Bills Still not Visible, Despite Bouchard’s Order for TransPerfect Transparency!


Dear Friends,

A month ago, during a conference with attorneys, Delaware Chancellor Andre Bouchard ruled that all bills charged from the law firm of Skadden Arps to TransPerfect must include detailed time records. Here we are a month later, folks, and my sources and the court-docket all tell me: No itemized bills in sight! This, even though Skadden was “ordered” to provide the bills in October.

Outrageous!!! In my mind, it would be nice for Skadden to have the ex-Skadden Chancellor in their pocket?!?

You’ll see from the Delaware Business Now story from last month below, that Bouchard allowed the company to finally see itemized bills of Robert Pincus from his firm Skadden Arps… at least that’s what we thought?!

It’s turning out, in my opinion, Bouchard might be creating another appearance of an impropriety by not enforcing his own court order? He wrote an order that gave lip-service to integrity and public scrutiny of Skadden’s bills, but as of now, it all appears to be yet another misrepresentation from Chancellor Bouchard?

As I see it, folks, the Constitution’s requirement of open courts is toilet paper in Bouchard’s Chancery Court. What a disgrace!

You have to ask yourself — when the defendant is not allowed to see the invoices — what is the Judge trying to hide? In my opinion, how do you not ask yourself if you’re in this case, is this fraud and court-sanctioned theft?

My understanding is that TransPerfect is still being billed from $50,000 to $150,000 each month, nearly two years after the custodian resigned. From my perspective, it is prudent to consider that Bouchard and the Good Ole Boys in Delaware have possibly not decided to stop scratching each other’s backs and using their powers and connections to loot the coffers of companies like TransPerfect. Perhaps we all should think about this again!

More to come on this story. See the Delaware Business Now story below and you’ll see that we’re all still waiting for these bills to be seen!

Let me know your thoughts! As always, your feedback is welcome and appreciated.

Respectfully Submitted,

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network

Read the story @ Delaware Business Now


Chancellor orders law firm to include invoices in TransPerfect bills

By Delaware Business Now – October 21, 2019

Delaware Chancellor Andre Bouchard has ruled that all bills from the law firm of Skadden Arps must include a detailed invoice.

The ruling came during a conference with attorneys. Bouchard had earlier fined TransPerfect $30,000 a day for not paying bills.

The translation services company is withdrawing a suit file in Nevada, its state of incorporation.

The case included celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz who was a member of TransPerfect’s legal team.

“TransPerfect’s victory today was a major win for transparency and openness in the Delaware courts. Skadden’s billing, which remained hidden for too long, will now be subject to some level of review,” stated TransPerfect owner Philip Shawe.

Shawe has locked horns with Bouchard in a long-running dispute over the sale of the company. Shawe prevailed in the case, which led to 50 percent owner Elizabeth Elting selling her stake in the company to Shawe.

Skadden Arps is involved because its lawyer Robert Pincus was named by Chancery as the custodian for the sale of TransPerfect and recommended that Shawe buy out Elting. Chancery signed off on his decision, which was also upheld by the state Supreme Court.

The state of incorporation for TransPerfect was later moved from Delaware to Nevada.

TransPerfect attorney Martin Russo said, “I am very happy that the court finally has agreed to give us the tools to ensure the company is treated fairly. It seems that the eyes of the Nevada court on the matter may have had some positive effect.”

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.