Pamela M Nicholson CEO for Enterprise Named in New Subpoena Ahead of Florida Theft Trial

Pamela M Nicholson CEO Subpoena - 18-SC-001768

Pamela M Nicholson CEO Subpoena – 18-SC-001768

National Car Rental civil theft plaintiff rushes new subpoena to St. Louis Sheriff for service after C T Corporation System responds ‘not registered agent’

Enterprise has been accused of running a ding-and-dent scam so often by readers of this site, I’ve lost count.”

— Christopher Elliott, Consumer Advocate at Elliott.org

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today a revised subpoena urgently prepared for Enterprise Holdings President and CEO Pamela M. Nicholson. The subpoena COMMANDS the chief executive to appear and testify at the civil theft trial, Howe vs. Enterprise Holdings, Inc., in the County Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Lee County Florida.

The trial is scheduled for August 22, 2018, in Fort Myers, Florida, Honorable Archie B. Hayward, Jr.

The Lee County Clerk of the Court issued the subsequent subpoena to Pro Se plaintiff and crime victim David Howe on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, one day after a docket entry was filed indicating ‘C T Corporation System has determined it is not the registered agent for an entity by the name of Pamela Nicholson’ (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180727005610/en/Enterprise-Holdings-CEO-Pamela-Nicholson-Subpoenaed-SubscriberWise).

See the official court filing and response from C T Corporation System: https://www.docdroid.net/POhIpKx/c-t-corporation-system-response-to-pamela-nicholson-subpoena.pdf

Related: IBM Gets Desperate Plea from Enterprise Holdings Crime Survivor, SubscriberWise Confirms — https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180813005692/en/IBM-Desperate-Plea-Enterprise-Holdings-Crime-Survivor

Related: Lee County Honorable Archie B. Hayward Jr. Receives Jury Request from National Car Rental Fraud Victim, SubscriberWise Confirms — https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180716005406/en/Lee-County-Honorable-Archie-B.-Hayward-Jr.

Related: 'FIVE ALARM FRAUD' at Enterprise Holdings' National Rental after Attorneys Make Shocking Admission to Lee Clerk of Court — https://www.einpresswire.com/article/446689966/five-alarm-fraud-at-enterprise-holdings-national-rental-after-attorneys-make-shocking-admission-to-lee-clerk-of-court

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Enterprise Holdings companies ‘Expedient’ rental process places consumes in grave financial danger


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Judge Robert R. Hofmann Elected to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Board of Directors

The NCJFCJ is the Nation’s Oldest Judicial Membership Organization

The NCJFCJ has elected Robert R. Hofmann, judge, 452nd District Court, Mason, Texas, to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

Few people bring to family law cases and to those involving foster children more determination, creativity and acumen than Judge Hofmann.”

— Nathan L. Hecht

MASON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Mason, Texas) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Robert R. Hofmann, judge, 452nd District Court, Mason, Texas, to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

“Judge Hofmann’s lifelong dedication and passion to child welfare goes beyond his multi-county judicial district,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “We look forward to leveraging his judicial leadership to impact children and families who seek justice at the national level.”

A native of Mason County, Texas, Judge Hofmann brings more than 20 years of public service to the State of Texas, having served as Mason County Attorney, as judge for the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, and now as the district judge of the 452nd Judicial District of Edwards, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch and Menard Counties. He presides over felony criminal, general civil, family law and dependency/delinquency hearings in his five-county, 7,000-square-mile district, which includes federally recognized border and Interstate 10 corridor counties.

In 2011, he was named Texas CASA Judge of the Year, and appears as the judge in its statewide training video. He has served on several committees and boards of state and national organizations, and worked with the National Center for State Courts to create the first national ASFA (Adoption and Safe Families Act) Well-Being Outcomes.

“Few people bring to family law cases and to those involving foster children more determination, creativity and acumen than Judge Hofmann,” said Nathan L. Hecht, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice. “His leadership as vice-chair of the Texas Supreme Court’s Permanent Commission on Children, Youth and Families and his tireless work to assure children in foster care succeed even beyond secondary education demonstrates a holistic approach to child-welfare issues. I am pleased this work now extends to an organization as vital as the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.”

In 2016, Education Reach for Texans formally recognized his work as chair of the Children’s Commission Foster Care and Education Committee to improve educational outcomes for children. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He recently served as the Texas judicial representative to the U.S. Children's Bureau State Team planning meeting, and was a community leader in the creation and organization of Bluebonnet CASA.

