Musicians investing in terrorism insurance following Vegas attack



There’s been a high demand for terrorism insurance in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre — with artists from all music genres reportedly looking to invest in policies for their concerts.

“Now more than ever they are targets,” explained Steves Rodriguez, business manager for the all-girl pop group, Fifth Harmony.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter this week, he and other managers described how musicians were taking out terrorism insurance policies now — more than ever before — following the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Oct. 1.

“Not everybody believes it’s necessary,” said business manager Bill Tannenbaum, who specializes in representing touring artists.

“I’m pretty vocal about taking it with my clients, and luckily we had it with Ariana Grande.”

The “Into You” singer was forced to cancel multiple stops on her world tour back in May after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Manchester Arena where she was performing. Twenty-2 people were killed in the attack and hundreds more injured.

The incident, coupled with the Vegas massacre and similar terror strikes — such as the Bataclan nightclub in Paris during an Eagles of Death Metal concert — has ultimately prompted artists to buy the insurance policies, which up until now, have been viewed by many as being too expensive.

“It’s usually a battle with the artist to buy it,” said Dina LaPolt, lawyer for singers Britney Spears and Steven Tyler.

“If you get paid a million dollars, all of your tour costs come out of that million,” she said. “So every penny counts.”

While standard nonperformance insurance policies typically cost about 2 percent of the artist’s guarantee — and pay a claim of around 80 percent of appearance fees if a concert is canceled — a political violence and terrorism policy will usually run them an extra half-percent more, THR reports.

Once a musician purchases the PVT insurance, they will be able to obtain their claim in the event that an unexpected crisis arises, or if there’s even the threat of an attack.

“The way [policies had] been written previously is, the threat had to be related to the venue,” explained John Tomlinson, head of the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, Lockton Companies.

“We have expanded that language to include threats made to bandmembers.”

In addition, terrorism insurance policies may also cover a concert or show that is affected by an attack or threat that takes place around the same time or within a 50-mile radius of the venue.

“If it’s a big tour and you’re a high-profile artist and you gather tens of thousands of people per show, you have to have it,” LaPolt said.

“Orange Is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan, who recently took out a terror policy on her office building, added: “You’re always going to do something that someone doesn’t like…And you don’t know how crazy that someone is going to be.”




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Troy council members angered by insurance for ex-cop



TROY – City Council members said they were disgusted by a clause in the new contract between the city and its largest police union that gives lifetime health insurance to a disgraced former police officer.

“It’s been 2 years since we were elected. We’re still cleaning up the mess of the last administration,” said Councilman Mark McGrath, a Republican.


The agreement reached by Democratic Mayor Patrick Madden’s administration and the Troy Police Benevolent Association grants the health insurance coverage to former Officer Brian Gross, who retired as part of a 2015 plea deal when he pleaded guilty to tipping off drug dealers about a pending State Police drug raid.

By retiring, Gross was eligible for health insurance coverage provided by the city under an agreement reached in June 2014 by former Mayor Lou Rosamilia, a Democrat, and the PBA.  This agreement was not presented to the City Council for approval until December 2015 when it rejected the agreement. This led to a pending arbitration.  Office Nick Laviano said Gross met the conditions set out in the agreement by having at least 10 years of service.  The new contract settles the arbitration and requires an officer to have at least 12 years of service with the Troy police to obtain health insurance coverage in retirement.

Gross pleaded guilty in June 2015 to divulging evidence secured by eavesdropping to its intended target and official misconduct, both misdemeanors. He agreed to leave his job and never work as a police officer again. He was sentenced in September to 3 years of probation, 100 hours of community service, $5,500 in restitution and a $1,000 fine.

McGrath said he was opposed to the agreement on Gross, but would reluctantly vote for the new contract. “I agree with you. I don’t like it,” Councilman Robert Doherty said.

The City Council voted 8-0 with Council President Carmella Mantello abstaining at its Finance Committee meeting Wednesday night to give tentative approval to the new contract which runs from Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2017. The PBA membership overwhelmingly approved the new contract. The City Council is expected to give its final approval at its November meeting.

The contract will give all officers in the first 5 steps 2.01 percent raises. 

