Courtney Love is being sued by the law firm she hired to fight for the rights to distribute unreleased material recorded by her late husband KURT COBAIN - for failing to pay her bills.

Bosses at Seattle, Washington, law firm Hendricks + Lewis claim they helped Love win $7 million (GBP3.8 million) in advances on Cobain material in a battle with the NIRVANA star's former bandmates Dave Grohl and KRIST NOVOSELIC, but haven't been paid.

The lawyers who represented her to obtain the publishing rights claim Love still owes them more than $340,000 (GBP188,900).

Hendricks + Lewis, who also name Love's daughter FRANCE BEAN in the suit, are seeking a lien on all of Love's papers in their possession, which includes work by Cobain.