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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chalk up the first winning decision for Tim Lincecum in 2014.
According to a statement released by his agents at the Beverly Hills Sports Council, Lincecum and his former landlady agreed to the court’s entry of a judgment in Lincecum’s favor in the amount of $100,000, ending a legal dispute stemming from allegations of property damage to a townhouse in San Francisco that the right-hander rented in 2010.
Lincecum was sued for damages in the amount of $350,000 and countersued, calling the claims frivolous.
Here’s the statement from Lincecum’s attorney, along with one from the two-time Cy Young Award winner:
“It’s clear from the landlord’s agreement that a judgment be entered in Mr. Lincecum’s favor that her claim to have sustained hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages was baseless,” said Peter M. Bransten, Lincecum’s attorney. “Regardless of the amount in issue, Mr. Lincecum will aggressively defend himself against all meritless claims.”
Lincecum added, “I am pleased with the result and believe that this was an attempt from the very beginning on the landlord’s part to take advantage of my public profile for financial gain. She kept the balance of my security deposit while making unsubstantiated claims of exaggerated damage. While litigation is something you always want to avoid, I will always defend myself against frivolous lawsuits.”