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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Lohan settles lawsuit with paparazzo

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has settled a lawsuit with a paparazzo who alleged she ordered her assistant to run over his foot while driving her vehicle in 2010.

The Mean Girls star was hit with a civil case from photographer Grigor Balyan amid claims she was a passenger in a car that ran over his foot in 2010.

Balyan was shooting Lohan outside a Hollywood nightclub in an automobile being driven by her assistant.

The lensman asserted that the vehicle she was in plowed into him on the actress’s direction.

He claimed to have suffered orthopedic and neurologic injuries as a result.

Court documents obtained by TMZ indicate the parties have reached a deal outside of court.

According to the website the matter was settled on May 2 and an insurance company will take care of Balyan’s expenses. No further details were provided.

The settlement comes nine months after Lohan submitted her response to the claim filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, dismissing the plaintiff’s allegations.

A lawyer for the star alleged Balyan “carelessly put himself near a moving automobile” and caused his own injuries.

A spokesperson for Lohan has yet to issue comment on the latest development in the case.

The actress is currently in rehab at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

The 90-day stint is required for Lohan to be in agreement with the terms of her probation in a separate criminal case stemming from a car crash last year in Los Angeles.

The actress pled no contest to misdemeanour charges of reckless driving and lying to police investigating the June 2012 collision.

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