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Three Hour Hearing and Setback for Balch Stooges

Yesterday afternoon, Balch & Bingham stooges Trey Glenn and Scott Phillips had a three hour court hearing in their criminal trial for ethics violations related to the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. And you won’t believe who was seated in the court gallery: Alabama Power’s criminal attorney. After all the acrobatic and sensational circus antics had … Continue reading Three Hour Hearing and Setback for Balch Stooges

Balch & Bingham Dooms Jeff Sessions

When he was a U.S. Senator, Jeff Sessions’ number 1 and number 2 lifetime political donors were, respectively, the sister-wives, Siamese twins of Alabama: Alabama Power and Balch & Bingham. Once the most powerful politician in Alabama, 68% of his party’s voters picked another candidate instead of Sessions on Super Tuesday. Why has Sessions, who … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Dooms Jeff Sessions

Balch’s Half-Baked Deposition Talk of Legal Circles; Town Forever Tarred

While embattled law firm Balch & Bingham was foolishly boasting of increasing their Houston “office” from a footprint of one-and-a-half lawyers to a whopping two-and-a-half lawyers, legal circles were abuzz about the half-baked deposition used in an attempt to screw over Burt Newsome in the Newsome Conspiracy Case. The well-read blog Legal Schnauzer writes about … Continue reading Balch’s Half-Baked Deposition Talk of Legal Circles; Town Forever Tarred

Farce and Fiction? U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Entangled in Half-Baked Deposition

And Balch & Bingham almost got away with it. Hitting the panic button after Newsome’s legal team linked all the co-conspirators to a single wireless phone number in 2017, Balch & Bingham and their stooges put into a play what many believe was a phony, staged deposition in July of 2017 allegedly with Verizon’s top … Continue reading Farce and Fiction? U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town Entangled in Half-Baked Deposition

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Dirty Work for Balch Exposed

In Alabama, there is no such thing as a coincidence. As observers we cannot believe the sheer stupidity of operatives who work for or are associated with the alleged unsavory conduct of Balch & Bingham or Balch’s sister-wife Alabama Power. Some of these goons think they are above the law, never to be caught or … Continue reading U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s Alleged Dirty Work for Balch Exposed

Unindicted Masterminds? Alabama Power Briefed Regularly

The tiny environmental group GASP, the alleged intended target of the “brilliant” North Birmingham bribery scheme, is digging into the federal criminal trial evidence from 2018 meticulously. And what have they found? More evidence that appears to show that Alabama Power was being regularly briefed about the scheme. Unindicted co-conspirators or unindicted masterminds? In an … Continue reading Unindicted Masterminds? Alabama Power Briefed Regularly

Blue Origin: Balch & Bingham’s Biggest Loss

[This post was published a year ago on February 7, 2019. Now with $25.2 billion budgeted for NASA and a piece of the pie being allocated to Blue Origin, Balch & Bingham’s Birmingham baggage appears to have truly caused a horrific loss.] The headlines in late January were a kick in the stomach: Blue Origin … Continue reading Blue Origin: Balch & Bingham’s Biggest Loss

Balch & Bingham’s Atlanta Office Could Join Mega-Merger: Troutman Pepper

They hurt. They really hurt. The embarrassing and compromising photos of Balch & Bingham’s former partner and now CEO of sister-wife Alabama Power Mark A. Crosswhite apparently paying for drinks with Birmingham’s U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has rocked the establishment in Birmingham. Making a mockery of the legal system and affirming the feeling of … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Atlanta Office Could Join Mega-Merger: Troutman Pepper

Town and Crosswhite Mocked and Humiliated

Members of the U.S. Department of Justice are in disbelief.  U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, we are told, is rattled and in disbelief.  The photos are beyond humiliating! Mocked inside the Beltway, Mountain Brook,  and on Goat Hill, now comes the satirical cartoon showing how corruption is about to swallow Town and Crosswhite. And the … Continue reading Town and Crosswhite Mocked and Humiliated

Fallout: Crosswhite Out as Chair of Business Council of Alabama

Last Tuesday, insiders at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) gave us a heads up that something was going to happen after the jaw-dropping photographs of Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite and U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town surfaced showing them having drinks at the Moon Shine Lounge. As another observer told us vulgarly about the … Continue reading Fallout: Crosswhite Out as Chair of Business Council of Alabama

Secret Deal? Alabama Power was “Unmentionable” During Corruption Trial

The fallout over the jaw-dropping photos of Mark Crosswhite’s meeting with U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has shattered the glass house and loosened tight lips. We learned yesterday about the alleged secret deal between Alabama Power and Town: During the criminal trial of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert and Drummond executive David Roberson … Continue reading Secret Deal? Alabama Power was “Unmentionable” During Corruption Trial

Jaw-Dropping Photos: Mark A. Crosswhite’s Meeting with U.S. Attorney Rocks Alabama Power

Stuffed in an unmarked, unlabeled manila envelope, several 8 X 10 photos appear to confirm what ex-Drummond Company Executive and “fall guy” David Roberson has repeatedly declared: Before Roberson was indicted, his friend Mike Cole had told Roberson that Cole and Alabama Power’s CEO Mark A. Crosswhite had a meeting with the U.S. Attorney for … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Photos: Mark A. Crosswhite’s Meeting with U.S. Attorney Rocks Alabama Power

Free-Falling: Balch Eyed by Competitors; More Defections Coming?

Like vultures, the competitors of Balch & Bingham are eyeing specific practice groups and talent at the embattled firm, ready to scoop up veteran partners and money-makers. Hiring the best and brightest, competitors may begin to target Balch’s satellite offices in other states and pick up some terrific talent like Richard E. Glaze who left … Continue reading Free-Falling: Balch Eyed by Competitors; More Defections Coming?

Ruining a Rival becomes Ruining Themselves

[This post originally appeared on January 15, 2018. With the recent departure of Balch & Bingham’s first-ever Chief Compliance Officer Steve Feaga, and legacy partner Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr. and three other money-making partners, this post has become even more relevant.] As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we remember the struggles for … Continue reading Ruining a Rival becomes Ruining Themselves