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Matvil Corp. Continues Its Fight Against Illegal Actions of the Legal System of Moldova

A case of intellectual rights dispute sheds light on the corrupt legal system of Moldova

TORONTO, Canada, 2020-May-15 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — As one of the leading online ethnic TV providers, operating in North America, Matvil Corp. discovered, there is no reliable system in place that protects legal broadcasters from dishonest competition. In their attempts to enter the US and Canadian markets, Internet pirates commit fraud and manipulate data in order to influence the corrupt legal system of Eastern European countries and try to destabilize operations of successful companies, cause financial damage and hurt their reputation.

The case Radio Star Ltd. against Matvil Corp. is a vivid proof of such practices.

On June 8, 2018, Radio Star Ltd. filed a lawsuit against Matvil Corp. in the court of Chisinau, Moldova, stating that the latter illegally broadcasted a number of Russian and Ukrainian channels on the territory of Moldova.

It should be noted right away that in support of its demands, Radio Star (Moldova), knowingly and deliberately used various methods to circumvent technical protection measures undertaken by Matvil Corp., and subsequently presented them as evidence. Using ExpressVPN program, accomplices or employees of Radio Star (Moldova), (which in this case is a media “pirate”), physically located in the Republic of Moldova, created user accounts and, using American IP addresses, with location in New Jersey, USA, registered on the Matvil Corp website, thereby creating the illusion of receiving services offered by the company.

It should be clarified that ExpressVPN program is a virtual tunnel that virtually changes the physical location of a computer or other electronic device, assigning this device a virtual IP address, indicating a virtual location anywhere in the world (at the choice of the user of this program), while physically, the electronic device is located in its territorial space.

Matvil Corp is a respectable media provider that provides online TV broadcasting services in Canada and the United States. Subscription access to the service for users from the countries of former USSR and Russia is strictly prohibited and unavailable.

However, malicious desire for illegal enrichment pushes such adversaries as Radio Star (Moldova) to resort to illegal actions, falsification, fraud and the commission of crimes using IT technologies.

Moreover, as it became known already in the framework of the trial, Radio Star (Moldova) does not have exclusive rights at all to broadcast Russian and Ukrainian television channels in the territory of the Republic of Moldova. Radio Star (Moldova) is just an agent for the distribution and conclusion of contracts with the end consumer and with a limited duration of contractual agreements.

In addition, Matvil Corp did not receive any claims from the copyright holders, and Radio Star (Moldova) did not provide any evidence that authority was granted by the copyright holders to protect their interests.

Despite all of the above, on January 18, 2019, Chisinau Court of First Instance, Judge Oksana Parfeni, ruled in favor of Radio Star, accepting all their fabricated evidence as reliable, but denied Matvil Corp representatives the right to hear IT experts / specialists and also denied the right to hear those persons who allegedly gained access to the service.

If the court were objective and impartial, then these adversaries would be asked only one question: “For what reason and why did they use ExpressVPN program, used American IP addresses, with location in New Jersey, USA, and did not try to log in on Matvil Corp website under valid Moldovan IP addresses? ”

On February 2, 2019 lawyer Matvil Corp appealed the decision of the first instance, however, even here Matvil Corp had to face partiality.

On April 5, 2019, that is, after 2 months, Chisinau Appeal Chamber issued a Decision, which decided to return the appeal because it was filed by an unauthorized person. The reason for this decision was a banal and completely illegal motive: the power of attorney issued to the company’s lawyer was allegedly not legalized in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova.

It should be noted that this Decision was not sent to Matvil Corp lawyers until May 15, 2019 (apparently it was concealed in order to have the appeal dates expire). Only after applying with an official statement and demanding to indicate at what stage the filed appeal was, the court deigned to issue this Decision.

On the same day, May 15, 2019, the lawyer filed a protest against the Decision dated April 5, 2019, where it was decided to return the appeal, and on June 6, 2019, the Higher Trial Chamber of the Republic of Moldova ruled that the power of attorney was legal, and therefore obliged the Appeals Chamber to consider on its own merits the appeal about the decision of the first instance of the Court.

Thus, the first ray of hope for the objectivity and honesty of the Moldovan Judicial System appeared.

November 14, 2019 – The Appeal Court acknowledged the fact that Radio Star (Moldova) does not have any exclusive rights to broadcast TV programs and does not have the authority to protect the interest of copyright holders and, as a result, reversed the decision of the first instance and dismissed adversaries’ lawsuit.

It seemed as though that justice has triumphed!!!

However, the miracles of the legal / judicial system of Moldova continued.

Just by accident and thanks to the vigilance of the lawyers, it became known that Radio Star submitted cassation appeal to the Supreme Court of Justice on January 14, 2020.