Officers in step 6 will receive a 13.85 percent pay or $8,188 raise to $67,288 and sergeants will receive an 11.3 percent raise or $7,887 to $77,288.  The raises are expected to make the police department more competitive in pay with other Capital Region police agencies.  Officers who retired during the past 5 years will receive $1,000 for each year they’ve been retired. 

“It stops the hemorrhaging of officers to other departments,” Laviano said. 

Madden told the council that the raises will make Troy more competitive in retaining and attracting police officers.

The contract also allows the city to pay PBA members every 2 weeks; increases co-payments for prescriptions, emergency room use, office visits and outpatient surgery; limits new officers to 18 days of sick pay during the first 18 months of service; sets up detective weekend on-call pay at $400; allows the city to install a time clock system; and calls for negotiating a policy to deal with sick leave abuse.





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Chamber adds insurance for members



VALDOSTA — The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce officially launched its new insurance program, Chamber Spectrum, this week.

Chamber Spectrum is a group insurance plan for chamber members through Taylor Insurance. The plan aims to lower insurance costs for small businesses by 20 percent.

The chamber is partnering with Taylor Insurance as a way to solve the long-standing problem for employers of giving employees affordable and quality health insurance, Chamber President Myrna Ballard said.

The launch hosted a dozen interested chamber members, a presentation by Trey Taylor, CEO of Taylor Insurance, and several representatives from Taylor Insurance for chamber members to meet.

While the plan aims to lower immediate costs for businesses, it is looking to lower the costs for employees as well.

“Last year … the average worker in the state of Georgia received a 1.3 percent pay raise,” Taylor said. “Unfortunately, the premiums went up, the deductibles went up, the co-pay went up and the maximum out of pocket … went up as well. What happened to the raise? It all went back to the health insurance carrier.”

Lower costs for businesses also means businesses have more money to invest in growth and expansion.

Job growth is a driving factor in the local economy but the rising cost of health care is preventing employers from hiring new employees, Taylor said.

“Health insurance affordability is (one of ) the top … barriers for employers when looking to hire new employees,” he said.

For proof of concept, Taylor Insurance has more than a dozen clients actively working through the underwriting process, Taylor said. The companies are looking at a savings of $1,500 – $1,600 per employee. Though, there was an outlier that is looking to save about $450,000 a year through the plan.

“They can’t believe it,” Taylor said. “And neither can we, so we have to make sure we can deliver on it.”

After Taylor’s presentation, several chamber members asked questions about the plan including how the plan would cover businesses with hourly employees and companies with higher turnover rates.

“In our area of the country, it’s not a 9-to-5 economy,” Taylor said in response to the questions. “And so, we need a plan that is flexible to address those needs of people in more temporary situations … and also hourly, high turnover situation as well.”

While the plan is for chamber members only, the chamber website has a cost calculator that allows employers to calculate what the plan would cost against current plans.

For chamber members interested in the plan, contact the chamber to set up a consultation.

For more information about Chamber Spectrum, how to get a consultation or the cost calculator, visit http://www.valdostachamber.com/chamber-spectrum-benefits.html.

Jason Smith is a reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times. He can be contacted at 229-244-3400 ext.1256.




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Good luck picking the "best" insurance product



The question I get asked more than any other is: “Which insurer offers the best products?” However, this question is just as silly as: “Which mutual fund company offers the best mutual funds?”

In fact, while there’;s no general agreement about which mutual fund company offers the best funds for all clients and all situations, it’;s even sillier to think that one life insurance company could offer the best products for all clients in all situations, for the following reasons.

There are thousands of mutual funds, and yet no mutual fund company offers the highest-rated funds for all clients in all situations. Some offer highly rated equity funds. Others offer funds highly rated for their fixed-income performance.

Others are highly rated for their international, or small-cap, or high-yield-bond fund performances. Some are no-load funds while others charge a commission. Some are passive, while others are highly rated for their active management.

Even with all these variables, life insurers offer many more products, each with upwards of 10,000 pricing combinations and permutations.

For those who find that hard to believe, let’;s do the math. Life insurance products have a different price for every age, often ranging from 20 to 85.

That’;s 65 different prices right there, times 2 for gender, times 3 to 5 for the different health-risk classifications, times 2 to 3 more for smoker, non-smoker, or never-smoke rates, times 4 to 6 for volume break points on larger face amounts, times at least 3 different prices for single-pay, abbreviated-pay, and level-lifetime pay premium payment plans, times 4 or more different prices for the different levels of commission discounts.

