Philadelphia Trucking Company Down $150,000 After Driver Carelessly Strikes Vehicle

Attorney Alvin de Levie in the Courtroom

The victim deserves justice after his life had been turned upside down without warning.”

— Alvin F de Levie, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

On July 10, at approximately 4:20 pm, an innocent vehicle was hit while driving in the vicinity of Route 70 and Hampton Road in Borough of Merchantville Township of Cherry Hill, NJ. The victim was rear-ended at high speeds by the driver of a Philadelphia-based trucking company while making a delivery.

Seasoned personal injury attorney, Alvin de Levie, worked hard to receive justice for the victim of this motor vehicle accident, as he has done successfully for many others throughout his 40 practicing years. The victim sustained multiple injuries at the time of the crash, which has caused disruptions and monetary losses in his everyday life.

“I worked hard to achieve justice for my client,” de Levie said, “The victim deserves justice after his life had been turned upside down without warning.”

The victim suffered injuries including a ruptured eardrum, tinnitus, asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss. Some of these injuries may have a permanent effect on the victim.

The above multiple injuries have caused the victim to pay sums of money for medical attention and treatment. They have also prevented him from performing everyday tasks.

De Levie is always happy to help fight for his clients, so they receive the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering.

The careless driver of the trucking company was driving at excessively high speeds at the time of the accident and failed to warn the victim of his inability to stop his vehicle. He was not maintaining a safe distance between his truck and the Plaintiff’s car, which caused the crash.

The negligence and carelessness of the employee of the Philadelphia-based trucking company caused this crash and disrupted an innocent person’s life.

De Levie said, “They need to take responsibility for their actions.”

The case settled for the sum of $150,000 due to the dedication and hard work of de Levie and his staff. The Philadelphia trucking company’s employee’s inadequate ability to control his vehicle has caused detrimental effects on another’s life and deserved to face the consequences.

Alvin F. de Levie is one of Pennsylvania’s premier catastrophic personal injury attorneys. With over 40 years experience, de Levie advocates for victims’ rights above all.

If you or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident, faced medical malpractice, or any other form of personal injury, contact the expert legal advisors at The Law Offices of Alvin F. de Levie at 844-777-2529 or head to their website and receive a free consultation today.

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Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County and the Main Line Will Host an Honor Our Veterans Event July 29th

Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County & the Main Line will host an Honor our Veterans event July 29th

Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County and the Main Line will be hosting an Honor our Veterans event on July 29th from 12-3 pm in Haverford PA.

Veterans are so important to our American history. It’s only right to honor and celebrate their bravery and dedication.”

— Ian Bongaardt, Owner of CK of Montgomery County & the Main Line

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Comfort Keepers sincerely appreciates the services America’s veterans have performed to honor and serve our country. In honor of their services, Comfort Keepers will be hosting an Honor our Veterans celebratory event on July 29th, 2018.

The Honor our Veterans event will be held at the Haverford Township Parks and Recreation Department in Haverford, PA. It begins at 12:00 pm and will go until 3:00 pm. During the celebration, friends and family will be able to hear stories from veterans, listen and sing along to patriotic music, and take home commemorative photos. Light refreshments will also be available for your enjoyment.

“Veterans are so important to our American history,” said Ian Bongaardt, owner of Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County and the Main Line. “We at Comfort Keepers work with many on a day to day basis.”

“It’s only right to honor and celebrate their bravery and dedication,” Bongaardt said, “I am really looking forward to this event.”

Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County and the Main Line works closely with veterans on a day to day basis. Many veterans could potentially qualify for veteran benefits through the Aid and Attendance Program, which would cover the cost of in-home care. If you are in need of in-home care and are a veteran or even a spouse of a veteran, you may be offered pension benefits from the Veterans Administration.

The Veterans Aid and Attendance Program could be the answer to covering in-home senior care service costs. If you are questioning if you or your loved one is eligible for such benefits, Comfort Keepers is ready to help assist in the process of accessing information and evaluating eligibility for the benefits program.

