Orange County Register:  “Late Newport Beach resident Joey Bishop’s live-in companion, who was with him for his final eight years, won a round in her lawsuit against the comedian’s former lawyers after a judge ruled that one of the attorneys cannot countersue her on allegations of financial elder abuse.  Reversing the tentative decision he issued Jan. 12 in favor of attorney Ed Gregory Hookstratten’s motion, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ralph W. Dau ruled instead in favor of Nora Garibotti, the plaintiff in the case who argued that any countersuit should have been filed earlier.”