Wales rugby coach sent home for alleged betting offences

first_imgSports betting Rob Howley, backs coach for the Wales national rugby union team, has been sent home from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan amid suspected betting rule breaches, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has announced.The decision to send Howley home was announced just six days before Wales’ first match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, against Georgia.An investigation has been launched in light of recent information passed to the WRU, it said. The coach, who is seen as a key lieutenat to head coach Warren Gatland, has cooperated fully with initial discussions and will return to Wales in order to assist further with the investigation, it added.Although further information could not be provided, the WRU said “if required, an independent panel will be appointed to hear the case.”According to World Rugby regulation 6.3.1, “no connected person shall, directly or indirectly, bet and/or attempt to bet on the outcome or any aspect of any connected event and/or receive and/or attempt to receive part or all of the proceeds of any such bet and/or any other benefit in relation to a bet.”World Rugby regulations add that any figure in the sport suspected of breaching anti-corruption rules may face an investigation led by the anti-corruption officer and a provisional suspension during the time of the investigation.The penalty for a person found guilty of a betting-related offense depends on the offense. Engaging in “prohibited betting” can result in only a warning if the person in question did not place a bet, but holds a maximum penalty of a five year suspension.Howley received 59 caps for Wales and two for the British and Irish Lions during his playing career before his appointment as a Wales assistant coach in 2007. He served as Wales’s caretaker head coach on two separate occasions: from June 2012 until March 2013 — when he won the Six Nations — and from November 2016 to March 2017. He also served as attack coach for the British and Irish Lions during their 2009 and 2013 tours, and is due to leave his role with the Welsh national team following the conclusion of the World Cup. Stephen Jones, who was due to replace Howley as backs coach after the tournament, will take his place in Japan. Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Rob Howley, backs coach for the Wales national rugby union team, has been sent home from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan amid suspected betting rule breaches, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has announced. 17th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Wales rugby coach sent home for alleged betting offenceslast_img read more

