"There will be a backlog of criminal cases that need to go, and then even on the civil side, in Houston at least, I perceive a giant backlog of automobile accident cases," said Houston litigator Pat Mizell. "The commercial cases that are going to take two to three weeks to try, I could see them pushed off until 2022," Mizell said.
Jay Edelson, who obtained a $2 million contempt judgment against Tom Girardi last month, maintained in a court filing on Tuesday that he didn't act alone, but worked with two former lawyers, Keith Griffin and David Lira, to create a "coordinated false narrative" that Boeing was holding up missing settlement payments to clients.
At a Zoom hearing on Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell, overseeing two Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy petitions filed last month, asked whether Girardi or his firm, Girardi Keese, were present. After a pause, he said, "Silence will tell me." He later issued an order authorizing a trustee to oversee the bankruptcy cases.