Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lawyer: Belk hasn't paid legal bills

Charlotte Attorney Marshall Basinger, who represented Judge Bill Belk at the first part of his hearing this month, says Belk not only hasn't paid him for all his work but hasn't paid the travel expenses for he and three clerks.

Basinger has asked the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission for permission to withdraw as Belk's attorney.

In an email to the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission, Basinger described the scene Monday afternoon when Belk arrived at his office just as he prepared to step out to notarize his withdrawal request.

“In the few minutes I was gone,” he wrote, “Judge Belk removed our ‘box' that contains virtually all of our materials and files used in this hearing and did so without my knowledge nor the consent of anyone in my office.”

Here is Basinger's motion to withdraw.

Click here to read the motion.

Belk could not be reached. If he doesn't consent to Basinger's request, there will be a hearing by the Judicial Standards Commission on the lawyer's withdrawal Wednesday morning before the start of Belk's own hearing.

- Jim Morrill


Anonymous said...

He is the CRAZY Belk son, LMAO.

Anonymous said...

Does this really surprise anyone. I know I didn't vote for him, because I actually did my homework before the election. I had a case at the time before Judge Thalheimer and since Belk's election, my case still hasn't been heard. The sad thing is that the voters in this area elected this guy and he didn't just suddenly become like this. He was like this before he was elected, but an uninformed electorate voted him in and now we're stuck.

Anonymous said...

Don't blame me for him. I didn't vote for him either.

I actually sat down at the computer over a two day period filling out an absentee ballot so I could investigate every candidate; not just the national or well known ones.

Anonymous said...

sounds like the battle of the department stores turned judges. is there a judge penney? judge kohls? judge walmart?

Personal Injury Houston said...

I also think he is crazy. These departmental store war has turned seriously funny.

Criminal Defense Attorney said...

Really very crazy things happens due to these commercial wars.

Anonymous said...

Is this surprising,I run a private business and found that the poor folks pay their bills but the ones here with money rarely pay till I have to retain a Lawyer and go thru all the motions to sue then they come up with the money.

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