The Bravo Docket is a podcast where two practicing attorneys examine and discuss the lawsuits and legal disputes of reality television personalities. Press play for facts, fun, and Law 101.
Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne: Case Update Part II
This is the second episode in our two-part Girardi update. In this episode, we discuss how Tom was forced into bankruptcy, explain the differences between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy, discuss whether Erika can hold onto her assets by claiming they are gifts, and discuss notable filings from both bankruptcies that may lead to evidence of retrievable assets.
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Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne: Case Update Part I
Following the documentary, The Housewife and the Hustler, we thought it would be helpful to revisit the Girardi cases and answer some outstanding legal questions. We took a list of the top questions we’ve received and answered them in a two-part case update. This first part discusses the timeline of events up through January 2021 and answers when we think Erika first learned of the cases, if a divorce can protect assets and what spousal privilege, freezing assets, and conservatorships are.
Jen Shah Fraud: The Pre-trial Motions
In this episode we discuss the arguments Jen Shah's defense counsel made in their pre-trial motions filed on June 14. The motions provide us a peek into what her counsel might argue should the case go to trial and snippets of the evidence exchanged thus far in the case. We summarize and discuss it all!
Episode edit: Defense counsel submitted 14 exhibits in support of their motions. We also stated one search warrant at issue was for one of Shah's phone numbers but it was two phone numbers.
Life's a divorce, an arrest, and a cabaret: Luann de Lesseps
In this episode we discuss the events leading up to Luann de Lesseps' arrest where she faced three separate felony charges. We explain what the charges ultimately were, how she avoided jail time, and the conditions of her probation. We then discuss the summer before her probation commenced, during which, in her quest to purchase a home in upstate New York, she was sued by her ex-husband and two children for failing to abide by the terms of her divorce settlement.
Jersey vs. Girardi: Disbarred
In this episode we visit The Real Housewives of New Jersey and give you a detailed explanation of exactly why and how Dolores' ex-husband, Big Frank, was disbarred, and then head over to California and explain why Tom Girardi, former husband on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, still only has disciplinary charges. You will learn more than you ever wanted to know about riparian water rights and escrow accounts, and get the details on how attorney oversight and discipline is supposed to work.
You Stole My House: The Claims Against Mauricio Umansky
In this episode we discuss the lawsuit brought against Kyle Richards' husband, Mauricio Umansky, for the sale of a 15,000 sq ft property in Malibu. The twist is that the seller of the property was himself sued by the US government for purchasing the Malibu property with stolen funds. We provide an in depth discussion of the facts and claims of the multiple lawsuits involved. We also briefly discuss the situation with house Kim Richards alleges Kyle stole from her. Lots of houses. Lots of alleged stealing.
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