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When the clients are not so celebrity

When the clients are not so celebrity

Even the rich and famous are reluctant to cough up when it comes to paying the legal fees. Michael Jackson’s former entertainment lawyers have filed a lawsuit claiming the pop star owes them…

Even the rich and famous are reluctant to cough up when it comes to paying the legal fees.

Michael Jackson’s former entertainment lawyers have filed a lawsuit claiming the pop star owes them US$113,750 ($139,418).

The law firm Lavely & Singer of Los Angeles says Jackson agreed in arbitration last year to pay them US$180,000 in three instalments.

However, Jackson failed to make the final payment before the 31 July deadline.

Another judge last month ordered Jackson, 48, to pay more than US$256,000 ($313,808) in legal fees to another firm that handled some side issues during his 2005 child molestation trial.

It’s little wonder the fallen Prince of Pop has trouble meeting his debts — he has reportedly been on the brink of bankruptcy in recent years having racked up US$270 million ($331 million) in bank loans to fund his extravagant lifestyle.

It certainly makes US$113,418 look like small change and Folklaw believes Jackson would do well to pay up given his lawyers have managed to keep him out of jail so far.

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