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Lawsuit Filed Against Owners of Green Diamond Liquor in Halloween DUI Deaths



Samer Habbas is representing the surviving relatives of family killed in drunk driver tragedy

Irvine, California–(Newsfile Corp. – July 30, 2022) – On Halloween night 2019, 20-year-old Carlo Navarro walked into a liquor store and illegally purchased a bottle of whiskey. This would begin a chain of events leading up to the deaths of a mother, father, and their 3-year-old son who were trick-or-treating. Navarro has been officially found guilty, and now, Mr. Habbas is seeking financial restitution via a suit against Green Diamond Liquor.

Samer Habbas is representing the family of Joseph Awaida, Raihan Dakhil, and their son Omar, who were the innocent victims of this senseless crime. See, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Case No: 21STCV39948. As the parents were pushing Omar in his stroller down the streets of Los Cerritos, which was crowded for Halloween, Navarro’s SUV jumped a curb going 70 miles per hour and collided into the family. When first responders arrived, they had to free Omar’s body from a nearby sedan where he was pinned from the impact of the collision. The three were transported with critical injuries, and they all were pronounced dead later.

Joseph was studying to be a pediatrician; Raihan was a passionate social worker; and Omar was just a toddler.

Navarro was found guilty for three counts of murder for driving while intoxicated. Now, attorney Samer Habbas is representing the surviving heirs of the decedent in suing the liquor store Green Diamond Liquor, involved. On the night of the tragedy, a clerk named Amor Amacio at Green Diamond Liquor sold a bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey to Navarro despite knowing that he was not 21 years of age. After leaving the liquor store, Navarro got behind the wheel and proceeded to strike and kill the family of three.

Samer Habbas said, “What happened was a tragedy that should have never taken place. There were failures and lapses in judgment at every level that could have prevented this deadly collision. We intend to do everything in our power to get justice for the family and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.”

Mr. Habbas is seeking financial restitution for the loss of life of their loved one.

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California Business & Professional Code 25658 says it’s illegal to sell, furnish, or give away alcohol to a person under 21 years of age. California’s Dram Shop Law makes it possible to impose liability on a bar, liquor store, or social host providing alcohol to anyone under 21.

Mr. Habbas’ specialty is personal injury, and it’s through his adept knowledge of California laws that he serves his clients. More information can be found at


Samer Habbas & Associates, PC, offers comprehensive legal services for personal injury clients with an emphasis in negotiating the best potential settlements possible.

Anyone with information on the events on the evening in question is encouraged to contact the firm at

Samer Habbas & Associates, PC
200 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: +1 949-727-9300
Facebook: @habbaspilaw

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NovaSparks™, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Clément Pelletier as the new sales and marketing director, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Pelletier will report to Dr. Luc Burgun, CEO and president, beginning on December 1st, 2023.

“Clément possesses a wealth of experience that makes him unique in the industry,” said Luc Burgun, NovaSparks’ chief executive officer and president. “His thorough understanding of the sales process, particularly in the field of trading tools which he acquired over 20 years in Asia, makes him ideally suited to drive our sales and marketing initiatives in APAC. We are pleased to welcome Clément and look forward to his leadership in expanding our operations in Asia.”

Pelletier brings to NovaSparks solid experience in sales and marketing in Asia. Most recently, he served as sales director for the APAC office of Horizon Software, a global leader in electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology. Prior to Horizon Software, he served as CEO of CPIT, an IT services and consulting, specialized in the Fintech industry, based in Hong Kong. Pelletier holds a Master of Engineering from INSA Lyon.

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Broadridge Investment Management Technology Enhances Carlyle’s Private Credit and CLO Portfolio Management Operations




Global Fintech leader Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) announced today that its cloud-based solution, Sentry, has been implemented at global investment firm Carlyle in support of its private credit and collateralized loan obligation (CLO) portfolio management. The Sentry private credit and CLO portfolio management technology will enable Carlyle to more efficiently manage its deal pipeline, trade compliance and loan operations on a single platform, and scale operations as the platform grows.

“With increased demand in credit products and ongoing growth of our product offerings, we wanted the right technology that would enable us to scale up and achieve a platform approach,” said Jim Keogh, Carlyle’s Managing Director and Head of Operations for Global Credit. “Sentry has smoothly integrated with our technology stack and provides functionality that will improve our capabilities as we grow.”

“Working closely with Carlyle, we customized Sentry to specifically suit their portfolio management requirements, which emphasized the need to help manage all aspects of private credit and CLO administration,” said Mike Sleightholme, Broadridge’s president of international and head of asset management solutions. “This implementation really showcases the value of the flexibility and scalability our solution offers and how it helps position firms for growth.”

Broadridge’s Sentry PM is a scalable web-based solution that provides front-to-back-office functionality to both the private debt and syndicated loan markets to increase overall efficiency, including research and pipeline management, pre- and post-trade compliance, analysis of hypothetical trade scenarios, dynamic waterfall projections, loan administration, and data aggregation across strategies, portfolios and assets.

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Nuvei enters global payments partnership with Microsoft




Nuvei Corporation (“Nuvei” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NVEI) (TSX: NVEI), the Canadian fintech company, announces today that it has partnered with Microsoft to deliver leading payment experiences for customers of its products, solutions, and services across many of its key markets.

Microsoft will start using Nuvei’s customizable and agile payments technology in the Middle East and the Africa region, while benefiting from Nuvei’s deep knowledge of local markets to optimize its payments for recurring billing and individual transactions across both its Office and Xbox product ranges.

Other benefits of Nuvei’s global payments capabilities Microsoft is harnessing include optimized authorization rates through local acquisition and superior risk management that minimize false declines, as well as Nuvei’s ability to offer all of the relevant local alternative payment methods (APMs) to each market through a single integration. Philip Fayer, Nuvei Chair and CEO said: “Enabling Microsoft to connect to its customers across a wide range of products is testament to our technology and dedication to world-class customer service. We’re excited to optimize payments for such a universal brand that is trusted and relied upon by so many people.”

“We’re pleased to extend our payment solutions to the Middle East and African region,” added Ajith Thekadath, Vice President Global Payments at Microsoft. “Whether it is a one-off purchase, software subscription, or in-game purchasing, payments are critical to our overall customer experience.  Partnering with Nuvei enables our customers to pay wherever they are and whenever they want to.”

Extending the partnership across geographies and use cases

Nuvei and Microsoft are committed to extending this partnership across additional markets, as well as exploring new use cases to enhance the overall Microsoft experience. This includes Microsoft Dynamics 365, its business applications technology suite that drives operational efficiency and improved enterprise resource management.

Fayer commented: “As two innovative, technology-led businesses that provide solutions to many of the leading international brands across the globe, it makes sense to explore how we can work more cooperatively as we grow our commercial relationship.”

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