Lindsay Lohan Bails on Deposition

4/14/2010 3:55 PM PDT

Lindsay Lohan Bails on Deposition

TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan just bailed on her deposition in a case where she's being sued for allegedly holding three men hostage in an SUV.

Lindsay is being sued over the 2007 incident ... in which she allegedly hijacked an SUV -- with three men and a baggie of cocaine inside.  Lindsay allegedly took the wheel and chased another car from Malibu to Santa Monica, where she was ultimately arrested for DUI.

But this morning, Lindsay showed up to a lawyer's office in an SUV ... this time as a passenger .... in Venice, CA for her depo, but there was a conflict.  Her lawyer, Ed McPherson was there ... and waited in vain. Lawyers for the three men (and the lawyer for one of the women in the car she was chasing) wanted to grill Lindsay all day, but Lindsay said she only had a few hours.

After arriving an hour and a half late, Lindsay bailed without even getting out of the SUV.  We're told the plaintiffs' lawyers told her if she wouldn't sit for her depo for the full day ... she shouldn't bother at all.