Johnny Depp Claims Lawyers Illegally Took Contingent Fees

Law360, Los Angeles (October 19, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Actor Johnny Depp has hit his former attorneys at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman LLP with a lawsuit in California state court, alleging they breached their fiduciary duty by wrongly collecting $30 million in contingent fees.

In the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, the star of such films as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” accuses the Bloom firm and attorney Jacob Bloom of years of misconduct through self-dealing and a...
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