Johnny Depp sued by ex-lawyers

American actor Johnny Depp was hit with a USD 350,000 lawsuit by a law firm that claimed that the actor failed to pay his bills. The lawsuit was filed against the Pirates of the Caribbean actor on Monday, reported Variety.
Depp retained law firm Buckley LLP in the fall of 2017 to sue his former entertainment law company, Bloom Hergott LLP, which he accused of pocketing USD 30 million in fees without a written agreement.
Three Buckley attorneys – Fredrick Levin, Michael Rome, and Ali Abugheida worked on the case until January, this year.
According to the lawsuit, Buckley has billed the actor USD 535,697.28, which represents a 10 per cent discount on the firm’s hourly rate. As of now, Depp has only paid USD 187,717.39, leaving a balance of USD 347,979.89.
The suit claimed that the actor’s representatives notified Buckley LLP in January that he was dropping the firm because he was looking to “contract the number of law firms providing services to him and his entities.”
Depp’s representative in the matter, Edward White, told the actor intended to pay the outstanding fees in the first quarter of 2019.
However, the suit states that those promises have gone unfulfilled. (ANI)

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