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Profile of Holly Hogan of K&L Gates — TLR is of the opinion Ms Hogan exceptionally well-qualified to serve as a federal district court judge, and will ask Mr Eric George to seriously consider her nomination

Holly Hogan

Associate
+1.415.882.8049
Fax +1.415.882.8220

Ms. Hogan is an associate in the San Francisco office of K&L Gates focusing on intellectual property litigation.

Ms. Hogan has experience in all phases of litigation, from the filing of the complaint through discovery, trial and appeal. She has both jury and court trial experience. Her patent litigation experience includes patent cases before federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit involving a variety of technologies, including wireless data cards, video transcoding software, video games, and web application servers.

Ms. Hogan devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono efforts. She assists college students who are victims of sexual harassment and assault with the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights complaint process, and she frequently writes and speaks on this subject. On behalf of victim advocacy groups, Ms. Hogan, with other K&L Gates attorneys, submitted an amicus curiae brief to the California Supreme Court in a criminal case, urging the California Supreme court to reject the defendant’s efforts in the appeal of his conviction to erode California’s rape shield law. In a unanimous decision favoring victims, the California Supreme Court upheld the defendant’s conviction. People v. Fontana, 49 Cal.4th 351 (2010). Ms. Hogan was also part of a team of K&L Gates attorneys that obtained asylum for a woman who was subject to gender violence in her home country. She also successfully defended a courtroom sketch artist in a contempt matter.

Profile of Keker & Van Nest ‘s Matthew Werdegar (TLR Note: Son of California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Werdegar 2- Presently unknown if “Morally Dubious” as is Eric George )

Matthew M. Werdegar
Partner

mwerdegar@kvn.com
Tel. (415) 676-2248

Education

Stanford Law School, J.D., 1998

University of London, M.A., 1993

Stanford University, B.A., 1991
 

Clerkships

Hon. Procter Hug, Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999

Hon. D. Lowell Jensen
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1998

Bar Admissions

California

Matthew M. Werdegar

Matt Werdegar helps clients safeguard their intellectual property. He focuses on his clients’ business objectives and crafts novel, yet pragmatic, litigation strategies to meet those objectives. In addition, Mr. Werdegar is often called upon to assist with difficult, high-stakes disputes in a variety of other areas, including professional liability, breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases.

For more than a decade, Mr. Werdegar has handled complex intellectual property and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission. During that time, he has successfully tried a variety of cases to verdict and won favorable decisions before state appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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…….

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.

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AND @:

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

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)

Ron Burkle Foundation –GRANT RECIPIENTS – TLR Note: Notice Grants to Foundations of Sordid John Burton, Clown Willie Brown and Dubious Bet Tzedek (Holly Fujie, Eric George)

GRANT RECIPIENTS

For information on how you can apply for a Grant, please visit our Grant Seekers section.

Met News Article 10/2009 — Dydzak Accuses State Bar of California of Retaliation in Connection with 1st Century Bank’s Alan Rothenberg

In other conference action, the justices:

•Declined a request by Marina Del Rey attorney Daniel D. Dydzak to dismiss or stay proceedings by the Review Department of the State Bar Court related to a 2008 order by the court recommending disbarment for alleged misconduct.

Dydzak told the MetNews that the disciplinary proceedings against him are political in nature, and were brought by former State Bar Chief Trial Counsel Scott J. Drexel in retaliation for Dydzak’s representation of a client who accused former State Bar President Alan Rothenberg of misappropriating Hollywood memorabilia.

He brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging bias on the part of the State Bar and others involved with the disciplinary proceedings, but Judge Virginia A. Phillips dismissed the action. Dydzak filed the request with the California Supreme Court pending resolution of an appeal of the dismissal to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Oral argument on the disciplinary proceeding was scheduled Wednesday before the Review Department, but Dydzak said he did not attend because he contests the department’s jurisdiction over him due to alleged bias. A spokesperson for the State Bar said that the case was submitted on briefs, and that the department has 90 days to issue a ruling.

Dydzak was previously suspended for misconduct in 1998 and again in 2004 for unauthorized practice of law during the first suspension. He was also publicly reproved in 2002 over his use of a profanity in the courtroom of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Murphy after a hearing.

http://www.metnews.com/articles/2009/conf102309.htm

Eric George (Son of Ronald George) as Director with Alan Rothenberg’s 1ST CENTURY BANK

ISSUER:                   1ST CENTURY BANCSHARES, INC.

