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Sunshine Capital Inc. Announces Launch of Its Fully Validated and Secured Website DIBCOIN.US to Distribute Its New Cryptocurrency DIBCOIN

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / PINK:SCNP) today announces the Company has officially launched https://DIBCOIN.US/ to assist in the distribution of its new crypto currency DIBCOIN, the previously announced special opportunity provided to all shareholders of record as of October 10, 2016. DIBCOIN.US will enable potential investors and interested parties to retrieve information and complete their due diligence on DIBCOIN.

Local Banker Luz Gonzalez Joins Bank of Southern California, N.A.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that Luz Gonzalez has joined the Company as Branch Sales Manager of its Rancho Mirage branch. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez served the Coachella Valley community as a Deputy Sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, following a successful eleven-year career at El Paseo Bank.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Selects nCino to Improve Workflow Process

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that it has selected nCino’s Bank Operating System to automate the Bank’s lending and treasury management processes, enabling the bank to ultimately better serve its customers.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Clarifies Distribution of DIBCOIN and Announces the Upcoming Opportunity for Its Shareholders

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announces clarification of its unique opportunity to shareholders. On September 23, 2016, the Company announced that it would distribute to the October 10, 2016 shareholders of record one DIBCOIN for each share that a shareholder owned.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces $7 Million Capital Offering

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that it has signed a stock purchase agreement for a private placement of $7 million of the Bank’s common stock with Castle Creek Capital, based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The transaction is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approvals and other standard closing conditions.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Appointment of Venture Capitalist and Stock Market Magnate, Adam T. Petty as New President & CEO

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP) today announced that it has appointed venture capitalist and stock market magnate Adam T. Petty as the new president and CEO of both Sunshine Capital and DIB Funding to help execute the acquisitions of profitable private companies using the newly created DIBCOIN as currency.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces the First Ever Cryptocurrency Dividend of DIBCOIN to Its Shareholders

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that The Board of Directors has approved the first ever dividend of a cryptocurrency coin, DIBCOIN to its shareholders.

DIB Funding Inc. Has Created the First Cryptocurrency, ‘DIBCOIN,’ to be Used by Sunshine Capital Inc. for Asset Acquisitions

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that DIB Funding, Inc. has created the cryptocurrency known as “DIBCOIN” and will hold these DIBCOINs in Sunshine Capital Inc.’s portfolio. DIBCOIN will be used to acquire not only profitable private companies, but all assets used by the company. Sunshine’s use of DIBCOIN eliminates any debt or dilution to the existing shareholders.

Bank of Southern California Recognized as a Top Small Business Lender

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has been recognized as a top small business lender in San Diego County based on the volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated according to the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s fiscal year-end lender rankings as of July 31, 2016.

Bank of Southern California Completes Acquisition of Opus Bank Branch

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) has completed the purchase of the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank. The transaction closed on Friday, August 19, 2016. Customers of the Opus Bank La Quinta branch were consolidated into the existing La Quinta branch of Bank of Southern California. As of Monday, August 22, 2016, the former Opus Bank La Quinta customers now have access to all Bank of Southern California locations, including three Coachella Valley branches located in La Quinta, El Paseo-Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Appoints Honson Luma as VP to Assist In Its Plan to Enter the Cryptocurrency Market

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announces that it has appointed Honson Luma as Vice President of Sunshine Capital, Inc. and DIB Funding, Inc. to assist both companies’ entry in the cryptocurrency market.

Bank of Southern California Provides $5 Million in Financing to OWB Real Estate Holdings, LLC

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has provided $5 million in financing as senior lender in part of a larger financing arrangement for OWB Real Estate Holdings, LLC. The financing was a combination of bank borrowing, and loans secured through the Federally backed New Market Tax Credit program. The financing provided funds used for the acquisition of land, improvements, and equipment of a shuttered beef slaughter and processing plant in Brawley, Calif., formerly operated by National Beef.

