Re: Huffington Post~Melinda Balllard's Father Passed Away
Posted by Sharon on 2/20/10
A new article that has come up regarding Melinda and her impact on
itegrity in Texas politics:
"In 2002, when flyers were distributed in Rep. Green's district
attacking his opponent Patrick Rose about mold remediation lawsuits
and plaintiffs, the tactic backfired. One of the targets of the ad,
Melinda Ballard (who had prevailed in a $32 million homeowners'
mold lawsuit), went public with the revelation that Green himself
had filed a mold claim in 2001 and that his insurance carrier had
paid for Green and his family to stay at Austin's downtown Omni
On 2/18/10, Deborah wrote:
> I applaud her tenacity and courage to stand up to the insurance
> Average citizens simply do not have the resources to take even the
> most meritorious cases all the way to the end and corporations are
> well aware of this.
> We must rely on people like her to get what little justice there
> is to be had against such fraudulent practices.
> On 2/17/10, Sharon wrote:
>> John Codie,
>> This is now the FOURTH time I have had to agree with your
>> writing in less than two weeks time. That is EXACTLY why I
>> posted this. Kind of a historical reference to the mold issue
>> since the Ballard case - whether one agrees with it or not -
>> was a pinnicle point in the issue. It is good to understand
>> where people who have had an impact on history came from. That
>> is why so many biographies get written.
>> I did not post it for the intent that RD would use it as an
>> opportunity to bash a woman - a fellow human being - who just
>> lost a loved one merely days ago.
>> On 2/17/10, JohnCodie wrote:
>>> I appreciate the information, it serves as a reminder as
>>> fortunate an individual might be in building a family
>>> fortune and providing the family with the fortitude to
>>> continue with his/her legacy. Like the popular movie the
>>> Titanic money follows money and so like the real estate
>>> business, im sure there are the faithful followers of those
>>> who saw retail headed to shopping malls in the early years.
>>> Money didn't save the rich on the Tatantic but it gave them
>>> an advantage to the lower class trapped/locked below the
>>> waterline. Its true the award was greatly reduced and more
>>> political actions in favor in the insurance industry was
>>> provided by the State of Texas. Was it the Ballards were
>>> Democratic living in a Repulican state? Who knows what
>>> entailed those many miles of tavel miles of sales. Mr.
>>> Ballard seems to have had the gift for making the sale.
>>> Good for him, we need more sales people like him today. I
>>> hear to many relative say they just can't sell anything in
>>> todays economy. Obviously they are'nt trying. Three cheers
>>> for the Ballards for continuing inspite of being told "No".
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