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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Cochran Firm Defrauds Native American Clients to Save Ford


(20 links) The CoIntelPro (Johnnie) Cochran Firm has defrauded another client to protect Big Business - the African/Native American Ramapough People.  Johnnie Cochran sold interest in his firm to some white supremacists and soon died of an inoperable brain tumor in 2005.  The civil rights attorneys who worked with Cochran in his Los Angeles office were all fired or forced out of the firm. The Firm now has three purposes: 1) give the semblance of justice to minorities after they are victimized by police violence and corporate wrongdoing; 2) provide surveillance in African American communities; and 3) reduce or eliminate financial damages to government and certain corporations that are sued by Cochran Firm clients.  See JOHNNIE COCHRAN'S COINTELPRO MURDER THEORY at this link http://alturl.com/299j4 . Please read about the persecution and danger I face to bring you these reports at this link:  CRAZY IDEA: JUSTICE IN AMERICA http://alturl.com/6hqtv

In 2006, the Ramapough People, a New Jersey African/Native American tribe, contracted with The Cochran Firm regarding environmental racism.  Ford Motor Company had used their homeland as a toxic waste dump for decades, causing sickness and deaths among the People.  The case was valued at over TWO BILLION DOLLARS ($2 billion). Ordinarily, a case such as Mann v. Ford would be handled by a partner, but The Cochran Firm assigned an associate out of its Jackson office to be lead attorney on this major case.  The devious Cochran Firm partners probably did not expect Vicki Gilliam to do nearly as well as she did representing the Ramapough.  But Gilliam is among plaintiffs attorneys who are "compassionate and who work really hard for their clients." Gilliam diligently worked on the case for two years and arrived at the point when it was time for Ford to either pay the $2 billion demand or face a jury in the civil action.  That is when The Cochran Firm suddenly pulled Gilliam off the case and transferred Mann v. Ford to its home office in Dothan, Alabama so The Firm's devious partners could throw the Ramapough People, its clients, under the bus and save Ford. 

HBO released a documentary about the case in July 2011, and the Jackson Advocate published an article about the documentary.  Below is an excerpt from "Cochran Firm featured in HBO’s Mann v. Ford new documentary on environmental racism," by Earnest McBride:

In the minds of a group of environmental scientists hired by the plaintiff’s attorneys, there is no greater underdog in the world of environmental racism than the African American/Native American ethnic mix making up the Ramapough people.Wayne Mann approached the Cochran firm in 2006, thinking his tribe had a good case against Ford because of the company’s bad behavior in bringing death and destruction to his homeland with little or no regard for the negative impact Ford’s toxic wastes would have on their lives.

Vicki Gilliam, an associate of the Cochran Law Firm through its Jackson office, was assigned their case as the lead attorney. In Mann v. Ford, HBO Documentaries has put together a frequently gut-wrenching, empathetic cinematic account of Ford Motor Company’s death sentence placed upon the Ramapough nation, revealed when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) forced Ford to admit to dumping “millions of gallons of paint sludge and other industrial waste in this mountain community,” on tribal lands and in the depleted iron mines of nearby Upper Ringwood, New Jersey, from its plant in Mahwah, N. J. EPA designated the 500-acre area a Superfund Site in 1983 and Ford agreed to clean it up within 10 years, but only scraped away the surface toxins before leaving it in 2004.

The tribe has lived at this same location for 200 years. Ford started dumping its millions of tons of toxic waste on the tribal land 44 years ago. Mann informed Cochran firm lawyers in Manhattan that he spoke on behalf of nearly 700 of his fellow tribe members. The earliest phase of the lawsuit included well-known legal activists like Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Joseph Rosato of New York. But the real work eventually redounded to the Cochran office in Jackson, where the feisty Vicki Gilliam was assigned as the lead attorney. The 13-count suit filed in state Superior Court in Paterson, N. J., alleged fraud and negligence and asked for medical monitoring and compensation that would eventually be assessed at over $2 billion in all.

The borough of Ringwood was also put on notice that it also might be sued. The attorneys said they would seek $3 million per resident, a total that could exceed $2 billion. Apart from the early discovery of the source of the rampant deaths and constant sickness among the Ramapough, two shocking developments were brought out in the HBO documentary. First, the widely praised appointment of Lisa Jackson, the former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, to be the nation’s EPA administrator, turned out to be a dud after her confirmation and the go-slow approach she adopted in indicting Ford for lying about its failed cleanup of the Upper Ringwood Superfund site.