Altogether, that’;s well over 10,000 prices for each and every product.

And unlike many mutual funds that remain similar in their form and fees over time, life insurance products work more like closed-end mutual funds. Primary insurers typically co-insure part of each death benefit with reinsurers but only for a certain aggregate amount of insurance. When that aggregate amount of insurance is placed, that product is no longer available.

So the primary insurer negotiates a new reinsurance treaty and introduces a new product, with another 10,000 new pricing combinations and permutations.

(More: It’;s time for the insurance industry to ditch illustration comparisons.)

With such an understanding of life insurance product pricing, it’;s easy to see how pricing combinations and permutations for all products from all insurers is well into the millions of different prices.

And while costs are certainly not the only consideration in the selection or recommendation of any product, knowing the costs charged inside life insurance products is particularly important because they can vary by as much as 80% from competitive prices versus excessive charging, and are too often overlooked or hidden by hypothetical illustration comparisons now considered “misleading,” “fundamentally inappropriate” and unreliable by financial, insurance, and banking industry authorities.

Qualitative considerations

In addition to cost considerations, the prudent selection or retention of any life insurance product also involves qualitative considerations like the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the insurer, the stability of the insurers’; pricing representations, access to or restrictions on policy account values, and actual historical performance of the invested assets underlying policy cash values.

Altogether, the answer to the question of which insurer offers the best product for a given client depends on many more costs and quality considerations than the answer to the same question for mutual funds.

And if there is no general agreement about which mutual fund company offers the best mutual funds for all clients and all situations from a market of just thousands of alternatives, then thinking that one life insurance company can offer the best life insurance products for all clients in all situations given a market with millions of different prices and many more qualitative considerations simply defies reason.

Moreover, with so many more different prices and so many more qualitative considerations, it’;s at least implausible and more likely impossible that any agent or broker can know which insurers offer the best products for a given client or prospect.

Instead, the only way to know which product is right for which client is to a) search for products that offer the financial strength and claim-paying ability, the pricing stability, the liquidity and the historical performance that meet client circumstances, goals and objectives, and b) measure internal policy charges against the universe of peer-group alternatives.

Such an approach is also a terrific way to develop new business by building trust with clients and prospects using the information essential to the prudent selection and proper management of life insurance as an asset, while eliminating competition against those still using “misleading,” “fundamentally inappropriate” and unreliable illustration comparisons.

Barry D. Flagg is the founder of Veralytic Inc., an online publisher of life insurance pricing and performance research, and product suitability ratings. Follow him on Twitter @BarryDFlagg.





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Down payment insurance cuts your risk if your home value drops



What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take.

Rate news summary

From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate averaged 3.88 percent, 3 basis points better than last week’s 3.91 percent. The 15-year fixed averaged 3.19 percent, 2 basis points better than last week’s 3.21 percent.

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 3.6 percent increase in loan application volume from the previous week.

Bottom line: Assuming a borrower gets the average 30-year fixed rate on a conforming $424,100 loan, last year’s rate of 3.52 percent and payment of $1,909 was $86 less than this week’s payment of $1,995.

What I see: Locally, well qualified borrowers can get the following fixed-rate mortgages at zero points: A 15-year at 3.125 percent, a 30-year at 3.75 percent, a 15-year agency high-balance ($424,100 to $636,150) at 3.25 percent, a 30-year agency high-balance at 4.0 percent, a 15-year jumbo (over $636,150) at 3.875 percent and a 30-year jumbo at 4.125 percent.

What I think: Just back from the annual National Association of Mortgage Brokers convention in Las Vegas, and I found a treasure trove of new home-financing tools that are must shares.

The most novel idea I’ve come across in recent memory is a sure prescription to calm the nerves of every would-be homebuyer worried about buying at the top of the market. Nobody wants to lose his or her hard-earned down payment when home prices eventually decline. After all, we are now in our sixth year of expanding home prices.

Down payment insurance will cover down payments of up to 20 percent or up to $200,000 if you sell within the first 6 years of your purchase and suffer a loss due to lower property values.

