Girardi & Keese Settles Energy Startup's Malpractice Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 8, 2013, 7:08 PM EST) -- High-profile plaintiffs' lawyer Thomas Girardi has settled a $600 million lawsuit alleging he and his firm committed malpractice in representing alternative energy startup Demeter Energy Corp. by failing to file a malpractice claim against another law firm before the statute of limitations expired, a court official said Tuesday.

The settlement averts a trial on Demeter's allegations that Girardi negligently cost it a chance to sue DLA Piper LLP for $632 million in damages. DLA Piper advised Demeter in its efforts to develop a plantation in Nicaragua...
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