Saturday, July 31, 2010

Johnnie Cochran Firm Defrauds Latino Client and Sues Its Insurers

(19 paragraphs, 5 links, 1 poem: "Justice Denied" with footnote) -  Firm Wants Insurers To Cover Deal With Spy's Wife - The Cochran Firm sued two of its insurers for refusing to cover a settlement it reached with a former client who claimed the firm didn't help her recoup a multimillion settlement she had reached with Cuba.  The Cochran Firm seems to brag that the firm got its client to accept only 15% of the award she was due when she sued The Cochran Firm for malpractice.  She should have received $27.1 million, but she accepted a mere $287,000 to settle her claim against The Cochran Firm.  The Cochran Firm wants to pass the buck to its insurance companies to pay for another fraud against its own client, but the insurance companies refuse.  The Cochran Firm accuses its insurance companies of fraud.

If you have a traffic accident, your insurance company is liable.  On the other hand, if you repeatedly, deliberately ram your car into your girlfriend's vehicle and total both cars, then YOU are liable, not your insurance company.  The jury should agree that malpractice insurance companies do not have to cover lawyers who "take a dive" on their clients' cases. 

Tweet this writer had trouble posting at Twitter. @BackTHATUp @MaxReddick @vlu77 The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm defrauds mo clients. Insurance co. refuses to pay up.

The Cochran Firm Frauds

The Johnnie Cochran Firm is at it again - defrauding its clients. 
Johnnie Cochran partnered with an Alabama firm two years before he died that is now using his name and reputation to defraud its mostly minority clients.  The Cochran Firm's insurance companies do not want to pay for the firm's illegal, unethical conduct regarding Ana Margarita Martinez.  I'm surprised anyone insures those frauds.  The Cochran Firm is now suing its insurance companies for refusing to pay for their dirt.  The insurance companies' executives ought to copy after The Cochran Firm and get the judges to declare the insurance companies NONEXISTENT to avoid trial.  That was The Cochran Firm's SUCCESSFUL defense when my elderly mother and I were defrauded by The Cochran Firm that took our lawsuit regarding Larry Neal's wrongful death.  That prejudice COINTELPRO law firm worked behind our backs for the jail where my mentally, physically ill brother was murdered after 18 days of secret arrest.  The managing partner of The Cochran Firm's Memphis, Tennessee office was himself a Shelby County Commissioner, and the firm contracted to be Larry Neal's wrongful death attorneys in a secret conflict of interest.  The Cochran Firm then PRETENDED via U.S. Mail fraud to be working on Larry's case for 10.5 months of the 12-month statute of limitations just to keep his survivors from recovering damages and protect the jail from exposure following the murder of the handicapped man.  The Cochran Firm then decided to claim it does not exist in Georgia, because that is where the Neals arranged to become clients and served lawsuit against the law firm for its fraud.  The Cochran Firm had no excuse for working with Shelby County Jail behind its clients' backs to prevent justice, so the firm had judges declare The Cochran Firm NONEXISTENT in Georgia to protect the lawyers against our lawsuit.   I never thought anyone was that overtly crooked and walking around on two legs.  In the garden, snakes crawled.

92-year old police murder victim, Kathryn Johnston

The insurance companies deserve to lose their case and pay The Cochran Firm.  Any insurance company that is fool enough to insure A LAW FIRM THAT MAKES A HABIT OF DEFRAUDING ITS CLIENTS deserves to pay a big settlement.    If anybody can prove The Cochran Firm really sued the City of Atlanta, Georgia for police officers killing 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston in 2006, please direct me to the lawsuit.  I looked for the case in Georgia Superior Court (Dozier vs. Atlanta) and did not find it.  I read that the murderous officers were ordered to pay Johnston's family back $8,000 funeral expenses, but what of the civil suit?  I am sure it did not go to trial.  The Cochran Firm would never allow the case to go to jury where Johnston's family would have the best chance of recovering a large award.   August 19 UPDATE:  The Cochran Firm defrauded Kathryn Johnston's estate.  It claimed to have filed an $18 million lawsuit for Kathryn Johnston's survivors on November 21, 2007.  That is the LIE the firm told its clients and the world in press releases and news reports, but no lawsuit was filed according to a records check at State Court in  Georgia Superior Court in Fulton County.  The family was left at the mercy of Atlanta City Government to pay whatever they wanted, and they settled on August 17, 2010, for $4.9 million without knowing that The Cochran Firm worked with their defendants behind the family's back.  Read more about that in this blog:  THE COCHRAN FIRM DEFRAUDS KATHRYN JOHNSTON'S SURVIVORS

