Imprisoned producer wants fees he paid to lawyer refunded, judge says jury should decide
A jury should decide whether imprisoned record producer Phil Spector should be refunded $1 million he paid to his former criminal defense attorney after his 2003 arrest, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey rejected a bid by Robert Shapiro’s lawyers to have Spector’s claims dismissed, saying it would be up to jurors to decide whether the fee was nonrefundable.
The producer and Shapiro, who was a member of O.J. Simpson’s defense team, have been sparring over the money for years