Category Archives: Southern Company

Balch, Drummond Humiliation: Roberson Sells Home; Estate Sale Next

The Robersons are losing everything and they are part of the trail of carcasses and human waste that Balch & Bingham appears to consistently leave behind. Brian Hamilton, a bank executive, told the truth in the Newsome Conspiracy Case. Balch allegedly put the squeeze. Hamilton lost his job; lost the family home. Dave Roberson, a … Continue reading Balch, Drummond Humiliation: Roberson Sells Home; Estate Sale Next

Has Balch & Bingham Become a Career Killer?

Balch & Bingham, the once-prestigious silk-stocking law firm appears to have become a career killer. Look at some of the victims: Drummond Company CEO Mike Tracy gone. Ex-Balch partner Jeffrey H. Wood shown the door at DOJ. Ex-Drummond executive Dave Roberson fired. Oliver Robinson sent to federal prison. Ex-Balch client Black Hall Aerospace facing federal … Continue reading Has Balch & Bingham Become a Career Killer?

Counterfeit Order, Judicial Fraud Rocks Balch & Bingham

[Update: Counterfeit Order Divided Alabama Supreme Court] Is this just all a bad dream? Just when one thinks Balch & Bingham will retreat back from the ledge of corporate suicide, another bombshell lands that shows sheer stupidity and unequivocal corruption of the Alabama judicial system. Burt Newsome, the attorney who allegedly was wrongly targeted, falsely … Continue reading Counterfeit Order, Judicial Fraud Rocks Balch & Bingham

Balch & Bingham Unwittingly Creates a National Star: Keisha Brown

Keisha Brown, a Birmingham mother, is “one of the go-to resident activists, quoted in countless news stories, a kind of environmental injustice spokesperson.”—Equal Voice News Although Balch & Bingham let go of their only female African-American attorney in Birmingham last spring, Balch & Bingham, through the criminal and unsavory conduct of their convicted ex-partner Joel … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Unwittingly Creates a National Star: Keisha Brown

Alabama Power’s Secret Deal Under Review

Earlier this month we reported how Alabama Power’s CEO Mark Crosswhite could possibly be under scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice. Now we, the CDLU, are taking it a step further. We are asking  the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee to review the … Continue reading Alabama Power’s Secret Deal Under Review

Is Alabama Power’s Crosswhite in the DOJ Cross-hairs?

In Alabama, the plantation mentality wants everyone to stay in their place and to accept the injustice or unsavory conduct—quietly. Even if you are a success story and not from the gentry class, the people with the plantation mentality won’t accept you, especially if you are African-American. If ex-Drummond Vice President of Government Affairs David … Continue reading Is Alabama Power’s Crosswhite in the DOJ Cross-hairs?

Sharper Focus on Alabama Power

[Yesterday, our Monday traffic broke a year-high record as readers read our post about the Scary Canary and allegations of bribes for official acts on government letterhead.The post below was originally published on November 26, 2018 and focused on Southern Company. Now that CEO Tom Fanning has brilliantly distanced Southern Company from Balch & Bingham, … Continue reading Sharper Focus on Alabama Power

Scary Canary! Panic as Roberson–the Missing Link– Considers Singing to Feds

Our sources in Washington, D.C. tell us there has been panic since our post a week ago about ex-Drummond executive Dave Roberson who is now considering singing like a canary to federal investigators. Venable, the prestigious law firm out of Baltimore, that tried unsuccessfully to prevent the indictments of Balch & Bingham partners Steven McKinney … Continue reading Scary Canary! Panic as Roberson–the Missing Link– Considers Singing to Feds

Roberson Preparing to Sing like a Canary

Facing 30 months in federal prison, bankruptcy, the loss of the family home, and the insurmountable emotional toll he and his family have suffered, ex-Drummond Commpany executive Dave Roberson is prepared to talk with federal prosecutors about the intricate details of the North Birmingham Bribery Scheme. Roberson never testified in his criminal trial and has … Continue reading Roberson Preparing to Sing like a Canary

Balch & Bingham’s “Owed No Duty” Goes Contrary to Southern Company’s Values

Southern Company has released its annual corporate responsibility report and they list their values including: Unquestionable Trust Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises, and ethical behavior is our standard. As we approach more publicly-traded companies about the controversies surrounding Balch & Bingham, Balch’s alleged dishonesty, disrespect, unfairness, and lack … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s “Owed No Duty” Goes Contrary to Southern Company’s Values

Southern Company and Balch’s Third-Party Risk

[This post was originally published last year on April 30, 2018. Today is the annual shareholders meeting of Southern Company. With a federal probe emanating from Mississippi, cost overruns at a nuclear power plant in Georgia, and Balch & Bingham’s alleged shenanigans in Alabama, Southern Company has many issues to confront; however, CEO Tom Fanning … Continue reading Southern Company and Balch’s Third-Party Risk

Update: Two Balch & Bingham Women, Two Races, Two Outcomes

The two Balch & Bingham female attorneys assigned as lead attorneys to the Newsome Conspiracy Case that left in the last month appear to have had different outcomes. According to our sources at Alabama Power, Katie C. Hill has joined Southern Nuclear as the Director of Compliance and Concerns. She will work most likely under … Continue reading Update: Two Balch & Bingham Women, Two Races, Two Outcomes

Third Party Risk and “Balch Owed No Duty”

In a week, one of Balch & Bingham’s top clients, Southern Company (parent of Alabama Power), will be hosting its annual shareholders meeting at Callaway Gardens in Georgia. Southern Company’s CEO Tom Fanning has quietly, but brilliantly, distanced the company from Balch & Bingham.  Southern Company has not used Balch for lobbying efforts in Washington, … Continue reading Third Party Risk and “Balch Owed No Duty”

Do Black Women Need Not Apply at Balch & Bingham?

Of the 203 attorneys, staff, and partners we counted on Balch & Bingham’s webpage, only three are African-American women. Scattered each in a different regional office, none are located in Balch’s principal office in Birmingham. Kimberly Bell appears to have been the only African-American female attorney in Balch’s central office in Birmingham. No more we … Continue reading Do Black Women Need Not Apply at Balch & Bingham?