LA Lawyers To Be Sanctioned In Foreign Pesticide Case

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has found that Los Angeles-based lawyers Thomas V. Girardi and Walter J. Lack persistently lied in trying to enforce a putative foreign judgment of nearly $500 million against Dow Chemical Co., Dole Food Co. Inc. and Shell Chemical Co.

Setting the stage for potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Tuesday that Girardi, Lack and Paul A. Traina, an associate at Lack's law firm, based their pesticide litigation against the companies...
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