Category Archives: Southern Company

Alabama Power Withdraws from Business Council of Alabama

Alabama Political Reporter broke the news today: This morning, a letter was delivered to the Business Council of Alabama stating that Alabama Power is withdrawing its membership from the business organization, “effective immediately.” Alabama Political Reporter obtained a copy of the letter in which Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite makes clear to BCA Chairman Perry … Continue reading Alabama Power Withdraws from Business Council of Alabama

Part 4: Southern Company, Ronnlund and The Coming Crisis

On June 25, jury selection begins in the criminal trial of two Balch & Bingham partners and a Drummond Company executive in the Oliver Robinson Bribery Scandal. If one or both of the partners are convicted, RICO attorneys would undoubtedly file actions against Balch & Bingham. With allegations of racism, unsavory third party vendors, hired … Continue reading Part 4: Southern Company, Ronnlund and The Coming Crisis

Part 3: The Bogus Environmentalists and Smear Campaigns

All that was missing were some tambourines and a bong. The canned and hypocritical paragraph of bull from Alabama Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company, about vendors conducting themselves in a “highly ethical manner” and complying with “all legal requirements” didn’t deflect but instead has amplified Alabama Power’s relationship with third-party vendors and and … Continue reading Part 3: The Bogus Environmentalists and Smear Campaigns

Part 2: Alabama Power and the Actors

The Alabama Media Group (AL.com) confronted Alabama Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company, about their relationship with the Hawthorn Group, the outfit that hired actors to participate in public forums in New Orleans to support Entergy’s Natural Gas Power Plant. AL.com wrote: AL.com asked Alabama Power a series of detailed questions about the company’s … Continue reading Part 2: Alabama Power and the Actors

Part 1: Alabama Power and the Coming Crisis

Right before Memorial Day, Alabama Power issued the following (and hypocritical) statement to the Alabama Media Group: “Alabama Power’s mission is to provide our customers with the safe, reliable and affordable service they expect and deserve.The company employs a number of individuals and organizations in support of that mission. Alabama Power requires all such individuals … Continue reading Part 1: Alabama Power and the Coming Crisis

RICO Suit and No Confidence at Southern Company

The legal team representing Burt Newsome, the sole-practitioner attorney that was allegedly wrongly targeted, falsely arrested, and defamed in an alleged conspiracy spearheaded by a Balch & Bingham partner, has met with prominent and respected RICO attorneys outside Alabama, including a former U.S. Attorney whose “mouth-dropped” by the alleged criminal behavior, according to anonymous sources. … Continue reading RICO Suit and No Confidence at Southern Company

Third-Party Risk: Drummond’s Defense; Southern Company’s Failure

Even a jury will understand that doesn’t sound like professional legal services, does it? Regardless of how one feels about the coal industry, electric utility sector, pollution, or the environment, the issue that will rise to the front of the madness of the alleged suppression of African-Americans in North Birmingham will be the Third-Party Risk … Continue reading Third-Party Risk: Drummond’s Defense; Southern Company’s Failure

Southern Company and Balch’s Third-Party Risk

Institutional investors and Wall Street analysts are keenly aware of third-party risks and the ability of major corporations to manage them. Right now, Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning is under a microscope for his company’s incestuous relationship with Balch & Bingham, the embattled law firm that saw two partners indicted last September in an alleged … Continue reading Southern Company and Balch’s Third-Party Risk

Southern Company’s 5 Seconds of Silence Turns Into Loud Explosion

“After [the CDLU] pointed this out, Kerr took a long pause before going full Sarah Huckabee Sanders: ‘We reviewed the information. I have no concerns about anything inappropriate.’” The Root In our call with Jim Kerr, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Southern Company, after he said that Southern would do nothing about … Continue reading Southern Company’s 5 Seconds of Silence Turns Into Loud Explosion