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Lawyers Sue Courtney Love

She's a Pain in the Ass

... and a Deadbeat

6/25/2012 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Note to Courtney Love -- professional lawyers do not accept payment in the form of flowers, hugs, kisses, concert tickets or bounced checks. Sorry.

TMZ has learned ... Kurt Cobain's widow is being sued by her former legal warriors ... Keith A. Fink & Associates ... who claim Love blew off more than $400k in legal bills ... after she put them to work on 14 legal matters in a matter of 10 months.

According to the suit that's being filed in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, Fink claims the firm only worked with Love from Jan. 2009 to Oct. 2009 ... but she bombarded the office with work and racked up $518,640.66 in attorney's fees.

Fink says Love repeatedly expressed her gratitude for the firm by sending gifts, thank-you notes, flowers, tickets to concerts ... but when she sent checks to cover the bill, most of them bounced like a rubber ball.

Fink claims Love's business manager tried to stall the bill collectors by assuring Fink that Love would have the money as soon as she got paid out from the Nirvana estate. But the money never came.

Fink also claims Love is completely irresponsible with the cash she does have ... spending a fortune on personal assistants who "charged her hundreds of dollars for measly tasks such as tidying up hotel suite and picking up coffee for her at a nearby Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf."

Fink is requesting $466,029.41 in back payments and late fees ... plus punitive damages.

Love's rep Steve Honig tells TMZ "Courtney has not been served with anything, so as far as we're concerned there is no lawsuit. Additionally, Keith has not been her attorney for many years, so it's a bit odd that this would surface now."


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853 days ago


Oh look, a washed up haggard old junkie. See you in the gutter, Court.

853 days ago


I truly am amazed she's lasted this long. I don't think this woman will ever be able to clean herself up.

853 days ago


Yeah — no DUH, attorneys. Hey, no joke, I saw Courtney on Robertson Boulevard about six years ago trying to parallel park. GREATEST COMEDY I ever saw. She had a friend with her in the passenger seat trying to help. Seriously, I will never forget it. Too bad there were not smartphones with video recording back then. It would be a 2,000,000 view YouTube sensation by now.

853 days ago


Most lawyers make you pay a retainer UP FRONT for work like this. So they trusted Courtney Love to pay them??? STUPID.

853 days ago


TMZ, stop letting the morons post without being notified when someone replies to their ignorant comment. More than likely they already know they have nothing going for them but it would speed up the process if they knew everyone hated them. Thank you and please implement the changes

DO THIS NOW. People on this site need to know.

853 days ago


I was wondering what everyone's favorite original train wreck was up too.

853 days ago


Why did the attorneys office do this much work for her without getting paid in the first place?? I'm not sticking up for Kurts alleged murderer for I can't stand her but the attorneys office should have done that much work for her without getting paid.

853 days ago


"courtney love vs madonna" @ fight!

853 days ago


Ironic for a lawyer to say other's are charging her hundred of dollars for measly tasks. Wonder how much he charged to rack up 500k in fees. Thief.

853 days ago


HA! I doubt her assistants charged her 100's of dollars for tidying up a hotel room or picking up coffee. They probibly charged her 100's of dollars for getting rid of evidence in a hotel room and going on drug runs. DUH!

853 days ago

northern gypsy    

ha...ha...who didn't see this coming ???

853 days ago


Shut up you asked for it, like you didn't know what she is.

853 days ago


You left "murderer" out of the headline.

853 days ago


So honig reps BOTH courtney love AND Lindsay lohan. Wow, he must want to poke his eyes put with hot pokers on a daily basis.

853 days ago
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