Lawsuit Tries Boss' Memory

Yankee owner George Steinbrenner came down with a persistent case of memory loss yesterday trying to dodge a $1 million lawsuit over unpaid bills on blueprints for Yankee Stadium luxury boxes.

A Pennsylvania firm, GSGSB Inc., filed suit charging the Yankees hired it in 1984 to design luxury boxes and a restaurant for well-heeled fans.

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Aqua at Allison Island, Miami Beach Aqua
Aqua at Allison Island, Miami Beach Aqua

What do you get when you pit a pair of Russian oligarchs — one Vladimir Putin’s friend, the second jailed in Moscow —against each other? Then, add a girlfriend who’s accused of betraying one billionaire for the other?

You get this: A lawsuit over the ownership of a $1.5 million townhouse at Aqua in Miami Beach wrapped in international intrigue.

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Andrew Lloyd Weber and the cast of 'Katdashians' + Photo: Getty Images / Katdashians! Break the Musical!
Andrew Lloyd Weber and the cast of 'Katdashians'
Photo: Getty Images / Katdashians! Break the Musical!

After “Cats” creator Andrew Lloyd Webber mauled Nicole Scherzinger for exiting a revival of his musical, the claws came out in a battle between the iconic composer and an off-Broadway show he says stole his tunes — “Katdashians! Break the Musical!”

A New York Times review of “Katdashians” on Sunday described it as “a noisy concoction that grafts the wacky Kardashian family . . . into an extravaganza resembling [Webber’s] ‘Cats,’ ” with “music . . . sounding suspiciously like ‘Cats.’”

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Andrew Lloyd Weber and the cast of 'Katdashians' + Photo: Getty Images / Katdashians! Break the Musical!
Andrew Lloyd Weber and the cast of 'Katdashians'
Photo: Getty Images / Katdashians! Break the Musical!

“Cats” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber only went after “Katdashians! Break the Musical!” to protect a poet, he says.

Page Six reported Webber’s lawyers forced the wacky off-Broadway parody to cut six “Cats” tunes or face legal action.

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Charged again: Michael Glyn Brown, pictured in court in 2011, had a heart attack last week
Charged again: Michael Glyn Brown, pictured in court in 2011, had a heart attack last week

A former hand surgeon who is no stranger to legal battles, is in trouble again after he allegedly grabbed a flight attendant by the neck during a recent transatlantic flight.

Michael Glyn Brown, of Houston, Texas, is accused of making 'rude sexual comments' to the flight attendant as he grabbed her during a January 2 flight from London to Miami.

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Modeling is a time-consuming, demanding and cutthroat profession. But most of all, it can be prohibitively expensive.

Unlike most U.S. workers, models regularly see huge chunks of their earnings -- whether it's a third, more than half, or even entire paychecks -- disappear right before their eyes.

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Mother of mentally impaired young woman files $25M rape lawsuit against Lifespire

Lifespire violated its own rules by not having an aide accompany the victim to the bathroom and nobody was close enough to hear her screams, the court papers say.

The mother of a mentally impaired young woman who was brutally sodomized last March in the bathroom of a Harlem day care facility for the disabled has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Lifespire, the non-profit which runs the program where her daughter was attacked.

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Seagal’s plea for extort pal

Steven Seagal is asking for a presidential pardon to be handed to film producer Julius Nasso, who was convicted of teaming up with the Gambino crime family to shake him down.

Even though Nasso pleaded guilty to conspiracy to extort Seagal and was sentenced to a year in federal prison in 2003, the tough-guy actor has written to the office of the pardon attorney at the Department of Justice.

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Action star Steven Seagal asks for a presidential pardon for his ex business partner convicted of trying to shake him down

Steven Seagal is asking for a presidential pardon to be handed to film producer Julius Nasso, who was convicted of teaming up with the Gambino crime family to shake him down.

Even though Nasso pleaded guilty to conspiracy to extort Seagal and was sentenced to a year in federal prison in 2003, the tough-guy actor has written to the office of the pardon attorney at the Department of Justice.

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Rapper Rick Ross on the run from lawsuit

During a promoter's attempt to find Rick Ross, a registered address for the rapper turned out to be a UPS store, lawyers claim.

