Category Archives: Spotlight on Balch & Bingham

Drummond, the Roberson Shooting, and Colombia

“At no time have we ever been involved in illegal activities or in relationships with illegal groups.” –Drummond Company We have always said that we have no bones to pick with Drummond Company. We believe the company was misled by embattled law firm Balch & Bingham and their convicted felon and ex-partner Joel I. Gilbert … Continue reading Drummond, the Roberson Shooting, and Colombia

Bombshell 1 of 2: Liars! Manipulation of Balch Invoices; Will Feds Re-Open Criminal Case?

Digital files of evidence from the North Birmingham Bribery Trial show that the federal government appears to have been given the manipulated Balch & Bingham invoice, not the original addressed to Blake Andrews. We have always known Balch & Bingham appears to have integrity issues when it comes to documents and billing records. In 2018, … Continue reading Bombshell 1 of 2: Liars! Manipulation of Balch Invoices; Will Feds Re-Open Criminal Case?

Bombshell 2 of 2: Attempted Assassination of “Fall Guy” David Roberson

With glass blown exclusively inside the car, the projectile was obviously aimed at the driver’s side and missed Roberson’s head by inches. Sometimes we feel we are living in a John Grisham novel. As ex-Drummond Company executive David Roberson was driving along Highway 280 in Shelby County on Friday morning, someone apparently shot out his … Continue reading Bombshell 2 of 2: Attempted Assassination of “Fall Guy” David Roberson

Confusion, Bribes, and the Fall Guy: Is Drummond Company Intentionally Seeking a Criminal Probe?

Why would Drummond Company ask ex-Drummond executive David Roberson about alleged bribes that have nothing to do with his $75 million lawsuit against Drummond? In a filing last week, Roberson replied to a list of admissions (and denials) that Drummond Company provided. But the reply about an alleged bribe to Balch & Bingham stooge and … Continue reading Confusion, Bribes, and the Fall Guy: Is Drummond Company Intentionally Seeking a Criminal Probe?

Blood Money! Alabama Power’s Largest PAC Contribution Helped Provoke “Domestic Terrorist Attack”

Crosswhite’s inaction proves he is unfit to lead. He should resign or retire and Wall Street must demand so. Unbelievable. Disgusting. Embarrassing. During the 2019-2020 election cycle, the single largest contribution from Alabama Power Employees Federal PAC went to the Rule of Law Defense Fund, the entity that launched robocalls the day before the insurrection … Continue reading Blood Money! Alabama Power’s Largest PAC Contribution Helped Provoke “Domestic Terrorist Attack”

Twenty Years Later, CDLU Continues Fight Regardless of Vicious Hate Crimes

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of our public charity the Consejo de Latinos Unidos (CDLU). Co-founded by the late Hortensia Magaña and K.B. Forbes, our organization has worked tirelessly to provide a voice for the voiceless while taking on some of the most powerful but unscrupulous corporations and inept government agencies across … Continue reading Twenty Years Later, CDLU Continues Fight Regardless of Vicious Hate Crimes

The Tale of Two Marks! Alabama Power Fumbles as Congress Eyes Corporate Investigations

The best part of the Tale of Two Marks is their footnote on page 10 saying Alabama Power “was a victim of those who ran AJE.” Cry us a polluted river! On December 18, we reported that the rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case had caused uncontrolled panic at Alabama Power, at Drummond Company … Continue reading The Tale of Two Marks! Alabama Power Fumbles as Congress Eyes Corporate Investigations

Racism and Arrogance in the Post-Balch Era

This year marks the centennial of the horrific Tulsa Race Massacre (pictured, above) where African-Americans were murdered by an angry white mob and the “Black Wall Street” was burned and reduced to ashes. For decades, the uncomfortable truth was not discussed, hidden, and forgotten about. In early 2017, embattled law firm Balch & Bingham was … Continue reading Racism and Arrogance in the Post-Balch Era

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?