Fraud Alert: Teresa Giudice Suing Her Bankruptcy Lawyer; Claims He’s The Reason She’s Going To The Pokey

Posted on Dec 3 2014 - 12:18pm by Avigail

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According to a new report, fallen reality star, Teresa Giudice, has filed a malpractice lawsuit against her former bankruptcy attorney. 

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” star blames her former attorney, Jim Kridel, for  mucking up her bankruptcy filing documents. The grounds for her suit claim he was sloppy for failing to lists key assets such as her cars, her rental property income and various bank accounts. And as a result of his supposed negligence Teresa’s bankruptcy petition was flagged for fraud and consequently led to her 15-month prison sentence. She’s asking for $5 million in her malpractice suit.

READ: Convicted Felon, Teresa Giudice Bankruptcy Finalized: Creditors Owed $13.4 Million

Teresa and her hubby, Joe Giudice tried to get all of their debt forgiven by filing a $11 million bankruptcy in 2009. THEIR decision (not the lawyers) triggered a fraud investigation by the bankruptcy court, which kept their staggering $11 million debt in limbo as the bankruptcy court worked in conjunction with the feds, to uncover the the truth. A plethora of illegal activity was discovered, which led to Joe and Teresa being indicted and convicted for numerous counts of fraud.

READ: EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice’s Bravo Paycheck Garnished By Creditor

Instead of wasting money on another lawsuit, the prison-bound diva needs to have her head examined. Let’s call a spade a spade or in this case, a sociopath a sociopath. This latest action proves that Teresa Giudice is not trying to hide her insanity anymore!

What do you think of Teresa’s latest lawsuit? Sound off in the comments.

READ: Teresa Giudice Malpractice Suit Against James Kridel

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  • Fritz the. At

    I guess the lawyer made her stand up in court and verbally lie about her assets. And I guess he made them forge the W2s and paystubs for jobs that never existed. This beast is a true sociopath. She still doesn’t take responsibility for her criminal behavior.

    • Pinky Pie

      Now, you are the confused one! 🙂 She already claimed the banks gave them the paper work. It was the banks fault. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Nene robs kids

    The hits just keep on coming with this crazy felon!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Where did she find a lawyer willing to represent her in this suit? And how can Teresa afford another lawyer’s fees? I am at a loss. There must be a lot of benjamins hidden in the chicken coop.

    • There has to be a stash hidden somewhere. Who paid for Gia’s new video? This woman needs to be hospitalized. She’s certifiable.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Maybe that is part of her game plan. Is this a ploy to convince the authorities that she is unbalanced?

        • I say yes! She’s doing any and everything to make herself look crazy. All this lawsuit will uncover is more fraud that the feds should use to charge her with more crimes. She’s turning her 15-month prison sentence into a bigger circus than it has to be. It’s like the felon who’s serving a 5-year sentence then escapes, gets caught and returns to serve an additional 20 years for escaping. Tre’s antics are turning into that type of fiasco.

          • Pinky Pie

            While it is upsetting to think Teresa is using more excuses, it is also kind if funny. Teresa is in full panic mode now. The next 32 days should be interesting. Start keeping a list of the reasons she is using for delaying prison.:)
            Oh, and morning sunshine…you’re making me smile again!

  • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

    This is why she’s lost most of whatever miniscule fanbase she had before the sentencing. Because this bitch can NEVER take responsibility for ANYthing.

    She is going up in flames in the fire she herself built.

  • Nene robs kids

    This is only the beginning of her bag of tricks before Jan 5th

    • Hey Nene Robs Kids…..ya got that right. She will pull out all stops and will go kicking & screaming to that prison cell. 32 days and counting!!

      • Pinky Pie

        Can you imagine try to put her in her cage? They might have to inject her with something.

        • Hey Pinky Pie! 🙂 Gorilla tranquilizers should work. LOL!

