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Hon. A. Wallace Tashima — U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — Hereby Asked to Opine on Events Sorrounding State Bar of California’s Jerome Falk of Arnold & Porter Handling of Matter of In Re Girardi

Amid continuing controversy over the appointment of Jerome Falk to serve as “special prosecutor” on behalf of the State Bar of California to examine attorney misconduct in connection with the Ninth Circuit matter of In Re Girardi,  The Leslie Brodie Report hereby asks the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima — U.S. Circuit Judge and special master in matter of In Re Girardi —  to opine on recent developments.

Specifically, Jerome Falk’s alleged failure to disclose that those he was suppose to prosecute (Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese and Walter Lack of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack) were actually his and his firm’s clients.  This newly discovered “Smoking Gun” evidence relates to the fact that starting in 2005, the law firm of Howard Rice Candy Falk & Rabkin represented both Girardi & Keese and Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack in a class action advanced by plaintiff Robert Copple.

 

Honorable A. Wallace Tashima, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  During the Ninth Circuit proceedings, and after the case against Dole Food Comany was dismissed, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski issued an order to show cause why attorneys Walter Lack, Paul Triana, and Sean Topp of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, as well as Thomas Girardi and Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, should not be disbarred or suspended from practicing before the Ninth Circuit. In addition, Judge Kozinski ordered the appointments of Senior Ninth Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima as special master and Rory Little as prosecutor in those special disciplinary proceedings known as the matter of In Re Girardi. (photo: courtesy of Wikipedia)

Early last year, Howard Rice Partner Jerome Falk was accused of wrongdoing as a result of his decision to exonerate a friend of Ronald George – Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese – along with Walter Lack of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack for misconduct the two committed while litigating a case against Dole Food Company before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

During the Ninth Circuit proceedings, and after the case against Dole was dismissed, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski issued an order to show cause why attorneys Walter Lack, Paul Triana, and Sean Topp of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, as well as Thomas Girardi and Howard Miller of Girardi & Keese, should not be disbarred or suspended from practicing before the Ninth Circuit.

Subsequently, in late 2010, a Ninth Circuit panel consisting of Justices William Fletcher , Marsha Berzon, and Randy Smith found that Lack and Girardi had committed grave misconduct which included “the persistent use of known falsehoods,” and that the “false representations” were made “knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly” during years of litigation.

Despite the Ninth Circuit’s determination, in his capacity as special prosecutor, and after reviewing the Ninth Circuit file, Howard Rice partner Jerome Falk chose to not file any disciplinary accusations against Thomas Girardi and Walter Lack, stating that he believed Lack’s misconduct was not intentional.

 

Jerome Falk Robert Baker.

 

 


Mr Tom Girardi of Los Angeles-based Girardi & Keese. Per findings by the Ninth Circuit, Walter Lack and Thomas Girardi have resorted to employing “the persistent use of known falsehoods” and “false representations” were made “knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly” during years of litigation. Subsequnet to those findings, the State Bar of California appointed Howard Rice’s Jerome Falk to serve as special prosecutor against Girardi, Lack, and their respective firms. None mentioned that Girardi and Lack are actually clients of Jerome Falk and Howard Rice. See story here.  (Image: courtesy photo)

 

Please observe that, rather than contacting Hon. Judge Tashima directly, the query is being delivered publicly, here and now.

Any opinion or observation can be sent to lesliebrodie@gmx.com

Patrick Leahy caught in the Web (TLR Note: 1- Notice Contribution by Girardi & Keese to Leahy 2-TLR to Vigorously Oppose Any Nominations of Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter and Rory Little to Federal Judiciary Due to Events RE In Re Girardi)

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What’s more, many of Leahy’s most generous contributors are major supporters of PIPA. In fact, the five groups that have donated most to Leahy from 2007 to 2012 all are lobbying for passage of the legislation. They include Technet ($81,961), a group promoting innovation and technology; Girardi/Keese ($72,000), a large California law firm that specializes in intellectual property litigation; Time Warner ($62,150), the U.S. media giant that owns Warner Bros. movie studio; Walt Disney Co. ($45,150), the Hollywood film maker; and Vivendi ($36,706), an international media conglomerate that produces films and music.

See Complete article @:
http://vtdigger.org/2012/01/22/leahy-caught-in-the-web/

TLR Note: 1- Notice Contribution by Girardi & Keese to Leahy 2-TLR to Vigorously Oppose Any Nominations of Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter and Rory Little to Federal Judiciary Due to Events RE In Re Girardi

Meet Controversial PIPA by Controversial Senator Patrick Leahy — Shockingly Attempts to Pass PIPA Supported by Controversial Girardi & Keese’s Thomas Girardi of In Re Girardi

The PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA) is a proposed law with the stated goal of giving the US government and copyright holders additional tools to curb access to “rogue websites dedicated to infringing or counterfeit goods”, especially those registered outside the U.S.[1] The bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)[2] and 11 bipartisan co-sponsors. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that implementation of the bill would cost the federal government $47 million through 2016, to cover enforcement costs and the hiring and training of 22 new special agents and 26 support staff.[3] The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill, but Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) placed a hold on it.[4]

Tribal Gambling Attorney Howard Dickstein (Spouse State Bar of California’s Jeannine English) comes under fire – again (TLR Note: 1- Article Shows Softer Side of Dickstein 2- Much Ado Abut Nothing 3 – Undisclosed, if any, Relationship with Girardi Still


Bryan Patrick/bpatrick@sacbee.com

Howard Dickstein, 67, at his Sacramento law office filled with modern art, offers no apologies for the wealth he’s amassed from representing California Indian tribes, saying tribal members “know what I stand for and know what my fees are. … I am what I am. I am my own person. Some people like it and some people don’t.”

See complete story @:
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/22/4205410/sacramento-attorney-howard-dickstein…

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/06/14/state-bar-of-california-board-of-go…

And @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/07/12/state-bar-of-california-board-of-go…

And @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/06/29/i-ll-take-keker-van-nest-s-elliott-…

And @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/06/28/rumsey-indian-rancheria-vs-howard-d…

TLR Note:
Tribal Gambling Attorney Howard Dickstein (Spouse State Bar of California’s Jeannine English) comes under fire – again (TLR Note: 1- Article Shows Softer Side of Dickstein 2- Much Ado Abut Nothing 3 – Undisclosed, if any, Relationship with Girardi Still an Issue 4- Good Luck to All Parties)

Sources : Alleged Scheme in Fogel v. Farmers Group Soon Subject of Complaint to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Against Zurich Financial Services; Dewey & Leboeuf’s Ralph Ferrara Under Intense Scrutiny

The Leslie Brodie Report Seeks the Public Help Re Malpractice Suits Filed Against Girardi & Keese

The Leslie Brodie Report is looking for information on any and all malpractice suits filed within the last 5 years against Los Angeles-based Girardi & Keese and Thomas Girardi.

Specifically, information is sought in connection with a suit that may (or may not) involve an attorney by the name of Barak Lurie.

Anyone with information, please contact lesliebrodie@gmx.com

Related stories:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/11/03/tom-girardi-lashes-out-at-victim-as…

And @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/01/05/prominent-trial-lawyer-terance-mix-…

Metropolitan News-Enterprise’s Roger Grace is Hereby Asked to Opine on Ex-CJ Ronald George Presence at Bondage Party whereas a Semi-Nude Woman was Dancing at Shower

Amid controversy over the screening of a video featuring Erika Jayne — AKA Erika Girardi, spouse of Thomas Girardi

see @: http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2012/01/03/erika-jayne-aka-erika-girardi-spous…

The Leslie Brodie Report hereby asks Metropolitan News-Enterprise’s Roger Grace to opine on a similar story we have  previously published concerning then chief justice of the California Supreme Court, Ronald George.

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If all Ronald George wanted was to have some “bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwiches wrapped in paper pockets” in the company of “bustier-clad women”; couldn’t he achieve the same by going to the nearest McDonald’s and order two Egg McMuffin “for here”? There at least, he wouldn’t need to hide behind a mask, and the only clown named Ronald will be Ronald McDonald.(image:courtesy photos)

Ronald George at the bondage club party. Also present was the dancer Monique Jenkinson with her drag queen alter ego,Fauxnique; along with a potpourri of BYPS (beautiful young people) and “guests in all manner of costumed finery, wearing mysterious masks to hide their identities.”

In addition to the SFUNZIPPED article, another media outfit filed a report about the party–SFLUXE. Both articles included pictures taken by the San Francisco based photographer Drew Altizer. To view more pictures taken at the party, or other social events, please visit www.drew-altizer.com Or www.drewaltizer.com or by visiting http://sfluxe.com/2010/05/21/a-halestorm-hits-soma/

The San Francisco social scene, it appears, consists of about 50 to 75 regulars who like to party hard. Some include Mark Calvano, Ronald George, Tatiana Sorokko, Denise Hale, Alan Malouf,Barbara Brookin-Schneider, Gavin Newsom, Marius Carluci, Willie Brown, Steven Volpe, Vanessa Getty, Mark Leno, Carmen Marc Valvo, Emily Dumitrescu, Maria Barrios, Courtney Bocci, OJ Shansby, Clara Shayevich, Daru Kawalkowski, Orlando Diaz, Cheryl Baxter, Jo Schuman Silver, Barbara George, and the elegantly dressed Joel Goodrich.

Please see complete stories @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2010/08/22/ethics-complaint-against-chief-just…

And @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2010/08/22/the-social-diaries-of-chief-justice…

 

Please observe that, rather than contacting Mr Grace directly, the query is being delivered publicly, here and now.

Any reply, if any, can be deliverered to lesliebrodie@gmx.com

 

 

The Public at Large Hereby Being Asked to Forward to TLR Any Non-Privileged Evidence Establishing, if any, Attorney-Client Relationship Between Thomas Girardi and The Yucaipa Companies of West-Hollywood, California and/or with Ron Burkle

The Public at Large Hereby Being Asked to Forward to TLR Any Non-Privileged Evidence Establishing, if any, Attorney-Client Relationship Between Thomas Girardi and The Yucaipa Companies of West-Hollywood, California and/or with Ron Burkle

 

Any reply, if any, can be delivered to lesliebrodie@gmx.com

 

Sources: Complaints against 1- Eric George/Steve Cooley In Re Mel Gibson 2- Ronald George in Re In Re Girardi 3- Bet Tzedek at Final Stages… Being Proofread … To be submitted “within days” to both State and Feds

Developing story….. Details soon……

Sources: Grave Concern Over Impartiality of Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley in Matter of “Boy Scout” Ronald Gottschalk Due to Enmeshment between Ron George-Eric George-Thomas Girardi-Steve Cooley

Sources: Grave Concern Over Impartiality of Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley in Matter of “Boy Scout” Ronald Gottschalk Due to Enmeshment between Ron George-Eric George-Thomas Girardi-Steve Cooley

Developing story….. Details soon…….

Mike Nisperos – Former-Crack-Addict and Ex-Chief Prosecutor of State Bar of California Acknowledges Girardi & Keese’s Thomas Girardi Served as His “Mentor” (TLR Note: 1- Sources Maintain Document Actual Exhibit in Upcoming Litigation 2-Notice Democrats Ab

DLA Piper’s Shirli Fabbri Weiss Avers Arnold & Porter’s Jerome Falk (Formerly of Howard Rice) is a Man of “Impeccable Integrity” (TLR Note: 1-Propoganda by DLA Piper Which Housed CaliforniaALL 2-Weiss Ignores Falk’s Actions Re In Re Girardi)

Ms Shirli Fabbri Weiss

Carmichael-based Sestak Lighting Design’s Michael Sestak and Dennis Mangers Asked to Opine on Pride Singer Erika Jayne (AKA Erika Girardi) Lack of Monetary Contributions Opposing Proposition 8

Please observe that, rather than contacting Messrs Mangers and Sestak directly, the query is being delivered publicly, here and now.

Any opinion or observation can be sent to lesliebrodie@gmx.com

 

Search all contributions either against or in favor of Proposition 8, please visit:

http://www.sfgate.com/webdb/prop8/?Search+Again=

List of Erika Girardi’s extensive political contributions, please visit: 

http://lesliebrodie.posterous.com/erika-jayne-aka-erika-girardi-singer-at-pride

PROMINENT TRIAL LAWYER TERANCE MIX ASSAILS TOM GIRARDI OF GIRARDI & KEESE

Following on the heels of a $3.2 million jury verdict for professional malpractice against Girardi & Keese, a declaration of mistrial, as well as absurd remarks by Tom Girardi (“This is the most stupid case in the history of America”), prominent trial lawyer Terance Mix minced no words in accusing Girardi & Keese of profesional negligence, and for failing to accept responsibility for the catastrophic consequences befalling Girardi & Keese’s former client, Richard Salerno.

