Leonardo DiCaprio Is Facing a Civil Suit Over a Basketball Court

May 14, 2007 03:21:59 GMT

Leonardo DiCaprio is facing a civil suit by his Los Angeles neighbors who say he damaged their property when he built himself a basketball court.


Leonardo DiCaprio gets into trouble. The Hollywood hunk is facing a civil suit brought by his neighbors who claim he damaged their property when he built himself a basketball court.

In the legal documents, filed Thursday May 10th in Los Angeles Superior Court by Ronald and Joan Linclau, it is said that "DiCaprio's backyard renovation for the recreation area has caused damage to their uphill property since July 2004."

The neighbors insist that when the actor installed the court several years ago, the construction extended onto their property, destabilizing the slope behind their house and resulting in the removal of some of their plants. DiCaprio, in fact, knew that the work was going to affect his neighbors' property, yet ignored their demands to stop and has refused to pay for any of the damage.

Ronald and Joan Linclau are seeking more than $250,000 in damages for trespass, removal of lateral and subjacent support of land, and nuisance, according to court documents.

© AceShowbiz.com




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