January 26, 2009

Judge Allows Slash to Seek Punitive Damages

We haven't had any serious punitive damages news to discuss for a few days, so here's a bit of fluff: MSNBC reports that Slash, the former guitarist for Guns N Roses and current guitarist for Velvet Revolver, is suing a real estate agent for punitive damages and has successfully defeated the agent's motion for summary judgment.

Slash (whose real name is Saul Hudson) and his wife claim the agent duped them into buying the home by exaggerating the square footage of the home and by falsely telling them the home was on a private street, when in fact it is on a public street with inadequate parking. They never actually lived in the home, but they claim they sold it at a $500,000 loss.

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