Jury Awards $34.5 Million Dollars to a Pedestrian Crushed by a Semi-Truck

BANAFSHEH DANESH & JAVID, P.C. (BD&J) announces a $34.5 million dollar verdict against Landstar Ranger, Inc., in a semi-truck crash that resulted in a lower leg amputation when a big rig crushed a pedestrian's left leg.

Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

A Los Angeles bicyclist who lost his left leg below the knee was awarded $34,555,220 after a big rig struck him and crushed his left leg. The Plaintiff, Alan Casillas, was represented at trial by Brian Panish, Thomas Schultz, Erika Contreras and Deborah Chang of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and Sean Banafsheh, Kevin Danesh, and Raphael Javid, of Banafsheh Danesh and Javid, P.C. (BD&J).

Casillas, then 19 years old, and now 21, was riding his bicycle to a friend’s house to play the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” on the morning of December 7, 2012. According to court documents, a big rig being driven on behalf of Landstar Ranger by Francisco Azurdia went over part of the sidewalk during a right turn from Tweedy Boulevard to Alameda Street, striking Mr. Casillas and crushing his left leg. The rear wheels of the trailer ran over Mr. Casillas' left leg, causing him severe injuries which resulted in a lower leg amputation.

Landstar waited until the start of trial to admit fault for the incident, initially arguing that Mr. Casillas, a pedestrian, was partially responsible for being hit while on the sidewalk because he should have avoided the semi-truck trailer that was coming at him. According to court documents, Landstar challenged the extent of Mr. Casillas' damages, telling the jury during closing arguments that Mr. Casillas should be awarded between approximately $5,000,000 and $7,000,000. The jury disagreed with Landstar when they awarded Mr. Casillas $27,875,000 for past and future pain and suffering, $5,941,581 for past and future medical expenses, and $738,639 for past and future loss of earnings.

"When the Landstar Ranger smashed Mr. Casillas' left leg they crushed his dreams and rather than accept responsibility for their negligence, they chose to blame a young 19 year old pedestrian on a Los Angeles sidewalk. This jury properly awarded Mr. Casillas" said attorney, Sean Banafsheh. Attorney Raphael Javid added, "Our client deserved every penny of verdict. Mr. Casillas is a very sympathetic young man who will have to live with the most severe injury for the remainder of his life which will only get worse over time."

Defendants were represented at trial by James Yukevich of Yukevich Cavanaugh.

Banafsheh Danesh & Javid (BD&J) is a plaintiff's personal injury law firm that is committed to helping victims of accidents. For more than 30 years combined, BD&J lawyers have successfully represented the rights and interests of individuals who have injuries as the result of the negligence of others. BD&J prides themselves on their unmatched record of success in injury cases.

Alan Casillas v. Landstar Ranger, Inc.; Francisco Azurdia. Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. Case No. BC 500485. Hon. Elizabeth Allen White, Dept. 48.


Sean Banafsheh

Kevin Danesh

Raphael Javid







Source: Banafsheh Danesh & Javid, P.C.


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This Year’s Annual Spelling Bee at Everest Academy Showcases Students Grace, Composure, & Spelling Acumen

Everest Academy students participated in the schools annual spelling bee that begins with in-class competitions and climaxes into an exciting Grade Level competition.

(PRWEB) January 31, 2015

Everest Academy in Lemont recently held their Annual Spelling Bee competition. This was one of many exciting opportunities that Everest Academy provides for their student body to develop, practice and present oral presentation skills, exercise intellect on their feet, and to handle outcomes with grace, composure, and good sportsmanship.

The kindergarten competition was held as an in-class competition. The competition in grades 1st through 5th kicked off at the preliminary level in the individual classrooms with the semi -finalists going on to compete at the school finals. The middle school students, in grades 6th through 8th, sent their grade level semi-finalists on to compete against one another in the middle school category. The final matches were held in the Everest Academy gymnasium in front of a supportive crowd of parents, grandparents, and other friendly supporters.

The Spelling Bee is an opportunity for the Everest Academy students to set goals to perform and improve upon their performance year to year. For some students the goal may be to handle the nerves being in front of the crowd, for other students it may be making it to the semi-finals or spelling more words correctly than they did the year before, and still for other students it may be winning and placing in the top three of their grade level. The personal goals of the students help them to appreciate the hard work that they do in their studies working over the years with phonics, vocabulary and, of course, the correct spelling of words.

