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Akon

Sued in $39,000 Lawyer Battle

3/5/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302_akon_EX_01Akon's in the process of learning a very valuable lesson -- don't piss off your lawyers ... because they're experts in legal ass-beatings.

According to a new lawsuit, filed in Georgia, the "Smack That" singer hired a bunch of lawyers last year at a firm called Yoss -- then refused to pay them $39, 363.74 for legal services. Now, they've responded by doing what they do best ... suing his pants off for breach of contract.

It's not entirely clear what the legal work entailed -- but sources tell TMZ, it involved civil/business matters.

Akon filed his own response in the suit -- insisting their claims are BS ... and vowing to fight back.

Akon is now asking a judge to dismiss the case. Stay tuned!

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1.

Cricket    

Aww, come on now. You know you got the money Akon. Pay up.

933 days ago
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hagai    

Isn't that the law firm where half the partners got disbarred for stealing money?

http://www.law.com/jsp/law/article.jsp?id=1202488529397&How_Prominent_Law_Firm_Adorno__Yoss_Spiraled_to_Its_Death

933 days ago
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Ishcabibble    

I'm sorry to say that the majority of attorneys practicing in both criminal and civil, are unfortunately s*** of the Earth with a license to steal. Lets wait and hear Akon's side. Dollars to donuts, the lawyers overcharged, double billed, or figured that since he is successful, pin him with a couple thou here and there. That's how they operate.
The movie --The Firm, was not that far off the mark at all!
Best of all, the ones that are going to dislike this comment will be the attorneys themselves.
God forbid they are ever exposed, right?!? (rolls eyes)

933 days ago
4.

Jay W.     

You know what really pisses me off ?

When a bus load of attorneys go off a cliff and there's 3 empty seats.

932 days ago
5.

Jay W.     

Though... If you signed the contract Akon, your going to have to pay !

932 days ago
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RaffyBStatenIsland    

Akon needs to know NCIS Rule Number 13: "Never, EVER involve a lawyer."

932 days ago
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$$     

Pay your bills AKON your no different than any body else! If your that broke $$$ 000.00000 Try & pay half it's CALLED A SETTLEMENT!

932 days ago

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