Some basic requirements to qualify are as follows:
-Veteran or spouse of a veteran
-If a widow, you cannot be re-married
-65 years old or older
-Veteran that has served a minimum of 90 days of active military service
-Discharged under any condition, except dishonorably
-Must be in need of personal care services such as feeding, showering, etc.
-Falls below the annual income threshold

If you or your loved one meets any of these basic qualifications, you or they may qualify for pension benefits from the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Program. For further information and assistance, contact Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County and the Main Line today to learn more.

“Many veterans and their family members are not fully informed about the benefits they can receive,” Bongaardt said, “which could potentially help cover the costs of in-home senior care and take a financial burden off of families.”

Bongaardt continued, “We hope this event will show our veteran clients, their families, and any veterans considering in-home care that we are appreciative of their services and ready to now honorably serve them.”

Comfort Keepers looks forward to honoring America’s veterans at the Honor our Veterans event and also every day they’re taken care of through in-home care services. This event will be a time to reflect on our country’s history while embracing a healthy and happy future for our veterans.

If you would like to attend the Honor our Veterans event, please RSVP to Sharon Miller at (610) 783-7878, or visit Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County and the Main Line's website for more information.

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Ian Bongaardt
Comfort Keepers of Montgomery County and the Main Line
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Lee County Coveted Trial Date Obtained by Enterprise Holdings National Car Rental Grand Theft Crime Victim

National Car Rental 'ding and dent' fraud victim eager and optimistic with opportunity to present overwhelming crime scene evidence on open public docket

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

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 11, 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 the trial date of August 22, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. EDT for the civil theft, intentional negligence, breach of good faith and fair dealing, and felony grand theft civil lawsuit, Howe vs. Enterprise Holdings and National Car Rental (18-SC-001768).

“Today I met with Enterprise Holdings counsel for a pre-trial mediation,” confirmed David Howe, United States of America child identity guardian and plaintiff in Howe vs. Enterprise Holdings and National Car Rental. “Although I appreciate the effort made by tortfeasor’s counsel and the professional mediator, we were unable to reach an agreement acceptable for each side.

“And that’s ultimately a good thing,” Howe continued. “Because from my perspective – as a crime victim and survivor of a predatory ‘ding and dent’ scam that’s reportedly harmed so many others that consumer advocate Christopher Elliott lost count (https://www.elliott.org/blog/enterprise-determines-damaged-rental/), it’s much more paramount for this particularly predatory case, including the remarkable crime scene evidence that was twice presented to Senator Marco Rubio’s staff and also the Office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, to get the public exposure it so desperately deserves. Indeed, as most individuals know, mediation is confidential and therefore I’m unable to discuss any of the details from the hearing today.

Related: Sheriff's Deputy SERVES SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM to NATIONAL CAR RENTAL at RSW as part of THEFT Suit, SubscriberWise Confirms — https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180511005303/en/Sheriffs-Deputy-SERVES-SUBPOENA-DUCES-TECUM-NATIONAL

“Of course, this case is much bigger than mere equity for one crime victim,” Howe continued. “It’s much bigger than the upcoming civil trial in Fort Myers, Florida, the location of the crime. In fact, as the professionals from FL AG Pam Bondi’s Office indicated to me during my hour-long meeting with Director Butler and senior investigators in 2017, this case is ultimately about desperately needed legislative efforts to change the legal predatory tactics of an industry that is able to strip a consumer of jury-trial due process through disgraceful arbitration clauses and unfair adhesion contracts, among others (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180428005028/en/Child-ID-Guardian-Howe-Congress-Enterprise-Car).

Related: Enterprise Holdings and Canadian Car Rental Scandal: Christopher Elliott and His Prophetic Article in the Chicago Tribune Could Not Have Been More Precise — https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180508006176/en/Enterprise-Holdings-Canadian-Car-Rental-Scandal-Christopher

“To be sure, this case is really about U.S. lawmakers enacting uniform and predictable standards to protect the citizens of the United States — as well as our sisters and brothers from around the world who come to this nation and expect the good faith and fair dealing covenant, but who very often receive something quite to the contrary that’s designed – and very effective as a matter of fact – to separate honest and decent unsuspecting consumers from their hard-earned money.

