Goliath Introduces Himself
Cintra, you may have heard, is a huge multinational corporation with over $70 billion in assets under their control. They are a goliath in the private tolling industry.
Well, earlier this week Goliath introduced himself to . Actually, Goliath’s twin brothers did. They’re both lawyers.
Parker Poe, a downtown Charlotte law firm with 200+ attorneys in five cities around the Carolinas, sent us a certified letter letting us know they represent I-77 Mobility Partners, LLC. (You may recall I-77 Mobility is the shell company Cintra set up to run the I-77 toll lanes.) The letter cited our press release about retaining counsel and requested to be notified “immediately” if we file an injunction.
Parker Poe has an Infrastructure Development practice with ties to local government. Rick Short just blogged about them over a ashortchronicle. Lately Parker Poe has been involved in getting the Red Line back on track.
Goliath’s other twin is an LA-based law firm, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher. They have over a thousand attorneys with offices eighteen major cities all over the world. We’re not sure what they’re involvement is, but we’re guessing when a company like Cintra has $70 billion in assets they can afford to cc a few high-priced attorneys.
Are we intimidated? Nah. We expected to run up against some Goliaths with deep pockets.
They may have huge resources… but we have their attention.
That being said, we could use a few more stones for our slingshot….
Here’s a copy of the letter: