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Acushield Financial Assists Attorney General McGraw in its Inquiry of the Services Received by West Virginia

Author: Acushield Financial, Inc
Dateline: Mon, 08 Sep 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Acushield Financial, Inc, a Nevada corporation delivering outsourcing customer service, billing, education and mediation to U.S. companies, acknowledges that it assisted the West Virginia Attorney General office in late 2007 in their inquiries of services provided to 9 consumers.”



A R T I C L E:

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Acushield Financial, Inc, a Nevada corporation delivering outsourcing customer service, billing, education and mediation to U.S. companies, acknowledges that it assisted the West Virginia Attorney General office in late 2007 in their inquiries of services provided to 9 consumers.

As an addition to the press release from September 3rd, 2008 (wvago.gov/press.cfm?ID=446&fx=more) Acushield Financial would like to call attention to the language in the agreement with the West Virginia Attorney General office which included the following:

1. "Acushield performed the service of negotiating account settlements for West Virginia consumers pursuant to a contract with (....) Debt Settlement Companies

2. Acushield received the fees for its services directly from the Debt Settlement Companies and not from the consumers

3. The Attorney General acknowledges that Acushield did not initiate the debt settlement accounts that are the subjection of this Assurance, it voluntarily ceased servicing new accounts in West Virginia upon learning of the Attorney General's position, and it fully cooperated with the Attorney General's investigation."

To these points Kristie Medlen, CEO of Acushield Financial added: "It is important to note that although Acushield is often willing to refund fees paid by clients, Acushield never has nor will contract directly with a consumer. It is up to the company that was contracted by the consumer to make the decision of whether a refund is warranted or not. However in the spirit of cooperation and on the basis that these 9 West Virginia consumers had contracted with a now defunct company Acushield agreed to cover the cost of these refunds."

Acushield Financial serves a number of industries including the debt settlement industry. It has established a strong dedication to service as demonstrated by several customer service awards for customer service including an accreditation by BSI, an independent business services organization.

For further information, please contact Acushield Financial at info@acushieldfinancial.com.

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Title Data Settles Dispute with the Texas Attorney General

Author: Title Data, Inc.
Dateline: Fri, 16 May 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Title Data, Inc. of Houston, Texas today announced the amicable resolution of an inquiry into its business model by the office of the Texas Attorney General. In December of 2005 the Texas Attorney General began an examination of Title Data to determine whether its method of operation of automated land title evidence plants constituted anticompetitive conduct.”



A R T I C L E:

HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Title Data, Inc. of Houston, Texas today announced the amicable resolution of an inquiry into its business model by the office of the Texas Attorney General. In December of 2005 the Texas Attorney General began an examination of Title Data to determine whether its method of operation of automated land title evidence plants constituted anticompetitive conduct.

The major issue in the investigation was Title Data's rule that only those companies who pay for the operation and maintenance of its title plants should be allowed to share the products produced from the plants, such as title insurance commitments. Title Data has long contended that such products are protected by Federal copyright and trade secret laws and that protecting them from unauthorized use by others does not constitute anticompetitive conduct.

In the settlement reached, Title Data was not found to have violated any laws and the Attorney General and Title Data expressed their desire to resolve the matter without resort to the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation. Under the terms of the settlement, Title Data retained its right to restrict the transfer of its proprietary title information, while agreeing to clarify its rules governing such restrictions, add two independent directors to its Board of Directors, and to reimburse the Attorney General for a portion of the cost of the investigation.

Title Data was happy to add independent directors to its Board to help bring additional business perspectives to the company. In fact, It had contemplated such an action well before the Attorney General's investigation. However, nothing in the settlement agreement changed Title Data's basic business model which restricts distribution of its trade secret title plant information to those subscribers and customers who paid for the production of that information.

Commenting on the press release Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott released today, Title Data's President and CEO James Sibley stated, "A reader of the Agreed Final Judgement would conclude that the 'sweeping changes' General Abbott alludes to are in fact minor. I note that the Attorney General's press release was apparently drafted October 11, 2007, long before a settlement was reached; perhaps this accounts for the inconsistencies between the Attorney General's press release today and the terms of the Agreed Final Judgement."

