Avenatti Ordered To Pay $4.8M To Former Law Partner

Courthouse News reports:

A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, to pay a former law partner $4.85 million as part of a settlement agreement.

Jason Frank, a former employee at Avenatti’s law firm, and his attorney said they were pleased with Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dennis J. Landin’s ruling. Avenatti was not present at the proceedings.

Frank worked with Avenatti’s Newport Beach law firm Eagan Avenatti and claimed the firm owed him millions for unpaid work as an independent contractor. The case was settled with Avenatti personally guaranteeing a payout of $4.85 million. But this past May, Avenatti and his law firm missed a $2 million payment and Frank sued.