“Beginning with the creation of Bluebonnet CASA and continuing today with his work in improving the educational outcomes for all foster youth throughout the state, Judge Hofmann has consistently been a staunch champion for CASA and, more importantly, for Texas children and families,” said Lisa Goehmann, executive director, Bluebonnet CASA.

Hofmann received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, and a law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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Cuomo Fails to Protect Women & Girls with Disabilities from being Sexually Assaulted

Gov. Andrew Cuomo must be stopped, he is directly involved in ensuring the covering-ups of thousands of sexual assaults, rapes and deaths of people with disabilities

Almost all sexual assaults and rapes in Cuomo’s mental health agencies are being covered-up

There is no way humanly possible that Governor Andrew Cuomo can spin these facts or separate himself from these criminal cover-ups.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation has done extensive research and all State and County documents obtained through Freedom of Information Law point to wide-scale criminal cover-ups by Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center. Almost every sex crime against disabled women and girls disappears as Gov. Cuomo continues to protect and shield countless sexual predators and pedophiles within his very own agencies from prosecution.

There is no way humanly possible that Governor Andrew Cuomo can spin these facts or separate himself from these criminal cover-ups. These are his agencies reporting to his cover-up whitewash agency and almost all sex crimes are never reported to local police. Almost all of these thousands of reported sex crimes annually are purposefully kept from criminal investigations and from county elected prosecutors. Governor Cuomo set this agency up to cover-up. Governor Cuomo has taken no significant actions to reduce the rampant sexual assaults and rapes against our most vulnerable, this is the simple fact. Governor Cuomo has ignored the New York Times “Abused & Used” investigative reporting series and the New York Times Editorial Boards call for cameras and proper police involvement.

http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/22/nyregion/new-york-state-draft-report-finds-needless-risk-in-care-for-the-disabled.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/opinion/protecting-the-most-vulnerable.html

Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing exactly what the Catholic Church has done, but he is protecting sexual predator and pedophile caregivers, instead of sexual predator priests. The numbers of sexual assaults and rapes of the disabled are astronomical in scope and according to a well recognized study called Prevalence of Violence only 3% of sexual assaults against the developmentally disabled will be reported.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-grand-jury-report-on-sex-abuse-in-catholic-church-will-list-hundreds-of-accused-predator-priests/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bf202f8110ae

http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html

Statistically, in New York State, upwards of one third of the disabled in only one of six of Cuomo’s agencies are sexually assaulted on average once every year. Gov. Cuomo is failing to protect women and girls with disabilities from being sexually assaulted or raped, he is ignoring their equal rights and he is protecting countless sexual predators.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-pay-3m-family-boy-molested-group-home-article-1.2977392

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Mental Health Watchdog Warns Officials on Baker Act Rights Abuses

Florida's Children at Risk

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

CCHR Florida

With reports stating that the number of citizens being Baker Acted is rising, CCHR is cautioning lawmakers to pay heed to the potential for misuse and abuse.

The number of Baker Acts where a person, especially a child, never met the criteria for an involuntary psychiatric examination is disturbingly high and we are demanding that something be done.”

— Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With reports surfacing that the number of citizens being Baker Acted is on the rise following the school shooting in Parkland, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is cautioning those charged with executing an involuntary psychiatric examination to pay heed to the potential for misuse and abuse. [1]

During fiscal year 2015/2016 there were 194,354 involuntary Baker Act examinations in Florida. This figure is more than double the number of men, women and children who were Baker Acted during fiscal year 2001/2002 and is significantly more than the 21.80 percent change in Florida’s population over the same time period.

This alarming increase prompted CCHR, a mental health watchdog organization that investigates and exposes human rights violations in the mental health industry, to issue a warning to state officials on the abusive use of the Baker Act law as illustrated by hundreds of complaints received by CCHR from Floridians across the state.

“Prior to the tragedy in Parkland the number of Baker Acts was already skyrocketing and based on the complaints we receive on our hotline about 60% of the people being taken into custody and sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination never met the criteria for a Baker Act in the first place,” reported Diane Stein, President of the CCHR Florida chapter.

The Baker Act law lays out three criteria for the involuntary examination of a person and all three criteria must but met, yet CCHR has found that the majority of citizens and even those authorized to initiate a Baker Act don’t know or understand these criteria.

