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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

static    

I guess that Nirvana money is still rolling in.

828 days ago
17.

manbearpig    

what's next? they also think she does a bunch of hard drugs too?

828 days ago
18.

Amy    

The thing is here, certain people never grow up if they have enough money. Her biggest fault is being manipulative and having enough buffer to go on being this way until her death. If she could just be declared broke and unable to be given handouts she would either die or grow up. Same with Lindsay Lohan.

828 days ago
19.

Amber    

She's Disgusting!

828 days ago
20.

BC    

sounds like she's living beyond her means.

828 days ago
21.

Dennis Johnson    

I know her and this 100%TRUE!

828 days ago
22.

Miki    

put her in jail, put her in jail, put her in jail...than throw away the key.

828 days ago
23.

Shellybean    

Listen up, please leave Courtney Love alone. I dig this chic to the 9th Power! I always have. Yeah, sure, she's had her problems with just about every drug one can imagine, but we've all had our trials in life. Give the girl a break. I'm always for the underdog. I've got your back Courtney & I still rock out to a few of your songs!!!!

828 days ago
24.

peoplearesilly    

Murderer. May she rot in prison some day.

828 days ago
25.

Allikat    

This is a delusional dangerous woman.She is a purely evil sociopath and the sooner people who deal with her realize that, the better off they will be. She sucks the life blood out of everyone she comes in contact with. Thank God Frances Bean had the sense to get her out of her life. If only Kurt had done the same.

828 days ago
26.

buzz kill    

Kurt was such an idiot, he should have shot her instead.

828 days ago
27.

Clytemnestra    

I hope they get some or all of their money, but, at the same time, anyone who works for Love for any reason whatsoever is a complete idiot to her expect her to act responsibly. Caveat emptor.

828 days ago
28.

God-Of-Lyf    

"She's a Pain in the Ass
... and a Deadbeat"

Well..... DUH!!! Everyone knows she has always ridden the coat tails of that slightly more famous, wanabe, talentlesss, junkie Kurt Cocaine.

827 days ago
29.

Eddie    

A lawyer named Fink, how fitting.

827 days ago
30.

ashley o    

is this really news? we already knew that sh!t

827 days ago
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