Girardi Keese Beats Class Cert. In Lockheed Malpractice Suit
By Ciaran McEvoy
Law360, Los Angeles (August 16, 2013, 3:37 PM ET) -- A California state judge Friday refused to certify a class of former Girardi Keese clients who claim the plaintiffs' law firm charged them excessive fees and costs in toxic tort settlements with employer Lockheed Martin totaling $131 million, ruling there were too few plaintiffs to justify class treatment.
At a hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger ruled that the roughly two dozen putative class members were too small of a group to satisfy the numerosity requirement under class action law.