“Today, I invite local and international media to mark their calendars for this important trial. I encourage correspondents and investigative journalists to come to Lee County Justice Center to witness the overwhelming evidence and systematic scam that has ensnared so many of our fellow sisters and brothers.

Related: Enterprise National Car Rental Trolls for Under Car Damage in Attempt to Collect from SW FL Sanibel Couple: http://www.winknews.com/2016/02/29/sanibel-couple-charged-for-under-car-damages-to-rental/

"As a part-time resident in the state of Florida, I know that I’m not legally bound to report a crime. However, in the state of Ohio, where I also am a resident, a citizen is legally bound to report a felony crime (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2921.22). For the record, I take that duty very seriously regardless if it is mandated by law,” Howe concluded.

Related: Civic and Ethical Duty With a Pursuit for Equity: America’s Child Identity Guardian Sues Enterprise Holdings for Fraud — https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180406005608/en/Civic-Ethical-Duty-Pursuit-Equity-America’s-Child

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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of AIFD will testify to the Sub-Committee on National Security of the House Committee

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

Topic of Discussion: Oversight and Government Reform on the Muslim Brotherhood's global threat

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On July 11 at 10am, ET, on Capitol Hill in room 2154, building Rayburn Hob, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of AIFD will testify to the Sub-Committee on National Security of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Muslim Brotherhood's global threat.

Dr. Jasser is privileged to join an esteemed panel that includes Dr. Hillel Fradkin, Ph.D. Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the minority witness, the Honorable Daniel Benjamin Norman E. McCulloch Jr., Director, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth University to discuss the growing global threat of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Please tune in to the CSPAN live feed tomorrow as Dr. Jasser will share his strong belief that the Muslim Brotherhood should be designated a foreign terrorist organization. Dr. Jasser will testify that now, almost 17 years since 9/11 we have been playing an endless whack-a-mole program against the various militant Islamist byproducts of the Muslim Brotherhood and no administration to this point has had the courage to actually identify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Dr. Jasser will testify to the fact that there is nothing more pro-Muslim and helpful to the global Muslim communities than to begin the long overdue process of marginalizing the stranglehold which the Muslim Brotherhood network has on our local, national and global communities. He will testify that the best way to do that is to designate Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization.

Dr. Jasser will testify to the unmistakable linkage between not only the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood but the Muslim Brotherhood organizations in Yemen, Syria, Kuwait, Libya, and across the Middle East with other radical militant Islamist organizations including Al-Qeada, Islamic jihad, and other known terrorist organizations.

It is long overdue for the United States to recognize that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization and one of its primary enemies ideologically around the world.

We will provide his full written testimony submitted to the Committee as soon as it is publicly available. His full written testimony will be distributed here and available on our website.

Please follow us on social media:

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GUIDING YOU THROUGH THE DEFENSE BASE ACT: THE EXPERTS AT DOOLITTLE & TUCKER LAW ARE HERE TO HELP YOU.

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Doolittle & Tucker P.A. – Defense Base Act

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Paul M. Doolittle & Zachary G. Tucker

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Doolittle & Tucker, P.A. are the ideal choice to assist you with your Defense Base Act claims. Call us at 904.396.1734 to discuss your claim.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you are working for a private contractor that is employed overseas by the United States government, then The Defense Base Act is something that you need to know about. The kinds of benefits afforded to those in the branches of the U.S. military are not necessarily available to non-military personnel who do contract work with the military.

Therefore, you should make sure that your company is in compliance with The Defense Base Act, and that you are aware of what you need to do to take advantage of the workers’ compensation protections under the Defense Base Act.

This article is a brief primer on the what, when, and how of The Defense Base Act; and we at the law firm of Doolittle & Tucker Law are on the ready to help you should you need expert workers’ compensation advice involving The Defense Base Act.

What is The Defense Base Act?

As World War II was heating up for the United States in 1941, it became apparent that non-military personnel employed on U.S. defense bases needed some protection from injury while employed. Military service personnel had insurance coverage through the military, yet civilian workers on those same U.S. defense bases did not. To remedy that problem, The Defense Base Act of 1941 was born.

