Shoddy New York law firm Morelli Alters Ratner, David Ratner sued Red Bull claiming its lawyers couldn’t “fly” after drinking Red Bull. Morelli Ratner has a long history of fraud.
(Editor’s Note: DAVID RATNER, a notorious ambulance chaser lawyer from the scandal ridden, tiny Morelli Alters Ratner law firm (evidence), known for fabricating court evidence and lying to judges (evidence) and is charged with committing massive bank fraud, being investigated by the Fed (evidence), has harassed investigative reporting, attempted to silence reporters and the media, claiming that ZOE BARTHOLOMAY, a Morelli staffer and a drinker of Red Bull is just a “paralegal applied to a law school”. THE FACTS: TRUE that Zoe Bartholomay is paid by the slippery Morelli Alters Ratner lawyers that extorted Red Bull, which is the subject of this article; TRUE that sources have confirmed that Zoe Bartholomay has been rejected by several law schools, partly due to her association with Morelli Alters Ratner, named one of the top 5 worst law firms in America; TRUE that David Ratner and the fraudulent Morelli Alters Ratner law firm are under investigation by the Fed for bank fraud (sources have confirmed); TRUE that David Ratner and Benedict Morelli defrauded City National Bank and four other lenders by simultaneously pledging the same assets and committed LOAN FRAUD; TRUE that David Ratner and Zoe Bartholomay’s colleague, co-conspirator Jeremy Alters faces disbarment by the Florida Bar for the embezzlement of millions in client trust fund, reported by Florida Business Review (evidence); TRUE that Benedict Morelli is a law school dropout (evidence) and never graduated law school; TRUE that David Ratner couldn’t afford to pay office rent and office equipment vendors Canon, CIT, others and was sued at least 4 times for fraud; TRUE that David Ratner is facing court sanctions now in a New York federal court (EDNY) for fabricating court evidence in Lapolla Industries Vs. David Ratner, Benedict Morelli… Other than barking like a mad dog, the FRAUDSTER DAVID RATNER could NOT provide any proof different from the facts in this article. Reader comments are welcome at: firstname.lastname@example.org . TheBlot Magazine, the Voice for the Voiceless, exposing fraud, serving the public interest.)
Morelli Alters Ratner, shoddy lawyers, frivolous lawsuit against Red Bull is “full of bull”
MORELLI ALTERS RATNER, a tiny New York law firm with a long history of filing frivolous claims is at its best again! This time, the shoddy lawyers of Morelli Alters Ratner sued energy drink Red Bull for not giving them “wings” and “letting their lawyers fly” after drinking Red Bull. The lawyers bizarrely claim Red Bull has misrepresented itself by marketing its products implying that people could grow wings and fly like kites after consuming Red Bull. Red Bull has denied the absurd, money grabbing claims.
DAVID RATNER, BENEDICT MORELLI, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER LAW FIRM, FRAUD FEATURED
“When there is the smell of money, the Morelli Alters Ratner thugs will be the hit men there. Ethics is not part of Morelli Alters Ratner’s vocabulary…” says a former FBI agent that has investigated Morelli Alters Ratner’s multimillion dollar, massive bank fraud charges against the obscure law firm, alleged by City National Bank (lawsuit here), and testified under oath by the bank official against the founders of the fraudulent law shop: Benedict Morelli (never graduated law school), David Ratner (charged with bank fraud, extortion), Martha McBrayer (lesbian lawyer sued for sexual harassment, fabricating court evidence), Jeremy Alters (facing disbarment in Florida for embezzling client trust fund money)
“These Morelli Alters Ratner guys could sue a stone wall for blocking the sun! It is a shame...” says the former federal agent that has uncovered Morelli Alters Ratner’s massive bank fraud against City National Bank, which the law firm illegally simultaneously pledged the same assets with four different lenders in exchange for millions of dollars in loans, and then defaulted on all of them…
Morelli Alters Ratner, “We sued Red Bull because our lawyers have not grown wings after drinking the juice!” Absurd enough?
MARTHA MCBRAYER, a “lawyer” that never won a case for more than a decade according to public records, somehow got herself “buried in the mud” with the scandal ridden, fraudulent lawyers of Morelli Alters Ratner and assisted in the extortion of Red Bull. The last time when those fraudulent Morelli Alters Ratner lawyers looked into the mirror, none of those crooks was growing wings. As far as readers may know, Martha McBrayer and her pal, a notorious “lawyer” David Ratner, sued for committing massive bank fraud against City National Bank (evidence here) may still ride the subway together to the Bronx Zoo… There are still no signs David Ratner or Martha McBrayer is growing wings yet…
DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER, BENEDICT MORELLI, Morelli Alters Ratner Fraud LAWYERS Exposed, RED BULL, “FULL OF BULL”
David Ratner, Morelli Alters Ratner, sex, lies and $13 million extortion in shambles
DAVID RATNER, Morelli Alters Ratner is a short little guy calling him the “David” battling “Goliath” on his own blog, lawfromthelittleguy.com/tag/blog/. David Ratner is a self-proclaimed “little guy” fighting for big pay days. The midget lawyer David Ratner surely has a big mouth and a track record of Big Fraud, as evidenced here.