Is this penny stock on track for an explosive recovery in 2021?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Investing in the world of penny stocks can be risky. After all, most of the time, a share price is low for a good reason. But every so often, among these companies, a hidden gem can be found that can lead to explosive returns.I’ve found one particular penny stock whose share price dropped 60%+ in 2020 — from 28.8p to 11.5p. But since January, it has been climbing and is now back to around 13p. Is this the start of an explosive recovery? Let’s take a look.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A leader in equipment rentalHSS Hire (LSE:HSS) is a leading provider of tools, equipment, and related services with more than 32,000 customers across the UK. The business has two segments.Its tool & equipment rental division is responsible for generating approximately 70% of total revenue. As the name suggests, it buys, maintains and then leases equipment out to its customers. A lot of apparatus in the construction industry is relatively expensive. So, renting the tools required for specific jobs is quite common. At the end of 2019, the UK equipment rental market was worth around £4.7bn, growing by roughly 4% each year.The second division is its customer services. This ultimately has two roles. The first is to find and recommend which tools to use for different jobs (including those not provided directly by the firm). And the second is to offer training courses for using specific equipment. This ensures the user’s safety while simultaneously building stronger relationships with customers.What’s happening with the share price?The pandemic has created a challenging operating environment for many construction companies. And that has directly impacted HSS Hire’s business. Total revenue and underlying profit for the first half of 2020 fell by 22% and 38%, respectively, pushing the firm back into the red.So it’s not surprising that the share price lost 50% of its value over the past 12 months. But now that the vaccine rollout is underway and lockdown restrictions are slowly being eased, HSS Hire could be back on track. City analysts have forecast that the performance in the second half of 2020 will push total revenue up to around £335m. That’s only around 2% growth versus 2019 — not exactly exciting. But because the share price crashed, assuming the revenue forecast is accurate, the penny stock is now trading at a P/S ratio of 0.27!Given that the average P/S ratio of the UK market is around 10, that looks like an absurdly low share price to me.The penny stock has its risksAs with all public companies, and penny stocks in particular, there are always risks to consider. Due to the low barriers to entry, the equipment rental industry is highly competitive and fragmented. HSS Hire does have a well-known brand but with so many competitors, its rental fees are continually under pressure.Consequently, customer retention is a vital aspect of its business that lives and dies with its customer service. Suppose the quality of these services begins to wither. In that case, since the lease agreements are short-term, customers can simply go to another equipment provider without incurring any switching costs.These risks are a bit too high for my portfolio. But I can’t deny that the share price looks incredibly cheap. Therefore I would not be surprised to see a rapid recovery in 2021. However, whether the business can grow from there remains to be seen. But beyond HSS Hire, there is another cheap stock I’ve spotted which looks like a far better opportunity for growth… Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Image source: Getty Images. Zaven Boyrazian | Saturday, 13th March, 2021 | More on: HSS Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Is this penny stock on track for an explosive recovery in 2021? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in HSS Hire. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgMothers at Berks family detention camp launch work strike.Mothers strike detention campEvery year, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants are rounded up and crowded into prisons while they fight deportation proceedings, a process that can take years. In one such prison, the Berks Family Detention Camp near Reading, Pa., entire families are jailed, held in indefinite incarceration and forced to labor for as little as $1 a day. Meanwhile, prisoners report that they and their children are locked down in crowded, cold, prison-like conditions; are verbally abused and threatened by guards; suffer from nutritional and medical neglect for physical and mental illness; and mothers are subjected to sexual assaults by guards.On June 11, migrant rights organizations, including the Philadelphia-based Vamos Juntos, announced to a crowd of supporters and formerly detained individuals that mothers in the camp had launched a work strike “until they and their children are released and Berks is shut down,” said Fernanda Marroquin of the Migrant Power Movement. Donations to the strike effort can be made online at bit.ly/1K1opMR. (endfamilydetention.com, June 11)WP workers fend off corporate attacksWhen billionaire Jeff Bezos acquired the Washington Post newspaper in 2013, he immediately set out to slash workers’ wages, benefits and pension plans. Workers, represented by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild (WBNG, an affiliate of the Communication Workers union), sprang into action to defend against Bezos’ attack on quality jobs (see coverage in Nov. 14, 2014, issue).After an eight-month struggle, the workers emerged victorious June 11, when a new two-year contract was signed that not only repels many of Bezos’ attacks, but also provides historic pay increases. Whereas management initially sought to cut workers’ wages by as much as 39 percent, WBNG’s hard-won contract provides the largest pay increase — 2.5 percent the first year and 2 percent the second — in over 10 years. The union also forced the company to compromise on health care while securing paid vacation time and sick leave, as well as preventing unjust discipline by management. The only setback was that the traditional pension was frozen.“Without a union to speak up on everyone’s behalf, the company would have had the right to unilaterally impose its way not just with the pension but with many other unfavorable terms,” said Guild Co-Chair Freddy Kunkle. The Guild also reports that 50 new workers signed union cards since the struggle began last October. (wbng.org, June 8, 11, 17)Unionized workers make moreIn the report “Virtual Labor Organizing” released June 11 by the nonprofit think tank Century Foundation, researchers examined differences in pay between unionized and nonunionized workers — which vary between 10 percent and 50 percent — across a variety of industries. For instance, a household with two unionized earners will make on average $400 more per week — as much as half a million dollars over a lifetime — than a similar household with nonunionized earners. In the physical and social sciences, unionized workers stand to make a whopping 48 percent more than their unorganized counterparts, while in transportation, workers in unions make over 35 percent more than similar workers without unions. The data are clear: It’s worth it to fight for a union and fight to keep it. (tcf.org, June 11)Chipotle workers win benefitsHourly workers at more than 1,800 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants rejoiced June 4 when the chain announced it would begin offering paid sick days and vacation time, as well as college tuition reimbursement, for all workers starting July 1. Despite the national struggle for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and a union, benefits are often left out of the equation for hourly restaurant workers who must rely on public assistance to care for their families.A study conducted by the nonprofit Restaurant Opportunities Centers United revealed that as many as 90 percent of restaurant workers do not get paid sick days. As a result, workers who cannot afford to miss a day’s work often come to work despite being too sick to safely handle food. (ROCunited.org, June 8) The decision to extend benefits to all hourly workers at Chipotle will not only make the chain’s restaurants safer and more sanitary, it will also provide millions of low-wage workers who touch, cook, prepare and serve food more dignity and fairness on the job. (nrn.com, June 5)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gary Wilhelmi 5/23/2012 PM Comment

