SLAPP motions. Chhabra Law was established in 2015 as an alternative to large law firms.

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Chhabra Law Firm, PC
100 Pine St. Suite 1250
San Francisco CA 94111
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‘Finishing Touches’ Closes the Gap Between Estate Plans and the Details of Everyday Life

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- Katrina Bragg, owner of Task Mania, a leading virtual administrative assistant service, today launches "Finishing Touches," a living document designed to capture and organize an individual's most important personal information.

"Finishing Touches" is the first signature product created by Task Mania to meet the emergent needs of its clients to organize both their business and their life. The product includes the details that loved ones need to know in the case of a life-altering event or death.

Organizing one's thoughts and life details has never been so crucial as during the COVID-19 era, estate planning experts agree.

"'Finishing Touches' is a living document designed to close the gap between your estate plan and the details of your real life. The main purpose is to help your family in the event of a life-altering illness or sudden death." says Bragg.

Specifically, "Finishing Touches" covers the details often omitted from wills or estate planning documents. In the document, an individual records how they want their loved ones to handle personal items, photos, social media accounts and resolve daily activities.

Bragg designed the organization tool to be useful, regardless of age or where one may be in the estate planning process.

"Finishing Touches" was designed to complement, not replace, the estate and will planning process," Bragg says. "Individuals can use it for their own reference, as well as provide a copy to their attorney and loved ones to provide guidance as needed."

As an introduction to the "Finishing Touches" experience, Bragg has also launched a free e-book, "Top 5 Things Not Covered In Your Will or Estate Planning."

The e-book illustrates how some wishes fall outside the formal estate planning process. Those are usually the more personal aspects of our lives.

Ultimately, "Finishing Touches" is both product and service. Clients can choose to print the document in sections or as a whole and fill it out by hand. Or, the more electronically savvy can complete the document in its electronic format. Plus, those who need a helping hand can work with Bragg personally to complete their own "Finishing Touches" document.

"Periodically, each person with a 'Finishing Touches' document will get a reminder from me to update their information," Bragg says. "Regular updates ensure that the document is up to date as a primary resource whenever needed."

About Katrina Bragg

A recognized expert on all things administrative, Katrina Bragg is owner of Task Mania, Hendersonville, N.C., and creator of "Finishing Touches," a living document that prioritizes your personal wishes in the event of an emergency, "Finishing Touches" helps ensure that your loved ones have the information and resources they need to honor your values and life. Get a copy of the introductory e-book, "Top 5 Things Not Covered in your Will and Estate Planning," and learn more about the launch of the new product and service at the website: http://www.taskmania.biz/.

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Transforming the Nation’s Prisons into Places of Healing: Compassion Prison Project and ‘Step Inside the Circle’ PSA Film

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On February 12, 2020, 235 incarcerated men gathered in the yard of a maximum-security prison in California. They formed a circle, and in the center of that circle stood Grammy Award winning film producer Fritzi Horstman. She read aloud ten questions from the ACE test, a survey of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

So begins the documentary "Step Inside the Circle," the PSA film which is at the heart of the grassroots organization Compassion Prison Project. With a production team that included Academy Award nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, "Step Inside the Circle" has, in just a few short months since its release, reached over 2 million views.

By addressing subject matter that is often cloaked in shame, "Step Inside the Circle" bears witness to the damage done by childhood trauma, then ultimately guides us to embrace the ability of the mind, body and spirit to heal.

CDC research shows more than 60 percent of American adults have experienced at least one ACE as children, and almost a quarter of adults have experienced 3 or more ACEs. ACEs are a contributing factor in a range of health-related issues including increased risk for cancer and heart attack, ability to regulate emotions and even the altering of transgenerational DNA.

Compassion Prison Project's mission is to transform prisons and their communities through compassionate action, focusing on ACE awareness, facilitation of trauma healing programs, giving back projects and returning citizens support. Based on her own experiences with childhood trauma, Founder and Executive Director Fritzi Horstman and a core organizing team designed

Compassion Prison Project's approach to include partnerships with volunteers, governments, community-based organizations and prison administrations.

"Compassion Prison Project believes that the power to heal future generations is in changing the way we treat the most traumatized members of our society today," said Fritzi Horstman - Founder Compassion Prison Project.

"Trauma Is A Fact of Life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence," said Peter A Levine.

If you would like more information about this topic, please email media@compassionprisonproject.org or call Fritzi, Executive Director, at 310-428-8908.

Compassion Prison Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 2019, our mission is to transform prisons and communities through compassionate action.

Learn more at: https://compassionprisonproject.org/

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Innovative New Company Helps International Artists Come to the U.S. with Less Red Tape

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Artistpass presents a new way for the exceptionally talented abroad to gain their artist or tour visas to the United States - efficiently and cost-effectively.

