I thought about the ghost that we left behind

In case you missed the comments section yesterday, Professor Shays left this little jewel for everybody.  It doesn’t help the Alliance employees yet, but recovering 92% of the unpaid vacation, commissions, notary fees for the Financial and Lender’s Choice folks is pretty remarkable.  A big PBE thumbs up to the Labor Commissioner and in particular …

Send lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

Assets are found or have been departed with improperly. It’s not good news for anyone, but I wouldn’t assume anything as of yet. David Balter Looks like someone has learned how the Hauptmans like to do business. Try the Caymen Islands. Another gentle reader tipped the Wine Dog off to some hefty political contributions happening …

Look at your lipstick, all ’round your face, everything you do, is in bad taste

I have to say, yesterday was the single most insane day since I started this site. Generally, the way things go around here, I post once a day on PBE. Sometimes I have to look around for something to write about. Those of you who have been here a while know that I’ve come dangerously …

When everything’s a little clearer in the light of day.

Giving me this stuff is really like handing a toddler a loaded gun…  Subject: FW: Alliance/Mercury lawsuit Dear poor schmuck: The Labor Commissioner filed its lawsuit against Alliance and Mercury on February 5, 2008, which was served on February 8, 2008. The lawsuit is brought pursuant to Labor Code section 98.3 which provides: “The Labor Commissioner may …