Friday, June 05, 2015

Comment Bump: June 5, 2015

Commentary afterwards:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "DHECC - The Shadow of 495 - Guest Post by In-Hale": 

A little justice has prevailed: 

Mark McNamee, former Partner of McGladrey has been asked to leave the firm after a full investigation was conducted regarding a whistle-blower’s claim that Mark McNamee (Partner-In-are not "terminated".

McGladrey was the accounting firm hired to audit the Deepwater Compensation Program as it pertained to the BP Oil spill. Mark McNamee was instrumental in running up a $14 million dollar tab and then refused to deliver the audit report. The maximum estimate for the audit was $1.6 million dollars.

In addition, Jessica Batt - former Manager of McGladrey (worked alongside Mark McNamee) was also asked to leave McGladrey and has since relocated with her husband to London where she is employed by Baker Tilly.

I beg to disagree...that's not justice.  Justice would be Patrick Juneau being held accountable for running up that 14 million dollar farce.  Justice would be finding out exactly what knowledge Judge Carl Barbier had of the "audit" and the outrageous expenses it entailed.  Justice would be a true audit on the settlement with the records being made public and the actions of the PSC to enrich themselves at the expense of the class members being exposed to the public.  

That would be justice.

McGladrey cleaning house to cover up the whole thing is a joke....it's not justice.  


We're about as far from the essence of justice in the state of Louisiana as you could possibly imagine. 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that this was part of the deal that was struck to get BP to drop the claims against Juneau. Once again, the little guys take the fall so Juneau can keep his $3m/yr job and Barbier can stay deluded in thinking that there is anyone left that believes he has handled this case correctly.

Anonymous said...

"I'm sure that this was part of the deal that was struck to get BP to drop the claims against Juneau."

Doubt it. BP is clearly happy with Policy 495, which Juneau prepared, and with the way the claims are being administered in the wake of Policy 495. So BP had nothing to gain by continuing to pursue its dubious appeal from the District Court's denial of its effort to oust Juneau due to a claimed conflict. That's why it dropped that appeal, and the decision had nothing to do with any other "deal".

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

Yes it did, there was absolutely a deal. And there was nothing dubious about the claims against Juneau.

Anonymous said...

Again, what was dubious was BP's appeal. In other words, the 5th Circuit wasn't going to reverse the District Court's denial of BP's motion to oust Juneau given the evidentiary record (of a purportedly undisclosed conflict) on which BP's motion was based.

Kevin said...

I wonder if there was damage to the class members caused by the alleged misconduct of these alleged "professionals" who allegedly have no moral scruples? What are the chances Jessica Batt still has some assets in the United States?

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

Again, no. Pat Juneau failed to disclose his contract with the state, he had a private company's claim, the largest in the GCCF, expedited and they weren't even from this state, he allowed the PSC, members o expedite their own largest claims ahead of the rest of the class, he personally expedited the Corps Comstructors claim for his buddy, then he perjured himself under oath to Louis Freeh when asked if was involved with the settlement I'm any way before he was named Special Master. All of this is proven...all of it....fact. He should be indicted and at the very least disbarred.

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

Typing from phone, sorry for mistakes

Anonymous said...

"BP is clearly happy........with the way claims are being administered.........Thats why it dropped that appeal....."

I think you have it exactly backwards. BP dropped the appeal....Thats why claims are being administered this way.

Even the claw backs changed after the appeal was dropped. All of a sudden, Juneau joined Freeh on every motion.

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

Juneau became Freeh

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

He isn't really doing anything besides pulling a check but PH is still cockblocking claims and making life miserable. Juneau is just the face of the scam now.

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

...as opposed to being the "champion of the people".

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

Oh...and you should see the half-assed bullshot the PSC just filed to make it appear like they're championing the cause. I'd post it but I'm out of town and don't have access to computer.

Anonymous said...

Have any of you ever actually priced an audit? If my math is correct, the cost of the McGladrey audit was 0.3% of the total claims paid by DHECC. Less than half of one percent!! If any of you have ever paid for an audit, you would know that this is a very low price. I know that you all want to believe there is some sort of conspiracy going on between Juneau and Mcnamee (and even Barbier??), but the truth is that the McGladrey audits were actually very critical of the DHECC. Have you even read these audits? They concluded that Juneau has paid a half billion dollars of claims without proper documentation. does that sound like something PJ would want in an audit? Get a clue people.

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

Right and that's why McNamee is no longer with McGladrey and Jessica Batt suddenly moved to London....nothing to see here..

Anonymous said...

Who were you referring to when you said that "PH is still cockblocking claims..."?

Dambala - Jason Brad Berry said...

PJ...not PH. Juneau.

Anonymous said...

BP winning the appeal battle!

In the last 30 days BP filed 92 more appeals pushing the total to 6,404 filed. Discretionary Court review now at 196 and since April the appeals panelist can't keep up growing the number of unresolved claims to 560 all stuck in the process.

In Hale