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Lohan Settles Up with

2007 Car Chase Victim

5/27/2011 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan is making progress with her laundry list of legal problems -- TMZ has learned, she finally struck a settlement with the woman who claims the actress terrorized her in a 2007 car chase.

2007 Car Victim

Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ, the actress' car insurance company ultimately coughed up the dough for a financial settlement with Tracie Rice -- the woman who sued Lindsay back in 2008, claiming the infamous Santa Monica car chase was "one of the most frightening experiences of my life."

The lawsuit was dismissed on Wednesday.

As we previously reported, Lohan was busted for DUI during the incident ... after cops learned she was hammered when she commandeered someone else's car while three young guys were still seated inside. 

The three guys gave TMZ an unbelievable blow-by-blow soon after the incident (below) -- their lawsuit against the actress is still ongoing.

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61.

Shady    

I love ya Lindsay! She's just a badgirl, that looks all innocent. I was the same Lindsay, I finally got sober one day. You'll be fine, you're young. You crack me up tho, BALLS! I was badass to!

1212 days ago
62.

Puckett    

So the womans civil suit was dimissed and all she got was an auto insurance settlement. My guess is that was strictly for damage to her car, any minor injuries she had, and i don't even see her getting anything for lost work as she had just quit her job and was unemployed at the time the accident. lol

Maybe she claimed some PTSD crap too but even that's a real stretch for an insurance adjuster.

Sounds like a clear win for Lindsay. Next the civil suit from those 3 "kidnap victims", lmfao, will get dismissed too.

1212 days ago
63.

Justsay Nohan    

"So the womans civil suit was dimissed and all she got was an auto insurance settlement."

It says the lawsuit was dismissed but that doesn't mean it was done by the courts or for lack of merit.

I'm under the impression that the woman HERSELF dismissed the suit and took a fat settlement from the insurance company instead rather than drag this out any longer. The suit was filed just to force the company to pay.

"Next the civil suit from those 3 "kidnap victims", lmfao, will get dismissed too."

Doubtful unless Lindsay or her insurance company are willing to cough up even bigger bucks. The passengers in the car Lindsay stole suffered more than anyone in this debacle. Don't kid yourself. This WAS a kidnapping. Three men were forced against their will to ride along with her while she hijacked a car she had absolutely no business being in let alone driving. It doesn't have to be at gunpoint to be considered a kidnapping.

Misdemeanor drug use might have gotten her off with diminished capacity in a criminal case but it won't fly in a civil one. She's still responsible for both physical and punitive damanges regardless of what she was under the influence of. There's absolutely no question she's guilty. That's a matter of public record. All a civil court has to decide is how much she should pay for her crimes.

1212 days ago
64.

camaguey    

This woman is a parasite. Where does she get her money!?? Why do we give her this attention? Who cares about her? What education does she have, I wonder. What a piece of worthless nothing she is.

1212 days ago
65.

Justice    

LOHAN RESUME

October 4, 2005: Lindsay, then 19, crashes her Mercedes into the passenger side of a van that was pulling into traffic in West Hollywood. Lindsay, her passenger and the driver of the van were briefly hospitalized for minor injuries. She is not ticketed.

Jan. 4, 2006: Tells Vanity Fair she has an eating disorder and has used drugs.

July 26, 2006: Lindsay is hospitalized for “heat exhaustion” while filming ‘Georgia Rule’, though it’s widely assumed she’s actually just hungover and/or still drunk, and the movies producer writes an open letter telling her to knock it off.

Dec. 1, 2006: Dina Lohan tells Ryan Seacrest that Lindsay is in AA, but not because she has a problem. She says Lindsay only goes to meetings to hang out with her friends.

Dec. 12, 2006: Lindsay tells People she’s been in AA for a year and hasn’t had a drink in a week.

January 17, 2007: checks into drug rehab for the first time.

February 16, 2007: checks out of rehab, immediately goes to a bar until 4am.

March 6, 2007: is taped using cocaine in the bathroom of a London club.

March 16, 2007: parties and drinks champagne at a club in New York. She’s still underage at this point.

May 15, 2007: reportedly stole over $10,000 in clothes and jewelry from a 22-year-old model named Lauren Hastings.

May 26, 2007: is arrested for drunk driving after crashing her Mercedes convertible in Beverly Hills at 5:30am. She then left the scene of the accident. Police also found a “usable” amount of cocaine in her car. It’s her third car crash in two years.

May 28, 2007: checks into drug rehab for the second time.

July, 14, 2007: checks out of rehab. That very same day she goes to Vegas and parties at Pure.

July 24, 2007: while high on cocaine, Lindsay goes on a high speed chase in a stolen Denali down PCH, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour, that ends when a woman calls Santa Monica police saying Lohan is trying to run her down with a car. Lindsay is arrested on five counts, including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and possession of narcotics. Police again find cocaine, this time in her pocket. Lindsay tells police they aren’t her pants.

July 25, 2007: checks into drug rehab for the third time.

August 3, 2007: a report says Lindsay lost a Louis Vuitton endorsement deal because she kept stealing their clothes during photo shoots.

August 23, 2007: Lohan gets charged with seven misdemeanor counts for her two DUI arrests earlier that year. She reaches a plea deal, saying she would spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service and complete a drug-treatment program. Lohan is placed on 36 months’ probation and required to complete an 18-month alcohol-education program and pay a $300 fine.

October 5, 2007: checks out of rehab for the third time.

November 15, 2007: begins her 1 day jail sentence, her punishment for getting two DUI’s just two months apart, including the car chase in a stolen car while high on coke. She’s released 84 minutes later due to overcrowding.

