This blog has previously written about Eric Yzaguirre's vindictive and wrong-headed federal lawsuit against certain semi-random co-inhabitants of the universe who (allegedly) wronged him in the course of some baby mama drama.
The lawyer for the cracked lawsuit was, of course, Jill Clark, now facing disciplinary proceedings by the Minnesota Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility. With Clark not only facing the possibility of losing her laws license but also on "disability inactive status," her legal career appears to be sinking like a torpedoed ship, with clients bobbing in the waves...a veritable "roll call of the damned."
Recently, however, Diana Longrie, the controversial former mayor of Maplewood, took on the role of being Clark's advocate...
It was thanks to a letter filed by Longrie in the James Bergstrom case that this blogger found out about abnormal electrical activity effecting Clark's brain. (Joke font) I hate it when that happens. But usually I just urinate on an electric fence while wearing my gaily-decorated tinfoil hat, and that seems to fix it for at least one lunar cycle. (End joke font)
Now comes word that, in Clark's absence, Longrie has stepped in as counsel for Eric Yzaguirre in the federal lawsuit. In a document dated July 6, but not recorded by the court until July 9, Longrie filed an "appearance of counsel" in Eric Yzaguirre's case. The document, consisting of only one sentence, noted Longrie was "admitted or otherwise authorized to practice" in the federal court and was counsel for Eric Yzaguirre.
It may be Longrie has become the attorney for other Clark clients and this blogger simply hasn't caught wind of it, yet, but it hardly seems a coincidence Eric Yzaguirre is somehow at the front of the long line of Clark clients. Of all the individuals Clark was advocating for, Eric strikes me as the most angry and unpredictable, the most likely to make some kind of stink with the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board if his lawsuit goes drastically south because Clark left him bobbing in the briny blue.
However, Longrie's formal appearance in the case may be preliminary to the case simply being dismissed or settled rather than fought to the bitter losing end, as Clark would have handled the case.
As previously reported, Eric is also facing theft charges in alleged incidents unrelated to the baby mama drama lawsuit.
In the meanwhile, not a peep has been heard on Jill Clark's two blogs since July 2. Whether her name will appear on the ballot or be scraped away like old, discolored gum is still unknown.