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As such, I am seeking out defensive stocks and shares, which should be able to continue to provide a steady return for their investors no matter what the future holds for the UK and global economies.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…One such example is the health and safety group Halma. This company provides health and safety equipment for businesses and individuals. Over the past decade, management has complemented organic growth with bolt-on acquisitions, a strategy that has proved remarkably successful. Health and safety is one of those industries that doesn’t get trapped by normal economic cycles, so I think it’s likely that Halma could be one of the best shares to buy now in the current uncertain environment. On the same note, I think the distribution group Bunzl has similar qualities. We only need to look at the company’s performance this year to get an idea of how the organisation will perform going forward.Despite the pandemic, Bunzl’s profits and sales have remained steady. This has allowed the group to repay some government support and avoid the worst of the economic downturn. What’s more, like Halma, Bunzl has a good track record when it comes to acquisitions, which has helped accelerate the firm’s growth in the past. I’m optimistic this can continue. Healthcare is one of the most defensive sectors on the stock market. AstraZeneca is one of the UK’s largest healthcare companies. That’s why I think this could also be one of the best shares to buy now. Over the past few years, Astra has spent billions of pounds developing new oncology treatments.These efforts are just starting to pay off. Analysts believe several of these new cancer treatments could become so-called ‘blockbusters’, drugs that generate over a billion dollars a year in sales. In such uncertain times, I could benefit from including such a defensive investment in my portfolio. Margin of safety Finally, I think another of the best shares to buy now is Lloyds Bank. This isn’t the most defensive business on the market. The group’s performance is tied to that of the UK economy. However, the stock currently looks exceptionally cheap. There’s a good chance the organisation will resume dividends next year, and when it does, investors could be in line for a high-single-digit dividend yield.At the same time, shares in the lender are trading at a deep discount to book value. This implies the stock offers a wide margin of safety at current levels. 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Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Where Investors Should be Looking Next: Two Firms Merge to Form Diaz Anselmo Lindberg, P.A. Foreclosure Law Legal Trial 2020-01-03 Seth Welborn January 3, 2020 2,248 Views Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Curtis Wilson Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Jane E. Bond Curtis Wilson is an experienced litigator at McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce handling mortgage servicing trials throughout Florida in both Federal and State Courts. He is excellent in working with witnesses on trial preparation and enjoys being in the courtroom. Benjamin Franklin was once quoted as saying, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This is especially true when applied to litigated trials. A trial is the culmination of every aspect of a default lawsuit, from pleadings to discovery to testimony, each stage of the litigation is important to the trial outcome. Who is the most important participant at the trial? Many people would opine that the judge or the attorneys have the most impact; however, the witness is usually the key to whether trial ends in success or failure.In a mortgage default scenario, most of our trials are decided by a judge, not a jury. Many times, the only witness at the trial is the witness from the mortgage servicer. The witness testimony is imperative to lay the foundation for admitting evidence and proving the case. As such, witness preparation for a trial could be considered the most necessary and important step to ensure the case is properly presented. There are several steps a witness can take to be well prepared to give testimony.Review the PleadingsTo have the best opportunity for success, the preparation for trial should begin by reviewing the case from the very beginning. It is important, given the amount of pre-complaint conditions and pleading standards required in a default case, that the witness be familiar with the grounds pled in the complaint. These generally include the default date, the standard of standing employed, and may also include statements regarding loan modifications or conditions precedent. The statements in the complaint frame the case, and it is very common that opposing parties utilize the complaint to organize their questions and determine their trial strategy. At nearly every deposition, opposing counsel will question the witnesses directly from the complaint, as an easy way to determine the witness’ level of knowledge of the case. As such, understanding the basic framework of the case, as set forth in the complaint, can organize the testimony and enhance the testimonial credibility.After review of the complaint, it is important to understand the opposing parties’ position, and a review of the answer and defenses can be very helpful in determining what issues the witness may be required to testify. It should be noted that, by the time a witness is selected and trial is set, the attorney should have narrowed the arguments in the case to as few issues as possible. In reviewing the answer and related orders, it is important to confirm whether any defenses