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Howell — Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain and his attorney have been ordered to pay slightly more than $7,000 in attorney fees in a breach-of-contract case.

Judge Theresa Brennan on Thursday said lawyer Barry Powers “was trying to intimidate and harass” Joe Dobson, who sued McLain for $1,910.

Powers tells the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell Brennan holds a grudge against him for earlier asking her to recuse herself from the case.

A jury in July ruled against McLain. Dobson initially sued in a Livingston County court, saying McLain owed him for unpaid wages for a sales job. McLain countersued seeking more than $25,000.

McLain won the 1968 American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards after winning 31 games and leading Detroit to the World Series.

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