first_img SHARE Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/23/2012 PM Comment Gary Wilhelmi 5/23/2012 PM Comment Morgan Stanley gets most of blame for FaceBook flopH&D in plains 6-10 and watch MidwestChinese delaying bean buys until September?Chinese bean cancellations due to negative crush margins?Greek leader hints at preparations for leaving the euro zoneE Asia millers buying cheaper corn versus wheatFacebook volume 102 million shares yesterday that’s 20 times the total NYSE trade in 1966 Previous articleClean Fuels Critical to National SecurityNext articleIndiana Ethanol Producers Association Member Plant Welcomes Congressman Joe Donnelly Hoosier Ag Today FinancialDow call 75 lowerEU informal summit begins tonightFrance and Germany at loggerheads over debt crisis and Greek exit from EUEuro index off 2.1% with DAX down 1.8% and FTSE 1.7% lowerApril new home sales this morningDell falls 13% in Europe on weak earningsFraud and disseat issues in face book IPO fiascoSEC looking at Morgan Stanley role in offeringDollar 81.71 with resistance at 82Gold down $15 at $1561Crude drops to $90.88 off $.97 with support at $90—Demand concerns regarding Global economiesLivestockCold storage of frozen stocks up 20% versus a year ago in pork, 17%beefVolatile markets have dollar risk up or down everydayChoice- select boxed beef spread at $7.50 is the widest in weeksChoice has been at about $194Memorial Day needs coveredKill 126,000 and 417,000 hogs normalPork cutout down $2.09, with loins off $.31 and hams $2.73 lowerGrain and soybeansNight trade corn 4 higher to steady, July beans down 14 cents and July wheat off 13 cents in continuing spec shake upThe dark clouds over Europe cast a pall on all marketsGreat corn condition 77% good top excellent and spring wheat 74%Bean planting rolling toward conclusionWinter wheat condition slips to 58% g-x and Kansas is down from 72% to 46%Watch rains in Russian growth areaRussian by private sources off 3 MT and exports down 14%Dryness is mentioned in parts of Midwest but forecast calls for a few days of rain in the 6-10 day periodDecember corn low was $5.20 yesterdayLonger trading hours cause momentum concerns as markets have little break for reconsideration.Dollar closing in on 82 resistance and is up over 8% over a year agoTread lightly in the irrational markets just use as long term gaugeRumors of Chinese coal and iron ore cancellations due to economic troublesUSDA surveying times of release on reports with new longer trading hoursElevators perplexed by settlement at 1:15 or 2:00—the exchange seams to have forgotten is prime mission to transfer riskEarly idea on Brazilian beans for 12/13 73.6 MT up from 66 MT Facebook Twitter 11:11 updateEuro below 1.26 could enter free fallGreek exit from EU now actively consideredEU informal meeting not convincingGermans and French square off over debt dilemmaWhat will new French leader react and what will be the German response?Dow off 165Crude down $1.50Gold falls $37Dollar above 82 resistanceThe show down may be upon us FinancialLow volume rally in stocks led by Apple on the NASDAQ up 2.4% to $570Beware the over night trade in Europe and don’t be surprised by a bearish start Thursday morningMajor European index closing at 10:30 CDT were over 2% lower todayCrude falls below $90 but recovers a bit to get back over $90The dollar held over 82 resistances and the euro dropped below 1.26Rumors of bank runs in Spain and Greece, have occurred beforeGreek exit from the EU is dominant theme currentlyS&P got back above 1300, but that is not the magic number it was a week agoGold fell in a deflationary spiralLivestockFew cattle trade at $121 off $2Boxed beef was up $ .73 at noonCold storage was the quite negative with pork in the cooler 20% from last year and beef up 17%–This is testimony to the prevailing poor demandHogs also drop in triple digits led by the cold storage reportGrain and soybeansMixed trade with old crop corn tightly supplied and up while new crop was steadySoybeans recovered some but on short covering, as wheat held near its lowThere is enough rain in the forecast to keep pressure on the new crop contractsPam oil was off 3% due to the European problems and that weighed on the bean oilChina was rumored to be cancelling some beans due to poor crush marginsChina’s definition of a contract if different then ours and so they often cut baitElevators are perplexed by the uncertainty of settlement prices between the 1:15 and 2:00 CDT closes, as an old cash grain merchandiser I know what a pain in the neck that must be in pricing bidsLoose lips are going to be flapping as regards European rumors, but don’t chase them.I like baloney sandwiches, but I can’t live on them SHARE Facebook Twitter 10:16  update By Hoosier Ag Today – May 23, 2012 last_img read more

