This is gonna be a nasty fight: Team River Birch sues Uncle Sam.

Organized crime never goes away without a fight folks, but IMHO Team Heebe/Ward/River Birch has given the Slabbed Nation a great gift in that they filed suit against Team Letten wanting the stuff that was seized in the recent FBI raid back.  They seem a bit sore their consigliere Peter Butler’s legal work product was taken by the FBI but hey, these folks were the ones dumb enough to put it all on the same computer network.

Hat tip to Slabbed’s researcher for finding the suit, as we’re diligently googling to figure out how this major media personality I mentioned fits the puzzle.  This may require a return trip to Lafayette Square.

I might as well disclose the word I get is that this raid happened because the FBI was fearful evidence was on the verge of being destroyed. If that is the case then a reasonable inference is the FBI has a mole in the dump.

The only thing that gives me pause here is the suit has been assigned to Ginger Berrigan, who has never met a criminal or an insurance company she failed to like and is widely considered one of the worst judges in the LAED.

At 44 pages the suit is an illuminating read and contains a list of everything the FBI took last September from River Birch.


“Merry Christmas” Grady – FBI agent Hal Neilson files suit against authors of “The Kings of Tort”

The prosecutors, who had concealed the investigation carefully, felt it would be important to go public with a post-indictment press conference to maintain an advantage in the running narrative…At the press conference, U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee elaborated on a few details of the case…

One of those attending the press conference was not a reporter at all, but Scruggs’s adversary Grady Tollison, who listened with satisfaction as the prosecutors tightened their grip on Scruggs.  At one point, Dawson, the lead prosecutor, leaned toward Tollison and whispered, “Merry Christmas“. (Page 243, Fall of the House of Zeus)

This past Wednesday, SLABBED reported Patsy Brumfield’s breaking news NEMS360 reports a Merry Christmas for FBI Agent Hal Neilson and followed with the update It’s Official – Government files Motion to Dismiss case against FBI Agent Hal Neilson.

“Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” until Neilson filled in for Santa and filed suit against Grady’s buddy Tom Dawson – Neilson sues Dawson, Lange, ‘Tort’ publisher for alleged lies in book..

Specifically, the book claims that Plaintiff Neilson was untrustworthy and Defendant Dawson, in agreement with two co-conspirators Jim Greenlee and John Hailman, conspired to have Neilson removed from an important case because of his untrustworthiness.

This “important case” was the Government’s case against Dick Scruggs that eventually became know as not one but two – Scruggs I (USA v Scruggs) and Scruggs II (USA v Delaughter).

Not even Santa could make up what’s likely to turn up during the discovery phase of Neilson v Dawson! Continue reading ““Merry Christmas” Grady – FBI agent Hal Neilson files suit against authors of “The Kings of Tort””

I hurt myself today to see if I still feel….

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

Hon. Jim Letten
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana
500 Poydras Street, Room B-210
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Dear Jim:

My client, A. J. Ward, Jr., asked that I apprise you of an incident which occurred Thursday morning, December 18, 2008, involving Derrick Shepherd. Continue reading “I hurt myself today to see if I still feel….”