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Comedian Terry Hodges.Comedian Terry Hodges. (Credit: YouTube)
Comedian Terry Hodges, who settled a lawsuit against fellow funnyman Chris Tucker earlier this year over allegations that Tucker stiffed him for tens of thousands of dollars, has filed a legal malpractice suit against the law firm that handled his case, Gordon Rees Scully & Mansukhani—which does business as Gordon & Rees—for legal malpractice.

The suit accuses Gordon & Rees and four of its lawyers, including partner Roger Mansukhani, of mishandling the case and of conspiring to have Netflix, a one-time co-defendant in the suit, dismissed from the litigation once the firm realized it also represented Netflix.

The firm’s handling of the case and Netflix’s subsequent dismissal denied Hodges an opportunity to hold Netflix accountable for damages, according to the suit. It also removed substantial leverage Hodges could have used to reach a settlement by scuttling a temporary restraining order that would have prevented Netflix from releasing last year’s “Chris Tucker Live” special.

Hodges’ lawyer, Roswell solo Warren Hinds, declined to discuss the case. Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young partner H. Lane Young, who is representing Gordon & Rees, said his firm’s policy is not to discuss pending litigation.

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