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Dialysis Lawsuit Project: How to Link a Google+ Page to YouTube Channel

 

Dialysis lawsuit social media campaign offers unique chance to reach out to people with GranuFlo, NaturaLyte and other dialysis lawsuits

Dialysis lawsuits are among one of the most recent medical mass torts in which I’ve been involved, as i posted a few days ago. Our main website is a WordPress site, Dialysis Lawsuut, with a Free Dialysis Lawsuit Review Form. After we got the website launched, we began adding matching social media sites. There’s a Dialysis Lawsuit Facebook Page. There’s a @DialysisLawyer Twitter account. But when it came to setting up my Dialysis Lawsuit Google+ Page and a Dialysis Lawsuit YouTube Channel, I was stumped.

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The Oil Spill Video BP doesn’t want you to see

BP has gone to great lengths over the past few weeks to keep all video of the oil spill away from Americans. BP posted a live video feed of the gushing oil well only after being pressed by Congressman Ed Markey. BP has had security crews preventing the media from accessing areas affected by the oil spill. A videographer who shoots video for my company was refused access to locations in Venice, Louisiana by BP security personnel, even though the Coast Guard had previously given permission. Finally, however, there are oil spill video images being made public. And they tell a heartbreaking story of the effect of the oil spill on the wildlife of the Gulf Coast. These are the oil spill video images BP doesn’t want you to see.

Update June 5, 2010: We’ve added two more videos at BPOilNews.com. These videos contain oil spill pictures from Associated Press and CBS. Warning: these videos aren’t safe for small children.

Online video is taking no prisoners (updated)

I just drove past a Blockbuster Video store with a big “Closing” sign across the front. It reminded me of the time I was in San Francisco and I noticed the Virgin Records store in Union Square was going out of business.  Across the street was an Apple store with long lines of customers waiting patiently to plunk down their money. The irony wasn’t lost on me. Now, I believe that online video is to Blockbuster what Apple was to Virgin. [Read more…]

Chinese Drywall MDL Judge Announces Breakthrough Agreement

According to a Nov. 3, 2009 Reuters article, Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (KPT), one of the Chinese drywall manufacturers, has agreed to waive service of process through the Hague Convention, and will accept service of process of an Omnibus Class Action Complaint which is to be filed in the Chinese drywall MDL litigation on or before December 9, 2009.  In order for their clients to be included in the Omnibus Complaint, individual Chinese drywall attorneys must provide Arnold Levin (Plaintiffs’ lead counsel) evidence establishing that their clients homes contain the KPT brand of Chinese drywall.  The deadline for submitting this evidence is December 2, 2009.  Plaintiffs who are included in the Omnibus Complaint must also submit a fully completed and executed Plaintiff Profile Form to Russ Herman, Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel, by December 14, 2009.

Before the agreement, KPT had insisted on service of process complying with the Hague Convention, which requires the translation of legal documents into Chinese and imposes other hurdles for plaintiffs.  It is estimated that complying with the Hague Convention typically costs about $15,000 per plaintiff.

“This agreement is the equivalent of an invitation to all claimants, that were reluctant before, to get their claims on record without the hassle, delay or expense of service through the Hague,” said Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel for all Chinese drywall cases.

It should be emphasized to unrepresented individuals who have Chinese drywall claims that time is of the essence when it comes to participating in this agreement.  Individuals can’t expect to call lawyers on December 1, 2009 and say they want to be included in the Omnibus complaint. They need to hire a lawyer now, if they want to participate in this complaint, because any competent, busy lawyer will require a period of time to arrange for inspection of the client’s home, and the submission of evidence to Arnold Levin.  The article calls this a “breakthrough agreement,” but it’s only a breakthrough for those who act quickly enough to take advantage of it. [Read more…]

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