A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday ordered Los Angeles plaintiffs firm Girardi Keese and its founder, Tom Girardi, into Chapter 7 proceedings, leaving thousands of lawsuits on hold and now under the microscope of trustees. Some of the biggest cases include thousands of people in Los Angeles affected by a 2015 gas leak and victims of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Estate of Ed Masry, of Erin Brockovich Fame, Says Tom Girardi Owes Them Money
Court documents indicate that attorney Tom Girardi has yet to turn over funds from settlements in nine legal matters owed to the estate of Ed Masry, the attorney who worked with him on the environment contamination case made famous from the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich.” In a July 9 court filing in Masry & Vititoe's bankruptcy case, Masry’s estate sought documents from Girardi Keese relating to the funds, which include settlements over Avandia and Yaz.
The financial problems of Tom Girardi and his law firm, Girardi Keese, continue to multiply, with the latest claim coming from the estate of Ed Masry, the attorney who worked with Girardi on the environment contamination case made famous by the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich.”
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