Substance abuse on the rise at TCU

first_imgprintSince 2009, drug violations at TCU have nearly tripled and alcohol violations have doubled.But there’s no clear reason for the spike. TCU officials point to increased enrollment and the decision by some states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for the rise in numbers. However, some students questioned whether the increase was the result of a stricter enforcement of the rules, rather than increased use.“I wonder if drug use on campus has actually doubled or if TCU PD has just done a better job at catching these violations,” said Steffi Loe, a senior nursing major.“If drug use is increasing, then it’s surprising to me because it’s my fourth year here, and I haven’t noticed any differences,” Loe said.The numbers on the TCU crime log paint a different picture. Since 2012, when the class of 2016 entered TCU, drug violations jumped 96 percent, from 52 violations in 2012 to 102 in 2014.Go back a few years further and the increase is even more stark. There were 39 drug violations total in 2009, according to the log.Since 2012, alcohol violations are up 13 percent from 678 to last year’s 769. Since 2009 the number has more than doubled, from 371.Dr. Sparkle Greenhaw, director of Alcohol and Drug Education at TCU, said analyzing alcohol and drug violation numbers is complicated.“One of the factors is how much people are choosing to use. The other piece of the puzzle is enforcement,” Greenhaw said. “It’s really impossible to tell if the number is going up because of increased enforcement, or if it’s going up because people are using more.”One of the most common attributions for this growth is the increasing number of students on campus. The total student population at TCU has increased in recent years, but not to the extent that the violation numbers have increased.Six years ago, the total number of students enrolled at TCU was 8,887, according to the Office of Institutional Research. At the beginning of the fall semester in 2015, that number had increased to 10,033—nearly 1,200 more students.However, the 13 percent increase in students doesn’t match up with the severe increase in substance violations.Drug and alcohol abuse appears to be on the rise at TCU, and a number of factors are to blame.Lt. Ramiro Abad of the TCU police department attributed the increase to better recognition of illegal substances by students and faculty, noting “the detection by housing staff and reports by residents of the illegal use has contributed to increased action.”Abad also mentioned the ease at which marijuana is detectable when used in dorms.Greenhaw said national media attention surrounding marijuana is partially to blame. She added the perception nationwide reflecting the idea that marijuana is harmless is resulting in an increase in use, not just at TCU, but everywhere.In addition, every year TCU receives an increase in out-of-state students, including ones from states in which marijuana is now legal (whether for recreational or medical use), according to the institutional research office.“It’s hard to say that any specific factor is really causing such a large increase,” said Scott Martinson, a senior accounting and finance double major and resident assistant of Moncrief Hall.Martinson said he thinks the biggest factor is probably more large lounges converted to rooms which tend to be prone to more policy violations.  He said students might think they can get away with more, because these rooms are more secluded and at the end of the hall.Greenhaw cited peer pressure. The more people gathered in one place, the more pressure there is to conform to the norm, which may be substance use.She added some students on campus make risky choices, but there are a lot of students who don’t.“But those aren’t the ones making headlines,” she said. “So we [should do] whatever we can do to give those students in the community who are making smart choices a voice, and hope that will also be contagious to other students.” TCU students react to an increase in drug violations Previous articleTCU vs Baylor in PhotosNext articleThe holiday season brings festivals to Cowtown Adam Kelley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Budtender Trevor Hollis holds a pair of marijuana buds for a customer at the Denver Kush Club early Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in north Denver. More than two dozen customers took advantage of a new Colorado holiday tradition of marijuana shops drawing customers with discounted weed and holiday gift sets. Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Twitter Facebook ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Bridging the divide: TCU promotes dialogue between Christianity and Islam Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ TCU implements new writing contest Adam is a senior writing major, journalism and religion double minor. He covers crime and public safety for TCU360. Facebook TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods ReddIt + posts Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Linkedin TCU students speak out on civil rights issues Linkedin Twitter Adam Kelley Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/last_img read more