You would think it would be easy to find a 300-pound rapper covered head-to-toe in tattoos — but a concert promoter is complaining to a federal judge that Rick Ross elaborately ducked court papers for six months in a blockbuster lawsuit against him.

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Trump in model management war

Donald Trump’s modeling agency, Trump Model Management, is being sued by rival firm New York Model Management for allegedly soliciting its stable of babes to defect to the Donald.

The suit filed Thursday by New York Models accuses a former booking agent, Lorraine Ospedales, who joined Trump this year, of attempting to raid a number of ravishing clients.

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Credit card company promoted by Magic Johnson closes up shop
Credit card company promoted by Magic Johnson closes up shop

A celebrity credit card promoted by NBA legend Magic Johnson — and backed by Goldman Sachs-turned-Hollywood movie mogul Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest Bank — has abruptly closed up shop after being sued for alleged trademark infringement, unfair competition and other charges by a competitor.

Entrepreneur Reed Wallace of Celebrity Cards International filed suit against Johnson and OneWest last year in a David vs. Goliath legal case in which he alleged he had a deal with Johnson to market and sell a prepaid “Magic Cash Card,” but that Johnson then “turned around and stuck a knife in my back” by striking a deal to instead launch a similar card with OneWest.

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Magic Johnson Sued By Prepaid Credit Card Company

With so many businesses in Magic Johnson's portfolio, there is bound to be a disgruntled partner or two. A pre-paid credit card company is suing the NBA legend for allegedly breaking a deal to create the Magic Cash Card.

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Magic Johnson slapped with suit over prepaid credit card

Magic Johnson is the latest A-list star to get into a legal battle over prepaid credit cards in their name. Florida-based Celebrity Cards International filed a suit yesterday in Florida District court claiming the NBA Hall of Famer broke an agreement to market and sell a Magic Cash Card, and in turn made a similar deal with a competitor, OneWest Bank.

The suit claims Celebrity Cards’ CEO Reed Wallace struck a deal with Johnson to market the cards with his image, and in 2004 sold 2,000 Magic Cards through direct response ads on TV. But shortly after, wrangling over ownership of the trademark began when Wallace’s company was bought. According to the suit, Wallace was able to reacquire ownership of Johnson’s trademark, but Johnson had filed a cancellation action and partnered with OneWest to release its own Magic Cards without permission from Celeb Cards. According to Celeb Cards lawyer Robert Hantman, “The actions of defendants are so shocking and appalling . . . and so out of character for Magic Johnson that it is hard to believe, but justice will prevail if not ‘by Magic. ’ ” Reps for Johnson did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

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Real estate broker Dan Neiditch, above at the Atelier on W. 42nd St., is named in a lawsuit after a fight between a bodyguard and a nightclub employee.

He mayor may not be a Bloomberg, but he’s going to court.

Real estate broker Dan S. Neiditch, who allegedly chooses the more famous surname of Bloomberg when making reservations at top nightclubs, is being sued by a club employee for $1 million.

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Magic Johnson ‘stuck a knife in my back’: lawsuit

After Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson got in hot water with Major League Baseball for his comments about Yankee slugger Robinson Cano, he’s now had a setback in a federal court.

A Florida judge is allowing a case against the former NBA star to proceed, alleging he broke an agreement to market and sell a prepaid credit card — called the Magic Cash Card — and then made a similar deal with competitor OneWest Bank to hawk a similarly-named prepaid plastic.

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Agencies at war over ‘poached’ models

Modelling agency New York Model Management has declared a fashion war on rival Muse Model Management.

New York Models alleges in a lawsuit in Supreme Court that veteran booking agent Jackie Sanchez breached her contract when she jumped ship to Muse, then approached “at least three models” to make the move, too.

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Sui He walks the runway for Diane von Furstenberg.
Sui He walks the runway for Diane von Furstenberg. Photo: Christopher Macsurak

Sui He is being sued.

The stunning Victoria's Secret runway beauty, who is also known for her 2011 turn as the first East Asian model to open a runway show for Ralph Lauren, has been accused of dumping her agency to join a rival.

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Chinese model Sui He has walked in a number of Victoria's Secret fashion shows.  Photo: Getty Images
Chinese model Sui He has walked in a number of Victoria's Secret fashion shows. Photo: Getty Images

A major Big Apple modeling agency is ​setting up for a Fashion Week showdown with a competitor over an up-and-coming Chinese catwalker.

