Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Shapiro’s Summary Judgment Bid Rejected.
As reported by Adam Popescu in a December 17, 2010 online post of the Beverly Hills Courier, noted criminal defense attorney Robert Shapiro’s firm had a retainer agreement to provide legal services to now imprisoned, music producer Phil Spector. Mr. Shapiro claims that the retainer was a nonrefundable $1 million arrangement, while Mr. Spector has sued claiming that he was taken advantage of and that the $1 million should be refunded to him. (It was reported that Mr. Shapiro has said that his firm put in the equivalent of $186,000 in hours on the Spector case.) Recently, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey denied Mr. Shapiro’s firm’s summary judgment motion bid, ruling that the case should go the jury because there were factual issues for it to resolve.
BLAWG Bonus: We note that Phil Spector’s birthday is just around the corner, as he was born on Christmas day.