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Brittany Murphy's mom says toxic mold killed actress

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rsz_tbd-brittanymurphy122311.jpgThe mother of late actress Brittany Murphy is now claiming her daughter and son-in-law Simon Monjack died as a result of toxic mold in their Hollywood home, TMZ reports, but it unfortunately looks like there may not be much she can do about it. That's why Sharon Murphy is suing her own lawyers over it.

Murphy died of pneumonia in 2009, although a report found the cause of death was likely a drug cocktail of the Heath Ledger variety. But then Monjack died of the same thing five months later, so something's not right, we all agree on that. Murphy claims it's the fault of the people who built the house, but she's smoking mad that her attorneys convinced her to give up the right to sue for wrongful death.

TMZ says Sharon accepted a settlement for construction defect in January, but as a part of that she agreed to not sue the builders. So Sharon's doing the next best thing and hiring another lawyer to sue her old lawyers for allegedly tricking her into signing the agreement. No, it won't bring her daughter or son-in-law back, but think of all that fat cash from a wrongful death suit!

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[Last modified: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:17pm]

    

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