1. OUT WITH THE OLD

    Paula Deen Fires Legal Team

    FILE - Celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. Attorneys for Deen said Tuesday, March 6, 2012 that former worker  Lisa Jackson, who claimed she was sexually harassed and subjected to a hostile work environment at a restaurant co-owned by Deen and her brother, made false claims after the celebrity chef refused to pay her to keep quiet.  A lawsuit filed Monday, March 5 by Jackson "makes false allegations against Paula Deen and they will be proven false in court," said a statement from the Oliver Maner law firm, representing Deen.  (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

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    Paula Deen is not going down without a fight—at least, not without a fight from the best legal team a butter queen can buy. The disgraced celebrity chef has apparently decided that her “previous attorneys were out of their depth,” according to sources who spoke with People magazine, and has cut ties with the firm Oliver Maner. Instead Deen has enlisted an attorney from “one of the top labor firms in the country,” Grace Speights of Morgan Lewis’s labor and employment practice, and Patricia Glaser, a powerful entertainment lawyer. Meanwhile, the inspiration for the character of Olivia Pope in ABC’s hit drama Scandal, Judy Smith, is still under Deen’s employ.

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