Birkhead v. Attorney, the Battle Rages

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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If we told you frightening new uncut Anna Nicole Smith-as-clown video had surfaced or that Larry Birkhead's estranged attorney Debbie Opri has blasted her former client again in response to his media whoring, would you be down for kicking the Anna corpse for one more round of gossip?

Sure you would.

When we last joined the Smith leeches, everyone was suing everyone—Birkhead's lawyer was suing Birkhead and Stern was suing tele-journo Rita Cosby for $60 million over claims in her Blonde Ambition book that Stern and Birkhead were money grubbing manwhores. Mama Virgie Arthur sued Stern for an interview her own daughter did while alive (she says Stern orchestrated the whole thing). And we're pretty sure sweet little baby Dannielynn's first Crayon-colored doodle was a legal brief seeking punitive damages unheard of, even in the adult world, from all these bastards.

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But the very latest is this: Last Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles C. Lee upheld an earlier ruling denying former Birkhead attorney Opri's appeal to get her $620,000 claim against Birkhead settled in arbitration. The Birkhead-aligned blogs <a href="

" target="_blank">high-fived each other, claiming a massive Opri facial by Birkhead and his attorney Michael A. Trope, but she tells Radar it's just another step in her attempts to keep this thing out of the media (interesting turn for an attorney who relied on Birkhead's media deals to get herself paid in the first place).

Opri's latest shot after the jump ...



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