In response, CCHR Florida regularly hosts a seminar on Baker Act Rights delivered by attorney at law Carmen Miller who as a former assistant public defender has personal experience in representing Baker Act clients in civil and criminal hearings. During the seminar, Ms. Miller provides those in attendance with information on the Baker Act and on their rights under this law while answering questions on how a person can protect themselves from the abusive use of the mental health law. [2]

“Over the past few years we have participated in or hosted hundreds of events for the sole purpose of educating people on their rights and exposing abusive psychiatric practices such as the prescribing of dangerous drugs that have known side effects such as suicide, aggression and homicidal ideation,” said Stein. “Thomas Jefferson said that ‘an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people’ and I believe it is CCHR’s duty to help make sure every Floridian understands their rights.” [3]

For more information on the next Baker Act Rights seminar please call 727-442-8820 or visit the center at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:

[1] Local Officials, Organizations are Seeing an Increase in Baker Act use in SWFL
http://www.helloswfl.com/other_stories/local-officials-organizations-are-seeing-an-increase-in-baker-act-use-in-swfl/
[2] Voices for Humanity: A Stand for Rights in the Sunshine State https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/diane-stein.html
[3] Psychiatric Drugs: Create Violence and Suicide https://www.cchrint.org/pdfs/violence-report.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
727-422-8820
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CCHR: What We Believe


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Attorney Patrick Megaro wins post-conviction relief for client based on ineffective assistance of counsel argument

Attorney Patrick Megaro on Fox News

Attorney Patrick Megaro on Fox News

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Video Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Video Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Essex County Superior Court granted post-conviction relief, and ordered the State to give Altariq Coursey a new trial, tossing out his convictions.

Halscott Megaro PA (N/A:N/A)

… prior attorney committed several … errors… had they been corrected at the time of the trial there is reasonable probability that the result of the proceeding would have been different”

— Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Halscott Megaro PA announced that attorney Patrick Megaro has won a Post-Conviction Relief Petition for his client Altariq Coursey. Mr. Coursey was charged on September 24, 2012, by an Essex County grand jury and was convicted after a jury trial and sentenced to 22 years with 11 of those years’ ineligibility for parole.

Once Mr. Coursey was sentenced, Patrick Megaro, Esq. field an appeal on his client’s behalf. However, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the conviction, but noted that Mr. Coursey could challenge his conviction with a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Mr. Megaro filed a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief in the Essex County Superior Court in 2016. Mr. Megaro reviewed the case and stated “Mr. Coursey’s prior attorney committed several unprofessional errors, that had they been corrected at the time of the trial there is reasonable probability, that the result of the proceeding would have been different.”

On June 4, 2016, the Essex County Superior Court granted post-conviction relief, and ordered the State to give Altariq Coursey a new trial, tossing out his convictions.

Mr. Megaro went on to add, “we are very pleased with the decision from the Superior Court of New Jersey. They considered our petition for Post-Conviction Relief and it was GRANTED.”

The term Post-Conviction Relief refers to a law or court rule that allows a collateral challenge to a judgment of conviction which has otherwise become final in the normal appellate review process. Post-conviction relief is governed by federal and state laws, which vary by state, and may be used to preclude state or federal habeas corpus.

Attorney Patrick Megaro received both his Bachelor's Degree and Law Degree from Hofstra University. He is also the recipient of the Leon Stern Award (2002). Mr. Megaro has had several articles published and has made numerous appearances on national media such as the “Today Show” and “Happening Now” on the Fox News Channel.

References

Website: https://www.appealslawgroup.com/our-attorneys/patrick-megaro-esq/

News at: https://hype.news/patrick-megaro-attorney/n-ba064c55-8ee2-42b7-ba81-cf7edd4d175f/stories

Attorney Profile: https://criminal-defense-attorney.squarespace.com/patrick-michael-megaro-esq/

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-michael-megaro-%E2%AD%90-877b284/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/patrick-michael-megaro

Better Business Bureau Profile: https://www.bbb.org/central-florida/business-reviews/attorneys-and-lawyers/appeals-law-group-in-orlando-fl-90326269

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patrickmichael.megaro.9

Blog: https://patrickmegaroblog.blogspot.com/

Patrick Megaro
Halscott Megaro, P.A.
(407) 255-2164
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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, by Patrick Megaro Criminal Defense Attorney


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What Could the ABA’s Clarification on Lawyer Advertising Rules Mean for You?