          • Pinky Pie

            Lol! Perfect! 🙂 🙂

      • Nene robs kids

        It’s pathetic that she will do anything to avoid her punishment

  • WestCoastFeed

    Who is she going to blame next? Oh, I know, Melissa sneaked into the older Gorga’s home and stole the documents that the Feds used to indict her. And Monica Chacon was in on it somehow, too.

    • Haven’t she used this tired excuse already? I thought she’s already convinced herself Mel is behind some of HER legal mess.

    • Pinky Pie

      Teresa bought her daughter a dog. I think it ate her bankruptcy papers (homework).

    • charma

      Would you believe there are a few hardcore defenders still saying that’s what happened?

      • Dave

        All 20 of her fans are insane like her.

      • twifan2

        Yep, those poor thangs! 😀
        http://i.imgur.com/HE5mnOb.gif

        • Jennymckitty

          Hey Twi, I’ve missed your funny posts.

          • twifan2

            Hi Hi Jennymckitty! 🙂
            Chats has been keeping me BUSY! Little hairychit head has been getting into so much troubles lately! :/
            *throws hands up & walks away smh*

          • Hey Jenny….Stacy commented on this thread.

        • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

          LOL!

      • Ahahaha! Pure hilarity.

  • Dave

    Classic deflection from Teresa. Teresa is a criminal. A thief. Would she give 2 rats asses for anyone else in her shoes? Prison is her punishment, as it should be. She’s received more leniency than she deserves. Suing her bk lawyer is simply another ploy to delay the inescapable.

    • Pinky Pie

      How much will it cost her former attorney to have had Teresa as his client? Plus his reputation is being dragged through the mud. You have to admit Teresa and Joe are masterminds at getting out of responsibility. It just amazes me how they get trial postponements and delays. I knew Teresa would keep firing of her list of reasons she would not be at prison on Jan. 5th. I think she should pack her bag and accept her 15 month stay in prison. I’m sick of her excuses.

      • Dave

        I’m tired of all the excuses too. Had this been the average citizen we would have been in prison and serving longer sentences.

        • Pinky Pie

          Instead of trying to settle her daughters into a new live space, settle them and create memories for them to hold onto while she is in prison. Teresa used the time to fight a fight she already lost. Poor girls with all the shame she brought them, she is piling more on.

  • twifan2

    DANG! Never thought I’d see the day when Homer Simpson was WAY smarter than Tre!
    Talk about a ‘dumbTerass’! 😀

    • Dave

      Homer is a genius in comparison, lol.

      • twifan2

        Duuhhhh! ;D
        ITA

    • Dani-K

      ROFL!

  • Chloe

    Can she sue someone about that forehead? Now that’s truly criminal.

    • twifan2

      I’d luv luv luv to see how God ‘answers’ lawsuit! 😀

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      I’d sue God for that. I would. And she could sue her parents for giving her a low IQ.

  • Mommyof4qtpies

    Why isn’t her focus on her “FAMilleeee”! That’s what she claims life is all about. Liar, liar, Teresa’s pants are on fire!

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      And what’s funny is that she doesn’t even realize how bad this is playing with what few (3–dana and 2 others) fans she has left.

  • Dana

    This is Fabilicious news. I hope she gets the case settled before January 5th.

    • twifan2

      Step away from the Felonellini before it fries the brain cell. 🙂

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      What’s wrong with you? Were you dropped on the head or are you Teresa? (or as Twi suggests, perhaps it’s time to put away the glass of Felonellini and the crack pipe).

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      She’s basically pissing up a rope and then grabbing on to it. Any money that is not earmarked for creditors that she and her unremorseful convicted felon bitch of a husband ripped off, should be going to feed her family and pay her bills!
      If the story is correct this bint has no business doing anything but trying to legally raise money to take care of her true responsibilities. Hiring another lawyer for another crap shoot that will end up with all of it hitting the fan again just proves to all of the world what a complete idiot she continues to be!!

