According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Girardi is denying all allegations of wrongdoing in the lawsuit.
Back in September, JJ Jackson Consulting filed suit against Girardi’s law firm Girardi Keese, over $40,000 allegedly owed.
In newly filed court docs, Girardi’s firm says they did nothing wrong and denies JJ Jackson suffered any damages.
The firm accuses the consulting company of causing their own issues with negligence. Girardi’s firm is asking for the entire lawsuit to be tossed. Girardi also wants his legal bills paid.
The original complaint said JJ Jackson was hired by the firm in 2016. They were contacted to provide expert consulting services for one of his Girardi’s clients, the Ischemia Research and Education Foundation.
JJ Jackson said Girardi’s firm agreed to pay debt that IREF owed “for previously-unpaid invoices on the same case, should IREF fail to pay the debt by January 2018.”
The company accused IREF of failing to make the payments. The company claims despite multiple demands for payment Girardi and his firm refused to pay up on $40,167.69.
The suit claimed Thomas Girardi responded to one of their demands, “I will get this resolved within the next 30 days. This is the first I heard of the bill.” The suit is seeking $40,167 along with attorney fees.
The $40,000 lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal issues for Girardi and his firm.
Earlier this year, 79-year-old Thomas Girardi and his law firm Girardi Keese were sued for $15 million by a company named Law Finance Group.
Law Finance Group accused Girardi of refusing to pay back the $15 million loan on time. They even claimed Girardi originally agreed to use the Pasadena home he lives in with Erika Jayne as collateral in case he defaulted, the same home featured on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”They said the money was instead “used to maintain Mr. Girardi’s lavish lifestyle and to keep his prominent law firm financially afloat.”
Girardi was eventually hit with a $6 million judgment in the case. Erika Jayne was close to be dragged into the legal battle but Girardi recently paid off $3 million of the debt.
Erika was personally named as a defendant in a separate $3.4 million-dollar lawsuit involving her husband.
A lender named Stillwell Madison is suing the couple for $3.4 million owed on a loan. Stillwell loaned Girardi’s law firm $5,110,440.38 back in 2016. They claim the money was to be paid back from the law firm profits.
The lender claimed, “Mr. Girardi re-directed all or part of the proceeds, to which Stillwell was contractually entitled, to himself and his wife in order to sustain their lavish lifestyle and maintain their glamorous public image.”
Erika and Thomas moved to keep the legal battle out of the public eye.