Baldor Specialty Foods and Whole Foods Market Inc. Announce The Baldor Forager Launch at New Williamsburg Store

HUNTS POINT, N.Y., July 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Baldor Specialty Foods, the premier ingredient source for NYC’s best chefs, today announced a collaboration with Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region that will make the company’s selection of unique culinary items available to home cooks for the first time through an in-store, digital kiosk called The Baldor Forager which will launch exclusively on July 26 in coordination with the grand opening of Whole Food Market Williamsburg.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Acquires Small Cap Development, Inc. to Assist in Portfolio Acquisitions

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) announces it has acquired Small Cap Development, Inc. to help with the execution of the Company’s plan to acquire positions in multiple public companies.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Appoints James R J Scheltema as New President and CEO to Execute ‘The Duffy Plan’ for the Company

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announces that it has appointed James R J Scheltema as the Company’s new President and CEO to execute “Daniel J Duffy’s plan” of turning the Company into a well-structured, revenue, earnings and asset based company.

Bank of Southern California to Acquire Opus Bank Branch

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank located at 78080 Calle Estado #101, La Quinta, pending regulatory approval. The sale is anticipated to close on or about August 19, 2016.

Wells Fargo Approves Hybrid eClosings on Pavaso’s Digital Close Platform

PLANO, Texas, May 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc. (Pavaso), a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle, announced that Wells Fargo has named Pavaso an approved vendor for “hybrid” eClosings. In a hybrid eClosing, select documents are printed and “wet signed,” but much of the closing package is executed electronically. Effective immediately, Wells Fargo will accept loans closed on Pavaso’s Digital Close(SM) platform using this hybrid process.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Approval of All Recommendations Made by Investment Trustee Daniel J Duffy, to Cancel 92% of Company’s Outstanding Shares

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved all recommendations made by Advisory Board Member and Investment Trustee, Daniel J Duffy.

Daniel Joseph Duffy Descendants’ Trust Acquires Controlling Interest In Sunshine Capital, Inc.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP) today announced that its parent Company DIB Funding, Inc. has been acquired by the Daniel Joseph Duffy Descendants Trust.

Kt Duong and Troy Ferguson Join Bank of Southern California

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), welcomes Kt Duong and Troy Ferguson, as Vice President, Business Relationship Managers to its seasoned team of bankers. Mr. Duong has been in banking and finance for 8 years, including Commercial Capital Partners, Commercewest Bank and Citigroup. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Wholesale Trading Co-Op is Acquired by The Carlyle Group and Rebrands as Wholesale Trading Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., March 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wholesale Trading Co-op Insurance Services, a privately-held wholesale insurance specialist serving a group of leading retail insurance brokers, announced today that The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in wholesale insurance broker JenCap Holdings, LLC and the assets of Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, which will be re-named Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC. Wholesale Trading is currently owned by its management team and external private investors.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Updates Shareholders and Announces the Opening of Its New Corporate Website

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., March 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP) announces the opening of its new corporate website. Shareholders and other interested parties can view the new website at www.PinkSheetsSCNP.com.

4 Guys And A Roof Selected to Join Premier Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Program

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toledo-based roofing company, 4 Guys And A Roof announced today they have been hand-selected to join the premier Owens Corning(TM) Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Network, based upon its commitment to service, installations, reliability, and unparalleled craftsmanship.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Informs Shareholders of Proposed Recommendations by Advisory Board Member Daniel J. Duffy

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Feb. 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets: SCNP) today announces the recommendations by Advisory Board Member and Financial Expert Daniel J. Duffy, to increase shareholder value for the company.

Bank of Southern California Announces Senior Vice President Promotions

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced the promotion of Marie Crivello and Debbie Marshall to Senior Vice President. Ms. Crivello joined Bank of Southern California in 2012 as Vice President, Client Relationship Manager. She has over 16 years of banking and client relationship management experience. Ms. Marshall joined the bank in 2011 as Vice President, Deposit Operations, bringing over 30 years of banking, compliance, and risk management experience to the bank.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces That Daniel J. Duffy Has Joined The Company’s Advisory Board

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Feb. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP) today announced that micro-cap stock magnate and mergers-acquisitions expert Daniel J. Duffy has agreed to join the Company’s Advisory Board.

