In court documents attained by The Blast, Thomas and his law firm have been in embroiled in a messy court battle with Law Finance Group. The company alleged that the attorney misused loans to fund his law firm.
Thomas was ordered to pay Law Finance $6 million dollars and this past October, the father of one paid $2,982,272.42 to the company and he reimbursed them the remaining $3 million balance.
Law Finance claimed in the original lawsuit that they believed the money they gave Thomas was used “to maintain Mr. Girardi’s lavish lifestyle.” The company reportedly wanted Erika, 48, to testify about her husband’s finances. However, her testimony never occurred.
“The truth of the matter is this. I have not taken one penny from the law firm in the past three years. I have devoted everything to assist in the cases that we have here. Further, the money that was borrowed, we agreed to repay in approximately two weeks before the lawsuit," Thomas told The Blast about the court case in August 2019. "It is slanderous that the money was for my ‘lifestyle’ … every penny went for costs in cases that the firm is handling.”
As for Mauricio's lawsuit, he and his real estate firm, The Agency, reached a settlement with Sweetwater Malibu LLC. The company sued them over the sale of a $32 million Malibu mansion. The suit accused the Mexican-born real estate agent of being a fraud.
According to the court documents, Mauricio and Sweetwater Malibu participated in a mediation before a private judge and “are in agreement on the principal terms of a settlement that would resolve the case.”
Mauricio maintained his innocence in the Malibu mansion case and opened up in October 2019 to the website Inman about the lawsuit. “If I had to do it again in hindsight, I would do it the same way I did it last time. I wouldn’t change a thing," he said. “There are two sides to every story. Mine has yet to be told. It’ll be told soon. It’s not affecting our daily business, it’s not affecting our operations.”