Threat to retransmission of BBC, Voice of America and Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe

first_img Receive email alerts to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today called on the Azeri government not to implement a 13 October decision by the National Council for Television and Radio to stop local radio stations Antenn and ANS and the Azeri state radio from retransmitting BBC, Voice of America and Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe programmes from 1 January. The ban also affects Voice of America TV programmes.“This decision is targeted at international media whose independence the Azeri government seems to fear,” the press freedom organisation said. “The National Council for Television and Radio is unfortunately under the control of the political authorities, who seem to want to limit the influence of western media, above all. The 13 October decision does not affect Russian stations (ORT and RTR) and Turkish ones (TRT and STV) that are less critical of the Azeri government.”The Azeri authorities say the media affected by the order do not have the required broadcasting licence. But article 14 of the radio and TV law states that a licence is only required if a media broadcasts all its programmes, which is not the case with these radio and TV stations. Each is only retransmitted for 30 to 45 minutes a day.Firdevs Robinson, the editor of the BBC World Service’s Central Asia and Caucasus Service told Reporters Without Borders that the BBC had been broadcasting in Azerbaijan since the mid-1990s and had never needed its own licence. “We respect Azeri law and we will try to meet our legal obligations,” she said. “We hope the implementation of this decision will not result in our programmes being interrupted. If it does, it could be seen as another example of harassment of independent media in Azerbaijan.”Press freedom activists have also been harassed in recent weeks. Emin Husseynov, the head of the Institute for the Freedom and Safety of Reporters, who has been campaigning for imprisoned satirical journalist Sakit Zahidov, has been warned “not to be so active.” RSF_en News June 4, 2021 Find out more News News June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Azerbaijan October 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threat to retransmission of BBC, Voice of America and Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

DPS identifies fatal wreck victim

first_img Facebook Pinterest By admin – January 25, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest View of an evidence vault in the Ector County Courthouse jail that was used for the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The jail and offices took up approximately 45,000 square feet. Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday identified the victim of a fatal wreck that occurred Sunday night on State Highway 191 and Farm to Market Road 1882.Matthew P. Blair, 37, of Midland was pronounced dead on scene after another vehicle disregarded a red light at an intersection, colliding with Blair’s motorcycle, a DPS report states. Blair was not wearing a helmet, the report shows.The driver of the 2006 Ford F-150 that disregarded the red light at the intersection was identified as 19-year-old Samuel Borunda of Odessa. Borunda was traveling west on State Highway 191 when he entered the intersection, colliding with Blair’s motorcycle, which was traveling north on FM 1882. Blair’s motorcycle then collided with a third vehicle, a 2008 Jeep Liberty, driven by 18-year-old Tiffany Valenzuela, the report detailed.The wreck was investigated by Trooper Geraldo Mercado, who was assisted by Trooper Anthony Tucker, the report shows. DPS identifies fatal wreck victim Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High faces Wolfforth Frenship at homeNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian travels to face Midland High admin Twitter Local News Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Castle Law Defendants Awarded $1.9M in Legal Fees