New York Model Management is suing Women Management, model Sui He and her booker, Duncan Ord, for $1 million.

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Model sues agency over alleged sabotage plot

A Brazilian model is suing her Manhattan-based agency, claiming her bosses are sabotaging her relationship with her biggest client: fashion designer Carolina Herrera.

Renata Faria Zandonadi signed on with Muse Management in 2012 to build her customer base. Before then, she worked almost exclusively with Herrera in Paris.

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Soros ex hit him in alleged rampage

George Soros’ ex-girlfriend flew into a rage and hit the billionaire before slapping Hollywood lawyer-to-the-stars Marty Singer in the face, knocking off his glasses, during a heated hearing in her $50 million lawsuit against the mogul.

Court papers filed by Singer say Brazilian actress Adriana Ferreyr, who dated Soros for five years until 2011 and is suing him for allegedly reneging on a promise to buy her a $1.9 million apartment, screamed “f - - king a - - hole” at the mogul then lunged at the lawyers during Soros’ deposition at her attorney’s office.

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Soros, Dell dragged into Magic Johnson credit card mess

Billionaires George Soros and Michael Dell have been dragged into a nasty lawsuit against former NBA great Magic Johnson over his prepaid credit card, the Magic Card.

The moguls are principals of OneWest Bank, which entrepreneur Reed Wallace is accusing, along with the former NBA great Johnson, of stealing his concept for a Magic-backed credit card.

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Ugly divorce snares slugger

Former Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell was passed over for the Hall of Fame along with Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire this month, but he’s emerging as a player in a sleazy and bruising divorce battle between his reported girlfriend Rachel Brown and her estranged hubby, hand surgeon Michael Brown.

The Browns’ strange and scandalous breakup has shocked Houston, where Bagwell played during his entire 15-year career, and brought to light Bagwell’s relationship with Rachel.

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Snooki’s pop admits she’s ‘hot’

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is facing further headaches in her legal battle with licensing company SRG Ventures over an e-mail sent by her dad describing her as “the hottest thing on the market.”

The pregnant power gnome partnered with SRG to launch a litany of Snooki-related merchandise in 2010, but she filed a suit in October 2011 to end her contract with the company alleging it didn’t fulfill its obligations to land her enough dough or branding deals. In return, SRG filed its own $7 million counterclaim against Snooki and her management company, which says she sabotaged the deal by negotiating with other brands behind SRG’s back, and dragging her plastic heels on the deals SRG brought her.

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Snooki's Legal Battle Over Brand Deal Heats Up

"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi faces further headaches in her legal battle with licensing company SRG Ventures over an email sent by her dad describing her as "the hottest thing on the market."

The pregnant power gnome partnered with SRG to launch a litany of Snooki-related merchandise in 2010, but she filed a suit in October 2011 to end her contract with the company, alleging that it did not fulfill its obligations to land her enough dough or branding deals.

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 Snooki Sued for $7 Million Over Merchandising Deal

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi may soon end up in court -- but not for the usual reasons.

The 24-year-old Jersey Shore star has been hit with a $7 million counterclaim in her legal battle with licensing company SRG Ventures.

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Snooki brand deal in court

A high-profile licensing deal inked by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to put the guidette’s name on everything from denim and lingerie to home goods has wound up in court.

Polizzi filed a complaint last month in Ulster County, NY — the “Jersey Shore” star’s legal residence — to end her partnership with SRG Ventures after the deal grabbed headlines earlier this year. SRG has worked with brands including the US Olympic Committee’s Team USA, Hohm and the Marilyn Monroe brand.

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Snooki slapped with suit

“Jersey Shore” power gnome Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has been slapped with a multimillion-dollar counterclaim in her legal skirmish with licensing company SRG Ventures. The leopard-print-wearing guidette partnered with SRG to launch a litany of Snooki-related merchandise last year, but she filed suit in October to end her contract with the company alleging it didn’t fulfill its obligations to land her enough dough or branding partnerships.

