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Embattled newspaper baron Conrad Black has brought a claim against Hollinger International over its alleged refusal to pay his legal bills.
According to reports, Lord Black, who was forced out as Hollinger International chairman and chief executive though still controls the company, is claiming that he is owed $3.7m for legal bills he has racked up to fight two actions by the company as well as one other law suit brought against him.
Lord Black says that since he remains a director of Hollinger International, under Delaware law and the company’s own constitution Hollinger International is liable for his legal fees.
It is understood that in the lawsuit filed last Friday (19 March) Lord Black claims that Hollinger International has paid some of his fees, but none incurred after 31 January.