Title Data was incorporated in 1967 to maintain Texas land title plants and to develop and deploy the technology required to deliver the highest quality products and services to its customers. Title Data is one of the principal providers of software to title plant maintainers and their customers in the metropolitan U.S., with its TIMS(R) system used in 50 major markets, a combined population of over 22 million consumers. Title Data is also one of the largest title plant maintainers in the United States, serving more than 90 title companies and 6 million residents of southeast Texas.

More information about Title Data can be found on the World Wide Web at www.titledata.com.

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Lawyer Requests The United Nations and European Union Impose Trade Sanctions on The United States and Arizona for Alleged Human Rights Violations

Author: Attorney Fred Romero
Dateline: Sun, 27 Apr 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England, April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles Attorney, Frederick A. Romero, a decorated United States Marine Corp. veteran, who has been awarded the Purple Heart medal and was previously honorably discharged as a sergeant, has requested the United Nations, European Union and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to impose trade sanctions against the United States and to freeze U.S. assets abroad.”



A R T I C L E:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England, April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles Attorney, Frederick A. Romero, a decorated United States Marine Corp. veteran, who has been awarded the Purple Heart medal and was previously honorably discharged as a sergeant, has requested the United Nations, European Union and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to impose trade sanctions against the United States and to freeze U.S. assets abroad.

Mr. Romero states that experts on international law have advised him that foreign assets of U.S. businesses and citizens may be frozen by orders of foreign courts for corruption of the truth-seeking process by the State of Arizona.

Although an unrelated case, it is interesting to note that on March 25, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court has stated in Medellin v. Texas that the states do not have to follow international laws and treaties. Thus, trade sanctions are appropriate.

Since the courts in the United States have traditionally frozen assets of foreign nations for human rights violations, experts do not see why foreign courts cannot freeze U.S. assets for the same type of violations.

"We intend on initiating proceedings to freeze assets of U.S. citizens and businesses abroad for the human rights violations by the U.S. against Mr. Anant K. Tripati, a Fiji citizen," Romero says. A copy of the letter is available on request.

A legal defense fund to help Mr. Tripati has been established by his supporters and information can be obtained from tripati @sbcglobal.net. Additional information about this matter may be found on two separate websites: www.aztripati.com and www.catripati.com.

Mr. Romero can be contacted at 1-213-454-2233.

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Career Insurance: New 24/7 Drunk Driving (DUI) Prevention Service for California’s Major Cities

Author: Safe Ride Solutions
Dateline: Thu, 03 Apr 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Finally, there's a new way to enjoy a night on the town in your own car and never worry about getting a DUI. Those with a lot to lose from a DUI arrest call it their 'career insurance.' Safe Ride Solutions (SRS) is a national network of off-duty and retired, veteran police officers. It's a new, unique, collaborative DUI prevention program developed by peace officers, professional athletes and business professionals to address the real world problem of DUI.”



A R T I C L E:

New collaborative program (now used nationwide by the NFL) GUARANTEES its members will never, EVER get a DUI when using its services

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Finally, there's a new way to enjoy a night on the town in your own car and never worry about getting a DUI. Those with a lot to lose from a DUI arrest call it their "career insurance." Safe Ride Solutions (SRS) is a national network of off-duty and retired, veteran police officers. It's a new, unique, collaborative DUI prevention program developed by peace officers, professional athletes and business professionals to address the real world problem of DUI.

The nationwide, innovative service is the only one of its kind serving major U.S. cities and is widely used by the NFL, including the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. In California, SRS currently serves Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area; expanding soon to San Jose and Orange County.

Most drinkers don't call a cab because they want their cars with them the next day. SRS drivers expertly and quietly prevent drunk driving (DUI - Driving Under the Influence of alcohol) 24/7 by picking up and safely driving clients home in their own cars. You have your car the next morning...guaranteed!