  • Jennymckitty

    I would love to ask Stacy if this suit even has merit? Didn’t she have to swear to the validity of the documents provided to the court for her bankruptcy suit? Wouldn’t that have been the time for her to say “Hey! I’m on this housewife show and I have this book for sale.”

    • twifan2

      Jennymckitty, Chats says ‘OH HE77 NO it has any merit’!
      Chats should know, he’s tried before to sue his lawyers. 😉

      • Jennymckitty

        Jenny agrees with Chatz but Seasaidh the Shih Tzu agrees with Tre. She isn’t the brightest dog. There are goldfish smarter than she.

        • twifan2

          Chats’ eyes just lit up at ‘goldfish’! 😀
          He luvs those cheddar ones mostly! Me too! 🙂

    • Dave

      I can’t imagine this suit will end in her favor. It another ploy to delay her prison sentence.

      • twifan2

        Any which way if & when it goes to court, Tre would still have to wait till AFTER she comes out of prison. Slow process. 🙂

    • Nene robs kids

      I just tweeted Stacy and asked her just this question

      • WestCoastFeed

        Please ask if she has passed the statute of limitation for filing for legal malpractice, too.

        • Nene robs kids

          Will do but this is a very high powered respected attorney Teresa is going after. She’s insane

          • WestCoastFeed

            This is the man we saw televised back when Juicy lost to Joe Mastropole. I remember that was when we heard Teresa telling Juicy, “I guess you gotta lie.”

          • Nene robs kids

            I just posted Stacy’s answer to me on and I also asked her about statute of limitations

        • Nene robs kids

          Here is her response

          Stacy Slotnick ‏@TheFoxyJurist 46s46 seconds ago

          @nygirlallday Client has 3 yrs from date legal malpractice occurs 2 file a lawsuit against lawyer unless lawyer concealed improper activity

          • WestCoastFeed

            Haven’t more than 3 years gone by since she & Juicy hid assets on the bk filings? Didn’t they file in 2009?

          • Nene robs kids

            I think so but I’m not sure

          • Stacy Slotnick

            She is suing for activity that occurred regarding the 2010 bankruptcy filing. She can potentially overcome a SOL defense by Kridel if he hid his legal malpractice activity.

  • WestCoastFeed

    I wonder whether Juicy has signed on to this lawsuit?

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi WCF! 🙂
      You know I get the feeling Juicy just doesn’t care any more. He looks beaten-imo.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I bet he is staying away from this. And I have the feeling the rest of the Giudice family is not on this bandwagon.

    • Dave

      The filed jointly, I would imagine his name is on it.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Are they claiming they provided all of the correct information and their attorney chose what to include? And when they read the bankruptcy form before signing it didn’t they notice all of the missing assets? Judge Salas made a big mistake allowing these two time at home before prison. They should have been sent straight to jail.

  • Dani-K

    I am shocked that they found a lawyer that was willing to file this frivolous lawsuit on their behalf. They signed the return (when Joe bothered to file one). Tre’s refusal to be accountable is mind boggling.

    • twifan2

      That’s what is so out of this worl Treass-ish!
      Their bankruptcy filing is what triggered the Feds on coming down on her. The Feds had been investigating them before they filed. This ‘new’ lawyer of hers has to know that! :/

  • MorningYawn

    Oh Teresa, waht a waste of time and money (that you do not have). At the end of the day, you signed that ish. You knew what was (and wasn’t) in that bankruptcy filing and you had no problem giving the green light. I find it immensely hard to believe that you didn’t know what you were signing in each and every instance – mortgage papers, bankruptcy filing and plea agreement. You either need a translator or glasses. Next.

