You Can Sue Your Employer if They Don't Have Workers' Compensation Insurance

Both PA and NJ are no-fault states for workers’ compensation. Attorney Craig A. Altman outlines PA and NJ workers' compensation law.

If you work for an uninsured employer, you are allowed to file a lawsuit against them.”

— Craig A. Altman

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 / — Employers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Those requirements don’t necessarily make it so in all cases. If you get injured on the job and find out your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance that will compensate you for your medical bills and lost wages during recuperation, you may be able to sue the company.

In New Jersey, failure to carry insurance is actually a disorderly person’s offense. If you’ve suffered an injury while working in Philadelphia, PA, Cherry Hill, NJ, or any surrounding counties, talk with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman who can determine if you have a lawsuit and, if so, will help you file suit against your employer.


Under NJ and PA workers’ compensation law, you are typically not allowed to sue your employer for negligence. This is because no-fault coverage works both ways. You are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of your own culpability in the accident that caused your injuries. The flip side of this is that in exchange for your employer providing you with coverage for injuries caused on the job, you agree not to sue your employer for negligence — regardless of whether the injuries were permanent or temporary.

As a result of the nature of workers’ compensation law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, workers’ comp is usually the only option available for injured workers. If you work for an uninsured employer, you are allowed to file a lawsuit against them. Additionally, there are a few other exceptions to the “no-fault” law prohibiting employees from suing employers when they are injured. These include:

Intentional Acts – Although workers’ comp generally prohibits you from filing a negligence claim against your employer, there is an exception if your employer intentionally caused your injury. For example, you may be able to sue your employer if they removed safety guards on heavy machinery. This small exception exists for public policy reasons; employers must make every effort to keep workers safe on the job.

Products Liability – Another major exception exists when an employee is injured due to a defective product. In a products liability case, an injured worker may be entitled to compensation far beyond workers’ compensation benefits.

“Off the Job” Accidents – Additionally, if you were not “on the job” when you suffered your injury, you may be able to sue your employer in a civil action. Sometimes employers argue that the employee was not covered by workers’ compensation because he or she was hurt while driving to work. However, this may expose the employer to third-party liability for negligence.

Sexual Harassment and Defamation Cases – You can also potentially sue your employer in sexual harassment and defamation cases.

Retaliation – You may also sue your employer if they fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim. This is because workers’ compensation law explicitly protects employees against retaliation for filing claims.


If you’ve been injured while working for an employer who failed to provide workmans’ comp insurance coverage, you can still potentially receive compensation through the New Jersey Uninsured Employer’s Fund (UEF). The UEF provides temporary disability benefits and medical expenses to workers injured on the job. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you explore your options and navigate this complicated process.


Although workers’ compensation typically prevents you from suing your employer, you may have a personal injury claim against a third party, such as a manufacturer, property owner, or subcontractor. Importantly, you can potentially seek compensation for pain and suffering through claims against third parties, which means that the compensation may be greater. You may have a viable claim against a third party in certain instances:

Defective products – You may have a products liability claim against the manufacturer of a defective product that caused your injury.

Slip & Fall accidents – If the accident was caused by a negligent property owner, you might have a valid premises liability claim.

Motor vehicle accidents – If you were injured by a negligent motorist while driving to or from your place of employment, you may have a valid claim against the negligent driver.

Violent assaults – In some circumstances, you may be able to sue a co-worker who assaulted you if the assault stemmed from a personal matter.


The experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are here for you. We’ve been fighting for the rights of injured workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for many years. We focus a large part of our practice on workers’ compensation and personal injury law, so we know how to maximize your potential recovery. If you’ve been injured while working, contact one of our skilled attorneys today, or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.

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Craig A. Altman
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman
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Malpractice Lawyer Outlines What to do if Your Breast Cancer is Misdiagnosed

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates - Personal Injury Attorneys

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates

The misdiagnosis of a serious illness can bring great consequences. Attorney Alvin de Levie outlines what to do if you experience a breast cancer misdiagnosis.

Unfortunately, despite growing awareness, many medical providers fail to properly diagnose breast cancer. More than 90,000 women have received breast cancer misdiagnoses.”

— Alvin de Levie, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 / — Breast cancer is a serious problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2014 (the most recent numbers available), almost 237,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and over 41,000 of those women died from breast cancer. We have all seen the pink ribbons from organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation on bumper-stickers and t-shirts to raise awareness of breast cancer. Efforts that spread awareness of breast cancer are important, as the American Cancer Society notes those who begin receiving breast cancer treatment early have the highest survival rates.

