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WOODY ALLEN WINS $ 95, 000 IN LEGAL FEES NEW YORK � Director Woody Allen has won another round in his seemingly unending legal tug-of-war with his former producer Jean Doumanian and her production company Magnolia Productions. In two separate decisions, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bernard Fried has ordered Doumanian to pay Allen attorneys fees and costs of more than $95,000. The total represents the amount Allen paid his law firm, Loeb & Loeb, to enforce two earlier orders that had required Doumanian to place funds in escrow to pay residuals for Allen’s films. Doumanian made several objections to the motion for attorneys fees, including that it was unreasonable for Loeb & Loeb to use two partners to prepare its motion to enforce the original settlement. Justice Fried disagreed. “Plaintiff’s counsel performed their work in a professional manner and succeeded in persuading the Court to direct that over $4.2 million be deposited in escrow accounts for the benefit of various guilds,” he wrote. “Under the circumstances, I find that Plaintiff’s use of the services of [partner Christian] Carbone, rather than an associate with no familiarity with the facts of the case, was reasonable.”

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