Archive for November, 2009

Heller Highwater Is NOT Shutdown

Thanks for the concern from several who have emailed me today.  Right now, I’m waiting for an update on recent negotiations as to the Plan of Liquidation and settlement with the Class Action group.

This blog is not shut down nor will it be.  Even when all is said and done, there should be some record to preserve what transpired during the Heller Ehrman implosion especially in terms of its former employees.

Look for an update soon.



Commenting at Heller Highwater

Well folks, despite my best efforts to create a place where people could comfortably discuss issues about the Plan of Liquidation, Settlement or any other issues related to the demise of Heller Ehrman LLP, I’ve seen a definite up tick in comments that are not only crude, cruel, personal attacks and outright lies as part of a disinformation campaign.

Bloggers hate to stifle speech let alone moderate and edit comments.  But I won’t tolerate the posting of what someone purports to be a fact in the comments when I know from personal knowledge that it is untrue.  This is not a matter of opinion or view on an issue – this is when someone descends into rumor mongering disguised as fact in order to intimidate or sway opinions.

For now, heavy moderation of comments will take place.  I’d hate to turn off comments all together but that’s a consideration.  I highly suggest to those who want to turn this site into one of anarchy rather than one looking for solutions and providing assistance, to set up your own blog.  It is simple, takes less than five minutes and really, anyone can do it.

Over and out.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Objection to Approval of Disclosure Statement Filed

Just a quick note:

We just received a copy of Creditor Bratton’s Objection To Approval Of Disclosure Statement (see link below).  Although our copy is not stamped we understand that it has been filed.  In addition, creditors Monika Lee and David Simon have also stated that they also object to the Disclosure Statement (see last page).

Finally, we’ve also been told that Judge Montali vacated the November 9th hearing just before midnight on November 2nd.

Bratton Obj to Discl Statement

Open Thread – Proposed Settlement

We haven’t done an Open Thread post here before but I really think that it is needed in light of the recent comments on the Joint Statement, the Class Action Settlement and the proposed Plan of Liquidation.

Please post your comments as you see fit but I think we could all benefit from the following:

  • How would you do things differently in this entire process? Meaning, would you have organized a class action group? Would you have taken some alternative route? Would you have handled representation on the Unsecured Creditors Committee differently?
  • Please keep the comments civil and away from personal attacks.  We can all agree to disagree and overall I believe most of the comments have been constructive and at least for me, have caused me to look at some issues from different perspectives.
  • Be honest.  I know I am and I would expect nothing less from Heller employees.  If you want to state opinions, state them.  If you want to state facts, make sure you can back them up.

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Remember the words of Rev. Frank Scott (Gene Hackman in The Poseidon Adventure):

". . . sitting on our butts is not going to help us either. Maybe by climbing out of here, we can save ourselves. If you've got any sense, you'll come along with us."

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- Treat other people the way you want to be treated.

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- This is a rescue, not a bitch session.

- Help don't harm.

- Save the snarks for the attorneys and Above The Law.

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- a place to practice viscious and vindictive "whisper down the lane" rumour-mongering;

- a place to bad mouth co-workers;

- a place for diatribes against specific people or specific incidents;

- a place to heap pity on poor Heller Ehrman staff by outsiders;

- a place that discriminates or sets margins noting who is outside and who is inside - we even welcome supportive Heller Ehrman attorneys!;

- meant to further the demise of Heller Ehrman, LLP.

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- a place for support, a place of empowerment, a place of passion;

- a place to learn about job leads, resume preparation, skill building, training, new opportunities, and how to succeed in a new workplace;

- a place to keep up on the latest news as to how Heller Ehrman management intends to treat its support staff as it winds down its operations - will it be every woman for herself? or will it be "let me hold the door for you and is there anything else I can do for you"?

- a place of refuge.

Note: in no way, shape or form is Heller Highwater sanctioned, supported or even recognized, (but it is very likely monitored) by the management of Heller Erhman, LLP. The opinions represented here and on each and every page of Heller Highwater do not constitute the opinions of Heller Ehrman, LLP or its shareholders or its management. In addition, the comments left by visitors do not reflect the opinions of Heller Highwater.