Unfortunately, despite growing awareness in both the medical community and among the public, many medical providers fail to properly diagnose breast cancer. In this instance, it's important to hire a medical malpractice lawyer. According to a study of breast cancer survivors performed by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, more than 90,000 women received incorrect breast cancer diagnoses. Sometimes, a doctor may misread the patient’s symptoms and diagnose the patient with another medical problem, resulting in a misdiagnosis of breast cancer. Other times, the doctor may miss the symptoms entirely and incorrectly give the patient a clean bill of health, resulting in a failure to diagnose breast cancer. Because early intervention is so important to increase a breast cancer victim’s chances of survival, the failure to make a prompt and proper diagnosis wastes valuable time during which cancer can spread.

What Are The Symptoms Of Breast Cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer vary from person to person. According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, symptoms of breast cancer include:

-Skin changes, such as redness, swelling or noticeable differences in one or both breasts;
-An unexplained increase in size or shape of the breast;
-Nipple discharges (not including breast milk);
-Pain in or on any part of the breast;
-Lumps or nodes that can be felt on or inside of the breast;
-Changes in the appearance of one or both nipples (such as inverted nipples or swollen nipples).

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America also notes several symptoms of more invasive stages of breast cancer, including:

-Change in breast color;
-Peeling or flaking of the skin around the nipple;
-A breast lump or thickening of the breast; and
-Irritated or itchy breasts.

According to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, women should get yearly mammograms starting at age 40 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Regardless of whether you have reached the age where annual screening is recommended, the American Cancer Society recommends that all women of any age be vigilant and report any changes in how their breasts look or feel to their health care provider immediately.

What Kinds Of Failures Lead To A Misdiagnosis Of Breast Cancer?

There are many kinds of negligence that leads either the misdiagnosis of breast cancer or the complete failure to diagnose breast cancer, including:

Breakdowns in Communication Between Doctor and Patient: Women with a family history of breast cancer are often are a higher risk than those without such a history. Medical providers sometimes fail to obtain a proper and thorough medical history that includes whether any relatives have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This can make a medical provider less diligent in examining the client for symptoms of breast cancer. Medical providers may also fail to follow up with their clients when they do report potential symptoms of breast cancer to ensure additional symptoms have not developed.

Breakdowns in Communication Between Medical Providers: The diagnosis and management of breast cancer often involves a chain of many different medical providers. Your doctor, radiologists, specialists and outside testing facilities all need to work as a team to ensure the proper screening and tests are performed and that the results of those tests get to the right medical providers in time. A breakdown in communication between these providers can result in several errors that can lead to misdiagnosis, such as failing to order the right test or a failure to promptly report adverse findings.

Incorrect Readings and interpretations of Diagnostic Tests: Many times, a misdiagnosis may be due to the simple fact the radiologist or doctor misreads diagnostic tests. The medical provider may miss a lump or node that appears on a mammogram or ultrasound and incorrectly tell the patient there is nothing to worry about. Other times, the medical provider reviewing the test results may interpret the results incorrectly, leading the provider to incorrectly decide that what is in fact breast cancer is merely inflammation or another kind of medical problem.

In either case, these failures prevent breast cancer from being discovered early and rob patients of their ability to increase their chance of survival by recognizing and treating their breast cancer early.

What Should I Do If My Doctor Has Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer?

First, you should seek treatment immediately. The key to surviving breast cancer is often early intervention. Seeking the proper treatment immediately after you suspect or are diagnosed with breast cancer greatly increases survival rates.

Second, contact an experienced attorney. DO NOT DELAY! Misdiagnosed breast cancer is generally due to medical malpractice or medical negligence. There is a Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania that generally requires any medical malpractice lawsuit to be started within two (2) years of the medical malpractice or medical negligence which has caused your injuries. If you do not bring a lawsuit within the applicable two-year period, any claim that you may have will be forever barred. There are certain situations where the Statute of Limitations will be extended, but determining whether your case meet the requirements for an extension is extremely complicated. You will need an experienced attorney to review your case to see if it qualifies.

Like all medical malpractice cases, cases of misdiagnosed breast cancer are often much more complicated than other kinds of personal injury cases. Your attorney will often have to gather thousands of pages of medical records and have them reviewed by experts to determine whether the provider that misdiagnosed your cancer is guilty of medical malpractice or medical negligence. You need an experienced attorney with access to the right experts who can review the facts of your case to determine what kinds of claims you may make. Second, medical malpractice cases are often high-stakes cases that are heavily litigated and notoriously expensive. You need an attorney with the resources and perseverance to take your case all the way to trial if necessary.

At the Law Office of Alvin F. de Levie, Esq., our team has years of experience handling complex cases for those who have suffered from medical malpractice and medical negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered injury due to misdiagnosed breast cancer, please call our firm– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – at 844-777-2529 (Toll-Free) for a consultation.