The Ramapough tribe had come to Washington to lend visible and vocal support for Jackson by sitting directly behind her during the Congressional hearings on her appointment and testifying on her behalf. The second shocker was Vicki Gilliam’s removal as lead attorney just as a settlement with Ford was about to be considered. Vicki was breaking up with her original law partnership in Jackson at about the same time that the Cochran firm decided to close down its Jackson office.

“I was with the Cochran firm,” she said after previewing the film to an overflow crowd Monday evening at her Clinton office. “My old law partners decided to move to New Orleans. This case was being handled by the Cochran national group. They had the rights to it. I had no right to contact the clients after they shifted the lead attorney’s role. And when they closed down the Jackson office, I wanted to know if I was still involved with the case. They said, well, if we have to go to trial, you’ll be a part of it.”

Apparently, the firm, whose national office is in Dothan, Alabama, would settle out of court for a lot less than anybody had expected, especially Vicki Gilliam. “I didn’t know what the settlement was until I saw this documentary,” she said Monday. “And when I saw it in January, after they had sent me a copy, I said, ‘Oh, my God.’” Her disappointment lay primarily in the difference between the amounts the original set of lawyers viewed as just compensation for individual tribal members, about $3 million each, or $2 billion total.

The film reported that the average payout was under $8,000 per plaintiff. The total paid by Ford to plaintiffs was $13.5 million. “To put two-and-a-half years of your life into a case and to believe in what you’re doing, then have someone call to ask what’s going on in that case, it can be very frustrating,” she said. Although she is still perplexed over the Cochran firm’s abrupt displacement of her from the lead attorney’s role, she remains philosophical over the ultimate outcome, given the effort her team made in seeking environmental justice for the Ramapough. [Note by Mary Neal:  The settlement amount in this paragraph by McBride is incorrect. It was only $12.5 million, according to my sources.]

“I want people to see there are good plaintiffs’ lawyers who care and who are compassionate and who work really hard for their clients,” she said after the showing of the documentary. “And for anybody to take that away from this movie, then I’ve achieved what I wanted. And that is in addition to the story about the people.” Ford, too, remains under EPA constraints. Ford is obligated to clean up the entire toxic mess it made in the Ramapough community, Gilliam says.

“Twelve-and-a-half million is not much,” she says.
See the entire article at this link:  http://www.jacksonadvocateonline.com/?p=4596

Although the Ramapough People were induced by their attorney, The Cochran Firm, to agree to a meager settlement on what should have been a $2 billion award, Ford continues to do well.  See an article entitled "Ford Earns $2.4 Billion Net Income in Second Quarter 2011; Strengthens Foundation for Continued Global Growth+" at this link:  http://alturl.com/62qoe - Note that according to the Jackson Advocate article, Lisa Jackson, the former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, had been a staunch supporter of the Ramapough People.  But when she got a federal position, she immediately threw the Native American tribe under the bus.  Perhaps that was a condition of her promotion to the Washington office.

The Ramapouph People, especially because they are part black, qualified for The Cochran Firm Fraud that is done throughout America to carry forth the United States Government's CoIntelPro Mission of "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order." (Wikipedia and other sources.) The "social order" was/is dominance by white elitists with a Nazi manifesto, including oppressing black people and other minorities. White Americans are beginning to realize that what is done to minorities will be done to them later.  For example, attorneys from The Cochran Firm have been assigned by federal judges to the steering committees for plaintiffs against BP regarding its oil spill and claimants against Johnson & Johnson for its faulty DePuy implants.  Those two class action cases will bring many thousands of white clients to The Cochran Firm's mercy.  Wayne Mann's tribe joins a long line of Cochran Firm Fraud victims, including the following:

1. The Neal family. The Cochran Firm contracted, under an undisclosed conflict of interest, to represent Larry Neal's 80-year-old mother and family in wrongful death and negligence civil actions against Memphis Shelby County Jail, Larry's final care home, and the State of Tennessee regarding Larry Neal's negligence, secret arrest, and murder. The Cochran Firm actually held the cases secretly inactive (while lying to Larry's family via mail fraud) to protect the jail and State of Tennessee after police arrested a black mentally ill heart patient for 18 days, hid him from his social worker and family, then murdered him.  The United States Department of Justice and Shelby County Jail refuse to disclose under federal subpoena or the Freedom of Information Act why or how Larry died. See our website, WRONGFUL DEATH OF LARRY NEAL, at this link:  http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/  When we sued The Cochran Firm twice for its fraud, the devious law firm was allowed to commit perjury in court, saying it has no office in the State of Georgia.  The media refused to publish this news to warn other legal consumers, and so did consumer protection agencies. Warning:  The New World Order has already united government, media, law firms, and certain corporations.  Google, a free speech champion, endures an anti-trust probe initiated in July 2011 because it opposes Senate Bill 968, as do Yahoo, VISA, American Express, venture capitalists, law professors, Human Rights Watch, and many human/civil rights activists.  Senate Bill 968 seeks to put the Internet under the United States Justice Department, which would likely prevent further disclosure regarding The Cochran Firm fraud and other abuses in America.

