HAROLD AND KATHY BAERG SEEK SUMMARY DISMISSAL ON ANGELA FORD CLAIM – ANGELA FORD’S CONVERSION CLAIM ON SHAKY GROUND

HAROLD AND KATHY BAERG SEEK SUMMARY DISMISSAL ON ANGELA FORD CLAIM – ANGELA FORD’S CONVERSION CLAIM ON SHAKY GROUND
April 20, 2013
This lawsuit pleading reveals that Angela Ford placed some $3,000,000 in the control of her co-counsel Seth Johnston. Johnston who is also a defendant in this lawsuit, states in his answer and counterclaim against Ford, that she directed him to set up three LLC’s for the purpose of hiding her assets from “potential creditors”. The LLC’s were created by Johnston and funded by Angela Ford, and only Johnston had the power to access the funds. Johnston says his orders were given to him at the time that U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves granted the U.S. Attorneys request for an order directing Angela Ford to provide the government an accounting of her funds seized from Gallion et al in the Fen Phen case. She filed two appeals to the Sixth Circuit Ct. of Appeals seeking to set aside Judge Reeves order that she disclose her distribution list. Apparently that was finally done but is sealed.
She reportedly collected some $42 million dollars from the assets of the Fen Phen defendants, and told the Courier-Journal that she shared the money with other attorneys. She won’t disclose publically which attorneys received a portion of these funds.
Stan Chesley in his civil suit in Boone County has asked for Ford to disclose her financial relationships with Linda Gosnell, the former KBA Bar Counsel. Gosnell was the KBA prosecutor who was prosecuting Chesley, Gallion, Cunningham and Milles , and whose disbarments she obtained. Gosnell’s office testified in the Gallion criminal trial. Gosnell’s husband, Leslie Rosenbaum of Lexington, has posted on his web site his experience in “mass tort” class action claims. The only mass tort of this type is said by some to be the Fen Phen case. He wasn’t associated with Chesley or Gallion…and Chesley’s discovery requests seek to determine if Rosenbaum was working for Angela Ford. Was Chesley denied due process in his bar prosecution? Will Chesley be denied due process in his still pending civil case brought by Angela Ford? The Chesley discovery may be broad enough to inquire about the activities of other former KBA officials with Angela Ford.
The current lawsuit in Fayette Circuit Court was filed by Angela Ford to recover funds she says were paid by her trustee and co-counsel, Seth Johnston, to reimburse Harold And Kathy Baerg who were entitled to recover these funds from Johnston’s firm on a real estate deal not connected to Angela Ford.
The Baergs had no business with Ford. Apparently Johnston had enough money to honor his legal obligation to the Baergs but not enough to handle his obligation to Ford. Ford claims that the return of the Baergs assets to them was “conversion”. The Baergs attorneys make a strong argument that the conversion claim must fail.

At some point in time the U.S. Government in their indictment of Johnston says Johnston was dealing in synthetic drugs. LawReader doesn’t know if the U.S. Government is holding any seized money that might have been taken from Johnston…but Ford blames the Baergs for getting their money from Johnstons law firm..as she believes any money in the possesion of Johnston should be paid to her.

The Baergs’ attorney John N. Billings, cites compelling authority that Angela Ford’s civil claim fails to meet the requirements for her “conversion” claim.
Those who have watched Angela Ford rightiously attack the honesty and integrity of other attorneys, and who saw Angela Ford dance a joyful but shameful dance for the press in her comments about Stan Chesley getting disbarred, are surely watching this civil case and are wondering if more people other than Seth Johnston will be indicted.

SEE 88 PAGE BAERG PLEADING SEEKING SUMMARY JUDGEMENT AT
Angela Ford v Johnston _Baergs

THIS LINK IS POSTED IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN ON THE FRONT PAGE OF LAWREADER.

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