Senegalese-born Akon

Financially-embattled Flordia-based law firm Yoss has filed a lawsuit against Akon (real name Aliaune B. Thiam)  seeking to recover nearly $40K of legal bills.  Yoss apparently represented Akon in an earlier lawsuit filed against Akon by a construction company, when he failed to pay his bills to them too. 

Last year, Yoss closed several of its offices and restructured its partnerships, apparently due to financial difficulties.  At one point, it announced it would be dissolving due to “months of defections, office closings, bounced paychecks, missed capital contributions, and a malpractice judgment.”

Related Resources:

http://www.stlamerican.com/entertainment/living_it/article_cc76915c-66d5-11e1-8e2b-001871e3ce6c.html

http://blogs.findlaw.com/celebrity_justice/2012/03/akon-sued-by-own-lawyers-contractor-over-unpaid-bills.html?DCMP=NWL-cons_blg-celebrity