2. Kathryn Johnston's survivors. In November 2006, Atlanta police murdered a 92-year-old black woman during a home invasion. When people started congregating in her yard to protest during the days immediately following the elder's murder, The Cochran Firm contracted to "represent" her survivors. A year later, The Firm claimed it filed an EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLAR ($18 million) wrongful death civil action against the City of Atlanta, which any jury assembled in Atlanta would have awarded. Although three police officers involved in Johnston's murder were sentenced to prison, The Cochran Firm settled out of court with the City of Atlanta for less than one-third of the demand in mid-August 2010. This writer and clerks of Georgia State Court and Georgia Superior Court of Fulton County could find NO EVIDENCE THAT A SUIT HAD ACTUALLY BEEN FILED in the Johnston case during exhaustive records searches the week August 18, 2010. However, Johnston's civil action case appeared on a federal docket (supposedly transferred from State Court).  It went before Judge Marvin Shoob, father of Wendy Shoob, the Georgia Superior Court Judge who ruled in 2006 that there is no Cochran Firm office in Georgia and dismissed the Neal's lawsuit against The Firm on that false premise. See COCHRAN FIRM DEFRAUDS KATHRYN JOHNSTON'S SURVIVORS - http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/cochran-firm-defruads-kathryn-johnstons.html

3.  Ana Margarita Martinez, a Latino client, was also defrauded by The Cochran Firm.  She was supposed to receive over TWENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS ($27.1 million) in a civil action case that she WON against Cuba regarding her husband, who was a double agent for Cuba and America.  Thanks to The Cochran Firm Fraud, she only received $200,000.  She sued The Cochran Firm and received a mere $287,000 from the treacherous lawyers who made her lose recovery of her multi-million-dollar lawsuit.  The Cochran Firm's insurers refused to repay The Firm for the amount its fraud against Martinez cost the firm, and The Cochran Firm decided to sue its insurers to cover the debt for its deliberate malpractice.  See JOHNNIE COCHRAN FIRM DEFRUADS LATINO CLIENT AND SUES ITS INSURERS  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/johnnie-cochran-firm-defrauds-another.html

4.  Survivors of Corey Ward contracted with The Cochran Firm to recover damages when Ward, 18, was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer in 2002.  Not only did the family not recover damages, but the State of Georgia never brought the officer before a jury after he was indicted for the murder by a grand jury.  Instead, the Georgia Legislature enacted a new law in 2006 allowing that police officers and wealthy people who kill people in Georgia can avoid jury trial if they plead self defense.  In 2010, eight years after Ward's death, a Georgia Superior Court judge dismissed all charges against former officer Dunn without any hearing. Wealthy people with spouses or business partners they want to off should plan a Georgia vacation!  Trial by jury on a capital murder indictment is optional in Georgia.  See details at this link:  COREY WARD - POLICE AND COCHRAN FIRM VICTIM  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/corey-ward-police-and-cochran-firm.html

