AZCentral:  A law firm that represented the Maricopa County Sheriff’s and Attorney’s offices in multiple battles against the county Board of Supervisors, judges and others has filed a lawsuit against the county.

The complaint was filed late Wednesday in Superior Court on behalf of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart P.C.

It follows a March notice of claim that demanded about $1.1 million in outstanding attorney’s fees as well as a formal public apology for statements by county officials that the firm alleges were defamatory.