This is for owner-occupied, single units and condos only. Second homes, investment properties and 2 to 4 units are not eligible.

For example: Let’s say you paid $500,000 for a home, putting $50,000 down and taking out a $450,000 mortgage.

4 years from now you have to sell because your income has dropped due to a slowing economy. Your home sells for $460,000, meaning you’ve lost $40,000 of your original down payment. Down payment insurance would cover that amount, and you are made whole.

The insurance adds anywhere from 0.125 percent to 0.625 percent to your mortgage rate, depending on the dollar amount of your down payment.

The insurance premium workaround (higher interest rate) would be to keep this loan for 6 months and do a no-cost refinance to knock your rate back down. The coverage stands for the 6 years even if you refinance.

No claims are allowed for the first 24 months of ownership. Insurance will pay on short sales but not on foreclosures.

A federal home price index is also considered to protect against fraudsters. And, unlike mortgage insurance and mortgage unemployment insurance where the check goes to the lender, you get paid directly by the insurance company.

Do you remember the old NIVA loan? That’s no income, verified assets. With as little as 25 percent down and a 680 middle credit score, you can purchase an investment property. No cash reserves needed. Holy Toledo!

Or, how about a reverse mortgage that goes up to $3 million. You’ll need about a $6 million property value in that case. Federal Housing Administration reverse loans only go to $636,150.

As I was walking through the tradeshow floor, the most profound pitch was “just ask,” meaning that these non-prime lenders will go back to their private equity firms and hedge funds to see if they will bite on the onslaught of out-of-the-box borrower scenarios that mortgage brokers receive daily from consumers and Realtors.

At its low during the Great Recession, mortgage brokers arranged about 6 percent of home loans nationally. Today, it’s about 15 percent, according to Fred Kreger, NAMB President.

Jeff Lazerson can be reached at (949) 334-2424 or jlazerson@mortgagegrader.com His website is at www.mortgagegrader.com.




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Do you need flood insurance in Dallas? Our guide to help you decide




Wait, I have homeowners insurance. Am I covered?

No, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t covering flooding. If your home lies in a 100-year flood plain — and you have a mortgage from a federally backed lender — you’re required to have flood insurance, typically through the National Flood Insurance Program.

In North Texas, only 1 percent of homes have flood insurance.

What does flood insurance actually do, and how much does it cost?

Flood insurance covers up to $250,000 for the home itself and up to $100,000 for personal belongings. You can get excess coverage from private insurers.

Flood insurance costs an average of $618 a year in Texas, according to FEMA. Depending on where your home is, the costs can vary considerably, from about $200 to $1,500 a year.

What do my neighbors say?

Here’s a look at 3 homeowners in East Dallas:

Lisa Rainey, Old Lake Highlands

Rainey lives in a landlocked neighborhood, far from a hurricane’s path. But after seeing Harvey’s brutal toll on Houston, she wonders if it’s time to buy flood insurance.

“You look at those people that lost everything, including their house,” she said. “If they don’t have flood insurance, I don’t know what they’re going to do.”

Kylie Kagen, Eas2od

Kagen owns a home in the hundred-year flood plain, a few houses down from a creek that feeds into White Rock Lake and a cluster of homes that have repeatedly flooded, according to a Dallas city report.

The initial quote — about $150 a month — gave Kagen and her fiance a case of sticker shock. They were able to get a lower rate — the same rate the prior owner paid — when they showed the insurance company a copy of the prior owner’s policy, Kagen said.

She appreciates the peace of mind. Still, she said, “I’m way more nervous that a tornado’s going to do something than any flooding.”

Bill Dunklau, Forest Hills

Dunklau and his wife, Brenda, have lived in Forest Hills for almost 4 decades. Earlier maps put their home in the 100-year flood plain but now they’re outside it, though a swath of their backyard falls in the 500-year flood plain.

The Dunklaus have decided to skip flood insurance and save the money.

“The odds of it raining 40 inches in a day or 2 here, there’s no meteorological reason for it to happen,” Bill Dunklau said. “It took that hurricane to bring it to Houston, and there’s no way hurricanes get up here.”




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What is coinsurance? And other health insurance mysteries explained




Health insurance. You know you need it, but navigating through the terms and coverage explanations can be ridiculously confusing.

