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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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Robersons Victims Again; Drummond Tries to Stall Rebirth for the Third Time

A desperate move by Drummond? David Roberson originally filed his $75 million lawsuit in the spring of 2019. More than a year and a half later, Judge Tamara Johnson denied Drummond Company’s Motion to Dismiss and their follow-up interlocutory motion. The rebirth of the North Birmingham Bribery Case has shaken the most powerful players in … Continue reading Robersons Victims Again; Drummond Tries to Stall Rebirth for the Third Time

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Looking Like Fools on the Path of No Return

We have reviewed the 149 letters of support during ex-Drummond executive David Roberson’s sentencing hearing and nothing compares to psychiatrist Mark J. Mills who evaluated Roberson and wrote: In more than thirty years of full-time forensic practice, I have evaluatednearly 1000 criminal litigants for both the prosecution and the defense (and many civil litigants); unsurprisingly, … Continue reading Looking Like Fools on the Path of No Return

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Balch & Bingham’s Inner Demons

Balch & Bingham’s foolish publicity stunt last week trying to appease their inner demons of alleged racist misconduct and a legacy tied to segregation and racist Alabama Governor George Wallace has blown-up in Balch’s face. Balch’s all-white leadership has failed again. In the two-decades that we, the CDLU, have fought against greedy and unscrupulous businesses, … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Inner Demons

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Balch’s Laughable Publicity Stunt Boosts Discrimination

Balch & Bingham reserves the right to discriminate and exclude minority-owned businesses based on unknown requirements and determinations. The public and legal community are roaring with laughter. Embattled law firm Balch & Bingham has launched the biggest publicity stunt since their chicken leg pazoola, and again Balch’s objective of rehabilitating their image is failing miserably. … Continue reading Balch’s Laughable Publicity Stunt Boosts Discrimination

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