Thomas Girardi, of Girardi & Keese, and Walter Lack, of Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, are among Californias highest-profile plaintiffs 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.
A judge denied bond Thursday for a part-time evangelist charged with murder in the death of his wife, a mother of eight whose body was kept in a freezer for at least three years.
Yeah, you just might want to keep this one on one of your somewhat shorter leashes, I think.