SRG, meantime, has filed its own $7 million counterclaim against Snooki and her management company, Neon Entertainment. The suit says Snooki sabotaged the deal by negotiating with brands behind SRG’s back, and dragging her platformed heels on the deals SRG brought her, including Snooki-styled school supplies, watches, shoes and lingerie. A Snooki rep said, “Ms. Polizzi disputes SRG’s version of the facts and looks forward to her day in court.” SRG lawyer Robert J. Hantman is trying to get the case moved from Ulster County, NY, to Manhattan.

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Model Alise Shoemaker Photo: Getty Images
Model Alise Shoemaker Photo: Getty Images

A model who has advocated for the rights of underage catwalkers was busted this month with her beau for gun possession inside their West Village pad, The Post has learned.

Cops were called to the apartment on Bleecker Street after Alise Shoemaker, 30, allegedly attacked her software-developer boyfriend, Christopher Lattner, 32, “jump[ing] on his back and scratch[ing] his neck, causing abrasions, bleeding lacerations, redness, and substantial pain,” according to a criminal complaint.

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Morgan O'Connor seen in court. | Photo: Steven Hirsch
Morgan O'Connor seen in court. | Photo: Steven Hirsch

A former Ralph Lauren model and ex-Lindsay Lohan beau who belted a man in a dispute over a painting got a sweet deal from Manhattan prosecutors Thursday.

Dreadlocked model Morgan O’Connor, 20, was charged with assault after attacking acquaintance Thomas Goodwin for removing a $100,000 painting from his carriage house on West 14th Street in July.

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Morgan O'Connor | Photo: Patrick McMullan
Morgan O'Connor | Photo: Patrick McMullan

A lawyer for a male model charged with clocking an ex-pal’s dad in a spat over a painting claimed Monday that the alleged victim was only after money.

Morgan O’Connor, 20, once romantically linked to Lindsey Lohan, strutted into Manhattan Criminal Court for his arraignment looking cat-walk ready in skinny gray jeans, blue tie, navy blazer and gold-rimmed shades.

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Ellen Webb and Kenzo - Photo: Robert Miller
Ellen Webb and Kenzo Photo: Robert Miller

An East Harlem woman bit back at allegations that she stole her actress friend’s dog, saying she thought she had been given the pampered pooch to keep as her own.

Ellen Webb reached out to The Post Thursday and provided text messages that she says prove her former pal, Ibukunoluwa Oyerinde, gave up her little Maltipoo, Kenzo, so that she could spend her time jetting around the world appearing on TV.

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Model and defendant Morgan O'Connor is seen leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday. | Photo by:  Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News
Model and defendant Morgan O'Connor is seen leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday. | Photo by: Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News

A male model who was romantically linked to Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus was arraigned Monday for allegedly slugging a pal's father over a piece of pricey artwork.

Morgan O'Connor, 20, the former face of Polo Ralph Lauren, was released without bail after his arraignment for allegedly assaulting Timothy Goodwin over a piece of street art July 2.

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Mistress who sued sugar daddy ‘never paid’ legal adviser

Blond beauty Ayelet Argaman sued much older, married mogul Robert Rothenberg in December, alleging that he tried to take back $3 million in pricey gifts he’d lavished upon her, including a $1.4 million Trump Palace apartment, while they had an affair.

But after Argaman successfully settled the case in March, one of her legal advisers says he got stiffed.

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Gallery owner sues landlord for $20M over noise, pollution

A Manhattan art gallery owner who helped launch the careers of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat is suing his former landlord for allegedly tricking him into signing a 15-year lease without telling him the MTA was about to start drilling for the No. 7 train extension.

In his $20 million suit, Tony Shafrazi, whose clients include Donald Trump and Larry Silverstein, claims he inked a deal with the owner of 540-544 W. 26th St. in 2003 for $16,666.67 a month, The Post’s Julia Marsh reports.

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Agent suing Clemente family over ‘unpaid fees’

A branding agent who’s worked with Derek Jeter and Miss America is suing the family of the late baseball great Roberto Clemente over almost $1 million in unpaid fees.

Manhattan-based Wicked Cow Entertainment was hired in 2011 by Roberto’s son Luis to cash in on the Hall of Famer’s “name, likeness and image” according to the Manhattan Supreme Court suit.

Read more: Agent suing Clemente family over ‘unpaid fees’

‘Spy imposter‘ returns fire in suit over jewelry dealer’s will

The Brighton Beach man accused of posing as a Mossad agent to woo an elderly jewelry mogul is fighting back — saying a suit filed against him is just sour grapes by the woman’s money­grabbing daughters.

