A special master has already recommended that attorneys Thomas Girardi and Walter Lack pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in sanctions, but the 9th Circuit isn't done with them yet. On Monday, a three-judge panel appointed a special prosecutor to determine the proper discipline for the plaintiffs attorneys in connection with a string of errors in a toxic-tort case against Dow Chemical and other companies. The appointment of a special prosecutor was "extremely unusual," said one expert.
9th Circuit Taps Special Prosecutor for Toxic-Tort Case
June 10, 2008