  TICKER:                   FCTY                CUSIP:    31943X102

  MEETING DATE:       5/19/2010                                                                                                          FOR/AGAINST

  PROPOSAL:                                                                             PROPOSED BY    VOTED?    VOTE CAST           MGMT


ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: WILLIAM S. ANDERSON                              ISSUER             YES         WITHHOLD            AGAINST

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: DAVE BROOKS                                            ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: JOSEPH J. DIGANGE                                 ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: JASON P. DINAPOLI                                 ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: ERIC M. GEORGE                                      ISSUER             YES         WITHHOLD            AGAINST

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: ALAN D. LEVY                                          ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: ROBERT A. MOORE                                     ISSUER             YES         WITHHOLD            AGAINST

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: BARRY D. PRESSMAN, M.D.                       ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: ALAN I. ROTHENBERG                               ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: NADINE I. WATT                                      ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

ELECTION OF DIRECTOR: LEWIS N. WOLFF                                      ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

PROPOSAL #02: RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF                       ISSUER             YES              FOR                   FOR

INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM PERRY-

SMITH LLP

D.A. Steve Cooley Gets Financial Help From Oksana’s Lawyer — Eric George TMZ- 3/2011

TMZ has learned Eric George, a prominent Beverly Hills civil lawyer, hosted both campaign fundraisers last year, while the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department was conducting its investigation. 

And documents reveal … George contributed more than $8,000 to Cooley in 2010 …  of that, George contributed $1,992 in August … while the Sheriff’s investigation of Oksana was going full bore … we do know, however, George has had a long-standing friendship with Cooley and has made contributions to him in the past.

As TMZ first reported, George negotiated a $15 million package for Oksana during her mediation in May, 2010.  Law enforcement sources tell us … Sheriff’s investigators believe there’s “strong evidence ” that Oksana extorted Mel by threatening to release the explosive tapes unless she got the money.

Please continue @:
http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/02/oksana-grigorieva-eric-george-steve-cooley-15-m…

March 2011 — Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Investigator alleged extortion against Mel Gibson by Oksana Grigorieva and Lawyer Eric George

In a letter sent Thursday to the prosecutor who declined to file charges, Det. Rodney Wagner of the Sheriff’s Department stated his view that the department’s six-month investigation turned up evidence of “implied threats” against the actor by Oksana Grigorieva and her lawyers.

He wrote that he found support for three separate extortion charges in Grigorieva’s e-mails to Gibson and in a March 2010 meeting in which her lawyers, Eric George and Sonia Y. Lee, talked with Gibson’s representatives about how disclosure of the tapes and photos would “ruin” his career.

“By discussing the potential damage to Mr. Gibson’s career if the ‘evidence’ were to be released to the public … it was my opinion, that constituted an implied threat,” Wagner wrote.

George, who was Grigorieva’s lead attorney in the negotiations, is the son of the state’s former chief justice and a campaign fundraiser for Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley. He hosted a $500-per-person cocktail party at his Beverly Hills home in August for Cooley’s unsuccessful race for attorney general and donated $6,500 to his campaign. He declined to comment.

Grigorieva’s current attorney, Daniel Horowitz, said Wagner had mistaken bare-knuckles legal negotiations for a crime.

“Lawyering is a very tough business,” he said.

See complete story @:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/22/local/la-me-0322-gibson-extortion-201…

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.

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.

Status
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.

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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AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT — Horizon Anti-Trust — Eric George, Walter Lack, Joe Cotchett

Bet Tzedek Board of Directors (TLR Note: 1- Bet Tzedek a Recipient of Grants From State Bar of California 2- Notice Names of Operatives Holly Fujie, Rex Heinke, and Eric George)

Jay Abarbanel
RetiredJeffrey I. Abrams
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro & Schulman, LLP

James N. Adler
Adler ADR

G. Carla Axelrod
Wells Fargo

Robert G. Badal
WilmerHale

Arthur H. Bilger
Shelter Capital Partners

Aviva K. Bobb
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Retired

Evan A. Braude
Law Offices of Evan Anderson Braude

Meryl K. Chae
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Maren Christensen
Universal Studios

James P. Clark
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Jerome L. Coben, Esq.
Zeughauser Group

Nancy Sher Cohen
Proskauer Rose, LLP

Mark T. Drooks
Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim,
Drooks & Lincenberg

Scott A. Edelman
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Lewis G. Feldman
Goodwin Procter LLP

Michael A. Firestein
Proskauer Rose LLP

Gerald S. Freisleben
Foley/Freisleben LLC

Alan V. Friedman, Esq.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Mark J. Friedman
Pinkberry

Holly J. Fujie
Buchalter Nemer

Marc H. Gamsin
Alliance Bernstein

Eric M. George
Browne Woods George LLP

Geoffrey M. Gold
Rutter, Hobbs & Davidoff Inc.

Glenn Gottlieb
Gottlieb Mediation Services

Gordon A. Greenberg
McDermott, Will & Emery

Howard Grobstein
Grobstein, Horwath & Company LLP

Daniel T. Gryczman
Regent Properties

Carole E. Handler
Lathrop & Gage LLP

Rex Heinke
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Gregory D. Helmer
Helmer & Friedman, LLP

J. Erik Isken
Southern California Edison

Richard B. Jones
Merrill Lynch

Stanley T. Kandel
Retired

Frank Kaplan
Bingham McCutchen LLP

Richard L. Kellner
Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP

Jeffrey H. Kinrich, C.P.A.
Analysis Group, Inc.