As The Post reported Monday, Yehuda “Oody” Sadok is accused in court papers of pretending to be a high-flying secret agent with ties to Vladmir Putin in order to impress late millionaire jewelry dealer Emilie Martin. Her daughters, Claudia ­Difabrizio and Sarah Lee Martin, have filed suit in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court to overturn their mother’s will and claim in the filing that Sadok was trying to con Emilie out of $20 million, and when they warned her, she cut them out of her inheritance.

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Peter Max slapped with lawsuit over sale of Corvette collection

Famed Pop artist Peter Max is a scammer who cheated two New York men out of commissions on the sale of his storied Corvette collection and also swindled a New Jersey woman with artwork that was “ghost painted” for him, a new lawsuit charges.

Jeff Wallner and Kenneth Simmons are suing the ‘60s psychedelic art icon and his agent Larry Moskowitz for $1 million, claiming Max asked them to sell off his trove of 36 Corvettes — one for each year between 1953 and 1989 — in exchange for a 10 percent commission they never got.

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Artist Tony Shafrazi faces eviction from Soho loft

Tony Shafrazi — the art dealer who discovered Jean-Michel Basquiat and nurtured the careers of Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf — is facing eviction from the Soho loft where he has lived for more than 20 years.

But Shafrazi, 71, is fighting back. The dealer’s lawyer Robert Hantman filed suit for $8 million Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court accusing the landlord of fraud and breach of contract.

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NTSB: Chopper that crashed into NY river too heavy

NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter that crashed into the East River during a sightseeing tour last fall, killing three people taking part in a birthday celebration, was carrying too much weight, according to a federal report released Thursday.

The National Transportation Safety Board report doesn't conclude what caused the crash, which occurred near the United Nations headquarters; a determination is expected in about two months.

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Investigators look to helicopter's navigation equipment for clues in NYC crash

NEW YORK — Investigators are hoping that navigation equipment and engine instruments aboard a helicopter might provide clues about why it crashed into New York's East River, killing one passenger and seriously hurting three others.

A member of the National Transportation Safety Board, Mark Rosekind, spoke at a briefing today, a day after the crash.

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Billionaire John Kluge's daughter sued by ex-boyfriend 'after she dumped him and kicked him out of their home'

Heiress Samantha Kluge is being sued by her ex-boyfriend who claims she abruptly broke up with him and ordered him to move out of her home.

Kluge, 41, is the daughter of the late Metromedia mogul John Kluge, who was once the richest man in the U.S., worth as much as $12 billion.

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Pilot In East River Helicopter Crash Recounts Details With Colleagues

LINDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A clearly shaken Paul Dudley struggled to recount Tuesday’s helicopter crash into the East River as he spoke with a pair of colleagues and 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg.

Dudley was still trying to piece together the last seconds before the crash. He told his colleagues “I don’t know why; I just know it happened very, very fast.”

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New life for Soros ex’s $50M suit

Expect a second season in a Brazilian soap-opera beauty’s drama with her former squeeze, billionaire financier George Soros.

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge shot down the octogenarian mogul’s attempt to dismiss a blockbuster $50 million lawsuit by his decades-younger ex, actress Adriana Ferreyr.

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Actress’ $50M suit against George Soros just a matter of hurt feelings: lawyer

A Brazilian actress’ $50 million lawsuit against George Soros is just a case of sour grapes, the billionaire’s lawyer told a Manhattan judge today.

The actress, Adriana Ferreyr, says her mature man-toy had offered to buy her a $2 million apartment she’d planned on purchasing on the Upper East Side — and then wound up giving it to another of his girlfriends.

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Soros offer to ex $49M short

George Soros offered to pay his Brazilian bombshell ex-lover Adriana Ferreyr $1 million to settle her grievances after she accused him of backing out of a promise to buy her an Upper East Side apartment, sources tell us.

But furious Ferreyr turned down the lump sum, insisting she is determined to sue billionaire Soros for up to $50 million after he promised to buy her a dream, $1.9 million East 85th Street pad, then instead gave it to his new girlfriend, Tamiko Bolton, who — according to Ferreyr — he’d claimed was his nurse.

