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Prince Sued by Former Lawyer; Attorney Ed McPherson Wants $50,000

Prince (MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Prince Sued by Former Lawyer; Attorney Ed McPherson Wants $50,000
Prince (MJ Kim/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) The pop icon Prince is facing a $50,000 lawsuit from his former lawyer, Ed McPherson, who claims the multi-platinum selling artist refused to pay him for his work on two different cases, according to celebrity news source WENN.

McPherson filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court that stated, "the defendants (Prince, Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc. and NPG Records) have breached the aforementioned Agreement by, among other things, failing to pay Plaintiff amounts owed to it," reported RadarOnline.com.

According to McPherson, he "performed legal services on [Prince's] behalf in an exemplary manner," but the lawyer has yet to receive the $49,987 he claims the star owes him.

The documents further indicate that McPherson has made "countless attempts...to resolve this matter" with the world-renowned artist, according to gossip site TMZ.com.

Prince hired McPherson for an April 2009 case in which he faced a lawsuit from his former agent, Vigliano Associates, LTD and for another case when another of the singer's ex-attorneys accused Prince of fraud involving a real estate deal, stated RadarOnline.com.

It looks like Prince may have to face the music (sorry).