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A Foul Lawsuit Against DJ AM

| Filed under: Legal MattersDJ A.M.


Rest in peace no longer, DJ AM. Apparently, your place stinks!

A former neighbor of the now dearly departed DJ is suing the star's estate, claiming that a piece of property owned by AM smelled so bad, it literally made other people sick.

The neighbor, Isaac Toveg, filed his suit with the L.A. County Superior Court and claims that while he lived near the deceased star, he often noticed a "gaseous foul odor and/or smell" emitting from the property from a broken sewer line. Toveg claims that when he would go outside, he would "experience problems in breathing and stomach ailments and would become severely ill." He even has documentation proving he was diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori.

Okay, that sucks, but shouldn't you have said something a little earlier. Like, before the poor guy passed away.

Well, supposedly, according to Isaac's suit, he did tell AM about the problem, but it was ignored. Now he wants $25k in damages.

Jenni Weinman, a rep for AM's estate, was quick to respond to the lawsuit, saying:

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

Hmm, that is kind of sketchy.

Also, has it really been a whole year almost?! Wow….sad.

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DJ AM's Mom Says Club Promoters Exploited Son's Name

| Filed under: Legal MattersDJ A.M.


DJ AM's mother Andrea Gross has filed a $1 million lawsuit against YTK Investments, LLC, claiming that they've used her son's name to promote their venues while also refusing to hand over his share of the profits.

DJ AM aka Adam Goldstein became part-owner of one of their Vegas nightclubs LAX back in 2005 and had a contract with the company that stated he would receive 45.5% of YTK's profits and also granting executives a "limited, non-exclusive licence to use Mr. Goldstein's name and likeness" to promote the club.

Gross filed papers at the Los Angeles Superior Court this past week, citing a breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of likeness and unfair business damages.

[Image via WENN.]

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DJ AM Cameo In Iron Man 2

| Filed under: Film FlickersDJ A.M.Robert Downey Jr.


The late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein is one of the celebrities making a cameo appearance in the upcoming film Iron Man 2.

Director Jon Favreau explained his decision to keep the scene in the film after Adam's death:

"We tried to make it respectful, and for people who know him, they'll get a kick out of it and for people who don't, it will sort of slide by without much notice. I was just a fan of his, just an admirer of his work, and it was supposed to be a one-day bit. But Robert [Downey, Jr.] took a real shine to him, as we all did. His energy was amazing, he was such a inspiring guy and there was a lot of depth to him and this positive energy.

"He ended up staying on with us for about a week and it was just great;, we set up this turntable and between takes he would give me pointers. Our heart goes out to his family and friends and we hope what we've done is pleasing to them and to the many, many people who held Adam in high regard."

Such lovely and sincere sentiments — we're looking forward to seeing the scene!

Iron Man 2 comes to theaters on April 30.

[Image via WENN.]

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Aviation Company Places The Blame Elsewhere In DJ AM Plane Crash

| Filed under: Legal MattersDJ A.M.Travis Barker


Even though DJ AM's estate settled their suit against Global Exec Aviation this past winter, the plane operation company responsible for the crash that injured AM and Travis Barker and killed four others, has slapped a suit against the plane's manufacturers.

Global Exec Aviation and ITAS Inc. are seeking more than $1 million from Learjet and Bombardier, stating in the legal docs that the aircraft had "unreasonably dangerous defects" before the horrendous crash.

Go get 'em!

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