The purpose of The Defense Base Act was to make sure that civilians working overseas for a U.S. government agency were protected in the event of injury, kidnapping, or death. Accordingly, the U.S. extended the already existing federal workers’ compensation program for longshoremen and harbor workers, appropriately called the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, to people employed at U.S. defense bases overseas.

The Defense Base Act, or DBA, is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and is meant to compensate defense contractor employees who are injured in the scope of their employment. The DBA has been revised several times in order to broaden the scope of who may be covered by the workers’ compensation program.

Who is Covered by The Defense Base Act?

The DBA covers the following types of employees:

• Employees of private employers stationed overseas on a U.S. military base, or on any land used for military purposes by the U.S.
• Employees involved in a contract with any U.S. government agency for public works, such as construction or service contracts, related to national defense activities outside of the U.S.
• Employees involved in a contract for the sale of military equipment, materials, or services to allies of the U.S. under the Foreign Assistance Act, provided the activities take place overseas.
• Employees working for American employers that provide welfare or similar services outside the U.S. for the benefit of the armed forces. Some examples include employees of the American Red Cross and the United Service Organization (USO).

To give a little context, there are a number of companies that are well known for providing private contracting services to the U.S. government overseas. These companies must ensure that they follow the rules of The Defense Base Act so that their employees can have workers’ compensation protection. The companies include:

• Blackwater
• Halliburton
• Bechtel
• Dyncorp
• CACI
• Global Linguist Solutions
• SCI

What Kind of Benefit Does The Defense Base Act Provide?

If you are injured in the course of your duties, then you are entitled to the following benefits and compensation:

• Medical treatment, including psychological treatment
• Compensation for disability
• Lost wages
• Vocational rehabilitation

If you are killed in the course of your duties, the DBA also provides death benefits for your loved ones.

To ensure that you were, in fact, injured in the course of your duties, your employer can ask that a doctor examine you to confirm that you need treatment and benefits. The DBA will cover the costs of treatment, prescriptions, rehabilitation, and even travel to the doctor.

What Are the Basics of Making a Defense Base Act Claim?

In the event of an injury, the DBA requires the person report the injury to his or her supervisor immediately. The injured person must also give written notice of the injury within 30 days, which will trigger the employer to offer medical treatment.

It is important to note that the injured employee is also responsible for filing an official claim with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs within one year of the date of injury or the last payment of compensation, whichever is later. If the claim involves occupational injury (i.e., a condition that worsens over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or lung disease from breathing in fumes), then the employee has two years to file an official claim from the date the employee discovered that the injury was related to his or her employment.

How Are Compensation Payments Administered, and What is AWW?

In addition to providing compensation for medical treatment, the DBA may also provide compensation for lost wages. If you are disabled for more than three days, you may be compensated with loss of earnings. A person is typically compensated at the rate of 2/3 his or her “average weekly wage” (AWW).

Determining someone’s AWW could be easy if the person worked continuously for a year prior with the employer. All you need to do take the person’s actual wages and divide that by 52. However, if the person did not work a substantial amount in the prior year then the AWW might be slightly more difficult to ascertain.

What is important to know about the AWW, however, is that it forms the basis of both temporary and permanent disability compensation. You want to make sure that you arrive at the maximum AWW possible. So, it is vital that you get a Defense Base Act attorney to help you with DBA claims.

Why Do You Need the Doolittle & Tucker Firm To Help You With The Defense Base Act?

The Defense Base Act has rather complicated rules and regulations, and has particular deadlines that need to be followed to obtain the appropriate amount of medical treatment and compensation. Only a seasoned DBA attorney has the knowledge and experience to advise you on whether you are entitled to compensation and medical benefits.

The expert DBA attorneys at the Doolittle & Tucker, P.A. are the ideal choice to assist you with your Defense Base Act claims. We are a boutique firm that specializes in DBA claims and insurance. We know from experience what is important to include in a Defense Base Act claim, how to calculate the maximum AWW for you, and how to smooth out any obstacles that will invariably occur with your DBA claim before the Department of Labor.

We welcome you to call us at 904.396.1734 to learn more about how we can bring our expertise to bear in your Defense Base Act claim.

