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A Tampa-based law firm, Carlton Fields, filed a lawsuit against Ludacris on Oct. 16 seeking to recover $61,860 in legal fees.

The lawsuit against Ludacris, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, is in connection with a car accident in 2007 that involved his mother, said Carlton Fields partner Walter Bush. The plaintiff sued Ludacris, his mother and the rapper’s nonprofit Ludacris Foundation, for which his mother worked. Attorney Kenneth Thompson, who left Carlton Fields’ Atlanta office in June, represented the defendants in the ongoing matter, Bush said.

Ludacris ignored invoices for his expenses for legal services rendered between March 2008 and April 2009, according to a complaint filed in Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court. Bush said that the firm has filed a petition to withdraw from the case, and a hearing was scheduled for Oct. 23.

Ludacris’ mother has stated that they are talking to the law firm and that the issue should be resolved with out involving the courts.