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Kirk Kerkorian settles long time feud with ex-wife Lisa

Michael Trope has hit the grand slam home run of Family Law. He hit the ball right out of the park with the bases loaded for his client, Lisa Kerkorian. We at DesperateExes.com are betting that this is one of the biggest if not THE biggest child support wins in the history of divorce… …but Lisa K is no fool, she reached out and picked a winner, Michael Trope, of Trope and DeCarolis.

Michael Trope not only negotiated this incredible win, but folks wait till you hear this number, $10,250,000.00 in retroactive child support for Lisa Da K going back to 2002! There is no other lawyer in the United States that could have put a deal like this together, none. …can you say “vindicated?” Whoever found Michael Trope for Ms. Kerkorian should be awarded a trip around the world, all expenses paid!!! Or a Rolex, “The Yacht-Master II” blue bezel and…

…Folks there is always a backside to these stories and this one is no different. It was back in ….2008 when Michael Trope presented his “Motion to set aside” all the nasty stuff that victimized Lisa Kerkorian. As some of you will remember when she had Kolodny and Anteau as her lawyers pretty much all of what she said on the phone was being shared with Kirk Kerkorian’s lawyer Christensen …Anthony Pellicano know who else through wiretaps… …and Terry Christensen lost his ability to practice law…disbarred….

…1. Lisa did not get a fair trial in 2002 because her lawyers were compromised with wire taps…..

Los Angeles Attorney Michael Trope wins largest settlement ever in divorce corp.

Los Angeles Attorney Michael Trope wins largest settlement ever in divorce corp.

2. Michael Trope was asking that everything be set aside as it was an “unfair” trial. And this was the only reasonable thing the court could do…a great position to take.

3. All previous evidence would have to be purged, tossed, thrown out, dumped…why? It was all obtained through illegal conduct…

4. …Kirk Kerkorian crew would not be allowed to present any new evidence and all of the other stuff would be tossed…

…. Now, for the big turn, a change of direction, we got a fresh attitude. I wrote on May 12, 2010 that the Judge orders lotsa bacon for Lisa Da K lawyers.” That day, it is my opinion that Joe Mannis, not being anyone’s fool saw what the exposure could be for his client and began to chart a new course. The actions and comments that day by Judge Steinberg made it clear that it was not going to be business as usual when it came to Lisa Kerkorian and her lawyer, Michael Trope. The other side representing Kirk Kerkorian had committed serious crimes and…

…The deal has been floating around it looks like since July 8, 2010, my birthday! The agreement was finalized and signed… …October 22, 2010. Representing Mr. Kirk Kerkorian is none other than one of the biggest hitters in family law, Joe Mannis. When it comes to seasoned lawyers talk to Joe Mannis. Keep in mind, Mannis represented one of the richest men in the world on this divorce/support issue. Talk about Titans of DIVORCE, here you have two of the best in the game, Michael Trope and Joe Mannis!

In closing, this was some of the best big gun lawyering in Family Law court this year, Michael Trope for Lisa Kerkorian and Joe Mannis for Kirk Kerkorian. …Michael Trope, need I remind everyone that before becoming a lawyer, he was one of the biggest sports agents in the country…”The Art of Negotiating” is alive and well at Trope and DeCarolis.

Read the rest of this article as well as the previous coverage at Desperate Exes.com.

http://desperateexes.com/2010/10/22/cha-ching-kerkorian-settlement-could-set-record/.

UPDATE ADDITION: The settlement, which provides $100,000 a month until Kira turns 19 or until she graduates from high school, no longer is a full-time student or no longer is living with her mother full-time. After that, the settlement says, the child support will be reduced to $50,000 a month.

The agreement also provides for Kerkorian to pay expenses including school costs, equestrian expense, clothing, housing, travel, hobbies, automobiles, food, beauty treatments, tutoring, entertainment, parties and pets.

The AP reports that Lisa was married to Kerkorian for only 28 days and admitted that their daughter, Kara was not his biological daughter, but Kerkorian has loved her and been involved in her life as her “dad” since day one.

Wonder how much the Court awarded Michael Trope in attorney fees? Perhaps John J. Nazarian will get that scoop and share it with us as well.

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October 23, 2010
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Kirk Kerkorian

Well it was smackdowns and laughs in Department 2 this morning at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Real funny for some and real sad for others. Department 2 is the domain of Judge Steinberg and the judge was sticking with her “tentative”..$489,254.05. Yup, she did it and this was an interim fee award without prejudice to request MORE!!!!! More??!! This judge got it and understood clearly what was being done in her court and did the right thing! And you know, the rich are different and should pay when they can to “keep the monkeys dancing.”