were stricken and whether summary judgment has been entered as to any of the issues. It should always be the attorney’s goal to have as few outstanding arguments at trial as possible in order to limit the material a witness needs to be prepared for testimony.Motions to Strike and Summary Judgments regularly can reduce what would be a 10 affirmative defense answer to one or two specific arguments.Review the DiscoveryIn addition to reviewing the pleadings, a review of the discovery is also highly recommended. Any answers given in response to discovery can limit the testimony available to a witness at trial. If an interrogatory gives an answer, or a response to a request for admissions admits or denies a fact, the witness testimony is limited by those responses and should not controvert those discovery responses. Likewise, a party is generally limited to utilizing the documents at trial that is provided in response to a Request for Production. If a response to a production request denies a specific document exist, or objects to the production, a strong argument can be made that the document cannot be used at the trial. Review of the discovery is needed in regards to deposition testimony. If a witness or other corporate representative from a party has given deposition testimony, it is imperative the witness be aware of and reviews the testimony to ensure consistency between the answers. Inconsistency between testimony at deposition and testimony at trial may be fatal to witness credibility, and even to the case in its entirety.Hold an Attorney-Witness MeetingThe attorney and the witness are a team at trial, and the closer they can coordinate and work together, the higher the chance of a successful outcome. It is for this reason a trial preparation call or meeting between the witness and attorney is necessary, and advisably as early in the preparation process as possible. In order to have the most effective witness preparation meeting, the witness should review the pleadings and discovery, and the attorney should provide the witness with all expected exhibits and an outline or summary of the case.An effective outline of the case should include information on the status of the case, information on the judge and opposing counsel, and, in addition, should include any specialized questions based on the issues the attorney feels may be necessary. While the law is supposed to be equitably applied, experience shows each judge and each opposing counsel are different, and the law can apply differently based upon the situation and the facts. This is another reason why the attorney-witness meeting is so important, as both the attorney and witness have varied experience, and can work together to determine what to expect at trial.Determine What Documents/Information Is MissingOne of the most beneficial outcomes from the attorney-witness preparation meeting is identifying what documents will be the most useful in their testimony. Often, the witness has knowledge of the corporate documents and the ability to access them for trial testimony. The seasoned witness, in their court experience, has a better grasp of what corporate documents work for matters of proof, which can be very helpful to the attorney.Unfortunately, if these documents were not made available prior to trial being set, it may lead to evidentiary challenges. This highlights why the initial attorney-witness preparation call should be held as early as possible. If new documents are discovered early in the preparation period, it is more likely these can be produced in a supplemental response to discovery and described in a pre-trial exhibit list. Given the court is required to weigh the prejudicial nature of an evidentiary challenge due to late production or new evidence, the earlier the production of the evidence, the better chance of overcoming the objection.Hold Additional Attorney-Witness MeetingsWhile not always necessary, it is advisable in most cases to hold additional attorney-witness preparation meetings prior to the trial. At a minimum in a contested matter, a second preparation meeting should be held just prior to trial. As discussed above, the previous meeting should have occurred early in the trial preparation, and it could have been a month or more since that meeting. At this point in the preparation, it is more likely that all documents have been fully identified, a trial strategy has been developed, and each exhibit has an assigned purpose. Further, both the witness and attorney should be prepared to discuss final details and go over very specific questions based on the knowledge gained during preparation. Moreover, this final meeting usually cements whether settlement options should be considered based upon the facts and evidence of the case. Often, as a delay tactic, opposing counsel in a default case wait until the eve of trial to attempt to settle, and it is important for the witness to have appropriate authority to settle the case, when appropriate.ConclusionIt is usually the goal of any party to avoid trial. Whether through settlement or pre-trial motion practice, resolving litigation without trial is an excellent way to avoid both cost and risk. However, if trial is required, preparation is of the utmost importance to ensure the attorney and witness can work in tandem as a team. The difference between failure and success in a trial generally comes down to a matter of one or two questions or exhibits. By preparing appropriately, the chances of success can be greatly increased.“Preparation is the be-all of good trial work … improvisational brilliance is a satellite around the sun. Thorough preparation is that sun.”—Louis Nizer. 