Rihanna, Ex-Accountants Settle Action Over 'Ill-Gotten' Fees

Law360, New York (April 17, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT) -- R&B star Rihanna on Thursday settled a lawsuit against her former accountants at Berdon LLP that accused the firm of extracting millions of dollars in "exorbitant" commissions, but not before a federal judge berated attorneys for being unprepared to offer a concrete deal.

During a pre-trial conference before U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, an attorney for Rihanna, Casey D. Laffey of Reed Smith LLP, said the parties had reached a deal to end the suit and asked the judge for some time to fully execute the settlement. 

"We have resolved our differences, and we ask you to work with us...

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