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Attorneys sue Donald Sterling for fees from legal fight over sale of Clippers

Attorneys sue Donald Sterling for fees from legal fight over sale of Clippers

Two law firms sued Donald Sterling in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, alleging that the former Clippers owner owes them more than $271,000 for representing him during the legal fight over the franchise in 2014.

“Plaintiffs attempted to resolve this fee dispute with defendant outside of the courtroom by direct negotiation,” the complaint said. “All of those efforts have proven unsuccessful and plaintiffs’ patience and attempts at resolution have been disregarded or exploited by defendant.”

Sterling paid a $75,000 retainer in June 2014 for the Los Angeles-based firms of Bloom & Ruttenberg and Ginzburg & Bronshteyn to join his legal...

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