But if you don’;t understand how your plan works, it could really cost you.

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Current law allows younger people to stay on their parent’;s plan until they turn 26. And that leaves a lot of them scratching their heads while reviewing their health care options after blowing out their 26 birthday candles.

Many Americans get health insurance through their employer. If not, they can find individual plans via government exchanges, through a broker or directly from an insurance company.

Related: How to not get ripped off at the doctor’;s office

Here’;s your cheat sheet to some common terms you might run into when comparing plans during open enrollment:

Claim: This is the bill your doctor submits to your health insurance provider for any care you receive. If you paid for service out-of-pocket, you can also submit your own claim to your insurer directly to try and get reimbursed.

Premium: This is the amount you pay every month to maintain your health insurance plan. Even if you never end up needing health care services, you still have to pay your monthly premium to your health insurance company to stay covered.

Deductible: Your insurance company usually doesn’;t start covering your health care bills right away. You’;ll probably have to pay a set amount first. That’;s called your deductible. It’;s how much your plan requires you to shell out for your health care before your insurance starts to cover your bills. Usually, the cheaper the plan, the higher the deductible.

High-deductible health plans: Under these plans, you’;re expected to pay more of your health care bills, but your monthly payments for coverage will be cheaper. It can be a good option for a young, healthy person who doesn’;t expect to go to the doctor much. These plans allow you to stash away money into a tax-advantaged account called a Health Savings Account (HSA) that can be used to cover deductibles and other medical expenses.

Related: Health care will cost you $260,000 in retirement

Copayment: A set fee you pay when visiting a doctor after you’;ve met your deductible. You might have different copayments for doctor visits, hospital stays and other types of care.

Coinsurance: Some insurance plans expect you to pay a percentage of the bill even after you’;ve met your deductible. For example, you could be on the hook for 20% or 30% of the bill while the insurer handles the rest.

In-ne2rk provider: A medical professional who is part of your health insurance coverage and has pre-determined agreements with your insurer on what to charge for certain services and visits. Staying in ne2rk means your insurance will cover more of the costs and your bills will be much cheaper.

Out-of-ne2rk provider: A medical provider who does not have a contract with your health insurer, and will likely be more expensive to receive care from. You can end up being responsible for most, if not all of the bill if you go to an out-of-ne2rk doctor.

Out-of-pocket maximum: While deductibles and coinsurance could mean you end up paying a lot of money for health care, the good news is there is a limit to what you’;ll be responsible for paying. If you end up with a lot of medical bills one year and reach your plan’;s cap, the insurance company will cover 100% of your medical services for the rest of the year.

Explanation of Benefits: While it may look like a bill, it isn’;t. An EOB is just an overview of what (and how much) your doctor billed to your insurance company and what the insurer has agreed to cover. It can also include an estimate of how much you might be expected to pay, but the medical provider will send a bill separately.

CNNMoney (New York) First published October 19, 2017: 10:13 AM ET




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Be careful the rape allegation bandwagon


Be careful the rape allegation bandwagon
simply by Michelle Malkin
Makers Syndicate
Copyright 2017

“#MeToo” could be the social media meme of the minute. In a 24-hour period, the particular phrase had been tweeted almost a fifty percent million instances and submitted on Fb 12 mil times. Spearheaded by celebrity Alyssa Milano in the wake up of Hollyweird’s Harvey Weinstein sexual nuisance scandal, females have inundated social media using their own long-buried accounts to be pestered, groped or attacked by rapacious male potential predators in the workplace.

Depend me out there.

It’s something to break lower cultural stigmas constructively, however the #MeToo motion is collectivist virtue signaling of a extremely perilous type. The Nyc Times heralded the trend with several articles “to show exactly how commonplace intimate assault plus harassment are usually. ”

The Wa Post acknowledged #MeToo along with making “the scale associated with sexual mistreatment go virus-like. ” Plus actress Emily Ratajkowski announced at a Jessica Claire magazine’s women’s meeting on Mon:

“The most significant response to #metoo is ‘I believe a person. ‘”

Number I do not really believe all women who is at this point standing up in order to “share the girl story” or even “tell the girl truth. ” I are obligated to repay no window blind allegiance to the other female simply because all of us share exactly the same pronoun. Statements are not facts until these are established since facts plus corroborated along with evidence. Time, context, reasons and way all issue.