Law Firm Marketing Agency

The ABA has voted in favor of adjusting legal advertising rules to ease confusion.

The rule change from the ABA will help ease confusion in regards to the right and wrong way to do legal advertising.”

— Mary Ann Fasanella, CEO of Advisory Concept Evolvers

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

Last week, the American Bar Association, or ABA, voted in favor of modernizing its rules on lawyer advertising. Part of this modification to regulations includes clarifying the rules as well. Legal advertising has been a confusing area regarding legal ethics for lawyers for many years now.

The proposed changes were only a piece of a larger proposal made during the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago. These changes focused on model Rules 7.1 through 7.5. These parts have now been compressed and simplified, according to the ABA.

According to Lucian Pera, a partner at Adams & Reese in Memphis, the proposed changes will have a focus on false and misleading ads. The changes will allow for lawyers to better communicate their services to potential clients, offering better insight into how they can solve potential clients’ legal issues.

From the perspective of the younger generation of attorneys, the old ABA rules have made it nearly impossible to utilize creativity in law firm marketing and legal advertising. Many have claimed it has also hindered business and potential business from booming.

Much of this hindered creativity stems from lawyers being unsure of what is appropriate and ethical and what is not okay to say in advertisements. The area of legal advertisement has been murky and questionable for years, which prompted the proposal for change.

According to the ABA, the changes will act as guidance and make it clearer for lawyers to know what they can say in advertisements and what is restricted. For example, the rules would clarify how lawyers approach advertising about fees, restricting any misleading fee information.

The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) who attended the annual meeting completely agreed to the necessity of the proposed changes. Allison Martin Rhodes, president of the APRL, went as far as to call the old rules “chaotic.” She argued that nobody in the legal field ever truly understood the rules, which has caused mass confusion.

While representatives of the APRL believe the change in rules will help ease confusion and give clarity on legal advertising, the rules do not truly address advertising on social media networks. If a lawyer has his or her own personal LinkedIn page and self-promotes, is that considered advertising?

There are questions like the above that are still not addressed under the proposed new rules in regards to social media networks, which could still lead to confusion amongst lawyers. However, the ABA hopes the majority of uncertainty will be resolved under the new rule model.

The ABA model rule changes are not bound to be enforced by individual states. They instead act as guidelines for individual states to follow and potentially craft their own regulations based off of. The ABA hopes within the next few years, the majority of states will adopt these changes.

Many lawyers are hoping this change will make it easier to understand the ethical side of advertising their firms. Supporters believe the changes will lead to a complex entirely new set of regulations regarding lawyer advertisements.

About Advisory Concept Evolvers:

Advisory Concept Evolvers, located at 2040 Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia, offers innovative legal marketing services to build your client book. We have the experience and proven results to make your law firm more profitable, efficient and relevant. To learn more about our legal marketing services, contact us today for a free consultation at 215-510-2167. We can put your law office back on track to achieve your business development goals!

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Related Materials:

Here is a List of the Five Most Common Pitfalls of Attorney Advertising
https://www.lawfirmmarketingcompany.com/here-is-a-list-of-the-five-most-common-pitfalls-of-attorney-advertising

Marketing to Law Firms: How to Boost Conversions On Your Website
https://www.lawfirmmarketingcompany.com/marketing-to-law-firms-how-to-boost-conversions-on-your-website

5 Reasons Why Your Law Firm Needs a Social Media Marketing Expert
https://www.lawfirmmarketingcompany.com/5-reasons-why-your-law-firm-needs-a-social-media-marketing-expert

Mary Ann Fasanella, CEO
Advisory Concept Evolvers
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Enterprise Holdings Theft Victim to IBM: High Resolution Photographic Cloud Technology Urgently Needed

Enterprise car with subsequent damage that is 'pinned' on crime victim to legitimize claim

Enterprise car with subsequent damage that is ‘pinned’ on crime victim to legitimize claim

National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ scam victim asks IBM corporation to develop powerful solution to protect public from routine and easy-to-perpetuate scams

Enterprise has been accused of running a ding-and-dent scam so often by readers of this site, I’ve lost count.”

— Christopher Elliott, Consumer Advocate at Elliott.org

ARMONK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today its public plea to the IBM Corporation for innovative and effective technology solutions to protect USA citizens, as well as our sisters and brothers who visit from around the world, from predatory behavior and fraud perpetrated with frequency and ease by rental car agencies exploiting the good faith and fair dealing covenant.

