Attorney: Lohan settles lawsuit with busboy stemming from 2005 car crash

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Lindsay Lohan wears a creation part of the Dolce & Gabbana women's Fall/Winter 2008/2009 collection presented in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

LOS ANGELES -- A busboy looking to clean up has settled a lawsuit against Lindsay Lohan over a 2005 car crash.

"It's been resolved," said Robert G. Klein, the attorney for busboy Raymundo Ortega, who settled for an undisclosed amount Wednesday.

Lohan's Mercedes-Benz collided with Ortega's van as he was making a turn in October 2005. Though the California Highway Patrol concluded that Ortega caused the crash by making an illegal U-turn, he sued Lohan seeking at least $200,000 in damages.

Ortega's lawsuit contended Lohan was fleeing paparazzi at the time and was under the influence of alcohol.

A message left Friday with Lohan's attorney, David J. Ozeran, was not immediately returned. Lohan publicist Leslie Sloane-Zelnik did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

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