Birkhead's Settlement Rejected

LATEST: LARRY BIRKHEAD's former lawyer DEBRA OPRI has rejected an offer of $300,000 (GBP150,000) to settle their lawsuit. Opri filed a lawsuit last year (07), accusing the photographer of refusing to pay $620,000 (GBP310,000) in legal fees after she represented Birkhead in his battle for paternity of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn. A few months later, Birkhead began legal proceedings against Opri after accusing her of defrauding him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Birkhead has since offered Opri money to settle her outstanding legal bill, but she turned it down, according to his lawyer, Michael Trope. He tells the New York's gossip column PageSix, "Larry made a generous offer to settle. It's not like he was trying to walk away...She made a counter offer, which we elected to decline." Birkhead and Opri are scheduled to appear in court on 4 February (08).


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I don't know...do you really offer to settle with someone who has made hateful and scurrilous claims about you.....if they aren't true??
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Hi Larry - This is Fran from the Bronx. I hope all is well with you and Dannielynn- what a precious and gourgeous child. She looks like you, Anna and Daniel. I think your offer was generous considering that you didn't know what she was charging you for. She charged you for dinners (which you weren't invited to) or notified about. They were some very expensive dinners. One of my favorites is when you didn't want her to attend Anna's funeral in the Bahamas,and she and her husband went anyway. THAT IS HER EXPENSE. Than putting in for her husband's laundry is laughable. Those are her expenses (certainly not yours). I do believe that she took on the case pronbono, considering that you didn't have any money. Wasn't Rita Cosby the one that referred you to Debra Opri (another lunatic). My feeling is that she is very greedy, and she got enough publicity from that case. Even some of the lwawyers thought the bill was unbelievable to say the least. Love to Dannielynn!!!!!
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for more on the opri birkhead bust, go to www.artharris.com, credited by The New York Post for the original story.
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I totally agree with Fran's comments! "Dopey" definately stated that she was going to work "pro-bono"... it was "sickening" to see her push Larry out of the way of the media whilst making sure she was at the forefront of all camera shots.IMO Larry's offer was VERY VERY GENEROUS {if that stupid "clown" Judge Seidlin had conducted the trial correctly it would only have taken a few hours...BUT NO...HE TOO had to BIGNOTE himself with hopes of his own TV SHOW {YAWN!!!!!}} What a pity he can't {or can he?} be charged with wasting the courts time...he SHOULD HAVE TO PAY legal fees to ALL involved during the 8 {I think it was 8} day trial!I hope that Larry is ordered to pay her LESS than his offer AND that D.O. is ordered to pay ALL COURT COSTS!!!.....That would be POETIC JUSTICE!How about this for a scenario....DO THE DNA TEST FIRST...ESTABLISH PATERNITY...nip into court for a few hours...end result...all over red rover!Who caused all the fuss...HK$ {& that silly husband of Zsa Zsa}...the only ones who stand to gain are the lawyers!!!...this was "much to do about nothing" which has resulted in millions of dollars changing hands!Now we have the "Bitches of Birkwick" {"Dopey/Cosby/Arthur"} all teaming up against Larry with hopes that people will believe that HK$ & LB were gay lovers?{YUK!!!}...HK$ has filed against Cosby, I suggest LB saves his money BUT SHOULD BE READY TO "POUNCE" with his own lawsuit.The reason for all this "fuss" is that they all hope that a settlement of the J. Howard Marshall II estate may rule in the late ANS's favour...[IN YOUR DREAMS!!! I hope that Dannielynn gets NOTHING as her life would be plagued forever] {greedy HK$ has already made a claim for 6%...well 6% of ZERO = ZILCH!}I have seen "Dopey" on TV representing people, personally I am suprised that anyone would employ her...I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T...but then I live in Western Australia...NOT AMERICA...where sadly anything seems to happen.Larry is raising D/L as a single parent {AND DOING A GOOD JOB!}...leave him alone!Cheers from "Down-Under"
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