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February 19, 1996|BETH KLEID | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Basinger's Latest Court Battle: Kim Basinger's bankruptcy trustee sued her former lawyers last week in Los Angeles, alleging they mishandled the trial over her withdrawal from a starring role in the 1993 film "Boxing Helena." The trial ended in an $8.1-million verdict against Basinger. An appeals court ordered a new trial, saying the judge had issued improper jury instructions. In December, Basinger agreed to pay $3.8 million to the film's producer, Main Line Pictures. The new lawsuit seeks $3.8 million plus $600,000 in legal fees, said trustee Ronald Durkin.

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