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    Re: Huffington Post~Melinda Balllard's Father Passed Away

    Posted by Deborah on 2/20/10

    LOL. Now, that takes some brass target an opponent over
    something that he had personal and direct experience with...

    On 2/20/10, Sharon wrote:
    > A new article that has come up regarding Melinda and her impact on
    > itegrity in Texas politics:
    > before-you-vote-the-texas-supreme-court-races
    > "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
    > Hotel."
    > On 2/18/10, Deborah wrote:
    >> I applaud her tenacity and courage to stand up to the insurance
    >> company.
    >> 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 Kind of a historical reference to the mold issue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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