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Alvin de Levie, Esq.
Law Offices of Alvin F. de Levie
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Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Could Be a Very Good or Very Bad Decision

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Lawyers

Philadelphia bankruptcy lawyer Mike Cibik of Cibik & Cataldo talks about the advantages and disadvantages of filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is when you are unable to pay your debts. You may feel that you are alone and that it is shameful to have to declare Chapter 7. You shouldn’t feel this way.”

— Michael A. Cibik, Partner

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 / — In today’s economy, it is very easy to get into financial trouble. You can have a business venture fail or a divorce that causes bills to pile up. There many forms of bankruptcy which are called chapters. In this blog, we will focus on Chapter 7 by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is when you are unable to pay your debts. Your assets are liquidated, and the proceeds go to the creditors to settle the debts. This should be seen as a last resort and is primarily used for business owners. You may feel that you are alone and that it is shameful to have to declare chapter 7. You shouldn’t feel this way. There are plenty of famous people who have filed for bankruptcy such as Walt Disney, Henry Ford, and Donald Trump. There are plenty of businesses that have filed as well, such as Toys ‘R’ Us, Blockbuster, and Macy’s.

To declare Chapter 7, you must be sure that you are not eligible for Chapter 13, where you can pay back some of the money owed to creditors. The whole point of Chapter 7 is to give the debtor a new start. You must meet certain criteria to file for Chapter 7:

-Your income must be equal to or below the median income in your state.
-If your income is above, you will have to take a “means test,” which is a calculation used to prevent those who have high incomes from filing Chapter 7 instead of Chapter 13. It is a way to determine your monthly disposable income over six months prior to filing. If you don’t pass the means test, you’ll have to file Chapter 13, where you will be required to make payments to creditors over a five-year period.
-You must attend credit counseling prior to filing. If you failed to attend, then you cannot file.

How Chapter 7 Works

According to, you must file for bankruptcy in an area where you live or where your business is located. You must file with the court:

-Schedule of Assets and Liabilities
-Statement of Financial Affairs
-Schedule of Income and Expenditures
-Schedule of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
-You must also provide tax returns or transcripts of tax returns before and during the bankruptcy process. There is a cost to file. The amount depends on how you are filing – a business owner, a single person or as a couple. This cost is usually more for a business owner since the case is more complicated.

Once you have filed, you will be appointed a trustee. This person will also determine if Chapter 7 is applicable to your case. The trustee can revoke the Chapter 7 based on fraud or an error in the paperwork. It is important to note that not all debts will be cleared. Debts not discharged include:

-Child Support
-Student Loans
-Certain Taxes
-Debts for Death & Personal lnjury (e.g. DUI)
-Post-petition HOA fees
-Debts for crime restitution orders

You can reaffirm a debt, meaning you can make a payment arrangement with a creditor.

The Negatives of Chapter 7

Although the main idea in filing Chapter 7 is to help the debtor financially start over again, there are negatives to filing:

-This is not for business owners who want to remain in business. When you declare bankruptcy, the business will be closed.
-It won’t allow you to make past due payments like Chapter 13.
-Your property could be subject to liens and mortgages that could go to the creditors.
-You must reaffirm a debt before filing bankruptcy for it be not included in the bankruptcy.
-Remains on your credit report for 10 years.
-Loss of all credit cards.
-Can’t file Chapter 7 bankruptcy for another six years.
-It won’t get rid of student loans.
-The court can convert the Chapter 7 to a Chapter 13.

Positives to Filing Chapter 7

It may sound odd, but there are some positives to filing:

-Bankruptcy process takes 3 – 6 months.
-You will be able to keep your wages and property purchased after filing for bankruptcy.
-You can get credit cards 1 – 3 years of filing. There are credit cards that strictly for people who have filed bankruptcy.
-You can always file for Chapter 13 after filing for a Chapter 7.
-Gives you some financial relief.
-Bankruptcy prevents lenders from aggressive collection actions.
-The number and amount of debts that a bankruptcy can relieve you of are numerous.
-There is no specified amount in order to file for relief.

The exemptions include:

-Equity in Your home (if you own it)
-Personal Property (i.e. clothing)
-Insurance or Annuity Payments
-Public Benefits
-Business Partnership Property

Cibik & Cataldo Can Help with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

You don’t have to face creditors alone. At Cibik & Cataldo, we have over 35 years of experience in bankruptcy law serving Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are ABC certified and know the bankruptcy laws that affect consumers and businesses. We also know all the exemptions that can help protect more of your assets and help you pass the “means test.”

We offer a free consultation to help you understand the financial position you are in and if Chapter 7 is right for you. If you do need to file for Chapter 7, we will help you with each step of the process so you will know what to expect. We will make sure all of the paperwork is accounted for and filed properly. Our primary goal to make sure your case goes smoothly. We’ll also provide guidance on life after a bankruptcy.