Founded in 2019, Artistpass grew out of a desire to help international creatives pursue their dreams. Typically, the visa application process is the hardest part of the applicant's artistic journey; Artistpass aims to make it the easiest.

Musical artists, models, photographers, graphic designers and other talents in the creative world are at the mercy of case agents of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is not uncommon for a creative immigrant wishing to pursue a career in the arts to spend six to eight months putting together a U.S. visa application - only to have it denied. Artistpass not only connects such creatives to an immigration attorney, but it also offers assistance in developing and improving the visa application in order to create the strongest case possible, while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to denial.

Artistpass has assembled a group of partnered law firms specializing in distinct areas of the arts, including music, film, dance and photography. Because every artist follows a different path, the Artistpass intuitive online platform is tailored to the individual's exact journey. By guiding, accelerating and streamlining the artist or tour visa application, anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of the time it takes to receive the visa is shaved off the process for both parties, the legal and creative.

"Artistpass is not just a business, but a belief," said founder Lucas Carbonne. "We believe that no creative - no matter their creed, color, race or origin - should be restricted by borders. We're here to connect these individuals to like-minded creatives, entertainment gatekeepers and their future immigration lawyer."

To learn more about the mission and services of Artistpass, visit https://www.artistpass.io/

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Veteran-Owned Berry Law Listed on the Inc 5000 for 4th Straight Year

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Out of more than 6 million business in the United States, Berry Law has been honored with a spot in Inc. magazines annual 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the 4th consecutive year. Being ranked in the top 5000 places, Berry Law lands among some of the fastest growing and highly respected companies in the US. The prestigious list spotlights the national industry leaders who continue to grow their businesses in both size and revenue.

While making the list a single time is considered the hallmark of successful entrepreneurship, Berry Law has shattered expectations for what a law firm can achieve by ranking on the Inc. 5000 list for a 4th consecutive year. The Berry Law team has worked tremendously hard to provide exceptional service to their clients while growing a scalable practice focused on individual rights. This year alone, Berry Law has added 32 additional employees to its headcount, including 24 new hires since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

"We are proud to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for another year," says Berry Law's CEO, John Berry, Jr. "We use every day as an opportunity to get better, constantly improving our client services, business practices, and employee training. While this award is worth celebrating, rapid business growth is just a secondary outcome of fighting hard for our clients every day. This growth represents years of building referrals and name recognition through offering exceptional service to every client."

COVID-19 has presented challenges to businesses greater than anything we have seen before. Part of Berry Law's success has been using its military roots to build a culture of aggressively rising to meet difficult changes. When an event like the pandemic upsets the status quo operating environment, Berry Law looks for opportunities to improve and streamline. Led by a heroic effort by team members Gordon Bjorman and Brent Masten, the firm was able to transition its IT systems quickly to a remote work structure and continue operating without disruption. The addition of new capabilities surrounding virtual meetings, remote document collaboration, and streamlined case management not only allowed Berry Law to work through the pandemic, it upgraded capabilities and has presented additional room for growth.

The Berry Law team would like to thank each of their clients for helping them become one of the fastest growing law firms in the entire country. During this unknown time, sticking with them and trusting them to help fight your most important battles.

To view the full Inc. 5000 list, please visit Inc. magazine's website on or after August 12, 2020.

Berry Law Firm was founded in 1965 by legendary attorney John S. Berry, Sr. With over 250 years of combined legal experience by its attorneys, Berry Law is well equipped to handle the most serious legal needs. Originally focused on criminal defense work, the firm has expanded to offer a full suite of legal services.

For more information, visit: https://jsberrylaw.com/

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Denmon Pearlman Shows Real Character in New Brand Video, ‘Tampa Bay Warriors for Justice’

TAMPA, Fla. -- The law firm of Denmon Pearlman recently released a new brand video showcasing why their Tampa Bay law firm is relatable, fun, and trustworthy.

The video features Trial Attorneys and Partners of the firm Christian Denmon, Nicole Denmon, and Lee Pearlman in their true forms: honest, easy-going, and experienced.

The video, entitled, "Demon Pearlman Tampa Bay Warriors for Justice," features the partners of the firm making light fun of the status quo law commercial.

"Traditionally, law firm commercials are dramatic, ominous, and present an immediate law solution to foreboding issues one may face when in need of a lawyer," stated Christian Denmon, Partner and Lead Personal Injury Attorney for the firm. "In many cases, law firm videos stick to a reliable formula. They mention who they are, what they do, and provide a brief testimonial from a current or previous client. We knew we wanted to do something different than that and out of the box."

Denmon Pearlman decided to try a different strategy and work a different angle that they believed would resonate with individuals on a more relatable and personable level. Bits of comedy, real career backstory, and an open door to their family and success is what shines through in the narration of the storyline.

