Nicole Richie Moves for Restraining Order

Nicole Richie's lawyer has just gone to court seeking a restraining order against the paparazzo who struck her car earlier this month.

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The pap -- who ironically goes by Bam Bam -- was arrested after the crash.

As we first reported, famed P.I. Scott Ross paid a visit to Nicole's house after the crash, along with a lawyer from Mark Geragos' law firm.