As a service to the community, TLR shall publish Terance Mix’s comment, below:

“Tom Girardi’s comment reflects not only his ignorance about the actual facts of a case that sat in his office largely ignored for over two years, but from a lawyer unwilling to own up to the failings of his firm and accept responsibility for the catastrophic consequences befalling his client when Girardi & Keese bailed on the case only 42 days before trial.


Mr Terance Mix of Santa Barbara, California. Mix is the former president of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association and spent 12 years on the Board of Governors of California Trial Lawyers Association. He is a legal author and lecturer on trial techniques and strategies, including the trial of drug product cases, which was his specialty for over 30 years. (image: courtesy photo)

What Mr. Girardi fails to acknowledge in his rant about the “most stupid case in the history of America” is that the only independent and impartial witness to the impact between Richard Salerno’s motorcycle and the Volvo, being driven next to one another in the same direction, testified that as he passed the two vehicles, while traveling in the opposite direction, Mr. Salerno appeared to be “talking” to the Volvo driver as he passed them, and never saw Salerno remove his hands from the handlebars at any time before the impact.

This evidence is totally contradictory to Mr. Girardi’s assertion that Mr. Salerno was in a “rage” and “beating on the car with his fists and shouting expletives,” as stated in the Metro News article. Indeed, the evidence produced during the trial overwhelmingly demonstrated that the Volvo driver swerved into the motorcycle, as a means of intimidation, knocking Mr. Salerno to the ground and then driving over him with the left rear tire of the car.


Mr Tom Girardi of Los Angeles-based Girardi & Keese. Per findings adjudicated by the Ninth Circuit, Walter Lack and Thomas Girardi have resorted to employing “the persistent use of known falsehoods” and “false representations” were made “knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly” during years of litigation. Subsequnet to those findings, the State Bar of California appointed Howard Rice’s Jerome Falk to serve as special prosecutor against Girardi, Lack, and their respective firms. None mentioned that Girardi and Lack are actually clients of Jerome Falk and Howard Rice. See story here. For additional allegations of misconduct leveled against Girardi, please see here, and here , and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here. For the latest on Walter Lack, please see here.

What Mr. Girardi also failed to mention, as was likewise brought out during the trial, was that the firm’s real reason for wanting out of the lawsuit was simply because they thought it was a lousy case and Mr. Salerno refused to accept a $20,000 offer for a client with a fractured skull, brain damage, multiple other injuries, and medical expenses in excess of $1,000,000. And that the lawyer in his firm that was assigned to the case contrived an allegation that Mr. Salerno intended to lie at the trial, only after the client refused to sign a substitution of attorney form about 50 days before the scheduled trial of the case.

Perhaps if Mr. Girardi had been present throughout the trial, rather than making just a couple of shorts visits, he might have seen how the underlying case could have been developed by his firm during the two years of representation and successfully resolved with the original defendant, thus avoiding last months trial for professional negligence.”

2002 — Mr Alan Rothenberg Joins Zenith Insurance Company Board of Directors

Alan Rothenberg Joins Zenith’s Board of Directors.

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Alan Rothenberg Joins Zenith’s Board of Directors.

Business Editors

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 12, 2002

Zenith National Insurance Corp. (NYSE

NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange

:ZNT) announced today that Alan Rothenberg of Los Angeles has been elected to its Board of Directors, increasing its Board of Directors to nine members.

Mr. Rothenberg is a lawyer, mediator, former President of the State Bar of California and former Chairman of the 1994 World Cup of Soccer.

Zenith is a property-casualty insurance organization with headquarters in Woodland Hills, California. Through its insurance subsidiaries, Zenith provides workers’ compensation workers’ compensation, payment by employers for some part of the cost of injuries, or in some cases of occupational diseases, received by employees in the course of their work.  insurance nationally and reinsurance The contract made between an insurance company and a third party to protect the insurance company from losses. The contract provides for the third party to pay for the loss sustained by the insurance company when the company makes a payment on the original contract. . In addition, it is engaged in home building in Las Vegas through a subsidiary, Perma-Bilt.

Related stories @:
http://lesliebrodie.posterous.com/addendum-2-to-thomas-girardi-help-la-mayor-an

AND @:

http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/09/21/state-bar-of-california-california-…

BREAKING NEWS: State Bar of California Refuses to Process Complaint Against Its Own Executive Director — Voice of OC’s Joe Dunn — Bar Alleges Never Received Complaint

Addendum #2 to Thomas Girardi Help L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Pay Ethics Fine — Also on list Munger Tolles & Olson, Lewis Brisbois, and Clown Willie Brown

Addendum #2 to Thomas Girardi Help L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Pay Ethics Fine — Also on list Zenith Insurance Company (TLR Note– Zenith May Be Associated with Alan Rothenberg)

Addendum #1 to Thomas Girardi Help L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Pay Ethics Fine — Listed is also Erika Girardi

Sigh. Here they are, with politicians in bold:

  • Nadine Bernecker of Nota Bene Entertainment LLC
  • Willie Brown, Jr., attorney
  • Jim Brulte for Board of Equalization 2014
  • Dario Frommer for Controller 2014
  • Alvin Dworman of Lee National Corp.
  • Ronald P. Estrada, dentist
  • Fabian Nunez for Treasurer 2014
  • Erika Girardi of EJ Global LLC
  • Thomas Girardi, attorney
  • Huntington Park Automotive & Tow, Inc.
  • Ibarra Strategy Group
  • Mark Fabiani, crisis management consultant
  • Cole Frates of Renewable Resources Group
  • Heller Capital Resources Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Mary Hailey Jameson, homemaker
  • Shelby J. Kaplan of Tricap Corp.
  • Richard Katz Consulting, Inc.
  • Kevin de Leon for Assembly 2018
  • Bernard Klepach of DFASS Group
  • Julliette Klepach, homemaker
  • Ricardo Lara for Assembly 2012
  • Christopher Lehane of CSL Strategies LLC
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • David R. Lira of Girardi & Keese
  • Jacqueline Ann Lira, homemaker
  • Farah Makras, homemaker
  • Medical Buildings of America LLC, Beverly Hills Triangle, Building 1
  • Wendy Mitchell of WM Consulting, Inc.
  • James G. O’Callahan of Girardi & Keese
  • Jonathan Orszag of Compass Lexecon LLC
  • Rica Orszag of Wasserman Foundation
  • Maria Robles, consultant
  • Cheryl Saban, homemaker
  • Haim Saban of Saban Entertainment
  • Eric Smidt of CPI LLC
  • Soto & Sanchez Investments, Inc., I Love LA News & Gift Shops
  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
  • Victor G. Makras of Makras Real Estate
  • Casey Wasserman of Wasserman Media Group LLC
  • Edie Wasserman, homemaker
  • Zenith Insurance Company
  • 1st Step Business Management
  • Rand S. April, attorney
  • Bell Cab Management
  • Nadine Bernecker of Nota Bene Entertainment LLC
  • Meryl Chae, attorney
  • Community Initiative Partners LLC
  • Sean Perry, consultant
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers Assn. of America PAC
  • Hugo Mauricio Soto, consultant
  • The Aptus Group, Inc.
  • TriCap Management, Inc.
  • Bart Williams of Munger Tolles & Olson
  • Zenith Insurance Company

Erika Jayne (AKA Erika Girardi — Spouse of Thomas Girardi) in “Party People Ignite The World” — Screening of Video During IALA “Supreme Court Night” Sparks Controversy

Food companies alleging egg price fixing (TLR Note: 1 -Similar Issue to Suit by Cash Joseph Bonas 2- Was Burkle/Burton/Remke Behind Unfair Outcome in Proceedings Against Bonas ? )

CHICAGO — The Kellogg Co., General Mills, Inc., Kraft Foods Inc., and Nestle USA, Inc. filed suit Dec. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against several egg producers and egg cooperatives claiming alleged conspiracy to control supply and prices of eggs.

According to the lawsuit, the defendants “unlawfully agreed to and did engage in a conspiracy to control supply and artificially maintain and increase the price of eggs” starting in at least 1999 and continuing through at least 2008.

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Related links:
http://lesliebrodie.posterous.com/ron-burkle-foundation-grant-recipients-tlr-no

AND @:
http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2010/07/25/remke-added-i-m-not-concerned-i-wou…

AND @:
http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/12/30/breaking-news-primo-faccia-evidence…
http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2010/07/24/amid-sordid-revelations-concerning-…

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Addendum to Bob Baker of Baker Keener & Nahra: Defends Thomas Girardi in “the most stupid case in the history of America” Prosecuted by Terence Mix

Baker Keener & Nahra’s Bob Baker Recognized by Strathmore’s Who’s Who (TLR Note: Walter Lack’s Counsel in Ninth Circuit’s In re Girardi; Unkown if Baker Aware Walter Lack Client of Jerry Falk)

An Angry Tom Girardi Lashes Out (Again) at Richard Salerno — Former Client of Girardi & Keese : this is “the most stupid case in the history of America.”

BREAKING NEWS: Contributions to Re-Elect Kamala Harris 2014 — Out of 61 Donations Many Not Strangers to TLR: Girardi, Cotchett, Nancy Fineman, Ron Burkle, Sempra Energy, Bicycle Casino

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BICYCLE CASINO BELL GARDENS, CA 90201 6500 2011-08-16 2011-08-30
CALIFORNIA COMMERCE CLUB, INC. COMMERCE, CA 90040 6500 2011-08-16 2011-08-30
HAWAIIAN GARDENS CASINO HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 6500 2011-08-16 2011-08-30
HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO INGLEWOOD, CA 90303 6500 2011-08-16 2011-08-30
CA ATTORNEYS, ADMIN LAW JUDGES AND HEARING OFFICERS IN STATE EMPLOYMENT (CASE) PAC SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 13000 2011-08-15 2011-08-23
ELI BROAD LOS ANGELES, CA 90024 FOUNDER/THE BROAD FOUNDATIONS 6500 2011-08-09 2011-08-23
GEORGE ROSE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/ACTIVISION 3500 2011-07-28 2011-08-09
GEORGE ROSE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/ACTIVISION 6500 2011-07-28 2011-08-09
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES-CA (AFSCME) SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 13000 2011-07-07 2011-07-20
HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY PALO ALTO, CA 94304 6500 2011-06-30 2011-07-14
PEPSICO INC. ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656 5000 2011-06-30 2011-07-14
SEMPRA ENERGY SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 6500 2011-06-15 2011-06-29
YAHOO! INC. SUNNYVALE, CA 94089 5000 2011-05-26 2011-06-09
SAN PABLO LYTTON CASINO SAN PABLO, CA 94806 6500 2011-05-18 2011-06-01
CCA OF TENNESSEE, LLC NASHVILLE, TN 37215 5000 2011-05-18 2011-06-01
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. ROCKLIN, CA 95765 6500 2011-05-12 2011-05-26
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION LOS ANGELES, CA 90035 5000 2011-05-09 2011-05-23
PEACE OFFICERS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF CA PAC SACRAMENTO, CA 95834 12900 2011-03-31 2011-05-12

August 2011 — Skadden Arps Withdraws From John Edwards’ Defense Team (TLR Note: Skadden Arps Which Represented Tom Girardi in Matter of In Re Girardi While Opposing Girardi in Fogel V. Farmers Was Subjected to Ethics Complaint Around That Time — Any Con

Girardi & Keese’s Tom Girardi — President of Italian-American Lawyers Association on Objectives : TO HAVE GREAT GIFTS THAT ASSISTS THE MEMBERSHIP FOR GREATNESS IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION (TLR Note: Great Gifts??? For Whom? Ronald George? Joe Dunn? Judy John

Fogel v. Farmers Group, Inc., Settlement > Court Documents as of December 27, 2011

Court Documents

The Notice summarizes the proposed Settlement.  More details can be found in the below documents filed with the Court.

