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Federal Court in New York Issues Ruling in Internal Reform Party
December 16th, 2009
On December 16, U.S. District Court Judge
Joseph F. Bianco, a Bush, Jr., appointee, issued an opinion
in MacKay v Crews, eastern district, 09-cv-2218. He ruled
that the 2008 national convention of the Reform Party in
Texas was a valid convention. Therefore, the national
officers elected at that convention are the rightful holders
of the party’s trademarks and logos. Those officers are:
chair David Collison, vice-chair Rodney Martin, secretary
Janelle Skinner-Weill, and treasurer Beverly Kennedy.
The decision, which is already printed, is 19 pages.
Winners and Losers,
taken from a list in the decision: Won in court:
Defendants Beverly Kennedy, Charles
Foster, David Collison, Janice Miller, Ruben Hernandez, Jr.,
and Matthew Johnson. The decision refers to this group as
the “Collison Faction.” Also, Kay Allison Crews, who was
appointed as a receiver by a Texas Court.
Lost in court:
The plaintiffs in this case include the
Independence Party of New York (“IPNY”); Frank MacKay,
listed as President of the RPUSA; Michael Zumbluskas, a
member of the IPNY and chairman of the RPUSA Legal
Committee; and John Blare, listed as the Secretary of the
RPUSA. The decision refers to the plaintiffs as the “Blare
Faction. ”These plaintiffs failed in their claim to be the
rightful leadership of the Reform Party.