AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Lawyer Normal’s Workplace says the property of Robert Indiana has paid seven regulation corporations extreme authorized charges and needs the property to recoup $3.7 million of them, based on a courtroom submitting on Monday.
The property’s private consultant, James Brannan, is disputing that he should ask the regulation corporations to return the funds, the Portland Press Herald reported.
His legal professional responded to the submitting on Wednesday saying the legal professional common’s workplace is accountable for giving the corporations discover that they should return the funds, the newspaper reported.
The legal professional common’s workplace declined to say extra about why they consider Brannan is accountable for the overpayments, the newspaper reported.
Indiana is the creator of the “LOVE” collection and spent the final many years of his life on Vinalhaven Island, 15 miles (25 kilometers) off Rockland, Maine. He died nearly three years in the past, although intertwined lawsuits have delayed the creation of a museum at his dwelling funded by his property.
The regulation corporations, that are based mostly in Maine and New York, had been paid $8.4 million by Brannan, an investigation by the legal professional common’s workplace discovered.
The workplace has mentioned they’re nonetheless reviewing the non-public consultant charges that Brannan has charged the property, which the newspaper reported amounted to a minimum of $1 million.
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