 

  Title Size  
Settlement Agreement With Exhibits 837.80 KB Download
Addendum to the Settlement Agreement 1.34 MB Download
Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Settlement 724.42 KB Download
Second Amended Complaint 1.58 MB Download
Court of Appeal’s Decision in the appeal from Court’s Feb 27, 2005 ruling 498.83 KB Download
Feb 27 2005 Court Ruling on Cross Motions for Summary Adjudication/Judgment 767.78 KB Download
Order Granting Defendants’ Motion for Protective Order 115.64 KB Download
Order Granting Defendants’ Application to Supplement Class Notice 150.69 KB Download
Notice of Ruling on Intervenor’s Ex Parte Application to Supplement Class Notice 1.49 MB Download
Order Granting Intervention 114.66 KB Download
Motion for Final Approval–Longley Dec 4.46 MB Download
Motion for Final Approval–LippSmith Dec (Vol. 1 of 3) 4.26 MB Download
Motion for Final Approval–LippSmith Dec (Vol. 2 of 3) 7.35 MB Download
Motion for Final Approval–LippSmith Dec (Vol. 3 of 3) 10.71 MB Download
Motion for Final Approval–Girardi Dec 121.39 KB Download
Motion for Final Approval–Lack Dec 50.50 KB Download
Motion for Final Approval–Weinstein Dec 348.71 KB Download
Motion for Final Approval–Proposed Judgment 85.67 KB Download
Motion for Final Approval–Proof of Service 28.61 KB Download
Motion for Attorney Fees– Memorandum of Points & Authorities 72.54 KB Download
Motion for Attorney Fees–Decs; Exhibits 4.91 MB Download
Motion for Attorney Fees–Proof of Service 28.55 KB Download
Motion for Attorney Fees–Compendium of Non-CA Authorities 5.68 MB Download
Motion for Final Approval–Memorandum of Points & Authorities 70.74 KB Download
Notice of Ruling on Motion to Intervene and Other Matters 150.29 KB Download
Notice of Entry of Order Concerning Notice and Rescheduled of Fairness Hearing 222.80 KB Download
Omnibus Response 230.52 KB Download
Compendium of Federal and Out-of-State Authority 1,017.75 KB Download
Supplemental Declaration of Graham LippSmith – Volume 4 7.82 MB Download
Supplemental Declaration of Graham LippSmith – Volume 5 8.14 MB Download
Supplemental Declaration of Graham LippSmith – Volume 6 6.84 MB Download
Supplemental Declaration of Graham LippSmith – Volume 7 7.65 MB Download
Supplemental Declaration of Graham LippSmith – Volume 8 8.10 MB Download
Supplemental Declaration of Graham LippSmith – Volume 9 5.71 MB Download
Judgment, Final Order and Decree

Ronald George, Steve Cooley and Thomas Girardi at Italian American Lawyers Assn (TLR Note: May be of Interest to Legal Eagle Extraordinaire Ronald Gottschalk)

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Ronald George, Steve Cooley and Thomas Girardi at Italian American Lawyers Assn (TLR Note: May be of Interest to Legal Eagle Extraordinaire Ronald Gottschalk)

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Ronald George, Steve Cooley and Thomas Girardi at Italian American Lawyers Assn (TLR Note: May be of Interest to Legal Eagle Extraordinaire Ronald Gottschalk)

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MATTER OF IN RE HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION LITIGATION

IN RE HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION LITIGATION

350 F.Supp.2d 871 (2004)

In re HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION LITIGATION.

No. CV-91-3015-WFN.

United States District Court, E.D. Washington.

November 3, 2004.

 

Noreen H. Wynne, Clayton, WA, pro se.
John Strother Moore, Jr., Velikanje, Moore & Shore PS, Yakima, WA, Louise Roselle, Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley Co., Stanley M Chesley, Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley Co., Cincinnati, OH, William Randolph Squires, III, Summit Law Group PLLC, James Albert Oliver, David Elliot Breskin, Short, Cressman & Burgess PLLC, Steve W. Berman, Hagens Berman LLP, Tom H. Foulds, Tom Foulds Law Office, Seattle, WA, Kevin T. Van Wart, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL, William D. Vines, III, Butler Vines & Babb, Knoxville, TN, Gary A. Praglin, Girardi & Keese, Walter J. Lack, Elizabeth L. Crooke, Brian D. Depew, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, Los Angeles, CA, Joseph L. Dunn, Robinson, Phillips & Calcagnie, Newport Beach, CA, Nancy Malee Oreskovich, Nancy Oreskovich Law Office, Beverly Hills, CA, Richard C. Eymann, Steven Lawrence Jones, Eymann, Allison, Fennessy, Hunter & Jones PS, Spokane, WA, Scott A. Johnson, Todd M. Johnson, Johnson Law Group LLP, Minnetonka, MN, Carmela M. Destito-Buttice, Walla Walla, WA, Monica Mitchell, Law Offices of Tom H. Foulds, Flintridge, CA, Kendall S. Zylstra, Berger & Montague, Philadelphia, PA, John Bergland, Roy S. Haber PC, Michael D. Axline, University of Oregon Law School, Eugene, OR, John C. Moore, Tim Quenelle, Moore Law Group PC, Lake Oswego, OR, Michael H. Bloom, Bloom & Schuckman PC, Portland, OR, for Plaintiffs.
David Florian Jurca, Helsell Fetterman LLP, John D. Aldock, Shea & Gardner, Washington, DC, Leslie M. Smith, Marchell M. Michael, Kevin T. Van Wart, Michelle Browdy, Joseph Russell, Carrie Groskopf, Timothy A. Duffy, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL, Robert M. Loewen, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Newport Beach, CA, Donald A. Bright, Thomas H. Reilly, Atlantic Richfield Co., Los Angeles, CA, William Randolph Squires, III, Summit Law Group PLLC, David M. Bernick, U.S. Department Of Justice, Washington, DC, for Defendants.
William M. Krause, Lane, Powell, Spears & Lubersky LLP, Seattle, WA, for Amicus.
Gary Neil Bloom, Harbaugh and Bloom, Duane Michael Swinton, Daniel E. Finney, Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, Spokane, WA, for Intervenors.

 

 

ORDER RE: PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT — ABNORMALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY
NIELSEN, Senior District Judge.
This Order relates to: All Cases
At the tenth status conference on October 28, 2004, the Court reserved ruling on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment — Abnormally Dangerous Activity, filed September 9, 2004 (Ct.Rec.1564). Argument was presented by Peter Nordberg for the Plaintiffs and William (Randy) Squires for the Defendants.1
The Court has reviewed the file, all materials submitted on the Motion, considered the oral arguments of counsel, and is fully informed. For the reasons stated below, the Motion is granted.

I. DISCUSSION

The Plaintiffs’ Motion requires the Court to determine whether the chemical separation that occurred in the Hanford plutonium production process is an abnormally dangerous activity. The chemical separation created radioactive I-131 that was released into the air by Defendants

Erika Jayne (AKA Erika Girardi) Singer at “Pride” Political Donations (TLR Note: Notice No Donation to Prop 8, Yet a Donation to a Canidate in Arizona)

GIRARDI ERIKA: Political Donations

Name City State Zip Occupation Date Amount Committee
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 N/A/Recording Artist 2008-08-08 222 KIRKPATRICK FOR ARIZONA
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2008-07-31 222 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self/Entertainer 2008-07-22 2,300 BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT, INC.
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2008-05-31 28,500 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF/ENTERTAINER 2008-04-08 1,000 CITIZENS FOR HARKIN
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Erika Girardi/Singer/Recording Arti 2008-01-22 5,000 VOTER EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION FUND
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self/Recording Artist 2008-01-07 10,000 NEVADA STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2007-11-29 2,300 FRIENDS FOR HARRY REID
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2007-11-29 2,300 FRIENDS FOR HARRY REID
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2007-11-12 4,600 LINDSEY GRAHAM FOR SENATE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2007-11-12 2,300 LINDSEY GRAHAM FOR SENATE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2007-09-25 2,300 RICHARDSON FOR PRESIDENT INC.
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2007-09-25 2,300 RICHARDSON FOR PRESIDENT INC.
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/RECORDING ARTIST 2007-08-21 28,500 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Recording Artist 2007-07-30 1,000 CITIZENS FOR WATERS
Girardi, Erika Ms. Los Angeles CA 90017 Self employed/Recording Artist 2007-06-28 2,300 OBAMA FOR AMERICA
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self Employed/Actress 2007-06-26 5,000 BORN FIGHTING PAC
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF EMPLOYED/ACTRESS/RECORDING ART 2007-04-01 2,300 FRIENDS OF BARBARA BOXER
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF EMPLOYED/ACTRESS 2007-02-21 2,300 FRIENDS OF BARBARA BOXER
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Erika Girardi/Actress 2006-12-18 3,500 HISPANIC UNITY USA
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF EMPLOYED/ACTRESS 2006-10-22 1,000 WHITEHOUSE FOR SENATE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self/Actress 2006-09-30 2,000 HAFEN FOR CONGRESS
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Erika Girardi/Actress 2006-09-30 2,100 COMMITTEE TO RE-ELECT LORETTA SANCHEZ
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 n/a/Homemaker 2006-09-28 5,000 VOTER EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION FUND
GIRARDI, ERIKA MRS LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF/ACTRESS 2006-07-17 2,100 FRIENDS OF MARIA
GIRARDI, ERIKA MRS LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF/ACTRESS 2006-07-17 2,100 FRIENDS OF MARIA
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 N/A/Actress 2006-06-26 2,100 ELLEN SIMON FOR CONGRESS
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF EMPLOYED/ACTRESS 2006-06-15 2,000 BOB CASEY FOR PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 N/A 2006-06-01 10,000 DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF CA – FEDERAL
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self-Employed/Actress 2006-03-28 2,100 FRIENDS OF JUAN VARGAS
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 2006-03-21 2,100 HAROLD FORD JR FOR TENNESSEE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 2006-03-21 400 HAROLD FORD JR FOR TENNESSEE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 NONE/HOMEMAKER 2006-03-13 2,000 MATT BROWN FOR US SENATE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/ACTRESS 2005-12-10 2,100 KENNEDY FOR SENATE 2012
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF-EMPLOYED/ACTRESS 2005-12-10 1,900 KENNEDY FOR SENATE 2012
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self/Actress 2005-12-02 2,100 MADRID FOR CONGRESS
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self/Actress 2005-12-02 2,100 MADRID FOR CONGRESS
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF/ACTRESS 2005-10-14 2,100 FRIENDS OF HILLARY
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF/ACTRESS 2005-10-14 2,100 FRIENDS OF HILLARY
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF/ACTRESS 2005-09-30 2,000 MORRISON FOR MONTANA INC
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Actress 2005-09-28 1,000 BRALEY FOR CONGRESS
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 SELF EMPLOYED/ACTRESS 2005-08-30 2,000 BOB CASEY FOR PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 HOMEMAKER 2005-06-30 2,100 BILL NELSON FOR U S SENATE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ENTERTAINER 2005-06-30 2,100 CITIZENS FOR BIDEN
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ENTERTAINER 2005-06-30 2,100 CITIZENS FOR BIDEN
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 HOMEMAKER 2005-06-30 2,100 BILL NELSON FOR U S SENATE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 n/a/Homemaker 2004-11-04 5,000 VOTER EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION FUND
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 2004-06-30 2,000 SALAZAR FOR SENATE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 2004-06-30 2,000 SALAZAR FOR SENATE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2004-06-30 25,000 BOXER / DSCC ’04
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2004-06-30 2,000 LEAHY FOR U.S. SENATOR COMMITTEE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2004-06-30 2,000 OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2004-06-30 2,000 OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2004-06-30 2,000 LEAHY FOR U.S. SENATOR COMMITTEE
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self Employed/Actress 2004-06-30 2,000 SCHIFF FOR CONGRESS
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2004-06-30 2,000 FRIENDS OF BYRON DORGAN
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2004-06-29 4,000 FRIENDS OF CHRIS DODD
Girardi, Erika Los Angeles CA 90017 Self employed/Actress 2003-03-31 2,000 GEPHARDT FOR PRESIDENT INC.
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 ACTRESS 2002-11-04 1,000 ERSKINE BOWLES FOR US SENATE
GIRARDI, ERIKA LOS ANGELES CA 90017 2002-11-01 1,000 RON KIRK FOR U S SENATE

Erika Jayne (AKA Erika Girardi) Zero Contributions Against Proposition 8 — No Contributions Found Also Under Erika Girardi, Erika Lynn, EJ Global

Erika Jayne (AKA Erika Girardi) Proposition 8 Contributions = No Records Found (TLR Note: post XMAS LAMBDA LEGAL to be notified)

Note: This database was updated 2/4/2009 with new records. These include itemized contributions donated between 10/19/2008 and 12/31/2008 as reported to the California Secretary of State.

