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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2014 – Zamansky LLC warns investors who hold Accumulator and Equi-Vest variable annuity contracts issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (“AXA Equitable”) that are invested in AXA Tactical Manager Strategy (“ATM”) managed funds. The warning is that investors who held these variable annuities invested in the ATM managed portfolios may have suffered lower investment returns since 2009. On March 17, 2014, AXA Equitable agreed to pay a $20 million to settle an investigation by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) which began in 2011. The DFS investigation concerned […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2014 – Zamansky LLC has filed several FINRA arbitrations on behalf of investors in the UBS Willow Fund LLC (“Willow Fund”) with tax losses. The arbitrations are against UBS Financial Services Inc. (“UBS”) which sold the Willow Fund to its brokerage customers. In 2013, the Willow Fund liquidated after investors suffered a 70% or more in losses. The Statements of Claim in these arbitrations allege that the Willow Fund materially deviated from its disclosed strategy of investing in distressed debt, and instead speculated in trading credit default swaps (CDS), including foreign sovereign […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating Gigamon, Inc. (NYSE: GIMO) for potential violations of the federal securities laws stemming from possible misrepresentations and omissions concerning the Gigamon’s reliance on certain customer contracts. On April 7, 2014, after the market closed, Gigamon announced that expected revenue for the first quarter ending March 29, 2014, would be $31 – $31.5 million, down from previous guidance offered on February 4, 2014 of $34 – $35 million. The 10% drop in revenue was attributed primarily to a contract that did not materialize from […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating financial advisor José “Pepe” Ramos of Popular Securities, the brokerage arm of Puerto Rico’s biggest bank, Banco Popular. The investigation concerns his handling of brokerage customers’ accounts and possible unauthorized and unsuitable trades. Zamansky LLC reports that a FINRA arbitration was filed by boxer Felix “Tito” Trinidad, one of Ramos’ customers, to recover losses of $63 million in investments in Puerto Rico government bonds. Trinidad alleges that José “Pepe” Ramos made risky investments without his consent or knowledge. Trinidad also filed a lawsuit […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the acquisition of Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) by AMETEK, Inc., whereby AMETEK will acquire all outstanding shares of Zygo common stock for the consideration of $19.25 per share in cash. The investigation concerns whether this offer significantly undervalues Zygo because of its strong cash position, having reported $90 million in cash or $5.00 per share. Effectively, in view of this cash, AMETEK will only be paying $14.25 per share for Zygo, which is below Zygo’s closing price of $14.68 on April 10, 2014. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2014 – The success or failure of a patent appeal often comes down to the persuasiveness of the applicant’s written argument. Further, appeals filed on or after January 23, 2012 are subject to recent rule changes. Los Angeles patent attorney Pejman Yedidsion explains how to draft a persuasive appeal brief that abides by the new rules. “The argument is the most important part of an appeal brief,” Yedidsion says. “The Appellant must convince the appeal board’s judges that the Examiner committed an error in rejecting the claims and explicitly identify the error […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2014 – This case may the first of its kind. The California Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for allegedly violating the unfair competition law. “This case stems from a personal information and security breach and delayed notification of this breach,” explains respected Sacramento business lawyer, Deborah Barron. The outcome of the case may have a significant impact on how and when companies that are governed by California’s breach notice law provide notice to those who are affected by such a breach. This is a similar situation […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the legal rights of General Motors’ (GM) car owners over its recent recalls due to safety concerns. Since February 2014, GM has announced the recall of over 2.6 million cars due to ignition switch defects. The defects have allegedly caused several deaths.   The cars involved are the following: 2005 – 2010 Cobalts 2006 – 2010 Pontiac Solstices 2007 – 2010 Pontiac G5s 2007 – 2010 Saturn Skys 2006 – 2011 Chevrolet HHRs 2003 – 2007 Saturn Ions According to news reports, GM’s […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2014 – The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of Nike, Inc., in a case concerning whether a covenant not to enforce a trademark can reliably moot a counterclaim of invalidity. But Simi Valley patent attorney Jim Dawson said the ruling affests more than trademarking. “This case almost certainly has ramifications for similar cases involving patents,” Dawson stated. Nike makes a line of athletic shoes called “Air Force 1.” In the summer of 2009, Nike filed suit against Already, LLC, claiming that their “Soulja Boy” and “Sugar” shoe lines infringed upon Nike’s […]