All officers sign a Confidentiality Agreement, are dependable, discreet and trained to handle challenging situations. They know their city, can avoid problems and have years of experience protecting people, including providing emergency care. SRS is for those who realize it is catastrophic insurance at a bargain price.

Who do you want taking care of you when you've had too much to drink? ...a cab driver? No, you want someone you can truly trust when you're vulnerable. No one's better than a fully trained, experienced peace officer.

DUI attorneys in California are already beginning to recommend Safe Ride Solutions to their clients as a way to help prevent further situations that may involve their DUI arrest...or worse. They also know informing the court their clients will sign up for membership in SRS may help their clients' DUI defense cases significantly.

The drunk driving statistics: 13,470 deaths in 2006 in accidents involving drinking and driving (BAC of .08 or higher); approximately 32% of all traffic fatalities for 2006.

Safe Ride Solutions is the answer to the oft asked question, "It is one in the morning. I drove my friends to the bar, I am drunk, my friends are drunk, and I don't want to leave my car here overnight. How do I get us and my car home because I have to get to work in the morning?"

About Safe Ride Solutions:
Safe Ride Solutions is a collaborative DUI prevention program developed by police officers, professional athletes and business professionals to address the real world problem of DUI. The company is headed by CEO, Det. Gary Lawrence, a veteran San Diego police officer. Phone: 1-888-END-2-DUIs (363.2384). Web: www.saferidesolutions.net.

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1-800-SKI VAIL Validated by The Court of Appeals in Trademark Lawsuit Against Vail Ski Area

Author: Eric Hanson / SKIusa, LLC
Dateline: Fri, 15 Feb 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DENVER, Colo. - Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On February, 7th 2008, a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won in the Court of Appeals against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. (VA) over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the appeal, the Tenth Circuit Court affirmed that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL(R).”



A R T I C L E:

Small Business schusses past big conglomerate

DENVER, Colo. - Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On February, 7th 2008, a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won in the Court of Appeals against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. (VA) over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the appeal, the Tenth Circuit Court affirmed that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL(R).

The small business arranges vacation packages and well-priced condo, hotel, and resort reservations at a variety of ski area locations through dozens of 1-800-SKI phone numbers. The toll free vanity numbers range from 1-800-SKI ASPEN to 1-800-SKI SNOW for his company www.Skiusa.com.

The affirmation is part of a 13 plus year trademark battle and has established that Vail Associates word mark "VAIL" is "weak" and "it is a term that the members of the commercial public have a right to use." Vail Associates first became aware of the business in 1995, but it was not until 2001 -- when the 1-800-SKI VAIL trademark became registered -- that Vail Associates felt threatened by the business and filed suit to try to stop the use of 1-800-SKI VAIL telephone number. Vail Associates started their (unsuccessful) lawsuit against 1-800-SKI VAIL in the federal district court. This resulted in a Judgment filed January 3, 2005 where Judge Matsch sided with the owners of 1-800-SKI VAIL on all counts. Vail Associates subsequently ran a second campaign appealing to the 10th Circuit Court - one step below the U.S. Supreme Court. This Court observed that Vail Associates "offered not one shred of evidence" of a likelihood of confusion.

Commenting on testimony by one of Vail Associates' witnesses, the Court noted that the witness "felt coerced into signing [an] Affidavit" and found that contrary to what Vail Associates was trying to prove, their own witness showed that "most people can't identify a specific company with the purchase of their ski vacations products. They are familiar with places to ski as a place, not a company." The Court even characterized VA as a company "who no more wanted to talk about the record evidence than a hog wants to talk about bacon...." Thus, the Court affirmed that there was neither actual confusion nor a likelihood of confusion by 1-800-SKI VAIL. The Court rejected the claims against 1-800-SKI VAIL also because "a term that is as geographically descriptive as VAIL is a weak term."

The Court noted that "VA's concern is really about disconnecting an alphanumeric phone line which provides easy access to VA's actual service competitors." The Court also commented that "VA's claim appears more about limiting access to its competition." Mr. Hanson's 1-800-SKI VAIL trademark registration still stands as the valid U.S. Patent and Trademark Registration No. 2,458,894.