Contact Us Today

At Cibik & Cataldo, we are the Philadelphia bankruptcy lawyers – it’s all we do. We are here to help you navigate through the Chapter 7 process. There is life after bankruptcy. Schedule your free consultation by calling us at 215-735-1060 or emailing us. We can set up a meeting that works with your work schedule. We also offer 24/7 support!

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Michael A. Cibik, Partner
Cibik & Cataldo P.C.
(215) 883-8585
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IP Lawyer Explains Intellectual Property and Why it is Important to Protect it

Trademark & IP Attorneys

Intellectual Property Attorneys

Alex R. Sluzas of Paul & Paul provides crucial insight into intellectual property protection. Consult an attorney today to help guide you through the process.

Note that not every idea is one of intellectual property. Only those ideas, products, or services on which the ownership rights have been established come under intellectual property.”

— Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 / — “Information wants to be expensive because it’s so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other” said Stewart Brand, a well-known American writer, in a Hackers conference.

Let’s look at the duality of this quote while understanding the relevance of intellectual property.

Intellectual property basics: On its face, the concept of intellectual property seems paradoxical. With advancement in information technology, the information becomes more crucial and valuable.

However, the very advancement in the technology enables people to share text, videos, and pictures on social media more freely. As putting control measures on illegal copying and dissemination of information on social platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter is difficult, the valuable information becomes readily available, leading to the devaluation of the information.

Note that not every idea is one of intellectual property. Only those ideas, products, or services on which the ownership rights have been established come under intellectual property.

Below are the four types of intellectual property:

Trademarks – Trademark refers to a design, word, symbol, or words which represent the products and services of a company. Some examples of popular brands that have strong brand identity include Apple, Nike, Coca-Cola, GE and McDonald’s. One can readily identify a brand with its trademark. A company can register its trademark if it’s available.

Patent – The idea of patenting is usually misunderstood. You would often hear people saying that “I am going to patent this idea or that product”. However, a patent doesn’t give you the right to use or make something. In fact, it gives you the right to exclude others from making your product. Some of the strange patents include a high-five machine. As per the law, nobody can make a high-five machine, but you need to make all the information about making the products available publicly. Once your patent expires, others can use this information to create their products.

Trade Secret – McDonald's is a good example of a trade secret. McDonald's was founded in 1955. If McDonald's had patented the recipe for its burgers, it would have been available for public use after the expiry of its patent. Thus McDonald's chose to keep the recipe as a trade secret. Anything unique to your business like marketing strategy, ideas, and sales methods can be kept as a trade secret. You must take the help of an intellectual property lawyer to help you maintain a trade secret as unlike a patent, a trade secret cannot be registered directly.

Copyrights – Copyright means exclusive right to print, publish, and record. It saves the work of artists or authors from potential infringements. Using a picture, song, or a movie clip without the required permission of the owner can be considered a copyright infringement.

Why does intellectual property matter?

Drive economic growth and market competition – Industries based on intellectual property account for over ⅓ of total U.S. GDP, whereas the overall impact of the intellectual property comes to 40% of US financial growth and employment. Thus, the significance of intellectual property for economic growth cannot be ignored.

Prevent the loss of your intellectual property – If you are working for a company and have been sharing your ideas or creative work, you must know who retains the ownership of that work, and what are the terms and conditions of the work you do. If the company holds the right to the creative work done by an employee, you would lose your intellectual property. Thus, it’s important that stay informed to avoid any such loss.

Avoid potential infringement – Using someone’s intellectual property unknowingly can lead to you pay heavy fines or penalties. Some common examples of Intellectual property infringement include using copyrighted novels, movies, songs, videos, and pictures.

Encourage innovation – As owners know that their information is protected, intellectual property rights facilitate the flow of the information.

The attorneys at Paul & Paul have over 170 years of experience in intellectual property litigation. The process to trademark a logo can be complicated, but our attorneys can assist you in the process and answer any questions you may have about trademarking. Please contact us today at 866-975-7231 for a consultation.

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Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.
Paul & Paul Intellectual Property Attorneys
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Crock Pot Meal Delivery Service Provides Healthy Alternative to Processed Foods

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What a Crock Meals to Go is the next big meal kit delivery service. Eliminating processed foods, this company is starting to change the meal delivery landscape.

Chemically processed foods are made solely from refined ingredients and artificial substances. Our crock pot creations are made fresh and then frozen immediately–serving a healthy alternative.”

— Brieanna West, Founder

BROOKHAVEN, PA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 / — What a Crock Meals to Go™ announces that they are only to provide fresh meals as opposed to processed ones, targeting the entrenched meal delivery service providers like Blue Apron, LLC and Hello Fresh™. This small startup has big ambitions. Using personal funds for capital, this 5-year-old business which started in a home is poised to take on the industry leaders in delivering high-quality foods to people that have limited time or that just do not want to cook after a long day at work.

