While Michael Avenatti has been loudly battling with lawyers for Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump, he’s also been quietly litigating against a former partner for more than two years, leading to a headline-grabbing $10 million judgment on May 22 against one of his law firms, Eagan Avenatti.

Avenatti has called reports about the judgment “overblown,” and he told New York Law Journal in an email that he rejects the amounts being demanded.

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