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Girardi & Keese’s Tom Girardi’s Fiasco (TLR Notes: 1- Kudos to Roger Grace of Metropolitan News-Enterprise 2- Boxing events also tacky for IALA )

Please see complete article @:
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2011/perspectives122011.htm

GIRADI OFFENDS: Greene and his orchestra and chorus also performed on the night of Dec. 6 at the Biltmore Hotel. The entertainment was no doubt first rate, but the concert is not what was being talked about in the days that followed.

The performance was at the 18th annual “Supreme Court Night” staged by the Italian American Lawyers Assn. Putting aside the musical presentation, the event was, according to the numerous accounts I’ve heard, a fiasco.

My wife and I weren’t there. This year’s president has set all meetings outside the usual, comfortable venue, Casa Italiana, east of Chinatown. He has partially subsidized the costs of the meals, and has brought in high-priced performers. The problem is: the Italian American Lawyers Assn. has not really been in existence during 2011. My wife and I have avoided meetings of what has been, this year, the Tom Girardi Club.

Meaningfully absent from the IALA meeting was former U.S. District Judge George Schiavelli who, each year for a good long time, has coordinated the meetings with the Supreme Court and emceed the event. This year, the former IALA president was shunted to the side.

When Malcolm Lucas was chief justice, each member of the court came to the mike and said a few words. Ron George, as chief, preferred to do all the talking, himself, but introduced each colleague present. This year, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye was primed to offer remarks and introduce associate justices, but the program dragged on, she had to catch a plane, and she asked Justice Marvin Baxter to fill in for her.

He was not called upon to do so. The Supreme Court was never lent recognition at “Supreme Court Night.”

So much for protocol.

What was to become a topic of conversation at courtrooms and bar meetings was the screening of a video. Girardi, I’m told, announced he wanted to show something shot that day that was 4½ minutes.

What was beamed on the screens was a woman, scantily clad, gyrating. One person who was present says she was wearing “too-short pants and a too-brief top.”

Another person in attendance describes the video as “rock and soft porn.”

Set at a smoke-filled party, the video, if I’m correctly advised, includes a woman partyer pouring liquor on a man’s bare chest and lapping it up.

The performer seen provocatively gyrating was Girardi’s wife, Erika, AKA Erika Jayne.

The video came under discussion last week at a Los Angeles County Bar Assn. section executive committee meeting. A member who was at the screening alluded to Erika Girardi’s skimpy attire and quipped that her husband needs to increase her clothing allowance.

Another member of the committee sought to mimic Erika Girardi by standing, turning her back, and raising one side of her rump with a jolt. The inappropriateness was appalling but brief.

The video Tom Girardi showed was 4½ minutes.

Even Tom Girardi should have known better than to display a raunchy video at a meeting at which members of the state’s highest court were present.

Of course, good judgment would have precluded showing it at any bar meeting.

Or, for that matter, anywhere.

Some members will treasure the past year as the group’s “Camelot,” during which a benefactor treated members to largely subsided meals at swank places and to free concerts. The more discerning will recall this year as one in which the group, formed in 1977, temporarily went out of existence.

Deputy Attorney General Steve Mesi will be sworn in as president on Jan. 28 at the San Antonio Winery, and the Italian American Lawyers Assn. will spring back into being. Normalcy, it is anticipated, will be restored.

Related stories @:
http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2010/12/20/corrigendum-to-kastigar-evidentiary…

And @:

http://lesliebrodie.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/does-iala-italian-american-lawye…

AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT — Horizon Anti-Trust — Of Interest Walter Lack (of In Re Girardi), Eric George (Son of Ronald George)

IN RE HAWAIIAN & GUAMANIAN CABOTAGE ANTITRUST — Of Interest are Thomas Girardi and Walter Lack (of In Re Girardi), Eric George (Son of Ronald George), Joe Cotchett, Gilmur Murray (of Judy Johnson’s CCPF)

IN RE HAWAIIAN & GUAMANIAN CABOTAGE ANTITRUST

647 F.Supp.2d 1250 (2009)

In re HAWAIIAN & GUAMANIAN CABOTAGE ANTITRUST LITIGATION.
This Document Relates to: All Cases.
No. 08-md-1972 TSZ.
United States District Court, W.D. Washington, at Seattle.

August 18, 2009.

Allen Steyer, Simon R. Goodfellow, Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP, Laurence D. King, Linda M. Fong, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, Bruce L. Simon, Clifford H. Pearson, Daniel Warshaw, Esther L. Kilsura, Pearson Simon Warshaw & Penny LLP, Guido Saveri, Richard Alexander Saveri, Saveri & Saveri Inc., Joseph M. Alioto, Alioto Law Firm, Christopher L. Lebsock, Jon T. King, Michael Lehmann, Arthur N. Bailey, Hausfeld LLP, Craig C. Corbitt, Francis Onofrei Scarpulla, Patrick Bradford Clayton, Zelle Hofmann Voelbel Moason & Gette LLP, Joseph Marid Patane, Law Office of Joseph M. Patane, Lauren Clare Russell, Mario Nunzio Alioto, Trump Alioto Trump & Prescott LLP, San Francisco, CA, Dennis Stewart, Jennifer Anne Kagan, Sarah Pickeral Weber, Hullett Harper Stewart LLP, Christopher M. Burke, Scott & Scott LLP, Bonny E. Sweeney, David W. Mitchell, Thomas J. O’Reardon, II, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, San Diego, CA, Jay S. Cohen, Jonathan M. Jagher, William G. Caldes, Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis PC, Anthony J. Bolognese, Bolognese & Associates LLC, Merrill G. Davidoff, Ruthane Gordon, Berger & Montague, PC, Philadelphia, PA, John McCarthy, Somers Point, NJ, John Murdock, Murdock & Goldenberg Schneider & Groh LPA, Cincinnati, OH, Marc Howard Edelson, Edelson & Associates LLC, Doylestown, PA, Philip A. Steinberg, Bala Cynwyd, PA, Kevin Bruce Love, Michael E. Criden, Hanz Criden & Love PA, South Miami, FL, Robert J. Kaplan, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, Seth R. Gassman, Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC, Hollis Lee Salzman, Labaton Sucharow LLP, New York, NY, Glenn J. Stanford, Tam & Stanford, John S. Edmonds, Joy S. Omonaka, Ronald J. Verga, Edmonds & Verga, Honolulu, HI, J. Paul Sizemore, Jennifer Lenze, Thomas V. Girardi, Girardi & Keese, Edward Woords, Drier Stien Kahabrowne Woods George, Walter J. Jack, Engstrom Lipscombe & Lack, Brian S. Kabateck, Richard L. Kellner, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, Peter George Safirstien, Jeff S. Westerman, Milberg, Los Angeles, CA, Steve W. Berman, Anthony D. Shapiro, Ronnie S. Spiegel, Hagens Berman Sobol, Emillia L. Sweeney, Carney Badley Spellman, Seattle, WA, Christina L. Beatty-Walters, N. Robert Stoll, Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting Shlacter, Portland, OR, Ara Ray Jabagchourian, Joseph W. Cotchett, Nanci E. Nishimura, Steven Williams, Stuart G. Gross, Cotchett Pitre Simon and McCarthy, Burlingame, CA, Eric M. George, Michael A. Bowse, Drier Stien Kahan Growne Woods George LLP, Beverly Hills, CA, Norman E. Siegel, Stueve Siegle Hanson LLP, Kansas City, MO, Paul Novak, Milberg LLP, Detroit, MI, John Charles Evans, Specter Specter Evans & Manogue PC, Pittsburgh, PA, Derek G. Howard, Gilmur Roderick Murray, Murray & Howard LLP, Larkspur, CA, Benjamin Doyle Brown, Michael D. Hausfeld, Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll, Washington, DC, William Timothy Needham, Jansen Malloy Needham Morrison & Reinholsten LLP, Eureka, CA, Douglas A. Millen, Robert J. Wozniak, Sreven A. Kanner, Willian H. London, Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC, Bannockburn, IL, Harry Shulman, The Mills Law Firm, San Rafael, CA, Edward L. Birk, Michael B. Bittner, Marks Gray PA, Jacksonville, FL, Michael I. Fistel, Jr., Holzer, Holzer & Fistel, Lie, Atlanta, CA, Daniel C. Hedlund, Gustafson Gluek PLLC, Elizabeth R. Odette, Richard A. Lockridge, W. Joseph Bruckner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, MN, Alex C. Turan, Montura Law Group, Walnut Creek, CA, Donald Chidi Amamgbo, Amamgbo & Associates, Oakland, CA, Reginald Terrell, The Terrell Law Group, Richmond, CA, for Robert H. Steinberg, Acutron, Inc., 50th State Distributors, Inc., Versa Dock Hawaii LLC, Taste of Nature Inc., Next Transportation, LLC, Rhythm of Life Cosmetics Inc., Curtis Brunk, Winkler Woods LLC, Joshua Wagner, E & M International Transport Inc., Laura Cutler, SJ Venture Group LLC, Alpha Freight & Transport International, Inc., Jay Inouye, Brian Foster, Scott Jackson, Ruthanne Jackson.
Michael Cosman, pro se.
Eric Chase Roberson, McGuire Woods, LLP, Jacksonville, FL, for Alpha Freight & Transport International, Inc., Horizon Lines, LLC, Horizon Logistics, LLC, Crowley Maritime Corporation.
George A Nicoud, III, Joel Steven Sanders, Rachel S. Brass, Rebecca Justice Lazarus, Darin M. Sands, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, San Francisco, CA, Amy B. Manning, Angelo M. Russo, Richard J. Rappaport, Tammy L. Adkins, Mcguire Woods, Chicago, IL, Craig D. Bachman, Lane Powell, Portland, OR, Darrel Christopher Menthe, Mcguire Woods LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Larry Steven Gangnes, Milo Petranovich, James B. Stoetzer, Lane Powell PC, Seattle, WA, James W McCready, III, Seipp Flick & Kissane, Miami, FL, Cristine M. Russell, Rogers Towers, PA, James M. Riley, Rogers Towers, PA, Scott David Richburg, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Jacksonville, FL, Timothy Joseph Armstrong, Coral Gables, FL, for Matson Navitgation Co Inc., Alexander & Baldwin Inc., Horizon Lines, LLC, Horizon Lines Holding Co., Crowley Maritime Corporation, Sea Star Lines, LLC, Trailer Bridge, Inc., Crowley Liner Services, Inc.
Brent Snyder, John Terzaken, III, Michael L. Whitlock, U.S. Dept of Justice, Anittrust Division, National Criminal Enforcement Section, Washington, DC, for John Terzaken.

THOMAS S. ZILLY, District Judge.

THIS MATTER comes before the Court on defendants’ joint motion, docket no. 86, to dismiss the Consolidated Class Action Complaint, docket no. 69 (the “Consolidated Complaint”), pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6). The Court has reviewed all papers filed in support of and in opposition to the motion and has considered the oral arguments of counsel presented on July 29, 2009.

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In re TOYOTA MOTOR CORP. UNINTENDED ACCELERATION — Of Interest are Thomas Girardi (of In Re Girardi), Eric George (Son of Ronald George), Gilmur Murray (of Judy Johnson’s CCPF)

IN RE TOYOTA MOTOR CORP.

754 F.Supp.2d 1208 (2010)

In re TOYOTA MOTOR CORP. UNINTENDED ACCELERATION MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES, AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
This document relates to: All personal liability/wrong death cases.
Case No. 8:10ML 02151 JVS (FMOx).
United States District Court, C.D. California.

December 9, 2010.