Because I actually reserve the best to veterinarian the statements of person sexual attack complainants rather than championing all of them knee-jerk plus wholesale because “victims, ” I’ve already been scolded because insensitive plus inhumane.

“TIMING DOES NOT MATTER, ” a Tweets user called Meg Yarbrough fumed. “What matters is exactly what is best for EVERY INDIVIDUAL victim. You ought to be ashamed of your self. ”

CNN anchor Mike Tapper well informed me, “People coming ahead should be congratulated. ”

Yet applauding individuals for “coming forward” is not really a journalistic tenet. It is an advocacy tenet. Tapper responded which he was conveying the belief as a “human being less a reporter. ” Final time I actually checked, people have minds. The Weinstein scandal is just not an excuse to show them away from and forswear a basic obligation to measure the credibility associated with accusers. It is an indisputable fact that not every accusers’ promises are identical.

Some variety of harrowing activities described simply by Weinstein’s accusers and the #MeToo hashtag active supporters and workers no doubt happened. But encounter and technological literature display us that the significant part of these accusations will turn into half-truths, exaggerations or overall fabrications. That is not victim-blaming. It’s reality-checking.

It is irresponsible for information outlets in order to extrapolate just how “commonplace” sex-related abuse is founded on hashtag styles spread simply by celebrities, unknown claimants plus bots. The particular role from the press ought to be verification, not really validation. Rather than interviewing activist actresses, reporters should be meeting with bona fide specialists.

Brent Turvey, a forensic scientist plus criminal fallanalytiker who mind the Forensic Criminology Company, is writer or co-author of sixteen criminal proper rights books, which includes textbooks upon rape analysis, crime renovation, behavioral proof analysis plus forensic victimology.

Turvey’s most recent guide, written along with retired NYPD special sufferer squad private investigator John Savino and Mexico-based forensic psychiatrist Aurelio Coronado Mares, can be “False Accusations: Investigative plus Forensic Problems in Deceptive Reports associated with Crime. ”

Based on their own review of years of medical literature, Turvey and his co-workers explode the particular “2 % myth” peddled by political figures, victims’ recommends and media “claiming that this nationwide fake report rape for rape and intimate assault will be nonexistent. ” In fact , the particular statistic has been traced for an unverified quotation in a 1975 book simply by feminist writer Susan Brownmiller.

“This body is not only incorrect, ” Turvey and his co-authors conclude, “but also it does not have any basis the truth is. ”

Released research has noted false rape and intimate assault prices ranging from almost 8 percent in order to 41 %. Savino records that in the NYPD’s New york Special Target Squad, “our false review rate is at the dual digits throughout all of the years. Occasionally, it was up to 40 %. ” Turvey, Savino, plus Mares explain to learners that in line with the evidence — as opposed to Fb trends:

“False reviews happen; they may be recurrent; plus there are laws and regulations in place to cope with them if they do. These are, for insufficient a better phrase, common. ”

They may be common since people lay for all types of reasons — from the requirement for attention to the particular lure associated with profit, away from anger or even revenge, in order to conceal offences or illicit activity, or even because of habits or psychological health issues. As opposed to activists or even advocates “steeped in prejudice, denial or even self-interest, ” Turvey great colleagues instruct criminal researchers and college students that accurate professionals “do not look for confirmation associated with beliefs or even ideas: they will seek removal of fake theories. Every reports associated with crime should be investigated. Or else, they are simply unconfirmed accusations that the unaware or sluggish may pass on as reality. ”

Rape is a destructive crime. The next lying about this. Ignorant promoters and very lazy journalists could be as dangerous since derelict investigators and prosecutors driven simply by political daily activities instead of specifics.

When #MeToo bandwagons type in the midst of the panic, blameless people obtain run over.

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Satisfy Evans attorney, Ogungbeje, reputed for ‘unpopular cases’

Lagos – Just whenever Nigerians believed no attorney will walk out to defend well known billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a. nited kingdom. a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje provides proven very.

Ogungbeje who else heads Lawflex Chambers and it is the Leader of Tone of voice Vanguard, walked out Wed.



