Modern Family star Sofia Vergara ordered to pay ex Nicholas Loeb nearly $80K amid frozen embryos legal battle!
Continue on to get the latest on Sofia Vergara who has been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to pay her ex Nicholas Loeb $76,433 in attorney’s fees and $2,959.26 in costs amid their legal battle. Read on…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that Sofia Vergara is expected to pay up within 30 days of notice of this ruling.
According to ENews, Sofia Vergara‘s ex-Loeb filed a motion for attorney’s fees in June 2019 and asked to obtain $117,590.87 in attorney fees and $2,958.26 in costs.
Loeb argued he was successful in his anti-SLAPP motion as it related to a “malicious prosecution claim.” However, Vergara argued the motion “should be denied or heavily reduced to the extent it is based on block billing and seeks fees and costs for services not shown to be related to the successful portion of the anti-SLAPP motion.”
After evaluating the declarations and billing records, the court determined the records did not justify the full fees sought by Loeb. As a result, it applied a reduction in the fee award of 35 percent.
The documents stated:
The Court finds that there is no alternative method of calculating a fee award that would yield a more accurate or just result, and that a further reduction would be insufficient to compensate Defendant for the attorney’s fees and costs incurred in pursuing the anti-SLAPP motion.
If you recall, the Modern Family star was previously engaged to Loeb. However, they broke up in 2014. During their time together, the two discussed the possibility of having a child together using in-vitro fertilization and a third-party surrogate.
Sofia is now married to Joe Manganiello. The two tied the knot in 2015.