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Rudy Giuliani says it’s a ‘real shame’ his lawyers want the $1.3 million he allegedly owes them for defending him in Trump-related cases and civil claims

Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani at the funeral service for NYPD police officer Wilbert Mora at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Feb. 2, 2022, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City (File Photo by: zz/NDZ/STAR MAX/IPx 2022 2/2/22 ).

The former lawyers for onetime New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani have filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in allegedly unpaid fees for defending their client against criminal claims linked to Donald Trump, as well as almost a dozen civil matters.

Longtime Giuliani attorney Robert Costello and the law firm of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP (DHC), which has represented Giuliani since 2019, filed the lawsuit in New York state court on Monday. The breach of contract complaint, filed in Manhattan, says that Giuliani owes nearly $1.4 million in fees to the firm.

“This action simply seeks payment of an outstanding bill for legal services rendered by Plaintiffs in the amount of $1,360,196.10,” the complaint says. The firm also wants a hearing to determine “reasonable attorneys’ fees Plaintiffs are contractually entitled to” in connection with having to file the lawsuit in the first place.