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Bombshell: Drummond’s Environmental Racism at Ketona Lakes Exposed

In one week, the Biden Administration enters office and the first order of business will be to investigate Drummond Company and the alleged secret toxic landsite known as Ketona Lakes. Will Biden’s EPA and U.S. Department of Justice force Drummond to finally atone for their sins? For over 35 years, the site of two former … Continue reading Bombshell: Drummond’s Environmental Racism at Ketona Lakes Exposed

Institutional Racism: Balch Elevates Four All-White Attorneys to Partners

Less than 1% of Balch’s attorneys are non-white partners. Shameful! Balch & Bingham proved once again that institutional racism is real. Both Kye C. Handy (pictured left) and Bea Tolsdorf (pictured right) both joined Balch & Bingham’s Jackson, Mississippi office in March of 2018 as attorneys. But yesterday, Tolsdorf was elevated to partner while Handy … Continue reading Institutional Racism: Balch Elevates Four All-White Attorneys to Partners

Eye of Federal Investigators? Crosswhite, Drummond Family, and Balch’s Biggest Stooge

All that was missing was a brown paper bag. On Friday evening, 48 hours after the original filing, the Alabama Supreme Court denied Drummond Company’s emergency motion to stay discovery in ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s $75 million civil lawsuit. Depositions, production of documents, and discovery shall proceed in the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery … Continue reading Eye of Federal Investigators? Crosswhite, Drummond Family, and Balch’s Biggest Stooge

Rebirth Causes Uncontrolled Panic in Past 48 Hours; Scrutiny Escalating

We are not surprised by the uncontrolled panic exhibited by Drummond Company and Alabama Power in the past 48 hours caused by the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case. But still, the developments are stunning. On Wednesday evening, Drummomd Company filed an emergency motion to stay discovery in the rebirth case with the Alabama … Continue reading Rebirth Causes Uncontrolled Panic in Past 48 Hours; Scrutiny Escalating

The Drummond Saga Gets Thicker at Every Turn; Possible Criminal Indictments?

The Admissions and Denials by Roberson indicate more stones need to be overturned. Last week, we, the CDLU, strongly suggested that Balch & Bingham, Drummond Company and Alabama Power look at the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case from a long-term, bird’s-eye, big picture perspective. According to well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer, Drummond Company … Continue reading The Drummond Saga Gets Thicker at Every Turn; Possible Criminal Indictments?

Robersons Victims Again; Drummond Tries to Stall Rebirth for the Third Time

A desperate move by Drummond? David Roberson originally filed his $75 million lawsuit in the spring of 2019. More than a year and a half later, Judge Tamara Johnson denied Drummond Company’s Motion to Dismiss and their follow-up interlocutory motion. The rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case has shaken the most powerful players in … Continue reading Robersons Victims Again; Drummond Tries to Stall Rebirth for the Third Time

Looking Like Fools on the Path of No Return

We have reviewed the 149 letters of support during ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s sentencing hearing and nothing compares to psychiatrist Mark J. Mills who evaluated Roberson and wrote: In more than thirty years of full-time forensic practice, I have evaluatednearly 1000 criminal litigants for both the prosecution and the defense (and many civil litigants); unsurprisingly, … Continue reading Looking Like Fools on the Path of No Return

Balch & Bingham’s Inner Demons

Balch & Bingham’s foolish publicity stunt last week trying to appease their inner demons of alleged racist misconduct and a legacy tied to segregation and racist Alabama Governor George Wallace has blown-up in Balch’s face. Balch’s all-white leadership has failed again. In the two-decades that we, the CDLU, have fought against greedy and unscrupulous businesses, … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Inner Demons

Balch’s Laughable Publicity Stunt Boosts Discrimination

Balch & Bingham reserves the right to discriminate and exclude minority-owned businesses based on unknown requirements and determinations. The public and legal community are roaring with laughter. Embattled law firm Balch & Bingham has launched the biggest publicity stunt since their chicken leg pazoola, and again Balch’s objective of rehabilitating their image is failing miserably. … Continue reading Balch’s Laughable Publicity Stunt Boosts Discrimination

Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

A year ago during Thanksgiving, someone stuffed an envelope into ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson’s mailbox with the explosive photographs of ex-Balch partner and Alabama Power CEO having refreshing cocktails with U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town. The photos eventually helped bring down Town, who resigned in disgrace on July 15th. Now pressure is mounting for Crosswhite, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Mystery and the “Third-Man” Testimony

Drag Queens: Drummond Company Cross-Dressing as Law Firm

RuPaul is probably in disbelief that he’s been outperformed. Drummond Company has done one of the greatest acts of cross-dressing in the history of Alabama: the coal company is portraying itself as a law firm. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer predicted correctly last week that Judge Tamara Johnson would reject Drummond’s latest stall and delay … Continue reading Drag Queens: Drummond Company Cross-Dressing as Law Firm

Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Today, which broke the stories on Balch & Bingham’s alleged Elderly Exploitation Scandal, dropped this bomb today about the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal: [Burt] Newsome, [ex-Drummond executive David] Roberson’s [civil] attorney, said, “We are confident that the evidence will show that Mr. Roberson was deceived and that criminal activity was concealed … Continue reading Rebirth May Spur New Indictments

Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?

Did Mark A. Crosswhite mislead parent company Southern Company about Alabama Power’s involvement in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal or the Newsome Conspiracy Case? In early 2017, Balch & Bingham allegedly told the now indicted, former CEO of Black Hall Aerospace Paul Daigle that we, the CDLU, were “nothing” to worry about. With the indictment … Continue reading Alabama Power Rocked to the Core; Will Crosswhite Resign or Retire?