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. will present at the SeeThruEquity Healthcare Investor Conference on January 11

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. (OTC:MDIT / OTCMKTS:MDIT), specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions announces today that CEO, Michaela Ott and CFO, Robert McCullough will present at the SeeThruEquity First Annual Microcap Healthcare Investor Conference on Monday, January 11, 2016, at the Fairmont San Francisco.

Bank of Southern California Announces Ticker Symbol Change to BCAL

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), announced today that FINRA has approved a change in the Company’s stock symbol. As of Monday, December 21, 2015 the new trading symbol for Bank of Southern California is BCAL. The former symbol, FBBN is no longer valid.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces Joint Venture with Widjits, Inc. to Publish Three Book Deal with Micro Cap Magnate Daniel J. Duffy

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Nov. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (PinkSheets:SCNP) today announced a joint venture with the publishing division of Widjits, Inc., an independent company, of a three book deal with micro-cap stock magnate Daniel J. Duffy, who is in prison and currently appealing convictions for murder and conspiracy to commit murder, crimes which Mr. Duffy denies any participation in.

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports a Profitable Third Quarter and Nine Month 2015 Results

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCQB:MDIT, the ‘Company’ / OTCMKTS:MDIT) specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions announces its third quarter and nine month 2015 results.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces New President and CEO

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Nov. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SCNP) today announced that Mr. Lindel Regis has been chosen as President and CEO of the Company. ‘We are going to build shareholder value,’ stated the new appointment, Mr. Regis.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces New Controlling Interest In Company, New Business Plan and New Corporate Headquarters

PEMBROKE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pinksheets-SCNP / Pink Sheets:SCNP) today announced that controlling interest of its publicly traded common shares has been acquired by newly formed Delaware company, DIB Funding, Inc., which has ownership of the forthcoming diversified media company, Widjits, Inc. It is anticipate that Widjits Inc. will become its own publicly traded company and possible dividend shares will be issued to existing shareholders of Sunshine Capital, Inc. as of a future dividend date.

Journey Sales Announces Sponsorship of the 2015 CEB Sales and Marketing Summit

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Journey Sales, a leading provider of innovative customer engagement solutions for sales professionals, is pleased to announce that they will be a sponsor of the CEB 2015 Sales and Marketing Summit, to be held October 20-22 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rhonda Guthrie Promoted to Senior Vice President at Bank of Southern California

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCQB:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) has announced the promotion of Rhonda Guthrie to the position of Senior Vice President, Loan Administration. With over 20 years in Loan Administration, Guthrie joined the Company in 2013 as Loan Administration Manager responsible for all functions related to loan processing, documentation, compliance and loan servicing.

Gmate SMART mobile diabetes monitoring system launches in all Kmart pharmacies

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philosys, Inc. announces today that all Kmart pharmacies nationwide are now offering the Gmate(R) SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the latest in mHealth technology for diabetes management. Gmate SMART is available in all Kmart pharmacies as of September 2015. The Gmate SMART meter and App deliver fast and accurate blood glucose test results right to your smartphone.

Tom Welch and Tammy DeWitt Join Bank of Southern California

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCQB:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) welcomes Tom Welch as Senior Vice President, SBA Department Manager and Tammy DeWitt as Vice President, SBA Loan Underwriting Manager to its seasoned team of Southern California bankers. Both Mr. Welch and Ms. Dewitt have been in the banking industry for 37 years and both have over 27 years of SBA and conventional lending and relationship management experience.

KCLI: Shareholder Issues Letter to Board of Directors, Believes Proposed ‘Go-Private’ Transaction Structured Unfairly

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Sept. 9, 2015, Sherow Management, LLC, an outside shareholder, sent a letter addressed to the Kansas City Life Insurance Co (NASDAQ:KCLI) Board Chairman in response to the Company’s proposed ‘Go-Private’ Transaction. Sherow believes the deal is unfair to outside shareholders and should be amended.

