Law Firms Mishandled $100M Earthquake Settlement, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT) -- Girardi & Keese and two other law firms were hit with a lawsuit Friday for allegedly mishandling a purportedly more than $100 million settlement with State Farm Insurance Co. that resolved claims from the 1994 Northridge earthquake that devastated Los Angeles.

In a complaint filed in California state court, the plaintiffs who were clients of Girardi & Keese, Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack and Shernoff Bidart Darras & Arkin in the dispute with State Farm claim that the firms did not give them a copy of the...
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