Friday, April 25, 2014

Bibiyan Family Philanthropic Foundation Now Accepting 2014 Applicants

Now in it’s fourth year, the annual BFPF award for social good is proud to announce it is now ready to accept applications for its coveted award.tom bibiyan
Says Founder Tom Bibiyan “We’d like to thank all our faithful contributors for making this foundation get off to a solid start. In only four short years we’ve managed to build a serious buzz around our cause. If you or someone you know is using the web, technology, or innovation for social good, we’d love to hear from you.” Past winners of the BFPF award include:
Interested parties and companies may submit their creative concept for social good via the website at bibiyan.org ; Please make sure to include a short synopsis and link in your submission.
About Bibiyan Family Philanthropic Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bibiyan Family Philanthropic Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.
Below please find a list of core values that are inherently significant to the foundation and its goals going forward.
Innovation; We want to reward contemporary, high tech companies that use creative and innovative means to address social problems. We intend on giving out grants, awards, and additional accolades to companies or groups that fit. Ben & Jerry’s was the first company to be awarded the BFPF Award for Social Good
Humanity; The foundation intends on supporting the most essential of humanitarian causes and organizations. The American Red Cross, and Glasser Pediatric AIDS foundation are two such organizations BFPF remains committed to.
Spirituality; The need for spirituality in our society has never been greater. From all walks of spiritual and religious life, BFPF will continue to support causes rooted in helping the community reach its full spiritual potential. Chabad House of New York and California along with The Center for Buddhism in Los Angeles are just two such examples of organizations we pledge further commitment to.
Liberty & Democracy; To support political movements that dictate liberty, democracy, and fairness for all members of society has become a pivotal point for BFPF and will no doubt continue in the future. Democracy Now, Common Dreams, and the Occupy Movements have all been supported in the past by BFPF.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ramon Toledo Found Guilty of Fraud

The California Appellate Court determined on May 4th 2011 that the ongoing civil case involving Ramon Toledo and Thomas Bibiyan had been based on both what it has determined to be frivolous litigation and malicious use of process.

In law, frivolous litigation is the practice of starting or carrying on law suits that, due to their lack of legal merit, have little to no chance of being won.  The Court determined that Plaintiff’s counsel did not undergo proper due diligence prior to initiating a claim against Mr. Bibiyan, and therefore laid the groundwork for this favorable judgment to be brought.

Mr. Bibiyan filed a counter-claim and appeal against Ramon Toledo (also known as Ramon Alberto Toledo and Ramon Toledo Arnaiz) in September 2010 for slander, defamation, and malicious prosecution. The court has since determined that Case No. 07cv0695 BEN (BLM) had been issued and served based not on any tangible facts or evidence, but rather on Plaintiffs misinformation from their own counsel including further untenable and unsubstantiated grounds. The Courts awarded Mr. Bibiyan $19,165,830 for damages done to his previously impeccable reputation by Ramon Toledo’s persistent misuse of the California Courts, in addition to dissemination of wholly false and defamatory press releases through national newswires.
Malicious prosecution is a common law intentional tort, while like the tort of abuse of process, its elements include (1) intentionally (and maliciously) instituting and pursuing (or causing to be instituted or pursued) a legal action that is (2) brought without probable cause and (3) dismissed in favor of the victim of the malicious prosecution.

Receiving news of the Court's judgment Robert Matthews - counsel on record for Mr. Bibiyan - issued the following statement: 
“We are proud to be announcing this judgment on behalf of both my law firm, and my client Mr. Thomas Bibiyan. Without question, Ramon Toledo’s constant misuse of California Courts has finally come to a close. The message and precedent this serves is significant, in that it suggests to all others that wish to abuse the court system that justice will eventually be done and the truth shall prevail, regardless of how long it may take. Shareholders now more than ever have the absolute moral and legal right to hold Ramon Toledo personally responsible for the losses incurred due to his disregard for fiduciary duty and fraudulent as well as misleading press releases.“
About Thomas Bibiyan
Thomas Bibiyan -- all of 28 years of age -- is a known philanthropist and executive producer, having donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in aggregate to the arts and charitable foundations across the country(including the Red Cross and Chabad of California & New York, which remain his favorite causes).