December 31, 2007: In a video posted on TMZ, Lohan drinks straight from a bottle of champagne while partying in Italy.

May 6, 2008: steals an $11,000 fur coat from a party in New York; is later photographed wearing it.

October 2008: a civil lawsuit is filed against Lindsay by three people who were in the Denali during her July 24, 2007, DUI arrest.

March 13, 2009: Warrant for her arrest issued regarding possible parole violations (alleged failure to attend counseling).

March 16, 2009: Warrant is recalled after Lindsay’s lawyer clears up the “misunderstanding.”

June 16, 2009: after Lindsay does a photo shoot for Elle magazine, $400,000 in diamonds that were used in the shoot are missing.

October 16, 2009: Lohan shows up more than an hour late to a probation hearing in Beverly Hills for a progress review on her two DUI cases. She has yet to complete the alcohol counseling program she was ordered to attend in August, but is given another year to do so. The judge warns Lindsay she will go to jail if she keeps skipping meetings and “thumbing her nose” at the court.

February 22, 2010: Lindsay admits to using cocaine.

April 14, 2010: skips a court ordered deposition related to civil suit. Is photographed out shopping.

April 21, 2010: misses a second deposition related to civil suit; says she couldn’t get a ride to court by 10 a.m. Was photographed at 2:30 a.m. leaving a club.

April 23, 2010: named a suspect in the theft of a $35,000 Rolex, is later photographed wearing it.

April 30, 2010: has yet to complete her alcohol education classes, which is a violation of her probation. She now has 8 days to complete her final 4 classes. These are the same classes she was ordered to attend in August of 2007. She was given 18 months to attend 13 classes. She’s attended 9 in three years.

May 4, 2010: shows up 22-minutes late for the third attempt at the civil-case deposition; was at Chateau Marmont the night before until 2am.

May 19, 2010: with 3 more alcohol education classes yet to be completed and only one day to do it, Lindsay goes to France and stays for almost a week. This is a direct violation of her probation.

May 24, 2010: back in court, Lindsay is not sent to jail after repeatedly violating her probation, but instead is made to wear a bracelet to detect alcohol, a ban on drinking and random weekly drug testing.

June 8, 2010: her alcohol monitor bracelet goes off, indicating that Lindsay is drinking. An arrest warrant is issued, but she posts a $200,000 bail before it is carried out.

July 6, 2010: Lohan is sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating her probation and skipping her alcohol education classes. “I did everything that I was told to do and did the best I could,” Lindsay tells the judge.

July 20, 2010: Lindsay begins her 90 day jail sentence. 12 days later, she’s released due to over crowding.

August 2, 2010: begins her court ordered 90 day drug rehab. 23 days later, she’s released.

August 26, 2010: is given stricter probation terms, including random drug testing.

September 17, 2010: fails a drug test, testing positive for cocaine. This is a direct violation of her probation.

September 24, 2010: instead of going to jail, Lindsay is fitted with another alcohol detection bracelet and allowed to live at home while awaiting a full hearing for her parole violation.

October 22, 2010: is given yet another warning by a judge, and instead of jail, is again sent to rehab, this time for 90 days. Is told by the judge that if she drinks or violates her probation in any way, she will be sent to jail for 180 days. Later, her probation report would reveal that Lindsay drank while in rehab and tested positive for alcohol use one month after leaving rehab. No charges are ever filed.

December 12, 2010: Lindsay is allegedly caught sneaking out of rehab and going to a bar, and then hits the rehab staff member who confronts her.

January 3, 2011: Lohan finishes her fourth stay in rehab and moves into an apartment in Venice, California.

January 4, 2011: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department determine that Lohan violated probation during her time in rehab by leaving the property, drinking, and assaulting a staff member. No charges are ever filed.

January 22, 2011: Lohan goes to a jewelry store with a friend who distracts the clerk while she steals a $2,500 necklace.

February 9, 2011: Lohan is charged with felony grand theft.

April 22, 2011: Lindsay is found guilty of violating her probation and sentenced to 120 days in jail.

May 11, 2011: Lindsay pleads no-contest to her theft charges, but is not given any additional jail time, and instead of beginning her 120 day sentence for parole violation, she will be allowed to serve that sentence at home with an electronic monitor fot the nex 35 days, and WILL STILL GET RELEASED EARLY DUE TO PRISON OVER CROWDING, even though she’s not actually in prison. Because of this, she will only “serve” about 14 days at her condo near the beach.

1212 days ago
66.

Puckett    

Justsay Nohan 6 hours ago
"So the womans civil suit was dimissed and all she got was an auto insurance settlement."

It says the lawsuit was dismissed but that doesn't mean it was done by the courts or for lack of merit

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As i said the suit was dimissed and she settled for whatever the auto insurance company was offering her, which we know isn't one penny more then the limit of Lindsay's auto insurance policy.

The woman got reasonably compensated at most, and i'll bet it's a lot less then these whiny lilo haters think it was.

At any rate it's a win for Lindsay. The case is settled and the insurance paid off the claim for her.

I'm not going to sit here and play armchair lawyer with you. I think the "kidnap victims" :snicker: claims of PTSD and such nonsense aren't going to fair very well in court. And when they don't you bet i'll be rubbing that in too. lol

1212 days ago
67.

Muppet    

I hope some day someone steals her car with her in it and does the same thing she did. Only then will she realise the damage she did to other people! I also hope she finds things disappearing around her house. It would be nice to see someone with sticky fingers latch on to things she is attached to!
If she wants to continue to drink and drug oh well I guess we'll eventually read about her under the obit section in the paper.
I'd really like to know how she scammed her insurance company into paying for this! Or is this really just more Lohan BS?

1211 days ago
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