What a Crock Meals to Go™ which started as a mom-and-pop business now delivers anywhere in the United States. Shipping and packaging contracts are in place so that no matter where you are in the country you can receive high-quality crockpot meals designed to be nutritious and make your life easier.

What a Crock Meals to Go™ provides their customers with not only delicious, healthy foods but meals that taste great. Using an entirely different business model, What a Crock Meals to Go™ has made it even easier to get home and sit down to eat a great meal, without the having to worry about if that meal is nutritious enough.

We all love processed foods; most of us were raised on them because we had working parents. If you had to give up processed foods, could you do it? Could you even name one? Processed foods include cereals, cheese, canned vegetables, packaged meats (e.g., ham) and chips. They are bad for us because they contain artificial ingredients (e.g., preservatives), high-fructose corn syrup and sugar. They are one of the main causes of obesity in the U.S. because they are made to be over consumed (e.g., family-size), low in fiber and nutrients and contain trans-fats. Not to mention they contain GMOs – genetically modified organisms. Examples of GMOs include sucrose, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and sweeteners. At What a Crock, our crockpot meals are made from pure, natural ingredients, which you can pronounce.

Another excellent example of processed foods is microwavable meals. They are quick to make and come in a variety of flavors, including ones that are “healthy” choices. However, did you ever the label on them? They are loaded with sodium, which prolongs their shelf-life. Also, some of the diet bars are low on carbs but high in sugar or artificial ingredients. Our healthy crockpot meals offer different portion sizes, which helps you control servings. The leftovers are just as good!

We created portions that are right for you and your family, whether you have a light or heavy appetite. All of our crockpot creations fit any budget and planning meals is easy. You can arrange to have healthy crockpot meals for the week, delivered to your door or you can pick them up. In standard meals, it’s easy to choose the pre-made ones due to time and budget. Even the sauces and salad dressings contain harmful ingredients, not to mention the dyes that are added to them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to eat food containing red dye #40.

Crockpot Meals – a Healthy Alternative

Aside from being easy to make, our healthy crockpot meals on a budget are a lifestyle choice to help you and your family get on a better nutritious track. We have real chefs hand-pick the ingredients for each meal. They do the hard work of trimming, browning, dicing, slicing, measuring, crafting sauces, and more!

You just pop the bag into your crockpot, setting the temperature and time and go. Our chefs put the ingredients together for a meal (per portion) and then vacuum seal them into a pouch. The pouch is then immediately frozen. You get the meal within 24 hours of being frozen – the freshness is guaranteed. We feel it’s worth it to give our customers the very best homemade meal, instead of hitting the drive-thru or ordering take out. And the meals come with easy-to-read instruction card.

You can also feel good about the fact that we are a family-owned and operated company. The only thing we have in common with the big food manufacturers is that we save you time. Time out of the kitchen and sitting down at the table to enjoy a wholesome meal with your family. You can order online or stop in one of our locations. We love meeting our customers and answering any questions.

Slow Cooker Meals in Delaware County

What a Crock began with a simple idea: produce nutritious slow cooker meals that help families save time and money. We have retail locations in Brookhaven, Garnet Valley, Ridley, Chestnut Hill and Quakertown. Make planning dinner easy without bundles. Choose from seafood, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, vegetables and more! Call us today at (484) 474-0451 or visit our website to place an order. Don’t forget we have gift cards!

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Brieanna West, Founder
What a Crock Meals To Go
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New Study: Low Carbon Fuels as Potential Relief from Elevated British Columbia Fuel Costs

Since 2010, the average refining margins for gasoline in the Vancouver fuel market rose faster than in the rest of Canada, resulting in correspondingly higher gasoline prices.

The cost to consumers 2015-2017 of elevated refining margins was $2.4 billion, or $1,730 per household. Clean fuels can bring needed competition.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, June 29, 2018 / — A new report conducted by Navius Research and sponsored by Advanced Biofuels Canada explores the causes of abnormally high fuel prices in the Vancouver region, and assesses the potential of clean fuels to provide more competition at the pump.

The cost to consumers of elevated refining margins was $2.4 billion, or $1,730 per household between 2015 and the end of 2017. This is equivalent to an average 13 cent per litre premium on gasoline and diesel over this period for the 80% of BC’s population living in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

The report builds on Navius’ 2015 assessment of 2010-2014 BC refining margins – a proxy for refiner profits – and finds that the refining margins and resulting costs to BC’s economy have grown since 2015.

