Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Rod Stewart’s son ordered to settle lawsuit with couple he is accused of battering

Sean StewartRod Stewart's son has been ordered by a judge to settle a lawsuit with a couple he is accused of battering.

Sean Stewart along with Tobalus and Ericka Stein,  who sued him for assault, have been ordered by the Los Angeles judge to try and resolve the litigation in a settlement conference now scheduled for next Monday.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger said he will conduct the settlement hearing in the hopes the suit will be resolved.

On May 7 2007, the Stein couple filed suit in LA Superior Court against Stewart alleging assault, battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

The Steins claim they were in their truck on Miller Drive in the Hollywood Hills on April 22 2007 when Stewart and an unspecified number of people in his entourage began 'swinging their arms at, punching, throwing bricks and other items at, and striking the bodies of plaintiffs as well as striking the (truck)'.

The lawsuit does not state a motive for the alleged assault but reports at the time claimed Stewart and his friends were angry about being denied entry to a Hollywood Hills party when they allegedly began throwing rocks and trash at guests.

Stewart is also set to begin a pretrial hearing next week in LA over the same alleged attacked after being charged by cops with assault.

Stewart, one of the stars of the show Sons of Hollywood, has also been sued in the LA Superior Court by Daniel Refoua.

In a separate case Refoua alleges assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Refoua also has named Stewart's 62-year-old father Rod Stewart and James 'Country' Davis as defendants. Davis is identified in the court papers as an employee of Rod Stewart.

Refoua's suit states that Stewart and others confronted him at LAX nightclub at in Hollywood on January 5, 2006, and 'attacked, assaulted, battered, punched, beat, hit, struck, tortured and imprisoned' Refoua by 'illegally and forcefully restraining, choking and beating' him.

Refoua suffered a fractured nose and related injuries, his suit states.

By Nicola Pittam, Feb 06 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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