The Cochran Firm tricked the Neal family while under contract as Larry Neal's wrongful death attorneys, because the firm's real job seems to be spying on minorities and preventing justice for minority persons in certain cases.  Some consumer protection agencies refuse to take a complaint against The Cochran Firm, and others take the complaint but don't actually censure the firm. (See Larry Neal pictured on the right side of this page.)  I tried to picket the law firm last month in front of the Georgia office that courts declared nonexistent to dismiss our lawsuit, and two Atlanta police ran to The Cochran Firm's rescue.  The BBB refused to take a complaint on The Cochran Firm when the law firm perjured itself in Georgia Superior Court by denying it had a Georgia office.  The FTC and FCC took a complaint, but did no follow-up that I know about.  Does that sound like something that would happen for any firm that really represented the common man, especially minority clients, like the firm claims?  Perhaps because the media works for the same agency The Cochran Firm does, mainstream media has never warned the public that The Cochran Firm is repeatedly sued because of racial discrimination and for defrauding its clients to help police when they kill minority people and in other matters.  When sued, judges help The Cochran Firm by declaring the firm nonexistent when clients sue the firm for fraud.  I am surprised The Cochran Firm decided to pay the client any damages in this case.  Maybe the lawyers could not find any judges in Florida like the ones we have in Georgia to declare The Cochran Firm nonexistent. I'm confident they tried.  Or perhaps The Cochran Firm finds it safer to repeatedly use trickery and artifice to deny justice to a poor, elderly widow like my mother than they did Ms. Martinez, whose husband is a Cuban spy and runs terrorist cells.  Lawyers at The Cochran Firm are probably a tad more careful about how they treat people who have connections like Ms. Martinez has.  A working class African American family is an easier mark, especially with the courts and Department of Justice covering the unethical lawyers' backs.

Ms. Martinez, now you know why The Cochran Firm is opening Latino offices and had a case representing Native Americans last year that may or may not still be in court. 
Warn your people that playing minorities is their game.  Below is the story at Forbes about The Cochran Firm's latest fraud against its own clients.  I am sure there have been and will be others. I hope Ms. Martinez does not start being GANGSTALKED like I am since bringing suit against The Cochran Firm.  She may not know much about espionage even if her husband is a spy, and she has much to learn if she has to run from USDOT trucks, live with tapped phones, have stalkers following her online and in person, and deal with agents intercepting her phone calls when she calls for computer service so they can put her PC on an illegal domain they are administrators over instead of her  - all with police refusing to intervene on her behalf.  I am relieved Ms. Martinez accepted the small settlement from The Cochran Firm.  If she had held out for more money, it could have been bad for her - real bad.  I advise those insurance companies to pay up if they know what's good for them.  They probably have good reason to refuse to pay for another Cochran Firm fraud, but it is easier to pay damages than to deal with gangstalkers.  The insurance executives could have helicopters hovering over their rooftops like they are aiming bombs.  That is what my mother thought the helicopters were doing a couple of months ago when they hovered over our rooftop for 30 minutes after someone drew yellow, blue, and orange lines from our back fence to the middle of the street and outlined the front and both sides of our yard.  See the video at this link:

See information the Neal's victimization by The Cochran Firm fraud after the Forbes Report below -  


July 29, 2010 --  The Cochran Firm has sued two of its insurers for refusing to cover a settlement it reached with a former client who claimed the firm didn't help her recoup a multimillion-dollar judgment from a suit she launched against the Cuban government after learning her professed anti-Communist husband was actually a Cuban spy.The firm's Miami office and one of its attorneys sued First Mercury Insurance Co. and State National Insurance Co. on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, accusing them of not making good on a claims-made lawyers professional liability policy they had extended to the firm.

The firm represented Ana Margarita Martinez in her lawsuit against Cuba, which concluded with a $27.1 million judgment in her favor after a judge found that the Cuban government had committed acts of sexual battery, terrorism and torture by facilitating spy Juan Pablo Roque's sham marriage to Martinez for the purpose of him acting as a double agent within the Cuban exile community in Florida.

In late 2008 Martinez sued Cochran and attorney Scott Leeds, alleging they had failed to properly represent her interests in collecting the judgment.

In 2001, when Martinez won her judgment against Cuba, Leeds told the Miami Herald that it could take years to unlock blocked Cuban assets to pass on to his client.  Leeds was not available for comment Thursday.
Martinez received $200,000 from frozen Cuban accounts in 2005 and has seized aircraft flown into the U.S. by Cuban refugees in additional attempts for restitution. In February, Martinez filed court motions to garnish fares from eight charter companies that do business in Cuba.