Other findings:
• Since 2015, both wholesale fuel prices and refining margins departed even further from underlying crude supply costs to the Vancouver market
• These elevated refining margins and higher fuel prices appear to be the result of a lack of competition in the Vancouver fuel market, which was found to have adequate physical supply; no product shortages or scarcity pricing in this period were evident
• A high degree of concentration in the supply of fuels, and associated barriers to bringing new fuel types into the market have contributed to artificially high prices
• Costs to consumers from elevated refiner margins in the Vancouver fuel market were five times the incremental cost of renewable and low carbon fuel regulations
• Despite 2017 crude costs that were 15 cents per litre lower vs. those in 2010, Vancouver retail gasoline prices were 6 cents per litre higher, with 1 cent per litre of this amount coming from increased taxes
• Policy or market responses that increase refined product or crude supplies – for instance, from an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline or from increases in local refining capacity – were evaluated as unlikely to lower fuel prices as they do not introduce more competition into the fossil-fuel dominated market

In BC, the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation requires progressively higher use of clean fuels in place of gasoline and diesel fuels. In the 2010-2016 period, these fuels reduced 6.37 million tonnes of greenhouse gases, and reduced other pollutants that degrade urban air quality.

The study examined the potential of the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation to incentivize new, independent retail sales and fuel pricing strategies. Opportunities for this are constrained by BC’s carbon tax – which currently applies equally, and inexplicably, to low-carbon biofuels and as it does to high-carbon petroleum fuels – and by excise taxes that are applied on a volumetric rather than an energetic basis. Reform of fuel taxation is needed to attract investments in new fuels retailing. With appropriate adjustments to fuel taxation, the study finds that regulation compliance credit values could lower the cost of low carbon fuels by 35 cents per litre in the province.

British Columbians spend $7.7 billion every year on gasoline and diesel fuels alone, with most of that spending leaving the province. BC’s low carbon fuel regulations are starting to attract investments by globally innovative clean fuels technology companies; made-in-BC low carbon fuels can add economic value to the province and be a solution over time for record-high fuel prices.

The report is available at

Ian Thomson
Advanced Biofuels Canada
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Biomass Secure Power Inc. acquires River Basin Energy Inc.

Biomass Secure Power Inc.(BSP) acquired all outstanding shares of River Basin Energy. BSP now owns all intellectual property and patents developed by RBE.

Biomass Secure Power Inc (OTCMKTS:BMSPF)

CHILLIWACK, BC, CANADA, June 29, 2018 / — Biomass Secure Power Inc. Acquires River Basin Energy
Chilliwack British Columbia June 30, 2018, Biomass Secure Power Inc. (OTC Pinksheets: BMSPF).Biomass Secure Power Inc. (BSP) has acquired 100% ownership of River Basin Energy Inc (RBE) a Delaware incorporated company. This acquisition is an important event for BSP as it gives the Company outright ownership of all intellectual property developed by RBE. This includes a number of patents for processing of biomass in a fluid bed reactor to manufacture Biocoal at commercial scale. Patents also covers the pelletizing and briquetting of Biocoal at a high temperature allowing BSP to customize hardness of Biocoal to meet customer’s needs.
Wood PLC is the EPC for Biocoal plant to be constructed at Natchitoches LA under Biomass Power Louisiana a wholly owned subsidiary of BSP. Upon completion of phase one we believe this will be the first commercial scale Biocoal plant in the world. Phase one has been increased to 400,000 tonne of production, upon completion the plant will produce 1,040,000 tonne per year. BSP will announce ground breaking prior to July 30, 2018.
BSP’s plans too rapidly roll out up to five plants by 2022 with total production of 5 million tonne per year. This growth will be required to fulfill requirements being discussed with several clients. With governments around the world announcing that existing coal fired power plants must be converted to renewable fuels the next 5 – 10 years offers opportunities for rapid growth.
Biocoal has many advantages over white wood pellets such as little or no CAPEX required to convert, 30% more energy in each shipment reducing transportation costs, can be stored outside and handle like coal. More information can be found on our website:

About the Company: Biomass Secure Power Inc. is incorporated in the Province of British Columbia and trades on the OTC Pinksheets under the symbol BMSPF. BSP is a development stage company that plans to build a plant in Natchitoches LA. Public filings and financial information for Biomass Secure Power Inc. can be found at

Safe Harbour Statement: This information includes certain “forward-looking statements”. The forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, expectations, objectives and goals of the Company management with respect to future events and financial performance. They are based on assumptions and estimates, which are believed reasonable at the time such statements are made. However, actual results could differ materially from anticipated results.
On Behalf of the Board, BIOMASS SECURE POWER INC
“Jim Carroll
Jim Carroll, President – CEO

Jim Carroll
Biomass Secure Power Inc.
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Don’t Throw Out Old Stereos – Upgrade to a Bluetooth Device with this Aluratek Product

Aluratek releases device that transmits and receives wireless audio with Bluetooth 5

IRVINE, CA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 / — Aluratek, Inc (, a top 5 player in the digital photo frame space, has released the Universal Bluetooth Optical Audio Receiver and Transmitter with Bluetooth 5. Using the Aluratek adapter, add Bluetooth streaming functionality to your home entertainment system or transmit music to your Bluetooth headphones or speakers. With Bluetooth 5 technology, stream up to 300 feet, which is 2x the speed and 4x the range of Bluetooth 4.