5.  Edwina Davis reports that she is also a Cochran Firm Faud victim. She filed a pro se lawsuit against Tyco International Corporation in a sexual harassment case. Cochran Firm attorney M. Pete signed contract with Davis and got her permission to remove her lawsuit against Tyco from Georgia Superior Court to amend it and re-file the lawsuit with his entry of service. However, Pete never re-filed Davis' lawsuit. Instead, he arranged settlement with Tyco for a small amount of money, considering the abundance of evidence and witnesses that Davis had that her boss squeezed her breasts continually and Tyco's human resources department refused to censure him after Davis' complaints. Davis notified Pete that she felt dissatisfied with her low settlement after she read about settlements in other sexual harassment cases. Davis felt cheated. Davis reports that after notifying Pete of her dissatisfaction with the small settlement he arranged, she was subjected to increased stalking and terrorism, which began when she initially filed suit against Tyco. Davis made videos about her victimization: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuFFWeP4tk  "Edwina Davis Tape 1 of 10 - Cochran Firm Fraud."
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I have met other Cochran Firm Fraud victims and will tell some of their stories at a later date.  There are likely many victims of The Cochran Firm Fraud you and I will never know about.  Imagine what The Cochran Firm is doing to its clients who are criminal defendants in order to help prison investors!  This writer is stalked online and in person to keep the world from learning about The Cochran Firm CoIntelPro Fraud program.  Censorship in mainstream media is responsible for the fraud against the Ramapough People and everyone else who The Cochran Firm defrauded since 2005, the year my family sued The Cochran Firm in Georgia Superior Court for defrauding Hattie and Mary Neal to help Shelby County Jail cover up my brother's jailhouse lynching and the lawyer fraud that followed.  Although the media zealously reports when famous people like Bishop Eddie Long, of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, get sued, the media hides lawsuits against The CoIntelPro Cochran Firm's in order for the government's suppression of minority people's justice quests to continue. 

Everyone who learns about The Cochran Firm denying in court that it has offices in Georgia recognize that perjury as being major news which was censored. Mainstream media suppresses news about The Cochran Firm's frauds against its clients to protect the interests of government entities and corporations that may need The Cochran Firm to defraud minorities in the future. It is my opinion that The Ramapough People had a case against the Environmental Protection Agency as well as Ford Motor Company. After the Environment Protection Agency ordered Ford to clean the land, it had a duty to enforce its order. Instead, the land remained contaminated and caused more injuries and deaths among The People.

Interestingly, The Cochran Firm closed its Jackson office after defrauding the Ramapough People.  That may have been done in preparation for the Native Americans' lawsuit against The Firm when the Native Americans realize they were defrauded to protect Ford and the EPA.  Unless the Ramapough have good running shoes, they should probably take the loss without filing a fraud lawsuit like my elderly mother and I did before learning who our defendant really was.  I am continually followed and censored to the point that it is challenging sharing links to my articles.  If you care and dare, grab links from these blogs and independent news sites and help warn legal consumers about The Cochran Firm Fraud.  Use links from FreeSpeakBlog at http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/ or other blogs and media below:

a.  Mary Loves Justice at http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/

b.  real-time videos exposing attacks against human rights advocacy in my YouTube channel jkempp703 http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jkempp703  (feel free to republish)

c.  Twitter account @koffietime - tweets so effective that 11,000 were covertly deleted in December 2010 before Georgia's prison labor strike (reinstated in February 2011) http://twitter.com/koffietime

d.  articles documenting censorship attacks to hide offenses caused by corporate greed and government misdeeds are published in my new "Justice Gagged" blog at http://justicegagged.blogspot.com/  

e.  articles published in Mary Neal at HubPages Steps Toward Justice series - http://hubpages.com/profile/Mary+Neal  

f.  174 articles published at NowPublic.com - http://www.nowpublic.com/search?fulltext=1&type=story&keys=mary+neal or use this link  http://NowPublic.com/duo  

g.  over 500 blogs in my Care2 Sharebook at http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/sharebook/513396753  

h.  Mary Neal's News Articles at Care2 News Network at http://www.care2.com/news/member/513396753?sort=submitted  

i.  two front page articles and a poll to assess the public's opinion as to whether mental patients should be incarcerated or treated at OpEdNews.com http://www.opednews.com/populum/authorspage.php?sid=19344&entry=profile&o=y  

Blessings and thanks in advance from Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI).  Members post mental health news, including abuses against sick Americans and immigrants, at our Care2 group - link:  http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

March 2012 Update:

Cochran Firm fraud victim no. 5 was added: Edwina Davis. Please see "Edwina Davis Cochran Firm Fraud" at YouTube (link is above). The Anderson family in Kentucky and the Jackson family in California are presently litigating against The Cochran Firm for defrauding them regarding wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. This writer's online and telephone communications are under constant surveillance and attack. There may be other fraud litigation against The Cochran Firm currently underway that this writer has yet to uncover and report. To check for more lawsuits, please Google "Cochran Firm Fraud." Also Google "v. Cochran Cherry Givens Smith & Sistrunk."