  • Nene robs kids

    Here is what Stacy says in answering my tweet about what she thinks of this lawsuit:

    Stacy Slotnick ‏@TheFoxyJurist 2m2 minutes ago

    @nygirlallday She had chance 2 make THAT claim b4 sentencing. Alleging James Kridel botched bankruptcy filing now looks less than credible

    Stacy Slotnick ‏@TheFoxyJurist 2m2 minutes ago

    @nygirlallday She had chance 2 make THAT claim b4 sentencing. Alleging James Kridel botched bankruptcy filing now looks less than credible

    Stacy Slotnick ‏@TheFoxyJurist 1m1 minute ago
    @nygirlallday My pleasure! Statute of limitations on legal malpractice cases is 3 yrs in the state of NY, which I believe is where she filed

    • twifan2

      You’d think her ‘lawyer’ now would have told her that?!
      BUT it’s Tre…she don’t listen! ONLY to what she wants to hear! 😀

      • Nene robs kids

        What kind of attorney would even take on a case with Teresa or Joe?

        • twifan2

          A desperate one?!
          Which makes me wonder even more how much truth is in this article. Another tidbit sent out by Tre for sympathy? :/

          • Nene robs kids

            It was filed in Manhattan in court for sure

          • twifan2

            Would have thought Jersey court. Keeping it in her own backyard. 😀

          • Nene robs kids

            The lawyer is in NYC

          • twifan2

            Guess none in Jersey wanted to take case? :/
            Smart!

          • Nene robs kids

            Sorry the lawyer is in NJ but the court is in NY

          • twifan2

            Well, I won’t be vacationing in Jersey any time soon! 🙂

          • Nene robs kids

            That makes two of us

          • WestCoastFeed

            TMZ broke the story and claimed they had the documents

          • twifan2

            Thanks for the info.
            All around stupid for even thinking she has a chance at a ‘favorable’ ruling! :/

        • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

          A fame-HO’ing one.

  • September24

    LOL if she wins!

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      No freaking way. No court is as dumb as she is.

  • Gabby

    Too little, too late…All she wants is money!

  • twifan2

    Is this ‘new’ lawyer working on a ‘You win, you pay. You lose, you don’t’ type thing?
    Is it JimBooB consulting her? Cause he can’t actually practice law any where.
    SO many questions! o.0

    • WestCoastFeed

      Good question. I was wondering myself if she had hired that weasel to represent her. Correction, to advise her. Because he isn’t an attorney himself, he advises attorneys.

  • twifan2

    Question!!!!
    Who’s dumber:
    Tre for filing this suit?
    OR
    The lawyer taking her case? :/
    http://i.imgur.com/craAcKP.gif

    • WestCoastFeed

      Well, the lawyer will gain some notoriety for taking the case.

    • italiano bambino

      Twiiiiiiii babe

    • I’ll say C) all of above…. The unsuspecting lawyer probably didn’t realize how crooked they were prior to taking the case.

      • Stacy Slotnick

        Whoever helped file her lawsuit is probably taking the case for publicity and to use Teresa Giudice as a talking point for future media appearances as well as to generate new business.

        • twifan2

          But I would think that person would want to have/keep a reputable reputation?
          You don’t have to answer Stacy, BUT would you have taken Tre’s case?

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Reputation in this industry is an interesting thing. Remember Jose Baez? The man was hated and despised for representing Casey Anthony but that case gave him major street cred and he is regularly booked on network news programs and his firm is thriving. That saying there’s no such thing as bad press is a cliche that is somewhat true. You can parlay notoriety in this business very effectively if you work with the right people. From a purely practical standpoint, it would have been difficult for me to represent Teresa because it would have negatively impacted my other clients, who are well-known. It’s an interesting, great question though twitfan2!

          • twifan2

            Well as they say ‘bad press is better than no press’-I’d stick to being in the background with my little reputation. 🙂
            Which does make me think Tre’s lawyer is up & coming-trying to make a name for himself/herself. Hope they have the stamina to put up with her! 🙂

          • Stacy Slotnick

            Great point. I bet in a month or so you’ll hear about a substitution of counsel. Her lawyers seem to be going through a revolving door pretty frequently. She makes them dizzy, I bet.

