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Starbucks Leads; Southern Company Sticks Head in Sand

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

Starbucks CEO Confronts Racism; Southern Company CEO Does Nothing

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

Southern Company Socked by Ronnlund Conduct

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

Sister Wives: Balch and Southern Company

“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

Porn Stars, Politicians, and Attorney-Client Privilege

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

U.S. Attorneys Cracking Down on Public Corruption in Alabama

“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

Did Balch Terminate Stiers? Russian Link Clarified

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

In a State of Denial, Balch “Bolsters” their Happy Face

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