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Prince Loses Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has awarded nearly $58,000 to a man
who claims Prince failed to pay him for editing work and unreturned
equipment.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon issued the
judgment on Wednesday after conducting a brief trial last month
that included testimony from the video editor, Ian C. Lewis.

The judgment fell well short of the $1 million in exemplary
damages that Lewis was seeking. Documents show Alarcon also denied

Lewis' claim that Prince and his company broke a $25,000 computer
because no receipts were provided.

Lewis sued Prince and his company, Paisley Park Enterprises, in
October 2007.

Prince's attorneys withdrew from the case and he was not
represented during the trial.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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