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Hanks Suit Gets Forrest Dumped!

6/23/2008 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Hanks just found out that lawsuits aren't like film shoots -- you can't redo 'em if you don't like how they turned out.

TMZ has learned that an Idaho judge just tossed out Tom and wife Rita's attempt to get $2.5 million from an Idaho contractor they say screwed up the construction of their $10 million Sun Valley home back in 2002. Problem is -- they already took the contractor to arbitration in 2003 over the dispute and lost, to the tune of $10 million.

The Hanks' rep Leslee Dart tells us "Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson intend to appeal the judge's decision. This is not a petty dispute where Tom and Rita are trying to squeeze money out of a small, local contractor. There are serious design and construction problems that should never have happened, but did, and now need to be fixed."

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Rah-Rah    

So have the contractor fix 'em already and quit trying to sue him!

2282 days ago
2.

Crabby    

And yet there are thousands of Americans who can't pay their $150,000 mortgages...

2282 days ago
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rachelle    

The house was built six years ago, they sue one year later (and lose) then they wait FIVE years to try again??? I'd get new lawyers or forget it. They must have used the home in the last five years.

2282 days ago
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wtf    

Contractor's are the devils spawn. I have never sued one and have always took the route of chasing them down to fix the problems but it's pure h3ll. I have lost entire summers being a hostage to contractors. Anyways I wonder if Tom felt like he was in a re-run of the Money Pit?

2282 days ago
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same same same    

BOO HOO for Tom Hanks Just hire someone do correct the work already!

2282 days ago
6.

rachel    

Poor douches!

They have enough money to rebuild the house twenty times over.

2282 days ago
7.

Alanna    

So what if they have money? The work should have been done correctly the first time.

2282 days ago
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Rip Off Chris    

Waistful spending rich people make me sick!

2282 days ago
9.

Devynn    

sue. and then hire someone to do it right. simple as that. :)

2282 days ago
10.

juscus    

stupd is as stupid does..sorry could not resist

2282 days ago
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jaye    

The judge probably dismissed the case because it was BINDING arbitration. When you agree to that type of arbitration that's just what it means; it's BINDING. That means you agree to the terms of the decision. If he wanted to litigate, he might have gone with non-binding arbitration first.

2282 days ago
12.

a    

HE BUILT HIMSELF A MONEY PIT!
now thats irony!!!!!

2282 days ago
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martinistopswithus    

does cheese come with that whine? run forest run! hahaaahhahah

2282 days ago
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debsh    

I knew one of the guys that worked for Storey Construction. Dealing with Rita was a total nightmare. She kept changing her mind all the time and adding new stuff. Fortunately for the construction company they had her sign off on all her changes and new additions. However when it came time to pay the bill for all the additonal stuff Rita ordered up she did not want to. Rita - who was suppose to pay for it???? Now she is sueing years later. Rita get a life. Oh I also heard that no one is Sun Valley likes these two. Good thing the population of Sun Valley is so small or Tom might be out of a job, but then I stopped seeing his movies years ago. I think his star as already faded and we all know that Rita was never a star, just Tom Hanks wife.

2282 days ago
15.

Narcissa    

WAH, WAH, WAH.

With Rita in the picture, could there be any doubt that demanding behavior and resultant acrimony is involved? Just ask the people who have the total misfortune of having to deal with her at Fred Segal when she doesn't get her way. And let's be honest, shall we? The ONLY reason this marginally talented, arrogant, self-centered, spoiled, pushy broad has any power is because of her husband, and I pity whoever is stuck having to serve her and her never ending list of demands.

WHAT A TYPICAL PHONY LIBERAL. I'm sure she can't wait to vote for B. Hussein Obama, since she's all for "equality" and "the people" and all that, but just watch how she treats the help she claims to support.

2282 days ago
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