Friday, February 05, 2010

Chrysler bankruptcy lawyers raise eligibility question

From WorldNetDaily
Defense of dealer dismissals cites question of Obama's birth By Bob Unruh Posted: February 03, 2010 ~ 8:34 pm Eastern © 2010 WorldNetDaily Lawyers defending the government-orchestrated deal by which Chrysler was purchased by Fiat and hundreds of dealers were thrown out of the network have raised President Barack Obama's eligibility for office as a possible issue in the dispute. Barry ObamaIn a footnote in their latest court filing, attorneys representing the old car company at the firm of Jones Day have cited a "scheme" purportedly on the part of the lawyers for the former Chrysler dealers – the plaintiffs in the case. "Although the debtors have no independent knowledge of these matters, the debtors have taken note of certain public statements connecting the motion to a crusade involving the movants' counsel to challenge Barack Obama's legitimacy as president of the United States," the court filing states. "For example, one report has stated: Birthers are launching yet another scheme … [that] involves a legal maneuver known as 'quo warranto,' a prerogative writ requiring the person to whom it is directed to show what authority he has for exercising some right or power (or 'franchise') he claims to hold." Attorney Stephen Pidgeon, who along with Leo Donofrio is representing more than 70 former Chrysler dealerships put out of business by the machinations involved in granting massive quantities of taxpayer funds to Chrysler, which then was taken over by Fiat, said it's a good sign for the case. "This is very encouraging because they are attempting to distract the court from the law, a tactic they would not employ if they truly thought the law was on their side. … This case is getting very interesting," he said. On his blog, Donofrio agreed. "Opposing counsel have certainly lost their cool by grabbing mud and slinging it right in the court's face," he said. "They did this by laying the 'birther' card in a memo supporting their objection to our motion while our motion has absolutely nothing to do with the president. In fact, we clearly stated in that motion that we do not contend the government requested the Chrysler dealers be rejected," he said. READ FULL STORY >
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