Update: Here is amended complaint and exhibits filed August 12, 2017
Here is the June amended complaint that appears to show an alleged conspiracy according to detailed phone records.
Below are numerous documents about the Newsome Case. Burt Newsome is a sole-practitioner attorney from Alabama who was targeted, arrested, and defamed.
The first two documents are the original lawsuit and the amended complaint.
The next three documents relate to Balch’s defense.
While we see powerful rebuttals, what is most bothersome is Balch’s defense of their tactics.
In Balch’s Amended Motion for Summary Judgment, they wrote “that bona fide business competition, even to a competitors [sic] detriment, constitutes justifiable interference.”
Balch then adds a quote from a 1961 Alabama Supreme Court decision declaring that competition “in business, even though carried to the extent of ruining a rival, constitutes justifiable interference in another’s business relations, and is not actionable, so long as it is carried on in furtherance of one’s own interest.”
“Ruining a rival” may have been the prevailing opinion in Alabama in 1961 but so was racial segregation.
The next four documents provide further evidence of the alleged conspiracy and defamation against Newsome.
When Newsome’s expunged case was resurrected, Newsomes’s legal team filed this writ with the appellate court. Due to size, it has been divided into 4 documents