Dear Attorney —-,
My name is Neal Dias and I am from Swansea Massachusetts. I am in need of a “Labor and / or an Employment Attorney” and law firm that has the ability, knowledge and the guts to appeal a case at the highest level of our judicial system, The US Supreme Courts.
I have no interest in any monetary reward in a verdict in my favor as I am offering you and your law form 100% of the winnings. I am not fighting or have never fought this fight for any monetary reward but for principal. What happened to me while working at Verizon Communications and several others is complete disregard to our human rights! My ultimate goal was and still is to help set a momentum for many others in similar situations of racial discrimination, retaliation, a hostile work environment and workplace bullying (to all colors and nationalities) within our US Boarders and Corporations, and especially Verizon Communications. The company that I am fighting against is Verizon Communications. They had once expressed to me face-to-face that they have deep pockets, and those pockets are for you and your law firm if you choose.
Upon the closing of my case at my trial in March 15, 2013, the judge that I had expressed to the jury during closing arguments that my damagers were $1,700,000.00, and unlimited punitive and compensatory damages, if indeed they found Verizon maliciously treated me the way that I had described. He then stated that there “monetary damages” are like having an open check and the jury can write it for whatever they want. So my case is a double to triple digit multi-million dollar case, for all the right reason, I was victimized with complete evidence and proof.
So why am I seeking another law firm verses the one that has been with me through this whole battle. Well they simply cannot go to this level and respectively advised me to seek a firm that can!
My former firm was great and I have not one issue with the great job they did on my case and between the motions and trial. They won in every way but the decisions with the jury, but that was only because the US Federal Judge ensured there were roadblock for her to loose. This I have proof of and this is the appeal I am asking you to fight for.
Here is the rundown of what the judge did leading up to my trial and I believe there was judicial prejudice in his behalf.
Prior to last March (before my trial) we had to all sit with a former Federal Judge in mediation (which I will supply you with the name) in Boston, to see if we can come to an agreement. She expressed to me that the Federal Judge that I had that will hear my case, Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton (who was nominated by President George H.W Bush on April 28, 1992) would never allow my case to be the victor, and I would be defeated because of this judge. She stated that he does not favor discrimination cases, and you will lose when he proceeds over your case if he even lets your discrimination case be heard. She stated that I should take the $500,000 that Verizon wants to give me, shut all my public sites and Facebook accounts exposing Verizon down and walk away. My attorney and the attorneys from Verizon “Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge” started the same on this Judge’s history as well and that I should do the same. I immediately wrote a letter to the US Attorney General’s Office as soon as I was advised of this judicial unjust situation, and thank God I did (three years prior to my trial about this judge and what they stated). I was advised to wait until the trial was completed, and not it was and it turned out exactly like they all stated. I have the record of the letter I sent over a year prior to this case. It was never about the money to me, it was about keeping my voice and not giving them my life and to make a stand for what is right.
To me, I found that to be a damn shame that a US Federal Court Judge has a poor history like this and I well known for denying or swaying certain types of cases like this, when in fact he’s supposed to never judge a certain group or predetermining and outcome of a case plus denying ones justice – how sad. This is why many have lost faith in our corrupt justice system. Judgments are bought by the rich, powerful and famous. Major Corporations beat down the ones with no financial resources to seek the proper justice, and often companies like Verizon will call in a favor after donating millions to politicians granting them bought justice.
So going into my trial in March of 2013, we were up against a judge that already decided my cases, based on the conversation of a former Federal Judge and now a mediator, and two attorneys mine and Verizon, this is illegal and I EXPECT JUSTICE, and want a new trial.
Leading up to the trial on March 11, 2013, Verizon had put in several motions to dismiss my case in parts. I had a Discrimination case, a hostile work environment and a wrongful termination case against Verizon. All three cases were strong and over and over against for years leading up to my trial we won ALL our judgments and motions, and all three were supposed to be heard in my trial.