          • Very well stated!!

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Baez is teaching at Harvard now. An attorney who is successful at getting an acquittal looks good despite how bad his client is/was. Casey Anthony is still hated but Baez is a star in the legal world. He did pretty much the impossible–I would have NEVER thought CA would walk.

      • Stacy Slotnick

        Also, just when we think we understand how twisted everything she does and says is, there is a whole new layer that reveals chaos and new lows. I bet this lawyer, as you say, hasn’t even scratched the surface as to how wild her legal situation is.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      A picture tells a thousand words. Excellent use of video imaging.

      • twifan2

        Thanks. 🙂
        There no words to even describe Tre’s train-wreck thinking! :/

    • Raine Woman

      That’s a tough one, twi…I’ll have to get back to you. 🙂

  • CatsMeow

    Please! Tell me this WON’T work! Why can’t this woman ever take responsibility for her actions?

  • italiano bambino

    Teresa YOU decided to hide your assets the judge give you enough time to put everything on the table. You decided to play dumb… This bitch is to much!

  • Nene robs kids

    I want to thank Stacy our fabulous Attorney for answering our questions on twitter so I could post them here! We love you Stacy

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Much love to you and the fantastic AATT posters as well! Teresa is a fabulously fascinating legal subject, for sure.

      • Thank you Stacy.

      • Nene robs kids

        It just never ends with her! You are a real gem for explaining things to us!

        • Stacy Slotnick

          I am only as good as the questions you all pitch me, so thank you for generating fabulously important & key concepts for me to analyze. 🙂

      • WestCoastFeed

        Thanks, Stacy for taking the time to answer our questions.

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        That’s so awesome!

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      I love your screen name!!!

      • Stacy Slotnick

        Your screen name is pretty fantastically fabulous too!

        • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

          Thanks Stacy! I’m glad you are here for legal clarification! 🙂

        • Nene robs kids

          Thanks I change it to whatever has me irritated at the time!

  • Stacy Slotnick

    On my ridiculous list of things Teresa has done, this definitely is at the top of the list. She continues to deflect blame and this lawsuit is likely frivolous. Moreover, the SOL may have run on this claim. In any event, you can bet your bottom dollar (I can’t wait to see new Annie remake) that she filed this lawsuit to settle with her attorney. No one will she ever get a judgment for the $5 million she has sued for.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Stacy, are you suggesting that she still has outstanding legal fees that she owes him and this is a ploy to get him to settle for less?

      • Stacy Slotnick

        I would be shocked if this wasn’t a ploy to settle whatever outstanding legal fees she owes him.

        • Hence the appropriate title of this blog “Fraud Alert,” the scamming never ends with this lady.

    • BuckJohnson

      Exactly, but remember they are attorneys and they know the game also. They made sure to cover their butts. This woman is a sociopath, she really is. Teresa your done, go to prison.

  • misstc

    When my hubby went thru a bankruptcy in 2000, his lawyer went line by line of every little thing that could possibly be of value. I can not believe any lawyer, (unless they hired Ricky from the pizza joint who just started law school on line), would just ask them to list what they own; leading me to believe when he asked, they denied they owned something (in their heads) and said no to a plethora of questions, only now to shift blame.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You are absolutely right. There is a true story all law professors tell their law students, and it goes something like this: Defense counsel on a first-degree murder case falls asleep during opening arguments. The defendant later claims legal malpractice. The ruling by the appellate court? No legal malpractice was committed when the attorney fell asleep during TRIAL. (On a personal note, I am sorry to hear about your husband’s bankruptcy. That must have been a very challenging time for you all but I am glad his counsel was competent based on what you’ve told us.)

