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Attorney Paul Wallin wrote in an email last week that he and other lawyers from his firm will be available to assist if necessary during the trial. He wrote that Lohan would have to approve their involvement in the case, but Wallin’s firm had not formally signed on to the case as of Friday afternoon.

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP

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AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang contributed to this report.