Category Archives: Vincent Land Grab

Resounding Defeat of Balch Stooges in Vincent, Alabama

It took over two years, but inherent goodness prevailed! In another setback for Balch & Bingham, the election results from Tuesday night show that residents living in Vincent, Alabama united and tossed out the city’s leadership involved in the alleged “whites-only” land grab to build a rock quarry. Over a decade ago, Balch & Bingham … Continue reading Resounding Defeat of Balch Stooges in Vincent, Alabama

Southern Company’s Tom Fanning Encourages Racism by Ignoring Racism

With his inaction, is Tom Fanning telling the world, “Black lives matter but loyalty to alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham is more important?” Southern Company Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Fanning released a public statement on June 6, 2020 declaring, “Racism, in any form, is abhorrent. It cannot and will not be accepted, … Continue reading Southern Company’s Tom Fanning Encourages Racism by Ignoring Racism

Divide and Dilute: Alleged Racism Sucker Punches Balch & Bingham

While Balch and their foolish goons may have believed they had successfully and legally diluted and divided African-Americans, the reality appears to be that Balch has simply diluted and divided the once-prestigious firm. [Originally published on September 26, 2019, this post highlights one of the most explosive issues encouraged by systemic racism: disenfranchising African-American voters. … Continue reading Divide and Dilute: Alleged Racism Sucker Punches Balch & Bingham

18 of 18: Marathon Petroleum Terminates Balch & Bingham Showing that Black Lives Do Matter

Marathon Petroleum confirmed tonight that they have terminated Balch & Bingham as their lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and their bold action affirms that Black Lives Matter. Yesterday, we, the CDLU, had written to Marathon Petroleum’s new Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Hennigan asking him to terminate the firm. We wrote: The law firm has been … Continue reading 18 of 18: Marathon Petroleum Terminates Balch & Bingham Showing that Black Lives Do Matter

Institutional Racism and Balch

[This post originally was published on February 5, 2018. All updates are in purple.] Charles Cole lived in the North Birmingham community of Harriman Park until 1959 after he was brutally beaten by racist Birmingham cops. He saved up his money and immediately moved to Michigan to escape the horrors of segregation. After retiring, he … Continue reading Institutional Racism and Balch

Dying on the Vine? Balch and Alleged Racism

It’s killing them. Will Balch & Bingham vehemently deny the actions in North Birmingham, an area that is 92.5 percent African-American, are racist? Will Balch & Bingham vehemently deny the actions by former Balch partner and convicted felon Joel I. Gilbert and his paid stooges targeting poor black children and a school that is 95 … Continue reading Dying on the Vine? Balch and Alleged Racism

Alleged Racism and Age-Discrimination in Vincent

The CDLU met with residents of Vincent, Alabama who allege adamantly that Balch & Bingham lawyers (and their public relations stooges) spearheaded the strategic purchase of farm land and the fast-as-lightening re-zoning of said land,  and oversaw the lucrative transactions for a client called White Rock Quarries, starting almost a decade ago. The outrage they … Continue reading Alleged Racism and Age-Discrimination in Vincent