News: Ludacris Slapped W/ $61K Lawsuit, Sued By His Lawyers

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 11:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has reportedly been sued for over $61,000 by Carlton Fields P.A. law firm which defended him in a 2007 legal case.

Reports of the lawsuit made headlines Tuesday (October 20) morning.

Rapper Ludacris' lawyers are suing the star for reportedly failing to pay his legal bills. The hitmaker, real name Chris Bridges, is at the center of a legal battle with attorney Carlton Fields, who is suing the rap star and his foundation for $61,820. (ABC 15 News)

The company reportedly ended business ties with Luda last spring.

The firm says it defended the rapper, whose given name is Christopher Bridges, in a 2007 complaint for personal injuries and negligence: Lawrence A. Hyde v. Roberta J. Shields, Christopher B. Bridges and Ludacris Foundation. Carlton Fields claims it also advanced the defendants out-of-pocket expenses. The law firm says it began representing Ludacris in March 2008 but stopped providing legal services in April 2009 as it had not received the outstanding balance of $61,860.20. It wants the money, plus court costs. (Court House News)

Rapper The Game is reportedly also being taken to court for not paying the lawyers who helped him avoid a five year prison sentence in 2007 on gun charges.

The Game is in a serious feud with the wrong gang of homies -- the lawyers who saved him from 5 years of hard time. The legal team who repped the rapper in the wake of his 2007 arrest on gun charges claims Game never forked over $34,683.90 in bills for the work they did. In the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the firm, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, claims they even got the guy "a successful outcome." ... and since Game was facing a potential five-year sentence in state prison ... and only ended up serving eight days ... you'd think he got his money's worth. (TMZ)

The incident took place around February 2007 in California.

The charges relate to an alleged fight that the 27-year-old was involved in at a basketball game in Los Angeles back in February. Police said he pulled a gun from his red Cadillac Escalade after punching a player on the opposing team and threatening to shoot him. (BBC News)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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