Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hardin to take on Nuggets player in court of law

Lawsuit alleging nonpayment of fees to be served at Toyota Center
By JONATHAN FEIGEN - Houston Chronicle
Jan. 27, 2010

J.R. Smith is accused in a lawsuit of not paying legal fees incurred in 2007.

Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith will have more than the Rockets waiting for him tonight at Toyota Center.

Famed Houston attorney Rusty Hardin, who has long represented sports stars in Houston including his recent high-profile representation of former Astros pitcher Roger Clemens, is suing Smith for nonpayment of legal fees with a process server expected to serve Smith at tonight's game.

Hardin said he represented Smith in 2007 when Smith was accused in a civil lawsuit of assaulting another player in a summer basketball game at Fonde Recreation Center in Houston. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday by Hardin's attorney, Dale Jefferson, Smith is accused of not paying remaining legal fees of 22,753.

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Hardin to take on Nuggets player in court of law

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