Who might you ask were the actors in this divorce drama???? Lisa Kerkorian was in court today with her lawyers, Michael Trope and his partner Patrick DeCarolis, it was strange, these two divorce titans said pretty much nothing…almost church-like! Their paperwork was submitted and there they sat waiting for a decision from Judge Steinberg. NOW, on the other side representing the 41st richest man in the world were Joe Mannis and Robert Kipper, who might you ask is their client? None other than Kirk Kerkorian, who is a very rich old fellow, born in Fresno on June 6, 1917. (I had the chance to meet him for a few seconds during his appearance in Federal Court in defense of his former lawyer and good friend, Terry Christensen. During the Anthony Pellicano wire tapping trial. He was twice as entertaining as Chris Rock …)

Joe Mannis was beside himself as he was throwing all he could to get the Judge not to give this huge sum of money to Lisa’s lawyers….

Los Angeles Attorney Michael Trope

Los Angeles Attorney Michael Trope

This is more than huge money, Michael Trope and his client Lisa K can go back to court and likely get more in the weeks and months to come. This is bad for the rich old guy, now the former love of his life can fight him with his own money! If I were Mr. Mannis I would hope that Mr. Kerkorian does not have the volume turned up on his hearing aid when his assistant tells him that he got hammered in Los Angeles this morning…then again one must reflect that you cannot take all that money with you…

Note: It would appear that this year Mr. Kerkorian has been very generous to a few lawyers here in Los Angeles…”what was that clicking sound on my phone?”…

This appears to have all of the big and powerful players in the Hollywood Divorce Scene employed, finish reading John J. Nazarian’s take at the below URL and while there browse through his latest group of articles and the joke he posted.

http://desperateexes.com/2010/05/12/judge-orders-lotsa-bacon-for-lisa-da-k-lawyers/.

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May 15, 2010
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Anthony Pelilcano

Tap Tap Tap Tap me, whatever pain or harm a wiretap can bring is nothing compared to the financial rewards that can land in the victim’s bank accounts. There is not one doubt in my mind that I was “listened to” during the days of Anthony Pellicano’s reign of terror. …To think of all that money slipping through my hands only because my government got hoodwinked by a self-taught private investigator in the art and wizardry of wiretapping and the storage of information. All at the hands of a computer geek and “The Pelican.”

I have heard through the grapevine MILLIONS were paid to make one “victim” go away, and even a couple of lesser victims got more than they could have ever dreamed of. However, there are people in the world that a million, 2 million, 3 million is a little like tipping the parking attendant a $ 10 bill: big deal for that parking guy, ain’t shit for the guy giving it…very similar here folks.

And in some people’s circles, when you put your ass on the line and “stay the course” it is expected that you and those close to you will be taken care of. That is real old school if you get what I am saying here folks. …And in the end what is a an old law career worth anyways, 1 million, 2 million, 3 million…well I think you are getting the point here. …

…Very rich divorce lawyers battling it out in the civil courts and one is guilty as hell and the other is a victim. The problem is the next payout will not be fast and easy as this last one. Damn, Tap Tap Tap away…as it is so often stated, the rich get richer, and the rest of us? We at least sleep well, right fellas?

Please visit Desperate Exes.com for to read the rest of John J. Nazarian’ article. Once again never say never because then something about what you think is a over lawsuit comes back to haunt you.

http://desperateexes.com/2010/03/15/pellicano-trial-tappity-tap/.

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March 16, 2010
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Billionaire Kerk Kerkorian

The earth shook in Los Angeles last night while I was seated at my favorite table at Club Cicada in downtown. Then I was tossed out of bed this morning and I could not understand why….was I dreaming? There were legal papers by the thousands flying out of windows of a high rise in Century City, what’s up?

Well, I was soon to understand that at 8:30 AM , at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Dept.2 Judge Marjorie Steinberg threw out all of the work that Terry Christensen (former lawyer) and Wendy Herzog, Esq. did on behalf of their very very very very very rich client. That being none other than the very rich and very old and very powerful Kirk Kerkorian. Pellicano’s wiretapping undid the whole package and the paper storm was all that “good” legal work flying out the window and headed to the city dump. And all of this was at the hands of M.L. Trope, Lawyer. Michael to some, Mr. Trope to many others.