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Soros apartment promise suit bogus: lawyer

A FORMER Brazilian soap opera actress suing billionaire philanthropist George Soros for $50 million over an alleged promise to buy her a $1.9 Manhattan apartment has no case, his lawyer argued Tuesday.

Adriana Ferreyr, 31, who dated the financier for five years, is trying to “cash in on their casual relationship,” William Zabel wrote in his motion to dismiss.

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Soros rips ex’s ‘extort’ try

Billionaire investor George Soros is firing back at his Brazilian ex-lover, soap star Adriana Ferreyr, who is suing him for $50 million -- claiming the attractive brunette is a money-grabber desperately trying to “extort” him for his millions.

The Post exclusively revealed in August that Soros, 81, worth an estimated $14.5 billion, was being sued by Ferreyr, 28, who claimed he dumped her after a five-year relationship and reneged on an agreement to buy her a $1.9 million Upper East Side apartment.

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George Soros' Ex, Brazilian Actress Adriana Ferreyr, Sues for $50 M; Claims Billionaire Hit Her, Didn't Give Manhattan Apartment

A 28-year-old former Brazilian soap opera actress is suing her billionaire ex-lover, George Soros, for $50 million, claiming the 80-year-old financier reneged on a promise to give her a Manhattan apartment.

The lawsuit filed by Adriana Ferreyr also claims an argument over a $2-million apartment escalated into physical abuse.

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Brazilian actress Adriana Ferreyr defends suit against billionaire George Soros: I'm no gold-digger!

The Brazilian beauty who is suing billionaire George Soros for $50 million, saying he reneged on a vow to buy her a Manhattan apartment, insists she's no golddigger.

A lawyer for Adriana Ferreyr, the 28-year-old ex- of the twice-divorced 80-year-old investor, said the former soap opera actress-turned-Columbia student is a victim of love and lies from Soros.

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George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend over real estate dispute

A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million.

The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal.

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George Soros, the Girlfriend and the Apartment

When the billionaire George Soros makes headlines, it’s usually in the business section. A lawsuit that has been filed in New York has now pushed his affairs into the gossip pages.

Adriana Ferreyr, a 28-year-old companion of Mr. Soros for many years, is suing the 80-year-old businessman in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging he reneged on two separate promises to buy her an apartment, causing her extreme emotional distress. A former soap opera star in Brazil, Ms. Ferreyr says that Mr. Soros’s assurances of an apartment were more than just pillow talk, and that she invested months looking for a place to call home and hired brokers and designers to help in her hunt.

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A New York judge has dismissed negligence claims against a boxing promoter who didn't ask for a heavyweight fighter to be taken by ambulance to a hospital after a 2013 bout in Madison Square Garden that left him severely disabled.

Magomed Abdusalamov, 35, known as the Russian Tyson, lost a 10-round bout with Ismaikel "Mike" Perez on Nov. 2, 2013. After the fight, he underwent surgery for a blood clot in his brain. He is now paralyzed on the right side and has trouble communicating.

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- At first, Eltingville producer Julius Nasso sued to get his name listed on the credits for a still-to-be-released film based on the war in Iraq.

But after viewing the final cut last week of "Generation 9/11," Nasso now wants his name kept off and is considering suing the movie company for fraud, his lawyer said.

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The actor Steven Seagal and his former business partner, Julius R. Nasso, have agreed to settle a long-running legal battle, a lawyer and a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The two had worked together for years, producing movies including ''Marked for Death,'' ''Out for Justice'' and ''On Deadly Ground.'' In 2002, Mr. Nasso sued Mr. Seagal for $60 million, accusing the actor of backing out of a four-movie deal. A few months later, Mr. Nasso was indicted on charges of conspiring with gangsters to shake down Mr. Seagal, and he served one year in federal prison. In the recent out-of-court settlement, Mr. Nasso agreed to drop the suit and Mr. Seagal agreed to pay Mr. Nasso an undisclosed amount of money and write a letter supporting his application for a pardon, Mr. Nasso's lawyer Robert Hantman said. Neither Mr. Seagal nor his lawyer could be reached for comment Wednesday evening.