Andrea Bierstein, Clinton B. Fisher, Jayne Conroy, Mitchell M. Breit, Paul J. Hanly, Jr., Thomas I. Sheridan, III, Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP, Michael A. London, Douglas & London, Chaim B. Book, Moskowitz Book & Walsh, LLP, Patrick J. Sheehan, Joe R. Whatley, Jr., Edith M. Kallas, Shujah A. Awan, Whatley Drake & Kallas LLC, Hunter J. Shkolnik, Reingold Valet Rheingold Shkolnik & McCartney, Anita Magdalena Jaskot, Robert Michael Brill, Law Offices of Robert M. Brill, Ted Trief, Arlene Stevens, Trief & Olk, Jeremy Nathan Nash, Jill Sharyn Abrams, Orin Robert Kurtz, Abbey Spanier Rodd & Abrams, LLP, Wendy R. Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, New York, NY, Daniel H. Chang, Diversity Law Group APC, Edward Wonkyu Choi, Choi & Associates Law Offices, Gretchen M. Nelson, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, Thomas Vincent Girardi, Girardi & Keese, Dana B. Taschner, Lanier Law Firm, Marc M. Seltzer, Ryan C. Kirkpatrick, Steven G. Sklaver, Susman Godfrey LLP, Brian R. Strange, Gretchen Carpenter, John Peter Ohanesian, Strange and Carpenter, Lionel Zevi Glancy, Michael M. Goldberg, Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, Mark John Geragos, Shelley Kaufman, Tamar G. Arminak, Geragos & Geragos, Lee M. Gordon, Elaine T. Byszewski, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Edward A. Woods, Eric M. George, Michael A. Bowse, Browne Woods George LLP, Joel E. Elkins, Jordan L. Lurie, Weiss and Lurie, Christopher M. Burke, Hal D. Cunningham, Scott & Scott LLP, Jerome L. Ringler, Paul Alvarez, Paul G. Szumiak, Thomas A. Kearney, Ringler Kearney Alvare, Roger A. Cerda, Alston & Bird LLP, Los Angeles, CA, David C. Wright, Jae Kook Kim, Kristy M. Arevalo, Richard D. McCune, Jr., McCune Wright LLP, Redlands, CA, Derek Yeats Brandt, Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, East Alton, IL, Peter J. Cambs, Jordan Lucas Chaikin, Bonita Springs, FL, Fred R. Rosenthal, Lisa M. Hasselman, Steve W. Berman, Barbara M. Mahoney, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Rachel S. Black, Susman Godfrey LLP, Seattle, WA, Behram V. Parekh, Heather Marie Peterson, Michael L. Kelly, Kirtland and Packard, El Segundo, CA, Ben Barnow, Barnow & Associates PC, Kenneth A. Wexler, Wexler Wallace LLP, Aaron J. Bryant, The Bryant Law Group, Chicago, IL, Gene J. Stonebarger, Stonebarger Law, APC, Folsom, CA, David M. Arbogast, Jeffrey K. Berns, Arbogast & Berns LLP, Woodland Hills, CA, H. Scott Leviant, Ira R. Spiro, Spiro Moss LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Daniel S. Robinson, Karren Schaeffer, Michelle M. West, Scot D. Wilson, Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson, James B. Hardin, Adam T. Hoover, Marc G. Reich, Reich Radcliffe & Kuttler LLP, Newport Beach, CA, Thomas Joseph O’Reardon, II, Timothy G. Blood, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP, Samuel M. Ward, Stephen R. Basser, Barrack Rodos & Bacine, Alan M. Mansfield, The Consumer Law Group, Daniel J. Mulligan, Thomas A. Jenkins, Jenkins Mulligan & Gabriel LLP, Georgiy B. Lyudyno, Ronald A. Marron, Ronald A. Marron Law Offices APLC, James Robert Hail, John A. Lowther, IV, William James Doyle, II, Doyle Lowther, San Diego, CA, Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., Jennifer L. Crose, June Anne Oswald, Darryl James Becnel, Salvadore Christina, Jr., Becnel Law Firm LLC, Reserve, LA, Diane Kay Zink, Attorney at Law, Robert M. Becnel, Law Offices of Robert M. Becnel, Christopher Devon Becnel, Becnel Law Firm, LLC, Laplace, LA, Camilo Kossy Salas, III, Salas LC, Cayce Christian Peterson, Hugh Palmer Lambert, Linda Jane Nelson, Lambert & Nelson, Matthew B Moreland, Matthew B. Moreland, Attorney at Law, Lawrence J. Centola, III, Scott R. Bickford, Martzell & Bickford, Patrick J. O’Cain, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, Stephen J. Herman, Herman Gerel LLP, Dawn M. Barrios, Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteis, New Orleans, LA, John Francis Nevares, John F. Nevares Attorney at Law, Ricardo L. Ortiz-Colon, Fiddler, Gonzalez & Rodriguez, San Juan, PR, Lance August Harke, Harke & Clasby, John Hasan Ruiz, Joseph Lawrence McGuinness, Miami, FL, J. Andrew Meyer, Tamra Carsten Givens, Morgan & Morgan, PA, Tampa, FL, Scott W. Weinstein, Morgan & Morgan PA, Ft. Myers, FL, Andres A. Alonso, Jerrold S. Parker, Melanie H. Muhlstock, David Bruce Krangle, Great Neck, NY, Benjamin L. Bailey, Eric B. Snyder, Robert P. Lorea, Rodney Arthur Smith, Bailey & Glasser LLP, Edgar F. Heiskell, III, Edgar F. Heiskell Attorney at Law, Harry F. Bell, Jr., The Bell Law Firm, Charleston, WV, Mark S. Baumkel, Bingham Farms, MI, Gerarld J. Rodos, Jeffrey B. Gittleman, Mark R. Rosen, Leonard Barrack, Lisa M. Lamb, Barrack Rodos and Bacine, Jeffrey L. Osterwise, Jon J. Lambiras, Sherrie R. Savett, Berger & Montague PC, Larry Pitt, Larry Pitt & Associates PC, Brian J. McCormick, Jr., Sheller PC, Leonard V. Fodera, Louis Todd Silverman, Michael Phillip Lalli, Silverman & Fodera PC, Arnold Levin, Daniel C. Levin, Levin Fishbein Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia, PA, Arthur Camden Lewis, Keith M. Babcock, John S. Simmons, Lewis & Babcock LLP, Columbia, SC, Thomas J. Murray, Thomas J Murray & Associates Inc., James L. Murray, John T. Murray, Dennis E. Murray, Jr., Margaret M. Murray, Murray & Murray, Sandusky, OH, Elizabeth Joan Cabraser, Nimish R. Desai, Robert J. Nelson, Todd A. Walburg, Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein LLP, Rosemary M. Rivas, Tracy Tien, Finkelstein Thompson LLP, Derek G. Howard, Gilmur R. Murray, Brad Yamauchi, Jack W. Lee, Minami Tamaki LLP, Cadio Zirpoli, Guido Saveri, Melissa C. Shapiro, R. Alexander Saveri, Saveri & Saveri Inc., San Francisco, CA, Christopher David Stock, Robert Alan Steinberg, Stanley M. Chesley, Wilbert Benjamin Markovits, Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley, Cincinnati, OH, James E Cecchi, Lindsey H. Taylor, Carella Byrne Bain Gilfillan Cecchi Stewart and Olstein, Roseland, NJ, Charles T. Lester, Jr., Eric C. Deters, Eric C. Deters & Associates PSC, Independence, KY, Ralph K. Phalen, Ralph K. Phalen Law PC, Jose M. Bautista, Robert C. Sullivan, Sullivan Bautista Morgan Allen & Chronic LLC, Shawn Gayland Foster, Davis, Bethune & Jones, LLC, Bradley D. Kuhlman, Chad Cameron Lucas, Kuhlman Law Firm, LLC, Kansas City, MO, W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, Fletcher V. Trammell, Bailey Perrin Bailey, Robert S. Safi, Susman Godfrey LLP, Edward Morgan Carstarphen, III, Ellis Carstarphen et al., Houston, TX, Donald C. Coggins, Jr., John Belton White, Jr., Harrison White Smith and Coggins, Spartanburg, SC, Mark J. Tamblyn, Neha Duggal, Wexler Wallace LLP, C. Brooks Cutter, Stuart C. Talley, Kershaw Cutter & Ratinoff, Sacramento, CA, Bruce W. Steckler, Denyse F. Clancy, Renee M. Melancon, Baron & Budd PC, Dallas, TX, Jennifer K. Berg, Baron & Budd PC, Beverly Hills, CA, Laura L. Singletary, Mary Nell Bennett, Richard Joseph Arsenault, James R. Whaley, John Randall Whaleym, Michael S. Koch, Neblett Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, LA, John R. Climaco, Patrick G. Warner, Climaco Lefkowitz Peca Wilcox and Garofoli, Frank E. Piscitelli, Jr., Frank E. Piscitelli Co. LLPA, D. Scott Kalish, Frank E. Piscitelli Jr., James L. Deese, Cleveland, OH, Brian W. Smith, Smith & Vanture LLP, West Palm Beach, FL, Thomas D. Mauriello, Mauriello Law Firm, San Clemente, CA, W. Daniel Miles, III, Timothy R. Fiedler, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC, Montgomery, AL, Gordon M. Fauth, Jr., Litigation Law Group, Alameda, CA, Amy M. Wilkins, Robert B. Carey, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Phoenix, AZ, Leif Garrison, Carey Law Firm, Colorado Springs, CO, Jerry K. Cimmet, Jerry K. Cimmet Law Offices, San Mateo, CA, John M. Kelson, John M. Kelson Law Office, Oakland, CA, J. Gerard Stranch, IV, Joe P. Leniski, Michael G. Stewart, Steven J. Simerlein, Branstetter Stranch & Jennings PLLC, Jonathan P. Farmer, Jones Hawkins & Farmer PLC, Nashville, TN, Amanda M. Williams, Daniel E. Gustafson, Karla M. Gluek, Gustafson Gluek PLLC, Charles S Zimmerman, Zimmerman Reed PLLP, Robert K. Shelquist, Yvonne M. Flaherty, Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP, Minneapolis, MN, James E. Carter, James E. Carter and Associates, LLC, Savannah, GA, Jon E. Ingram, Jr., Thomas W. Tucker, Tucker Everitt Long Brewton & Lanier PC, Augusta, GA, Doris A. Kim, Mark K. Gray, Matthew L. White, Franklin Gray & White, Gary M. Weiss, Joseph Allan Cobb, Weiss & Cobb Attorneys at Law, Louisville, KY, Frank Piscitelli, Mony Financial Services, Purchase, NY, J. Burton Leblanc, IV, Baron & Budd PC, Baton Rouge, LA, Russell A. Wood, Wood Law Office, P.A., Russellville, AR, Douglas Scott Lyons, Lyons & Farrar PA, Phillip Timothy Howard, Howard & Associates PA, Tallahassee, FL, Norwood Sherman Wilner, Wilner Block PA, Jacksonville, FL, Howard Weil Rubinstein, Law Office of Howard W. Rubinstein, Aspen, CO, Bryan August Pfleeger, Ronald J. Favre, Waldon Michael Hingle, Michael Hingle & Associates, Inc., Slidell, LA, Brian Nolan Mazzola, Law Offices of Brian N. Mazzola PLLC, Beaumont, TX, Dianne M. Nast, Erin C. Burns, Roda & Nast, Lancaster, PA, William A. Riback, William Riback LLC, Haddonfield, NJ, Delana S. Sanders, Justin A. Sanders, The Sanders Law Firm, Covington, KY, Kenneth S. Canfield, Ralph I. Knowles, Robert E. Sanders, Robert E. Shields, W. Matthew Nakajima, Doffermyre, Shields, Canfield & Knowles, LLC, Atlanta, GA, David Pastor, Gilman and Pastor LLP, Patrick T. Jones, Peter J. Schneider, Cooley, Manion, Moore & Jones, PC, Howard Friedman, Law Offices of Howard Friedman, P.C., Boston, MA, Thomas E. Clary, III, Glassman Edwards Wade & Wyatt, P.C., Memphis, TN, Patricia Ann Meester, Franklin D. Azar & Associates PC, Pueblo, CO, Franklin D. Azar, Jason B. Wesoky, Nathan Axvig, Franklin D. Azar & Associates PC, Aurora, CO, Philip Burton Green, Kailua-Kona, HI, William G. Azar, Azar & Schlehofer, P.C., Anchorage, AK, Anthony Martin Urie, Shoreline, WA, Joseph W. Price, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA, Stacey Tjon Bossart, Solberg Stewart Miller and Tjon, Fargo, ND, Martha K. Wivell, Sheller PC, Cook, MN, Sharon L. Van Dyck, Van Dyck Law Firm, PLLC, St. Louis Park, MN, Kevin Bruce Love, Criden & Love PA, South Miami, FL, Jason Saul Remer, Remer & Georges-Pierre PLLC, North Miami, FL, Garrett D. Blanchfield Jr., Roberta A. Yard, Reinhardt Wendorf and Blanchfield, Gino F. Battisi, Foley and Mansfield PLLP, Joseph V. Neill, St. Paul, MN, Andrew E. Bederman, Greenberg and Bederman LLP, Silver Spring, MD, Benjamin F. Johns, Joseph G. Sauder, Matthew D. Schelkopf, Chimicles & Tikellis, LLP, Haverford, PA, Charles A. Fiore, Williamstown, NJ, Francis Christopher Porada, Berenbaum Weinshienk PC, Denver, CO, Ann E. Brown-Graff, Brad J. Brady, Larry D. Helvey, Matthew L. Preston, Brady & O’Shea PC, Cedar Rapids, IA, Christopher P. Welsh, Welsh Welsh Law Firm, Omaha, NE, Donald H. Slavik, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Milwaukee, WI, Fred Sehultz, Greene, Schultz Law Firm, Bloomington, IN, William A. Cohan, William A. Cohan Law Offices, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, James C. Shah, Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah LLP, Media, PA, William A. Riback, William Riback LLC, Haddonfield, NJ, B. Keith Williams, James R. Stocks, Lannom & Williams, Lebanon, TN, Jud Patterson, Luxon & Patterson, Richmond, KY, Ronald Lee Burdge, Burdge Law Office, Elizabeth Ahern Wells, Dayton, OH, Lucien C. Gwin, III, Gwin, Lewis & Punches, Natchez, MS, for Plaintiffs.
Andrew B. Cooke, Flaherty Sensabaugh & Bonasso, Rebecca A. Betts, David B. Thomas, Nicholas S. Johnson, Allen Guthrie McHugh and Thomas, Elizabeth L. Taylor, Flaherty Sensabaugh & Bonasso, Charleston, WV, Anne O. Hanna, Vincent Galvin, Jr., Bowman and Brooke LLP, San Jose, CA, Craig Carpenito, Judith Anna Amorosa, Karl Geercken, Kristin Ann Meister, Matthew Carl Decker, Alston & Bird, LLP, New York, NY, Cari K. Dawson, Derin B. Dickerson, Kyle G.A. Wallace, Alston & Bird LLP, Andrew T. Bayman, King and Spalding LLP, Kara Kennedy, Scott Austin Elder, Alston & Bird, LLP, Harold E. Franklin, Jr., Atlanta, GA, Clem C. Trischler, James F. Marrion, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Paula J. Allan, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, Pittsburgh, PA, Daniel W. Olivas, J. Randolph Bibb, Jr., Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., Donna L. Roberts, Stephen H. Price, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Nashville, TN, Gregory A. Harrison, Andrew R. Kwiatkowski, Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh, Dinsmore & Shohl, Chad Michael Sizemore, Jason A. Golden, Kelly Maria Carbetta Scandy, Kelly C. Scandy, Kimberly Vanover Riley, Montgomery Rennie & Jonson, Cincinnati, OH, James Karl Viehman, Hartline Dacus et al., Charles Glen Morris, Darren McCarty, Alston & Bird LLP, Dallas, TX, John D. Arya, Lisa Gilford, Rachel Aleeza Rappaport, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Roger A. Cerda, Stephanie Ann Jones, Alston & Bird LLP, James J. Yukevich, Raymond H. Hua, Alexander G. Calfo, Yukevich Calfo and Cavanaugh, Los Angeles, CA, Kathryn Ashley Meyers, Michael Ross Tein, Lewis Tein PL, Coconut Grove, FL, Mary Michelle Kranzow, William Francis Auther Bowman & Brooke LLP, Phoenix, AZ, Patrick Darrow Wilson, Edwin L. Lowther, Jr., Wright Lindsey and Jennings, Little Rock, AR, Paul J. Osowski, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Charlotte, NC, Ross W. Johnson, Faegre & Benson LLP, Des Moines, IA, Steven A. McKelvey, William H. Latham, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Angela Gilbert Strickland, Pamela J. Roberts, Bowman & Brooke LLP, Columbia, SC, Todd E. Kennedy, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Greg W. Marsh, Law Offices of Greg W. Marsh, Todd E. Kennedy, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Las Vegas, NV, C. Brandon Wisoff, Douglas R. Young, Farella Braun and Martel LLP, San Francisco, CA, Bridget M. Ahmann, Demoya R. Gordon, Faegre & Benson LLP, Bard D. Borkon, Douglas L. Pfeifer, Bowman & Brooke LLP, Carrie L. Hund, Bassford Remele, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Charles A. Getto, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A., Holly P. Smith, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, MO, Colvin Gamble Norwood, Jr., Henri Wolbrette, III, Jose L. Barro, III, Mark N. Bodin, Patrick J. O’Cain, Lorraine Perkins Mclnnis, McGlinchey Stafford Lang, PLLC, New Orleans, LA; Dennis P. Ziemba, Edward A. Gray, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, Philadelphia, PA, David L. Ayers, Todd Jefferson Hartley, Jennifer Ann Rogers, Watkins & Eager, David Lawrence Ayers, Jackson, MS, David T. Schaefer, Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville, KY, De Martenson, Huie Fernambucq & Stewart LLP, Birmingham, AL, Joel A. Dewey, Kelly M. Marzullo, DLA Piper U.S. LLP, Baltimore, MD, Jonathan Hale Claydon, Jose A. Isasi, Jose Antonio Isasi II, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Charles Scott Ofstein, Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC, Gerald Geary, Pappas Hubbard O’Connor Fildes Secaras, PC, Jose Antonio Isasi, II, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Mark Howard Boyle, Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC, Chicago, IL, Karoline E. Jackson, Michael Rosiello, T. Joseph Wendt, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Nicholas C. Pappas, Richelle M. Harris, Frost Brown Todd LLC, India-napolis IN, Lee A. Rosenthal, Dinsmore & Shohl, Lexington, KY, Ricardo L. Ortiz-Colon, Roberto A. Camara-Fuertes, Fiddler, Gonzalez & Rodriguez, San Juan, PR, Sarah C. McBride, Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., Knoxville, TN, David J. Williams, Stoel Rives, Salt Lake City, UT, John A.K. Grunert, James M. Campbell, Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy, P.C., Boston, MA, John W. Knottnerus, Philip A. Rush, Martin Bischoff Templeton Langslet & Hoffman, Portland, OR, Regina M. Rodriguez, Faegre & Benson, LLP, Denver, CO, Robert L. Blank, Jared Smith, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, PA, Tampa, FL, Steven Robert Kramer, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott LLC, White Plains, NY, Thomas P. Branigan, Bowman & Brooke, Troy, MI, B. Timothy Durick, Pearce & Duriek, Bismarck, ND, Bruce S. Terlep, David J. Riski, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Lisle, IL, Gene R. Ward, Demars Hornblower Manning & Ward, Corpus Christi, TX, John B. Thorsness, Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness, LLC, Anchorage, AK, Jon Barry Waldorf, Mark W. Skanes, The Rose Law Firm, PLLC, Albany, NY, Julian G. Senior, O’Hagan Spencer, LLP, Manhattan Beach, CA, Nicholas Thomas Moraites, William Dean Ledoux, Jr., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, Washington, DC, Sheree A. Kon-Herrera, Fukunaga Matayoshi Hershey Ching & Kop, Honolulu, HI, Tracy M. Jenks, Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, Albuquerque, NM, William E. Schaefer, Law Office of John P. Hendrzak, Center Valley, PA, for Defendants.

