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    Lindsay Looking to Nip Bodyguard Suit in the Bud

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    Lindsay Lohan wants to make the bodyguard she says she never knew go away.

    The starlet's legal camp is looking to settle a lawsuit brought against her by David Kim, who claims Lohan owes him more than $55,000 for his time spent as part of her security detail, according to court documents filed by both parties.

    Detailing all sorts of thankless little extras he says he provided while on the job, Kim sued Lohan and her Crossheart Productions on April 7 for fraud, breach of oral contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress and various California Labor Code violations.

    Meanwhile, the Mean Girls star maintains she doesn't know Kim and, subsequently, never employed him, either.

    But in his complaint, Kim says Crossheart hired him in October 2006 to protect Lohan for either $4,000 per week for 24/7 security or $2,800 for p.m. policing only. Aside from going unpaid for his services, he claims that, during the six months he worked for the actress, he incurred about $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for mileage, valet tips and other chauffeur-related expenses while ferrying Lohan between home and...wherever.

    He also personally arranged for extra security and VIP tables at clubs and events to shield Lohan from the madding crowd and sustained $1,470 in damages that November when Lohan's driver rammed into his car while making an illegal right turn to avoid paparazzi.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ernest Hiroshige has given Lohan and Crossheart until June 30 to file a response to the suit, but her team seems eager to wipe this case from the docket as soon as possible.

    The dueling parties are "presently continuing to exchange settlement proposals...to attempt to resolve [the case]," lawyers for both sides wrote in their latest court filing.

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