Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer
The attorney who filed a lawsuit for driving-related misconduct against NFL standout Rolando McClain has serious driving infractions on his own record, plus other instances of unlawful conduct.
Allan L. Armstrong is a lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama, the state where McClain grew up and went on to star as a linebacker at the University of Alabama. Armstrong filed a lawsuit last November, alleging that McClain twice struck UA student Matthew Mangham with a vehicle in 2008. Darrell L. Cartwright, also of Birmingham, serves as co-counsel in the case.
Mangham was able to leave the scene, but now is seeking at least $75,000 for injuries related to the incident. The lawsuit claims that McClain, after the accident, left "to secure additional members of the University of Alabama football team to provide an intimidating and menacing presence." McClain allegedly then found Mangham and assaulted him, causing severe and permanent oral injuries.
The complaint states: "Upon information and belief, Defendant McClain has a history of aggressive and
violent behavior, including previous assaults and other criminal activity."
Much the same thing could be said about Allan L. Armstrong, the lawyer who wrote the complaint--and that's not based "upon information and belief;" it's a matter of public record.
In fact, it could be argued that McClain's driving record is tame compared to Armstrong's.