Thanks for reading and sharing. Support H.R.3785, a federal bill introduced in January 2012 by Rep. Ron Paul to REPEAL NDAA Section 1021. Bigotry is real, as this article proves. To invest "kingly" powers in any government office endangers human and civil rights and violates the U.S. Constitution. NDAA Section 1021 allows the White House to order people into indefinite military detention in concentration camps without trials. H.R.3166 and S.1698 are pending congressional bills that will allow government officials to remove victims' citizenship, making them fully eligible for concentration camp internment under NDAA.

Oppose all measures to censor the Internet. My articles, blogs, and emails to warn people about The Cochran Firm fraud are frequently attacked by cyberstalkers. Authorities refuse to apply federal and state laws to investigate and prosecute the stalkers. Consumer protection agencies refuse to take reports from fraud victims or to censure the firm if reports are accepted. Courts usually dismiss plaintiffs' cases when The Cochran Firm is sued. The program is intended to remain secret and go unpunished. If it were not for the Internet, The Cochran Firm fraud and other crimes against poor and middle class Americans, particularly minorities and disabled people, would escalate without ever being reported. Save the Internet from government controls. The Bible says, "My people perish for lack of knowledge." Support the First Amendment. The freedom you save might be your own.

3 comments:

colinberry1 said...

Mary you certainly know your stuff, well I guess you must have gone through the work’s to gain this understanding and experience. My respect to you I must say, you too must keep up the good work to enlighten those whom are about to learn the worst about our society. How on earth we have allowed this to go on I will never know. I must say again it's wonderful to come across somebody who really understand what this corrupted lot is up to, and willing to speak out loud against them.

Mary Neal said...

Thank you, Colinberry1. You are absolutely right that I go through "the works" to gain the understanding that I share with my readers. An example is the complaint from Lori Price that appears before your comment. I wrote about her issue in my MaryLovesJustice blog, "Don't Lie on Mary Neal" at http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/12/jesus-grace-is-sufficient-for-mary-neal.html - Lori apparently published her complaint at a number of my articles, including "LYNCHING AMERICA" at HubPages, where she threatened my website "WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com." I do not see notices about Lori's comments in my email box as I should, so I must wonder how many other places she complained. Lori and I traded emails for years, but mine recently became a great nuisance to her that prompted complaints to my Internet service providers and negative comments at my most popular blogs. Interestingly, each time I removed Lori's name from my email list and Blogger list, stalkers would put it right back again. This is the type of game CoIntelPro played for years, especially against blacks in America who were gaining recognition as a "leader." Wow! I am flattered. Please Google "Mary Neal CoIntelPro" to see more about the program against my advocacy to stop injustices such as The Cochran Firm fraud against minorities. CoIntelPro's assaults intensified after I served notice to the U.S. Attorney's office that I will sue the USA for racism, censorship and terrorism (disparate treatment). Google "Mary Neal v. USA."

Yes, Colinberry1, it is challenging to advocate for human rights, and it always has been. Think of the opposition faced by slavery abolitionists, the women's suffrage movement, labor union organizers, and the civil rights movement! I am greatly inconvenienced but also honored by the effort that is made and expense my opponents bear in order to intimidate, censor, and discredit me. Their goal is to silence my voice promoting liberty and justice for all. I am glad for their trouble. No one should be able to secretly arrest and murder any man, whether sick or whole, and cover up his death without having a little trouble behind it. This is what happened to my brother, Larry Neal, and why I work to expose and oppose injustice in America. This article was written to let Mr. Mann and the Ramapough People know what happened to their case against Ford and why they got such a small settlement compared to the worth of their claim. Hopefully the Ramapough will sue The Cochran Firm like numerous other former clients have, including some who are in litigation against the firm right now.

My censorship and persecution hurt me, but I do not take my opponents' attacks personally. It is my Father's work that I do (Proverbs 31:8-9), and my stalkers are also doing their father's work (John 8:44). Mary Neal v. CoIntelPro is the age old struggle. I thank you and everyone who take the time to encourage me, pray for me, and help me to share the stories of victims of injustice in America. I need you, and thank God for sending you to uplift me today. As one wise man said, all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Blessings from America's Most Censored,

Mary Neal

colinberry1 said...

Mary, I think that you should learn a little more about David Icke, .http://www.davidicke.com/
Someone else who understands what is happening in our society and how afraid the majority are to oppose the system, we who fight for justice need to unite with people who are trying to do the same. It is a waste of time trying to convince those who have already chosen to lick the ass of the establishment in fear for their positions, an
I'm all right Jack attitude thinking that no injustice will happen to them if they behave themselves and see no evil.