      • misstc

        Well, I guess first of all, we went to a “bankruptcy lawyer” who specializes only in bankruptcies. That’s why I wonder who the Guidices went to? Oh and thank you about my husband’s adventure. I wouldn’t marry him unless he cleared his name & balance sheet as my credit was good. I already went thru a situation w/ a former husband where I lost a sizable tax return & credit because I married a man who owed back child support and I was now liable for some of his debts. Oh, good riddance to that one! Later he wanted a divorce which I gladly wanted to give him but only if he took full responsibility of our debts which he ran up. That was a lesson well learned!! All people ready to marry should have their spouse to be background checked for debt, IMO

  • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

    I can’t believe how much blame she’s placed on *every other person or thing* while not taking ANY responsibility herself.

    Next she’ll be blaming and suing Jesus Christ himself because he made her think she would be forgiven for her sins (her CRIMES!).

    The forehead challenged one knows no bounds!

    • Stacy Slotnick

      There is no question about it. This filing makes Teresa look like she cannot accept blame once again. In New York, attorney malpractice is defined as a “deviation from good and accepted legal practice, where the client has been proximately damaged by that deviation, but for which, there would have been a different, better or more positive outcome.” This is a relatively low burden for a client to prove, but the fact is what he did or didn’t do re bankruptcy filing would not have changed the outcome of her case, thus she cannot prove he proximately caused her “injury.” She committed fraud. That’s that.

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        You summed that up perfectly–and a person who was interested in saving herself would play this whole thing with TRUE remorse and beg for forgiveness from the viewers.

        Don’t you honestly think it would play FAR better if she humbled right down and did that? I mean–if she wants to ever TRY to make a comeback that’s her only route (although personally, I think just too many are too disgusted at this point–the few delusional fans she has left can’t carry her into continuing as a ‘television personality’ (which she is, because she is NOT a real celebrity, nor are we ‘fans’– we are viewers who can’t avert our eyes from this continuous train wreck).

        She doesn’t know how to listen to anyone–she is SO dumb yet she thinks she is smart. She has not listened to anyone who might have helped her–and she continues to throw the dirt over her own grave. She’ll never be able to dig herself out of this mess.

        • Stacy Slotnick

          I think the idea of her displaying humility is a ship that has passed. While those of us in entertainment industry can counsel our clients, they don’t always listen. If she is really a sociopath it seems natural that she would forgo any crisis management or legal advice even if it is in her best interest. Yes, absolutely she should humble it down and take her sentence and come out a better, more refined person. But she is grasping at straws because nothing is her fault.

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            I do really think she is a sociopath–but like most people with personality disorders (and hers would seem to include narcissistic PD, borderline PD, histrionic PD, as well as Borderline PD–they don’t believe there is anything wrong with them.

            That’s why they are so hard to treat. Because before you can ever change, you have to first admit there’s a problem that needs to be changed. Teresa is not introspective to ever see any fault of her own–which will be a huge challenge for the remainder of her life.

  • Trippinhhard

    This woman can’t accept that she is guilty as charged, she got by with a very light sentence.
    This woman needs help in accepting they are theives and deserve more jail time than they received.. I’m just sick of all the BS with Teresa.

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Absolutely. This is a side show she is creating. Moreover, Kridel could turn around and counter-sue her for slander/libel. She is playing a dangerous game if the facts do not back up her allegations of legal malpractice.

      • Trippinhhard

        Teresa must think everyone is as dumb as she is.. It was their responsibility to make sure everything was listed that they owned or was in their home.. I have to tell my accountant line for line my medical bills and any other information.. He does not know all my personal business. One thing you don’t do is LIE Ro your attorney, let him handle it.. But these two dummies are liars and theives, and don’t want to take responsibility for anything.. SMDH

      • Nene robs kids

        I hope he does counter sue her

        • Trippinhhard

          What will he get?? Her debts or kids, everything else belongs to someone else..

          • Nene robs kids

            Just the satisfaction of burning her

          • Trippinhhard

            Count it as another loss, this thick skull dummy will try anything, to get out of going to jail..