Bank of Southern California Announces Coachella Valley Advisory Board

PALM DESERT, Calif., Sept. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCQB:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) announced the creation of its Coachella Valley Advisory Board. This board is comprised of prominent members of the business community in the Desert Cities region who will help increase the bank’s presence and market awareness while providing valuable input to better understand the business needs in the Coachella Valley.

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. successfully obtained Mexican Tender for 31 Stainers and First Delivery of new Manual Microtome to China

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc., ( OTCQB:MDIT / OTCMKTS:MDIT ) specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions announces its Mexican distributor, ATYDE won a public tender for delivery of 31 MEDITE tissue staining machines with a the total retail value of approximately $600,000. This is the first major sale to Mexico for MEDITE.

Verify Smart Corporation Acquires Controlling Interest in Surf Smart Solutions, LLC

FERNLEY, Nev., Aug. 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Verify Smart Corporation (OTCBB: VSMR / OTCMKTS:VSMR), a global innovator in financial fraud prevention and digital content distribution to the mobile channel, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 55 percent of Surf Smart Solutions, LLC a Wyoming based online software security company.

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and Six Month 2015 Results

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. (‘Company,’ OTCQB symbol: MDIT / OTCBB:MDIT), specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions announces second quarter and six month 2015 results.

Homewood Suites – Seattle/Lynnwood Sold to RLJ Lodging Trust

SEATTLE, Wash., July 28, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kennedy and Mohn announced today that they represented Legacy Hospitality, an Albuquerque based hotel development and operating company, in the sale of the 170-room Homewood Suites by Hilton, Seattle/Lynnwood. The hotel was acquired by RLJ Lodging Trust for $37.9 million or approximately $223,000 per key.

D-Link India signs MoU with Telangana government for collaboration to develop local IT industry and cultivate local talent

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Driving forward with their local India presence, D-Link signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government to bolster the local IT industry by improving network infrastructure, investing in the region, and developing new talent.

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Change of Auditor

ORLANDO, Fla., May 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. (‘Company,’ OTCQB symbol: ‘MDIT’ / OTCBB:MDIT), specializing in the development, manufacturing and marketing of molecular biomarkers and premium medical devices for detection, risk assessment and diagnosis of cancer and precancerous conditions, announces change of auditors.

Lumber Liquidators’ Laminate Flooring Installers Urged to Contact Weitz and Luxenberg

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring has dangerously high levels of formaldehyde, a toxin so harmful that Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit in March against the company on behalf of consumers who installed this highly toxic flooring in their homes.

The FootMate System Now Available in Whole Foods Market Midwest Stores

COMMERCE, Calif., May 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The FootMate(R) System by Gordon Brush will be available to Whole Foods Market Midwest customers in the 44 stores comprising the region beginning in May, 2015.

Arbitration Hearings Scheduled: Wolinskys vs. American International Industries, Inc. and Daniel Dror

HOUSTON, Texas, April 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arbitration hearings have been scheduled for May 8, 2015 and May 13-15, 2015 regarding breach of contract, defamation and fraud claims for at least $131,081.21 filed against American International Industries, Inc. (‘American’; Ticker: AMIN / OTC:AMIN), and its CEO, Daniel Dror, by Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American, and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife.

Weitz and Luxenberg Brings Class Action Against Lumber Liquidators

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., on Wednesday filed a class action lawsuit seeking to make Lumber Liquidators, Inc., pay restitution to consumers who purchased from the home-improvements retailer certain brands of laminate flooring found to emit high levels of health-harming formaldehyde, the law firm announced.

Former Director to Consolidate Civil Lawsuits Filed Against American International Industries, Inc. and its CEO, Daniel Dror

HOUSTON, Texas, March 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American International Industries, Inc. (‘American’; Ticker ‘AMIN’), and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife, have agreed to the consolidation of their defamation and fraud claims that were pending in two separate civil lawsuits against American and its CEO, Daniel Dror, in the Harris County District Courts into the ongoing Houston arbitration proceeding announced by American on December 17, 2014.

