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Johnny Depp Settles Legal Battle With Attorney Jake Bloom

October 30, 2019Media Mention
Variety

Johnny Depp has settled his long-running legal fight with his former attorney, Jake Bloom, whom he had accused of collecting tens of millions in fees without a representation agreement.

Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, said that Bloom’s firm, Bloom Hergott, agreed to pay an “8-figure” amount to settle the case. Depp sued Bloom in October 2017, alleging that the attorney had improperly collected more than $30 million in legal fees over the course of their 18-year relationship. A trial was scheduled to begin on Dec. 2.

Sky Moore, a partner at Greenberg Glusker who was not involved in the case, agreed that attorneys are likely to insist on written agreements from now on.

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