IT )S BECOME AN ALL-OUT (AD BATTLE IN ONE NEW MEXICO TOWN. AFTER SOME OUT OF STATE LAWYERS LOOKING FOR BUSINESS ACCUSED A HEALTH CARE CENTER OF POOR SERVICES. THE HEALTH CENTER STRUCK BACK WITH A UNIQUE STRATEGY. NEWS 13 )S MADELINE SCHMITT EXPLAINS. IN TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES. NEWS SPREADS FAST. Frances Luna/Owner, Sierra Co. Sentinel "Everyone does know about it, it )s a small community". ESPECIALLY WHEN IT )S IN THE SIERRA COUNTY SENTINEL. THE AREA )S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, OWNED BY FRANCES LUNA. Frances Luna/Owner, Sierra Co. Sentinel "We publish every Friday. We hit the street before the chickens are up". MORE THAN 4 THOUSAND HARD COPIES ARE DELIVERED, MAILED AND DELIVERED TO LOCAL STORES EACH WEEK. BUT BY 6 O )CLOCK ON FRIDAY, MAY 19TH. PAPERS WERE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. THAT WEEK )S EDITION CONTAINED THIS AD. ARIZONA ATTORNEYS -- SLAMMING THE LOCAL SIERRA HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR POOR OPERATIONS BASED ON MEDICARE INSPECTIONS. THE AD DIRECTS PEOPLE TO MEDICARE )S WEBSITE TO PROVE ITS CLAIMS. Frances Luna/Owner, Sierra Co. Sentinel "Apparently the general manager and staff from Butte, totaling more than 10 stores, including Walmart and purchased every paper they could get their hands on". LUNA WAS LEFT FRUSTRATED AND IRRITATED. SHE THINKS THE EMPLOYEES -- WHO DIRECTLY TOLD HER WHAT THEY DID -- SPENT MORE THAN A THOUSAND DOLLARS BUYING UP THOSE PAPERS. Frances Luna/Owner, Sierra Co. Sentinel "It hurt the advertisers that week, as well as the readers that week". THEN. SOMETHING INTERESTING HAPPENED. Madeline Schmitt/KRQE. Com/Madelin eSchmitt "The following week )s paper had two ads. The same one from the attorneys in Arizona. But right next to it, another full page ad. And this one from Sierra Health Care Center". IT HAD TESTIMONIALS FROM PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. TURNING THE FIGHT INTO AN ADVERTISEMENT SHOWDOWN. LUNA SAYS SHE )S NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. Frances Luna/Owner, Sierra Co. Sentinel "This was never meant to be personal against the healthcare center or their staff". MADELINE SCHMITT,. Frances Luna/Owner, Sierra Co. Sentinel "It )s just business". KRQE NEWS 13. THE ATTORNEYS BRINGING THE LAWSUIT SENT NEWS 13 A STATEMENT SAYING THEY STAND BEHIND THEIR AD. WE )VE POSTED THE FULL TEXT OF THAT STATEMENT ON KRQE DOT COM. BY NEWS TIME, THE SIERRA HEALTH CARE CENTER HAD (NOT RETURNED A REQUEST FOR COMMENT.
Every day thousands of people show up for a job they hate. Is it because the work is knuckle-scrapingly hard? No. Is it because the job is mind numbingly boring? No. It is because every day someone at that place of work makes life miserable for that employee. It makes suffering through until days' end almost unbearable. It rears its ugly head as discrimination, be it sexual, racial, ageism or religious. It's a boss who sexually harasses an employee or someone who chronically tells lewd, unwelcome jokes in the workplace. It's a fellow employee in the next cubicle who gossips, bullies, sabotages or belittles the accomplishments of his neighbor and the boss who allows such behavior.What these people are experiencing is a Hostile Work Environment and the U.S. Government passed laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of1967, and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prevent such things.In America, we have the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. We have the right to work a job without being made to suffer to do it. While women have long found themselves the focus of unwanted or unwelcome attention such as this in the workplace, they are not alone suffering this kind of humiliation in Hostile Work Environments. But with the sexual revolution of the 60's and 70's, as more women found their way into the workplace, they were the first to bring the problem of Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment to the attention of the courts. With the awareness in the last two decades of the ramifications of bullying and incidents that inspired phrases like 'going postal', it would seem that this kind of situation should be lessening in the workplace. But every day, it goes on. Every day, employees reach their limits. They are desperate to keep their jobs in a worsening economy and are forced to swallow their anger.Kenneth Wygand, a Los Angeles accountant, found himself the unwelcome target of Harassment by a boss who learned of Kenneth's homosexuality. Kenneth became the brunt of office jokes and was intentionally left out of meetings. When he complained to a partner in the firm, he was assured that something would be done, but nothing was, and afterward, was characterized as 'difficult.' His supervisor continued to harangue Kenneth, pushing him to quit, rallying the other employees to ostracize him as well for fear of losing their own jobs. He was given terrible reviews and missed out on salary increases. But the boss simply defended his actions, saying that Kenneth was not performing up to standards. Out of desperation, Kenneth consulted a Hostile Work Environment Attorney and sued his former employer, and won a sizable case.The fear of losing ones job is a powerful force. So many remain silent in the face of this destructive and debilitating behavior. But if the situation warrants, an experienced Hostile Work Environment Attorney can be your advocate where there is none in the workplace. If you feel you are a victim of a Hostile Work Environment, contact a Hostile Work Environment Attorney who specializes in workplace harassment issues who will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Indian Attorneys are people who have gone to law school and who practice the law. They must pass a big exam called the bar exam. This is what makes a student a certified attorney. Sometimes students can have a hard time determining what kind of law they want to practice because there are so many different types.