The device features aptX™ Low Latency technology which eliminates audio delays with video, movies and gaming. The adapter streams and transmits up to 13 hours with the built-in rechargeable battery. The device has the ability to stream using two headphones at once.

“The Universal Bluetooth Optical Audio Receiver and Transmitter with Bluetooth 5 is a versatile device that has so many practical uses,” says Andrew Wang, VP of Technology, with the dual transmitting and receiving functionality, you can choose to stream music wirelessly or transmit from a computer, TV, Walkman CD Player to a Bluetooth-enabled device.”

The adapter also features a sleep mode function, which has auto turn off within five minutes of being disconnected from any device. The devices come with all required cables including 3.5mm cable, RCA-Y cable and Digital Optical cable. With 3 ways to connect, customers can choose the most convenient for their home.

Aluratek now offers the Bluetooth Wireless TV Streaming Kit with Bluetooth 5 which includes a pair of high quality Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones to create the ultimate home entertainment experience by allowing listeners to watch movies or videos with uninterrupted sound. You can purchase the Universal Bluetooth Optical Audio Receiver and Transmitter with Bluetooth 5 for an MSRP of $69.99. You can purchase the kit for an MSRP price of $129.99. To purchase the Bluetooth Wireless TV Streaming Kit click here: . To just purchase the Bluetooth Wireless TV Streaming Kit with Bluetooth 5 visit .

About Aluratek, Inc.
Aluratek was founded by a group of industry experts whose passion is connecting people and technology to help simplify lives. Aluratek’s passion lies in the belief of making our customers lives easier through accessible technology. Each product is carefully designed with the consumer in mind through the whole buying experience. Current Aluratek product offerings include the following technologies: Digital Photo Frames, Bluetooth, Mobile Accessories, Portable Battery Chargers, Internet Radios and USB Accessories.

Makenzie Hammond, Media Relations
Aluratek INC.
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Bluetooth Wireless TV Streaming Kit with Bluetooth 5

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Charlotte Snyder.

Charlotte Snyder, Broker/Owner

Most Wanted Real Estate logo.

Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS)

Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS)

Charlotte Snyder, Broker/REALTOR®, is awarded the C-RETS Certificate

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”

— Aristotle

HELENA, MT, USA, June 29, 2018 / — Charlotte Snyder with Most Wanted Real Estate, has been awarded the Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) certification, the premier team credential in the country. The C-RETS is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official certification of the National Association of REALTORS®. Charlotte joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who have earned the C-RETS certification. All were required to successfully complete comprehensive coursework in team development and management, as well as subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

Charlotte was born and raised in Montana. After joining the Army Reserves and serving as a reservist for 4 years she went on active duty for the Reserves for another 4 years. She then joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a civilian employee. After 9 years with the department she moved back to Montana and became a real estate agent. In just two years she had completed the education and surpassed the minimum number of transactions to become a real estate broker. In 2007 she received the education and endorsement to become a Supervising Broker, allowing her to supervise and manage real estate salespersons.

She joined a team in 2010, working with Mike Liedle, another seasoned real estate agent. At the end of 2016 they opened their own company and named it Most Wanted Real Estate. They specialize in single family homes, land, and investment property. They work with buyers and sellers and have been involved in transactions that have dealt with a variety of loans, to include VA, FHA, RD, and commercial loans.

Charlotte has served on a number of boards and committees, including several for the Helena Association of REALTORS®, such as the Membership Committee and the Professional Standards Committee. She currently chairs the Technology Committee and serves on the Communications Committee. She also handles a portion of the marketing for the Helena Association of REALTORS®. She is a current member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and served on the Salute to Women Luncheon Committee for three years. She is also currently the Chair for Western Montana SCORE, helping entrepreneurs start or advance their businesses.

C-RETS is wholly owned by REBI and focuses specifically on building, leading, and managing high performance teams. Formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), REBI is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. You may contact REBI by calling 800-621-8738, e-mailing, or visiting

Charlotte Snyder
Most Wanted Real Estate
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The Tenth Anniversary Edition: Sounds from the Circle X is a Star-Studded Compilation of Today's Best New Age Music

Sounds from the Circle X: Celebrating a Decade of Top-Shelf New Age Music

SFTC compilation curator Suzanne Doucet at MIDEM 2018, where she will share the compilation with international labels and distributors.

The Sounds from the Circle liner notes share album art, music titles and website URL for each artist.

