Pageant Queen Blames NJ Firm For $5M Miss Universe Win

By Joshua Alston (November 8, 2013, 8:12 PM EST) -- Ex-Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin last Monday accused law firm Klineburger & Nussey of negligently representing her while arbitrating a defamation suit filed by Miss Universe LP LLP, resulting in a $5 million award to the company when she failed to appear for arbitration.

Monnin filed suit Nov. 4 against Klineburger & Nussey and its partner Richard F. Klineburger III, alleging in her complaint that the firm negligently represented her in the arbitration after Miss Universe sued her for defamation due to public comments she had made calling the competition "rigged."

Monnin says Klineburger failed to notify her of the date of...

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