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STEVEN Seagal and Julius Nasso have kissed and made up. The action star and the producer have been at each other’s throats for five years, after Nasso, a reputed Gambino family associate, pleaded guilty to trying to extort money from Seagal and did 9½ months in the slammer. In 2003, Nasso sued Seagal for $60 million, alleging he broke his contract to do four movies, while Seagal last year countersued for the shakedown. “They are happy to resolve their differences and wish each other success . . . Some money changed hands, but it’s confidential,” said Nasso’s lawyer, Robert Hantman.

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Steven Seagal’s former producer pleaded guilty to shaking down the action star with the help of a powerful wiseguy – but claims he was just trying to collect several million dollars that he’s owed.

Julius Nasso agreed to serve a year and a day behind bars for extortion – a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years – as part of a deal hammered out with Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Genser.

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Under siege by the feds, the former business partner of Steven Seagal will admit he tried to shake down the action film star, authorities said yesterday. Film producer Julius Nasso was charged last year with conspiring with the members of the Gambino crime family to extort $3 million from Seagal. Yesterday, Assistant U.

S. Attorney Andrew Genser disclosed in Brooklyn Federal Court that the feds had reached an "agreement in principle" with Nasso to plead guilty next Wednesday. Under the deal, Nasso would serve one year in jail. He would have faced five to eight years in prison, if convicted of attempted extortion charges. "He just wants to put this behind him and continue with a fruitful, productive life," said his lawyer Robert Hantman. Seagal testified about the shakedown last February at the racketeering trial of Gambino boss Peter Gotti. He described a now infamous sitdown dinner at the landmark Gage & Tollner restaurant in Brooklyn at which a Gambino capo warned Seagal to make movies with them and Nasso. It is unclear what impact the guilty plea will have on Nasso's $60 million civil lawsuit against Seagal. "Mr. Seagal is pleased justice has been served, that he has been totally vindicated," Seagal's lawyer Martin Pollner said last night. The prosecutor also revealed that Nasso's brother, Vincent, has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in a mob scheme to award his company a lucrative prescription drug contract for the International Longshoremen's Association. Vincent Nasso will face two years in prison, a source familiar with the deal said.

Read more: SEAGAL PARTNER CUTS SHAKEDOWN PLOT DEAL

NEW YORK — When Steven Seagal first surfaced in Hollywood, as a ponytailed 6-foot-4 martial arts expert, he offered a background story full of murk and menace. He hinted in hushed tones of having done "special favors" for the CIA. Whether anyone believed him hardly mattered -- what counted was how he put over the tough-guy image in films that cast him as a lone avenger caught in ominous conspiracies.

Julius R. Nasso showed up in town as a wannabe of a different sort. He presented himself as the poor immigrant from Brooklyn who started a pharmaceutical business with $500 saved from a clerk's job -- in a church. Then he set out, like so many others, to make movies. And for him, it happened.

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Steven Seagal, the action film star cited as a Mafia extortion target, has told investigators that after he stopped working with his longtime producer he was ordered into a car in Brooklyn last year and shuttled to a landmark restaurant where he was threatened by mobsters, according to officials and lawyers involved in the case.

He was so intimidated, he recounted, that he agreed to turn over $700,000, although investigators are still trying to trace the money.

Read more: A Mafia Case, And a Scene Straight...

Kiss-and-sell cad James Hewitt – who tried to hawk his love letters from Princess Diana for big bucks – isn’t entitled to a $1 million payday from TV execs he claims hurt his feelings, a Manhattan judge ruled yesterday.

Hewitt filed suit against Fox News Channel earlier this year, claiming the network broke an agreement to give him an $80,000-a-year war correspondent gig. He was seeking $1 million in punitive damages because the network “humiliated” him by flying him into New York to fire him in person.

Read more: DI‘S LOVE RAT LOSES $1M ‘HUMILIATION’ CLAIM

Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon has apparently gone wacky himself, checking into a California psych ward after being sued by two business partners, according to a lawyer involved in the case.

Steven Hoefflin, dubbed “Doc Hollywood” for an A-list clientele that includes Elizabeth Taylor, Sylvester Stallone and Donald Trump, was admitted to Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on June 23, three days after a $100 million defamation lawsuit was filed against him in Manhattan federal court, according to Robert Hantman, the attorney for the plaintiff.