Tone of voice Olukoya Ogungbeje

This individual grabbed the particular headlines when he filed a significant rights fit on behalf of Evans, by pulling the Inspector General associated with Police, plus 3 other people before analysis High Courtroom in Lagos over Evans alleged unlawful detention.

Joined up with as participants are the Nigeria Police Force, Office of Law enforcement Lagos Condition, and the Unique Anti-Robbery Team, Lagos Condition Police Order.

In his basic rights the particular confessed kidnapper is searching for a courtroom order leading the participants to instantly charge your pet to courtroom if there is any kind of case towards him.
He is within the alternative, looking for an purchase, compelling the particular respondents in order to immediately discharge him unconditionally in the lack of any offence warranting the charged.

Within the suit noticeable, FHC/L/CS/1012/2017, Evans is fighting that their continued detention by the participants since 06 10, with no charge, or even release upon bail is definitely an infringement in the fundamental legal rights.

He contended that the participants ought to possess charged your pet to courtroom in accordance with the particular provisions associated with Sections thirty-5 and thirty 6 of the Cosmetic.

It was more argued how the alleged offence committed from the applicant (Evans) are correspondingly intertwined using the constitutional safe guards as offered under Areas 35 plus 36 from the Constitution.

Inside a 27-paragraph affidavit in support of the particular motion deposed to simply by Evan’s dad, Stephen Onwuamadike, it was averred that the candidate has been put through media test without any court’s order from the respondents.

Onwuamadike further averred that the press trial plus news orchestrated by the participants have continuing to generate responses in both print out and digital media with out his kid being provided fair listening to before the court associated with law.

The particular deponent furthermore averred that will since their son’s criminal arrest, all their family members have already been denied entry to him whilst media professionals have been given unfettered entry to him.

The newest suit is not assigned to the judge with no date continues to be fixed for that hearing.

Evans lawyer, who have identified themself on Fb as Tone of voice Olukoya Ogungbeje had been involved with controversial situations in recent times.

Within April, this individual filed the suit requesting the Federal government High Courtroom to stay process on the injury of dollar 43, 449, 947 (about N13billion), N23, 218, 1000 and £27, 800 (about N10. 6 million) present in a flat within Ikoyi, Lagos.

He furthermore sought a good order leading the Financial and Monetary Crimes Commission rate (EFCC) in order to furnish the particular court having a report from the preliminary or even final analysis on the supply of the money, the owner, and exactly how the foreign currencies got into house.

Ogungbeje, within a motion upon notice requested the courtroom not to purchase a permanent injury of the cash since there are statements and table claims regarding its possession by the Streams State government as well as the National Cleverness Agency (NIA)and since the Government had setup the Osinbajo panel to get the truth in regards to the ownership from the money.

“This honourable courtroom has the natural jurisdiction below Section 6 (6)(b) from the Constitution in order to order plus direct comprehensive investigation at the sources of the particular monies, their particular owners, the particular owners from the Osborne Systems where the funds were discovered and how they will got into house.

The case failed to get anyplace as the cash was later on permanently given up to the Government.

Ogungbeje furthermore once submitted a fit in Lagos in 2014 asking for the particular reinstatement associated with Murtala Nyako as chief excutive of Adamawa state. It was after Nyako was impeached by the condition assembly within July from the same 12 months and the loudspeaker of the condition assembly got taken over.

Once again, the case strike the stones.

Ogungbeje stated the Assembly’s alleged failing to provide Nyako individually with the impeachment notice broken his basic right to reasonable hearing since enshrined below Section thirty 6 of the 99 Constitution.

Following the court noticed arguments through parties plus judgment time fixed, Fintiri, through their lawyer, Key Wole Olanipekun (SAN) advised the assess not to provide the decision.

The former Nigerian Bar Organization (NBA) leader prayed the particular court to put aside all of the proceedings executed in the fit so far due to the fact his customers were not offered with the fit in accordance with legislation.

According to your pet, the courtroom should hit out the whole action because the due procedure for law had not been followed.

Olanipekun, who was furthermore representing Mammadi and the Home of Set up, argued the originating procedures were not correctly served in the clients.

Satisfy Evans attorney, Ogungbeje, reputed for ‘unpopular cases’

Lagos – Just whenever Nigerians believed no attorney will walk out to defend well known billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a. nited kingdom. a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje provides proven very.

