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DJ AM Sued Over Sickening 'Foul Odor'

8/3/2010 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DJ AM's former neighbor is suing the deceased star's estate -- claiming AM owned a piece of property that smelled so bad, it literally made one man sick to his stomach.

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In a lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, a man named Isaac Toveg claims while he lived near AM -- aka Adam Goldstein -- he often noticed a "gaseous foul odor and/or smell" emitting from AM's property.

Toveg claims when he would go outside, he would "experience problems in breathing and stomach ailments and would become severely ill" and was eventually diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori.

According to the suit, Toveg claims he told AM about the problem, but was ignored. Toveg claims after AM died -- it was discovered that there was a "broken" sewer pipe on the property. Toveg claims he is now "able to relate his illness to the broken sewer pipe."

Toveg is suing for more than $25k in damages.

TMZ spoke to Jenni Weinman -- a rep for AM's estate -- who tells us, "It’s ironic that this suit was filed so close to the year anniversary of Adam's passing."

She continues, "I am sure that any issues regarding the drainage system or sewer pipes in the neighborhood are more of a city maintenance issue as opposed to a DJ AM estate issue.”

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16.

theresa    

Bogus. Wasting everyones time.

1551 days ago
17.

kimmi    

And FYI You CAN get H. Pylori from liveing in unsanitary conditions. Examole, living next to a druggie who has a broken sewer pipe. Wiki it dumb a sses

1551 days ago
18.

Deuce's mom    

H.Pylori or Heliobactor is dormant bacteria that is in about 99% of the population. No one knows why it rears it's head but it does and can. The symptoms can go on for years until a test proves the bacteria. Stomach pain, cramps, diarrhea etc...are all symptoms of H. Pylori. There is treatment for it. A lawsuit won't clear it..you have to take medication.

This jerk. I h ope he has big attorney fees.

1551 days ago
19.

JosephG    

JESUS CHRIST WHAT A MORON DJ AM IS DEAD SHOW SOME RESPECT ASS HOLE I CANT BELIEVE IT THIS PEOPLE DONT HAVE DIGNITY DAMM

1551 days ago
20.

Ella    

I don't know how the laws work in Hollywood or wherever this estate is located, but in my town if a pipe breaks on your property you are responsible. The city has nothing to do with it.

1551 days ago
21.

Amy    

What a sue happy idiot! I hope he does not get a cent!

1551 days ago
22.

Chris    

@Amy: and if your neighbor's sewer pipe broke and ran over your property, you'd be cool with it??

1551 days ago
23.

Squeaky Shoes    

...really? some people are way too money hungry... I'm sure the family is suffering enough over his death and some ******* comes along and sues for completely outrageous claim. I wonder if he's related to Oksana

1551 days ago
24.

Dina    

This is absolutely ridiculous! I had h pylori and it is not airborne, you do not get it from exposed sewer pipes unless you walk in the waste that comes from it. With his symptoms, he could have contracted the h pylori when he was a child and just had the symptoms get that bad. All he has to do is take antibiotics to get rid of it. He can also go back and have tests done periodically to make sure he hasn't contracted the bug again. LEAVE AM'S FAMILY ALONE!!!

1551 days ago
25.

z    

He waited until the amost one year anniversary of AM's death? NICE

Also, in lieu of calling the county which would have investigated and fixed the problem immediatly he is now suing?

CLASSY. Hope the family sues him for emotional distress and lawyers fees

1551 days ago
26.

Pongo    

James @ #12. Apparently you confused this forum for your usual favorite posting spot 'Bigots on Parade.' In future, please be sure you click the right link.

1551 days ago
27.

Keith    

What goes around comes around. Lets not forget it was "DJ AM" who sued the estate of the pilots of the Learjet that crashed.

1551 days ago
28.

Steve    

These frivolous lawsuits are quite a joke, but often pay out, especially in California. A jury awarded a couple $80k, who sued a 90 year-old grandmother for trimming trees that hung over onto her property. But I digress. This will be a city maintenance issue IF the break occurred outside the property line. If the break occurs within the property line, it's DJ AM (or now his estate's) responsibility to handle this issue. Even if it is BS, don't be surprised this guy gets awarded what he's asking and additional for it being malicious.

1551 days ago
29.

Juan    

"It’s ironic that this suit was filed so close to the year anniversary of Adam's passing."?

Irony NO
Coincidence YES

1551 days ago
30.

Juan    

I

1551 days ago
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