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After Malpractice Charge, Johnny Depp’s Ex-Lawyers Strike Back

Los Angeles, California, USA - May 9, 2011: Billboard poster of the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" on a facade of the Westwood Medical Plaza building. The movie, starring Johnny Depp and PenAlope Cruz, is distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Westwood Medical Plaza is a business building complex on Wilshire Boulevard in the Westwood Village district of Los Angeles.

December 29, 2017

Weeks after he sued them for malpractice , Johnny Depp’s former lawyers have taken him to court for $30 million in allegedly unpaid fees. The firm’s countersuit also maintains that what was alleged in Depp’s complaint, as well as “ensuing injuries and losses, if any, were proximately caused and contributed to by the negligence, fault, and misconduct of Plaintiffs and/or their agents and representatives.” The law firm, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman LLP in Beverly Hills, had represented Depp for decades, until July. Depp has also sued his former business manager, The Mandel Company, Inc.( d/b/a “The Management Group”), accusing it of mismanagement and fraud. TMG has also countersued, claiming it did its best to to “protect Depp from himself,” i.e,. to keep him financially solvent, but was unable to prevail. According to an article in Deadline Hollywood, which has been covering the blow-by-blow, TMG’s cross-complaint “damningly detailed an opulent lifestyle of homes all over the world, lavish art collections, cars, boats, plus the $3 million Depp spent to launch the ashes of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson out of a cannon in 2005 and the $2 million he pays out every month on day-to-day expenses.”

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