After trouncing Vail Associates for a second time, Mr. Hanson stated: "VA has been highly successful over the years in acquiring valuable assets though their bull dog tactics. The tactics and implementation of their financial war chest was all about eliminating commercial business's right to use the term 'Vail.' Their monopolistic desires came at the expense of the Vail Colorado community and intentionally stifled competition. As an example; through their legal tactics they were able (to) limit our effectiveness for over 13 years! This affirmation and its impact on the community's ability to use the term 'Vail' is huge, it feels awesome to take the big dog down! It takes real resolve to fight this type of battle on moral principle, but now we can get down to business and give the consumer what they deserve, the best value in accommodations by calling 1-800 SKI VAIL, any one of our many other 1-800-SKI numbers or use our website www.skiusa.com."

Vend-Tel-Co and Mr. Hanson were represented by the trademark and patent firm of Santangelo Law Offices, P.C. and the trial firm of Thomas R. French, both in Fort Collins, Colorado. Vail Associates was represented in the matter by the Denver branch of the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, LLP.

Editors note: The lawsuit is captioned: "Vail Associates, Inc., and Vail Trademarks, Inc. vs. Vend-Tel-Co., Ltd. and Eric A. Hanson." Case No. 05-1058 in the United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, affirming the United States District Court for the District of Colorado Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissal of all Vail Associates claims.

For Additional Information, Contact:

Luke Santangelo 970-224-3100; LSantangelo@idea-asset.com

Thomas French 970-484-0360; FrenchLaw@frii.com

Eric Hanson 208-755-2306; ehanson@atlaspellets.com

Val Favicchio 208-755-9421; val@SKIusa.com

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Federal Judge Issues $780,000 Damage Award and Permanent Injunction Against Cyber-Pirate

Author: Novo Law Group, P.C
Dateline: Thu, 06 Dec 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, www.courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.”



A R T I C L E:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, www.courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

Musselman was sentenced earlier this year to 12 years in prison and over $4.6 million in criminal fines and penalties on a 47 count cyber-fraud conviction in Montgomery County, Ohio Common Pleas Court. Subsequently, he was declared liable under a ten count complaint for Internet consumer fraud by the Miami County, Ohio Common Pleas Court, under a similar set of facts as those presented to the Federal District Court in San Francisco, which entered this week's Judgment and Permanent Injunction.

U.S. District Court Judge Maxine Chesney signed an order of Civil Judgment for $780,000 against Musselman for stealing website content from www.searchsystems.net, the #1 ranked public records website. The consumer confusion created by Musselman's web site, www.courtsonline.org, resulted in thousands of complaints to SearchSystems.net while Musselman collected millions in diverted subscription fees.

In addition to the Civil Judgment handed down in San Francisco, Musselman and his associates are forever barred from operating any website business relating to public records access. This Federal Civil Judgment and Permanent Injunction are only the latest in a set of judgments against Musselman. In addition to the September 2007 judgment for consumer fraud in favor of the Ohio Attorney General and the 47 count criminal conviction for cyber-fraud June 2007 in Ohio, Musselman also has several similar prior convictions for forgery and copyright piracy. In June 2003, a Federal District Court in New York entered a Civil Judgment and Permanent Injunction against Musselman on several counts of copyright piracy for illegally distributing/selling over the Internet "pirated" versions of recently released movies officially distributed by major studios such as Disney and Warner Bros.

In issuing the Judgment and Permanent Injunction against Musselman, Judge Chesney also declared the validity of Search Systems' copyrights, trademarks, and unique trade dress, i.e. website appearance, which were all fully protected under Federal civil and criminal statutes from encroachment, unauthorized access and unauthorized duplication.

"This is a great victory for legitimate website owners whose businesses are mostly family owned. These cyber-pirates have been pillaging our content and the content of others, while defrauding consumers out of hundreds of millions of dollars," declared Pacific Information Resources, Inc.'s President/CEO Tim Koster, whose Thousand Oaks, California company operates www.searchsystems.net and was the successful plaintiff in this civil action against Musselman.

