Lohan’s Lawyer In Legal Trouble

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — An attorney representing a former client of lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley said Friday he will file an amended malpractice suit next week against the woman who is currently representing Lindsay Lohan.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin ruled Feb. 3 that there were insufficient details in portions of Heather Hillier’s complaint against Holley and the law firm where she works, Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump & Aldisert.

He granted 10 days to file a revised suit with more facts supporting Hillier’s allegations of negligent misrepresentation and constructive fraud.

Lavin also rejected Hillier’s claims for punitive damages for now, saying she must explain her allegations that Holley intentionally did something that resulted in the woman’s probation being revoked.

Hillier’s attorney, Michael J. Gulden, said the updated complaint to be filed Monday will shore up any deficiencies in the original suit.

Holley and the law firm, denying any wrongdoing, say Hillier filed her complaint just days after they sued her last May for about $25,000 in allegedly unpaid bills.

Hillier says Holley and the firm represented her in criminal and civil litigation related to an alcohol-related traffic crash in which Hillier injured another motorist. The criminal action was resolved in 2008 with Hillier having to serve no jail time, but with an order to pay restitution.

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