  • Guest

    roflmao, this wretched Ape-faced cvnt is SO scared. I seriously do believe she’s coming to the realization that SO many people HATE her/Joe/their family and they aren’t as smart as they thought they were. bahaha. I don’t hate saying that I LOVE TreApe is scared!!!!! I wonder how many victims are relishing the fact that 1) She’s not gotten a free-pass to discharge her/his debts and they must pay them back/have wages garnished, and 2) B’tch and her short/fat Gorilla-looking husband is going to PRISON. Karma baby, Karma’s kicking her in the ass/gut. Whoot.

  • Trippinhhard

    Stacy thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.

    • twifan2

      Yes! Dittos Stacy!!!
      & kudos for helping me/us wade thru Tre’s mess! 🙂

    • Stacy Slotnick

      You are so welcome. It is my pleasure. Keep posting and tweeting your wonderful remarks, thoughts, and questions. 🙂

      • twifan2

        Stacy, if Tre loses this case-can Kridel sue Tre AND her lawyer?

      • Jennymckitty

        Stacey, am I correct in thinking that attorney malpractice cases are tried before a judge and not a jury?

        • Stacy Slotnick

          This case’s first stop will be before a judge. Kridel’s counsel will file a motion to dismiss and/or motion for summary judgment that will likely be granted. The system favors lawyer-defendants partly as a function of the close working relationship between judges and lawyers and partly because the rules for legal malpractice are written by attorneys, controlled by attorneys and adjudicated by attorneys, namely, judges.

  • Nene robs kids

    I just read a tweet on twitter “How long until Teresa sues Bravo”?

    • twifan2

      The ONLY hand that’s feeding her right now!
      Probably by next year sometime. :/

    • TartLemon

      Sues Bravo for what?

      • She’ll try it, she blames them for ruining her life.

        • Raine Woman

          Hey there Doc (nice new name and avi)! Didn’t Andy state (somewhat recently) that it was Joe Giudice who asked him prior to joining the show if anyone had ever been indicted from being on the HWs? 🙂

      • Nene robs kids

        Bringing people on the show to ruin her. Remember all this is someone else’s fault never Teresa or Joe

      • brasserie

        Creating the Real Housewives series that was to be her downfall.
        Bravo should have known this would happen and should have pulled the show before it ever aired. That way, Teresa could have lied and stolen anonymously.

        • WestCoastFeed

          And never have been caught.

  • TartLemon

    I’m no legal eagle, but it seems to me an indictment covers very specific items and does not exclude crimes later uncovered in a certain block of time. Those little forensic accounting trails ‘overlooked’ by the FED investigators will now be brought to light and scrutinized. NEW INDICTMENT.

    Like I said, I’m not legally trained, but Teresa has opened herself up to some serious shit here. “You gotta lie”. It’s right there on video. All that stuff, too, Teresa said on Jaq’s patio. It was edited out, but the footage is somewhere.

    Every little detail will be scrutinized. This is FED court baby. Even the funds Teresa came up with to fund Gia’s career will be nitpicked.

    IDIOT!

    • Poo

      I guess she does not understand the words “paper trail”. Maybe she also doesn’t understand that attorneys keep copies of Everything. Paper is going to get her again. God help that poor attorney shmuck going up against a Madison Ave atty and on contingency at that !

  • TartLemon

    Stacy, does this make moot the attorney/client confidentiality?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      Waiver of attorney-client privilege frequently arises as an issue in legal malpractice cases such as these. Kridel’s defense counsel will argue plaintiff’s (Teresa’s) conduct amounts to an “implied waiver,” that is, that some conduct of the privilege holder is legally equivalent to her conscious act to forego the protection the privilege affords. In analyzing whether a waiver has occurred, courts frequently balance important policies, specifically, our legal system’s fundamental interest in finding out the “truth” about litigated events against its powerful interest in protecting counsel client communications. In layman’s terms this means that Teresa, by filing this lawsuit has exposed herself and her lies to further scrutiny from a judge.