The technology is also desperately needed because of unconscionable adhesion contracts and predatory forced arbitration, as well as the absence of federal uniform and predictable standards cherished by the industry today.

Related: Alliance for Justice: Forced Arbitration is taking away one of your most basic rights; join us in fighting back — https://www.afj.org/multimedia/first-monday-films/films/lost-in-the-fine-print

“As a theft victim – like so many others across the nation — of a systematic ‘ding and dent’ rental rip-off encounter, I know first-hand how easy these crimes are committed against honest and unsuspecting victims,” acknowledged David Howe, National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ scam victim. “I also have become intimately familiar with the sophistication of these financial fraud schemes, including the extraordinary efforts agencies will pursue to secure the financial fraud — which makes exposing and eliminating these dishonest activities both critical and challenging.

“Moreover, the car rental industry is pointedly banking on consumers who trust that the agency will behave ethically; thankfully, the vast majority of agents are ethical and honest. Nevertheless, when a vehicle is assigned, many of the major car rental companies have what they call an ‘Expedient’ rental process. That process is really a liability-in-waiting because consumers are constantly held accountable for damages that are pre-existing. Worse, consumers are held accountable without the agency having an iota of evidence for responsibility. It’s the very reason our society desperately needs technology solutions to eliminate – or at least significantly mitigate – the easy-to-commit scams that have plagued consumers, state attorney general offices across the USA, legislators, and others to name a few.

“For the record, Alamo and National specifically engage in ‘Expedient’ rentals and this should be a particular concern for lawmakers and consumers alike. The undeniable fact is that ‘Expedient’ rental practices expose the public to incredible financial risk,” Howe stressed.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (FOX News) – Man says rental car company charging for damage that doesn’t exist — https://kdvr.com/2016/06/06/man-says-rental-car-company-charging-for-damage-that-doesnt-exist/

“And it’s worth repeating that a critical part of the ‘Expedient’ process is the biased adhesion contract that contains one-sided arbitration clauses designed to disadvantage consumers in incredible ways. Moreover, the agencies intentionally avoid clear disclosure informing renters of the significant financial risks, particularly because they know unsuspecting renters are relying on the good faith covenant when they enter the vehicle and drive away. And to add salt to the wound of the predatory scams — once the agency implicates the innocent renter — the agencies boast that consumers have virtually no standing or due process in a court of law. It’s shocking in a nation where due process and the rule of law is so fundamental.

Listen to Enterprise agent eagerly announce the company’s arbitration policy designed to keep consumers far away from open court dockets and jury trials: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/howe-damage-recovery-unit-cannot-sue-no-due-process

Related: Forced Arbitration Protects Sexual Predators and Corporate Wrongdoing — https://nwlc.org/blog/forced-arbitration-protects-sexual-predators-and-corporate-wrongdoing/

“Indeed, it’s obvious to any observer who travels routinely and rents frequently that many consumers never give the car a second look but instead anticipate fair and honest treatment at rental return,” said Howe. “And even if a consumer does look the car over, it’s easy to miss a ding here, a dent there, and a stain or two on the interior, for example. It all translates into myriads of opportunities to cash-in on a consumer's insurance or credit card policy by eager rental agencies looking to increase revenue in very dramatic terms.

“It simply must be proclaimed that the liability threat to the renter isn’t dependent on pre-existing vehicle condition, regardless of minor ‘wear and tear’ or worse. Rather, it has to do with the consumer diligence – or lack of — to carefully document every square inch of the vehicle’s condition before driving off the lot.

“Failing to document – and relying on trust and fair dealing – can mean a very time-consuming and very expensive punitive treatment.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (CBC) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car credits customer $4,000 after Go Public investigates — http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/enterprise-rent-a-car-improperly-charges-customer-1.3466025

“Yes, there’s a reason that agencies rely on rudimentary damage slips and ‘Expeident’ rental protocols,” Howe insisted. “The reason involves enormous sums of money absconded by the industry through predatory – and in my case – fraudulent practices.

“Frankly, it begs the question: Why, in an era of high-quality and inexpensive digital photographic technology, are rental agencies not using technology that would virtually eliminate questions of liability? Moreover, why are lawmakers allowing agencies to operate without the technology when the existence of consumer harms is so apparent? It simply defies logic when one ponders with logic, honesty, and common-sense.