Mr. Zachary G. Tucker
Doolittle & Tucker, P.A.
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Stopping The Opioid Crisis: 7 Things Only Reporters Can Do

Reporters and editors can help fix the opioid and drug abuse by a slight shift in how they report on the problem. No special knowledge necessary.

What makes a good human-interest story too often distorts the nature of the drug problem, confuses us about the true causes of drug abuse and in the end we are all somewhat mislead.””

— Josh Hammond, CEO, FreeAmericanNews

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — All institutions and organizations, especially at the community level, have an important contribution to make in curbing drug abuse: none more so than journalists, reporters and editors who are uniquely positioned to do so.

Josh Hammond, CEO of FreeAmericanNews, a new online, Trump Twitter-free magazine about politics and culture, says, “What makes a good human- interest story too often distorts the nature of the drug problem, confuses us about the true causes of drug abuse and in the end we are all somewhat mislead.”

With the exception of alcohol, opiate dependency is “humanity’s oldest, most widespread, and most persistent drug problem,” according Harvard Medical School. Before today’s focus on opioids, it was crack cocaine, meth, heroin and even methadone, a drug used to help cure heroin addiction. Illegal drug use moves in cycles, often coming full circle.

Drug abuse should be defined as the use of any illegal drug, even though two of the most harmful drugs and leading causes of death are the use of alcohol and tobacco. They are only technically age restrictive, but easier to circumvent than running a stop sign.

The 7 Things Only Reporters Can Do

1. The sooner the better, reference alcohol and tobacco as the two most abused drugs. They are only age-restricted, but they are among the leading causes of death. It’s a good way to end an article—a community reminder about the consequences of individual behavior we all end up paying for.

2. Put all drug abuse (use of illegal drugs) in proper context of America’s century-old drug addiction. The opioid crisis is just the latest cycle of addiction. Only a recent editorial in the New York Times had the proper context.

3. Avoid leading off with a sensational anecdote that is not representative of the using population. Reporters are trained to do this in order to get readers’ attention, but the exceptional profile or experience distorts the data and trendlines.

4. Avoid misleading data charts. Display trend data in full context. Here is a good example of how it should be reported. Drug abuse among teenagers has remained constant over the last 30 years, below 20 percent, mostly with those who are experimenting with drug use for the first time.

5. Avoid white images for opioid use and black images for heroin use or scraggly-haired teens for pot use. Opioid addiction was called to the attention of the nation by white politicians campaigning for president in a predominately white state, especially then Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie in New Hampshire when his poll numbers started to tank.

6. Avoid the use of healthy ex-addicts talking about their misery: the medium is the message. Kids with low self-esteem want to be like that person: healthy, wealthy and wiser. The glamour of recovery.

7. There is big money in drug abuse enforcement, treatment and prevention. Billions over the years is mostly wasted to support the status quo according to the first United Nations Global Commission on Drugs. The Commission included some of the world's best thought-leaders. It included former Fed Reserve Chairman Paul Volker, Sir Richard Branson best known with his development of Virgin Airlines, former head of the UN Kofi Annan and former US Secretary of State George Schultz . If you are a cop you will say enforcement is the answer, if you are a doc you will say that treatment is the answer, if you are a parent you will say education in schools is the answer and so on. Each solution has its own constituency. Its own money pot.

“This kind of reporting,” Hammond adds, “will serve as a much-needed public referee for the bickering in the drug abuse prevention community where drug users are the pawns.”

Josh Hammond
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Stenomask could have saved Scott Pruitt his job and American taxpayers $43,000.00!

Industry best noise cancelling, speech recognition microphone

Pocket sized sound-booth

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yes, that’s right, Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt spent $43,000 taxpayer dollars on a private sound booth for his office, complete with silenced ventilation and "noise-lock" paneling to keep conversations from being overheard. Subsequently he lost his job. Had he only known about Stenomask.

Stenomask works precisely the same way as the world’s premiere sound booths except in pocket-sized form and at a fraction of the price. Stenomask guarantees absolute voice privacy and a crystal-clear sound signal while simultaneously eliminating all background noise. It includes silenced ventilation and noise lock paneling identical to Mr. Pruitt's full sized booth and is compatible with all modern devices including computers, smartphones and tablets. Wherever there is a microphone input, you can use Stenomask.