Ogungbeje whom heads Lawflex Chambers and it is the Chief of Tone of voice Vanguard, walked out Wed.



Tone of voice Olukoya Ogungbeje

This individual grabbed the particular headlines when he filed a significant rights match on behalf of Evans, by pulling the Inspector General associated with Police, plus 3 other people before analysis High Courtroom in Lagos over Evans alleged unlawful detention.

Became a member of as participants are the Nigeria Police Force, Office of Law enforcement Lagos Condition, and the Specific Anti-Robbery Team, Lagos Condition Police Order.

In his basic rights the particular confessed kidnapper is searching for a courtroom order leading the participants to instantly charge your pet to courtroom if there is any kind of case towards him.
He is within the alternative, looking for an purchase, compelling the particular respondents in order to immediately launch him unconditionally in the lack of any offence warranting the charged.

Within the suit notable, FHC/L/CS/1012/2017, Evans is fighting that their continued detention by the participants since 06 10, with no charge, or even release upon bail is definitely an infringement in the fundamental legal rights.

He contended that the participants ought to possess charged your pet to courtroom in accordance with the particular provisions associated with Sections thirty-5 and thirty 6 of the Cosmetic.

It was more argued that this alleged offence committed with the applicant (Evans) are correspondingly intertwined with all the constitutional safe guards as supplied under Areas 35 plus 36 from the Constitution.

Within a 27-paragraph affidavit in support of the particular motion deposed to simply by Evan’s dad, Stephen Onwuamadike, it was averred that the candidate has been put through media demo without any court’s order from the respondents.

Onwuamadike further averred that the press trial plus news orchestrated by the participants have continuing to generate responses in both printing and digital media with no his boy being provided fair listening to before the court associated with law.

The particular deponent furthermore averred that will since their son’s criminal arrest, all their family members are already denied entry to him whilst media professionals have been given unfettered entry to him.

The brand new suit is not assigned to the judge with no date continues to be fixed for your hearing.

Evans lawyer, who else identified themself on Fb as Tone of voice Olukoya Ogungbeje had been associated with controversial situations in recent times.

Within April, he or she filed the suit requesting the Federal government High Courtroom to stay process on the injury of dollar 43, 449, 947 (about N13billion), N23, 218, 500 and £27, 800 (about N10. 6 million) present in a flat within Ikoyi, Lagos.

He furthermore sought a good order leading the Financial and Monetary Crimes Percentage (EFCC) in order to furnish the particular court having a report from the preliminary or even final analysis on the supply of the money, the owner, and exactly how the foreign currencies got into home.

Ogungbeje, within a motion upon notice questioned the courtroom not to purchase a permanent injury of the cash since there are statements and countertop claims regarding its possession by the Streams State government as well as the National Cleverness Agency (NIA)and since the Government had setup the Osinbajo panel to get the truth in regards to the ownership from the money.

“This honourable courtroom has the natural jurisdiction below Section 6 (6)(b) from the Constitution in order to order plus direct comprehensive investigation in the sources of the particular monies, their own owners, the particular owners from the Osborne Systems where the funds were discovered and how these people got into home.

The case failed to get anyplace as the cash was afterwards permanently given up to the Government.

Ogungbeje furthermore once submitted a match in Lagos in 2014 asking for the particular reinstatement associated with Murtala Nyako as chief excutive of Adamawa state. It was after Nyako was impeached by the condition assembly within July from the same calendar year and the loudspeaker of the condition assembly experienced taken over.

Once again, the case strike the stones.

Ogungbeje stated the Assembly’s alleged failing to assist Nyako individually with the impeachment notice broken his essential right to reasonable hearing because enshrined below Section thirty 6 of the 99 Constitution.

Following the court noticed arguments through parties plus judgment time fixed, Fintiri, through their lawyer, Key Wole Olanipekun (SAN) advised the determine not to provide the judgement.

The former Nigerian Bar Organization (NBA) chief executive prayed the particular court to put aside all of the proceedings performed in the fit so far since his customers were not offered with the fit in accordance with legislation.

According to your pet, the courtroom should hit out the whole action because the due procedure for law had not been followed.

Olanipekun, who was furthermore representing Mammadi and the Home of Set up, argued that this originating procedures were not correctly served in the clients.