Sunday, June 5, 2011

Awww...., isn't Precious precious? Hinds tries to keep settlement secret

Surprise, surprise. Hinds County filed a response to my motion to intervene last week in Hinds County Chancery Court. Attorney Curt Crowley filed a motion to intervene against Hinds County and Motorola for Jackon Jambalaya on May 24, 2011. This correspondent filed a public records request with Hinds County seeking a copy of the settlement in the lawsuit. Hinds County did not fulfill or deny my request but instead notified Motorola. Motorola filed a petition for a protective order in Hinds County Chancery Court requesting the court permanently seal the settlement. Earlier post containing motion. WLBT announced it will join JJ in the court fight to obtain a copy of the settlement.

Attorney Precious Martin represents Hinds County in the Motorola litigation and in this matter. Mr. Martin claims the settlement agreement is not a public record as it is covered by attorney-client privilege and "attorney work product". You got it. A settlement agreement between two adverse parties in a lawsuit is attorney work product.

Mr. Martin states Hinds "filed a response, indicating it had no objection to the petition." Mr. Martin argues the motion to intervene is "untimely" and that I somehow "waived" my "right to access to the the settlement". Um, I had a right to access something that was covered by attorney-client privilege or attorney work product? Interesting. Mr. Martin states I "had ample time to file 'his' intervention and request the settlement in the Circuit Court, but he failed to do so." There is a statute of limitations on public records requests? You can't make this up.

Mr. Martin then the Public Records Act "did not provide for the intervention of the party seeking the intervention" and it "is not sanctioned by the Act..". Mr. Martin even states in his supposed letter written to me denying my request that "the document you have attempted to request, if it even exists, is protected from production..."

Keep in mind the contract between Mr. Martin and Hinds County concerning the Motorola litigation specifies he will be paid on a contingency fee basis. Since the case settled after going to trial, Mr. Martin was probably paid 40% of the settlement amount. To say Mr. Martin has a personal and pecuniary interest in the settlement is an understatement. What is interesting is Motorola is not opposing my motion to intervene but Hinds County is. That should tell you what your elected officials in Hinds County think of you, the voters.

I will say it again: You simply can not make this up.


Anonymous said...

You have got to be freaking kidding me! Can't decide if he is just an absolute dumbass, totally panicked about the potential outcome of this matter (and his "retirement") or a little of both. Claude have mercy...they walk among us!

Ironghost said...

What's sadder is the people of HindsCo will continue to vote for these idiots.

LeBeau0605 said...

Precious - OMG, everytime I hear that name, it just sets me to laughing. What's his real name? I did notice that he gave money to Jimmy Houston running for Sheriff in Madison County, or he did some sort of legal work. Either way, you would think anyone running for office...and wants to be taken seriously...would stay away from Precious!

His reputation isn't very stellar! And honestly, he doesn't appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed, either.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Precious should retain his brothers, Larry, Darryl and Darryl to defend him.

Anonymous said...

Where the hell are the FEDS? The FBI? Especially considering all the attention the devoted to Melton.

Anonymous said...

Where is our "Attorney General"? Jim Hood, remember it's a re-election year!

Your opponent is already up on the radio! Kind of funny, because Simpson is campaigning against corruption. I guess he won't fail to do his job because of "family"!

Anonymous said...

OK that settles it. If "Precious" gave money or services to Mad. Co. Sheriff's candidate Jimmy Houston, I'm voting for Brad Harbour.

Anyone with any link at all to this seemingly corrupt SOB ain't getting my vote.

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