Lawyers in Love’s latest defamation case request to withdraw

By | Published on Wednesday 25 April 2012

Courtney Love

Lawyers working for Courtney Love on a legal dispute with, erm, her former lawyers, have requested to be removed from the case because of a dispute over unpaid fees.

As previously reported, Love was sued by lawyer Rhonda Holmes and her firm Gordon & Holmes over allegations the Hole frontwoman made on Twitter. Holmes had been working with Love on allegations that money had been stolen from her late husband Kurt Cobain’s estate, but the two parted company, and the singer later claimed on Twitter that the lawyer had been “fired” because she had been “bought off” by the people she was meant to be investigating.

Holmes sued for defamation – the second such lawsuit Love faced in relation to comments made on the micro-blogging platform. The singer hired a new law firm, Pryor Cashman, to defend the legal action, but now it is in dispute with her too, claiming that Love has failed to pay associates of the company who have worked on the case, and that she has failed to make a “satisfactory proposal” to settle the debt.

Pryor Cashman needs court approval to withdraw from the case. It remains to be seen if the company then goes legal to get their unpaid fees. If so, Love would be fighting litigation by her lawyers who were helping her fight litigation by her lawyers. Which would be fun.