Sunday, January 07, 2007

Mr. Anonymous, Part 2

An anonymous defender of the UnSettlement posted a spam-like comment at different spots on this blog. Yesterday we challenged this person to document the claim of having received written confirmation that there would be no Category C reduction. There has been no response.

Mr. Anonymous also used the forum to repeat an old catcall about how our attorney, Charles Chalmers, is a "professional objector." This canard had its origin in remarks by former ASJA president Jim Morrison in the organization's mysterious, secret internal discussion board, and continued in several iterations of the UnSettlement parties' briefs. Indeed, as far I can tell, this ad hominem attack is their best argument.

Two years ago, when I was looking for an attorney with the moxie to take on this project, I spoke at length with a good friend of mine who is also a class-action lawyer. He wanted no part of representing me on objections, but suggested Chalmers. "Much as I hate to admit it, he has improved settlements," my friend said.

Chalmers has a website where you can examine his record in this area. To read about his past cases, go to To read about his current activity, go to


Anonymous Seth Hancock said...

The problem with you, Mr. Muchnick, is that you believe everyone is wrong on this subject except you. I totally agree with the anonymous blogger. You keep referring to the settlement as the "UnSettlement." You are wrong. This settlement has been approved by the court. By appealing this decision, you are saying that the judge is wrong, the defendants are wrong, the plaintiffs are wrong and the mediator is wrong. I believe that the court was provided evidence that the settlement was fair for all. All, that is, for everyone but you and a few of your egomaniacal cohorts. You should be happy that the anonymous blogger answered you. Your web site isn't exactly crashing due to the volume of responses. Best Wishes,

Seth Hancock

3:37 PM  
Blogger Irv Muchnick said...

Seth, thanks for your comment. If the objectors' appeal fails, then your views will certainly be vindicated. In the meantime, since you "totally agree with the anonymous blogger," then I assume that you, too, possess slam-dunk evidence that the settlement fund has not been busted and the C Reduction will not kick in. So I invite you, too, to share that documentation with the world. The rest of your comment is all air.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else think it's comical that Mr. Muchnick objects to the term "professional objector," when the attorney's own web site is

5:43 PM  

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