June 5, 2020 11:10 am
The 2020 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers includes Alan L. Yatvin of the Philadelphia Law Firm Popper & Yatvin. This is Yatvin\’s 17th consecutive year of being honored, having been named a Super Lawyer every year since the program\’s creation in 2004. The Super Lawyer distinction is given to only a very small percentage of Pennsylvania\’s attorneys each year. Attorneys are only considered for inclusion in the list of top rated attorneys if they have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement across 12 indicators. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto the list. The selection process, recognized as...
November 21, 2019 2:08 pm
After a six-year campaign, Kathleen and Sean, parents of twin girls with Autism and an Intellectual Disability, have succeeded in changing the policies and procedures of the School District of Philadelphia regarding identifying and assigning 1:1 assistants to children who need them.
June 19, 2019 1:05 pm
On June 18, 2019, United States District Judge Nina Gershon, of the Eastern District of New York, certified a class defined as: All students with diabetes who are now or will be entitled to receive diabetes related care and attend New York City Department of Education schools. The case, M.F., et al. v. The New York City Department of Education, et al., was brought by the parents of three New York City public school students with diabetes and the American Diabetes Association, suing as an organizational plaintiff on behalf of its members who who include children with Type 1 and Type 2...
November 1, 2018 4:06 pm
Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin is serving as co-counsel in a federal class action lawsuit filed on November 1, 2018, alleging the New York City public schools routinely violate the rights of students with diabetes by denying them necessary services and even excluding them from some school activities altogether. Almost two months into another school year, many parents of children with diabetes still face the impossible choice of sending their child to school without knowing whether their child will receive the necessary diabetes-related care or keeping them at home. Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”), the American Diabetes Association (“ADA”), and...
September 27, 2018 1:27 pm
A decade ago Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (Bemba) was charged by the Office of the Prosecutor (Prosecutor) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003 (murder and rape as crimes against humanity, murder and rape as war crimes, and pillaging as a war crime). Mr. Bemba was President of the Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC), a political party founded by him and based in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Commander-in-Chief of its military branch. The events giving rise to the charges took place on...
May 8, 2018 5:09 pm
In the June of 2016, the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) asked Board Member Alan L. Yatvin to chair the ADA’s Insulin Access Workgroup to address the problem of access to affordable insulin. Charged with helping to develop and inform ADA policy, the Workgroup was made up of members and officers of the Board of Directors. Working with then-Chief Advocacy Officer, Shereen Arent, the Workgroup developed a Resolution on Insulin Affordability which was approved by the Board on November 17, 2016. Yatvin then worked with ADA staff to build and publicize an on-line petition based on the resolution, seeking...