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Oh No! Rudy Tomjanovich Owes Millions!

Former Los Angeles Laker coach Rudy Tomjanovich has been ordered to pay more than $2.7 million dollars because the Pacific Palisades house he sold had mold and water damage that he failed to disclose when he sold it, according to a local report.

The house, which is located in the Palisades at 1639 San Onofre, is reported to be 6,600 sq, ft. on four levels. Rudy T. purchased it for $4.25 million from “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis when he took over the Lakers from Phil Jackson. But Rudy T. resigned from the Lakers after just 41 games and later sold the house and according to the court documents made a profit of $3,169,927.48.

It gets worse for Rudy T. because  according to the news reports the legal case is now continuing with the punitive damage phase.  To get an idea of what the parties to the case actually had to say, we have obtained the actual trial briefs that are filed with the court. The one filed by the plaintiff who is suing Rudy T. is 124 pages.

The Plaintiffs Trial Brief: Rudy Tomjanovich Plaintiffs Trial Brief

The Defendants Trial Brief: Rudy Tomjanovich Defendants Trial Brief

There are a lot of  very interesting allegations in these legal documents.

For more about this story, see the Pacific Palisades Patch report.

Let us know what you think about the case.

San Bruno Tragedy. Lawyers Beware!

Good for the State Bar of California!

I just read the notice placed on the California State Bar web site telling sleazy lawyers to stay away from the victims of the tragedy in San Bruno. The State Bar also notifies the victims that they should beware of  the illegal “runners” and “cappers” who may try to approach them to sign them up with a lawyer. State Bar Notice.  The State Bar of California recommends that anyone from this disaster who feels they need to consult with a lawyer should consider contacting a certified lawyer referral service. The notice goes on to state:

“If an injured person or family member believes that they have been improperly solicited by or on behalf of an attorney, they should immediately report the matter to the State Bar at (800) 843-9053″.

In this day and age of ambulance chasers, which unfortunately gives all good and reputable lawyers a bad name, I applaud the State Bar for coming out with this notice to the public.