Hammers in the air
Posted by Ron Coleman on July 31, 2008
Thomas Girardi, of Girardi & Keese, and Walter Lack, of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, are among California’s highest-profile plaintiff’s lawyers, often working closely together on litigation . . . Now both men are in a spot of bother with the Ninth Circuit, where a special master, senior circuit judge A. Wallace Tashima, has recommended hundreds of thousands of dollars in sanctions against them and where a three-judge panel (Kozinski, Reinhardt, Berzon) has just moved to appoint a special prosecutor to recommend further discipline in the case.
That’s an intro that has to make you keep reading! It’s so rare that lawyers who break the rules get called out — maybe that’s what the Ninth Circuit is for, after all.