Celebrity Madonna Sues Moneymen By People Staff Published on February 10, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email The Material Girl is suing her former financial advisers. In a $2.5 million lawsuit filed in New York this week, Madonna accused Padell, Nadell, Fine, Weinberger & Co. of malpractice and breach of contract. Bert Padell, the firm’s senior partner, said the lawsuit stems from Madonna’s having had to pay $2 million in New York state income taxes after he prepared a 1992 tax return for her saying she was a California resident. “The state came in and said she was a New York state resident because she lived here more than 183 days (in that tax year),” Padell said. That made her subject to New York’s income taxes. Madonna fired him in 1996, but Padell says she is “a good person. I have no malice toward her.” In another lawsuit involving a pop star, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil on Wednesday lost his bid to reinstate a lawsuit against lawyer Joseph Eisenberg for allegedly botching his bankruptcy case. “This motion is utterly without merit,” decided Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alan Buckner.