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iStock(DALLAS) — Hoping for a major break in the killing of a 1-year-old boy whose home was “targeted” by a suspect who fired a gun into his bedroom window, the Dallas Police Department released security video on Wednesday of a vehicle now sought by investigators.Authorities asked the public for help in identifying the occupants of a dark-colored Dodge sedan seen in security footage driving near Rory Norman’s home around the time the toddler was shot to death early Sunday morning, authorities said.“The driver or occupants of this vehicle may have information that could aid in this investigation,” police said in a statement.The shooting unfolded about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when investigators believe the suspect, armed with a rifle, crept up to Rory’s bedroom window and fired multiple shots into the home, killing the child and wounding his 20-year-old uncle, who had been home from college for the holidays.During a news conference on Sunday, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said investigators believe the shooting was “deliberate and targeted.”Police suspect that someone familiar with the home’s layout walked up to a bedroom window and opened fire.Hall said the assailant must have known people were asleep inside the house and aimed the rifle to kill.“He shot only into the bedroom. He angled the weapon in a downward position. And, because it was 3:30 in the morning, he knew that the residents of the home would be asleep, and so he knew where to fire,” Hall said.Hall conceded that investigators have very little additional information on the killer and are asking for the public’s help in solving the case.“We can’t do this alone,” she added.Had Rory lived, he would have celebrated his second birthday Jan. 24.Rory’s uncle, whose name was not released, remains in a hospital in stable condition, officials said.The slaying marked the fourth time in the first week of 2020 that a child under the age of 10 was killed by gun violence in the United States, after a year in which more than 150 children younger than of 13 were shot to death across the nation, according to an ABC News’ review of the Gun Violence Archive, a website that tracks all shootings in America.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Prices for studio and one-bedroom apartments in San Francisco are down 35% and 27% respectively. (Unsplash) San Francisco rent prices may still be too damn high, but they’re falling fast.The median rent for a studio apartment was down 35 percent to $2,100 in November year-over-year, according to Realtor.com data as cited by Bloommberg. One-bedroom units are down 27 percent over that period, to $2,716.The drop is significant even from earlier this year. The median rent for a studio in September was $2,285 — $185 more than last month.Studio rents have been falling on a year-over-year basis since March when the coronavirus pandemic forced lockdowns in San Francisco and many other parts of the country. It took until May for rents to begin falling for one- and two-bedroom units.Rents are falling in many major cities across the country, but the drop is most pronounced in San Francisco, and it’s notable considering the city’s notoriously high rents.Realtor.com chief economist Danielle Hale said she expects rents to recover, but that will depend on how quickly people return to their offices.Tech “companies have been among the most flexible with allowing people to work remotely and a lot of workers are taking advantage of that,” she said.Office vacancy in the third quarter hit 14.1 percent, nearly three times what it was a year prior and the highest percentage since 2011.[Bloomberg] — Dennis Lynch TagsCoronavirusMultifamily Real EstateSan Francisco Rent Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
April 7, 2019 /Sports News – National WWE legend attacked by audience member during Hall of Fame speech Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMonica Morgan/WireImage(NEW YORK) — A 26-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for slugging WWE legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart in the face as he was making a Hall of Fame speech at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, police said.As Hart was accepting induction for the second time — this time as part of the tag team The Hart Foundation, along with the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart — a fan rushed into the ring and punched him.The live broadcast on the WWE Network was interrupted as several people, including many wrestlers, rushed in the ring to pull the man away from Hart, who was alongside Neidhart’s daughter, Natalya. Natalya, who is a WWE wrestler herself, was also slung to the ground during the skirmish.“An over-exuberant fan surpassed our security at ringside and made his way briefly into the ring,” WWE later said in a statement. “The individual has been turned over to the proper authorities.”Natalya, whose real name is Natalie Neidhart, responded to the attack after the ceremony, saying her uncle “didn’t deserve to be attacked or have his moment or my dad’s diminished.” Jim Neidhart died suddenly last August.Security and a host of wrestlers, including Hart’s nephew Davey Boy Smith Jr., held down the unidentified man until police arrived and took him into custody. Smith tweeted the man was “lucky I was being held back.”The suspect was taken to the 78th Precinct, just blocks from Barclays Center, and charges are pending.Hart, 61, was able to finish his speech.Wrestlemania, WWE’s biggest event of the year, will take place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday night. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.