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Spector -- Hiring a Lawyer Can Be Murder

12/19/2007 9:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Phil Spector has sued famed attorney Robert Shapiro for a million bucks.
Phil and Robert
Spector, who was arrested and tried for the murder of Lana Clarkson, hired Shapiro (of O.J. Simpson fame) shortly after he was arrested -- the two had a long-standing friendship. The suit claims Shapiro got Spector to sign a "non-refundable retainer" of $1 million, at a time when Spector "was laboring under a tremendous amount of mental stress that comes with being arrested for murder." The suit also claims Spector signed when he was not taking his meds.

The suit claims Shapiro created "horrendous" problems for Spector in the trial, which eventually ended in a hung jury and that there really ain't no such thing as "non-refundable" in retainer agreements.

Phil wants his mil back from Shapiro.

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FlBiker    

Phil Spector gets away with murder AND wants his money back from his legal counsel. What a nitwit.

2502 days ago
2.

Lisa    

Phil your sleeze bag, who would want to represent a hidous person like you.

2502 days ago
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SDMP    

Ahem..your not in jail are you? Pay up.

2502 days ago
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Vintage '51    

Yeah Phil-wish in one hand and s*it in the other.See which one fills up first.Non-refundable means just that.

2502 days ago
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Walter    

There really ain't no such thing as "non-refundable" in retainer agreements. He has to earn it.

2502 days ago
6.

gus    

They're both greedy low-lifes. Kharma's a bi*ch, fellas.

2502 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

Refund the non-refundable retainer and don't clown-hair around.

2502 days ago
8.

jackschitt    

Spector is a dirt bag! You're an old man, act your age and do something decent with that crazy ass hair!

2502 days ago
9.

Lenn K.    

Phil Spector is a creepy and stange man. Terrible hair, weird face and kooky eyes. That's truly the face of a cold-blooded murderer!! God's going to get you!!!

2502 days ago
10.

FlBiker    

Phil should have gotten 20 to life for his haircut alone.

2502 days ago
11.

roughdaddy    

that guy, is weird,,,and why is he pulling guns on women? i dont understand it...the jurors should are retarded...

2502 days ago
12.

Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

he's a killer i'd almost bet my life on it. he belongs in prison.

2502 days ago
13.

Sharona    

Spector you got one break....I wouldn't expect another one right now...........

2502 days ago
14.

pimp    

is this the definition of c'hutzpah???

2502 days ago
15.

Alexa    

These two losers deserve each other.

2502 days ago
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