Meet Judge Helen "Ginger" Berrigan. Another Louisiana Eastern District Judge with a recusal problem.

Judge Berrigan also has problems getting insurance cases right. In Berrigan’s case, she has never met an insurance company or murderer she failed to like. In this video clip, Professor Carl Bernofsky explains how he was Berriganed and how she refused to recuse herself despite a clear-cut conflict of interest.  Carl is the moderator of Tulane Link and until Slabbed has been a lone voice in the wilderness on problems in the Louisiana Eastern District Courts.


4 thoughts on “Meet Judge Helen "Ginger" Berrigan. Another Louisiana Eastern District Judge with a recusal problem.”

  1. This guy got hosed. The arrogance of the federal judiciary just never ceases to amaze me. Clearly, she should have disclosed the relationship with Tulane prior to handling the case. He is obviously incredibly intelligent and articulate. Shame on you, Judge Berrigan!

  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOwweeeeeeeeeeeeeee As a person and creditor who also got hosed over many years by a biased corrupt federal bankruptcy judge and system I extend my compassion to Professor Carl. I will sign his petition and encourage everyone visiting this site to do the same because you, as you are reading this, yourself could very well be the next victim of the “federal fix”. I hope one day there is a way to prosecute these arrogant lifetime appointed “kings” and remove them promptly (not like the years taken for Tom “Orteous”) from their thief “kingdoms”. Thank you Prof. Carl for continuing your fight to prevent others from the biased injustice that you and I have experinced. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOwweeeeeeeeeeeee

  3. Spot on Ima. It doesn’t matter if you are a well off research scientist or a lowly laborer, clean unbiased courts are important to everyone. This problem with judicial corruption cuts across political ideology as we have now documented malfeasance out of the LAED’s most conservative judge and now its most liberal. Justice was clearly denied Professor Bernofsky by a judge with a hidden agenda. The 5th Circuit and Supreme Court? MIA. Ginger Berrigan learned well from Collins and Porteous.

    Now I understand what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity and how you tried to set them free.

    They would not listen they did not know how, perhaps they’ll listen now.



  4. This is another in a series of stories that should make all citizens ASHAMED of our Judicial System. This one involved the “Federal Judiciary”. Let me teel you that, in Louisiana, the “State System” is even WORSE, if that is possible. A few points about Professor Bernofsky: As I recall his story, he sought rehearing before Berrigan – SHOT DOWN; he appealed to the Fifth “Circus” – SHOT DOWN; he sought rehearing before the Fifth “Circus” – SHOT DOWN; he filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari before the SCOTUS – SHOT DOWN; and he sought rehearing before the SCOTUS – SHOT DOWN. I do not know if he ever filed a Complaint of Judicial Misconduct against Berrigan in the Fifth “Circus”, but because his Complaint would have been “related” to his civil case against Tulane, that would have been summarily SHOT DOWN, too (a convenient little “out” for Edith Jones and the Judicial Council when they “need” it -on the other hand, aren’t the Complaints against Porteous “related” to the Liljeberg case, and his persistent pattern of accepting money and other gratuities from some of the lawyers who appeared before him in that case?). Now let me shift gears: Porteous assumed the Federal Bench in 1994. To get there he had to “pass” by the “Federal Bureau of Constipation” – TOTALLY INCOMPETENT. He also had to pass investigation by Congress – TOTALLY INCOMPETENT. And before ANY of that “stuff” happened, the Clinton White House, the Louisiana Senatorial Delegation, and the Louisiana Democratic Party had to “vet” and “pass” him – ALL TOTALLY INCOMPETENT. That man was “unsuited” to be a Federal Judge from day one, a fact that was patently obvious to anyone with any intelligence and character and integrity. Now what “happened” during the next 10 to 12 years, from 1994 until his “troubles” when he filed for bankruptcy under a false name, which put him under the microscope? Well, the answer is NOTHING. And who was at the helm of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana during most (if not all) of that 10 to 12 years? Answer: The Honorable Helen “Ginger” Berrigan, CHIEF JUDGE – TOTALLY INCOMPETENT (at least when it came to Porteous’ corruption, and other corruption which fluorished right under her nose, and which continues to fluorish). And we can’t give a “pass” to the other Eastern District Judges who practice their own little brands of corruption in their “stove-pipe” kingdoms, seemingly oblivious to what goes on in another stove-pipe kingdom. This is what brought us Berrigan, Porteous, Duval, Lemelle, Africk and Feldman, among others, and it’s NOT GOING TO CHANGE, unless: (1) There has to be a “top-to-bottom” revision of the rules governing the processing of Complaints of Judicial Misconduct, with the Power” taken away from Judges and placed in the hands of a truly independent agency or reviewing authority whose “mission statement” does not include “protecting Judges”; (2) The Judicial Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice needs its own “Inspector General”, so that when a Judge and/or “independent reviewing agency” doesn’t do what the Complainant expected them to do, the Complainant has someone else to turn to and to subject the Judge and the reviewing agency which “whitewashed” him or her to a new investigation; and (3) ABOLISH JUDICIAL IMMUNITY, which is purely a creation of Judges and cannot be found anywhere in the U.S. Constitution (it “ain’t” even in the “laws of the United States”, ie. in statutes passed by Congress – rather it is in “case law” written by Judges, solely for their own benefit). If Professor Bernofsky hasn’t done so already, I would like to see him file a Complaint of Judicial Misconduct against Berrigan. If Professor Bernofsky hasn’t done so already, I would like to see him sue Berrigan, and challenge any claim she might make to “judicial immunity”. Until “more” citizens take a stand, nothing is going to change. Ashton O’Dwyer.

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