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In a decidedly ironic twist, Prince is being sued by a law firm that claims the artist formerly hired them to settle financial obligations — but then failed to settle his financial obligations with them as well. Billboard reports that the firm — Patterson Belknap Webb & Taylor — filed in New York state’s Supreme Court in Manhattan earlier this week.

In terms of figures, the firm alleges that Prince owes them more than $700,000 in addition to the $125,000 that he already paid them. The firm represented Prince in separate cases in Ireland, California and New York, as well as handling his divorce.

Last week, Prince played three near-capacity shows at the Oracle Arena in Oakland — concerts which were announced less than a week in advance and which moved an estimated 60,000 tickets — ranging from around $50 to $250 — at a brisk pace. You can do the math… but we’re guessing the problem isn’t that he doesn’t have the money.

Via: AOL www.spinner.com

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