“So that’s why I’m today calling on the IBM corporation for help and, in particular, business and technological expertise. Because I’m convinced that consumers empowered with efficient and powerful technology that includes comprehensive photographic documentation of vehicle condition preserved with secure cloud technology would significantly limit the theft scams routinely perpetrated against innocent individuals.

“On a related note, I found myself particularly motivated and inspired by the statement from IBM Chairman, President, and CEO Ginny Rometty,” continued Howe. “The chief executive said the following about IBM: ‘We remain dedicated to leading the world into a more prosperous and progressive future; to creating a world that is fairer, more diverse, more tolerant, more just’.

“There should be no doubt that I strongly agree with Ginny’s vision,” confirmed Howe. “And more specifically as it relates to bad acts that harm consumers with consistency and impunity, the idea of using technology to make the world fairer couldn’t be more germane.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (CBS News) – Enterprise Car Rental Company charges $500 for phantom hail damage — https://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/05/11/enterprise-rent-a-car-hail-damage-refund/

“From my perspective, — and having more than a decade successfully interacting with IBM server technology — it’s also a logical conclusion that a company like IBM would lead the effort.

“So please, IBM Corporation…hear this crime victim’s plea. Hear the pleas from our fellow citizens and visitors who’ve been — and who will become — financially exploited. Please take this task on and get to work on this important technology initiative. And once it’s ready for production, know that that this victim will take your solution to Congress and demand its implementation.

“Lobbying Congress to protect fellow humanity from predatory business practices…that’s a promise that I’m looking forward to pursuing with vigor and pleasure,” concluded National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ fraud victim Howe. “The time for a ‘renter’s bill of rights’ with explicit federally mandated consumer protections is now!”

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (Raycom Media) – Enterprise Rental Company is demanding $600 for damage — http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/31190715/car-rental-company-is-demanding-600-for-damage

About SubscriberWise

SubscriberWise® launched as the first issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry in 2006. The company filed extensive documentation and end-user agreements to access TransUnion’s consumer database. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America’s cable operators (http://newsroom.transunion.com/transunion-and-subscriberwise-announce-joint-marketing-agreement). Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.

SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.

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Only two weeks left to submit for Essay Competition in Honor of the late Criminal Defense Attorney Deron Castro

News 12 New York, Interview with Deron Castro (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

News 12 New York, Interview with Deron Castro (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Deron Castro in the courtroom with a client (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Deron Castro in the courtroom with a client (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Website AppealsLawGroup, Patrick Michael Megaro, Criminal Defense Lawyer

Website AppealsLawGroup, Patrick Michael Megaro, Criminal Defense Lawyer

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Patrick Michael Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney

Patrick Michael Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney

Upcoming deadline in 2 weeks for Essay Competition based on Deron Castro Memorial Scholarship, announced by his colleague Patrick Megaro

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If I or anyone in my family was charged with a crime, I would have hired Deron Castro. He was hands down one of the best trial attorneys in New York and in the country.”

— Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Law Firm of Halscott Megaro PA is reminding law students that there are only two weeks left to submit an Essay for the writing competition in Honor of the late Criminal Defense Attorney Deron Castro.

Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick Michael Megaro, the Senior Partner at Halscott Megaro, P.A. had recently announced the creation of the Deron Castro Memorial Scholarship. Deron Castro, a New York criminal defense attorney par excellence, departed this Earth too soon and too suddenly in late July 2018. He will not be forgotten by his family, his children, his colleagues whose respect he earned, and his many grateful clients whom he served in over 24 years of his law practice. He sought justice for many unjustly accused. He took more than 90 criminal cases to trial, winning the vast majority of them.

Only days earlier, in early July 2018, Deron had a major win in the Queen’s County Supreme Court when the judge agreed to throw out evidence against the defendant in a murder case after a pre-trial hearing. The District Attorney sought to introduce statements of the defendant made during an interrogation by homicide detectives. After carefully cross-examining the detective at the hearing, Castro was able to persuade the judge to suppress the evidence by citing past cases where similar evidence was tossed out. It is quite unusual for a judge to suppress a defendant's own statements, let alone to have them suppressed in a murder case. Few attorneys could accomplish such a feat in court. Deron was one of them.