Verizon then took one more shot and challenged the motion (and possibly paid for this to be overturned) of my discrimination part of my case to be thrown out and directed it to Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton, who Verizon knew he would throw it out. So on March 7, 2013 (that Friday before my trial was to start), I was notified that Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton had thrown out my Discrimination a major part of my case, and only allowed hostile work environment and a wrongful termination parts to be heard beginning on Monday March 11th. It was a slam dunk for Verizon as the jury would not be able to hear any evidence from January of 2004 – February of 2006. Two years, and one month of brutal racist torment, workplace bullying and complete disrespectful and retaliatory treatment of what happened to me, prior to the leading up to my termination, “will not be heard now with that decision,” by Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton – my case was over. It’s like purchasing a 10 chapter book and starting in chapter 7, you will never understand what’s really happening, and this is what the Judge did. Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton knew he just determined the outcome to my case, and based on the prejudicial information I had already heard about this judge, it all came into place as planed as they stated it would.
Not only did Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton deny my case to have been heard as all the other Judges and motions were allowed prior to him, he placed a few more devastating roadblocks in our case to ensure I would never win my case.
The Judge advised my attorney that she had only “8 hours” to prove my case. This included opening arguments, cross examination, evidence from witnesses, and closing arguments. This forced my attorney to dismiss several witnesses for me, and had to rush through years of work in only a few minutes leaving out many critical things that needed to be shown. Each time she spoke, he would start a timer, and after she spoke he would tell her exactly how minutes she had remaining to prove her case.
On Monday, we had the jury selection. Now I first want to outline my family. My wife is white and she’s Irish. So this makes my children Cape Verdean and Irish. My children are both black and white (mixed). We’ve been together over 25 years and married for 22. I lived in Swansea my whole life besides when I went into the US Marines. I am in no way racist but I am knowledgeable of the fact of life and perception really matters.
So on Monday a jury was picked, and a jury of my peers as one would state. There were 11 white jurors and 1 woman from India. Many of these jurors were from the Boston area and of the Irish decent. The Verizon employees were also born and from the Boston area and were white Irish as well. Now the juries goal was to come up with a verdict on a black man (a victim), against a few white Irish Catholics out of Boston. The jury was more of a peer to them (the criminals / perpetrators), then they were to me.
Second fact that the judge knew was, no white catholic Irish jury was ever going to side with a black man against a white Irish catholic Verizon Managers from the same area that would never happen. Just recently Boston Massachusetts was ranked the 3rd most racist city in the United States and so I should have placed the noose around my neck for them instead of waiting 5 days for a verdict. I was hung the minute the jury was chosen. My father in-law whose who is dear to my heart said the same thing, the minute he saw the jut on that Monday as well – it was over, and I would not win my case with that jury. This was viewed through my attorney’s eyes and many other white former Verizon employees and friends that sat with me as well, in that courtroom that I had no chance.
So the Judge never allowed me a jury of my peers as well. The judge stated that I had to win by unanimous decision and Verizon did not have to. If only one juror sided against me, that’s all that Verizon needed to win so the judge had me against every odds of winning.
Another major decision my Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton was that on Monday he handed out to both my attorney and the Verizon attorneys, on what is called; “The Jury Instructions.” A jury instruction gives the jury an outline of the fact that they will look at and decide on when deciding the case. This is what he was going to hand out to the jurors on Friday. My attorney quickly objected and it was not correct as to the facts that were going to be discussed during the week and the jury instruction needed to be repaired. Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton stated that he would correct it by Friday prior to handing it out to the Jury. Well when Friday came, Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton “NEVER” made the corrections and the jury was handed the same screwed up instruction that he stated would be corrected to help them come to a clear and righteous decision. His answer was, it will be fine, and it wasn’t.
On Friday he gave the jury there instructions and advised them that they will make a decision by 5:00 pm that day, it will not go into another day. This was uncalled for and inappropriate behavior by a Federal Judge knowing he is placing an enormous amount of pressure on them to force a decision and they will be afraid of not coming back with a decision my 5:00 pm.
Well four hours later after receiving there instructions, the jury came back and had a question on the jury instructions that were messed up and the Judge never repaired. At 5:00 pm on March 15, 2013 the just as forced by the Judge came back and ruled in Verizon’s favor – I lost!
Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton should have never heard my case as he record favors either a denial of discrimination cases, or they end up losing based on his past records. He also should have never removed critical evidence and dates from the juries instruction deciding my faith, when in fact it was the juries responsibility to decide on the evidence in front of them, the courts made a critical error in judgment costing me my life and the lives of many other victims in Verizon in the similar situation.
