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Matt Barnes

SUED Over Rear-Ending

8/8/2012 4:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former L.A. Lakers star Matt Barnes is being sued for $25,000 minimum -- after allegedly rear-ending a car on an L.A. freeway last year ... and causing the family inside injuries.

The family just filed a lawsuit against the NBA player, claiming they were driving on the Harbor Freeway in March 2011 when Barnes plowed into the back of their car. 

According to the lawsuit, there were 4 people total in the vehicle Matt allegedly hit -- including 3 minors -- and all were injured during the accident.

Now, the alleged victims are demanding unspecified damages for medical bills, property damage, and more -- totaling $25,000 at the very least.

It's the latest legal headache for the basketball star -- you'll recall, Matt was arrested just last week in Manhattan Beach for an outstanding traffic warrant and resisting arrest.

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We called Matt's rep.  So far, no comment.

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1.

boyfun    

he is UGLY

755 days ago
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seducedaltruist    

he is NOT smiling with his eyes

755 days ago
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jeff    

(PEOPLE)3 of the last 4 stories have been car related.(all bad)I'm just an everyday guy/jerk, but let's all pay attention when we drive! There was no texting or cell phones when I got my license. This is starting to get a little scary. The 3 I'm talking about are a high speed drunkin' wreck, a DUI, and a rear ender(wasn't paying attention, probably texting).

755 days ago
4.

Sea Urchin    

"Former L.A. Lakers star Matt Barnes"---Last week TMZ called the gay NBA player a star now Barnes.............a bench warmer is a star.

755 days ago
5.

sidithers    

Basketball sucks.And is very boring
Thats why the NBA is losing millions every year

755 days ago
6.

IN MY OPINION    

HE CAN'T CATCH A BREAK.

755 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Who smiles like a cheshire cat in a mug shot? Oh, yea, THIS guy!

755 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

No, I don't recall this nobody and No, I give a crap enough to try. What are you doing TMZ? Checking the undies of every pro athlete on a slow news day?

755 days ago
9.

john    

they are just lookin for some easy money. Hope the insurance company does a thorough investigation and does not just "pay up" your hard earned premiums just because they claim to be hurt. probably b.s.

755 days ago
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Kabala    

That $25,000 is just an arbitrary figure that means nothing really.
Given there were multiple injuries and he's rich they will sue for 100s of thousands minimum.

755 days ago
11.

Oh A 💛💋    

He is ugly ! This ***** is whack as hell

755 days ago
12.

Seldombinlaid    

Yep I was going to ask who this guy was.

755 days ago
13.

abb    

Give em' 25 grand! that's a cheap lawsuit! Do it before they get that ambulance chaser daytime TV lawyer!

755 days ago
14.

AZCHIC83    

whoever told you gay people like to have sex in public bathrooms lied

755 days ago
15.

LDB    

He'll get off Scott free

755 days ago
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