first_img Related Articles  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Castle Law Defendants Awarded $1.9M in Legal Fees Previous: Default Services National Sales Executive Hired for ServiceLink Next: Construction Starts Surged in March Castle Law Defendants Awarded $1.9M in Legal Fees Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The years-long saga surrounding the state of Colorado’s lawsuit against Castle Law Group has reached another milestone. On Friday, Judge Morris Hoffman awarded the case’s defendants, including Castle Law and two related entities, another victory in awarding legal fees totaling $1.9 million as a result of the specified claims filed by the State which the Judge had found to be substantially frivolous and groundless claims.The Court awarded 100 percent of the fees that The Castle Law Group, Caren Castle, and Larry Castle requested, and indicated that the methodology used by Castle Law in applying for the fees was conservative. Here’s how the awarded fees broke down; defendants from the Castle Law Group were awarded $1,454,809 in fees. The case also involved two other defendant entities: Absolute Posting & Process Services, LLC, a posting company employed by the Castle Law Group; and Colorado American Title, LLC, (CAT) a title company employed by Castle Law. Judge Hoffman awarded the Absolute defendants $445,256 in fees and the CAT defendants $19,979 in fees.In his opinion Friday, Judge Hoffman cited the enormous amount of work the defendants had to put in while navigating the multiyear case. “Just organizing this ocean of discovery was a massive undertaking, let alone making sense of it and developing litigation strategies and tactics based on it. Defending this case required enormous commitments of time and extraordinary skill.”Larry Pozner, Partner at Reilly Pozner LLP and lead defense attorney in the case, exclusively told DS News, “Law firms who practice in the foreclosure space have enormous responsibilities to the lenders. The cases have to be done rapidly, right, repeatedly, and the law firms must do them at their own risk. The foreclosure law firms survive by providing excellence to the lending market, and excellence will always cost more than the cheapest alternative. How dare the state tell a law firm what quality it must hire or what sacrifices it should make to please the state. The clients were satisfied with the services they were receiving.”In State of Colorado v. The Castle Law Group, LLC, et al., Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman claimed that the defendants (which included not only the foreclosure law firm but also former partners Larry and Caren Castle) padded billings in order to take in millions in illegitimate profits from the banks they represented, as well as the affected homeowners and real estate investors who later bought the foreclosed houses at auction. In April 2017, Denver District Judge Morris Hoffman ruled against the state, arguing in a 92-page opinion that neither the Castles nor the other defendants took advantage of the position banks were in to move foreclosures quickly during the housing crisis.“These foreclosure law firms were not Wall Street firms with their own economic power,” Hoffman said at the time. “For the most part they were small, local firms specializing in foreclosures, whose very existence depended on the willingness of their clients to keep referring foreclosures to them. As a result, the lenders and servicers could, and did, dictate the terms they would accept from their foreclosure law firms, with virtually no negotiation.”The case reached its next fork in November 2017, when Judge Hoffman ordered the state of Colorado to pay the defendants’ legal fees, criticizing the state’s case and noting, “The evidence, or lack of evidence, at trial, was nothing short of breathtaking, especially compared to the investigative build-up and the serious and pervasive allegations in the complaint.”“The consumer fraud department of the Colorado AGs decided they knew better than the law firms who should be hired and what should be charged,” Pozner told DS News. “They put the Castle Firm out of business, they cost hundreds of people their jobs, and they wasted millions of dollars of taxpayer money. The real fraud here is that, on Monday morning, the assistant attorneys general who perpetrated this injustice will still have their jobs.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Banks Case Castle Law Group Fees Foreclosure Homebuyers Law Firms Legal Lenders Lending Servicers Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Banks Case Castle Law Group Fees Foreclosure Homebuyers Law Firms Legal Lenders Lending Servicers 2018-04-23 David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 23, 2018 4,439 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Whartonlast_img read more

SC Collegium Recommends Names Of Nine Lawyers And Four Judicial Officers For Elevation To Bombay High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Collegium Recommends Names Of Nine Lawyers And Four Judicial Officers For Elevation To Bombay High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 March 2021 5:46 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 19th March, 2021 has approved the proposal for elevation of the following persons as Judges of the Bombay High Court:ADVOCATES:1. Smt. Aruna S. Pai,2. Shri Shailesh P. Brahme,3. Shri Kamal R. Khata,4. Ms. Sharmila U. Deshmukh,5. Ms. Amira Abdul Razaq,6. Shri Sandeep V. Marne,7. Shri Sandeep H. Parikh,8. Shri Somasekhar Sundaresan,9. Shri…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 19th March, 2021 has approved the proposal for elevation of the following persons as Judges of the Bombay High Court:ADVOCATES:1. Smt. Aruna S. Pai,2. Shri Shailesh P. Brahme,3. Shri Kamal R. Khata,4. Ms. Sharmila U. Deshmukh,5. Ms. Amira Abdul Razaq,6. Shri Sandeep V. Marne,7. Shri Sandeep H. Parikh,8. Shri Somasekhar Sundaresan,9. Shri Mahendra M. Nerlikar,JUDICIAL OFFICERS:10. Shri Rajesh N. Laddha,11. Shri Sanjay G. Mehare,12. Shri G.A. Sanap, and13. Shri S.G. DigeClick Here To Read/ Download NotificationSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Two men arrested in Derry as part of investigation into burglaries

first_img Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – August 17, 2019 Previous articleFour games for Harps underage teams todayNext articleTaoiseach and Prime Minister to speak next week News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Detectives in Derry investigating a series of recent burglaries have arrested two men and conducted searches of two properties in the City.The men, aged 49 and 42, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of a number of offences, including burglary.During the searches a number of items were seized and have been removed for further examination.Both suspects remain in police custody at this time. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Two men arrested in Derry as part of investigation into burglaries Twitter WhatsApp Google+last_img read more