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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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Old School    

phil spector turned out to be a sleazy mother but hey if Shapiro didn't do anything for the Milliion then screw him I would be wanting my money back from him too, we all know that most lawyers are a Sleazy bunch of A-holes anyhow including Harvey.

2407 days ago
32.

LH    

As the saying goes ...... "what you send around, comes back around."

2407 days ago
33.

Alanna    

He's lucky it was the jury that was hung and not him. Douchebag.

2407 days ago
34.

Alexa    

You'd think that he would have developed a conscience after his son died a couple of years ago. But apparently not.

2407 days ago
35.

Cinderella    

I'd tell Phil to check up his ASS !!!!!!!!! He should be licking Shapiros boots DAILY!!! Maybe Phil needs to be someones "bitch" in jail so he can LEARN ! Phil you are an absolute DISGRACE you guilty bastard !

Thanks Phil we ALL needed a good LAUGH today you moron!

2407 days ago
36.

Luvint    

His victim wants her life back - so what's he gonna do about that? Too bad, MFer, you don't deserve to get the mil back and I hope your creepy a$$ rots in hell!

2406 days ago
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