In our continuing episode of Magnum J.D. Baldwin v Costner: The testimony of Patrick Smith

As told by 1450 AM the Voice of Dothan Alabama. Welcome aboard guys. A short snippet from the must read account:

In a June 8 text from Smith to Ted Skokos, an investor who ultimately bought out Contogorous’ shares in OTS, Smith wrote: “We had an amazing meeting with BP. We r on line. I have a buyout agreement from the partner we want out being drafted today.”

On June 10, Metairie, La., attorney Daniel Grigsby drafted the contract between BP and OTS for 32 centrifuges.

Smith testified that the order from BP for centrifuges was still “conditional,” as of June 10. The next day, June 11, Contogorous effectively sold his shares in OTS in a document Grigsby drafted.

Stay tuned.


In our continuing episode of Magnum J.D. Baldwin v Costner Day 2: There’s no business like show business…..

Today I’ll highlight some of the main stream media reporting on the trial and I am going to draw a sharp line and differentiate the reporting. First up though we need to examine what got everyone into Judge Feldman’s courtroom, one that is very plaintiff unfriendly if said plaintiff is an individual suing an insurance company.

Gullibility is a failure of social intelligence in which a person is easily tricked or manipulated into an ill-advised course of action. It is closely related to credulity, which is the tendency to believe unlikely propositions that are unsupported by evidence.

Classes of people especially vulnerable to exploitation due to gullibility include children, the elderly, and the developmentally disabled

I was tempted to sign into my wiki account and add the words “and National Media” because they made this lawsuit in a way back in 2010 by giving Costner huge amounts of free publicity when he showed up on the Gulf Coast like a fly circling a fresh cow pie after the oil spill. Notice I used the term “publicity” instead of “news” because the reporting was uncritical and 100% derived from controlled tests of Costner’s centrifuge technology, which were not previously commercially viable and was not used to any effect in the 2010 oil spill.

Simply put we had a ring side seat here at Slabbed when we highlighted the threatened lawsuit against Frank Levy on June 17, 2010 that was mentioned in so many of yesterday’s media reports on the civil suit. It was obvious to any local with half a brain this was the oil spill equivalent to a stock market pump and dump. But the media had stars in their eyes and made the Costner inspired scam “news” without a critical, second thought. Continue reading “In our continuing episode of Magnum J.D. Baldwin v Costner Day 2: There’s no business like show business…..”

In this episode of Magnum JD: Baldwin v Costner kicks off today

And Slabbed has literally covered this whole sorry affair of a bunch of washed up Hollywood actors cashing in on the worst environmental disaster in this nation’s history with hocus pocus technology that did nothing beyond stuff money into the pockets of self serving politicians from day 1.

The suit itself has finally crossed into the traditional media and frankly the reporting I’ve seen to this point is as devoid of useful information as the original real time reporting on Costner and his machine, which BP never used to fight the spill.

That said and in case there are media members that want to catch up this recently filed court doc is a great place to start along with Slabbed’s prior coverage.


In this episode of Magnum J.D.: “it’s about the package and the people that surround it”

Folks last night’s latest from Baldwin v Costner made me and a couple of lifers nostalgic for Slabbed’s previous coverage of the shakedown of BP by Kevin Costner and others that ended up stuffing money into the pockets of several notable area politicians. Let’s review:

iVideo: Kevin Costner’s device for cleaning oil spill in action ~ WWL Tee Vee. Who dat??????

There’s no business like show business…..In this episode of Magnum JD: Bull Durham comes to town and appears on the Toolman.

Buddy Caldwell et tu brute?

Slabbed closes in on the mythical contract between Magnum and BP, executed despite the fact Magnum was suing BP over the spill including the use of straw man lawyers to play both sides of the field: Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum J.D.: “it’s about the package and the people that surround it””

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: A BP Veep writes a memo about Magnum and Bull Durham.

Folks I’d like to take this opportunity to point out there was one media outlet covering the oil spill that called bullshit on Bull Durham and his useless oil-water separator real time as it was happening so while I take a victory lap, allow me to present the first of a raft of previously sealed documents in that star v star battle known as Baldwin et al  v Costner et al.  If you like a story where they are literally no good guys, only the bad and the ugly then this one is for you. Click the pic to nab the 2 page pdf:

Crooked to the core: Kevin Costner blows Nunny.

