Bill Cosby is Fighting a $6.7 Million Bill from his Lawyers

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Court filings on Friday, April 5, 2019, showed that Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits in a Massachusetts case filed by seven women who said he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Court filings on Friday, April 5, 2019, showed that Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits in a Massachusetts case filed by seven women who said he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby is challenging an arbitration decision that mandated he pay nearly $7 million in fees to a law firm that represented him for nine months in 2015 and 2016, documents show.

The final result of the arbitration was filed in January and upheld a $6.7 million bill Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan had charged Cosby — $4.3 million of which had already been paid, $2 million by Cosby and $2.3 million by his insurer, AIG. $2.4 million remains to be paid.
Originally, the law firm was requesting more than $9 million for its total bill. But that amount was trimmed during arbitration.

Cosby wants the arbitration thrown out and a new hearing with a different arbitrator to settle the dispute.

In the documents, filed in a California court on Friday, Cosby says he hired Quinn Emanuel to represent him after “public claims of sexual misconduct against [him] began to snowball at the end of 2014,” and that the firm ended up working on 10 different matters representing Cosby. At that point, Cosby had the firm on a retainer.

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SOURCE: Julia Jones, CNN