First, you need to consider all areas of the law. Once you have narrowed your choices down to a three you should start seeking as much information on those choices that you can possibly fund. You will also want to determine what type of firm you want to practice. Maybe you want to do corporate law where you have the opportunity to make partnerships or maybe you want to head out on your own.
Lawyers Experienced in Dealing With Cases Involving Criminal Laws
There are so many areas of the law that some lawyers specialize in a couple areas, while some focus on just one area of the law. Practicing attorneys that do a generalization of many areas of the law are called general practitioners.
They don’t focus on all the areas, but they choose many areas in which to have great knowledge of. Specialists focus on one area. You may have criminal attorneys, tax attorneys, women’s rights attorneys, and so on. A general practitioner can handle most legal issues that are common.
If you are involved in a complex case or case that is worth a lot of money or a serious matter you will want a specialist. In some cases, people will have multiple attorneys so that they can make sure that their case is being handed to the firm’s full capability and so on.
When it comes to the lawyers, you will mostly see what special training they have gotten. Attorneys are just the name for anyone who can represent you in a court of law. They too have to pas a bar and are state certified. Any lawyer can be an attorney. The only thing is that some lawyers do not litigate.
If you believe that your child is at risk of being taken out of the country by his other parent, or if this has already happened, there are several things you must and should do immediately. If your child is still in the country, you and your attorney should work on precautionary measures, such as finalizing a specific custody order, which is discussed in more detail below. If your child has already been taken, you should contact local law enforcement immediately and possibly file an application under the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which is also explained in further detail below.Before your child is takenOftentimes, there are warning signs of the other parent's intentions. Being aware of these warning signs can help prevent a child abduction to a foreign country. Some of the things to look out for include whether the other parent lacks financial or familial ties to this country but has a strong network of family and friends in his or her home country. If he or she has threatened to take your child out of the country or tried to do so in the past, this is a major red flag. Also ask yourself if the other parent needs to be here for financial reasons or if he or she is financially independent, have they applied for a passport for themselves or the child, have they quit their job, sold their home or changed immigration status. These are all things that may point to an imminent departure and perhaps with your child.You should talk to your attorney immediately if you are concerned. Together, you can work on creating a custody order or modify an existing one with certain preventive measures.To be effective, the order should be specific and properly made. Visitation, for example, should outline certain days and times and not state "reasonable visitation" which is too subjective and difficult to enforce. You should also consider adding provisions about supervised visitation, allowing law enforcement to assist with violations of the order and specifically prohibiting certain pick up places such as day care or school.You should file an application under the Hague Convention immediately because if it has been over a year, the other country may decide that the child is already acclimated to the new country and should not be returned.A Hague Convention application is a civil matter, not criminal. An experienced attorney will help you weigh whether or not you should seek criminal charges against the other parent. Some countries will not return a child if the parent will be arrested or prosecuted. So, this is something you need to carefully weigh with your attorney.If your child has been taken to a country that is not part of the Hague Convention, you can try to go through the judicial system of that country to obtain a custody order in that country or have your existing custody order enforced. Of course, your success will depend on the facts and the country involved. While some countries have consistently worked with the U.S. in child abduction cases, other countries are less cooperative, and even resistant.Since local, federal and international laws are in play when a child is abducted and taken to a foreign country, it is highly recommended that you obtain an attorney experienced in not only international family law but child abduction. Such an attorney can guide you through the process and formulate a plan for returning your child safely.To learn more visit, http://www.findgreatlawyers.com/5ChildCustody.htm