Sempra/El Paso Antitrust Litigation — of interest are: DLA Piper’s Jeffrey Shohet (DLA Piper — Abode of CaliforniaALL),Walter Lack (of In Re Girardi) and Nancy Fineman (of Cal Bar Foundation)

El Paso’s $1.7 billion settlement — SF Gate Thursday, March 20, 2003

Orininally published @:

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El Paso Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 billion to settle lawsuits and end investigations by California entities who alleged the Houston company had manipulated the state’s natural gas market and illegally driven up prices during the energy crisis, sources have told The Chronicle.

While substantial, the settlement is still about $2 billion less than the amount California claims it is owed by El Paso.

In a complaint filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California officials say the state was overcharged $3.7 billion in fraudulently inflated natural gas prices in 2000 and 2001. Under the settlement, California, represented by the state’s Public Utilities Commission,would withdraw that complaint.

An attorney for El Paso — James J. Brosnahan of Morrison & Forrester in San Francisco — referred a telephone call seeking comment to an El Paso spokeswoman. She declined to elaborate beyond statements made by El Paso’s acting chief executive earlier this week.

 

The FERC was scheduled to hold an evidentiary hearing on the California complaint against El Paso next Wednesday, at which one source said extraordinary evidence would be revealed showing that El Paso conspired with its subsidiaries to shorten the supply of natural gas to California.

FERC issued a ruling on Monday in which it said it would make public all evidence gathered during the complaint process. Because the discovery phase in the litigation is still open, the source said, El Paso is concerned about the material’s getting into the record in the legal proceeding and sought to settle the case.

Within the past month, El Paso lost its last legal chance to avoid trial, as the California Supreme Court refused to dismiss the lawsuits against it.

About a dozen public and private California plaintiffs filed lawsuits against El Paso and other companies alleging their natural gas costs had been driven up by a conspiracy to control the pipeline space that delivers gas to California.

The plaintiffs, represented by Joe Cotchett of Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy of Burlingame, included Dry Creek Corp., the parent company of the Gallo wineries based in Modesto. A Dry Creek subsidiary, Gallo Glass, is a major manufacturer of wine bottles and is one of the largest natural gas consumers in the state.

The plaintiffs also included seven California dairies and several cities and counties in Southern California, which were represented by Tom Girardi ( Gerardi  in original) of Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles.

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer helped negotiate and settle the case. Lockyer was said to have personally demanded the provision requiring El Paso executives to forfeit their bonuses.

The lawsuits alleged that El Paso gained a stranglehold on the pipelines that provide gas to California.

By conspiring with its subsidiaries and other companies to acquire a dominant market position in pipeline capacity and raising the costs of transportation, it was able to reap windfall profits for transportation charges, its own profits on natural gas and the profits it earned from generating electricity in California, according to the complaint. El Paso controlled nearly half the gas pipeline capacity that serves California.

11/16/05 — Lockyer’s legal short circuit – Lawsuit during Sempra Energy antitrust trial could benefit donors (TLR Note: Notice gifts from Thomas V. Girardi to Lockyer)

At a critical point in Sempra Energy’s $23 billion antitrust trial, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s office threatened to file a separate lawsuit intended to leverage a settlement that would mean tens of millions of dollars in fees for Lockyer’s longtime political ally and friend Tom Girardi and others on the legal team, lawyers and sources close to the case said.

Girardi, his Los Angeles law firm Girardi & Keese and its employees contributed more than $260,000 to Lockyer’s political campaign between 2001 and 2004 and gave him gifts, including plane trips, sports tickets and $325 in cuff links, according to state documents.

Even as the class-action case against Sempra, which owns the Southern California Gas Co., is being tried in San Diego, Girardi is the key figure in parallel high-stakes mediation talks in which the state stands to gain long-sought concessions that could be worth about $1 billion in Sempra Energy’s energy contract – a settlement that could bring $100 million or more in legal fees to Girardi and other plaintiffs’ attorneys. ……. ……. ……..

Girardi did not return repeated phone calls.

Sempra Energy spokeswoman Jennifer Andrews called the announcement of the lawsuit against the Sempra Energy affiliate, now known as Sempra Commodities, “old news,” adding that the issues in that case already were addressed through a settlement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “The action by the attorney general amounts to no more than commercial blackmail,” Andrews said. “The timing of the action is appalling and irresponsible given the class-action trial under way in San Diego.” Robert E. Cooper, the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher attorney representing Sempra Energy in the class-action trial, said in an interview Monday that there would be no justification for the attorney general to file a lawsuit in San Diego. “Such a lawsuit would be disruptive and designed to influence the jury.” Cooper said outside intervention by Lockyer’s office at this point in the trial would be uncalled for, and that the press attention it would attract would put tremendous public pressure on the jury in a case in which plaintiffs are seeking up to $23 billion in damages. The class-action lawsuit representing most consumers and businesses throughout California alleges a “massive conspiracy” between executives with Sempra Energy and El Paso Natural Gas beginning at a Sept. 15, 1996, meeting in Phoenix to manipulate and limit the supply of natural gas to the state, triggering the energy crisis. El Paso is no longer part of the lawsuit, as part of a broader 2003 settlement.

Pierce O’Donnell, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said he first heard of the state’s threatened lawsuit in the judge’s chambers, and had no independent knowledge of such an action. He emphasized that “the state of California is not a party” to the class-action suit, and also that jurors are sworn not to read newspapers or watch television during the trial.

Sempra Energy in the regulatory filing with the SEC said it anticipated state action if the settlement negotiations broke down. “Based on statements made in the course of these negotiations, it is likely that, if the negotiations are unsuccessful, additional litigation and legal proceedings will be instituted against Sempra Energy and its subsidiaries by the California Attorney General, regulatory agencies and other parties,” the filing said.