Koster's company, Pacific Information Resources, Inc. has already obtained multiple injunctions against various bogus sites that claim to offer "access" to public records but who in fact have stolen their content from Pacific's SearchSystems.net site. The stolen website content is offered to unsuspecting consumers, who think they are actually accessing the SearchSystems.net website.

"Hundreds of thousands of consumers have discovered, in purchasing their 'public records access subscriptions' from websites such as courtsonline.org, websherlock.com, detectivechoice.com, webinvestigator.org, restrictedonly.com, cisworldwide.com and datahounddetective.com, that eventually their subscription does not 'work.' Their access to the full data base is ultimately denied," Koster explained. "These confused consumers do not realize that they purchased their subscriptions from a website that had no authorization to sell access to Search Systems' content." In response to the flood of e-mails from angry and confused consumers, SearchSystems.net initiated a series of lawsuits against these alleged cyber-pirates.

"Today's conviction and injunction against Mark Musselman and courtsonline.org is one of a series of injunctions and victories we have obtained against over 15 different defendants in our struggle to protect a business we have built up over the past 20 years," Koster stated.

"Our website pioneered the concept of providing easy access to online public records," Koster continued. "We work hard daily to add to our database and keep our information current. Not only does cyber-piracy damage us and defraud consumers, but the presence of such a large number of these sites creates a public perception that all public records web sites are 'scams'."

The SearchSystems.net website has garnered more than its share of awards and accolades: Yahoo! Internet Life magazine named the WEBSITE in July, 2002 as one of the Internet's "50 most incredibly useful sites;" PC World named the WEBSITE in February, 2003 as one of "the most useful sites ever;" the Wall Street Journal on September 15, 2003 called the WEBSITE "one of the best." Search Systems is also a favorite research resource for private investigators, businesses, financial institutions, and law enforcement, including many of the 81 Federal Agencies that train at the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia.

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Call to Action for Megan Williams: National March Against Hate Crimes and Racism

Author: Black Lawyers for Justice
Dateline: Fri, 12 Oct 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ST CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- March Purpose: The Jena 6 case, the rise in the hanging of nooses, and other current acts of racially motivated injustice and intimidation against Blacks/African Americans will all be highlighted at this National March against Hate Crimes. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges as well as State hate crime charges be brought in the Williams' case.”



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ST CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- March Purpose: To bring national and statewide support to Charleston resident Megan Williams, the Williams Family, and victims of other hate crimes nationwide. The Jena 6 case, the rise in the hanging of nooses, and other current acts of racially motivated injustice and intimidation against Blacks/African Americans will all be highlighted at this National March against Hate Crimes. Families and victims of hate crimes that are occurring throughout the nation will attend. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges as well as State hate crime charges be brought in the Williams' case.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2007 12:00 Noon (Pre-March Rally to begin at 10 a.m.)

Where: March begins at First Baptist Church 423 Shrewsbury St Charleston, W.Va. 25301 and Marchers will proceed to Charleston W.Va. State Capitol Building for National Rally

Contact: Black Lawyers for Justice (BLFJ)
Malik Shabazz, Esq. (Attorney for Megan Williams and the Williams' Family)
Phone: 202-397-4577 Local: (304) 657-1493
Email: shabazzlaw@aol.com
Web: blacklawyersforjustice.org

Who are the Organizers?
The primary organizers for the march are Black Lawyers for Justice (BLFJ) and the Support Committee for Megan Williams. This march will be endorsed by at least 100 Black organizations, student groups, clergy, and leaders of every stripe. An initial endorsement list will be produced on 10-15-07.