This information appeared on the court’s website, but until today, neither Matvil Corp nor the company’s lawyer have received a copy of this complaint and have not been officially informed of its existence.

Moreover, on March 18, 2020 this complaint has already passed the admissibility procedure, and the review itself is scheduled for May 20, 2020 and, what is noteworthy, without the participation of the parties!

This series of non-compliance with the requirements of the Law by the system itself, which was created to protect it, shows that it serves the interests of a certain group of people.

Using the Moldovan judicial system, unscrupulous competitors try to destabilize the business and cause serious financial and reputational damage to American and Canadian companies that do not conduct and did not intend on conducting business in Moldova.

There is a possibility that a decision will be made to satisfy the decision of the first instance of Court and unreasonably blame Matvil. The company will be deprived of the opportunity to do anything in its defense due to the fact that this will be the last court hearing if the case is not returned to the Court of Appeal.

Given the unreliability, doubtfulness, and bias of the Moldovan judicial system, which allows for the concealment of information or neglects objective facts (visible to the naked eye and not requiring special knowledge), Matvil is not convinced about the objectivity of examination of this completely falsified court case.

If the Supreme Judicial Chamber of Moldova decides in favor of Radio Star Ltd, this will be another glaring evidence of the complete collapse of the Moldovan judicial system.

Media contact:
Mykola Skrynnyk

Illegal Alien Suing Emergency Crews That Saved His Life Should Be Deported

ALIPAC is calling for the federal government to do its job to protect American citizens from harm and exploitation by enforcing the existing laws and deporting Roy Ortiz who recently appeared on Fox News regarding his lawsuit against first responders who had saved his life from flood waters.

Raleigh, NC, USA (March 13, 2014) — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) Press@alipac.us / (866) 703-0864

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is calling for the federal government to do its job to protect American citizens from harm and exploitation by enforcing the existing laws and deporting Roy Ortiz who recently appeared on Fox News regarding his lawsuit against first responders who had saved his life from flood waters.

Gretchen Carlson of Fox News outed Roy Ortiz as an illegal immigrant live on air after Ortiz’s attorney confessed he was in the country illegally during a break. The video is being distributed by ALIPAC at this link….

illegal immigrant sues rescuers that saved his life from flood


“Roy Ortiz shows how alien and exploitative many illegal immigrants in America are,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Many are here to take as much as they can any way they can using a criminal culture that is rife with fraud and deception while at the same time lacking many of the values Americans hold dear. The fact an illegal alien is suing the men and women who risked their lives to save him from flood waters shows an example of much broader trends and attitudes among illegal immigrants.”

William Gheen and ALIPAC manage the world’s largest archive of information in existence on the topic of illegal immigration and illegal immigrants which is found at http://www.ALIPAC.us since 2004.

Numerous news stories and comments are documented on the site each week proving the deadly and costly consequences of the non enforcement of America’s existing border and immigration laws by the Executive Branch under Bush and now Obama.

Illegal immigrants are killing American citizens, stealing taxpayer resources, stealing strategic metals from private and public entities, taking over empty homes from home owners, engaging in identity theft and document fraud that harms American citizens, and now filing frivolous and derogatory lawsuits just like Roy Ortiz.

“We need to keep telling more American citizens the story of Roy Ortiz so they will understand that this is the kind of illegal immigrant Obama and many Republicans want in the country for cheap labor and cheap votes!” said William Gheen. “Roy Ortiz and millions of illegal aliens like him are here in America to take everything they can get their hands on through legal, illegal, fraudulent, and unscrupulous means!”

Unlike the illegal alien Roy Ortiz, William Gheen is no longer allowed on Fox News because he opposes immigration reform amnesty for illegal immigrants which is supported by Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch.

For more information about illegal immigration, illegal immigrants, crimes, terrorism, and the corporate sponsored invasion of America or to schedule interviews with William Gheen please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) Investor Lawsuit could end with $20million Settlement

A settlement in a lawsuit for certain investors in NYSE:CRI shares was proposed and all NYSE:CRI stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

San Diego, CA, USA (February 22, 2012) — The Shareholders Foundation announces that a settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of certain NYSE:CRI investors was proposed.

Investors who purchased Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) shares, between March 16, 2005 through November 10, 2009, and investors who purchased prior to March 2005 and still hold any of those CRI shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.

In November 2009 a lawsuit was filed by investors alleging Carter’s and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The plaintiffs alleged that Carter’s statements and filings between March 16, 2005 through November 10, 2009 were allegedly materially false and misleading.

In September 2011 the parties entered into mediation and in December 2011 a motion for preliminary approval of partial class settlement was filed. Pursuant to the proposed settlement several defendants agreed to pay $20million to end the lawsuit. The settlement still needs final approval by the judge.

