Erika JayneLegal fees would be paid by a “long-time” associate of Thomas Girardi.
According to a new report, a closing argument in a case in which Thomas’ former law firm, Girardi Keese, Erika, and Erika’s company, EJ Global, LLC, are being sued for “unpaid fees”, revealed that James Wilkes IIalso known as Jim Wilkessent nearly $500,000 to the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member since his November 2020 split from the once-celebrity lawyer.
“Erika filed a motion for summary judgment to withdraw from the case, and in response, the law firm noted that Erika was receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars for her legal fees from an attorney named James Lewis Wilkes , II, via Wilkes’ law. solidify,” The Bravo file on instagram revealed on September 20, attributing their information to Law360 and revealing Ronald Richard represents the plaintiff in the case.
The outlet also noted that Erika did not dispute receipt of the funds.
The Bravo file then shared a timeline of events from Erika’s ongoing legal drama.
In September 2020, they revealed, Erika was served with documents regarding the Joseph Ruigomez case, in which the burn victim was allegedly the victim of an $11 million settlement that Thomas and his law firm secured for him from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
The following month, Erika opened a Wells Fargo account in Tampa, Florida with Jim, who was described as one of Thomas’ longtime associates. And 19 days before she filed for divorce, $150,000 was wired into the account.
As a result of Erika’s divorce filing, Thomas’ assets were frozen and he was forced into bankruptcy in December 2020 – the same month Erika reportedly received an additional $100,000. And in 2021, while Thomas was in conservatorship, Erika received a $150,000 payout.
“Wilkes told Law360 that he provided legal representation for Erika Girardi. He said he considered Tom Girardi primarily as a personal friend and rarely did business with him. The Bravo file shared, continuing to include posts from Jim’s Instagram page, one of which said he had been blocked by Ronald, whom he called a coward, and others which featured him posing alongside Thomas.
In other Erika Jayne news, Ronald recently participated in an interview with bloggers The real Andy of Beverly Hills and MarTEAnis with EddyGoing through Bravo Côté Snark on Instagram, during which he explained why he felt the RHOBH the actor refused to settle the numerous lawsuits pending against her.
“Erika is going to win a few motions and a few calls to action, but it really doesn’t matter because if she ever lost anything, she would just file for bankruptcy. But the good news is that in those cases, we found out who is funding it, we found out all these things,” Ronald revealed.
He then noted that although some information has been sealed, he is trying to reveal the details of the story, and he said that Erika “is going to fight everything unless someone orders her to do something. “.
“She’s not paying her legal fees, so what does she care?” he wondered. “For some reason, something, homie, person, girl, guy, can’t tell you who it is, likes to pay all her bills… So she has no motivation to settle. If you have someone paying your bills, why would you want to sell anything, right? »
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