Toyota Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit (TLR Note: Ronald George, Eric George, Walter Lack, and In Re Girardi’s Thomas Girardi Connection)

This well-publicized case concerns unintended acceleration of Toyota motor vehicles experienced by consumers throughout the country and worldwide. The complaint alleges that Toyota manufactured and sold tens of millions of cars that used a defective electronic throttle control system. Rather than being safe, these systems resulted in Toyota receiving tens of thousands of complaints from consumers about sudden unintended acceleration that caused property damage, injury and, in some cases, death.

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On May 13, 2011, the Honorable James V. Selna denied Toyota’s motion to dismiss, finding that the plaintiffs have standing to allege economic harm over sudden acceleration defects in Toyota cars based on a diminution in value theory.  Judge Selna held that the plaintiffs had alleged sufficient facts to establish overpayment and/or loss in value of the vehicles.  To view a copy of the Court’s  May 13, 2011 order, click here.

To learn more about the case and view the most recent Complaint, click here.

Rabbi Stan Levy — Bet Tzedek co-founder and Partner at Manatt Phelps & Phillips — Condems Injustice

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Stan Levy, a lawyer with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, sat down with a journalist at the firm’s offices in West Los Angeles on a Monday afternoon earlier this month. At one point during the conversation, Levy threw out a few favorite quotations, one of which concerned the difference between the law and justice.

The quote came from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s 1962 book, “The Prophets.”

“ ‘An act of injustice is condemned not because the law is broken,’ ” Levy said, “ ‘but because a person has been hurt.’ ”

Stan Levy, a lawyer with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, sat down with a journalist at the firm’s offices in West Los Angeles on a Monday afternoon earlier this month. At one point during the conversation, Levy threw out a few favorite quotations, one of which concerned the difference between the law and justice.

The quote came from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s 1962 book, “The Prophets.”

“ ‘An act of injustice is condemned not because the law is broken,’ ” Levy said, “ ‘but because a person has been hurt.’ ”

TLR Note #2:
Care to opine on the Eric George-Thomas Girardi-In re Girardi-Jerome Falk Connection? 60 Days Suspension Scandal? Mistreatment of Christian Phil Kay, Rabbi?

Richard Rothenberg Background (TLR Note: Presumably Relative of “The Banker” Alan Rothenberg Connection to Eric George, Girardi & Keese, Bet Tzedek, — May be of Interest to Legal Scholar Dan Dydzak)

Richard Rothenberg’s Summary

Prior to joining 1CB in July of 2004, Richard Rothenberg had an extensive background in business operations, finance and law. His business and finance work included jobs in business development with Warner Bros., finance with the Walt Disney Company, operations with Launch Media and as a business consultant with Jersey Films. He worked as a litigator for the law firms of Browne, Woods & George and Glancy, Binkow & Goldberg. Mr. Rothenberg has an MBA degree and a JD degree, both from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from Brown University. He is a graduate of the Harvard School (now Harvard Westlake) and participates in its annual alumni fund-raising drive. He has served as a member of the planning committee for the Justice Ball, an annual fundraiser for Bet Tzedek Legal Services. As a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (“MJFF”), he has helped raise over $10 million for the “A Sunny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s” Los Angeles-area fundraisers over the last several years. He has served on the MJFF Patient Council since its inception in March 2009.

Specialties

Private Commercial Banking, Business Development/Sales/Relationship Management, Strategic Planning

Richard Rothenberg’s Experience

Managing Director

1st Century Bank

July 2004Present (7 years 6 months)

Richie Rothenberg works as Managing Director of 1st Century Bank, a private commercial bank located in Century City, where he works extensively with Senior Management and the Private Banking Team to identify and develop customers. He also works closely with and oversees the relationship management of key customers and participates in the strategic growth, direction and development of the company.

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

November 2003July 2004 (9 months)

Attorney with law firm specializing in all areas of commercial litigation. Extensive research and drafting of legal memoranda; drafting of law and motion documents for multi-million dollar contract dispute; making numerous appearances in the United States Bankruptcy Court and Superior Court of California, for, among other things, ex parte application hearings, lead plaintiff appointment hearings and bankruptcy hearings; and preparing business analyses for numerous civil litigation actions.

Attorney

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP

November 2001November 2003 (2 years 1 month)

Attorney with law firm specializing in class action lawsuits for shareholder and consumer fraud. Extensive drafting of legal memoranda and law and motion documents, including class certification motions, oppositions to motions to dismiss, and settlement documents; taking and defending of depositions – in California, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan – of named individual defendants and key witnesses and lead plaintiffs in securities and consumer class action suits; making numerous court appearances in Federal Court in the Central and Northern Districts of California, the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Bankruptcy Court in Illinois, as well as Superior Court of California, for, among others, discovery hearings, complex designation hearings, bankruptcy hearings and lead plaintiff appointment hearings; representing clients in settlement discussions, negotiations and mediations; and preparing business analyses for numerous civil litigation actions.

Vice President, Content (Live Music)

LAUNCH Media

November 2000May 2001 (7 months)

Product Manager for Vans Warped Tour live concert business (over 30 bands & 12 extreme sports athletes in 45 markets.) Developed marketing plan, managed P&L, developed operational budget & forecast for business with over $10 Million in revenues. Negotiated deal points with vendors, including a marketing and ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster. Managed team of employees dedicated to Vans Warped Tour business, including finance, legal, sales, press and marketing teams.

Vice President, Business Development

Digital Brandcasting

June 2000November 2000 (6 months)

Member of transition team to prepare musical artists digital management company (clients including Will Smith and Alanis Morissette , among others) for merger with public and private company prospective partners. Prepared business overview and profile, including financial statements of operations and business valuation. Negotiated terms of sponsorship and programming opportunities for clients. Worked closely with CEO/Founder Ken Hertz

Manager, Business Development

Warner Bros.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TWX; Entertainment industry

February 2000June 2000 (5 months)

Negotiated business deal points and wrote term sheets for content, community and commerce features of Warner Bros.’ entertainment websites (including content deal with Chuck Jones, community deal with Talk City and development of Warner Bros. Live Concert Series). Worked closely with top management in development and implementation of content partnerships and equity investments.

Senior Financial Analyst, Finance and Planning

The Walt Disney Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DIS; Entertainment industry

August 1999January 2000 (6 months)

Strategic planning, research and analysis of Disney Consumer Products business units, focused on the $350 Million licensing business. Prepared board of director meeting notes for consumer products business division. Prepared economic profit models for DCP’s lines of business.

Business Consultant

Jersey Films

January 1999May 1999 (5 months)

Wrote business plan for entertainment Internet venture. Developed business strategies and operations timeline for Internet venture and other Jersey Films new media developments. Worked closely with Jersey Films principals Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher. Received offer of full-time employment.

Summer Associate, New York

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

May 1998August 1998 (4 months)

Researched and wrote legal memoranda, conducted due diligence and drafted documents for corporate practice group. Concentrated on real estate transactions and telecommunications mergers. Maintained direct communication with clients. Received offer of full-time employment in NY & LA offices.

Partnership; 201-500 employees; Law Practice industry

May 1997August 1997 (4 months)

Researched and wrote legal memoranda and supported collective bargaining sessions for labor practice group. Researched and wrote legal points and authorities for high profile civil litigation judgment enforcement. Drafted corporate documents. Received offer to return for 2nd summer.

Law Clerk

Girardi & Keese

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

May 1996May 1997 (1 year 1 month)

Law Clerk to Tom Girardi. Researched and wrote memoranda, wrote papers of law and motion for numerous civil litigation actions.

Richard Rothenberg’s Education

University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business

MBA

19971999

University of Southern California Law School

JD

19951999

Brown University

BA

19851989

Harvard School

19791985

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IN RE HAWAIIAN & GUAMANIAN CABOTAGE ANTITRUST — Of Interest Are Eric George (Son of Ronald George) Walter Lack, Thomas Girardi, Joe Cotchett, Gilmur Murray

IN RE HAWAIIAN & GUAMANIAN CABOTAGE ANTITRUST

647 F.Supp.2d 1250 (2009)

In re HAWAIIAN & GUAMANIAN CABOTAGE ANTITRUST LITIGATION.
This Document Relates to: All Cases.
No. 08-md-1972 TSZ.
United States District Court, W.D. Washington, at Seattle.

August 18, 2009.

Allen Steyer, Simon R. Goodfellow, Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP, Laurence D. King, Linda M. Fong, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, Bruce L. Simon, Clifford H. Pearson, Daniel Warshaw, Esther L. Kilsura, Pearson Simon Warshaw & Penny LLP, Guido Saveri, Richard Alexander Saveri, Saveri & Saveri Inc., Joseph M. Alioto, Alioto Law Firm, Christopher L. Lebsock, Jon T. King, Michael Lehmann, Arthur N. Bailey, Hausfeld LLP, Craig C. Corbitt, Francis Onofrei Scarpulla, Patrick Bradford Clayton, Zelle Hofmann Voelbel Moason & Gette LLP, Joseph Marid Patane, Law Office of Joseph M. Patane, Lauren Clare Russell, Mario Nunzio Alioto, Trump Alioto Trump & Prescott LLP, San Francisco, CA, Dennis Stewart, Jennifer Anne Kagan, Sarah Pickeral Weber, Hullett Harper Stewart LLP, Christopher M. Burke, Scott & Scott LLP, Bonny E. Sweeney, David W. Mitchell, Thomas J. O’Reardon, II, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, San Diego, CA, Jay S. Cohen, Jonathan M. Jagher, William G. Caldes, Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis PC, Anthony J. Bolognese, Bolognese & Associates LLC, Merrill G. Davidoff, Ruthane Gordon, Berger & Montague, PC, Philadelphia, PA, John McCarthy, Somers Point, NJ, John Murdock, Murdock & Goldenberg Schneider & Groh LPA, Cincinnati, OH, Marc Howard Edelson, Edelson & Associates LLC, Doylestown, PA, Philip A. Steinberg, Bala Cynwyd, PA, Kevin Bruce Love, Michael E. Criden, Hanz Criden & Love PA, South Miami, FL, Robert J. Kaplan, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, Seth R. Gassman, Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC, Hollis Lee Salzman, Labaton Sucharow LLP, New York, NY, Glenn J. Stanford, Tam & Stanford, John S. Edmonds, Joy S. Omonaka, Ronald J. Verga, Edmonds & Verga, Honolulu, HI, J. Paul Sizemore, Jennifer Lenze, Thomas V. Girardi, Girardi & Keese, Edward Woords, Drier Stien Kahabrowne Woods George, Walter J. Jack, Engstrom Lipscombe & Lack, Brian S. Kabateck, Richard L. Kellner, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, Peter George Safirstien, Jeff S. Westerman, Milberg, Los Angeles, CA, Steve W. Berman, Anthony D. Shapiro, Ronnie S. Spiegel, Hagens Berman Sobol, Emillia L. Sweeney, Carney Badley Spellman, Seattle, WA, Christina L. Beatty-Walters, N. Robert Stoll, Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting Shlacter, Portland, OR, Ara Ray Jabagchourian, Joseph W. Cotchett, Nanci E. Nishimura, Steven Williams, Stuart G. Gross, Cotchett Pitre Simon and McCarthy, Burlingame, CA, Eric M. George, Michael A. Bowse, Drier Stien Kahan Growne Woods George LLP, Beverly Hills, CA, Norman E. Siegel, Stueve Siegle Hanson LLP, Kansas City, MO, Paul Novak, Milberg LLP, Detroit, MI, John Charles Evans, Specter Specter Evans & Manogue PC, Pittsburgh, PA, Derek G. Howard, Gilmur Roderick Murray, Murray & Howard LLP, Larkspur, CA, Benjamin Doyle Brown, Michael D. Hausfeld, Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll, Washington, DC, William Timothy Needham, Jansen Malloy Needham Morrison & Reinholsten LLP, Eureka, CA, Douglas A. Millen, Robert J. Wozniak, Sreven A. Kanner, Willian H. London, Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC, Bannockburn, IL, Harry Shulman, The Mills Law Firm, San Rafael, CA, Edward L. Birk, Michael B. Bittner, Marks Gray PA, Jacksonville, FL, Michael I. Fistel, Jr., Holzer, Holzer & Fistel, Lie, Atlanta, CA, Daniel C. Hedlund, Gustafson Gluek PLLC, Elizabeth R. Odette, Richard A. Lockridge, W. Joseph Bruckner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Minneapolis, MN, Alex C. Turan, Montura Law Group, Walnut Creek, CA, Donald Chidi Amamgbo, Amamgbo & Associates, Oakland, CA, Reginald Terrell, The Terrell Law Group, Richmond, CA, for Robert H. Steinberg, Acutron, Inc., 50th State Distributors, Inc., Versa Dock Hawaii LLC, Taste of Nature Inc., Next Transportation, LLC, Rhythm of Life Cosmetics Inc., Curtis Brunk, Winkler Woods LLC, Joshua Wagner, E & M International Transport Inc., Laura Cutler, SJ Venture Group LLC, Alpha Freight & Transport International, Inc., Jay Inouye, Brian Foster, Scott Jackson, Ruthanne Jackson.
Michael Cosman, pro se.
Eric Chase Roberson, McGuire Woods, LLP, Jacksonville, FL, for Alpha Freight & Transport International, Inc., Horizon Lines, LLC, Horizon Logistics, LLC, Crowley Maritime Corporation.
George A Nicoud, III, Joel Steven Sanders, Rachel S. Brass, Rebecca Justice Lazarus, Darin M. Sands, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, San Francisco, CA, Amy B. Manning, Angelo M. Russo, Richard J. Rappaport, Tammy L. Adkins, Mcguire Woods, Chicago, IL, Craig D. Bachman, Lane Powell, Portland, OR, Darrel Christopher Menthe, Mcguire Woods LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Larry Steven Gangnes, Milo Petranovich, James B. Stoetzer, Lane Powell PC, Seattle, WA, James W McCready, III, Seipp Flick & Kissane, Miami, FL, Cristine M. Russell, Rogers Towers, PA, James M. Riley, Rogers Towers, PA, Scott David Richburg, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Jacksonville, FL, Timothy Joseph Armstrong, Coral Gables, FL, for Matson Navitgation Co Inc., Alexander & Baldwin Inc., Horizon Lines, LLC, Horizon Lines Holding Co., Crowley Maritime Corporation, Sea Star Lines, LLC, Trailer Bridge, Inc., Crowley Liner Services, Inc.
Brent Snyder, John Terzaken, III, Michael L. Whitlock, U.S. Dept of Justice, Anittrust Division, National Criminal Enforcement Section, Washington, DC, for John Terzaken.