Meanwhile certain directors at Carter’s, Inc. still face another lawsuit recently filed by a current long term investor in NYSE: CRI shares. The plaintiff alleges that between 2004 and 2009 former Executive Vice President of Sales at children’s clothing marketer Carter’s Inc. allegedly manipulated the amount of discounts Carter’s granted its largest wholesale customer in order to induce it to purchase greater quantities of Carter’s products. He allegedly then concealed his actions by persuading the customer to defer subtracting the discounts from payments until later financial reporting periods. The plaintiff claims that certain directors caused Carter’s Inc to publicly issue false financial results by improperly reporting millions of dollars in margin support payment to major wholesale customers in incorrect periods and as a result the defendants caused Carter’s to improperly recognize revenue on millions of dollars of product sold via wholesale customers.

Carter’s later had to restate its historical financial statements for the fiscal years 2004-2008 and in late 2010 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the former Executive Vice President of Sales of Carter’s, Inc for allegedly engaging in financial fraud and insider trading.

Those who purchased Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI), including those who purchased CRI shares as early as 2005 or 2004 and currently hold those NYSE CRI shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Media Contact:
Trevor Allen
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 423
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: +1-(858)-779-1554
E-Mail: mail@shareholdersfoundation.com
Web: http://www.shareholdersfoundation.com

Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) Investor files Lawsuit against Directors and alleges Wrongdoing

A current long term investor in Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) filed a lawsuit against directors and officers of Apollo Group over alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and other current long term other current APOL stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation, Inc. at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com.

San Diego, CA, USA (February 13, 2012) — The Shareholders Foundation announces that a lawsuit by a current long term investor in NASDAQ:APOL stock is currently pending against certain directors and officers of Apollo Group, Inc. over alleged breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with certain business practices at certain of its for-profit colleges.

Investors who are current long term investor in shares of Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation, Inc by email at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.

According to the complaint the plaintiff alleges that certain Apollo Group’s officers and directors also caused Apollo Group, Inc to issue a series of allegedly materially false and misleading statements that perpetuated the illusion of Apollo Group’s purportedly strong business model and financial performance, but concealed from shareholders that Apollo Group’s enrollment and revenue growth were due to deceptive marketing practices, and falsely attributed them to the purported quality of Apollo Group’s services.

The plaintiff says in reality a large numbers of Apollo Group’s students were unsuited for its scholastic programs and eventually withdrew from school, and most of these ill-qualified students had Title IV loans that were unable to repay those loans after dropping out. The plaintiff further alleges that Apollo Group routinely attempted to enroll homeless individuals and improperly compensated its enrollment personnel.

The plaintiff alleges that while certain Apollo Group’s officers and directors were making alleged false and misleading statements, certain insiders sold over $470 million of their privately held Apollo Group shares at artificially inflated prices.

Those who purchased Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) shares and presently hold those APOL shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Media Contact:
Joelle Day
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 423
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: +1-(858)-779-1554
E-Mail: mail@shareholdersfoundation.com
Web: http://www.shareholdersfoundation.com

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) Investor Lawsuit over alleged Failure to Maximize Shareholder Value filed

A lawsuit was filed by an investor in NASDAQ:ILMN shares in connection with the takeover offer for Illumina, Inc and NASDAQ:ILMN stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

San Diego, CA, USA (February 06, 2012) — The Shareholders Foundation announces that an investor in shares of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) filed a lawsuit in State Court against the members of Illumina’s board of directors arising out of their alleged breaches of fiduciary duty related to their alleged self-interested and unreasonable responses to a premium, non-coercive buyout offer for Illumina made by Roche Holdings Ltd.

Investors who purchased Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) shares prior to January 24, 2012, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.

On January 3, 2012, Roche made a private, formal offer of $40.00 per share. Rather than considering Roche’s efforts and non-coercive offer in good faith, the defendants rejected it out of hand, so the plaintiff.

Then on January 25, 2012, Roche publicized that it is proposing to acquire all outstanding shares of Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) for $44.50 per share in cash, or an aggregate of approximately $5.7 billion on a fully diluted basis. But on January 26, 2012, Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) already announced that its Board of Directors adopted a Rights Agreement also known as a poison pill that allows to deflect offers for the company.

The plaintiff alleges that defendants refused to consider Roche’s premium, non-coercive offer in good faith and the board’s refusal to make any attempt to negotiate a higher price demonstrates the perpetual nature of the excuses being offered up by the defendants to cover up their true motive for rebuffing Roche.

