2 CSOs threaten legal action against MoFA

Stakeholders in the domestic piggery industry are threatening legal action which could result in a total import blockade on pork products across board – should the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) fail to disclose detailed information on a recent agreement to buy large quantities of pork from the United States.

Two of such stakeholder civil society organisations (CSOs) – the Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana (CAG) and National Pig Farmers Association (NPFA) – have said they are being frustrated by MoFA in their quest to obtain full information and documents on the agreement.

The lack of consultation, detailed information and documents on the agreement that was signed between government and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is creating panic among domestic pig farmers, feed producers and key sector stakeholders.

CAG and the NPFA said a legal action and petition through the International Trade Commission of Ghana, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and other relevant bodies will be presented in the coming days to ban all pork imports should MoFA fail to disclose full information on the deal.

“We don’t have the document to know the extent of the agreement and its impacts. MoFA is frustrating us and hiding information from stakeholders,” CAG’s Chief Executive Officer, Selorm Anthony Morrison, told the B&FT.

Application for right to information

Mr. Morrison said an application has been made by lawyers of CAG and the NPFA to the Right to Information Commission (RTI) to compel the ministry to release all necessary details and information on the agreement.

“The full details, when available to industry players, will enable us to learn what the agreement entails and what aspects require redress when we go to court,” he said.

Background

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the B&FT reported that MoFA had reached an agreement with the

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International Attorneys Invited to LinkedIn Live Event for Understanding of Section 1782(a)

Olivier Thevoz, Esq., international business attorney.

Olivier Thevoz, Esq., US-based international attorney focused on Section 1782(a)

Free 30-minute LinkedIn Live education events are open to any international attorney and legal staff.

International attorneys understanding Section 1782(a) can thus gain a significant advantage by obtaining valuable evidence in the United States to support foreign procedures.”

— Olivier Thevoz, Esq.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Olivier Thevoz, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner of THEVOZ & Partners, with a focus on Section 1782(a) and how to obtain evidence in the United States for international proceedings, is holding a free 30-minute LinkedIn Live education event in English on 12 July 2022, and in French on 14 July 2022. Both events are open to any international attorney and legal staff.

The events, entitled “Obtaining Evidence Located in the United States for International Proceedings,” will feature Mr. Thevoz presenting an analysis of the recent US Supreme Court decision regarding the use of Section 1782(a). In addition, he will address some of the most frequently asked questions about Section 1782(a).

“I strongly believe in educating international attorneys about the opportunity of obtaining evidence located in the United States for foreign legal procedures”, said Thevoz. He added, “The evidence rules in the United States are well-known to be one of the wider in the world. International attorneys understanding Section 1782(a) can thus gain a significant advantage by obtaining valuable evidence in the United States to support foreign procedures.”

The events will be held at the following times:

English Language Presentation:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00 am-10:30 am EDT (4:00 pm-4:30 pm Swiss time)

French Language Presentation:
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 4:00 pm-4:30 pm Swiss time (10:00 am-10:30 am EDT)

Attorneys and legal staff can register and attend one of the free LinkedIn Live events by visiting the

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President Biden Announces Five New Nominees to Serve as US Attorneys, Two to Serve as US Marshals

President Biden is announcing five new nominees to serve as US Attorneys across the country, as well as two new nominees to serve as US Marshals. These are officials who will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as top federal law enforcement officials.

These individuals were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.

The President has proposed a budget that would significantly increase funding for law enforcement as part of a comprehensive approach to tackling the rising crime rate this administration inherited last year.

The President has also launched a comprehensive effort to take on the uptick in gun crime that has been taking place since 2020—putting more cops on the beat, supporting community prevention programs, and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking. Confirming US Attorneys as the chief federal law enforcement officers in their district is important for these efforts.

The President has now announced 53 nominees to serve as US Attorneys, and 11 nominees to serve as US Marshals.

