By Edward Snook
Grants Pass, Oregon – For the past three years Attorney Claud Ingram of Eugene, Oregon has been stalking the Observer. We published public record in the Ole Turnbow case out of Deschutes County and corrupted attorney Ingram thought he could shut us up as he has many he has filed frivolous suits against. To date Ingram has filed 4 separate lawsuits against this reporter and the Observer.
In August 2005, Ingram attempted to have me held in contempt for not providing discovery. In a hearing held in Deschutes County Circuit Court Ingram lost and I returned to my job of exposing corruption. In October 2005, Ingram once again had me summoned to court in Grants Pass on a motion to compel. Ingram didn’t show up for the hearing.
On November 29th 2005, Ingram appeared in Josephine County Circuit Court with the Observer on an Observer motion to dismiss his 4th and most frivolous case. After many questions regarding Ingram’s poorly written and almost laughable lawsuit Circuit Court Judge Thomas W. Kolberg granted the Observer’s motion to dismiss.
The US~Observer has had numerous calls from people claiming that Ingram has used the Oregon court system and his position as an attorney to destroy them financially. They all say that he files as much paperwork as he can and that he makes every attempt to cost them money. Ingram has obviously had many years to polish his “craft” as he has been “practicing law” since 1961. A prudent person would think that Ingram would have at least learned how to file a proper lawsuit by now, but apparently he has not. It could be that old age is setting in or a better guess might just be that he has become addicted to filing frivolous suits containing few if any facts.
Ingram, who stands about 6’6’’ has been extremely disconnected in the cases attended by Observer reporters. In 3 of 4 cases against the Observer he is suing for the Observer publishing public record. In his last suit he is claiming the Observer didn’t provide any results for a Wolf Creek resident who had hired the Observer. Old Claud obviously didn’t look very far or he would have found an order signed by Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Orf giving our client the win.
In another frivolous case Ingram filed against Sunny Valley, Oregon protesters, he stood in court and told the judge that the protesters had violated his client’s constitutional rights to peacefully operate his strip club. Any person who has practiced law certainly knows that citizens can’t violate other citizen’s civil rights. Only government can violate a citizen’s civil right. Ingram continued his rantings, claiming that the protesters were bad people, trying to destroy his client’s legal business. Ingram sure seems to like to associate with smut as well as abusive people.
One of Claud’s other plaintiffs who he is using to sue the Observer spent time in prison for assaulting his wife in Deschutes County, Oregon. Ingram is currently attempting to help this criminal take his ex’s property from her.
The Observer’s opinion on Ingram is simple; He is ignorant, corrupt and he will lose when he has to go to court with us. Claud Ingram loves to beat up on innocent women and the elderly who have disabilities. We will all see how this disgusting human being fares with the US~Observer.