You see my case was a historic verdict and Verizon knew this and called in all their favors to ensure I would never win. No one in the history of Verizon has taken them to this world wide level of exposure, as I will provide you with my story and several links to view to prove what I am stating.
I am now a victim of Verizon and our failed judicial system, and see why many oppose what’s happening each day from within. Voices like mine are being unheard and over shadowed by a dirty system.
We immediately appealed the trial based on the courts negligence as you will see my attorneys write up, and of course the three Federal Appeals Judges are right in the same building right down the hall from their brother (fellow judge) who proceeded over my case. I strongly believed that they viewed my case based on the relationships they have with each justices in that courthouse, which again is judicial prejudice. My case need to be heard elsewhere at the next step is the US Supreme Courts.
Attached is my story, a few articles on me, a few of my speaking engagements. If you and your law firm decide to seek interest in this case, I will forward you all my motions, the courts decisions on my appeal and the US Supreme Courts Regulation on filing my appeal, and whatever you need you will have. I have also attached over 500 stories that have been sent to me or posted on my sites. In addition I am sending you the wonderful support letters that I have received as well, and this is the reason why I cannot quit.
I have 90 day from June 5, 2014 to file so I need an attorney as soon as possible. 100% of the verdict is yours, if you decide to take on my case, win the appeal from the US Supreme Court and win the trial. I will not settle out of court, I will keep my voice! This is the agreement!
So in fact the most your law firms loses if we do not win the US Supreme Verdict is a few hours of writing the motions, which most of it will be uses from my previous attorneys motions, and the submission fee. If it goes in your favor, it could be the largest win in your law firm’s history and you help to change laws in our country and help to gain the momentum of many other lawsuits against Verizon. In fact, I am heading a class action suit for many victims within Verizon as we speak and I have obtained thousands of stories that I have tirelessly been working on to expose them and will once completed, I have that to help obtain a law form for them and this includes all the evidence as well I will turn over to the right firm.
Court cases have been turned over at the US Supreme Court level for the simple reason that many political and personal ties are impart of many legal decisions at the lower lever and lower Federal Level as well. You figure Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton and the other three Federal Appeal Court Judges possibly dine together, are possibly part of the same cultures and have the same friends as well. They work together each day and speak about cases they have seen and others disputed as well. They will portray this does not happen, and all there cases are given an equal shot at justice with not prejudice involved, but remember they are human.
The US Supreme Court level, they don’t dine together with the lower level and judgment is made on facts of misjudgment and laws that were not followed, like my case with Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton.
I think you have the basic picture and I can answer any questions you have and have unlimited documented proofs as well as my depositions, paperwork and facts to win but I needed your help, and I need this fast. Like is stated my case was strong, and my attorney did great and won but the justice system failed and that’s out loophole to this appeal.
If in fact you as an attorney or law firm cannot take this case on, can you please forward my letter onto someone that you may thing will take a more serious look at taking it on. I do not have time and my voice is speaking for hundreds of thousands of others suffering from the same things my family and I are suffering from now, being a double victim. A victim of corporate America and a victim of our judicial system!
I do understand the incredible odds of the US Supreme Court overturning this case, as its about 1 to 500 chance of doing so, way higher than even the US Federal Appeals Court, but I believe when they see the fabricated judicial conspiracy and the judicial prejudice that took place here in Boston, this may provide us the chance of justice.
I will also be reaching out to hundreds of law firms, people and will do whatever I can over the next 80 days right up until my deadline. I was brought up by my father after my mom passed away when I was eight, to never quit. I was them programmed by the US Marines to never quit. And then I have always been inspired my Country as an American to never quit, so I cannot quit. I just have too much heart to quit until I have exhausted all my avenues in this legal battle.
Neal W. Dias
Capital Confidential – New York’s Capital Newspaper
Was invited by Representative Katherine M. Clark to speak in front of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, a public hearing for HB 1766 “The Healthy Workplace Bill.” June 25, 2013
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in Boston Massachusetts July 7, 2012 (Video):
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share
Civil Rights and Anti-Bullying Leadership Summit in Hartford Connecticut at the Legislators Building, August 9, 2012
**(Neal W. Dias – fast forward to 02:41:56 – 02:56:09)**
Bullying Press Conference in Washington DC October 15th 2012
Huffington Post Article:
Title: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?