Guardianship Bid By Tom Girardi's Brother Denied As Moot

Law360 (February 19, 2021, 10:47 PM EST) -- A California bankruptcy court on Thursday denied a guardianship bid by the brother of disgraced trial lawyer Tom Girardi, with the judge saying the request is moot because Robert Girardi was already named the temporary conservator in state court.

Tom Girardi, 81, and his now-insolvent law firm Girardi Keese are battling an avalanche of litigation, and his brother told the bankruptcy court in January that he is "incompetent and unable to act for himself."

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell said in his order that although he found allegations by Edelson PC that Tom Girardi is faking incompetency "to be very serious,"...

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