How Erika Girardi Dominated ‘Real Housewives’ This Season

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Filing a lawsuit is a person thing. Collecting on it is an solely distinct subject. Mr. Richards, in an job interview, acknowledged it is unlikely that Ms. Girardi’s belongings — dresses, jewellery and other objects — are worthy of nearly anything shut to $25 million. Mr. Richards explained he does not want to hurt Ms. Girardi and is open up to a settlement.

But her law firm mentioned it’s premature to explore a deal. “Everyone retains piling on and trashing Erika for matters she didn’t do,” Mr. Borges mentioned, incorporating, “there is no concealed treasure.”

In the meantime, the legal spectacle has left some victims exasperated.

Mr. Ruigomez was 19 when, in 2010, a gasoline explosion ruined his family’s house in San Bruno, Calif., killing his girlfriend, burning him and seriously harming his lungs. He has considering that experienced approximately 3 dozen surgical procedures.

In 2013, Mr. Girardi secured an $11 million settlement on behalf of Mr. Ruigomez. Pacific Gasoline & Electrical, the huge power organization, compensated the funds to Mr. Girardi’s organization years ago. In accordance to court docket documents, he and his family members are nevertheless waiting around for most of their funds.

Kathleen Ruigomez, Mr. Ruigomez’s mom, requirements the settlement revenue for her son’s continuing professional medical treatment, she explained. “I do get worried about having compensated.”

Ms. Ruigomez utilized to look at and get pleasure from “The Serious Housewives of Beverly Hills.” But as time passed and Mr. Girardi stored offering her excuses for why they hadn’t been paid the whole settlement, she commenced to regard Ms. Girardi with skepticism.

“The initial number of seasons we type of liked her, but then we started turning into more and extra worried about our funds. Is she paying our funds? Now she is quite unlikable on the exhibit,” Ms. Ruigomez said. “She looks like she practically has an mindset that we victims ruined her gig.”

Kitty Bennett contributed research.