Adegbile, a longtime official at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was praised by supporters for his legal skills and critics leveled few if any objections to his record as an advocate for voting rights cases who has argued before the Supreme Court.
But Republicans, backed by the National Fraternal Order of Police, said Adegbile’s connection with the legal case of Mumia Abu-Jamal disqualified him from holding high public office.
GMAC Mortgage, the company under siege by numerous state attorneys general and members of Congress for its use of dubious foreclosure legal filings, trying to silence the lawyer who exposed the bank’s practices? So says Thomas Cox, the Maine attorney whose case is at the center of GMAC’s ongoing debacle.
It’s been a rough few weeks for GMAC Mortgage, a subsidiary of the bank Ally Financial, which was bailed out by American taxpayers in 2008 to the tune of $16 billion. The first domino fell when Bloomberg reported on September 20 about a leaked internal memo directing mortgage brokers in 23 states to halt foreclosure evictions and sales, adding that the company may “need to take corrective action in connection with some foreclosures.”
VANESSA FLUKER, THE PEOPLE’S LAWYER, AND JUDGE ROBERT COLOMBO, JR., ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND’S FRIEND –
The Government insured these loans and has paid the full cost of defaulted mortgages to the original lenders, [who received billions in tax-funded bail-outs to boot]. This is despite the fact that only a very small percentage of the lenders complied with the requirements of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) that they negotiate affordable terms with homeowners to keep them in their homes. –
on March 1, 2011, Michigan Third Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo, Jr. assessed $12,200 in sanctions against this distinguished attorney and her client for what he called a “vexatious appeal” of an eviction stemming from a foreclosure by RBS Services (Royal Bank of Scotland). Her support committee is trying to raise $18,000 to allow for late fees to keep her out of jail for contempt. –
“We must understand the vast profit the banks are making off the people,” Fluker said. “I have numerous clients who are making their mortgage payments every month and still get foreclosure notices. But no one will work with them because of the profit the banks can get out of foreclosing on them. We have to let the banks, the legal system and the legislatures know that we will NOT take this anymore!” –
Albany attorney Chevene B. King Jr. was recently ordered to pay Early County $90,000 in attorney’s fees bringing an end to litigation stemming from a 2004 lawsuit filed by King on behalf of the family of an inmate who committed suicide in the Early County Jail.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation had concluded the 2002 hanging death of Fernandez Thomas, in jail on DUI charges, was a suicide. King filed the lawsuit two years later on behalf of Thomas’ family which included a number of allegations, including several of the defendants “physically and brutally attacked” Thomas, causing his suicide. With the defendants on the verge of being awarded summary judgement, King asked the complaints be dismissed.
The district court denied the defendants’ requests to recover attorney’s fees. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that decision, however, and remanded the case back to the district court.
On March 30, 2012, U.S. District Judge Louis Sands signed an order instructing the plaintiff’s counsel — Chevene B. King Jr. — to pay defendants $94,5415.81 in attorney’s fees.
The court documents note that King never presented the court any facts supporting the plaintiffs’ allegations.