It’s no surprise that Erika Jayne has been a target of many different lawsuits over the past year, following her ex-husband Tom Girardi being accused of embezzling his clients.
However, Erika has received some good news in regards to one of her lawsuits.
According to Los Angeles Magazine,Erika Jayne has been dismissed as defendant from a lawsuit that was brought by two attorneys who disputed about attorneys fees for “shared legal work on toxic chemical cases.”
Judge Richard L. Fruin of the Los Angeles Superior Court removed her as a defendant from the case, admitting that Erika had no “actual knowledge” of any of the alleged breaches in the suit.
The two attorneys, Philip R. Sheldon and Robert P. Finn, “allege that in 2008 and 2009, they and Girardi & Keese entered into written agreements with clients in connection with personal injury claims related to exposure to toxic chemicals emanating from cement manufacturing facilities in California,” the outlet said.
According to the lawsuit, they agreed to share the fees. However, Erika’s lawyers say that there was no written or verbal agreement.
The outlet continued on to say, “The toxic chemical cases settled for $31 million and Girardi & Keese was required to disburse to Sheldon and Finn their share of attorneys’ fees, but allegedly failed to do so, according to the suit, which was filed in December 2020 and seeks $900,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages.”
Erika’s lawyers are confirming that the RHOBH star was not involved with any of the business deals stated.
“I was completely unaware of, did not participate in and did not provide any assistance of any nature regarding any conduct or scheme by anyone – – including Girardi & Keese and Tom Girardi — with the object or goal of harming plaintiffs or depriving plaintiffs of money that plaintiffs claimed was due to them,” the 51-year-old said in a statement.
Although Erika has been dismissed from this case, she is still involved in many others.
It was recently reported that her ex-husband, Tom Girardi owes major debt to the IRS, on top of his dozen lawsuits.