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The Pattersons don't want One Bank to countersue for abuse of process for stringing out the foreclosure--and cost-hag the secured creditors thousands of collars--by filing a weak claim.
G+J sued O'Donnell earlier this month for more than $100 million, alleging that O'Donnell's behavior led to the magazine's collapse, and O'Donnell had said she would countersue.
However, Cage's lawyer Marty Singer reveals the tell-all was axed after the actor threatened to countersue his ex.
Clearly, the franchise agreement was violated, and we are left with no alternative but to countersue.
The butcher sued Lee for causing bodily harm, but despite making efforts, the carpenter could not countersue his unfaithful friend for adultery, because of a five-year statute of limitations.