An Everest advantage brought to life by the Annual Spelling Bee Competition is the fact that students learn to win humbly and lose graciously. “Not everyone gets a ribbon for attendance or participation. Students have the experience of friends competing and there being one winner. This gives us the opportunity to help the student direct the feelings and emotions in a loving, kind, Christ-like way, said Katherine Wollenberg, Admissions Coordinator at Everest Academy. “In any spelling bee there is the process and the luck of the draw in that a student may be stumped by a very difficult word that they are given to spell, but then know the next fifteen words. This creates a learning opportunity and practice for building strong character which is a corner stone of an Everest Academy education,” Ms. Wollenberg continued to explain.

Everest Academy is an independent Roman Catholic school in Lemont educating children from preschool through eighth grade. The teachers and staff are dedicated to forming the whole child by providing the highest level of academics, by building strong character, and by preparing generous leaders ready to serve the community. If you would like to learn more about Everest Academy’s unique approach to education please contact Katherine Wollenberg at 630-243-1995 or visit http://www.everestadvantage.org.

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Channel a little summer sunshine this winter with the new Jessica Robertson Collection from Dr. Sun Rx

Southern charm is finding an all new way to make the world a little sweeter thanks to the newest celebrity partnership to hit the market

(PRWEB) January 31, 2015

The creators of Podz and Dr. Sun Rx have teamed up with Duck Dynasty’s own Jessica Robertson to launch a series of nourishing beauty products that will help her get the luminous looks she’s always dreamed of.

American Love is a luscious daily moisturizer that works hard to calm and pamper skin overnight. They’ve imbued it with soothing aloe and an intense helping of Vitamin D to help support healthy collagen production and reduce inflammation. Its delectable vanilla citrus scent is the perfect way to unwind after a hard day in and out of the home.

With the American Babe White Bronzers self tanning solution she has everything she needs to rock a healthy complexion and rich golden glow. It’s specially formulated with green tea extract for its anti-aging qualities, and Ecoslim,TM which provides an anti-cellulite and slimming action. With this streak-free formula she’ll revel in a longer lasting tan that develops naturally in 24 to 48 hours.

The sweet and cheeky colors from the Jessica Robertson Lip Gloss line and Nail Polish collection are the perfect way to add a touch of spring and summer fun to any wardrobe. The gloss’s rich, creamy formula goes on smooth to plump her pout when on-the go, while the polish’s 16 brilliant hues mean there’s always a new chance to dazzle.

Dr. Sun Rx was launched in 2009 by Howard and Christy Hogan, veterans in the tanning industry thanks to the successful launch of their Podz Eyewear brand in 2007. They decided to expand their focus to cosmetics after their son was diagnosed with Keratosis Pilaris, a skin condition that causes rough patches and bumps. They formulated their own solution utilizing the healing properties of Vitamin D, and was so pleased with its success they decided to share it with others.

For additional information, please visit http://www.drsunrx.com or contact jeanette(at)chicblvd(dot)com.

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Winter 2015 Art Exhibits In Franklin County PA

As Groundhog Phil prepares to predict how long winter will continue, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau recommends an infusion of Franklin County art exhibits to boost the spirit and thoughts of warmer days ahead.

Franklin County PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

Although the prediction of Pennsylvania’s favorite Groundhog Phil is days away, the reality is Phil most often predicts six more weeks of winter than an early spring, so playing off those odds, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau is recommending an infusion of art to buoy the spirits until spring truly arrives.

“Down the Garden Path: In the Spirit of Downton Abbey” opens at the Franklin County Old Jail in downtown Chambersburg at the end of January and may be viewed through February 28, Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. The art is on display in Minehart Lecture Hall. The Franklin County Old Jail was built in 1818 and served as the longest continuously operating jail in Pennsylvania. In addition, it survived Chambersburg’s 1864 burning by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. It is an architectural treasure and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. “Down the Garden Path: In the Spirit of Downton Abbey” will feature works by more than 20 artists of Franklin County.

Winter weather is not deterring “Destination ARTS!” in downtown Waynesboro. Gallery 50, Gallery 20 East and 42 West ARTS Co-Op are displaying regional, local and national art. The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro and The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery are offering art and pottery as well as art classes. Activities include Wine Down Friday receptions with wine and light refreshments, art demonstrations, and musical entertainment. Galleries feature a variety of genres, including oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, photographs, furniture and more. Hours are Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, Saturday from Noon to 6 PM, and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Chambersburg Council for the Arts in downtown is offering “Small Wonders” through February 20. As the popular expression indicates, the devil is in the details, and so is the beauty, which visitors to the gallery can see firsthand in paintings by Carrie Dietrich, Mary Hickman, Anne Lynott, Derena Martinek & Kyunghee Reed. Council for the Arts’ hours are 10 AM to 2 PM Tuesdays through Fridays.

