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  • Oscar Pistorius Trial Analysis
  • Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce and Shared Parenting
  • Estate Mediation for Feuding Heirs
  • The Five Essential Documents Every Senior Should Have
  • Emerging Security Trends to Protect Schools and Universities
  • Impact of Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Supreme Court Case

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  • The Q&A Team: Most Annoying Social Media Features
  • Media 411: Al Jazeera Journalists Detained in Egypt

 

EXPERT ALERTS:

Oscar Pistorius Trial Analysis
Carole Lieberman, M.D.
Beverly Hills Forensic Psychiatrist/Expert Witness
"As a forensic psychiatrist, it's my opinion Oscar did murder his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and it was a crime of passion. Why? Pistorius was born with two missing fibulas, necessitating amputations before age one. At his bail hearing, attempting to explain why he shot at an alleged intruder, he reportedly said he was, 'on his stumps and feeling vulnerable when he opened fire.' He did feel vulnerable, despite his long list of awe-inspiring athletic accomplishments, not just because of his physical congenital disability, but, because of psychological childhood traumas.  That night there was a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances. This perfect storm, on top of insecurities about his manhood and fear of being abandoned, was motivation enough for pulling the trigger to prevent her anticipated rejection and his broken heart."
Lieberman, M.D. is a Beverly Hills forensic psychiatrist and expert witness, with 20 years of experience testifying in hundreds of civil and criminal trials -- including high-profile murder and domestic violence cases. She analyzes trials for the media -- from gavel to gavel -- and can dissect every aspect of the Pistorius trial, including his motivation, domestic violence, witness testimony, body language, defense strategy and more. She recently wrote an article for TheCelebrityCafe.com discussing why she believes Pistorius is guilty of killing his girlfriend. Dr. Lieberman is a three-time Emmy award winner, TV personality and radio talk show host.
Website: http://www.drcarole.com
Media Contact: Michael Wright, [email protected]

Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce and Shared Parenting
Lori Barkus
Family Law Attorney
Barkus Law
"Family dynamics are changing every day. Whether it's a surge in the divorce rate as the economy improves, or the evolution of legal issues relating to same-sex marriage/divorce, family law attorneys are finding themselves at the epicenter of it all."
As a family law attorney, Barkus has 15 years of legal experience. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Law mediator and guardian ad litem. She understands the importance of protecting children in the process of divorce and in their family life afterward the papers are signed. She is a member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting and an advocate of shared parenting legislation because "No child should be denied the participation of two capable and loving parents and no parent should be forced to bargain for or purchase time with their children." She handles matters relating to divorce, custody, child support, paternity, collaborative divorce, adoption, parental rights, and family law and civil mediation.
Blog: http://www.barkuslaw.com/index.php/blog
Website: http://www.barkuslaw.com
Media Contact: Susan R. Miller, [email protected]

Estate Mediation for Feuding Heirs
Ronald Fatoullah
Certified New York Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
"Conflicts over the family estate can tear a family apart and quickly deplete an estate's worth. One way to avoid battling heirs and endless litigation, is to hire an estate mediator."  
Fatoullah is an elder law and trusts and estates attorney, who has been advising New Yorkers for more than 30 years. He has an eight year inclusion as one of New York's "Best Lawyers" in the fields of elder law and trusts and estates and he is highly regarded for his important contributions and accomplishments in his field of expertise.  
Website: http://www.fatoullahlaw.com
Media Contact: Carol Schell, [email protected]

The Five Essential Documents Every Senior Should Have
Ronald Fatoullah, Esq, CELA
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
"As we grow older, it is imperative to have certain legal documents in place for our protection and our security. The five legal documents that all seniors should have are: health care proxy, living will, last will and testament, power of attorney with a statutory gifts rider, living trusts."
Fatoullah, Esq. is a New York certified elder law and estate planning attorney who has been advising New Yorkers about the challenges of aging and estate planning for more than 30 years. He has been selected as one of New York's "Best Lawyers" in the fields of elder law and trusts and estates for eight consecutive years, and is highly regarded for his contributions and accomplishments in his field of expertise.
Website: http://www.fatoullahlaw.com
Media Contact: Carol Schell, [email protected]

Emerging Security Trends to Protect Schools and Universities
Richard L. Soloway
Chairman and CEO
NAPCO Security Group
"Much like the creation of the Transportation Security Administration to coordinate and identify air travel security concerns and address those threats with consistent, effective, evenly applied security solutions and procedures, our vision is to build a specialized, national security association with members from educational organizations and security companies. We would establish an infrastructure whereby proven security solutions, knowledge and education would be made readily and consistently available to all education institutions in need of them. We would also create a standardized approach for providing proven security systems and solutions for educational facilities that control and limit access of potential mass shooting assailants."
The increasing number of gun-related tragedies on campuses is forcing schools and universities to consider new and increasingly sophisticated security systems. With limited budgets and a wide range of options, many administrators are unsure which solution makes sense. With 30 years of experience pioneering the international security industry, Soloway is a global expert and counselor in security trends and issues including domestic and institutional security breaches leading to human injury and loss of life, kidnapping, loss of property, as well as robberies, terrorism and espionage. He is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: NSSC); a worldwide leader in patented electronic and mechanical security system design and manufacturing. He can speak about best practices and emerging trends to protect schools and universities of all kinds. NAPCO provided a sophisticated locking solution for a major West Coast university, as well as many public and private schools, and he can discuss what works, what is a waste of money, and what administrators (and parents) should consider. Soloway has been honored with numerous awards, among them being the Champion for Safety Through Education awarded by the Guardian Angels and as winner of the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year awarded by CNN, USA Today, and NASDAQ.
Website: http://www.napcosecurity.com
Media Contact: Jeff Stanlis, [email protected]

Impact of Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Supreme Court Case
Keith Dutill
Partner
Stradley Ronon in Philadelphia
"There is a real possibility that we may see fraud-on-the-market rejected, and if that happens, Halliburton will prove to be the most significant securities decision of the last 25 years."
Dutill is available to comment following the oral arguments in the Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case in front of the U .S. Supreme Court.  Stradley Ronon partner and securities litigator Keith Dutill is available to share his insight. He has been following the case closely, and will be attending the oral arguments in person. He shared some insights on the Halliburton case and its possible impact – particularly on mutual funds in a video. He is a highly experienced litigator who has tried more than 50 cases to verdict or final award. His experience includes defending independent directors in Louisiana; pursuing the claims of investors and entrepreneurs in South Carolina, Florida and Texas; and successfully representing the interests of businesses of all sizes in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania. He has also defended clients in the securities and mutual fund industries before government agencies and self-regulatory organizations. He is available to discuss the case and its potential impact on securities fraud class actions.
Website: http://www.stradley.com
Media Contact: Jennifer L. Becker, [email protected]

 

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  • THE Q&A TEAM: MOST ANNOYING SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES: We all have certain social media features that make us want to scream. We asked our network of experts which social features they find the most annoying, and here is what they said: http://prn.to/1ckFbTQ
  • MEDIA 411: AL JAZEERA JOURNALISTS DETAINED IN EGYPT. The staff of Al Jazeera has come together to support four colleagues who have been imprisoned in Egypt for several months and are calling on the rest of the world to help these journalists regain their freedom by getting the word out to as many people as possible to put pressure on Egypt. Read on for more information about this case: http://prn.to/1hmo0Gy  

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