Lisa Kerkorian my friend and former client is being represented by one of the biggest names in divorce in Southern California, Michael L. Trope, Esq. of the firm Trope & DeCarolis, LLP. Michael is one of those lawyers who will take you apart very methodically and never raise his voice, as I said before he has an interesting style.

…The billionaire gambling tycoon Kirk Kerkorian cannot be happy about this, he is going to be back at square one…talk about shooting “craps.”

To read the rest of this beginning saga we are going to follow read the rest of the story at John J. Nazarian.

http://desperateexes.com/2009/05/18/did-you-feel-that-pellicano-aftershocks-continue/.

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May 18, 2009
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John J. Nazarian and Charlee his partner on the job

Well, one shoe fell this morning in Federal Court in Los Angeles: Terry Christensen was sentenced. No surprises here folks, Judge Dale Fischer aka Judge Sledge (as in hammer) started slow and built to a smack down that was no surprise, 3 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. So much for paying those idiots who suggested to the court 10 months house arrest and $30,000 fine! I also noticed it got hotter as she spoke, as if the bowels of hell were opening (and this is just a warm up for the Pelican and his crew. not looking too good Paisano!). This morning’s proceedings had all the feelings of a funeral, those of us in attendance got to witness a man’s career being thrown into a pit and dirt being shoveled in on top, and the final shovel would be the sentence given by Judge Fischer. I was not happy as I have been playing the P.I. Game in this town for many years and I as well as many others know the truth….I have said this before, if J. Edgar Hoover had been alive Mr. Christensen would have had a lot of company sitting with him…and the others had been doing what Mr. Christensen has been charged with (2 counts) for years! YEARS, not several weeks, like he did! And I know that it made no difference, steal a roll of dimes from a bank or a bag full of Benjamins it is all a crime, I do get it. Do you get me and my point? Alright, Ok, I have heard the tapes and yes there is obviously material there to come to the conclusion that the jury and many others have come to. However, I do know all the players in High Stakes divorce cases in this town and even Higher Stakes civil litigation. And there are several lawyers in this “play pen” that must have just been taking massive doses of Imodium AD people. Oh sure, much of what Anthony Pellicano recorded is gone or cannot be opened by our government in Quantico, Va. Can you imagine if the Feds had got it right the first time?

Mr. Christensen was there with his wife and his son Christopher, and many more supporters than detractors. The defense knew exactly what was coming and went through the motions. I have heard all the thoughts as to the defense I was there and I don’t think a better defense could have been made. Those GD tapes, that was the burn, and again for what? At the end of the day what did Pellicano make better? Save a few million for a rich old guy? For someone who was and still is worth billions? Saunders and Lally and several of the agents involved were also there. Saunders too was on top of his game, this for the prosecutors is a glorious day and that is what we, as tax payer, pay them as prosecutors to do, prosecute, and that is what these two Federal Prosecutors did, they have no reason to feel guilty. Lally, Suanders, all of the agents did a great job, I just wish that they would have dug a little deeper…what they got was a minnow, all the real big ‘uns got away.

One of the highlights of the morning was when Judge Fischer asked if any of the “victims” wanted to speak. Well, just as there is morning and night to follow here comes none other than Stephen Kolodny. There are some things Kolodny is not going to miss, breakfast, lunch, dinner and the opportunity to make his presence known…

…Also present was Mr. Kerkorian’s security person, a nice guy and he always dresses very well, no surprise there, right. The shaved head, nice suit, nice glasses and a “look.” He and I could have been separated at birth! (Kerkorian and all that is related to his name was a big part of this case). Well, when Stephen got up to address the court, the look that Kerkorian’s guy gave Stephen was right out of the book of “if looks could kill,” or was it more of a look of “enough already”…I am thinking more like a scowl! That moment was worth being there for. And as I was outside taking notes, I thought I heard Mr. Kolodny make a comment to a group that “Nazarian was taking notes,”…

To read the rest of John J. Nazarian’s unique view on the Terry Christensen – Anthony Pellicano trial click the link below.

http://desperateexes.com/2008/11/25/judge-sledges-hammer-comes-down-on-terry-christensen/.

©John J. Nazarian
November 26, 2008
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John Nazarian, the Pellicano Effect

Well, the train is coming around the bend and judgment day is fast approaching…and the letters of “suggestions” for the wish list of the victims of the Pelican and others! Andyes, for sure there are those who wish that Terry Christensen, too, will be crucified along with the big feathered one and his cronies…aka the “The R.I.C.O. Boys.”

