To wit, in another life in the 1990's the Columbus Alive was a fantastic alternative paper. They were cutting edge and loved the Civil Rights and First Amendment cases I filed that I almost always won. Even when I technically lost, my clients got what they wanted they just didn't get paid as they should have because of corruption.
Then the major press -- Columbus Dispatch -- bought the Columbus Alive and I never got a call or a story again. It's shitty and that's why I will never again grovel for some bullshit editor who tells me what I can and cannot do. No way. RIP Jerry Doyle, you were the best.
Meanwhile here in present day Seattle, suing MERS is but one way the City could help fund solutions to the mortgage crisis. See this recent post containing the video and lawsuit link as well. But when I asked them for their notes as to why they would not do it, as other Counties have done in Oregon, they stonewalled my public records request as seen in my lawsuit and so I had to sue City Council last week, on 11 September 2018.
"The Court finds that the present lawsuit was necessary in order for the plaintiff to obtain the documents.... the Franconia Defendants are responsible for the plaintiff's cost in bringing suit to obtain the records.....the Court reserves judgment on the proportion of an award of costs to be paid by each of the Defendants to the plaintiff until after the Court has conducted its in camera review of the documents to be provided by the Attorney General."