Los Angeles Roundtable - Lawsuit abuse & its effects on minority small business owners - Thursday, Sept. 22nd

Los Angeles Roundtable - Lawsuit abuse & its effects on minority small business owners - Thursday, Sept. 22nd

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Unscrupulous lawyers seek to take advantage of unknowing business owners; Institute of Legal Reform counters with new public education/media campaign
Los Angeles, CA – The Institute of Legal Reform of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a public education and media campaign designed to help educate and engage Latino business owners who have been or may become victims of lawsuit abuse. The Institute of Legal Reform (ILR) has tracked a tremendous rise in frivolous lawsuits targeting minority/Latino business owners in an effort to educate them so they do not fall victims to lawyers who will scare them into settling a “lawsuit” or threaten to take them to court over inflated or made up violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA).

Roberto Guerrero, owner of Cumaica Coffee in San Francisco, has agreed to tell his story at this roundtable as well as detail his experiences with these unscrupulous lawyers and their lackeys who are only seeking to make easy money on the backs of hard-working entrepreneurs.

Bryan Quigley, Executive Director of ILR, will join Roberto and will discuss the media campaign as well as ILR’s broader efforts to continue educating business owners in all communities about the dangers of lawsuit abuse. We will share the commercial ILR is about to launch on Spanish language media as well as some video that details some of the most compelling stories about lawsuit abuse. Please visit www.lawsuitabuse.com to learn more about the media campaign, additional personal stories of men and women business owners who have become victims of lawsuit abuse, and how small businesses can protect themselves.

WHAT: Roundtable briefing for NAM editors, columnists and reporters on the subject of lawsuit abuse and its effect on small business owners in minority communities.

WHO: Roberto Guerrero, Cumaica Coffee owner and Bryan Quigley, Executive Director Institute of Legal Reform, will unveil a paid media campaign targeted towards Spanish language viewers, and will share a website details broad but similar stories on lawsuit abuse victims.

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 11am to 1pm. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.

WHERE: Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007 (corner of Grand/37th Ave)

PARKING: Free at venue