WHY A MARCH TO SUPPORT MEGAN WILLIAMS AND OPPOSE HATE CRIMES?
On November 3, 2007 a historic National March will take place in Charleston, West Virginia. This call to action is to support young Megan Williams, who is the victim of one of the worst hate crimes in United States history. The March is also called to address an astounding yet unacceptable rise in hate crimes and incidents of injustices currently perpetrated against Blacks (African) Americans. On September 12, 2007, and in subsequent preliminary hearings, it was revealed that Megan Williams, a twenty year old Black Woman, was lured into a nearby Logan county trailer house of hatred. Young Megan, who also has special disability needs, was viciously and repeatedly raped, choked, stabbed, forced to eat dog and rat feces while her six white tormentors berated her by calling her "nigger" incessantly. According to evidence gathered, Megan was sodomized with a stick and a noose was tied around her neck for lengthy periods during this week long ordeal all of which has been verified by several of the co-defendants signed confessions. "This is an this ugly and outrageous ordeal."

Prosecutors said. "Every time they stabbed her, they called her 'nigger." Carmen Williams, the mother, told The Charleston Gazette. "She wakes up in the middle of the night screaming, 'Mommy.' What's really, really bad is, we don't know everything, and they did to her. She is crying all the time. No doubt, had she not been rescued they were going to kill her and throw her in a nearby lake."

Arrested are: Frankie Brewster, 49, and her son Bobby Brewster, 24., Karen Burton, 46; her daughter Alisha, 23; Danny Combs, 20, and George Messer, 27 -six whites from nearby Logan County, West Virginia. The suspects took turns beating, stabbing, choking and sexually abusing Williams, while consistently threatening her with death, according to criminal complaints. A rope was placed around Williams' neck, her hair was ripped out and she was made to eat dog and rat feces, drink from a toilet and lick up blood, the complaint charges. At one point, she was sexually assaulted while scalding water and melting hot wax from a candle was poured on her body. At another point she was forced to lick the toes of the sadistic defendants. She was stabbed in the leg at least four times and both of her ankles were cut by a female suspect who allegedly taunted her, saying, "This one is for Kunta Kinte, and that's what we do to niggers around here."

"The Megan Williams case is beyond a doubt, one of the worst hate crimes in U.S. History. The Megan Williams case is even worse than the case of the Jena 6...," said Attorney Malik Shabazz Esq., Megan Williams Family Attorney and Spokesman for Black Lawyers For Justice, speaking at the October 3rd preliminary hearing in Logan County, West VA.

Shabazz also stated, "The number of outright hate crimes and injustice cases against Blacks is rising so rapidly it's hard for our office to keep track. We are calling for every concerned person in our community to respond to this national crisis with vigor and due diligence. The November 3rd March in Charleston is a big step in the direction of organizing to challenge the tide of attacks occurring against Blacks."

HATE CRIMES DOCUMENTED
In addition to the Megan Williams case, criminal acts of hatred and intimidation using hanging nooses have sprung up all over the nation. The hanging noose, central to the Jena case, is used by racists as an actionable threat to the safety and well being of Blacks, who have suffered innumerable historical injustices via hanging ropes also known as lynching. On Sept 7th, a three foot noose was found hung at the University of Maryland, College Park, roiling the campus. On October 4th, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported that police were investigating several cases in which nooses were left at workplaces to intimidate black employees in the Pittsburgh area. The Tribune reported, "A supervisor at the Verizon Wireless Business Services Center in Marshall found a black doll with a noose around its neck and racial slurs directed at it."

Several similar hate crime incidents have been reported in the Pittsburgh area in the last month. In Long Island, New York last month, police found a noose hanging in the locker room. Many believed it was hung by a police officer and was in response to the newly elected Black police chief. Last month, in North Carolina, nooses were found hung at a public school. On October 3rd in Washington D.C., white students and historical Galluadet University for the deaf, reportedly held a Black student hostage for over an hour and repeatedly wrote "KKK" all over his body with markers. All over the U.S., Police assaulting and killing unarmed Black victims is on the rise again.

