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All class, all the time around here. Economy’s rough? Retirement fund not what you’d hoped it would be? Go ahead and sue a pop star and a dead person for a car wreck that happened two years ago.

A man hurt in a 2006 multicar pileup, which involved Brandy and left one person dead, is suing both the songbird and the deceased driver for personal injury and negligence.

Per the complaint, filed Dec. 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court and a copy of which was obtained by E! News, plaintiff Donald Lite alleges he sustained “serious and permanent injuries” as a result of excessive speed on the part of Brandy and Awatef Aboudihaj and their failure to properly maintain a safe distance from each other.

The fatal chain reaction occurred Dec. 30, 2006, at about 10:30 a.m. on the 405 Freeway, when the 28-year-old R&B singer’s 2007 Land Rover collided with a vehicle driven by the 38-year-old Aboudihaj, a wife and mother of two. She in turn smashed into a 1989 Toyota Tercel driven by the 82-year-old Lite, while a fourth car broadsided Aboudihaj, who died the following day as the result of major blunt force trauma.

Last year, Los Angeles prosecutors opted not to bring a criminal case against Brandy, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, after finding insufficient evidence that she was at fault.

But that’s not stopping Lite from pressing the matter in civil court.

According to the suit, the former Moesha star “failed to keep a proper lookout” and stay far enough away from Aboudihaj to enable her to stop in time to avoid a collision.

“As a direct and proximate result of the negligence, carelessness and recklessness—the plaintiff suffered serious and permanent injuries all of which have caused, and continue to cause pain, suffering and nervousness,” read court documents.

Lite’s seeking unspecified damages for pain and suffering as well as the cost of medical care and loss of wages, among other claims.

I’m sorry, but someone should counter-sue this moron for careless and reckless abuse of the legal system.

Meanwhile, the Korean immigrant who lost his wife and two children when a U.S. fighter jet crashed into his house during a practice run is asking the country to pray for the surviving pilot. Apparently maturity isn’t necessarily a factor of age.

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  • how does one go about suing a dead person anyway?

    and loss of wages? do people still work when they are in their 80s?

    • You sue the deceased individual’s estate. If the deceased person’s estate got any money in a civil suit (or through insurance co payout before it could even reach the court system) then they would use that to pay for damages awarded to any one else.

      As a lawyer, I completely understand this gentlemen seeking compensation for the damages he received due to Brady’s negligence. Moreover, the Korean gentlemen (while noble for asking for people to pray for the pilot) will receive “compensation” for the tragic accident that occurred to his loved ones.

  • I work in a personal injury firm, and I’m not sure why you guys don’t think Mr. Lite deserves anything for his injuries. He was in an accident that wasn’t his fault, and he was injured. It is likely that he had been receiving treatment for the accident, which partially accounts for the delay in legal action. Also, before filing suit, it is likely that negotiations took place between the insurance company and the attorney for the Mr. Lite. These things take a long time. Apparently they couldn’t agree to a fair settlement. Happens all the time.

    Another thing–It’s the deceased individual’s insurance company that is getting sued, not his family. It’s rare that people have to pay out of pocket for things like this.

  • GOD BLESS THE KOREAN GUY!!!! that is just so amazingly, gosh i dont know! i hope everything goes good for him!!

  • god bless the korean guy!! gosh, that is just sooo, i dont know what to say, but its sooooo good of him.
    ill definately pray for the pilot if he wants me too! and ill pray for him too! i hope good things happen to him!

  • so in essnece, he also*“failed to keep a proper lookout” and stay far enough away from Aboudihaj to enable her to stop in time to avoid a collision.* if he was injured in this accident, right?

  • This claim had to be filed by the lawyer because the two year statute of limitations runs out December 30, 2008. The allegations made are standard in auto litigation. The lawyer must include all possible claims to insure he doesn’t omit anything prior to the expiry of the limitation period, otherwisw the lawyer is negligent. So endeth the lesson. Now you are all enlightened, and shame on evil beet for vilifying this innocent victim in this accident. It was uncalled for.

  • oh also, with this case– I knew that it was deemed that brandy was not at fault for the accident. i also heard that the deceased driver actually hit the car in front of her first– meaning the guy who is suing. I don’t really see why he should sue Brandy then.

    I duno, with an crash that involved a fatality.. I would just feel lucky to be alive. I hope that the guy is actually hurt, and not just looking to make money from the misfortune of others.

  • funny how he’s doing this NOW since her name and talks of her comeback have only recently been mentioned.

    if i was truly wrongfully injured id be suing from the moment of impact. just sayin.

    • Have you read some of the above comments? He probably retained an attorney a long time ago, but had to file suit now, as the statute is about to run. You don’t understand how the system works.

  • The comment about Mr Lite Being a moron is really going to far here.
    “I’m sorry, but someone should counter-sue this moron for careless and reckless abuse of the legal system.” Way to far, this personal interjection of opinion is exactly why I don’t like the media. GFY