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Law firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney hit with $10-million judgment

• http://www.latimes.com, MICHAEL FINNEGAN

Judge Catherine Bauer of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana ordered Eagan Avenatti to pay the $10 million to Jason Frank, a lawyer who used to work at the Newport Beach firm.

"At this point, that's what's appropriate," Bauer said at a brief hearing.

To settle his law firm's bankruptcy, Avenatti personally guaranteed in December that it would pay Frank $4.85 million. But he and Eagan Avenatti failed to pay the first $2 million intallment that was due last week, triggering Tuesday's judgment.

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