Saturday, May 28, 2011

Look what I just got in my in box...


Google has received a subpoena for information related to your Google account in a case entitled Associations, Inc., d/b/a, Associa, Principal Management Group, Inc., and Alliance Association Management, Inc. v.
William Donald Davis, a/k/a ICdeLight a/k/a/ IC_deLight, District Court of Hays County, Texas, 22nd Judicial District, Case No. 10-2312 (Internal Ref. No. 139950).

To comply with the law, unless you provide us with a copy of a motion to quash the subpoena (or other formal objection filed in court) via email at by 5pm Pacific Time on June 16, 2011, Google may provide responsive documents on this date.

For more information about the subpoena, you may wish to contact the party seeking this information at:

Kelly P. Chen
Munck Carter, LLP
12770 Coit Rd Ste 600
Dallas, TX 75251

Google is not in a position to provide you with legal advice.

If you have other questions regarding the subpoena, we encourage you to contact your attorney.

Thank you,

Google Legal Support

I don't know what information John Carona's lawyer (Kelly Chen) is trying to get. I have never met William Davis or John Carona. For those who aren't up on these things, Associa is a property management firm run by John Carona, the Texas legislator/property manager whose name keeps popping up in connection with foreclosures and legislation. I have emailed Carona's lawyer and google legal to find out what they want. If anybody knows, clue me in.


Anonymous said...

See HOA reform group targets law that allows Texas associations to repossess homes over HOA rules (this website. Friday, February 18, 2011):

Carona’s Associations Inc. also names “ICDELIGHT” as a defendant, referring to an online handle that Davis used in speaking out against HOAs and Carona, whom he has called a “shakedown artist” in interviews.

Anonymous said...

Having observed for many years the efforts of association boards of directors, their management companies and law firms to intimidate homeowners (lemmings to the sea/lambs to the slaughter), no law firm proclaimed its purpose to be intimidating like Munck. Credit them for being honest about their practice while condemning that practice which would gag a maggot.

Excerpts from Munck Carter's webpage,, include a great white shark bursting the ocean's surface with its prey fixed in place by the shark's huge serrated teeth and massive jaws, as well as other Munck photos depicting this law firm and its lawyers include many of nature's other most formidable predators: wolf, grizzle bear, cheetah and bald eagle.

"It's in our nature to be relentless, fearless, powerful hunters."

"Blending innovation with might say it's just institutional." Munck Carter, LLP

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at May 28, 2011 11:33:00 AM CDT , the correct URL is , not

re the rest of your comment:

Yet there is no mention of Munck Carter at
Your search - munck - did not match any documents. is a web site that describes itself as "chronicling the high cost of our legal system," and even has a picture of a shark menacing a gold fish on its main page.

In the world that site editors Walter Olson and Ted Frank live in, big corporations are the helpless goldfish, while the shark represents attorneys who represent individuals.

Ted Frank's "Center for Class Action Fairness" filed an amicus brief in the AT&T v Concepcion case (reported about here on April 27, 2011) in support of AT&T. His concern for consumers is as sincere as Al Gore's concern for the environment.

Bonus points for anyone who can find references to Munck Carter in one of John Stossel's TV specials about parasitic tort lawyers.

Double bonus points for anyone who can find any stories that John Stossel, Walter Olson, Ted Frank, or any other advocate of "tort reform" have published or broadcast about HOA lawyers.

Shu Bartholomew said...

I, too, got one of these emails from Google, as did others.

The quote, above, from the Munck Carter web site, "Blending innovation with intimidation... you might say it's just institutional" describes, to a T, the way various HOA related industries treat homeowners.

"The customer is always right" was a concept drummed into me by my father for as long as I can remember. Because of his beliefs and practices, he had the best customer relations of anyone I have ever known. Too bad it is not a practice followed in this day and age and especially in this industry

The fact that the homeowner IS the customer seems to be lost in this modern world where the tail wags the dog.

By the way, I don't think Corona runs Associa, I believe he owns it.

Shu Bartholomew