That’s right folks, last year during the oil spill when the media was fawning all over Kevin Costner and his scam centrifuges, Slabbed was telling the real story of a shakedown that used our own Magnum JD as both front and promoter.

Today, Costner genuflects before Nunny’s campaign for Lite Gov and accepts the full load, going on camera for Nunny with his chin literally still glistening.  We’ll see in a few weeks how many weak minds fall for the fat asses propaganda.  Simply put a vote for Nunny is a vote for a lying sack of shit crook and it is just that simple.


So what if BP is using Magnum to buy all the major politicians like Bobby Jindal and Mary Landrieu?

Just in case anyone was wondering how a relatively few individuals on Wall Street could almost single-handedly bankrupt the country and not a single person went to jail for any of the massive financial frauds that have come to light (we bailed them out instead) wonder no more as the good folks over at Zero Hedge compare and contrast campaign finance reports of Harry Reid with John Boehner pointing out both men are owned by corporate interests lock stock and barrel.

Now before the oil spill the politicians that were owned by big oil locally could be pretty open about that fact as Mary Landrieu’s career campaign finance reports indicate. I strongly suspect sight unseen Bobby Jindal got a bunch of oil and gas ca$h too as he got lots as a congressman.  After the spill it just wouldn’t look so good for any politician that was excoriating BP to take campaign ca$h from them but it seems as if there is always willing middle man to spread the wealth and into our narrative enter Magnum JD, his partner and their nonrefundable $1.115 million dollar contract with BP to provide advice on how to deal with state officials. Let’s follow the money and take a looksie at a partial list of the fundraisers ol’ Mags held around that time period:

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: My name is Magnum and I do what I want…..

But Houston we have a problem as Continental Casualty Company aired lots of dirty laundry in their declaratory suit against Magnum and his partners at Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams so for the consideration of the Slabbed Nation I’ve uploaded Continental’s suit plus the next 7 docket docs which includes the firm’s insurance policy, the Ocean Therapy Solutions Operating Agreement plus other goodies like the following:

Dear Mr. Jouandot:

Thank you for taking the time to speak to me and discussing Continental Casualty Company’s (“Continental”) coverage position in this matter.

Continental acknowledges that we are in receipt of the lawsuit entitled Spyridon C Contogouris Et Al v Ocean Therapy Solutions LLC . Continental has considered the availability of coverage for this matter under Lawyers Professional Liability Policy No. LAW-268085507, issued to Gauthier Houghtaling & Williams LLP (“the Firm”) for the policy period of February 3, 2011 to February 3, 2012 on a claims made and reported basis (the “Policy”). As you were advised, this will confirm that there is no coverage for this matter as presented. Following is Continental’s coverage position. Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum J.D.: My name is Magnum and I do what I want…..”

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Baldie amends the suit against Bull Durham, adds Magnum plus Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams

Folks, representing both ends against the middle, besides being highly unethical, has other down sides as highlighted in the recently amended complaint filed by Stephen Baldwin and Spyridon Contogouris against Bull Durham’s company Ocean Therapy Solutions and now Magnum himself along with his law firm. To the extent Magnum didn’t bother to hide much of what he was doing last summer several of the low down dirty details have emerged very early on in the litigation. The amended complaint also reintroduces Frank Levy and Magnum’s planned propaganda film the Will to Drill to our newer readers.  Slabbed has been on this bit of greed driven oil spill jackassery real-time since the spill.

Click the pic below the fold for the amended petition for damages as legal malpractice claims were added against Magnum and Wendell Gauthier’s once storied firm, which is going down in flames courtesy of unbridled greed, Magnum and bad actors like Kevin “Con Man” Costner. Continue reading “In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Baldie amends the suit against Bull Durham, adds Magnum plus Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams”

In this episode of Magnum J.D.: Baldwin and Contogouris file another lawsuit against Bull Durham and Magnum.

This suit was filed yesterday in the 24th JDC by Team Baldwin lawyer Leo Polazzo of Gretna. Click the pic for the pdf of the suit.