A FOLLOW UP TO JENA
The November 3rd National March against Hate Crimes is also an effort to end the continued persecution of the Jena 6. Mychal Bell and the Jena 6 are still facing jail time after responding to racist persecution at the High school in Jena, Louisiana. Also the addresses and phone numbers of the Jena 6 Families were posted on Neo-Nazi/Klan websites; subsequently, white supremacists have committed acts of aggression near their homes and BLFJ has copies of letters from various Ku Klux Klan organizations directly threatening the Jena 6 families. Members of the Jena 6 are endorsing and are expected at this march.

Over 100 organizations, student groups, youth organizations, clergy, rappers, and leaders are set to endorse the November 3rd March (a list will be released on 10/15/07) Like in Jena, organizers going to get busses, travel the highway and organize to support Megan Williams and organize against these attacks.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

- Friday November 2nd 5:00 p.m.:
A Pre-March remembrance/ prayer vigil will take place at the Logan County trailer home where Megan Williams was kidnapped and tortured

- Saturday November 3rd 10 a.m.:
Pre-March Rally for National March against Hate Crimes and Racism
First Baptist Church 423 Shrewsbury St Charleston, WVA 25301

- Saturday November 3rd 12:00 noon:
National March against Hate Crimes and Racism, Charleston, West VA March will begin in front of the First Baptist Church located at 423 Shrewsbury St Charleston WVA 25301 and proceed to the West Virginia State Capitol Building

- Saturday November 3rd 5:00 p.m.:
Fundraiser for Megan Williams and Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations to take place at Rehoboth Cathedral of Christ in Charleston, West Virginia - Bishop James Carter III is the host pastor.

Information:
To Endorse This March or for Updates and Further Details, Contact us via web at www.Blacklawyersforjustice.org phone at (202) 397-4577 or via email at Shabazzlaw@aol.com.


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Yale Law Women Releases 2nd Annual List of the Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms

Author: Yale Law Women
Dateline: Mon, 24 Sep 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Yale Law Women (YLW), the largest student organization at Yale Law School, announces the release of its 2007 Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms list. Phoenix-based firm Quarles & Brady received top honors, followed by Proskauer Rose; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer; Jenner & Block; Mayer Brown; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter.”



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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Yale Law Women (YLW), the largest student organization at Yale Law School, announces the release of its 2007 Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms list. Phoenix-based firm Quarles & Brady received top honors, followed by Proskauer Rose; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer; Jenner & Block; Mayer Brown; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter; DLA Piper; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC; and Faegre & Benson.

(c) Send2PressYLW seeks to emphasize the need for firm employment policies that facilitate work-life balance for attorneys. The DC Women's Bar Association's report, Creating Pathways to Success, indicates that 70% of lawyers with children - both men and women-report work-life conflict. Due largely to inflexible work demands, firms face an ongoing retention problem with young associates.

"If firms are to recruit and retain attorneys, they must change their work environments to not only accommodate but support lawyers with families," said YLW Activism Co-Chair Jill Habig.

Fellow Co-Chair Katie Wilson-Milne stated, "This list is a way to celebrate those firms that have taken important steps toward helping attorneys have both a family and a successful career."

YLW analyzed firms from Vault's Top 100 Law Firms and Best of the Rest lists. The variables used were selected based on a survey of Yale Law School alumni, who ranked in order of importance a list of family-friendly law firm policies. Categories included maternity/paternity leave, childcare, and alternative work arrangements, among others. All data was collected from the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) directory. For further explanation of the methodology, please visit www.yale.edu/ylw/activism.htm.

This year's Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms list is co-sponsored by the recently inaugurated Women's Law School Coalition, an affiliation of women's law student organizations. Represented in the Coalition are Yale, Boalt Hall (Berkeley), the University of Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, Stanford, and the University of Virginia.

"We hope that the list's release during the law firm recruiting season will encourage students and employers to take a careful look at policies that affect the lives of young lawyers," said Jennifer Broxmeyer, Chair of YLW.


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New Poll Shows Most U.S. Lawyers Would Not Represent Bin Laden in Court

Author: Nader Anise Lawyer Marketing
Dateline: Fri, 07 Sep 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOCA RATON, Fla. - Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As we mark the sixth anniversary of 9/11, a new poll conducted by Nader Anise Lawyer Marketing asks lawyers whether they would represent the World's Most Wanted Man, Osama Bin Laden, in court if he were found alive. (The assumption of course being that a criminal prosecution would ultimately ensue.)”



