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Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Goodyear's Appeal of $7.2M Tire Defect Verdict

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:37pm

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., leaving in place a $7.2 million wrongful death verdict for the family of a Plaquemines Parish man who was killed when a defective Goodyear G182 tire suddenly exploded.

Key Points: 
  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., leaving in place a $7.2 million wrongful death verdict for the family of a Plaquemines Parish man who was killed when a defective Goodyear G182 tire suddenly exploded.
  • The case is one of several recent favorable outcomes secured by the Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball trial team, including:
    A $3.08 million tire defect verdict against Kumho Tire in September 2021.
  • A $1.2 million jury verdict upheld on appeal in May 2020 on behalf of an Arkansas truck driver seriously injured in a crash caused by a defective Hankook tire.
  • Numerous tire defect settlements with significant confidential awards against some of the world's largest tire and automotive companies, including Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone Tire and Michelin.

Lanier Law Firm's Appellate Practice Honored by National Law Journal

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:15pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Lanier Law Firm was among 24 national firms honored for excellence in appellate work during the past year at the National Law Journal's Legal Awards event in Washington, D.C.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Lanier Law Firm was among 24 national firms honored for excellence in appellate work during the past year at the National Law Journal's Legal Awards event in Washington, D.C.
  • Key members of this team include:
    Kevin P. Parker , head of The Lanier Law Firm's appellate section, who has personally handled more than 20 cases at the appellate court level.
  • In addition, in 2020 the Lanier Law Firm appellate team secured a $2.11 billion judgment from a Missouri Court of Appeals against Johnson & Johnson.
  • Named an Elite Trial Law Firm by The National Law Journal, The Lanier Law Firm has offices in Houston,New Yorkand Los Angeles.

Ontario Native Women’s Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 4:45pm

Thunder Bay, ON, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Ontario Native Womens Association (ONWA) proudly celebrates 50 years as Canadas oldest and largest Indigenous organization.

Key Points: 
  • Thunder Bay, ON, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Ontario Native Womens Association (ONWA) proudly celebrates 50 years as Canadas oldest and largest Indigenous organization.
  • During ONWAs 50th Annual General Assembly and Leadership Conference this weekend, ONWA is commemorating three generations of Indigenous women in leadership, premiering the ONWA 50th Anniversary Documentary and launching the 50th Anniversary She Is Wise magazine .
  • ONWA works to empower Indigenous womens lives and address the challenges they face, for themselves, their families and their communities.
  • The Ontario Native Womens Association (ONWA) is a non-profit organization that empowers and supports all Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development and programs that focus on local, regional and provincial activities, since 1971.

Aramark Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride by Naming Mark Wallace the 2021 Ian Bailey Pride of Aramark Award Recipient

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:30pm

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) a global hospitality, facilities, and uniform services provider, named Mark Wallace (he/him), General Manager at the Oakland Coliseum (Aramarks Sports & Entertainment business), the fifth Ian Bailey Pride of Aramark Award recipient, for his extraordinary support of diversity and inclusion.

Key Points: 
  • Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) a global hospitality, facilities, and uniform services provider, named Mark Wallace (he/him), General Manager at the Oakland Coliseum (Aramarks Sports & Entertainment business), the fifth Ian Bailey Pride of Aramark Award recipient, for his extraordinary support of diversity and inclusion.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211022005057/en/
    Aramark named Mark Wallace (he/him) the fifth Ian Bailey Pride of Aramark Award recipient, for his extraordinary support of diversity and inclusion.
  • Wallace is the Global Hub Coordinator for PRIDE and was instrumental in fortifying the ERGs hub network, including facilitating its international expansion.
  • Wallace was recognized during the Pride of Aramark 2021 virtual celebration, where the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center was recognized with the 2021 OUTstanding Community Partner Award.

