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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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31.

kate    

I find this very sad. This guy needs money that bad,he should be ashamed of himself this is nothing but GREED

1449 days ago
32.

Liz    

what a shame. what ignorant people would do for money

1449 days ago
33.

dd    

Why didn't this person report it to the health dept. when he was alive? What a jerk.

1449 days ago
34.

Matt    

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

It's called a statute of limitations. Under California Code of Civil Procedure 366.2 a claimant has to file an action against the estate within ONE YEAR of the death or the claim is forever barred.

Doesn't sound like this guy's action has much merit, but it's up to the estate representative to knock it out.

1449 days ago
35.

Jay    

DJ AM was in a plane crash in 2008. The pilot and the co-pilot were among the dead. DJ AM later claimed negligence on the part of the pilots and sued. Just saying...

1449 days ago
36.

Janet    

You've got to be pretty desperate to sue someone who's passed away. Estate or not, that's just sad.

1449 days ago
37.

Amy    

@ #14- I agree completely. It's a real shame!

1449 days ago
38.

Roberto    

Amazing how some people are so greedy,so desperate to lay their hands on money and how they invent reasons to grab hold of it !

1449 days ago
39.

Gina    

DESPERATE !!! you have alot of nerve - I hope DJ AM haunts your a** - may he rest in peace after he deal with your non-sense lawsuit - IDIOT !!

1449 days ago
40.

Carl    

Chris (#13),

You said this about my comment: "Carl: look at the symptoms: "breathing and stomach ailments." Leading symptoms of H. pylori: gastritis, ulcers, stomach cancer."

I didn't say he didn't have H. pylori and I didn't doubt he was sick. My point was that this bacterium is ubiquitous and is in at least half to nearly 99% of the population (depending on what figures you trust). Therefore it is EXTREMELY unlikely that it came from the sewer pipe and will be absolutely impossible to connect the two issues to the degree of proof required in a court of law.

1449 days ago
41.

I_am_The_Dude!    

A Jew suing another Jew...who would have thought???

F-*-ck them all...LONG LIVE KRISTALNACHT!!!!

1449 days ago
42.

Bryan    

The man is dead. Why sue a dead guy??? I hate people.. >_>

1448 days ago
43.

Alex    

Interesting... the guy is suing for an infection that he got when he was a child (pretty much the only way to get this infection is through sharing utensils with family members or from your mother when you're a child!). Hope the lawyers do their research properly and remember to counter-sue!

1448 days ago
44.

me    

Yeah. I love how everyone is saying that he's dead and respect should be shown, but dj am sued the estates of the pilots who also died. I think paying the price with your life is enuf. dj am didn't think so. karma is a bitch!

1448 days ago
45.

Maddie    

First off H. Pylori is genetic. It's not something caused by a foul smell or airborne particles.

1448 days ago
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