ROUGH WEEK

Judge Upholds Order Evicting Michael Avenatti's Law Firm from Newport Beach Offices

Michael Avenatti lost his effort to block the eviction of his law practice from its Newport Beach offices, the Los Angeles Times reports. At a Friday hearing at Orange County Superior Court, Judge Robert J. Moss reportedly affirmed his October decision to evict law firm Eagan Avenatti after it failed to pay $213,254 in rent over four months. Moss reportedly ordered the law firm out of its ocean-view suite by Monday. Avenatti also claimed Avenatti & Associates, which reportedly shared staff and office space with Eagan Avenatti, had an “oral rental agreement with the landlord.” The landlord reportedly denied any such agreement. In an email, Avenatti told the Times the decision did “not matter” as his “former firm… was already in the process of moving. A non-event.” Avenatti was arrested earlier this week on the suspicion of domestic violence.