With the Vogtle Nuclear Plant cost overruns in Georgia, Kemper Natural Gas Plant debacle in Mississippi, and the Atlanta airport transformer explosion fresh in people’s minds, Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning just added one more problem that could haunt him at the annual shareholders meeting next month. Racism. Institutional racism. Racial-bias. Sheer ugliness. As Starbucks … Continue reading Starbucks Leads; Southern Company Sticks Head in Sand
Polar opposites? Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson not only had a prompt and heartfelt apology to the two African-Americans that were falsely arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, the store manager who called the police was let go, and Johnson met with the two victims on Tuesday. When Southern Company was told of the alleged racist … Continue reading Starbucks CEO Confronts Racism; Southern Company CEO Does Nothing
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson swiftly and courageously apologized for and condemned the racist and false arrest of two-African-Americans waiting for a colleague at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. For months now, we, the CDLU, have asked Southern Company to take similar actions against their “vendor,” alter-ego, or as The Root labeled, sister-wife Balch & Bingham, the … Continue reading Starbucks vs. Southern Company
Robert M. Ronnlund, a Birmingham attorney who appears to have engaged in alleged criminal obstruction of justice in the Burt Newsome Conspiracy Case by dispatching a bogus letter to AT&T, looks like he engaged in additional shenanigans that raise serious if not damning questions about professional conduct. After Newsome was wrongly targeted and falsely arrested, … Continue reading Southern Company Socked by Ronnlund Conduct
“Southern may not have been indicted, but the company could be doing more to distance itself from a firm whose web of cash sticks to every facet of a conspiracy to disenfranchise poor blacks.” — The Root The bombshell report by The Root is slowly causing the African-American community to percolate with outrage that their … Continue reading Why is Southern Company Subsidizing Alleged Racism?
“Both entities [Southern Company and its subsidiary Alabama Power] share more relations with Balch than sister-wives. Executives at Southern and Balch swap out like Pokémon cards. Their little black book of political donees is Old Testament-thick.”— The Root Balch & Bingham’s alleged acts of institutional racism have begun to deteriorate their number one client: Southern … Continue reading Sister Wives: Balch and Southern Company
With the President angered about the raid against his attorney, Michael Cohen, and the U.S. Attorney Office in the Southern District of New York responding to a referral from the Office of the Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, the action sends a clear message to insiders and those who hide behind attorney-client privilege to … Continue reading Porn Stars, Politicians, and Attorney-Client Privilege
The Birmingham Business Journal reports: Balch & Bingham LLP has launched a new blog. Past Due is a consumer finance litigation block and a resource that will provide timely legal developments and insights impacting the consumer credit industry. The blog, www.pastdueblog.com, will monitor changes in case law, regulations and legislation to help companies navigate their … Continue reading Past Due at Balch & Bingham
“All those engaged in public corruption must be brought to justice, and it matters not their benefactor or station.” — U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Public corruption in Alabama makes headlines again, a little over six months after two Balch and Bingham partners were indicted in an alleged bribery scheme. The Birmingham Business Journal wrote: … Continue reading U.S. Attorneys Cracking Down on Public Corruption in Alabama
We have written about this document twice before, last summer, and in October, but now the CDLU has learned from anonymous sources that the letter that Robert Ronnlund dispatched in January of 2016 to AT&T in the Newsome Conspiracy Case could become the catalyst for a possible settlement. We do not know what is going … Continue reading Curse of the AT&T Letter
The hottest post this past month has been one of our first, Unprofessional Conduct? about former Balch partner Clark A. Cooper who was fired on March 3, 2017. He is the alleged mastermind of the horrific Newsome Conspiracy Case, now taking place (or not?) in a secretive and unconstitutional Star Chamber. Cooper allegedly hit the … Continue reading From Balch Partner to Selling Mattresses
Today marks one year since we launched BanBalch.com and what a year! We never thought this project would last this long and evolve into such a quagmire for the once prestigious law firm. As we have told The New York Times and The Washington Post, our advocacy project began with Burt Newsome and will end … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday to BanBalch.com!
After 20 years at Balch & Bingham, William F. Stiers, their top-Washington, D.C. lobbyist, left the firm in November. Stiers announcement came shortly after half of Balch’s paying lobbying clients dumped the firm that October. In our 48 minute conversation yesterday with Paul Daigle, the CEO of Black Hall Aerospace, Inc., Daigle alleges that Stiers … Continue reading Did Balch Terminate Stiers? Russian Link Clarified
Yesterday, we had a 48 minute phone conversation with the CEO of Black Hall Aerospace, Inc., Paul Daigle, who had written to us via email at the end of January. We spoke of many things, and listened carefully to the military veteran who has been involved in heated civil litigation with Oleg Sirbu, the Soviet-born … Continue reading Balch Allegedly Fired Black Hall Aerospace
This morning, Balch & Bingham bolstered a happy face in front of all the chaos and alleged institutional racism linked to the once prestigious firm by announcing in a fluffy press release the addition of 7 healthcare attorneys to their Jackson, Mississippi offices who appear to have left another Mississippi law firm, Copeland, Cook, Taylor, … Continue reading In a State of Denial, Balch “Bolsters” their Happy Face