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Lawyers to OJ Publisher: See You in Court

Attorneys sue If I Did It mastermind for cut of News Corp. settlement
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 3:00 PM CST
Lawyers to OJ Publisher: See You in Court
Judith Regan is photographed in the studio of her "Judith Regan Show" on Sirius satellite radio in this 2006 file photo in New York. One-time book publishing powerhouse Judith Regan filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit Tuesday saying her former employers asked her to lie to federal investigators...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Foiled If I Did It publisher Judith Regan's lawyers say she didn't do it—cough up their agreed-upon payment, that is. And they want their money, Reuters reports. The lawyers represented Regan in her case against News Corp., which canned her in the uproar surrounding the OJ Simpson confessional. She then sued the media giant for defamation and breach of contract.

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The lawyers seek $42,560 in fees and 25% of the confidential settlement in Regan's $100 million suit against News Corp. The complaint also names the lawyer and friend Regan hired to help with the settlement negotiations. Bertram Fields said he hadn’t seen the complaint but called the allegations “utter hogwash” with "absolutely no truth in them whatsoever." (Read more News Corp stories.)

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