In his honor, Halscott Megaro, P.A. will be hosting its Annual Essay Writing Competition, which is open to all current full-time and part-time enrolled students in an ABA accredited law school. One winner will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 scholarship award from the Deron Castro Memorial Scholarship.

Deron Castro, Esq. was a personal friend and colleague of Patrick Michael Megaro. Mr. Castro started his career at The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, in Queens, New York as a public defender before going into private practice. Mr. Castro and Mr. Megaro also later cooperated criminal cases, such as the successful appeal in People v. Small (2011), see https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ny-supreme-court/1565846.html.

He was well-known and respected as one of the most successful and skilled criminal defense attorneys, securing acquittal after acquittal for his clients. A fearless advocate, he provided nothing but the highest caliber of representation to his loyal and dedicated clientele.

States Mr. Megaro, “If I or anyone in my family was charged with a crime, I would have hired Deron Castro. He was hands down one of the best trial attorneys in New York and in the country. Castro won with his skill, preparation, and fighting spirit. He was highly respected by other criminal defense lawyers and feared by prosecutors.”

Outside of the courtroom, Deron Castro was a loving and devoted father of three and caring husband. Always involved in his children’s activities, one could find Mr. Castro running from basketball practice to dance recitals at night and on the weekends. He was known for his kindness, generosity, and perpetual positive attitude which impacted all those around him.

This Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of one of the great lawyers in New York City, and the United States, to ever grace a courtroom with his presence.

Eligibility:

The scholarship is open to all current full-time and part-time matriculated students in an ABA accredited law school.

How to Apply:

For applying the essay contest, the candidates must write a 1000 word or fewer essay on the following topic:
What makes the difference between a good and a great criminal defense attorney?

Deron certainly was one of those great attorneys, but what exactly makes a criminal attorney “great”? Here is a starting point. One criminal defenses attorney suggests that four qualities are necessary to be at least “good”: “[1] The single most important thing a criminal defense lawyer can do is over-investigate their case. It is the probably the biggest single difference in lawyers, how much independent investigation they do. …. [2] Everyone knows that criminal defense lawyers must be strong negotiators. … There are really only two factors that should be considered in negotiation: what does this person deserve and what is the likelihood of conviction if the case proceeds to trial (what is the strength of the case). … [3] Third, provide a technical legal defense. This is the kind of thing you learn in law books. Read the discovery. Read the law. Reread the discovery. Reread the law. There is usually something to argue about. … [4] In my opinion, the toughest skill, is being able to win at trial. Not many lawyers will take tough cases to trial. …” Robert King, “What makes a good criminal lawyer?”, see https://www.robertkinglawfirm.com/blog/2017/may/what-makes-a-good-criminal-lawyer-/ (2017)

Submission Details:

Your essay must be submitted via email to info@appealslawgroup.com and must be in Word or PDF format.
In the alternative, the applicant may submit a 5-minute or less video essay. The video must be a closeup of the applicant, giving their essay as a lecture or speech, addressing the camera directly and must have a green screen in the background. Editing is permitted.

The essay must be submitted along with a short bio on the applicant, a passport-style photograph of the applicant, and a release permitting publication of the photograph and the essay (or video) by Halscott Megaro, P.A., its agents or assigns.

Award Amount:

The $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to the winning candidate.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for essay submission is September 1, 2018
The winner will be announced September 8, 2018

Halscott Megaro, P.A. is a law firm dedicated to the pursuit of justice, focusing on criminal and civil appeals, post-conviction relief, criminal defense, clemency advocacy, and civil rights advocacy.

Website: https://www.appealslawgroup.com
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New York City Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense New York


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Women in SATCOM to discuss the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 at Global MilSatCom

Expert all female SATCOM panellists to discuss the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 at this year’s Global MilSatCom event

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SMi are delighted to announce that the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference, taking place 6th – 8th November in London, will feature a new, all female panel discussion on ‘What the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 Means for SATCOM’.

