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ANTITRUST TEAM From left, Thomas Girardi, Walter Lack and Eric George who represented the plaintiffs in the Hawaiian & Guamanian Cabotage Antitrust litigation, and while the disciplinary matter of In Re Girardi was pending before the Ninth Circuit. Subsequently, in late 2010, a Ninth Circuit panel consisting of Justices William Fletcher , Marsha Berzon, and Randy Smith found that Lack and Girardi had committed grave misconduct which included "the persistent use of known falsehoods," and that the "false representations" were made "knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly" during years of litigation.
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.
WINNIE THE POOH TEAM. From left, Jerome Falk and Douglas Winthrop (of Howard Rice) and Eric George who handled a multimillion dollar litigation against the Walt Disney Company regarding unpaid royalties involving fictional character Winnie the Pooh.
Jerome Falk, acting as Special Prosecutor on behalf of the State Bar of California, repeatedly sought to subvert justice in examining attorney misconduct in the litigation against Dole Food Company.
In his capacity as special prosecutor, and after reviewing the Ninth Circuit file, Falk chose to not file any disciplinary accusations against Walter Lack, stating that he believed Lack's misconduct was not intentional. See copy of letter from Jerome Falk to Walter Lack http://tinyurl.com/3s2tjxz
Messrs. Steve Cooley, Eric George (son of Ronald George), Mel Gibson
Former CJ Ronald George and Beth Jay. In his capacity as chief-justice, Ronald George was fully in control of the State Bar of California. George is a descendent of Hungarian Jews. Bet Tzedek has been involved in litigation to recuperate arts stolen from Hungarian Jews during World War II.
Singer Paul Anka serenades Former California Chief Justice Ronald George courtesy of Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese. (Image: courtesy of LA Lawyers Phil. ) 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.
From left, Thomas Girardi, Patrice McElroy and Ronald George. Subsequnet to an order to show cause why Girardi and Lack should not be disbarred, suspended or sanctioned by chief judge Alex Kozinski, George nevertheless saw fit to appoint Girardi as member of the Judicial Council.