While their own career reputations and accolades devoted to law speak for themselves, they made sure they kept the overall message clear, "You are in good hands with Demon Pearlman."

There are scenes that break a metaphorical fourth wall showing their funny-side and their personalities. Their message portrayed in the video is very clear: you can trust us because we know how to help you in your time of need.

Demon Pearlman is known in the Tampa Bay Area community for their passion in standing up for their clients in times of need as well as for their community events and charitable causes including local school insensitive programs for the underprivileged youth.

If you are in need of law services and are a Tampa Bay area resident please visit https://denmonpearlman.com/ or call (813) 514-3232 to speak to the firm regarding your case.

About Demon Pearlman Trial Lawyers

Denmon Pearlman Trial Lawyers is a legal firm specializing in Personal Injury, Family/Divorce, Estate Planning, and Criminal Defense with offices located in Tampa, St, Petersburg, and New Port Richey. Founded by husband and wife team, Christian and Nicole Denmon and Lee and Nicole Pearlman, the firm stands on its principles of having open communication with clients and treating them like family.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Angela Lucas
Denmon Pearlman
angela@denmonlaw.com
732-547-0951

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Bay Area Law School Launches Two New Flexible Online Degrees in Intellectual Property

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Lincoln Law School of San Jose today announced their Flexible Online LLM and MLS in Intellectual Property, two new programs. Both the LLM IP and the MLS IP programs with a concentration on patents will be available starting this Fall semester 2020 starting in September.

The LLM in Intellectual Property ("LLM IP") is a 12-month course for lawyers. This flexible online one-year-long program offers a path for existing attorneys to specialize in the highly sought-after Intellectual Property Law with a focus on patents. This program would allow these professionals to expand their areas of expertise without disrupting their ongoing practice.

"The [Intellectual Property] clinic program gives our students a very real perspective, and the input we receive [...] provides information for us to provide back to the government on laws that could be changed to more narrowly focus on benefiting inventors," says Britten Sessions, Associate Dean of Intellectual Property at Lincoln Law of San Jose. "At Lincoln Law School, we're leaders in trying to advocate for the rights of inventors."

The LLM IP Program highlights include:

Lincoln's IP Clinic is one of only a limited number of patent clinics nationwide, and it is the first patent clinic in Northern California and Silicon Valley Preparation to participate in the IP Clinic includes training materials from the USPTO Students can potentially interact directly with the USPTO through their participation with the IP Clinic

For more information on the LLM IP program, visit https://go.lincolnlawsj.edu/iplaw

The MLS in Intellectual Property ("MLS IP") program is also a flexible online Master of Legal Studies in Intellectual Property Law. It has a standard curriculum of 33 units and is designed to take 2 years for students entering in the Fall Semester to complete. The training provides non-attorney students with an in-depth understanding of U.S. law and legal reasoning around patents and their application.

Graduates of the MLS IP program have many career expansion opportunities in a wide verity of industries.

Career examples include but are not limited to:

* Patent Agent (requires the Patent Bar exam)
* Technology R&D Manager
* Product Licensing Professionals (Patent Broker)
* Individual Inventors and Product Entrepreneurs

For more information on the MLS IP program, visit https://go.lincolnlawsj.edu/mls-in-ip

About Lincoln Law School of San Jose:

Lincoln Law School of San Jose's mission is to make legal education affordable, and accessible to adults whose personal commitments or full-time careers might otherwise preclude them from pursuing a graduate-level degree. Lincoln's professors are working lawyers and judges who provide Lincoln students with hands-on, real-world experience.

Lincoln graduates go on to become valuable contributors to the San Jose community as members of the judiciary, lawyers, and public servants. Lincoln welcomes students of all ages from all walks of life who are ready to use their Lincoln education to make the world a better place. Last fall, Lincoln Law celebrated its 100-year anniversary.

MEDIA CONTACT
Nick Forooghi
(408) 977-7227
fforooghi@lincolnlawsj.edu

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Patent Bots LLC Releases New Legal Rankings for Tracking Patent Quality

SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Patent Bots today announced its Patent Law Firm Quality Scores, a new ranking of 802 U.S. patent law firms with at least 50 issued patents for the year ending March 31, 2020. Patent Bots downloaded 310,842 publicly available patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and then used the company's AI-powered, automated patent proofreading tool to count the number of errors in each issued patent. Issued patents identify the law firm responsible for the patent and also the company that owns the patent.

The Patent Law Firm Quality Scores provide public recognition for patent firms doing exceptionally high-quality work in avoiding legal errors in issued patents. The Quality Scores show the names of only the top fifty firms (e.g., those with the lowest number of errors per issued patent). Patent law firms outside of the top 50 can login to the Patent Bots website to see their own quality scores and where they stand with respect to other patent law firms.