To resolve Martinez's claims against the firm, Cochran entered into mediation with the insurers' authorization to settle the claim, according to the instant complaint. Martinez eventually agreed to a $287,000 deal, a small price compared to the firm's potential liability, the suit says.

“Based on the insurers’ actions, including the explicit and/or implicit grant of settlement authority, the policyholders attended mediation and settled Martinez’s claim for less than 15 percent of the policy’s liability limits and for a fraction of the policyholders’ potential liability,” the suit said.

The insurers denied coverage under the policy, claiming that the settlement had not occurred with their consent and that they were not properly given notice of the mediation proceeding, according to the firm.
Allowing the insurers to assert any limitations on the coverage now would constitute a FRAUD against the firm, because the policyholders relied on and have been prejudiced by the insurers' conduct and representations, the suit says.   

Martinez's story hit the headlines in 1996, after her husband showed up in Cuba after Cuban fighter planes shot down two civilian aircraft that were operating a search-and-rescue mission for Cuban refugees.

Roque, who had worked for the FBI during his time in the U.S., announced his loyalty to Cuba after the shootings, and decried the downed pilots as having operated a terrorist cell.

The Cochran Firm is represented in this matter by Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin PA.  Counsel information for the defendants was not immediately available Thursday.  The case is Leeds et al. v. First Mercury Insurance Co. et al., case number 10-cv-22729, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


Do you suppose The Cochran Firm made a deal with Martenez's defendant to protect Cuba from paying her $27 million judgment?  In our case, the law firm worked for its clients' defendants behind our backs, but perhaps Cuba has more honor than Memphis Shelby County Government officials and there was no such deal in the Martenez case.  Here is the link to another COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD
.      If any lawyers are brave enough, we would like to sue The Cochran Firm for conspiring to violate our civil rights working with our intended defendants behind our backs to cover up Larry Neal's murder and deny us due process of law.  Apparently The Cochran Firm did this defrauding the courts via hypnosis to have one judge rule that there is no Cochran Firm in Georgia and another accept a diversity rule case based on the lie.  Imagine that.  The Cochran Firm tricked judges into believing that the most famous, well advertised plaintiffs' law firm in Georgia did not exist.  Everyone thought I must have imagined the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm, I suppose.  My murdered brother was mentally ill, so the stigma attached to family members of mentally ill people may have played a part in my perceived overactive imagination.  The Cochran Firm's Atlanta office is at 127 Peachtree Street in the Candler Building where they do business every day under that identity, even while denying the existence of that law office in court.  The Cochran Firm denied the existence of its East Coast office in Georgia Superior Court and USDC (with the media refusing to report the farce) and committed other perjury to have the Neals' lawsuits dismissed.  But eight days after the USDC judge dismissed our lawsuit by claiming that it did not compromise our case against Shelby County Jail for The Cochran Firm to pretend to do legal work that was not actually happening for 10.5 months of the 12-month statute of limitations, the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm blinked right back into existence and published a YouTube commercial for the Atlanta office.  It was like an "I Dream of Jennie" episode.  If you contract with The Cochran Firm, PLEASE DON'T BLINK.


One day Larry went missing

We looked for him high and low

For 18 days while he died in jail

“Have you got him?” The Jail said “NO!”

On August 1, police came

A dreaded knock on the door

“We have Larry’s body. He died in jail

Sorry. We won’t tell you more.”

“Well, tell it to our lawyers!

The Johnnie Cochran Firm!

Lynching is illegal!

You might get prison terms!”

“Over that sick coon? We doubt it!

But give it your best shot

We told him to stop singing loud; move on

But he would not!”

Mama cried silently as she signed her name

On the Cochran Firm’s contract

“Don’t let them kill other sick sons

Nothing can bring mine back.”

Lawyers gave us their assurance

And lots of tissues, too

Saying, “Dry your eyes, old Mama!

We’ll get justice for you.”

But The Cochran Firm tricked us

Their promises were only lies

They held Larry’s case inactive

And never asked how he died

The letters David McLaughlin sent

Were false, every one!

The Cochran Firm worked for the jail

Nothing was being done

Too late to hire other attorneys

When we discovered the fraud

Larry’s case file was empty

How could they do this? Oh, Lord!

“We’ll sue you for defrauding us

You can’t treat clients like this

Larry Neal was a person

The life he had was his!

We’ll tell the Bar about your fraud

The jury will make you pay

You deserve to lose your license

New clients won’t come your way!”

“Over that sick coon? We doubt it

But give it your best shot!

