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Alienation of Affection 

A lawsuit against Lockhart Gardner sparks a power play by Eli Gold against David Lee. Meanwhile, Will finds a defense attorney to prepare against the DA's office, and Diane takes an interest in a process server.



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The firm is being sued for $44 million because by a divorced couple who have now reconciled and who lost that amount when their assets were divided with some of them sold off at a loss. Alicia's career may be in jeopardy when the firm is unable to locate a key document she was responsible for filing in their database. When David Lee finds a copy of the document Alicia isn't sure it's the original document. Help comes in the form of the process server in the case who has an interest in Diane. In view of the State's Attorney's investigation, Will is looking to hire a lawyer and he decides on Elsbeth Tascioni who represented Alicia during her troubles with the Treasury Department monitor. He hires her and she decides to put pressure on the Special Prosecutor, Wendy Scott-Carr. Written by garykmcd

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8 January 2012 (USA)  »

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*** For Financial Benefit Gain
9 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even Cary finally has something nice to say regarding Alicia in this episode.

As Wendy and all are trying to tie a noose around Will's neck, to add insult to injury, the firm is sued by a couple whose divorce they worked on. The reconciled couple is now claiming that Lockhart-Gardner was encouraging the divorce for financial gain. The very slick F. Murray Abraham guest-starred as the couple's lawyer. Whatever happened to Abraham? Winning the 1984 best actor Oscar for "Amadeus" did him little good professionally.

It looks like Alicia will be on the hook regarding the couple's complaint, but as always, good fortune smiled on her.

Diane is interested in the guy who doles out the summons. He appeared real continental, as he does his dirty work.

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