In August, Balch & Bingham met with a highly-respected RICO attorney (and former Assistant U.S. Attorney) representing Burt Newsome. What initially, we were told, was an effort to get the matter for all parties “behind them” ended up turning into an additional hour about us, the CDLU, and this website. The RICO attorney appears to … Continue reading Balch Reaches Out to CDLU
This post originally posted on February 6, 2018. Now with the aftermath of the conviction of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert, we have updated the post in purple. We, the CDLU, continue to visit regularly with the North Birmingham community. The institutional racism in North Birmingham is real. With a population that is … Continue reading Balch versus Blacks and Blue-Collar Competitors
Seier’s entity was interacting with Balch & Bingham six-months before he pulled a gun on Newsome. Since the Newsome Conspiracy Case began to be litigated over three years ago, the co-conspirators have repeatedly said they did not know each other. Now, we have discovered explosive evidence that someone appears to be lying. Perjury, some would … Continue reading Explosive New Evidence: Balch Linked to Birth of Newsome Conspiracy
You would think the thugs behind the alleged targeted break-in of the vehicle driven by Burt Newsome’s wife were beyond stupid in this day of high-definition video surveillance and phone tracking software. But now come the real sick, idiots who sent the Newsome family a threatening package: Five pieces of luggage and numerous clothing outfits. … Continue reading Sick: Newsome Family Sent Threatening Package
Last week, we were very surprised to see a post from last year about Balch & Bingham slapping Burt Newsome’s wife with a subpoena being read a couple times. So long ago, so stale, so irrelevant today, who would want to read old news? Our sources confirmed someone at Balch & Bingham was allegedly reading … Continue reading Newsome’s Wife Targeted and Burglarized
Besides the fact that former State Representative Oliver Robinson’s district overlapped State Senator Rodger Smitherman’s district, the parallel scandals share many elements, unsavory conduct, and a cast of dubious characters. In his Writ, Burt Newsome argues powerfully about the familiar, similar type of conduct: laundering money to a politician, utilizing political connections, and working with clients … Continue reading Robinson and Smitherman: Parallel Scandals
Today marks the one year anniversary when Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., the lead attorney and Balch & Bingham partner in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, lied about us, the CDLU, in a motion to seal all future depositions. Stupidity at its highest, Schuyler demonstrated unequivocally that he did not know us and gave us, an outside party, … Continue reading Stupidity at its Highest
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
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!
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we remember the struggles for equality in the decade of the 1960s. We also recall the Alabama Supreme Court decision from 1961 which Balch & Bingham used to justify their unconscionable interference in Burt Newsome’s livelihood. In their 2016 amended motion for summary judgment, Balch wrote … Continue reading Ruining a Rival becomes Ruining Themselves
When we learned about the Newsome Conspiracy Case over a year ago, we were moved by the smiling faces of Burt Newsome’s children. Unfortunately, all the shenanigans, all of the legal maneuvers, the Star Chamber, and the alleged unethical or criminal conduct impact those children more than anyone else. Did Clark A. Cooper, a Balch … Continue reading Merry Christmas for the Newsome Children
They say that anger is the enemy of logic. In our almost 17 years of doing advocacy work, we have never seen an entity like Balch & Bingham that is so defiant, so blind, so unrealistic, so angry over the Newsome Conspiracy Case that the matter has now impacted their reputation, their legacy, and their … Continue reading Newsome Conspiracy Case Enrages Balch’s Ego
Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., a Balch & Bingham partner who filed the amended motion for summary judgment in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, declared that Balch was justified in interfering in Newsome’s business and livelihood because the Alabama Supreme Court allowed “ruining a rival” in a 1961 decision. But that is untrue. The Alabama Supreme Court … Continue reading Is Ruining a Rival Ruining Balch?