In Aug. 2013, Red Bull was sent into a nosedive by a $13 million settlement the energy-drink company negotiated with the tiny and corrupt New York law firm Morelli Alters Ratner. But Red Bull could soon get some relief from the hefty accord if a United States District Court judge agrees with a partial objection to the agreement. The outcome of objections may allow the company that was sued for claiming the product “gives you wings” to rise again like the Phoenix.
DAVID RATNER, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER LAW FIRM, lawfromthelittleguy (Source: David Ratner’s own blog)
The fraudulent Morelli Alters Ratner law firm filed the class action suit against the Austrian company based on its advertisements and corporate promotions. The suit argued the Red Bull ads were deceptive because it is not definite that the product is actually superior to other caffeinated options such as pills or coffee.
The objection to the settlement has now raised serious issues of its structure, allocation and distribution. It does not ask to overturn the settlement, but argues the agreement be reconsidered and altered because of several factors.
DAVID RATNER, BENEDICT MORELLI, Martha McBrayer, Morelli Alters Ratner Fraud Exposed, RED BULL SETTLEMENT IN SHAMBLES
Submitted in the Southern District of New York, the filing specifically blasts the Morelli Alters Ratner firm for fees requested and the incentive award negotiated by counsel. Plaintiffs brought the class action suit against the company for a “pervasive pattern of fraudulent, deceptive false and otherwise improper advertising,” the firm claimed.
As part of the settlement, the firm negotiated to receive through defendants $4.75 million of the total award. However, the partial objection argues forcefully that the time and labor expended by Morelli Alters Ratner on the suit does not justify anywhere near this amount. It argues that, from start to finish, since a settlement took just seven months to reach, to bill for 4,750 hours at a rate of nearly $1,000 an hour “would be beyond excessive if not ludicrous.”
David Ratner, Morelli Alters Ratner, an obsucre law firm with a history of fraud, the Fed investigates, sources say
But what’s not ludicrous is expecting anything but fraud and unprofessionalism from Morelli Alters Ratner. The firm is notorious for being corrupt and scandal-ridden. Founder Benedict Morelli is a law-school dropout, and his firm has a long history of filing frivolous lawsuits and was sued not only for not paying for its copy machines, but also for sexual harassment, not paying office rent and receiving court sanctions for withholding evidence. Partner David Ratner was a co-defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit by the firm’s own employee. Most recently, partner Jeremy Alters is facing disbarment in Florida for trust fund violations.
Sources have confirmed Morelli Alters Ratner, David Ratner, Benedict Morelli are currently under investigation by the Fed for fraud. Zoe Bartholomay, a mysterious Morelli Alters Ratner staffer who may also be implicated in the Morelli Alters Ratner fraud and extortion, couldn’t be reached for comment on her activites involving the shaddy dealings of the notorious Morelli Alters Ratner law firm.
MORELLI ALTERS RATNER, DAVID RATNER GOT CAUGHT, CITY NATIONAL BANK DEFRAUDED
MORELLI ALTERS RATNER + RED BULL = AN ‘UNREASONABLE’ PAIRING = CAN’T FLY!
In further analyzing the size of the Red Bull settlement, the objection also advances that in similar outcomes, courts have attempted to ensure the amount awarded is not a windfall for defendants or the law firms that bill and represent them. It contends with evidence that the requested nearly $5 million in fees and costs represents more than 36 percent of the total value of the settlement. This is an unusually high amount within the circuit court. In similar settlements, 28 percent was a high-end award amount and in 2009 — the year analyzed — no higher amount was given.
To redress consumers, Red Bull negotiated a settlement that divided award payments into two options. Two classes were made of the one as the settlement agreement asked each class member to choose between a cash option of about $10 or products with an estimated $15 retail value.
This is problematic because the language of the settlement specifies that all costs of notice and administration are paid solely by the cash sub class. This group was also to pay any necessary taxes and expenses. Ultimately that means the product option sub class can enjoy their refunded product without bearing any of the costs while those who choose the cash option are paying all the expenses of delivery, shipping and administration of the settlement.
