LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man who sued former NBA Laker Metta Sandiford-Artest and his wife, alleging they were responsible for a 2019 traffic accident in Westwood in which he was injured, has dropped his legal action.
Lawyers for Alessandro Dakdouk filed court documents Thursday with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel M. Crowley asking that their client’s case against Sandiford-Artest and his wife, Maya Sandiford, be rejected. Court documents did not say whether a settlement was reached or whether Dakdouk is not pursuing the case for other reasons.
The accident happened on March 7, 2019 on Westwood Boulevard and Ohio Avenue when Sandiford, with her husband as a passenger, exited a parking lot at the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, turned around and collided with Dakdouk’s car, which was traveling north on Westwood Boulevard, according to the suit. Sandiford-Artest was sued because he owned the car, the suit said.
Dakdouk sought unspecified damages for lost wages, bodily injury and property damage. In their court documents, attorneys for the defendants said the plaintiff himself was negligent, assumed the risk of injury and was not entitled to damages.
Sandiford-Artest changed its name from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace in 2011, then changed it again to Metta Sandiford-Artest in 2020.