Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Lohan Must Go to

Trial in U-Turn Wreck

9/11/2007 3:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's more bad legal news for La Lohan ... can't a rehabbing actress catch a break?

TMZ was in court this morning when L.A. Superior County Judge Michael L. Stern gave busboy Raymundo Ortega the green light to proceed with his civil lawsuit against LiLo. Ortega claims Lohan was driving intoxicated while trying to avoid paparazzi on Robertson Blvd., when her black Mercedes smashed into his van in 2005.

Ortega's attorney, Robert G. Klein, says he spoke to several potential witnesses in the case, including a person who spoke to an employee of the Ivy who allegedly indicated booze was served to a then 19-year-old Lindsay. CHP's investigation concluded that Lohan was not drunk, and found Ortega at fault for making an illegal U-turn. "This is a bogus claim. Mr. Ortega is 100% at fault and Lindsay shouldn't have to pay anything," said Lohan's attorney, David J. Ozeran.

Ortega is seeking compensation for his pain and suffering -- in excess of $200,000, and other damages and medical bills. A jury trial is set to start April 7 of next year.


No Avatar


What kills me, is either everyone is one the 'deport 'em' train, or the 'lockup' train. But what kills me is how many times her (and counltess other teen celebrities) are getting busted and alcohol is present, if not playing a part, in whatever is happening... AND THESE TEEN CELEBRITIES ARE JUST THAT..... TEENS! NOT LEGAL! Why is it we hear about these fancy schmancy clubs that the commoners will never gain access to, are regularly serving up under age celebrities ALCOHOL!!! Why haven't these places had their liquor licenses pulled yet???? Where are the law suits against them??? Heck, when I was 17, 18, 19 and 20, I tried to get some booze too, but they told me I needed a legal ID and laughed as I left... And now they have the scanners that verify the age with your licenses magentic strip! So if it's not the bars faults, how come these teen alcoholics aren't getting busted for fake ID's???? Heck, I had a few friends that got busted for it???? WHERE THE HELL IS JUSTICE HERE????

2600 days ago


Why bother going through this sham, if convicted she'll spend about 10 minutes in the slammer.

2599 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2

Around The Web