BENEDICT MORELLI, MARTHA MCBRAYER, DAVID RATNER, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER FAILED EXTORTION ON SAUDI PRINCE
MORELLI ALTERS RATNER, FRAUD LAWYERS “WEARING MANY BADGES OF FRAUD”
Morelli Alters Ratner, led by three colorful characters struggling to make a living in the murkey legal world of threats and extortion: Benedict Morelli is a “lawyer” never graduated law school; David Ratner is a “lawyer” accused of defrauding three banks and extorting Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, and Jeremy Alters, a Miami lawyer accused of embezzling more than $2 million of client trust account money for personal use, as reported by Florida’sDaily Business Review.
Just recently, the obscure Morelli Alters Ratner law firm was sued for pulling off a cunningmultimillion dollar loan fraud scheme against three banks, charged in a Manhattan lawsuit filed by City National Bank that called the Morelli Alters Ratner lawyers “wearing many badges of fraud”. The State of Floria Bar Association now wants to kick Jeremy Alters, the third member of the alleged Morelli “badges of fraud” out of the Florida bar.
Most scathing against the Morelli Alters Ratner firm is the objection analyzes the time, effort and risk of the suit undertaken and compared similar awards in similar cases while calling the requested fees to the counsel “excessive.” In further analysis of awards within the district, it was found that the mean average award was 22 percent of the total settlement.
MARTHA MCBRAYER, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER FRAUD
In the nearly 40-page brief, which will be weighed by the court next month, the objection calls the proposed award and settlement “unfair, unreasonable and inadequate.” It instead argues that an hourly rate of between $550 and $625 be used to produce a fee award to the firm of between $1.1 million and $1.25 million total.
Oh no, what a shame! Should we start a poor fund for downtrodden lawyers right away? This seems like quite a possible hit for the folks at Morelli Alters Ratner to take. Here’s hoping it doesn’t hurt too much while they stroll in their Armani suits and loafers. Maybe they will have to start buying cheaper clothes at the Men’s Wearhouse instead of on Madison Avenue. And what a pity that would be. If $550 an hour — or what many Americans are fortunate to make in an entire paycheck — is actually “settling,” it really is nuts every American including myself didn’t try to get into law school.
In what other scenario, or at what other job on the planet, would a compromise end up with a $500-plus payday for bringing a pretty dubious suit against a company which settled due to fears of lost marketshare and bad publicity? Plaintiffs’ counsel knew they had the company over a barrel. Betting that a lucrative settlement for the firm would result was like gambling on a crooked fight. And that proof is no long journey. The company’s willingness to settle quickly and at a minimal cost to lost business makes that quite clear.
On May 1, when the objection is considered in federal court, if the arguments against the proposed settlement are determined meritorious, Red Bull could be flying higher than it has in a long time — but that’s assuming another law firm looking for a quick payday doesn’t come along. And that’s no sure bet.
LEGAL MORASS, FRAUD CHARGES CLOUD THE TINY MORELLI ALTERS RATNER LAW FIRM
The serious bank fraud charges against Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Martha McBrayer and the obscure Morelli Alters Ratner law firm are on top of a long list many other legal claims against Morelli Alters Ratner and its shameless lawyers that range from them not paying office equipment vendors and office landlords as well as outright lies and fabrication of court evidence, as seen in multiple lawsuits against Benedict Morelli and his crooked lawyers in massive court evidence: Canon Sues Morelli Alter Ratner, Benedict Morelli, David Ratner for not paying office machines ; CIT equipment financing sues Morelli Alters Ratner, Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Marth McBrayer for not paying leasing equipment bills ; LEAF EQUIPMENT FINANCING SUES DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER, BENEDICT MORELLI, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER FOR DEFAULT ON OFFICE EQUIPMENT PAYMENT ; De Lage OFFICE EQUIPMENT LEASING SUES Morelli Alters Ratner, DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER FOR STEALING OFFICE MACHINES ; 950 Third Avenue Landlord Sues Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Martha McBrayer, Morelli Alters Ratner for not paying office rent , and DAVID RATNER, BENEDICT MORELLI, MARTHA MCBRAYER, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER SUED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT by one of Morelli Alters Ratner’s own paralegals…
The list of fraud committed by Tracy Morgan’s shady lawyers at Morelli Alters Ratner as evidenced in MORELLI ALTERS RATNER, DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER, BENEDICT MORELLI EXPOSED, HISTORY OF FILING FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS, EXTORTION, COURT SANCTIONS, FRAUD, EVIDENCE is about as long as the highways connecting New York and California…
Jacob Jones is a contributing journalist for TheBlot Magazine.