The annual series offers a wide range of new music from 40+ artists including Peter Kater, SEAY, Steven Halpern, Darlene Koldenhoven, Liquid Mind, and FLOW.

This year's compilation is very ethereal, designed to provide an overall calming and healing effect…In a world of so much chaos and confusion, we are all trying to find inner peace.”

— Suzanne Doucet

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2018 / — Celebrating a decade of curation and collaboration, New Age Music Circle founder Suzanne Doucet announces the worldwide release of that online community's annual compilation: Sounds from the Circle X – 2018, available now via participating artists and online playlists. With this tenth volume, approximately 38 hours of music are presented across the series' ten compilations, all curated from members of the New Age Music Circle (

Each volume takes on a unique vibe, says Doucet, with the music often capturing or diffusing what is going on in the world around us. "This year's compilation is very ethereal, designed to provide an overall calming and healing effect," Doucet says, adding, "In a world of so much chaos and confusion we are all trying to find inner peace."

This promotional effort began as a project to unite and promote the New Age music community and has evolved into the leading annual series supporting the ever-growing number of New Age musicians interested in making relaxing, conscious and transformational music. The Sounds of the Circle compilations are always eclectic, showcasing the wide range of inspiration, interpretation and musical vision within the New Age genre from countries across the globe including France, Norway, New Zealand, South Korea, India, Canada, Australia, England, South Africa, Finland, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, the U.S. and more.

This year's sampling reads like a "who's who" of top New Age Musicians: Neil Tatar, Steven Halpern, SEAY, Peter Kater, Merrill Collins, Sangeeta Kaur, Bernward Koch, Anaya Music, FLOW (Fiona Joy Hawkins, Will Ackerman, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster), Mark Dunn, Darlene Koldenhoven, Louis Colaiannia, Nouveau Papillon, Pamela Jamian, Michael Hoppe, Tajalli, Megan Chaskey, Christaal, The Haiku Project, Suzanne Doucet, Rachel LaFond, Kathy Mathes, Mark Freshwater, Cecilie, Paul Adams, David Hoffman, Elizabeth Geyer, Jennifer DeFrayne, Kevin Wood, Byron Metcalf, Jennifer Grais, John Luttrell, Margie Balter, Mitzi Schwarz, Michael Diamond, Sensitive Heart, Brooks & Day, Alan Storeygard, Paradiso & Rasamayi, Natascha Wilczek, Lia Scallon, Peter Calandra, and Liquid Mind. 

Commenting on the Sounds from the Circle, BT Fasmer, founder of NewAgeMusic.Guide and New Age Stars Radio says, "There’s so much talent out there! We are lucky to have all these fine artists in our genre."

Today's New Age "umbrella" is vast, often marketed as Relaxation, Meditation, Spa and Yoga music; sub-genres on the compilation include Mystical, Chill, Ambient, Meditative, Vocals, Nature, Trance, World, Solo Piano, Space, Electronic, and Piano w/Instrumental. The compilation's social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram), informative liner notes, and online playlists provide links and myriad ways to discover new music and follow artists.

While New Age has always had a dedicated fanbase, the genre has seen a recent rise in popularity among Millennials, producers, and DJs; younger generations are finding respite in this quieter alternative music, as noted in the New York Times article "For New Age, the Next Generation" and in a FACT Magazine interview with LA producer Matthewdavid stating, "While enduring a period of depression, he found that listening to new age had a therapeutic effect; ‘Planetary Unfolding’, a grandiose cosmic symphony released by American composer Michael Stearns in 1981, was a particularly significant discovery: 'That record saved my life.'"

The promotional CD is sent to radio programmers for airplay and giveaways; previous volumes of SFTC appeared on New Age Music Odyssey, New Age Stars, New Age Universe, and were chosen as “Album of the Year” by Reviews New Age and New Age World Music. International radio programs such as Radio Despi’s La Otra Orilla in Spain and Radio Plenitude in France have dedicated entire programs to playing the collection from start to finish. The compilations also provide programmers an excellent way to fill 3-4 hours of airtime during vacations or the inevitable sick day. Requests for airplay & giveaway copies are welcome via email to bethhilton(at)theBcompany(dot)com;

Sounds from the Circle X is available from the New Age Music Circle and participating artists as a physical MP3 CD, and is also duplicated as online playlists in Spotify and iTunes. The CDs are also distributed at the ZMR Awards, INATS, MIDEM, GATE, GRAMMY events, film festivals, celebrity gift bags, and industry events where the music reaches new listeners, filmmakers, music therapists and others.

To participate, artists can become members of the New Age Music Circle; online, the compilation is searchable everywhere using @SoundsFTCircle and #SFTC.

For more information, media review copies, event distribution, and promotional giveaways contact Beth Hilton, The B Company,, at 310-560-8390.


Beth Hilton
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“She Whispers in Tall Grasses”

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