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BOCA RATON, Fla. - Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As we mark the sixth anniversary of 9/11, a new poll conducted by Nader Anise Lawyer Marketing asks lawyers whether they would represent the World's Most Wanted Man, Osama Bin Laden, in court if he were found alive. (The assumption of course being that a criminal prosecution would ultimately ensue.)

Caption: Nader Anise Lawyer MarketingBetween January, 2007 and August, 2007, the following question was posed to 940 attorneys practicing in diverse specialties in the U.S.:

"If Osama bin Laden were captured today, and you were asked to join his legal defense team (regardless of the type of law you practice), would you? Assume U.S. law applies."

Of the attorneys surveyed, the majority of lawyers - 55.2% -- said they would not agree to be bin Laden's lawyer or part of bin Laden's defense team.

Attorney Nader Anise, President of Nader Anise Lawyer Marketing, says, "When we conducted this poll, we didn't know what to expect. The lawyers who participated are all students of mine - and I teach lawyers how to make maximum money in their practice. You might think that's all that matters to them - huge profits - but it's not. Morals and principles are also important."

The most popular "no" answers were, "No, I would decline for moral reasons" and "No, my life and safety, and my family members' lives and safety, would be at risk." The least popular reason for declining to represent bin Laden was, "No, because we would surely lose the case."

Interestingly, nearly 9% of all those polled selected the option, "No, he should have every hair on his beard plucked... and then he should be dunked head-first into a huge tub of boiling oil and fried ALIVE."

A sizable minority, however - 44.7% -- said they would be willing represent bin Laden in court.

"The number one "yes" response was, "Yes, even HE is innocent until proven guilty." In fact, at 19.2%, it is the top answer generated in the entire poll.

Other popular "yes" responses: "Yes, the publicity I would receive can lead to fame and fortune" and "Yes, it would be an amazing challenge and opportunity to make history."

For more information on the poll and review the responses in detail, go to www.naderanise.com/binladenpoll/.

To interview Nader Anise, call +1-954-392-8824.


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Meriden Connecticut Attorney Continues Work at United Nations

Author: Brown & Welsh, PC
Dateline: Fri, 17 Aug 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MERIDEN, Conn. - Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The American Bar Association (ABA) recently re-appointed Houston Putnam Lowry as one of their representatives to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Attorney Lowry has represented the ABA (and other organizations, including the Economic Commission of Europe) at the United Nations for years on a variety of topics.”



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MERIDEN, Conn. - Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The American Bar Association ("ABA") recently re-appointed Houston Putnam Lowry as one of their representatives to the United Nations Economic and Social Council ("ECOSOC"). Attorney Lowry has represented the ABA (and other organizations, including the Economic Commission of Europe) at the United Nations for years on a variety of topics.

"Working on legal problems at the United Nations keeps our firm on the cutting edge," says Lowry. "We have dealt with electronic commerce arbitration, sale of goods, negotiable instruments and social issues, such as AIDS. Helping to shape international law gives us a unique perspective on where the law is, where the law is going and issues our clients will face in today's global economy."

Lowry's practice includes domain name issues that face businesses that have (or hope to have) a presence on the Internet. He has handled more that 100 domain name disputes. He is certified as a Chartered Arbitrator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.

Brown & Welsh has a national reputation in business law (domestic and international) and related litigation, arbitration and mediation, including contracts, Uniform Commercial Code (sale of goods, promissory notes, electronic transfer of funds, letters of credit and security interests), bankruptcy, and computer law (including domain name disputes and identity theft).



Brown & Welsh, P.C., Meriden Executive Park, 530 Preston Avenue, Post Office Box 183, Meriden, Connecticut 06450 - www.BrownWelsh.com

Under the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct, Houston Putnam Lowry, Esq. is responsible for the contents of this press release.


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