      • TartLemon

        What happens in the case of “exposed herself and her lies to further scrutiny from a judge”? Can the original 15 mo sentence be made longer?

    • Stacy Slotnick

      To be crystal clear, in the law we call this an implied subject matter waiver because the confidential communications must be disclosed or injected as part of a claim or defense in litigation. Teresa, as the plaintiff, opened the door to confidential communications being disclosed by her counsel (Kridel) so that he could defend himself against her suit.

  • WestCoastFeed

    OT–The Gorgas are at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting tonight. I think they are the only NJ representatives there. But I imagine NY will have a contingent, including LuAnn and, who else?

    • That’s soooo beautiful. I bet LuAnn, Bethenny & Kristen

      • WestCoastFeed

        Marjorie over at SH has the dox on Tre’s case. They are hard to read, but I can make out this this is Teresa’s lawsuit alone. Juicy is not mentioned that I can see.

    • TartLemon

      Good for them. That’s where I’d be tonight. Born, raised and lived on the Texas more than half a century and Rock Center tree lighting has always been on the bucket list. Also ice skating there. Saw it in movies all my life and it was the height of sophistication.

  • brasserie

    Not one blessED thing is ever this woman’s fault.
    Lie and Deny. Eternally.
    Headstone suggestion.

    • HAHAHA! You have killer one-liners. Love your wit.

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      She Tries…She Lies…She Defies…She Cries…And no one Buys (anymore).

  • Tre’s Going to Prison

    BINGO! She found yet another novel hair brained idea to attempt to litigate aka keep her name up there to talk about!
    There must be some other wonky problem she will come up with to keep her ratchet name on the websites to respond to.
    I wonder who her appointed idiot will be that will continue to do this while she’s in the slammer/penitentiary!

  • Raine Woman

    What’s next…she’s going to sue Joe?

    Thank you Avigail and AAtT! Funniest thing I read all day!!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Who knows. He is not a party to this lawsuit. This is Tre against the bk lawyer.

      • Raine Woman

        Hi West. I hope you enjoyed your Holiday and got yourself that new laptop!

        That’s the funniest part….it’s ALL Teresa. I can almost give Joe a little credit for staying out of this one. But that also speaks volumes…doesn’t it? 😉

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes, thanks, Raine. I am getting accustomed to my new laptop that my kids set up for me Thanksgiving Day. I should be using it to find new ideas on what to do with turkey leftovers. Or I should say, what else to do with them.

  • Harleygirl0685

    I saw this coming within the first 10 mins of her sit down with Andy Cohen! Pathetic!

  • maskedcommenter

    She had better rethink this. The last time she tried to get over, she ended up with a jail sentence.

  • Norrth

    WTH is this?!?!?!? I can only assume he claimed the assets he knew about!

  • TartLemon

    I’m getting scared. Should I lawyer up now or wait until Teresa finally gets around to blaming ME as the reason she’s going to jail?

    Uhhhhh…..Teresa…..You moron, you are a CONVICTED FELON. You are going to jail because you are a CRIMINAL.

    You know, I’m kinda wanting this to go to a Judge. For Teresa to stand there while the Judge tells her this.

  • Poo

    For those questioning the Statute of limitations , I think her bankruptcy was only recently adjudicated and denied by the court.

  • itsjustme

    Unless Tre and Joe TOLD their lawyer about those assets HTF is he suppose to know about them to list them! I’m pretty sure if they told him, he would have listed them. Boy, she sure is trying ANYTHING and blaming ANYONE for her fraudulent lifestyle that went wrong.
    HEY TRE! I have an idea! You pled guilty, now ACT IT AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS! Please go to prison already!

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    So is it considered ‘malpractice’ if she doesn’t disclose assets to her attorney? I seem to recall her hiding money, advances from her 1st book and such…so how is that the attorney’s fault? I hope they laugh at her then countersue her ass! BLOOP!