Exploring art in Franklin County can be a spontaneous undertaking or a planned getaway to pair with dining, an architecture tour, or a performance at one of Franklin County’s performing arts destinations.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the history, arts and entertainment, recreation and natural beauty, and fresh foods and warm hospitality of charming communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more….plan your visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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Best Speed Reading Software Shares An Inspiring Video To Help Put Books in The Hands of More Children That Need them, Announces eReflect

eReflect proudly shares an inspiring video on the 7 Speed Reading™ blog to help make the Book People Unite movement more widely known, and to help more children get access to books and learning.

New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2015

eReflect, designer of 7 Speed Reading™ and long-time advocate of self-education, proudly shares an inspiring video on the 7 Speed Reading™ blog in support of the Book People Unite movement. Book People Unite is a global movement that encourages people who love books to share their reading experience and love of reading with the rest of the world. This is global effort to help children become interested in books and to help them become aware of the transformative power of reading and education. Reading to a child is among the top actions people can take to do their part in this Book People Unite effort, eReflect reports.

Book People Unite is a project of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), a nonprofit children’s literacy organization that offers the gift of literacy and reading to children in need. Book People Unite is also a project that encourages bibliophiles to share their love of reading with the rest of the world, and to spark young people’s interest in reading. As eReflect reports on its 7 Speed Reading™ blog, this movement has introduced an inspiring video where widely known characters from literature like Pinocchio, Gandalf, and Little Red Riding Hood, all sing together. The song explains how reading to a child can transform that child’s life, and help them unlock a powerful word of knowledge, wisdom, imagination, and companionship.

eReflect is a vocal advocate of reading skills development, and is the designer of 7 Speed Reading™ software, an educational program that helps people overcome bad reading habits and helps them learn new techniques for reading faster and more efficiently. Although speed reading lends itself most naturally to non-fiction reading, it’s still an essential tool for helping people read any text with confidence. eReflect and 7 Speed Reading™ have already helped thousands of people of all ages to learn to speed read. eReflect shares this video on their blog in support of the Book People Unite movement, and the company encourages everyone who knows a child – whether it’s a friend, a sibling, or their own son or daughter – to read to them.


For more information about the benefits of using 7 Speed Reading, please visit the official website at http://www.7speedreading.com.

About 7 Speed Reading™

7 Speed Reading is the only modern speed reading software that uses the latest technology to produce superior results.

The software provides its users with a new way to master speed reading that guarantees three times the reading speed along with improved memory and comprehension.

The software is poised as the most comprehensive speed reading system anywhere. It contains seven learning strategies, fifteen software activities, video training, advanced tracking capabilities and many more exciting features.

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Bessie R. Brown’s First Book “Blessing from A to Z: How to Obtain Them from the Bible” is an Eye Opening Exploration of Faith and Self-Examination.

New book “Blessings from A to Z: How to Obtain Them From the Bible” from Page Publishing author Bessie R. Brown is a collection of the author’s favorite bible passages and how they can be used in day to day life.

(PRWEB) January 31, 2015

Bessie R. Brown, a sales associate and author, has completed her first book “Blessings from A to Z: How to Obtain Them From the Bible”: an inspirational work which illustrates the healing power of belief and the freedom and truth the Holy Spirit brings to light.

On how she would describe the book and its message, author Bessie R. Brown said, “This book is about all the wonderful things God desires for us in his will. People need help and I just want to help them, find themselves. I want them to know that there is a blessing in doing the right thing always.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Bessie R. Brown’s poignant tale is a reminder that every soul may find absolution and that goodness and prosperity await those who are willing to put in an honest effort.

“Blessings from A to Z: How to Obtain Them from the Bible” will give the reader more than enough reasons to be grateful for the gift of life. With several Bible verses cited, this book manifests God’s unconditional love to his people. It provides thorough realizations on the given Bible verses that the reader can discern on. This book imparts to us how God only desires the best for his people. Regardless of all the disappointments that we have, Blessings from A to Z reminds us that God has his own purpose, has his own reasons, and has his own time for everything.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase“Blessings from A to Z: How to Obtain Them From the Bible” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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2015 Bypass iCloud Lock and Remove iCloud Account for iPhone 6,5S,5C,5,4S and iPad Air 4,3,2 Using IMEI/Serial in 24h

