Mark Sableman, media attorney and expert mediator, was an early (2013) recipient of the now too common, “Fake News.” I know this is true because I was the source.
What!?! Well, I was an unintended source. I recounted the first report, which was from a mid-western based, legal publication. However, Facebook ad buys aside, facts are important.
So just to be clear, in the beginning, Stableman was named as the Defendant in an auto-pedestrian accident with Sherry Claggertt listed as the pedestrian, Plaintiff.
Claggert’s counsel made what turned out to be some pretty wild accusations against Sableman – which were soon proved completely false. Phone logs, people. Phone logs proved Sableman’s account was the correct one.
Neither myself and the first legal publication reporting, had the correct information. However, as Sableman did not return my call, the incorrect stuck around.
Enter Bennet Kelley – aka: The Redeemer
Fast forward to September, 2017, and Bennet G. Kelley, founder of the Internet Law Center. Mr. Kelley dropped me a nice letter to inform me my report was inaccurate.
A portion of his letter is below, in blue.
When I called and asked Bennet Kelley and Mark Sableman why Plaintiff’s counsel would make such an outrageous claim, neither could explain. (I hesitate to offer my take.) But given I usually spend my time writing about creepy attorneys, or those practicing law, sans license; speaking with them both was a nice change for me.
Also, neither man seemed too upset. They just wanted the story updated. This is that.
Last, if someone calls to check something out, may I suggest the call be returned?
After all, facts matter. 😂
The old journalism adage is true: If your Mother says she loves you — check it out!