US Attorney Announcements

Adair Ford Boroughs, United States Attorney Nominee for the District of South Carolina

Adair Ford Boroughs is a founding partner of Boroughs Bryant, LLC where she has practiced since 2021. From 2017 to 2019, she was the Executive Director of Charleston Legal Access. Ms. Boroughs served as a law clerk for Judge Richard M. Gergel on the US District Court for the District of South Carolina from 2013 to 2017. She was previously a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2007 to 2013. Ms. Boroughs received her JD from Stanford Law School in 2007 and BS, summa cum laudefrom

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Trump’s Attorneys Struggle to Serve Lisa Page, Peter Strzok

Photos show of Donald Trump, Lisa Paige, Peter Strzok, and Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump, Lisa Paige, Peter Strzok, and Hillary Clinton.

Among a flurry of legal filings on Thursday and Friday were two notable details in Donald Trump’s sprawling RICO civil lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and a variety of other defendants, including Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.

The first detail is this: Trump’s layers said they were struggling to serve copies of the lawsuit, which attempts to assert a vast conspiracy existed against Trump’s 2016 presidential win, upon Page and Strzok.

As to Page:

The Plainiff has attempted service unsuccessfully six (6) times on the Defendant, Lisa Page, with the most recent attempt on June 30, 2022. In the interim, a copy of the Complaint and Summons was sent via certified mail to the Attorney General and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (Anthony Erickson-Pogorzelski), with both return receipts dated on May 2, 2022. Moreover, today, counsel for the Plaintiff spoke to Attorney Stephen R. Terrell, who is an attorney with the United States Department of Justice, representing the United States current and former Federal Employees. Mr. Terrel is unable to accept service on behalf of Lisa Page, but did assist in providing the lawyer, law firm, who has represented Lisa Page, previously. As such, counsel for the Plaintiff has sent an email to the counsel, requesting if she will accept service of process on behalf of her client. If service is accepted, the Plainiff will provide an updated Status Report to the Court.

As to Strzok, a similar thread:

The Plainiff has attempted service unsuccessfully six (6) times on the Defendant, Peter Strzok. In the interim, a copy of the Complaint and Summons was sent via certified mail to the Attorney General and the United States Attorney for the Southern District

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THEVOZ Attorneys is now THEVOZ & Partners

Olivier Thevoz, Esq., international business and tax attorney.

Olivier Thevoz, Managing Partner, THEVOZ & Partners

Fabrice Kuhn, international business and tax attorney

Fabrice Kuhn, Partner, THEVOZ & Partners

Olivier Francioli, international business and tax attorney

Olivier Francioli, Partner, THEVOZ & Partners

The fast-growing law firm is well-positioned to offer expanded services to international business and tax clients.

The name THEVOZ & Partners better reflects the contributions of our firm’s partners and their diverse experience in expanded areas of international business law.”

— Olivier Thevoz, Esq.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — THEVOZ Attorneys, a fast-growing international business and tax law firm with offices in Switzerland and the United States, has announced that the firm will adopt the name THEVOZ & Partners to reflect the recent growth of the firm along with its outlook for continued growth and expansion.

Olivier Thevoz, Managing Partner of THEVOZ & Partners, said, “The name THEVOZ & Partners better reflects the contributions of our firm’s partners and their diverse experience in expanded areas of international business law.” He added, “We are well-positioned to offer expanded services to clients as a result of the growth of our firm.”

Partner Fabrice Kuhn added, “As a boutique law firm with offices in the United States and Switzerland, we are able to provide high-quality, direct, and personal services to our clients having US-Swiss cross-border issues. This makes our firm unique.”

The firm’s newest Partner Olivier Francioli went on to add, “The complementary skills of our partners allow us to meet all our clients’ needs in terms of legal services in the field of tax and business law.”

THEVOZ & Partners began in Switzerland as T&CO Attorneys in 2015 and expanded in 2016 opening an office in the United States located in Austin, Texas. The firm has quickly grown to become a leading international business law and international tax law firm with expertise in tax, finance and

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