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MEGAUPLOAD – Kim Dotcom proves judge wrong in court

Court date: 3 February 2012

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Rap mogul Suge Knight collapsed in a courtroom Friday shortly after a judge set his bail at million in his pending murder case. He’s accused of mowing down two men with his truck on Jan. 29, and killing local businessman Terry Carter. Knight’s lawyer Matthew Fletcher describes the scene. Prosecutors claimed in their bail motion that Knight is a “prolific and unrepentant” criminal who’s been extorting money from up-and-coming rappers. The bail motion filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney on Thursday accused Knight of being part of an extortion ring that targeted aspiring rappers and pulled in more than million in recent years.

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YAZ Litigation Update: Judge Overseeing Yaz Multidistrict Litigation Organized in Illinois Schedules Trial Date for June 2015


Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that is actively involved in Yaz litigation, and which has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been injured by drugs and medical devices, notes that the Illinois federal judge overseeing the Yaz multidistrict litigation (MDL) has set a June 2015 trial date to begin the process of moving the litigation forward. The MDL is In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, case number 3:09-md-02100, in the in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; the case is Schuchert v. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al., case number 3:10-cv-11979.

The Firm represents a variety of women in the MDL. Lawsuits similarly allege that use of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc.’s birth control drug, Yaz, led to injuries such as stroke; blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT); pulmonary embolism; and heart attack, notes Parker Waichman LLP.

At its peak, the MDL involved approximately 12,000 lawsuits and was considered the largest MDL nationwide. Following settlements over lawsuits brought over allegations involving gallbladder disease and removal associated with Yaz or Yasmin, the MDL dropped to a few thousand cases, according to court documents. (In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, case number 3:09-md-02100, in the in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois)

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal evaluations to victims of drospirenone contraceptives, including Yaz and Yasmin. If you or a loved one has suffered blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary emboli, gallbladder disease/removal, stroke, death, or other serious injuries while taking one of these birth control pills, please visit the firm’s Yaz and Yasmin injury page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).







Tempe DUI Lawyers Announce New Quick Tips and Debunked DUI Myths at http://www.TheDUITeam.com


Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) March 21, 2015

Tempe DUI Lawyer, Brian D Sloan has helped thousands of people with DUI charges in the Greater Phoenix area and has many years of experience. He has written information about what to do if you are arrested for DUI and he has also written information clarifying common DUI myths. The pages are now available on the website and they contain valuable information about the process of handling criminal charges.

Arizona has become known as one of the harshest states in the country for its DUI laws. Drivers who are arrested for driving under the influence, a drug related DUI or a prescription drug related DUI can receive anywhere from 24 hours in jail to 3 years in prison if convicted of DUI charges, depending upon their prior offenses and the results of breath and blood tests. In Arizona, a person over 21 is considered to be driving over the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or more. The state has a no-tolerance policy for drivers under 21. “Having an experienced Tempe DUI lawyer can often help defendants to receive lesser charges, especially for first-time offenses. Our DUI attorneys in Tempe understand Arizona laws for drunk driving and drug related DUI’s and we fight for clients brought up on different types of Driving Under the Influence related charges, says Brian D Sloan.

Along with jail or prison time, defendants can face fines of anywhere from $ 250 to $ 3,250, license suspension or revocation for 30 days to three years, drug treatment programs, ignition interlock devices and community service for an alcohol related DUI. Charges for a drug related DUI, including a prescription drug related DUI, may differ, depending on the judge. Tempe police and judges take drunk driving seriously, especially extreme DUI charges resulting from a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or higher or aggravated DUI charges stemming from driving with a suspended or revoked license. “For any type of DUI charges people may need a DUI lawyer in Tempe who can help them to find a defense and make sure their rights are upheld in court,” says Attorney Brian D. Sloan.

DUI charges can leave any defendant in Arizona feeling overwhelmed and scared, especially if they are facing DUI charges for the first time. Facing DUI charges for a second or third offense can be even more overwhelming because of the possibility of higher fines, a longer license suspension or revocation and more time in jail or prison. “Having the services of our DUI attorneys in Tempe can ensure all pertinent documents have been reviewed and every defense angle has been considered. Our experienced Tempe DUI lawyer will make sure to review police records carefully, looking for any discrepancy. With the help of a member of The DUI Team, a defendant may be able to get a lesser sentence, such as reckless driving, or less a charge with less severe penalties.”

To learn more about the Scottsdale DUI attorneys at The DUI Team please visit their website. To schedule a no cost consultation and case evaluation please call (480) 382-5562. People actively hiring a drunk driving lawyer are also encouraged to read their blog posts and press releases as well as view their informative videos pertaining to the defense of DUI.

