SC court nixes request from ex-James Brown manager

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — James Brown’s former manager has lost an appeal challenging a court’s order that he pay legal bills for an attorney representing some of the late soul singer’s children.

The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that David Cannon pay bills of about $90,000 charged by Atlanta attorney Louis Levenson.

Cannon was held in contempt and spent six months in jail in 2009 after he couldn’t return more than $300,000 to James Brown Enterprises. Cannon is currently serving three years of home confinement on charges he took more money from Brown in his final years than his contracts allowed.

Brown died on Christmas Day 2006.

The court is still considering a lawsuit filed by two trustees who say they were unjustly removed from Brown’s trust.


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