Weitz & Luxenberg Probes Lumber Liquidators Toxic Flooring Claims

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A ’60 Minutes’ expose this week of Lumber Liquidators, alleging the home-improvements corporation made profits by selling laminate flooring that emits harmful levels of formaldehyde, prompted Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. to announce today it is investigating claims from consumers who purchased the hazardous Chinese-made product.

Anthem Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit, Weitz & Luxenberg Announces

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.

Former Director Files Two Lawsuits Against American International Industries, Inc. and its CEO, Daniel Dror

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American International Industries, Inc. (OTCBB:AMIN / OTCQB: AMIN), and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife, have filed two civil lawsuits (Cause No. 2014-74771 filed 12/31/2014 in the 157th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas alleging defamation and Cause No. 2015-00708 filed 01/07/2015 in the 11th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas alleging fraud) against AMIN and its CEO and President, Daniel Dror.

Bank of Southern California Successfully Raises $7.2 Million in Capital

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California (OTCQB:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) (the ‘Bank’) announced today that it completed a private placement of approximately $7.2 million of its common stock, positioning the Company to grow its Southern California Franchise.

Verify Smart Corporation Finalizes Joint Venture with Global Technologies International Limited Group

FERNLEY, Nev., Nov. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Verify Smart Corp (OTCBB:VSMR / OTCMKTS:VSMR), a global innovator in financial fraud prevention and digital content distribution to the mobile channel, announced today that it has signed a joint venture and software development, hosting and maintenance agreement with Globrin Systems and Solutions, Ltd. Globrin will maintain and support the new Prvii Celebrity Services Platform and will continue development on Prvii Mobile Applications for iPhone and Android devices.

MorVest Capital Completes New Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR) Credit Facility, Adding to its Market Leading Total

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MorVest Capital, in concert with its funding partner Customers Bank (NASDAQ: CUBI), today announced that this week it has closed another mortgage servicing rights (MSR) credit facility for a Virginia company, adding to its growing tally. MorVest Capital, LLC is a boutique investment firm primarily focused on providing capital and strategic solutions to the mortgage banking and residential finance industry.

James Allen to Collaborate with Sears in Redefining Omni-Channel Bridal Jewelry

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — James Allen, a leading engagement ring and certified loose diamond retailer, announced today that it is working with Sears to provide an exclusive and innovative in-store shopping experience at 16 Sears locations throughout New York, Maryland and Puerto Rico.

Bank of Southern California Acquires Frontier Bank, FSB dba El Paseo Bank

PALM DESERT, Calif., Nov. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Markets FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) announced today that it purchased substantially all the assets and liabilities of Frontier Bank, FSB dba El Paseo Bank through a purchase and assumption agreement with the FDIC.

Weitz and Luxenberg, Allied Firms Obtain Stryker Rejuvenate, ABGII Hip Implants Settlement; Payouts Could Top $1 Billion

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stryker Corp. has agreed to pay potentially more than $1 billion to settle claims from patients injured by the company’s Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants, the nationally prominent personal-injury law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg today announced.

Mark Gustafson Joins Bank of Southern California

PALM DESERT, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:FBBN) today announced that seasoned community banker, Mark Gustafson has been appointed to lead the bank’s Coachella Valley region. Mr. Gustafson most recently served as Market President for First California Bank which was sold and merged into Pacific Western Bank. He also served as President and CEO of Canyon National Bank, Ogden BancShares, Inc.

Utelogy Corporation and Meru Networks Present Intelligent Campus Solutions at Educause 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio-visual control and management software will demonstrate its capabilities over SDN-enabled Wi-Fi powered by Meru Networks, Inc. in booth 1037 at Educause 2014, being held September 29 through October 2, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. Meru is a leader in intelligent networking and the only wireless LAN vendor to have received OpenFlow(TM) conformance.