Folks Team Magnum, in what I can only describe as an April fools joke, filed an Answer and Reconventional Demand in the suit involving his brother and other former partners at the firm of Gauthier Houghtaling & Williams who left the firm I’m told because of the massive conflict of interests Team Magnum has playing both sides against the middle representing clients against BP while simultaneously representing BP.
The answer contains all the stock denials that one would expect in the early stages of a lawsuit but Team Magnum is taking this a step further with their Reconventional Demand on page 13 of the pdf I linked above. In paragraph 145 Magnum essentially admits to his blatant conflict of interest involving BP while he centers his attack against his former partners making allegations of client poaching that really have no context absent the conflict of interest involving Houghtaling’s company Ocean Therapy Solutions doing business with BP while he trolled for clients to sue BP and Magnum’s lust to sign a legal representation contract with BP. Let’s revisit a the key point in paragraph 145 and compare to the contemporary news report we featured back in June 2010 from Fox 8:
While Huber, Slack, Brian Houghtaling, Pandit and Thomas were encouraged to generate new business for the firm (with GHW Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum J.D.: April fools or MAD, Team Magnum files an answer and reconventional demand in the lawsuit involving his former partners. (The problem with telling lies is keeping them straight)”
Meantime back on the ranch over in Harris County Texas this Bro versus Bro thing is getting mighty nasty……
As of November 11, 2010 we will be practicing law at our new firm, Huber Slack, Houghtaling, Pandit & Thomas, LLP.
The matter that we are handling for you is still active, and we would appreciate the opportunity to continue representing you. ·
Please sign the below signature line to inform our former firm that we will continue to handle your case. Furthermore, your signature authorizes and directs our former firm to send us your file.
Please return this letter to me by the enclosed self-addressed envelope or by email at Brian……
With best regards, I am
Brian J. Houghtaling
From our source Continue reading “Magnum strikes back! Messes around and files suit against his Bro in Texas.”
“This is an outstanding law firm that has enjoyed an impeccable reputation both across the state and across the nation…My office retained Gauthier, Houghtaling & Williams to represent Louisiana in the Multi-Billion dollar subrogation claim for the Road Home Program.”
The Louisiana Attorney General
2004 – 2008
Several of our commenters such as Mr. NAAS have mentioned a possible conflict of interest involving the State of Louisiana and the Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams law firm as the above client testimonial from former AG Charlie Foti illustrates. Now AG Caldwell is suing BP, (including hiring Steve Theriot and his daughter Wanda at taxpayer expense) while GHW is doing business with BP. One wonders if waivers have been obtained. This brings to mind several questions that are unanswered today such as did BP know of GHW’s representation of the State of Louisiana when they hired GHW and what has been done on Buddy Caldwell’s end to resolve this potential conflict of interest.
In other news ol’ Mags has until the 31st to answer the suit filed Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum JD: It’s balls in a vice time as Magnum’s former partners invite him to court.”
Nowdy, R in NOLA gets our first Slabbed “Shit Floats” T Shirt. 😉
From the looks of it folks, it appears Magnum spent the past couple of weeks doing what he does best in passing lots of threats to his now departed former co workers, who appear to be suing preemptively.
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I’d like to remind all our readers today is Magnum’s day in court on that disturbing the peace charge.
Hat tip to several readers including the guy who wrote:
Going to be an awkward Thanksgiving at the Houghtaling household….
First reader to get us a copy of the suit gets a free Slabbed “Shit Floats” T-Shirt. (As soon as we do the design/build 😉 ) The name of the case is: Stephen Huber, Todd Slack, Brian Houghtaling, Rajan Pandit, Charles Thomas v Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams, LLP.
The case has been assigned to Nancy Miller, who beat the Magnum supported Norma Broussard for the Division I spot at the 24th Judicial District. Rut Roh………..