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Kara DioGuardi Sued Over Wrecked Porsche

4/22/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has been sued over a 2010 car accident that allegedly left one man with a terrible neck injury ... but the crazy part, Kara wasn't even driving the car!!!


The man doing the suing is Joel Postorino -- who claims he suffered a serious disc injury in his neck after a woman driving a 2005 BMW smashed into the back of his Porsche at an L.A. intersection last May.

In his lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Postorino claims the only person in the BMW during the crash was a woman named Christina Kline ... but Kara happens to be a registered co-owner of the BMW, so the man feels the former "Idol" star should have to pay up too.

DioGuardi's rep tells TMZ ... Kline used to work for Kara  ... and she only co-signed on the car to help her employee out several years ago.

The rep explains, "When Ms. Kline left Kara’s company in November 2009, she was asked to remove Kara’s name from the registration,  but never did. She was in a car accident in May 2010 that Kara did not know about until yesterday when she was served papers."

Meanwhile, Postorino's lawyer, Ira Fierberg, tells TMZ his client is asking for roughly $250k in damages. The case goes in front of a judge in July.


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1278 days ago


She sucked as a judge and in life.

1278 days ago


HA! Good luck getting that 250k. Just because she's a registered owner it doesn't mean she's liable for a car accident. People will do anything for money. This is why I would hate to be a celebrity. Lawsuit magnet.

1278 days ago


She,s arrogant, a total diva without any reason for such, and a total snob, but she shouldn't be held responsible for someone else's actions.

This scam is just a money grab.

1278 days ago


Does anybody really go to the DMV when you tell them to? People will avoid that place at all cost.

1278 days ago


Wow it is great how the American justice system works. This idiot should even be able to file such a claim.

1278 days ago


1278 days ago


If your name is on the title you can be sued.

I tried to get my name off of my daughter's car but was told "she was too young to have it in her name."
Wait...what's wrong with that...she's old enough to drive around in it, but only in someone else's name?!

If her name's on it, she can be sued.

1278 days ago


Maybe the guy is really hurt. But, it's not like a kid in a car hit some guy, so the guy sues the parents. DioGuardia wasn't even driving the car. Another adult was driving the car. Insurance should be able to take care of this, unless this woman was too stupid to get enough coverage. Because in car-insurance land, $250,000-per-person worth of coverage is paid for with a pretty inexpensive premium.

1278 days ago

moe l.    

Sorry Kara, you're on the reg as an owner, you get to get sued.
Makes you want to reach out and hug a lawyer.

1278 days ago


Next time, the guy in the Porsche should wear his seat belt.

1278 days ago


Hopefully this guy will get laughed out of court...

1278 days ago


Is it mandatory you convert to Jewishism to become a lawyer or is it that Jews just like to make an easy buck and enjoy ****ing people over ?

1278 days ago


Another piece of crap looking to cash in.

1278 days ago


Just saw his pic on FB and my Ed Hardy Douchemeter went into the red.

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