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Brit's Lawyers -- Oh the Irony!

3/17/2008 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

So we just read the order forcing Britney to pay $375,000 for K-Daddy's legal bill. Here's what jumped out at us.
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In the order issued by Commish Scott Gordon, he notes that disso queen Laura Wasser charged Brit $164,972 in legal fees. Remember, Wasser handled the case for 10 months. She's the one who handled the divorce and fought for joint custody and dealt with Brit during the meltdown.

After Wasser quit, Brit hired Trope and Trope to rep her. On Trope's watch, Brit lost custody and visitation. Their bill for five months? $685,985.22 (the 22 cents is a killer). In fairness, Brit's craziness made it impossible for the Commish to do anything but strip her of custody. But seriously, $685,985.22???!!!

So what did Shakespeare say again?

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Sharona    

That's what I have always said....she is nothing more than a money bag to those leeches. These attorneys have no morals, as most don't, and should be sued for the way they represented this girl.

2224 days ago
2.

whoosh    

shoot the journalists?

2224 days ago
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Specailk007    

I actually feel terribly sorry for her! Those dopes who were rep'ing her did diddly squat! Poor girl!

2224 days ago
4.

glitter516    

that INSANE

2224 days ago
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Carolyn A-B    

The American Bar Association needs to be challenged when its members overbill like this.

2224 days ago
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cloe    

So 165K for 10 months from Wasser and 685k for 5 months of Trope & Trope? That's insanity! Everyone takes advantage of her!!

AND why can't KFed foot a bit more of his bill? The guy makes money! He's not poor for pete's sake! I understand that some of the reason for all of the court dates was Brit's fault but if it weren't for the mental issues, it wouldn't have been happening. Everyone needs to stop using her for her money. :(

2224 days ago
7.

Standards are badly needed.    

Shakespeare said, 'Something is rotten in the state of Denmark'. He also said, 'Parting is such sweet sorrow'.
He also said, 'tomorrow, tomorrow, and tomorrow', which is how long it would take most people to pay that invoice.
He also said 'nothing can come of nothing', and 'Fortune's fool', and 'the most unkindest cut of all'.
Also, 'what's gone and what's past help', and 'our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.'
I could go on all day, but won't.

2224 days ago
8.

Party 'till you die!    

Her legs are open 24/7 and just about anyone can walk in!

2224 days ago
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I really don't care what you think!    

Stupid biiitch gets what she deserves....... just sayin

2224 days ago
10.

Robert    

keep giving her money away like this and she'll have to sell all her houses just to pay child support. then she can reveres rolls. she can find someone to leatch off of.

2224 days ago
11.

LH    

Greed is a bitch, Kaplan. So is Karma. Remember what happened to Johnny Cochran and Robert Shapiro?

2224 days ago
12.

weezy    

"First thing we do is, kill all the lawyers" (King Henry VI, part I -- I think?)

I used to be fascinated by the multi-$100K bills submitted to my employer monthly by major law firms -- often on one page -- with an additiona few dollars for the letterhead on which the bill was printed. I'm not making this up. Also sending a $600/hr (you *wish*) partner to a routine hearing with an entourage of four associates, when they spent most of their time in the courthouse corridor discussing baseball. Then submitted a bill for their collective services, travel time and car service fees.

2224 days ago
13.

ParisNauseatesMe    

She made her bed; let her lie in it.

And TMZ, not all of us are idiots. It would be informative if you told us how many billable hours were associated with each of the amounts you mentioned. The months have no bearing on the size of the bill.

2224 days ago
14.

guess who    


"The first thing we do," said the character in Shakespeare's Henry VI, is "kill all the lawyers."


2224 days ago
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LostJoJo    

Do they work with the same female lawyer that tried to rip Larry Birkhead off? That lawyer was a piece of work.

2224 days ago
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