Cunningham Darlow LLP filed a creditor's claim against the former model/actress' estate in Los Angeles Superior Court on Nov. 16, claiming they had not received payment for representing Smith in her battle over the estate of her late husband, E. Pierce Marshall.
The Houston-based company says a deal had been made with Smith in July 1996 and was revised in September 1999 regarding the court wrangle over the oil billionaire's fortune.
Cunningham Darlow is seeking unspecified "fees and expenses," according to CelebTV.com.
Smith, who died from an accidental drug overdose in February, married Marshall in 1994. He died, aged 90, in August 1995.
This is the second lawsuit filed against Smith's estate for outstanding lawyers' fees this month--Britney Spears' attorney Sorrel Trope sued for unpaid bills for his work in the paternity battle of Smith's baby daughter, Dannielynn, earlier this year. A DNA test proved photographer Larry Birkhead was the father of Smith's baby.
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