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This downloads section will provide free access to document related to the SONICblue , Inc. et al. bankruptcy cases, lead case No. 03-51775 (MM), USBC Northern District of California in San Jose, under judge Marilyn Morgan. While only a Federal Special Prosecutor may ultimately have the power, chutzpah, free reign, and lack of personal career self-interest which could result in a complete unraveling of the web of crime and deceit on SONICblue, these documents are quite the irrefutable beginning.

A growing list of BigLaw firms profiteering in the murky bankruptcy industry including: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman , Levene, Neale, Bender, Rankin & Brill , O'Melveny & Myers LLP , and Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman LLP getting a lot of attention for their apparent conspiracy to commit fraud upon the bankruptcy court in the Northern District of California.

Fallout Watch...

The firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP has boldly staked out its foundation for a prominent future on the pages of BakruptcyMisconduct by their early 2011 "amalgamation" with the entire bankruptcy team from Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman LLP , since renamed Hennigan Dorman LLP, that was headed by former founding and named partner Bruce Bennett. BankruptcyMisconduct readers may speculate as to whether issues of P&L, client losses, state bar regulation, insurance coverage, or criminal in nature related to Aureal or SONICblue played any part in this dramatic move. Reports are that Suzzane Uhland, Esq. is "in play" due to her implicit and explicit accessory to the SONICblue frauds upon the court.

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Suzzanne Uhland takes another slap. This time not from William McGrane, but belatedly from Aron Oliner of the firm Duane Morris. With "associate professionals" like Ron Oliner, who needs prosecutors?

Readers, take note of how the law is argued about conflict of interest. Notice how Mr. Oliner echoes the law and semantics just like you've read argued on the pages of BankruptcyMisconduct for years.

It's almost as if there was some sort of conspiracy to promote truth, justice, and the preservation of prosperity in the U.S.A.


Suzzanne, You don't have to wear that jumpsuit tonight...

Ms. Uhland, Esq. has no better advice on how to deal with the still mushrooming fallout from her involvement in the SONICblue Fraud On The Court Conspiracy then her own firm. O'Melveny & Myers actually brags about how they help convince their client Frank Bergonzi to cut a deal and snitch on his cohorts in crime in this excerpt from their own 2003 - 2004 report:

SONICblue O'Melveny & Myers 2003_2004_review Excerpt on RiteAid

Mail Fraud & Wire Fraud are some serious crimes, and predicates to the RICO statute. What's good for the gander is good for the goose. And to be clear, BankruptcyMisconduct doesn't begrudge a prosecutor choosing the most serious jail time for the worst offenders in an organized crime ring and cutting special deals for the alert and informed parties that proactively reduce their risk whilst aiding justice.

It's just that Game Theory 101 covers "The Prisoners' Dilemma" in such detail that quite a number of parties to the SONICblue conspiracy may be rushing after their own deal just like so many lawyers trying to grab a lifeboat seat on the Titanic.

Do you remember that Kindergarten came musical chairs?

The opposition to O'Melveny & Myers request to get paid (despite their guilt in the conspiracy to defraud the Court) is opposed, perhaps reluctantly, by BigLaw firm Duane Morris LLP. You can read a draft version as exhibit 1 to this document SONICblue0421-Duane_Morris-asserts-Fraud-On-The-Court.pdf by clicking the link.

What is really precious is the scalding letter from William McGrane of McGrane Greenfield LLP which scolds Duane Morris' Aron Oliner for his "half hearted" (page 2 & 3) going to easy on his brethren "national law firm".

Lies, deception, failing to disclose. One persons crime is another law firm's business model. O'Melveny & Myers deserve credit, they didn't run directly looking for criminal counsel. They actually had the balls to stand before the Court and ask for more money.

Well, they may be in need of criminal counsel soon.... But back to the topic at hand.

Check out there fee app here, and keep watching as we hope to have a page of commentary on this fee app, what was disclosed in conjunction with it, and the clear crimes permeating the SONICblue bankruptcy case.

The SONICblue case is a story of failure. Failure by lawyers sworn to duties of truthfulness, ethics, and fair dealings. Failures by DOJ government lawyers in the office of the U.S. Trustee to protect the public from the neo-mafia of organized crime among law firms. And the bold and noble success of a claims trader to bring the evil criminals to justice. A small quote by the judge from the document you can download free tells the story well:

The reorganization of SONICblue, Inc. has been tragically marred by the misdeeds of professionals. Debtors counsel settled claims against it for nearly $10 million. Committee counsel settled claims against it for nearly $5 million. Debtors special counsel resolved claims against it by waiving approximately $750,000 in fees. Three senior noteholders relinquished at least $9 million in distributions as a result of their counsels actions. The chief whistleblower and protagonist was SB Claims Holder, LLC and its predecessor, a claims trader, which has previously received $683,240.62 in awards for substantial contribution. SB Claims Holder now seeks an additional $300,000 for its contributions in the case, which the court awards as well earned.

This opinion tells some of the story of outrageous and blatant misconduct by lawyers, rightfully described as fraud upon the court. The SONICblue opinion represents a hole in the dike holding back floodwaters that shall soon wash away the dirt and denial of the degenerate money changing metropolis. A Gomorrah in which large sements of the nation's wealth are routinely corruptly siphoned off by scheming Neo Mafia under the tacit and complicit eyes of a corrupted justice system.

Download SONICblue-OpinionAndOrder_SB_Claims-substantial-contribution.pdf for free!