Spencer Stuart Welcomes General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Lucy Lopez

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announcethat Lucy Lopez is joining the firm as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announcethat Lucy Lopez is joining the firm as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.
  • Lopez will succeed Dave Rasmussen, who is retiring as Spencer Stuart's General Counsel after 24 years at the firm.
  • Lopez, who is based in New York, joins Spencer Stuart after more than two decades with McKinsey & Company, most recently serving as Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal, Americas.
  • "I am thrilled to start a new chapter as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Spencer Stuart.

Hugh B. McCormick is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:57pm

As a Trial Lawyer and Partner with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, Mr. McCormick has been helping clients since 1994.

Key Points: 
  • As a Trial Lawyer and Partner with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, Mr. McCormick has been helping clients since 1994.
  • Mr. McCormick has spent his career litigating and trying asbestos-related lung disease cases in US Federal and State Courts.
  • Growing up in Newport News, VA, Mr. McCormick is familiar with the area's shipbuilding heritage dating back to the 1800s.
  • He would like to dedicate this honorable recognition to his wife of 25 years, Elizabeth P. McCormick.

Distinguished Attorney Gives Back to His Law School Alma Mater, Donating $3 Million to Establish The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at South Texas College of Law Houston

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:53pm

In grateful recognition of the $3 million gift from Nikki and Benny Agosto, Jr. one of the largest single gifts to any law school for this purpose the new center will be named The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at South Texas College of Law Houston.

Key Points: 
  • In grateful recognition of the $3 million gift from Nikki and Benny Agosto, Jr. one of the largest single gifts to any law school for this purpose the new center will be named The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at South Texas College of Law Houston.
  • The funding will create a new location to house The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center and permit the hiring of a program director.
  • Agosto's gift also will support diversity scholarships and allow STCL Houston to develop relevant diversity programming aimed at the legal profession.
  • I am personally working to change things, and I believe South Texas College of Law Houston is playing a key role in this transformation.

NCLA Amicus Brief Asks Sixth Circuit to Uphold Decision Setting Aside ARPA’s Ban on State Tax Cuts

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:17pm

NCLA argues that, whatever else the Constitution permits, state taxation must remain firmly in the unfettered hands of locally elected legislatures.

Key Points: 
  • NCLA argues that, whatever else the Constitution permits, state taxation must remain firmly in the unfettered hands of locally elected legislatures.
  • NCLA had filed an amicus brief in support of Ohio in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
  • Last month, Treasury filed an appeal in the Sixth Circuit, asking the court to reverse the injunction barring the Tax Cut Ban.
  • NCLA released the following statements:
    Congress has no power to dictate state tax policy, and Treasury has no auditing control over state finances.

FAIR Submits Public Comment on Biden Administration Rule to Aid and Abet Fraudulent Asylum Seekers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:30pm

The Biden administration is essentially proposing to circumvent the immigration courts and direct asylum officers to get to "yes" under rules they write, instead of the law.

Key Points: 
  • The Biden administration is essentially proposing to circumvent the immigration courts and direct asylum officers to get to "yes" under rules they write, instead of the law.
  • "Under the Biden administration, illegal immigration has soared to levels not seen in decades.
  • Asylum abuse is rampant as the administration has shown minimal effort to protect the integrity of our legal immigration system.
  • Instead of closing gaping loopholes that encourage asylum fraud, the Biden administration's so-called reforms are designed to make the loopholes even wider.

Special Guests publicity agency announces 35th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:00am

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The publicity agency, 'Special Guests,' is celebrating its 35th Anniversary by and announcing its expansion initiative that includes Sign-on Bonuses to new Business Development hires.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The publicity agency, 'Special Guests,' is celebrating its 35th Anniversary by and announcing its expansion initiative that includes Sign-on Bonuses to new Business Development hires.
  • Jerry McGlothlin, founder, and CEO of Special Guests, founded in 1986, said, "I'm sick and tired of watching our Republic become a nation on non-workers.
  • In a bold move, McGlothlin offered to hire all 390 employees Edelman let go, but not a person seemed eager to work.
  • Guests/Topics offered by Special Guests: https://SpecialGuests.com/guests-topics/