If you are still looking for a way to bypass icloud lock on iPhone 6,6+,5S,5C,5,4S,4 and iPad you are in the right place. iCloud can lock out users who forget their information or who buy a used phone from an owner on ebay, craigslist and the owner did not remove their information from it. There are two… more

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2015 Bypass iCloud Lock and Remove iCloud Account for iPhone 6,5S,5C,5,4S and iPad Air 4,3,2 Using IMEI/Serial in 24h

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Tutera’s Director of Life Enrichment Johnna Lowther Publishes Caregiver’s Pocket Guide on Dementia

“Through the Eyes of Dementia: A Pocket Guide to Caregiving” offers tips from Johnna Lowther’s 14-year career working with memory care residents and their families; Lowther’s role at Tutera’s Stratford Commons Memory Care Community in Overland Park, Kansas, expanded to direct memory care programming and training for Tutera’s senior living communities nationwide

Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

For families and caregivers overwhelmed with understanding the needs of their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia, Johnna Lowther, director of life enrichment at Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, has published “Through the Eyes of Dementia: A Pocket Guide to Caregiving.”

The new book offers tips and techniques gleaned from Lowther’s 14-year career – most recently at Tutera’s Stratford Commons Memory Care Community in Overland Park, Kan. – working with senior living residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. “There’s definitely a lot of information out there, but families coping with this disease don’t have the time or energy to read detailed books or sort through reams of information,” Lowther said. “I saw a great need for a simple ‘Cliff Notes’ guide to provide the essential information caregivers need most.”

The 136-page guide, now available on Amazon, outlines Lowther’s approach to meeting the distinct needs of patients wherever they are on the continuum of the progressive disease, reflecting the philosophy of the individualized care provided at Tutera’s Senior Living facilities across the country. “Families are easily overwhelmed with this difficult illness,” Lowther said. “The book offers simple techniques I use every day with Tutera’s residents to help caregivers build a successful relationship with the new person their loved one is becoming.”

Lowther joined Tutera Senior Living & Health Care in 2011 as the director of life enrichment for Tutera’s Stratford Commons Memory Care Community. In January, Tutera expanded Lowther’s role as the director of life enrichment for the company’s 47 senior living communities across the country, 11 of which offer memory care programming. Lowther has developed new memory care education and staff training programs that will be implemented in Tutera’s senior living communities nationwide.

“Johnna Lowther’s new book reflects the extraordinary expertise and compassionate dedication she offers every day to our residents,” said Joe Tutera, CEO of Tutera Group. “Her work, and her new book, demonstrate Tutera’s guiding principle of individualized care by connecting to the person beneath the disease.”

Recognized as an Amazon “Hot New Release” soon after its publication in November, “Through the Eyes of Dementia” provides caregivers a simple “grab and go” resource that conveniently compiles insights from Lowther’s professional — as well as personal — experiences helping individuals living with this devastating disease.

Since 2001, Lowther has worked in the field of recreational therapy. She is a certified dementia care manager, certified Alzheimer’s disease and dementia trainer, certified activity director, and certified assisted living home operator. Her diverse professional experience includes working with residents and their families in assisted living, long-term care and skilled nursing communities to develop and implement Alzheimer’s and dementia programs to improve the daily lives of memory care residents.

“For residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia in senior living communities, it’s especially important for the staff, families and other care givers to get to know who the resident is as an individual — what they enjoy, what matters to them — so we can use that knowledge to help connect them to living again,” added Lowther.

Lowther extends her professional experience as a volunteer in the Kansas City area community where she is a member of the board of directors for the Kansas City Senior Theater. The nonprofit provides creative arts and aging programs that connect generations through life stories.

About Tutera Senior Living & Health Care

Tutera Senior Living & Health Care is a locally-owned diversified post-acute senior health care provider operating 47 senior living communities in 13 states throughout the United States. As one of the nation’s premier senior care providers, Tutera Senior Living & Health Care offers its residents independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, post-surgery rehabilitation, memory care and home health and hospice care. In 1983, Dominic F. Tutera MD founded Tutera to provide compassionate patient care with the uncompromising values of integrity, accountability and commitment. Tutera Senior Living & Health Care still embodies those values today. Tutera is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of its residents and their families through senior living and health care experts who inspire and promote individuality and personal happiness. For more information, visit http://www.Tutera.com.


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Vibrant Info Announces New Social Media Marketing Services for the Global Enterprises

Bangalore, Karnataka — Jan 31, 2015 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Vibrant Info provides IT services that consisted of custom software development and related services like web design, SEO, SMO, pay per click and advertising.

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