We are posting the letters that were written, very nice letters, well-written for the most part, and all very politely “hang the bastards” in tone. Click on the names for pdf’s of each letter.

Jane Doe #8 one that I felt terrible, really terrible during the trial to think that after what happened to her, there was a police sgt. helping her attacker get away with the crime…..she touches on the fact that this went on for so long with the knowledge of many, “nothing short of terrorism”. And she mentions Danny Davis and Ron Richards as the lawyers for John G. Jones…”antics” is used and it is a good word, this girl was a victim…and the DA could not even help her!

You can read the rest of Mr. Nazarian’s article and download the victim statements from his site. I have to say I think this is one of the most touching articles I have read, it allows all to look into what the victims felt about the police sergeant helping Pellicano which really left many victims with no where to go. Mr. Nazarian even apologizes to one he had contact with for not believing the person or how bad all of this was for these people.

http://desperateexes.com/2008/10/18/pellicano-trial-the-victims-speak-part-1/.

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October 19, 2008
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John J. Nazarian, P.I. Extraordinaire

…And who cannot relate to shit service from the phone company! They invented it.

Well, today is the 14th of August and it was warm, real warm. The conversation was about the $300,000 Bing gave Pellicano, or was it the measly $150,000 that Christensen gave him, and was that why Anthony did the now famous “Pelican Shuffle”: play it from both ends. baby. And remember he seldom left the office… We have all seen how it is done in the first trial of the feathered one and his now infamous gang, did it happen again? All that money and a nice room at the Bellagio. You have to hand it to this guy he could really manipulate his rich clients and play the game. Well, his good friend Judge Fischer will hand him something in a few weeks…he giggles and tries to cajole her and tries so hard to be cute and it is just short of wanting to make me and a few others who are watching want to PUKE!

…My old friend Anita Busch showed up and breezed right through the cross, as I am sure the defense did not want to get her wound up. Anita was quick to remind me that when all of this first happened it was me who talked to her three to four times a day and gave her advice. However, it was she who said the L.A.P.D. was involved and I said that I did not think so! I was wrong on several fronts on that case…I did however offer to sleep in her doorway if it would have made her feel better. She like so many others did not deserve this. I think my phone bill went up last month, probably to give to her and the other victims of “the phone tap guy.” She was looking fresh and strong…good job Anita, we at Desperateexes.com wish you and all the others all the best and feel free to call me to help spend that money when it arrives.

Well the government put up Lisa Kerkorian’s phone bills for all to see today…I already know she is not going to like hearing this. All present now know where her dad lives and how long she spoke and even the numbers of her friends from back then…I am sure none of it is of any use any longer…glad they did not involve her laundry. Ms. Kerkorian is going to play a major role in the Terry Christensen case and she could be called to testify. I am telling you all right now, she won’t take any crap from the defense and that will be one day I won’t want to miss. She is still stinging over the injustice that was served up to her and through what would appear ALL ILLEGAL MEANS. I know her and I like her….I think that there is someone telling people in and around the courtroom that I have a relationship with Lisa and to be careful. Yes I do have a relationship with Lisa as well as with several others who were victims of Mr. Pellicano…and so what! My thoughts and take of the events are just that…my thoughts. I hold no grudge towards Pellicano or any lawyer that used his services. Some got away and the rest will go down in history (lawyers and P.I.s under Funny Business).

Harlee Gasmer is a former partner of the wind bag firm of Kolodny and whatever. Harlee is no longer in family law…she is saving her sanity with a family business. One thing was very evident in her testimony and that was how tough it was to control Lisa Kerkorian and how often Lisa just wanted to move on. No surprise here, Lisa K is a very smart women and she knew she was not getting what she was paying for and getting her ass kicked in court…but the money (over one million dollars in fees in under a year) that she was paying was great for someone (# 1 windbag)…she would move on and retain Lisa Helfend Meyer and the power house firm of Meyer, Olson & Lowy…not cheap either, but motivated and they dress well!

To read the rest of John J. Nazarian’s unique view on the Pellicano trial click the link below. Also remember you can download all of the important court papers on the Pellicano trial in our download section of the main site:

http://desperateexes.com/2008/08/15/wonder-why-your-phone-bill-is-going-up-read-on-it-aint-for-the-service/.

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August 16, 2008
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