THOMAS S. ZILLY, District Judge.

THIS MATTER comes before the Court on defendants’ joint motion, docket no. 86, to dismiss the Consolidated Class Action Complaint, docket no. 69 (the “Consolidated Complaint”), pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6). The Court has reviewed all papers filed in support of and in opposition to the motion and has considered the oral arguments of counsel presented on July 29, 2009.

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May 2011: Girardi & Keese’s Thomas Girardi Viva Voce Propaganda for Convicted Felon Barry Bond’s10K Scholarship — A Client of Skadden Arps’ Allen Ruby (TLR Note: Win-Win-Win for Girardi, Skadden, Bonds)

Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin Dismisses Abuse of Ronald Gottschalk (Nemesis of Girardi & Keese’s Thomas Girardi) as “Pointless Diatribe”

Replying to a previously published story on The Leslie Brodie Report (reprinted below), Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin’s Edward Deibert stated the article is nothing but a “Pointless Diatribe.”

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There’s a lot going on in California this week in terms of preparation by various parties and law firms for fast approaching adversarial legal proceedings relating to California State Bar Court Judge Patrice McElroy’s malfeasance in office.

Confidential sources have informed TLR of at least five (5) planned seriatim adversarial proceedings relating to Judge McElroy’s misconduct.

State Bar Court Patrice McElroy
Pictured above is Judge McElroy, who is either unwilling or unable to recognize the seriousness of her anti-social behaviour. Her involvement in the “Bribing Pat” saga alerted TLR, McElroy’s integrity is amiss. (Photo: Courtesy of Bar Journal.)

According to the sources, Judge McElroy’s misconduct as it relates to Ronald Gottschalk – Thomas Girardi’s former co-counsel in class-action litigation and current nemesis – will be addressed in a Kastigar evidentiary hearing, as well as separate proceedings before the California Supreme Court.

Also before the California Supreme Court is the case of William G. Wells, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp who is represented by a Century City firm, which accuses Judge McElroy of misconduct.

Additionally, and pursuant to an order from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, “David” (who also sued Judge McElroy in a civil action) plans to call Judge McElroy to the stand during a special hearing before a federal magistrate to determine whether his due process rights were violated. Finally, in connection with the saga known as “Bribing Pat”, Judge McElroy’s misconduct will be addressed with the California Supreme Court.

Specifically, and as was previously reported here, Mr. Ronald Gottschalk and Girardi & Keese’s Thomas Girardi were co-counsel representing plaintiffs in various actions. Once a dispute erupted between Gottschalk and Girardi, the State Bar of California came knocking on Gottschalk’s door.

Patrice McElroy's Misconduct
Gottschalk’s lawyer– Mr. Stanley Arouty– submitted a sworn statement to the California Supreme Court accusing McElroy of intentionally destroying an audio tape which serves as the official court record.
(See excerpts from Arouty’s declaration above)

The State Bar of California, realizing that the evidence against Gottschalk is weak and not credible at the extreme, obtained a default judgment against Gottschalk during a time period which the State Bar knew Mr. Gottschalk was unavailable. Participating in the scheme against Gottschalk were Mr. Paul O’Brien from the Office of Chief Trial Counsel and Judge Patrice McElroy.

In another instance, during a hearing presided over by Judge McElroy, she disclosed that Peter G. Keane — who was then Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law and was representing an adverse witness (Ms. Sara E. Raymond) — had been her supervisor when she was previously employed as an assistant Public Defender.

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However, Judge McElroy failed to disclose that at or about the time the hearing in question was taking place, she accepted as a gift from Mr. Keane an overseas trip.

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Even more troubling is the fact that at or about the time the trip took place, Golden Gate University and the student in question were in the midst of litigating a civil case the student had filed in San Francisco Superior Court.

In yet another instance, McElroy’s penchant for destroying the official records of her own courtroom also manifested itself during the proceedings against Respondent Khanna.

Feeling victimized, Mr. Khanna advanced an action against McElroy in federal court. Below is part of an order authored by Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen. The order alluded to the alleged destruction of the court official record.

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In yet another instance of McElroy’s misconduct is the case of William G. Wells. In addition to McElroy’s complete disregard to a specific and detailed order issued by Judge JoAnn Remke– the presiding judge of the court.

McElroy’s was accused of being biased and hostile. Below is an excerpt of pleadings prepared by attorneys from the firm of Christa & Jackson which represents Mr. Wells

McElroy's Hostility toward Wells

“The coming weeks are a crucial time for completion of the work,” said a source from California. “We will continue to expose the massive corruption which infected the State Bar.”

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Arnold & Porter’s Prospective Partner Jerome Falk Assailed for Alleged Misconduct Subsequent to Ruling by Ninth Circuit judges Marsha Berzon, N. Rabdy Smith and William Fletcher

Letter from Jerome Falk to Complainant, please see Here. Complainant relpy, below:

Dear Mr. Falk:

Thank you for replying to my letter of November 13th, 2011 This will serve as a reply.

In your letter dated December 7, 2011, you attempt again to defraud and mislead in your attempt to avoid responsibility for your repugnant and deceitful actions taken in connection with your actions as a special prosecutor on behalf of the State Bar of California against two of your and your firm’s clients — Girardi & Keese and Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack (and by operation of law, Thomas Girardi and Walter Lack), as part of a scheme to exploit your authority for financial gain.

By analogy, rather than acknowledging that you were caught with your hand in the cookie jar, you seek to bamboozle the unwary by stating that it wasn’t actually your hand in the cookie jar but, rather, only your fingers, and in any event it wasn’t a jar but, rather, a plastic container which you contend doesn’t qualify as a jar. Therefore, you devote an entire paragraph proclaiming, “Your allegations are false.” You conclude by placing me on “notice” that my allegations are “false.”

The contents of your communication are unethical in the extreme, as well as entirely frivolous factually, legally, and by operation of law, to wit:

You claim, “In fact, I wasn’t aware of it” (referring to the fact that you and your firm had represented Girardi & Keese and ELL). While you acknowledge your firm (Howard Rice) did represent Girardi & Keese and ELL from 2006 to 2008 , you assert that you were not aware of this representation. Simply put, your assertion is false; it is simply implausible that for two entire years you were unaware that your firm represented such celebrity/famous/notorious attorneys such as Thomas Girardi, Walter Lack, and Pierce O’Donnell.

This is particularly true since you are a member of Howard Rice’s “attorney liability” group, which consists of between 7-9 attorneys (including your colleagues Sean SeLegue, Pamela Phillips, and Steve Mayer), and the subject matter of the litigation was a suit advanced against Girardi & Keese, ELL, and O’Donnell for legal malpractice in connection with alleged attorney misconduct in the litigation involving El Paso Natural Gas/Sempra Energy, a series of cases which received significant publicity.

I am also hard-pressed to believe that you were unaware of the estimated $250,000 retainer Girardi & Keese and ELL paid to your firm (money which paid your and your colleagues’ salaries), and that no one ever discussed this matter with you for purposes of addressing legal strategy or legal issues in person or during meetings.

Most importantly, in your letter to Robert Baker you acknowledge that you had interviewed Walter Lack. Again, you ask me to believe that Walter Lack did not mention the fact that Howard Rice represented him and his firm only one year prior to your meeting.

The fact that Walter Lack did not speak up during the interview with you is just too convenient, and is further circumstantial evidence that you and he both knew of the prior representation, and chose to nevertheless further continue with the conspiracy to obstruct justice for financial gain, to the detriment of the public and the proper administration of justice.


Mr. Jerome Falk of Howard Rice, an appellate specialist with a mercurial personality. In 2008, during an interview with a legal publication, Mr. Falk stated while describing some opposing counsel, “I would do anything to squash them. So those cases don’t settle. You just want to rip their throats out.” After visiting Vietnam, Mr. Falk joined East meets West, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Vietnam. (Photo:courtesy of Vietnam, East meets West)

Your claim that Ethan Schulman took the file with him when he left Howard Rice is also suspect, as I am confident that records of transactions were and remain on Howard Rice’s computer system, including the computerized conflict check system.

Moreover, the fact that Mr. Schulman has left the firm is immaterial. Courts have held that even where the attorneys in a firm who had been primarily responsible for the representation of a client had left the law firm, there was a rebuttable presumption that they had shared client confidences with lawyers remaining with the law firm. See generally Elan Transdermal Ltd. v. Cygnus Therapeutic Systems (N.D. Cal. 1992) 809 F.Supp. 1383.

Similarly, your alleged present recollection is immaterial. See generally Civil Service Com. v. Superior Court (1984) 163 Cal.App.3d 70, 79), particularly given the rule that creates a presumption that lawyers in the same firm will confer on their cases and exchange confidences.

Even if I were to accept that you and your firm did not represent Walter Lack and Thomas Girardi, and only represented the firms of Girardi & Keese and ELL (which I do not), your absurd argument still fails.

The findings of grave misconduct by the Ninth Circuit in the matter of In Re Girardi, as well as the sanctions imposed, were directed not just at Walter Lack and Thomas Girardi , but also at their law firms — your and your firm’s clients, Girardi & Keese and ELL. In fact, both Girardi & Keese and ELL were considered to have been “respondents” and were represented by counsel Robert Baker, Diane Karpman, and your MGA and Gennetech confederate — Thomas Nolan of Skadden Arps.

Since you concede that Girardi & Keese and ELL were clients of your firm, and the Ninth Circuit made findings against Girardi & Keese and ELL, it was improper for you to accept the appointment at issue. This is especially true given fiduciary duties you owe Girardi & Keese and ELL — including the duties of loyalty and confidentiality — as well as the requirement that you obtain a waiver from a client in instances in which you may take a position adverse to them.

This last prong is a bit unusual when applied to the present facts, as it differs from the usual scenario wherein an attorney has a financial incentive to be adverse to a former client. Here, and as the facts clearly provide, you had a financial incentive to not prosecute, as well as an additional incentive to not prosecute since such would have exposed you to professional discipline.

Lastly, even though plaintiff Robert Copple only named the firms and not the partners as defendants, Thomas Girardi and Walter Lack are still considered to have been your and Howard Rice’s clients by operation of law. For example If anyone would ask Howard Rice to disclose communications with Girardi & Keese regarding the suit and the representation, Howard Rice would certainly assert the attorney-client privilege.

Likewise, if Howard Rice were asked to disclose communications between itself and Thomas Girardi relating to the litigation, Howard Rice would, again, assert the attorney-client privilege with respect to Thomas Girardi; similarly, both Girardi & Keese and Thomas Girardi would do the same. As such, it is disingenuous for you to attempt to argue that these individuals were not clients of you and your firm.

Thank you for your time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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