The amount of inquiries and questions I get about Phaedra’s ongoing legal tactics against Angela Stanton is somewhat surprising to me. This case has been dragged out by Parks for so long that I would think most people have forgotten about it. I assure you that I have not forgotten and have been keeping a close eye on the entire ridiculous situation.
There is just not too much to report. But since nothing seems to go unnoticed with this case, and there is a lot of misinformation out there, I’ll share today’s developments. A trial date is being set in May about four weeks from today. I am not holding my breath for that to occur. We have gotten this far before. Until a jury is empanelled and there are butts in the seats, I do expect this to ever go to trial. Phaedra Parks never thought she would actually have to answer in court and will continue to do everything possible to keep that from happening. The judge in the case seems to continue to allow Phaedra’s stalling techniques. Based on the history of this case, I’ve learned not to get excited that “this is it.” So, I’m going to wait and see and keep my ear to the ground for the next month.
The only real thing of interest from my standpoint is that BJ Bernstein has been rehired by Phaedra Parks. Bernstein was initially part of Parks legal team along with another well-known attorney but both lawyers left the case shortly after signing on. She is now back on the team. That in itself is interesting.
Bernstein is a well-known (and expensive) female attorney in Atlanta. She touts herself as sort of a defender for the underdog. She represented the men who claimed that Eddie Long sexually assaulted them in their case against long. She also was responsible for the release of a 17 year old boy who was sentenced to ten years for receiving oral sex from a 15 year old girl in a consensual situation. She also represented Da Brat in one of her Atlanta cases many years ago.
The reason that Bernstein is an interesting choice for Parks to make in this case is that Bernstein has a tendency to use the media to draw attention to cases that can be seen as high profile. Phaedra has been trying to be very covert with her legal actions. She even got her second deposition sealed, something that I imagine will become public when a reporter decides to file under the freedom of information act. Obviously, if the trial goes forward, the pertinent content of that deposition will be discussed in open court.
So I expect in the next four weeks Bernstein will be filing all sorts of interesting motions and the stall tactics will continue. I used to think that this can’t go on forever, but it seems like it already has.