Don’t be a Pruitt, save yourself a bundle, keep your job and talk privately anywhere you want.

For more information visit talktech.com

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Mental Health Watchdog Calling for Laws Against Psychiatrist Sexual Abuse

Sexual Crimes by Psychiatrists 37 Times Greater than Rapes in General Community

Sexual Crimes by Psychiatrists 37 Times Greater than Rapes in General Community

Sexual Abuse Epidemic in Mental Health: Psychiatrists Raping Women and Molesting Children

Sexual Abuse Epidemic in Mental Health: Psychiatrists Raping Women and Molesting Children

Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Citizens Commission on Human Rights

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights launched a petition for the introduction of laws to prosecute sexual harassment and assault of mental health patients.

A woman is statistically at greater risk of being raped while on a psychiatrist’s couch than while jogging alone at night through a city park.”

— CCHR International

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International has launched a grass roots petition for the introduction of laws to prosecute sexual harassment and assault of mental health patients. CCHR, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to investigating and exposing abusive psychiatric practices created the petition in support of better patient protection laws.

The recent #MeToo movement has saturated the media with often suppressed sexual assault incidents, yet no field is more overlooked than psychiatry when it comes to sex crimes. In fact, 60% of psychiatrists and psychologists sexually abuse their patients, including children as young as 3 years old. Moreover, these sexual crimes are estimated at 37 times greater than rapes occurring in the general community, with an estimate that psychiatrists and psychologists have assaulted more than 150,000 female patients alone. [1]

“Hard statistics demonstrate the need for action,” said Ms. Diane Stein, CCHR Florida President.

“CCHR’s petition calls for the introduction of laws which would prosecute sexual harassment and assault of mental health patients”, said Ms. Stein.

A mental health survey has reported that 65% of new patients report previous psychiatrists who have sexually abused them, both male and female. [2] In a recent U.S. survey of patient-practitioner sex, 73% of psychiatrists who admitted sexual contact with patients cited "love" or “pleasure,” while 19% said it was for " patient self-esteem,” "restitutive emotional experience," or a "judgment lapse”.[3]

For these reasons CCHR Florida is actively supporting the current call for legislation to protect mental health patients who suffer practitioner abuse. In parallel with the #MeToo movement, it has encouraged all such victims to speak out now with their stories. “This is the perfect time to do so,” said Ms. Stein. “It will help enormously in bringing much-needed legal regulation into existence.”

If you or someone you know have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of any mental health practitioner, please call CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820, or visit www.cchrflorida.org/report-psychiatric-abuse. To join the call for legislation to protect mental health patients from sexual abuse please sign the petition.

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. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “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.’”

[1] Kenneth S. Pope, “Therapist-Patient Sex as Sex Abuse: Six Scientific, Professional, and Practical Dilemmas in Addressing Victimization and Rehabilitation,” https://kspope.com/sexiss/therapy1.php
[2] “Doctor Sexual Assault Cases: Capable Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Justice,” https://www.beasleyfirm.com/medical-malpractice/doctor-sexual-assault/
[3] Nanette Gartrell, M.D., Judith Herman, M.D., et al., "Psychiatrist-Patient Sexual Contact: Results of a National Survey, I: Prevalence," American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 143 No. 9, Sept. 1986, p. 1128.

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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Mental Health Watch Dog Hosts Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium

CCHR Florida Hosted the Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium & Summit

CCHR Florida Hosted the Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium & Summit

Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida

Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

CCHR hosted a conference on the mental health law for defense attorneys for the purpose of discussing strategies to effectively eradicate violations of the law.

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse.”

— Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a conference on the Florida mental health law for defense attorneys for the purpose of discussing strategies to effectively serve families and to eradicate violations of the law at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater.

Commonly called the Baker Act, Florida’s mental health allows for men, women and children to be taken into custody and held for involuntary psychiatric examination across the state and in the 15 years from 2001/2002 to 2015/2016 the number of Baker Acts more than doubled with 194,354 initiations. [1]

The symposium, attended by attorneys from Jacksonville to Fort Myers, covered changes to the mental health law, significant case law and successful actions for defending the rights of citizens being held under a Baker Act.

