This early morning, Judge Tamara Johnson has denied Drummond Company’s foolish attempt to stall discovery and video depositions writing: “The Court further has considered the fact that discovery was stayed [for over 17 months], pending a ruling on the Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss [which was DENIED on October 30, 2020]. The Court FINDS that any … Continue reading Erupted! Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Case “Shall Commence”
Patience they told us. Patience. CDLU’s letters, faxes, emails, phone calls, and meetings with the Office of the Special Counsel, the U.S. Department of Justice, and FBI since 2017 have finally paid off. This late afternoon, the U.S. Department of Justice released this statement: The former chief executive officer of a U.S. government contractor was … Continue reading CDLU Provoked Probe: Ex-CEO of Balch & Bingham Client Charged With Afghan War Contract Fraud
For the almost four years that we have been advocating that Balch & Bingham reform themselves top to bottom, we have learned one truth: those closely associated with or defending Balch make the dumbest, most foolish, and poorest decisions at the worst time possible. In the summer of 2017 at the height of two federal … Continue reading With Neon Lights Shining, Will Biden Administration Target Drummond Company?
Civil Rights Leader and CDLU Chairman of the Board Ernesto Pichardo has reached out to William S. Demchak, the Chairman, CEO and President of PNC Bank which is in the process of acquiring BBVA USA for $11.6 billion, asking him to terminate BBVA USA’s outside counsel, Balch & Bingham, before the acquisition is completed. “The … Continue reading $11.6 Billion Acquisition: PNC Bank Asked to Terminate Balch & Bingham; New Websites Launched
Imagine: your company hires a law firm that provides false legal advice; the law firm’s alleged negligence gets your corporate officer indicted, convicted and sentenced to federal prison; the law firm declares they “owed no duty” to your corporate officer; the firm successfully weasel-words itself out of a civil liability lawsuit calling the “false legal … Continue reading Balch Debacle: Drummond on the Hook for $75 Million while Balch Skates (For Now)
We have no bones to pick with Drummond Company whatsoever. None. But walking goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham is detrimental to one’s health, livelihood, and reputation. Just ask Jeff Sessions, Luther Strange, or disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town among others. Even former Drummond CEO Mike Tracy abruptly “retired” last year after … Continue reading “Let’s Get Mikey! He likes it. Hey Mikey!” Drummond’s General Counsel Blake Andrews Under Fire
Blake Andrews and Mike Tracy, what have you done? Drummond Company, who foolishly walked goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham, faces a new North Birmingham Bribery Investigation from the legal team of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer reports that Roberson’s attorney, Burt Newsome, has dispatched initial discovery requests. We … Continue reading Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins
How many clients would want to be engaged in felonious conduct and go to prison on behalf of Balch’s stupendous lies? Sorry Balch, but lying to a client is not a legal service. Balch & Bingham defended the indefensible in a court of law in August: declaring openly that lying, misleading a client with “false … Continue reading Will Lying to Clients Doom Balch & Bingham as a Third-Party Risk?
Kyle Whitmire of AL.com reported yesterday that Balch stooge Trey Glenn (pictured above, left) has struck a plea deal in his criminal ethics case writing: Last week, the former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency — and a Trump appointee — pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor violations of the Alabama Ethics Act. As part of the … Continue reading Balch Stooge Set to Sing Like a Canary; Will Grand Jury Hear About Balch’s Shenanigans?
On Friday afternoon, Judge Tamara Johnson issued an order that forces Drummond Company to stand trial for the alleged set up of “fall guy” and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. The order also allows Roberson’s attorneys to begin discovery of the darkest secrets surrounding the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal that should help Roberson’s $75 million lawsuit … Continue reading Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Framing “Fall Guy” Roberson Called “Legal Services” by Drummond Attorney
We learned today, just moments ago, that Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., Balch & Bingham’s legacy partner and General Counsel, died on Wednesday after a courageous battle against cancer. Although we wrangled and tangled with Balch & Bingham’s General Counsel for over three years, we set aside those disagreements and differences today to express our deepest … Continue reading Our Deepest Sympathies to the Balch & Bingham Family
What sound, reputable client would ever hire embattled law firm Balch & Bingham after this despicable admission? Balch has stunned the legal community today in a report from Legal Schnauzer, the well-read legal blog. David Roberson, the ex-Drummond Company executive, is suing Balch and Drummond for $75 million. Balch, which once stated in court proceeding … Continue reading Lying Sacks of Marbles: Balch Calls False Advice, Lying to Client a “Legal Service”
So how did Balch & Bingham do to “achieve greater diversity” on Friday? Hire six all-white attorneys in Birmingham. What a joke. Balch’s Managing Partner Stan Blanton appears to have fed the public 100% organic crap. The public relations fluff regurgitated by Blanton after George Floyd’s death appears to have been disingenuous and dishonest. Blanton, … Continue reading Greater Diversity? Balch Adds Six All-White Attorneys in Birmingham
The recovery of Burt Newsome has been truly amazing. Last week, he set aside a walker and is finally using a cane. His shattered leg and other injuries are healing well. Last week, Newsome even appeared in person at the Jefferson County Courthouse, and on Saturday, he went to his son’s soccer match. Every single … Continue reading Newsome Returns on Cane; Is Balch’s Vow Coming True?
[This post originally was published three years ago on October 17, 2017. Now a list of the top partners at Balch & Bingham who were alllegedly involved in the scheme has been compiled. Ex-Drummond executive David Roberson told The Washington Post that at least 20 other lawyers at Balch were involved besides convicted felon and … Continue reading Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?