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Mental Health Watchdog CCHR Supports New Bill to Help Foster Care Children


Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

In a newly released article, the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), applauds newly introduced legislation in the state of California that aims to curb the psychiatric drugging of foster care children. CCHR states that in wake of the recent San Jose Mercury News investigation, “Drugging Our Kids,” which uncovered high rates of psychotropic drugging of California’s foster care children (nearly 25%), lawmakers in California are now understanding the urgency of legislation to curb this practice.[1]

California Assemblyman Mike Gipson (64th District) has submitted language, amending existing legislation (AB 1067), providing for specific protections from psychiatric/medication abuse of children under state care.[2] Supporting groups, such as CCHR, say it is the first legislation to serve foster children rather than psychiatric pharmaceuticals.

CCHR states that Assemblyman Gipson’s legislation would be an important step in changing the system. Specifically, it addresses informed consent issues and rights for minors and non-minors in foster care, including:


To be informed of the risks and benefits of psychotropic medication.
To appear before the judge determining if psychotropic medication should be administered, with an advocate of his or her choice, and state that he or she objects to any recommendation to prescribe psychotropic medication.
The availability to refuse the administration of psychotropic drugs.
To have a prescribing doctor disclose any financial ties he or she may have to pharmaceutical companies.[2]

The latter is in response to the revelation by San Jose Mercury News that between 2010-2013 drug makers spent more than $ 14 million marketing to California doctors treating foster care children and those doctors with high prescription rates typically received the most funding.[3]

CCHR says that a good example of this much needed legislation involves the prescribing of the antipsychotic, Risperdal. Many of the claims surrounding Risperdal involve gynecomastia allegations—a condition that causes young males to grow female breasts. In February 2015, a Philadelphia jury awarded Austin Pledger $ 2.5 million in damages because he “was not adequately warned” that he would grow size 46DD breasts as a side effect of using the antipsychotic. According to court documents, Pledger was 8 years old when he first was prescribed Risperdal. The court documents also showed that the drug label falsely reported that the risk of gynecomastia was low.[4 – Case No. 120401997, The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Filed 4/18/12]

Attorney Allison Folmar is intimately aware of the effects caused by the use of antipsychotics on children. Folmar represented Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo against state child protective services, not to drug her then 13-year-old daughter with Risperdal, per court documents.[5 – Case No. 11057748-01, 36 District Court, Detroit, Michigan, filed 03/27/2011]

According to Folmar in an interview with CCHR, “Foster children are prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates nearly five times higher than non-foster children. These drugs can cause life-threatening diabetes, violent and suicidal behavior and even brain shrinkage. That is being done to children who already are traumatized…. We need to turn such turmoil into triumph by changing the laws—state-by-state—until every child is protected.”

Bruce Wiseman, the U.S. President of CCHR, states, “In order to do the right thing, to legitimately uphold the mission of the California Department of Social Services, ‘to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children…,’ support of Assemblyman Gipson’s legislation is a hopeful first step in ebbing the tide of psychiatric prescribing.”[6]

Sign CCHR’s Petition to Prevent the Dangerous Psychotropic Drugging of California’s Foster Care Youth here.

Read the full article here.

About Citizens Commission on Human Rights: CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices.

References:

[1] Karen de Sa, “Drugging Our Kids,” San Jose Mercury News, 24 Aug. 2014, webspecial.mercurynews.com/druggedkids/?page=pt1.

[2] “An act to amend Section 16001.9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster children,” California Legislative Counsel’s Digest, General Subject: Foster children: psychotropic medication, 16 Feb 2015, cchrint.org/pdfs/leg-counsel-digest-ab-1067.pdf.

[3] Karen de Sa, “Drugging Our Kids: Part III, The Rx Alliance That Drugs Our Kids,” San Jose Mercury News, 23 Nov 2014, webspecial.mercurynews.com/druggedkids/?page=pt3.

[4] Case No. 120401997, The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, P.P., et al. v. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., Filed April 18, 2012; Vinny Vella, “Man, 20, awarded $ 2.5M in damages after drug gave him breasts,” Philadelphia Daily News, 26 Feb 2015, articles.philly.com/2015-02-26/news/59504751_1_robyn-reed-frenze-risperdal-breasts.

[5] Case No. 11057748-01, 36 District Court, Detroit, Michigan, filed 03/27/2011; Heather Catallo, “Mom who chose to take daughter off medication files lawsuit…,” ABC 7, WXYZ Detroit, 10 May 2012, http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/mom-who-chose-to-take-daughter-off-medication-files-lawsuit-alleges-daughter-deprived-of-prosthesis.

