"Slash" Sues Real Estate Company

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge says Slash and his wife can pursue a
lawsuit against the brokers who sold them what they thought was a
party-worthy Hollywood Hills home.

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist claims real estate agent
Gregory Holcomb and Sotheby's International Realty misrepresented
the house they bought in 2006 and later sold.

They wanted enough size and parking for parties, but say the
home was smaller than advertised and on a public street with
parking restrictions. They seek more than $1 million and punitive
damages.

A judge refused to dismiss the 2007 claims Friday, but will
allow Sotheby's to dispute punitive damages. Defendants' attorney
Fredric Trester says he's confident they'll win at trial.

Slash did not speak at Friday's hearing.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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