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Sioux City, IA (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2014 – The Law Offices of Crary, Huff, Ringgenberg, Hartnett & Storm, PC are pleased to announce that Jeremy Saint has been made a principal with the law firm. Jeremy has been with the firm since 2007 and practices primarily in, but is not limited to, the areas of real estate, business and corporate law. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Woodbury County Bar Association. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, where he graduated with high distinction. Jeremy received […]


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If you are an investor and wish to have the investment reviewed or discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you by calling (212) 742-1414. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating alleged price manipulation in the gold market via the London “Fix”, a widely-used price benchmark, and losses suffered by investors in gold funds, gold stocks and gold futures trading. The Fix is used to price gold in industrial contracts, and is embedded in gold derivatives such as futures, options and swap contracts. It is […]


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EVENT IN MAY WILL ATTRACT 1,200 ATTENDEES, 200 EXHIBITORS AND OFFER STELLAR EDUCATION, SPEAKERS AND ENTERTAINMENT Lincolnshire, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2014 – The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) will present its “2014 Annual Conference & Exposition, An Education & Networking Mosaic” May 19-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event promises to deliver top-shelf educational and networking opportunities to approximately 1,200 legal management professionals from more than a dozen countries. “ALA is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal […]


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If you are an investor and wish to have the investment reviewed or discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you by calling (212) 742-1414. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (“AXA Equitable”), the large insurance company, over its Accumulator and Equi-Vest variable annuity contracts invested in AXA Tactical Manager Strategy (“ATM”) managed sub-accounts. The investigation concerns whether investors who held these variable annuities invested in the ATM managed portfolios were damaged by reduced investment returns over the past several […]


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If you are an investor in the Colony Investments VIII Fund, and wish to have the investment reviewed or discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you by calling (212) 742-1414. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Colony Investments VIII LP (“Colony Investments VIII”) over alleged losses as high as 60%. Colony Investments VIII is a private fund that was launched in 2007 by Colony Capital LLC, which manages billions of dollars of investor money in approximately 16 funds. Colony Capital was founded in […]


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Participants are paid to review branding material and provide feedback on proposed designs. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2014 – When law firms rebrand, create new marketing literature or design a new website, they want to know what their target market thinks. Anyone who has hired a lawyer in the United States after 2004 can now receive compensation for participation in a Custom Legal Marketing focus group. To qualify, a focus group participant must have retained a lawyer within the last 10 years. Both the focus group member and the retained attorney must have been (and be) […]


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User-friendly website provides interactive resources for small to mid-sized law firms Lisle, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2014 – Protexure Lawyers, a competitive professional liability insurance program from AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd., today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website: www.protexurelawyers.com. The website will enable tech-savvy lawyers to get a complimentary insurance quote, manage their account, and renew their coverage with a short form application – online and at their convenience. Plus, they can access online tools, information and resources that will help them grow their business and navigate their insurance options. “We redesigned our website to create […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2014 – Inventors often struggle to decide whether to develop a prototype of their invention before filing a patent application. Inventors are not required to create a working prototype of their invention before filing a patent application. A local patent attorney says that no one solution is right for every inventor. “There are advantages and disadvantages to prototyping,” said Los Angeles intellectual property attorney Jim Dawson. “If the inventor intends to license their patent rights, a prototype can represent an unnecessary expense. Licensees often wish to implement changes to the original design […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2014 – Many patents cover inventions that are improvements over existing devices (as opposed to completely new devices). Novice inventors and others new to the field of intellectual property often wonder whether a small improvement to a patented invention may ever receive patent protection of its own. But as a local intellectual property attorney explained, so-called “improvement inventions” actually constitute the majority of patents issued. Wholly new inventions are a relative rarity. “Most patents, by far, cover improvements to existing technology,” said Los Angeles patent attorney Pejman Yedidsion. “Pioneering inventions are not […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2014 – Attorney Alex Hernandez Jr., normally practices on the plaintiff side of the bar but when a small business owner called him and told him she was being sued Hernandez stepped in and represented the small business owner on the defensive side. The small business owner had no insurance and was being sued for over six figures. Hernandez litigated the case for over a year and at the end it was his client who got the best end of the deal, they settled for pennies compared to what the small business […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2014 – Patent applications that describe more than one invention may face challenges in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Inventors generally pursue separate patents for separate inventions. But when the inventions and their claims are closely related, the inventor may instead pursue a single patent with a single application. As a local patent prosecution attorney explains, that strategy is not always permitted by the USPTO. “When a USPTO patent examiner determines that a patent application contains claims defining two or more distinct inventions, the office may issue a restriction […]


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