[6] “About CDSS,” California Department of Social Services, http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG190.htm, accessed 19 Mar. 2015.







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New Life for Dr. King’s Dream: 50 Years After The March to Montgomery, The Rise of the Reconciled Church


Montgomery, AL (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of the world-altering Civil Rights march into Montgomery and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech from the statehouse steps, The Reconciled Church movement–Christian leaders, nationally, from across denominational and racial lines, armed with a seven-point plan–continues the march to racial equity, peace and justice.

“The Church sparked and stoked the Civil Rights Movement, and the march continues,” Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Washington, D.C., said. Bishop Jackson, with Bishop T.D. Jakes and evangelist James Robison, assembled the first meeting of movement leaders–including Bernice King and Andrew Young–in Dallas this January. Leaders representing more than 40 million Christians sat down, signed a reconciliation covenant, and committed to immediate action to heal the racial divide in the U.S. Later that evening more than 6,000 people attended an internationally televised communion service at the world famous Potter’s House Church. From that meeting spurred by the Ferguson and Staten Island deaths sprang the Reconciled Church movement.

“Among other things, this movement–multiracial and multi-faceted–will empower through best practices and through the concentrated prayer of America’s largest grassroots army: the local church,” Jackson said.

On Wednesday, March 25, under the Reconciled Church banner and in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., two separate panels meeting in Alabama State University’s John Garrett Hardy Student Center will fine tune and develop a set of next actions for Montgomery and the state of Alabama. That evening a citywide worship service comes together at 7 p.m. at Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery.

The day’s schedule:

9 a.m. — Criminal Justice Reform — Bernard Houston facilitates panelists J.C. Watts (former Congressman from Oklahoma), Jim Liske (President of Prison Fellowship, Landsdowne VA), Bob Armstrong (District Judge, Selma Alabama), Darryl Bailey (District Attorney, Montgomery County), Johnny Hardwick (15th District Circuit Court Judge, Montgomery County), and Charlie Hardy (Chair of the Faculty Senate, Alabama State University).

10:40 a.m. — Youth Empowerment — Judy Trautwein facilitates first steps planning with Larry Brandon from Louisiana (Third Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship), Gwendolyn Boyd (President, Alabama State University), Rusty Nelson (Pastor, Rock Church, Huntsville), and Elton Dean (Chair, Montgomery County Commission).

7 p.m. — Citywide Service — Bishop Jakes opens by video, followed live by Bishop Jackson, Fresh Anointing Bishop Kyle Searcy, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, First Baptist Church of Montgomery Pastor Jay Wolf and many others.

“The term ‘believers together’ encompasses experts, leaders, foot soldiers–and all races–together,” Evangelist James Robison said. “White, black or brown Americans can scan The Reconciled Church roll call and see a face like their own, and that’s our strength.”

The Reconciled Church’s Seven Bridges to Peace:

Prayer and Reconciliation

Education Reform

Civic Engagement

Community Outreach & Service

Marriage and Family

Criminal Justice Reform

Economic Development

“A national solution to racial tension—particularly in the wake of the Ferguson and New York City deaths—transcends government action,” Prison Fellowship President and CEO Jim Liske said. “The issues include education, poverty and justice, and the Church holds the key to lasting transformation.”

The first Reconciled Church meeting at Jakes’ Potter’s House church in Dallas included private prayer and information-sharing with Christian leaders and a panel discussion on best practices for racial reconciliation. Building on that, a closed-door panel of leaders meets the morning of March 25 at Alabama State University in Montgomery.

“This is a clarion call for the church to regain its relevance in the community by influencing the culture and helping to unite the country,” Bishop Jakes said. “To do so we must face our own divisions and move from rhetoric to relationship with each other. The church must arise!”

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Mountain Man arrested for trying to feed himself, owns judge and walks out (fixed)

Mountain Man arrested for trying to feed himself, owns judge and walks out (fixed)

Three Forks Justice Court | November 21, 2013 | Montana, North America

In a packed courtroom, 52-year-old Ernie Tertelgte told the judge “I am a living man protected by natural law and I have the right to forage for food when I am hungry… You are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action.”

Charged with fishing without a license and resisting the arrest for fishing without a license, Mr. Tertegte says he’s being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself.

Tertelgte, 52 years old, was arrested on Monday and is accused of fishing without a license and then resisting arrest.
William Wolf said, “It’s we the people that run this and rule this country, not we the courts, not we the government, and if the people don’t start standing up for themselves and for each other, we are going to continue being subjects of this government.”

Justice Adams set Tertelgte’s bond at 0 and his next court hearing is scheduled for January.
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