Updated At End Of Blind Item Post
Recently a source sent Tamara Tattles some information about a recent court case. Tamara Tattles has been unable to verify this information independently. I feel like someone needs to mention what the streets are saying. So I present the information to you with names redacted as a “blind item.”
A couple, Let’s call the Jack and Diane, were recently involved in a custody battle. They asked for an received a new judge to take over the case claiming the first judge was biased toward CPS. A new female judge was given the case.
Jack and Diane live in a modular home. The modular home was allegedly not properly seated on the pad, or the pad was not thick enough or some such. This cause the modular home to flood. This made Jack and Diane very angry. They took to social media to complain about the modular home company. Then the suddenly backed off the modular home company.
Conflict of Interest?
Sources have revealed that the new Judge, Let’s call her Carla, is married to the Director of the [State’s] Manufactured and Modular Homes Association. Also, One of the board members is the owner of the modular home company that Jack and Diane used to purchase their modular home.
The association takes an active role in state and local governments. They work with planning commissioners and regulatory agencies. Also, they serve as a one stop shop for consumers that use their member companies. Everything from finance, insurance, engineers, inspection consultant. Also, they offer assistance getting any permits needed. Finally, they offer PR and media exposure.
Shortly after the new judge came on the case, the case was dismissed despite a lot of damning evidence. This left many people wondering what the heck was going on.
Also, Jack and Diane’s attorney allegedly shares the same last name as the judge.
Again, Tamara Tattles has no confirmation of this information. But something in the buttermilk is not clean.
An UPDATE TO THIS BLIND ITEM From a commenter
LOVE me some Tamara, and am happy this is one blind I can actually add information to being from the area. A judge in the court system DOES have a husband who is the Executive Director of the modular home company….however, this was NOT Jack and Diane’s judge. The judge referenced does mostly Superior Court cases, they were dealing with a judge in the family court (though they do rotate- it’s a small court system so sorry if this is already getting confusing!).
Yes, that judge-with-the-husband is also related to a lawyer (she is his niece), but that lawyer was not the lawyer for their custody case and legally cannot be assigned to her courtroom due to the laws/relation. The confusion came in because the lawyer DOES represent Jack in an ongoing criminal matter, but his lawyer for the custody case is a separate, court-appointed attorney (a female).
BUT there are some questions about Jack and Diane’s actual judge. Diane has been in front of her multiple times in the past for other cases in years past, and this judge dismissed most of her charges and let her go super easy, so they definitely have a past so to speak. There are news articles still online from our local papers when Diane was arrested about the outcome of her cases and the judge’s ruling.
But back to this case….. CPS is appealing. That is very rare, especially in NC where funding is low and they only appeal in 2.3% of all cases. That means CPS believes this is a very serious case and the dismissal was the wrong call.