Attorney honored by National Trial Lawyers

Local attorney Brent Goudarzi and his firm, Goudarzi & Young, received top honors from The National Trial Lawyers during the 2021 Trial Lawyers Summit.

Goudarzi was named the 2020 Trucking Trial Lawyer of the year.

“Most recently, in July of 2019, Mr. Goudarzi secured the largest single-plaintiff settlement in American history — $140 million,” an announcement on the award said. “Brent Goudarzi, the founding partner of Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P, exemplifies superior qualifications of influence, leadership and reputation and his practice of being devoted to the representation of victims in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases is ever-present. The Truck Accident Lawyer of the Year award is bestowed by the prestigious Trial Lawyer Magazine and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.”

For the third year in a row, Goudarzi & Young received the 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers Award in the category of 18-Wheeler Truck

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Erin Griffith

On cross-examination, defense replays some portions of the investor call. In this one, Holmes discusses how Theranos was pausing its work on military and pharmaceutical projects in order to focus entirely on the retail rollout.

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Erin Griffith

We’re now going through the technical process of describing how Hall Group wired its investment money to Theranos. This is, after all, a wire fraud case.

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Erin Griffith

One thing mentioned on the investor call which has not been addressed — Holmes noted that there were some early investors who were looking for liquidity. Wonder if we will learn details about whether anyone cashed out along the way and who they were.

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Erin Griffith

Tolbert says Theranos’s purported military work was a big part of why he invested because it spoke to a greater mission. “Theranos wasn’t just about an opportunity to make money … but to do so in a

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Asian shares were mixed Friday after a late-in-the-day wave of buying pushed the S&P 500 to a fresh record high.

Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong and Tokyo but fell in Sydney and Shanghai.

An official newspaper, the Securities Times, said China Evergrande Group made an overdue bond payment on Friday. The property developer’s struggle to reduce its 2 trillion yuan ($310 billion) of debt to comply with tighter official curbs on borrowing has prompted fears a default might trigger a financial crisis.

Evergrande wired $83.5 million to account for a bond payment that was due Sept. 23, the report said. The company’s Hong Kong-traded shares gained 5%.

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The Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.5% to 26,135.17 and the Shanghai Composite index lost 0.3% to 3,583.65.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.6% to 28,892.11 while the Kospi in Seoul gained 0.2% to 3,013.69.

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Facebook announced in a statement late Monday that its platforms are “back up and running” after a massive global outage plunged its main site, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms into the dark earlier in the day.

The company said in a blog post that its engineering teams found that “configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication. This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt.”

While these platforms are running again, “we’re actively working to fully return them to regular operations.”

“We want to make clear at this time we believe the root cause of this outage was a faulty configuration change. We also have

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Microsoft said Thursday it will raise the prices of commercial subscriptions to its Microsoft 365 bundles of productivity apps such as Word and Excel, formerly known as Office 365.

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This marks “the first substantive pricing update since we launched Office 365 a decade ago,” Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro wrote in a blog post. The bundle has expanded to include the Teams communication app, the Whiteboard collaboration app and Power Platform application-development tools for non-developers, among other

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