re: Response to Mr. Bellfy // Phil Bellfy

Reply to Ruth Beier:

There is no nice way to say this, but it is simply not true that​ “the property owners gave up valuable property so that the sidewalk could be widened to improve pedestrian safety.”

Number 1:  The sidewalk was not “widened to improve pedestrian safety.”​ Please look at the attached email which lays out the City’s rationale for replacing the retaining wall.  Here’s the relevant part of that email, and it should be noted that this is the oldest document I … Read more →

FRCP 60(b)3,​ 18 U.S. Code​ § 1001, and “fraud upon the Court” –Part 2 // Phil Bellfy

Phil Bellfy
“Abott Road Project” Qui Tam Relator

The three elements in the title of this post might be considered the three legs of the legal “truthfulness” stool.

Rule 60(b)(3) states that a judgment may be set aside if an “opposing party” lies to a federal official (which clearly includes federal judges) “fraud, misrepresentation, or misconduct.”

§ 1001 might be called the “Don’t Lie to a Federal Official” Act.

And the charges of committing a “fraud upon the Court” strictly deal with lawyers … Read more →

FRCP 60(b)3,​ 18 U.S. Code​ § 1001, and “fraud upon the Court” –Part 1 // Phil Bellfy

Phil Bellfy
“Abott Road Project” Qui Tam Relator

The three elements in the title of this post might be considered​the three legs of​the legal “truthfulness” stool.

Rule 60(b)(3) states that a judgment may be set aside if an “opposing party” lies to a federal official (which clearly includes federal judges) “fraud,​misrepresentation, or misconduct.”

§ 1001 might be called the “Don’t Lie to a Federal Official”​Act.

And the charges of committing a “fraud upon the Court” strictly deal with lawyers who lie to the … Read more →

re: More Tax Comparisons // Phill Bellfy

In response to Eliot Singer’s most recent post –a small group of activists looked into creating “Spartan City” out of the shallow hull of the city that would formerly be known as East Lansing.  It could be done, but there is one rather large complicating factor: Abbot Road forms the dividing line between two underlying Townships (Lansing Twp. to the west, and Meridian to the east).

So, in order to create “Spartan City,” the voters both east and west of Abbot would have to … Read more →

re: City Attorney Ad Naseum // Phil Bellfy

Eliot Singer is right on about the need to get rid of the private-practice lawfirm posing as East Lansing City Attorneys.  Long-time readers of PR may remember the numerous posts that called them out on just about everything, ranging from “assigning” the City’s right of Eminent Domain to “third parties” so these private parties could avoid paying their taxes, to the latest “splattering the blood of a women on the floor of a bar is really nothing more than ‘littering’ in East Lansing” BS … Read more →

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