Jim Carrey's legal battle with his dead ex-girlfriend's estranged husband can turn into more of a financial burden for the actor, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Mark Burton has filed a request for Carrey, 54, to pay his legal fees after the Yes Man star filed an improper removal request.
"I directed two other associate attorneys in my office to review Defendant's notice of removal and to research the law to determine whether the removal was proper," the court papers filed by Burton's attorney read. "Plaintiff asks the Court to award $1,344.00 in attorneys' fees for Defendant's improper removal."
Carrey's attorneys agreed to move the case, but argued in a subsequent email to Burton's lawyers that "there exist no grounds to support an award of fees," so they wouldn't proceed with moving forward.
As Radar previously reported, Burton filed suit against Carrey for Cathriona White's wrongful death. He claimed his wife was given illegally obtained prescription pills from the actor after the coroner found Ambient, Propranolol and Percocet in her system.
Burton is also claiming that the actor transmitted STDs to White before her death. Carrey responded by claiming their marriage was bogus.
A judge has yet to determine if Carrey will pay Burton's legal fees.
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