“Over the past several years important changes have been made to the Baker Act which specifically better protect the rights of children and hosting this symposium was important so that these attorneys could share their successful actions in defending clients being held for involuntary psychiatric examination,” said Diane Stein, President of the Florida chapter of CCHR.

“We intend to keep helping attorneys working in this vital area as much as we can,” said Ms. Stein. “We owe this to the victims of Baker Act violations that happen in our state every day.”

While the original stated intention of the Baker Act was to protect the rights of citizens sent for involuntary psychiatric examination, it has become a source of great abuse prompting CCHR Florida to not only host this symposium but to launch a public information campaign in 2016 to educate Floridians on their rights under this law. As part of this campaign, CCHR hosts a seminar regularly delivered at their center in downtown Clearwater by attorney Carmen Miller who, as a former Assistant Public Defender in the Thirteenth Circuit in Tampa, has a great deal of experience on the mental health law. Now in the private sector, Ms. Miller specializes in cases of those who have been Baker Acted. To learn more about the Baker Act or to reserve a seat at the next seminar please call 727-442-8820 or visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/events/.

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. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “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.’” For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:

[1] Baker Act Annual Report http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/annual_report.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
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eQuine Holdings, a Class II Multi-Family Office, Reports Record Revenue for Q2 and the First Half of 2018 Ending June 30

The company reported an average return of 107.01% (428.04% annualized) for Q2 2018; and 70.35% (YTD) for the first half of 2018 (140.70% annualized).

“We are firing on all cylinders, and frankly, we crushed our own internal forecast for the quarter and are well on track to meet or exceed our forecast for 2018. ”

— Brent Atwood

IRVING, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — eQuine Holdings, a Class II Multi-Family Office, Reports Record Revenue Growth for Q2 and the First Six Month Ending June 30, 2018

eQuine Holdings, LLC is pleased to report its 2018 Q2 results and 2018 YTD (un-audited) results.
Nine of the twelve SFOs within the eQuine MFO exceeded 100% returns for Q2 of 2018, largely due to Rent-A-Center (RCII) and Amplify Brands (BETR) both being acquired. The addition of two Legacy Single-Family Offices in Q2 were not included in the overall performance results, as they joined the eQuine MFO in the latter part of Q2.
The company reported an average return of 107.01% (428.04% annualized) for the second Quarter of 2018; and 70.35% (YTD) for the first six months of 2018 (140.70% annualized).

The company maintained an approximate 20% cash position throughout the 2nd Quarter of 2018 with approximately $186 Million in risk on (long) trades during the same period. The company also reported a revenue growth rate of 1,550% TTM and AUA growth rate of 535% TTM while adding two additional Single-Family Offices (SFO) to eQuine’s Multi-Family Office (MFO) bringing the total to 14 SFOs currently.

eQuine's top trades for the first half of 2018 included: Forterra (FRTA), Amplify Brands (BETR), Rent-A-Center (RCII) Cenovus (CVE), and Pandora (P).

eQuine had no bottom trades for Q2.

eQuine also had a rare top and bottom trade occur with: DropBox (DBX) and GoGo (GoGo) which left the trades virtually neutral.

Managing Director & CEO, Brent Atwood, stated, “We are firing on all cylinders, and frankly, we crushed our own internal forecast for the quarter and are well on track to meet or exceed our forecast for 2018. Two of our major holdings being acquired shows that our algorithms continue to find great opportunities for our Single-Family Offices”.

2018 First Half Highlights:

The change of Corporate Counsel from Gruber Hail Johansen and Shank to Dorsey Law Firm.

The addition of two new Single-Family Office to the eQuine MFO bringing the total to fourteen (14).

eQuine Holdings has been designated as a “Large Trader” under SEC rule 13(h) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and is complying with the SEC filing request for LTID status in the current quarter. The company expects to file as inactive at the end of Q3 2018, as we expect to better manage the trading volumes related to rule 13(h).

eQuine deploys a strategy that algorithmically detects anomalies created by illegal abusive naked short selling and illegal use of deep in the money calls used to reset RegSHO buy-in requirements, and position trades directly against the illegal activities of abusive naked short sellers.

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