Stephen A. Kroft
Retired

Luis Lainer
Lainer Investments

David A. Lash, Esq.
O’Melveny & Myers

Stanley W. Levy

Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLPSteven D. Lotwin
Capital Group Companies

Neal R. Marder
Winston & Strawn

Kevin S. Marks
Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc.

Frank E. Melton
Rutter, Hobbs & Davidoff Inc.

Linda Michaelson
Sheppard Mullin

Kenneth S. Millman
Millman Investments

Mark A. Milstein
Milstein, Edeleman & Prager

Barton P. Pachino
California State University Northridge
Business Law Department

Scott Packman
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

David J. Pasternak
Pasternak, Pasternak & Patton

Jay Rakow
The Lincy Foundation

Jeffrey E. Resnick
First Property Realty Corporation

Gary D. Roberts
Fox Entertainment Group

Peter K. Rosen
Latham & Watkins LLP

Erin C. Rotgin
Fox Entertainment Group

David J. Schindler
Latham & Watkins

Ronie M. Schmelz
Sidley Austin LLP

John A. Schulman
Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Robert M. Schwartz
O’Melveny & Myers

Allan Schweitzer
Post Advisory Group, LLC

Brette S. Simon
Jones Day

Jeffrey A. Sklar, Esq.
Sklar Law, P.C.

Glenn A. Sonnenberg
Latitude Management Real Estate Investors

David M. Stern
Klee Tuchin Bogdanoff & Stern LLP

Brian A. Sun
Jones Day

Jonathan A. Victor
Balmoral Funds

Leah E. Weil
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.

Edward Weiss
TicketMaster

Bruce A. Wessel
Irell & Manella LLP

Jay S. Wintrob
AIG Retirement Services

Michael A. Woronoff

State Bar of California President Sheldon Sloan: ” I Could Use You on the Board of Governors.” — Laura Chick Scandal Part 2((tags:Ronald George, Thomas Girardi, State Bar of California, Girardi & Keese, Diane Karpman, Bet Tzedek, Eric George, Beth Jay,

Dr. Joseph Zernik Hereby Asked to Disclose All Available Data Relating to Money Transfers From State Bar of California to Bet Tzedek in Connection with Mike Feuer, Laura Chick, Ronald George, Eric George, and Beth Jay.

Muslim Community of Orange County Mulls Aiding Ronald Gottschalk

Representatives of the Muslim community of Orange County, the Church of Latter Day Saints, and the Christian right, along with various civil rights activists, are in discussions to establish a plan of action to aid Orange County resident Ronald Norton Gottschalk, The Leslie Brodie Report has learned.

During a meeting held in Arcadia yesterday, luminaries set the stage for the creation of a platform that will be used in aiding Gottschalk’s whistleblowing activities and his quest for justice.

Gottschalk, an accomplished attorney with a stellar record, has been the victim of grave injustices and systemic abuses from various local and state entities ever since his relationship with Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese soured.


Singer Paul Anka serenades Former California Chief Justice Ronald George courtesy of Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese. (Image: courtesy of LA Lawyers Phil. )

Knowledgeable sources maintain that representative of the Orange County Jewish Federation and related entities were intentionally excluded from these discussions so as to avoid conflicts of interest and future complications. In addition, there were concerns that information may leak to the Los Angeles Jewish Federation and Bet Tzedek – both entities with strong ties to Girardi & Keese partner Howard Miller, as well as Ronald George – the former Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, respectively.

Eric George (Ronald George’s son) is an active board member of Bet Tzedek. Previously, the State Bar of California – one of the entities engaging in the systemic abuse of Gottschalk – declined a request to disclose the amount of money it transferred to Bet Tzedek, as well as the amount of contributions it obtained from its members and related law firms. Unlike its foundation – the California Bar Foundation, which discloses financial transactions on a regular basis – the State Bar of California itself only discloses the names of the entities upon which it bestows money, and does not enumerate the dollar figures involved.

According to the California Bar Journal, during the State Bar’s annual meeting in Monterey last September, Girardi & Keese and Thomas Girardi had an orchestra, along with singer-songwriter Paul Anka, flown in to perform at a special reception for retiring Chief Justice Ronald George.

The enmeshment between Thomas Girardi and the State Bar of California and others has been the subject of extensive coverage on TLR in connection with former crack addict Mike Nisperos ; BOG public member Jeannine English; State Bar of California Investigator Tom Layton; State Bar of California Executive Director Joe Dunn; allegations of preferential treatment leveled by ethics specialist David Cameron Carr; the attorney-client relationship between Howard Rice and Girardi & Keese; matters relating to the MGA/ Mattel litigation; as well as allegations involving conflicts of interest involving the case of Fogel v. Farmers.

Separately, TLR has learned that an examination is underway relating to the relationships, if any, between Ronald George and former State Bar of California president and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1st Century Bank Alan Rothenberg, as well as the relationship between Eric George and the San Francisco based law firm of Howard Rice Nemerovsky Canday Falk and Rabkin in matters relating to multimillion dollar litigation against the Walt Disney Company regarding unpaid royalties involving fictional character Winnie the Pooh.

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