Those who are current investors in Illumina, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:ILMN) shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Jacob Rosenfeld
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 423
San Diego, CA 92108
Tel: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739
Web: http://www.shareholdersfoundation.com

Hip Replacement Helpline Launched To Assist Victims Of Faulty Hip Replacements

APR 12, 2011 /RTPR/ — Jewish Lawyers Network has launched a hip replacement helpline. According to Lisa Spitzer MSW,” these faulty hip replacements affect seniors at a time in their lives when quality of life and independence are crucial factors” “Any surgery takes longer to recover from. The psychological and physical effects put seniors back months”. ” Having to go through additional pain and surgeries can lead to severe depression and a downhill process”

In the months since a recall of the DePuy ASR XL artificial hip, DePuy might be facing the recall of yet another one of its hip replacements, the Pinnacle Acetabular Component, which has been facing increased scrutiny for its premature failures.

Like the ASR XL, the Depuy Pinnacle is a metal on metal system that was designed to last at least 10-15 years but now, orthopedic surgeons are reporting that these devices have been failing within one to two years of being implanted into their patients.

That’s not good news for DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, which has implanted over 150,000 Pinnacle hip replacements into patients since it was put into service in 2001. Its recent recall of the defective ASR metal-on-metal hip implant systems has forced thousands of hip implant patients to have additional, painful and expensive hip revision surgeries. This effects seniors the most. All surgeries at that age are traumatic with extensive recovery time and rehabilitation. After the surgery, the patient, can spend weeks in a rehabilitation facility away from family, friends and routine. This isolation can effect mood. After discharge there is usually weeks of in home rehabilitation. Going through this once, according to Spitzer, is traumatic, We do not know how many seniors can actually go through this twice and regain the pre-surgery level of functioning. Spitzer feels this will not only affect an individuals quality of life but perhaps even life span, depending on age and other health factors. “If a senior has kept going, for instance, by play golf every day with friends and he or she loses this, it could be a downhill road” You may contact the helpline by calling 1 877-522-2123.

Although the ASR and Pinnacle are both metal on metal systems, there are significant differences between the two insofar as:
* the ASR is a monoblock design whereas the Pinnacle uses a modular system.
* the ASR cup is made of one solid piece of metal whereas the Pinnacle has an outer shell
* The Pinnacle is designed in such a way that the surgeon has the option to place a metal, ceramic or polyethylene liner inside the metal outer cup

Much of the problem seems to be with the Pinnacle 36 mm Ultamet Metal-on-Metal component which is failing at an unacceptably high rate. One of the theories seeking to determine the cause suggests that a design problem flows from the fact that the device has been created with one of the lowest clearance levels in the industry. The only other implant with a clearance level this low is the DePuy ASR.

Attorneys and experts investigating the basis for the high rate of failure point to the product design and believe that DePuy created a very narrow window for proper placement of the prosthesis and inadequately trained surgeons in the proper implantation technique.

Like, the recalled DePuy ASR system, the Pinnacle was permitted to reach the market under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) controversial 510(k) approval process, which allows a medical device to be placed on the market without being subjected to necessary clinical trials as long as the manufacturer can show that the device is “substantially equivalent” to a device already approved on the market. DePuy’s ASR system avoided obligatory clinical trials by showing that it was fundamentally similar to the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system, raising some serious issues.

Recently, the FDA has received hundreds of complaints and adverse incident reports against the Pinnacle system, attributed mostly to the Pinnacle’s propensity to prematurely separate from the bone. Moreover, like many other metal on metal devices, constant friction in the Pinnacle may cause an increased risk of metallosis, i.e. the release of miniscule metal particles into the surrounding soft tissue or bloodstream.

All of this has resulted in a wave of new lawsuits being filed around the country against DePuy. Just last week, a motion was filed in the United States District Court in California seeking to consolidate all DePuy Pinnacle cases before one judge in what is known as a multi- district litigation, or MDL. The MDL Panel is scheduled to rule on this application in May.

In the interim, the helpline and its hip replacement team continue to investigate claims of Pinnacle failures and counsel our clients on what to do in the event that they need revision surgery.

If you or a loved one have been implanted with a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement and are experiencing any pain or disability:
-See a doctor immediately.
-Do not release any of your confidential medical information to any DePuy representatives before speaking to experienced hip replacement counsel.
-If you are told that you will need hip revision surgery, make sure that the removed component parts are preserved. Your counsel should be familiar with this process and be working with the proper experts to insure that it is done correctly.

Spitzer says “I have huge concerns about the number of recalls and the new replacements that keep getting added to the list” “This effects our huge aging population. Individuals over the age of 60 and, more so, 70 are effected. Individuals with numerous falls and hip fractures are candidates as well. This could effect a huge population by the time all the information comes out”

“From a social work perspective” says Spitzer this is very serious. The helpline assists individuals in getting legal advice.
The helpline can be reached at 1 877 522 – 2123

Contact Details:
1 877 522 2123