Police told him, ‘Stop singing loud; move on!’

But he would not!”

Tennessee Bar said, “No biggie”

Georgia Bar ignored our complaint**

Judge Shoob said, “What Cochran Firm?

There is none in this state”

“But judge, look out your window

The Cochran Firm’s right there!

On TV every few minutes

Your Honor, please be fair!”

“Get out of this courtroom!

Johnnie Cochran’s dead

We’ve got his firm and got his name

Now don’t you make us mad!”

“We’ll take you back to court again

You have a poor defense!

Your office is just blocks away

You can’t say you don’t exist!”

“We said it; judge signed it

Now get out of our face

Plead for justice all you want

You are the wrong damn race!”

“Look Media - A court order!

No Cochran Firm in Georgia!

Please tell the people to watch out

I’ll send some copies to ya!”

“Don’t bother; not interested.

Their clients are mostly blacks

Who cares if lawyers trick those folks?

It’s time you learn the facts!”

“But Larry was a human being!

He had a right to live!

The Cochran Firm worked for the jail

His death’s a secret still

We’ll write letters to Congress

And report you on the Web!

Jails and lawyers are not allowed

To conspire to hide the dead!

Georgia courts can’t protect you!

Nor the media or BBB!

We’ll tell the public what you did

And civil rights groups – you’ll see!

We’ll sue in federal court for your fraud

The jury will make you pay!

You deserve to lose your license

New clients won’t come your way!”

“Over that sick coon? We doubt it

But give it your best shot!

Police told him, ‘Stop singing loud;

move on!’ But he would not!”

“Judge, look at this fraud; listen to lies

They told right in this court!

They helped the jail hide Larry’s death

While under contract with us!”

“We disclaim our Georgia office

Our Memphis office, too

Dismiss this case right now, Judge Batten

We all depend on you.

Wherever Larry’s family sues us

We claim we don’t exist

Can’t let this case ever go to jury

Sick black folks won’t be missed

Judge, don’t honor their subpoena

To Shelby County Jail

Can’t let this family ever know

What happened to Larry Neal!

This family is ridiculous

To think federal court would care

that lawyers lie to evade justice

It’s an immaterial affair!”

“The Cochran Firm is right!”

Judge Batten did agree

“Case dismissed! Immaterial!

Don’t come here bothering me!”

“But Judge, they tricked us!

Helped police hide Larry’s death

He had a right to live his life

Regardless of his health!

Thank God! Here comes CHANGE!

We’ll tell Mr. Holder

He’ll investigate Larry’s murder

This cover-up is over!

Mr. Holder, they killed him

Under secret arrest in jail

Thank God, you’re here now

And justice cannot fail!”

“Were you waiting for me? Don’t be absurd!

Johnnie Cochran is Dead

We’ve got his firm and got his name

Now don’t you make us mad!

You don’t want to make us mad!”  

All rights reserved by Mary Neal


** We recently received a form to file a Georgia Bar complaint and telephone calls assuring me that the Georgia Bar is not ignoring allegations against attorneysIf/when we file the Georgia Bar complaints, I will not be allowed to write about them.  In fairness to other attorneys practicing in Georgia and throughout America as well as to consumers of legal services, it is wrong to allow The Cochran Firm attorneys to ignore the Rules of Professional Conduct by entering into contract with clients under undisclosed conflicts of interest then hold the cases inactive to benefit clients' intended defendants.  It is also wrong for the fraudulent law firm to use an alias in court to avoid jury trials when accused of deliberate malpractice and fraud, especially since The Cochran Firm's Atlanta office claimed in court to be a wholly owned and operated Georgia "P.C." without ever being registered with the State of Georgia.  Lawyers are officers of the court and should not be allowed to defraud the court and clients without censure by the State Bar.  Law and order should be a goose and gander thing.

The U.S. should either be what it says on paper or retire such phrases as "equal justice" and "non-discrimination."  African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and other minority citizens do not deserve to be set up and defrauded by The Cochran Firm to foil their quests for justice after wrongs.

Such as you do unto ONE of the least of these, My brethren, you do it also unto me. ~Jesus Christ

Mary Neal

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill


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MaryLovesJustice Neal said...

The Cochran Firm has much more ego than business sense. It is stupid to continue defrauding clients and rely on judges, state bars, legal referral services, mainstream media, and consumer protection agencies to shield the treacherous lawyers from public exposure. The fact that The Cochran Firm has help by all of those sources makes it obvious what the firm really is. Insuring such treacherous attorneys is equivalent to insuring the North Pole against freezing weather.