01/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jerry Seinfeld Fights Request For Deposition In Cookbook Suit

Lawyers for an author who accuses Jerry Seinfeld's wife of stealing her cookbook idea want a sitdown with the standup comic.

"Sneaky Chef" author Missy Chase Lapine's attorneys want to depose Seinfeld before the case goes to trial, but the comedian's lawyers say it is just a ploy designed to embarrass him.

"It's just another attempt to delay the judge's decision, another tactic to gum up the works," Seinfeld attorney Orin Snyder said.

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