De Niro Lawsuit Dismissal Attempt Refused

LATEST: ROBERT DE NIRO's attempt to have a lawsuit against him thrown out of court has been refused. The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company filed suit against De Niro in California last year (06), accusing the actor of fraud and deceit around the time of his 2003 cancer diagnosis. The Fireman's Fund paid Fox studios $1.87 million (GBP935,000) after De Niro was forced to delay filming of Hide And Seek so he could receive treatment for prostate cancer. Days before his diagnosis, De Niro signed an insurance certificate, declaring he had never been "diagnosed with or treated for a disorder of (among other things) the prostate glands". The Fireman's Fund have accused De Niro of misrepresenting his health when he signed the certificate on 13 October 2003. Last month (May07) De Niro filed an application to dismiss the suit, insisting he was unaware he had cancer until 15 October 2003, although he had undergone a biopsy on 10 October. However, on Monday (18Jun07) U.S. District Judge Manuel Real denied De Niro's motion. A court hearing has been scheduled for 2 July (07).


Contactmusic

Tags: Robert De Niro


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Robert De Niro Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert De Niro

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All