Johnny Depp has had a hard time in recent years, as the actor had a complicated divorce with his wife, Amber Heard, and has been in a legal entanglement with his former business management company.
But the Pirates Of The Caribbean star had a strange victory on Tuesday when a lawsuit was filed with his former lawyer Jake Bloom, according to Variety.
LA Superior Court Judge Terry Green ruled that the movie star's contract with Bloom should have been in writing & # 39; and because it was not, it is not valid.
One for Johnny! Johnny Depp won a victory on Tuesday when a judge said Jake Bloom, the lawyer for the star who is suing for old bills, should have had a written, and not just verbal, contract with the lawyer; seen in 2017
It's not a good day for him: Bloom, who wants money from Depp for an unwritten verbal contract, is seen here in 2014
Bloom Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal in Beverly Hills was looking for Depp to pay old bills.
Now, the Rum Diary actor wants to recover some of the "tens of millions of dollars" reported in legal fees paid to Bloom over the past 18 years.
The case is ready for a test on May 6.
In Hollywood, the deals are often verbal and not contractual, but that did not impress the judge.
It was added that Bloom, who Depp canceled in 2017, received a payment based on a percentage of the actor's earnings.
The Rum Diary star tried to sue Bloom in October saying his fees were in "contingency."
Under California law, that type of fee system must be in writing.
Show me the money! It was added that Bloom, who Depp canceled in 2017, received a payment based on a percentage of the actor's earnings. Seen with wife Ruth in 2017
Sad end: Depp has had a bad time in recent years, as the actor had a complicated divorce with his wife Amber Heard. Seen in 2016
Bloom objected, stating that the plaintiff "had not fully paid his legal bills and had violated the unwritten agreement."
Judge Green reminded the court that the law is the law; The fee agreement must be in writing.
"There is no special rule for entertainment people," Green said Tuesday.
He has been in court a lot: Depp is seen going to court in Australia in 2016. Heard was facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws allegedly bringing his pets Pistol and Boo in a private jet in May 2015. .
& # 39; Why is not it written? Why not have something that commemorates the agreement so that we do not end up in a court like this?
Bloom's attorney said that this type of rate adjustment is "common". in Hollywood.
Green then explained that he is familiar with the way people do things in Hollywood, but he is also aware that people in show business think he lives in a different universe, but that is not the case. They are not a different universe. "
He added that the rate should not be a percentage of what Depp earns because no one could have predicted how little or much he would do.
Bloom's attorneys can appeal the judge's decision.
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