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Girardi | Keese has handled numerous business cases over the
years, ranging from antitrust actions to breach of contract and
breach of fiduciary duty. Its lawyers’ skill in presenting and arguing
cases before juries and arbitrators has given Girardi | Keese an
unparalleled level of success among firms that regularly try cases.
The entertainment business is the business of Southern California,
so it’s no surprise that Girardi | Keese works at the cutting edge of
entertainment law. The firm’s victory in Montz v. Pilgrim Films, an
opinion published by the 9th Circuit last year, protects the rights
of creative professionals who submit ideas to production and
development companies. It was a huge win for the entertainment
world’s creative types, leveling the playing field for the thinkers
and dreamers who are ruthlessly exploited by those with money
and power—principally studios and production outfits.
Leveling the playing field is the firm’s great contribution to
business litigation. By representing individuals, partnerships
and companies on a contingent-fee basis, those who have
had their ideas stolen can retain outstanding attorneys like
Tom Girardi, Graham LippSmith and Howard Miller. “Our
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goal at Girardi | Keese is to provide justice to our clients, and
that won’t occur unless we give clients access to the courts
through the contingent fee,” says Miller, the former State Bar
of California president who argued Montz.
Similarly, Girardi | Keese represents consumers in a class
action price-fixing case against off-shore television screen
manufacturers. Spearheaded by Bob Finnerty, the firm has
secured nearly $500 million in settlements from the Asian
manufacturers of flat panel screens. The conspiracy to rip off
American consumers combines elements Girardi | Keese loves
in a case: high stakes, a righteous cause and the opportunity
to make a difference for the better.
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