"Automated patent proofreading helps decrease the number of errors in issued patents," says Jeff O'Neill, Patent Bots Founder and CEO. "Patent law firms are recognizing the importance of doing quality work and are subscribing to our proofreading tool to move up in our rankings."

Benefits of the Quality Scores rankings include:
* A novel, highly relevant, objective measure of the quality of work performed by patent law firms.
* Recognition for firms that score well, demonstrating their dedication to patent quality.
* A catalyst for underperforming firms to improve the quality of their work.

Patent Bots will update these rankings on a quarterly basis and highlight firms who are improving their Quality Scores. Moreover, Patent Bots plans on releasing more data-driven insights about other aspects of patent quality to improve the patent industry.

About Patent Bots:

Patent Bots' automated patent proofreading tool enables patent attorneys to use cutting edge machine learning to provide their clients with better patents. In addition to proofreading, Patent Bots has a suite of products that includes patent examiner statistics, an art unit predictor, patent family trees, patent timelines, and more.

Learn more at: https://www.patentbots.com/

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Estes-Hightower PLLC launched PleadWrite.com to rival leading online document generation companies by offering free probate litigation services to Texas customers

HOUSTON, Texas -- Estes-Hightower PLLC, a Houston law firm, offers free probate litigation with the purchase of a last will and testament through PleadWrite.com. The online system is unique compared to competitors like LegalZoom or Rocket Lawyer by offering free probate litigation. This system's four easy steps to obtain legal documents are less complicated than those of competitors. There is no need for monthly subscriptions, there are no surprise upward charges and attorneys are always available for scheduled phone appointments.

About the free probate litigation, attorney and owner Teri Estes-Hightower says, "PleadWrite.com offers free probate litigation as part of the law firm's three special offers."

Texas probate litigation can cost $2,000 or more. Teri believes offering a will without free probate litigation defeats the purpose of encouraging wills: "Whether you have insurance policies or not, you should always have a will. But the cost of probating a will should not be a burden on grieving loved ones."

Estes-Hightower PLLC also offers one additional free legal document from any document category and 20% off each subsequent purchase with a referral or share on its Facebook page displaying the hashtag #YourWillYourLegacy. These three specials automatically come with the initial purchase of a will.

A video tutorial on how to purchase wills is located at https://pleadwrite.com/.

PleadWrite.com includes an array of litigation documents for law firms, companies and do-it-yourself lawsuit filers even those filing contested lawsuits. And the system can handle the same number of customers if not more than its competitors.

Estes-Hightower PLLC was established originally as the Law Office of Teri Estes in 2000 and has been drafting legal documents for 20 years. Legal services through PleadWrite.com are currently available for Texas customers only but hopes to expand.

The website's URL is https://pleadwrite.com/.

We can be contacted at info@pleadwrite.com. PleadWrite.com's Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ehpllcpleadwrite/ and Instagram page is @ehpllc_pleadwrite.

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Globest Trading Inc. and Internet Brand Development Resolve Pending Lawsuit with Canon

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Canon Inc., Globest Trading Inc., and Globest's parent company, Internet Brand Development (HK) Limited ("IBD"), have entered into a settlement agreement to amicably resolve the pending lawsuit between Canon and Globest in the Central District of California.

The lawsuit involved the compatible versions of Globest's toner cartridge models CF210X, CF211A, CF212A, CF213A, CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A, CE320A, CE321A, CE322A, CE323A, CRG-116, CRG-131H, CE410X, CE411A, CE412A, CE413A, CF380X, CF381A, CF382A, CF383A, CC530A, CC531A, CC532A, CC533A, CRG-118, PTCF210A, PTCF211A, PTCF212A, and PTCF213A, which are compatible with Canon toner cartridge models 116, 118, 131, and 131II and HP toner cartridge models 125A, 128A, 131A, 131X, 304A, 305A, 305X, 312A, and 312X, and seven patents that Canon alleged were infringed.

Globest disputed Canon's claim and filed a counterclaim for invalidity, which Canon denied.

To resolve the dispute, Globest agreed to a consent judgment and permanent injunction in which it agreed not to sell the compatible versions of the cartridges listed above that Canon alleged infringed its seven patents, or any similar version that infringes those patents. As part of the settlement, IBD and its affiliates also agreed not to sell those toner cartridges in the U.S. and various other countries.

Nothing in the settlement agreement prevents Globest or IBD from making, using, selling or offering for sale toner cartridges that do not infringe Canon's patents.

The seven patents at issue in the lawsuit are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,869,740 B2, 8,165,494 B2, 8,588,646 B2, 8,971,760 B2, 9,494,916 B2, 9,857,763 B2, and 10,162,304 B2.

Globest Trading is registered in California and sells ink and toner cartridges. IBD is registered in Hong Kong and its primary business is electronic products, office supplies, clothing, instruments and apparatuses and import/export.

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