An arrest warrant was issued for New York Knicks player and former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry last month for failing to appear at a Cook County court hearing, but the Associated Press reported that both parties agreed to vacate the warrant.
The troubled basketball star failed to pay the damages of a lawsuit he had lost and was sued for the remaining balance. Mark Belongia, Eddy Curry's lawyer (who is not a New York personal injury lawyer, since it's an Illinois case) said his client and the other party have agreed to a new payment plan.
Eddy Curry was ordered to pay $197,000 from a civil case last year filed by Christina White, according to the Chicago Tribune. It never went to a verdict and was settled. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the case stems from an earlier legal settlement of a 2005 sexual abuse lawsuit. Christina White was 14 years old at the time, while Eddy Curry was 18; but no criminal charges of statutory rape were filed.
However, the 6-foot, 11-inch Eddy Curry promised to pay $660,000 in exchange for keeping a lid on the details. She brought another lawsuit when he failed to make the final payment, which brings us to the present.
Entering an arrest warrant for someone who fails to appear in court is standard practice and usually is resolved with an actual arrest, according to Mark Belongia:
"Unfortunately, Eddy travels a lot, and wasn't able to attend... [but] we've reached a solution."
The Knicks star also was sued by a male limousine driver who claims he made unwelcome sexual advances on him, once at gunpoint, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.
New York personal injury lawyers are trained to help their clients obtain a fair compensation for injuries or accidents resulting from another party's negligence or malice.
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