Led by senior military and industry representatives from the US, the panellists include:

• Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief, International Programmes Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems (MILSATCOM) Directorate, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, US Air Force

• Ms Sandra Erwin, National Security Reporter, Space News

• Ms Clare Grason, Division Chief, Satellite Communications, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

• Ms Andrea Loper, Acquisition Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, US Air Force

Key talking points of the panel discussion include:

• SATCOM in a contested world – current communication challenges and where they can be overcome

• National Security Space Provisions within the legislation, moving towards consideration of space as a unique domain

• Protected satellite communication services within NDAA, an overview of assessments of waveforms, terminals and ground segment sections

• What NDAA means for government-industry cooperation in space and enhancing US space enterprise

• How the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) will be developed in the wake of NDAA – ring-fencing survivability and security requirements

• An outline of the roadmap for military satellite requirements and enhancing the use of commercial constellations

When discussing the panel, Andrea Loper, Acquisition Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate for the US Air Force said:

“Since I began working for the Air Force in 2008, there has been much rhetoric at space symposia and conferences identifying the problems resulting from an increasingly contested, congested and competitive space environment." … "The need for speed and agility is the new of the coin of the realm in military space and, if the U.S. wishes to remain relevant, policies, guidance and a culture adverse to risk must evolve to: enable international partnerships, develop new applications and acquire rapidly space-based assets.”

Sandra Erwin, National Security Reporter at Space News also quoted:

"It’s a pivotal time for U.S. military satcom. The Defense Department just completed an analysis of alternatives for wideband communications — and at the same time it is being directed by the Congress to submit a strategy and create a program office for commercial satcom services. Yes, a lot to digest. I look forward to the discussion at Global MilSatCom."

Just one of the four expert led panel discussions exclusive to Global MilSatcom 2018.

The three-day event is an ideal forum to raise questions, to share the experience and knowledge among 500+ decision makers from the Government and Military, as well as leading international industry professionals.

There will also be a pre-conference focus day on 5th November, entitled: ‘Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology’. More information on the conference and focus day can be found on the event website.

Registrations for the conference made by the 28th September will receive a £100 discount.

Bookings, exclusive event content and the latest agenda is available at:
http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/einpr

Lead Sponsor: SES Networks | Gold Sponsor: Airbus | Sponsors: COMSAT, Eutelsat, GOVSAT, Hughes, Intelsat General (IGC), Kratos, Laser Communications Coalition, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, Raytheon, SES GS, Thales, Viasat | Exhibitors: Baader Planetarium GMBH, Comtech Telecommunications Corp., Datapath, Inster, Integrasys, SCISYS, XTAR, US Air Force

Opportunities for industry to sponsor, exhibit and contribute to the conference are extremely limited. For details on how your company can get involved please contact: Alia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or email: amalick@smi-online.co.uk

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20th Annual Global MilSatCom
Conference: 6th – 8th November 2018
Focus Day: 5th November 2018
London, UK

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

Shannon Cargan
SMi Group
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Upcoming Georgia Public Policy Foundation Events

 'Policy Over Politics' August 23 at the 1818 Club in Duluth.

Join Kyle Wingfield for ‘Policy Over Politics’ August 23 at the 1818 Club in Duluth.

Kyle Wingfield talks 'Policy Over Politics' at 1818 Club Aug. 23; Hear state, national experts at Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Sept. 7

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, August 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — You are invited to two upcoming events to learn about the commonsense ideas the Georgia Public Policy Foundation brings to Georgia to help ease some of the state's biggest burdens.

*Register today to attend "Policy Over Politics," an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, August 23 at the 1818 Club in Duluth, Ga. The keynote speaker is Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of the Foundation. Learn how the Foundation develops and promotes sound policies among Georgia’s candidates, elected officials and policymakers, and how those policy decisions touch Georgians’ lives on a daily basis.

This event, which is open to the public, is $20 to attend. Register online for "Policy Over Politics" by Tuesday, August 21, or make your check out to Georgia Public Policy Foundation (memo: Policy) and mail to 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta GA 30339.

**Register to attend the 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 7, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly. This daylong event targeting our state's elected officials, policymakers and interested citizens will feature state and national experts sharing state-focused ideas for teacher pension reform, health care reform and education innovation.

The Forum, which is open to the public, is $100 to attend and includes breakfast and lunch. Register online here for the 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum by Wednesday, September 5, or make your check out to Georgia Public Policy Foundation (memo: Forum) and mail to 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta GA 30339.

MEDIA WHO WISH TO ATTEND MUST CONTACT BENITA DODD at benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org.

ABOUT THE GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION: The Foundation, established in 1991, is a nonprofit, independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Think Tanks and Civil Society Program has ranked the Foundation as one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks” in its 2017 Global Go-To Think Tank Index, released in February 2018. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries.

Benita Dodd
Georgia Public Policy Foundation
4042564050
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