Read more: JACKO‘S DOC A ‘WHACKO’

The “other man” in the Kerry Kennedy-Andrew Cuomo divorce saga is a cheat in more ways than one, a former employee charged yesterday.

In a $2.2 million lawsuit, Mauro Manfe claims Bruce Colley stiffed him out of almost $200,000 when Manfe worked at Colley’s Chelsea restaurant Man Ray.

Read more: EX-STAFFER SUES KERRY‘S ‘OTHER MAN’ FOR $2.2M

The “other man” in the Kerry Kennedy-Andrew Cuomo divorce saga is a cheat in more ways than one, a former employee charged yesterday.

In a $2.2 million lawsuit, Mauro Manfe claims Bruce Colley stiffed him out of almost $200,000 when he went to work at Colley’s Chelsea restaurant Man Ray.

Read more: CUOMO-DIVORCE ‘OTHER MAN’ SUED FOR $2.2M

The posh Chelsea restaurant owned by Bruce Colley is facing a legal showdown with a former manager who claims he was stiffed out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Mauro Manfe, the former front man at Downtown Cipriani, claims he was lured to Man Ray in October 2001 with the promise of a matching salary plus 2 percent of the restaurant’s receipts, as well as full medical and dental benefits.

Read more: MAN RAY HIT WITH HUGE TAB

PINT-sized thespian Danny DeVito reneged on a deal to pay a $500,000 fee to the backer of his upcoming project "True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle," according to a lawsuit just filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. Businessman Michael Caridi claims he struck a deal with DeVito's Jersey Films to raise $10 million for the movie, which stars Morgan Freeman and Pierce Brosnan, and was to be paid 5 percent for his efforts. He's now alleging that DeVito is not only refusing to honor the agreement, but is claiming that no agreement existed in the first place. "This type of reneging on a deal happens all too often in the entertainment world and must be stopped," his lawyer, Robert Hantman, tells Page Six. A spokesman for DeVito says, "The lawsuit is entirely without merit. The judge will see through it in a millisecond."

Read more: SUIT: DANNY DEVITO OWES $500,000

His body was slumped over the desk, torn by two rounds from a .380 Beretta.

The first shot slammed through the left side of his chest and exited his armpit. The other lodged in his brain.

Read more: Strong at Any Cost: Five deaths in 19 months...)

Troubled society heiress Samantha Kluge is being sued by her ex boyfriend Jayme Rosenthal, who claims she abruptly threw him out of her life.

Art dealer Rosenthal says he supported Kluge — a former style editor of Glamour and the daughter of the late Metromedia baron John Kluge, the one-time richest man in America worth up to $12 billion — during a troubled four-year affair, and then she suddenly dumped him.

Read more: Palimony heiress sued by ex

Head of New York-based law firm will assist company with legal counsel and international alliances.

Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 29, 2010 -- Nutritional Products International, one of the largest privately held companies in the nutraceutical industry, recently added attorney Robert J. Hantman to its board of directors. In this capacity, Hantman will serve as legal counsel to NPI and play a key role in assisting the company’s foreign partners with establishing themselves in the U.S. market.

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They called one enforcer the Lump.

With his ''enormous and intimidating'' presence, and that of other Mafia underlings, their leader, a Gambino family captain, terrorized dockworkers and others in schemes to extort money and control the International Longshoremen's Association, the Justice Department contended in federal court in Brooklyn yesterday.

Read more: Prosecutors Cite Mob Efforts To Terrorize Union...

Some of the choicest municipal-patronage plums used to be with the city's old Marine and Aviation agency. It controlled leases at the city's docks and terminals, and its jobs always went to clubhouse loyalists who were charged with divvying up the spoils. Unfortunately, this task often led them afoul of the law, the wiseguys, or both. In 1983, city leasing director Rick Mazzeo wound up dead in the trunk of a car in Greenpoint after the Bonanno crime family became disappointed with his attitude about an ongoing investigation.

That kind of nasty affair is thankfully ancient history. We long ago traded political hacks for business-school grads who bring to their jobs, if not exactly a sense of civic duty, at least an intense commitment to being able to brag that they drove the hardest bargain. Above all else, the Bloomberg administration has claimed to stand for business conducted by the book and the bottom line. OK, occasionally a choice perk like a luxury stadium suite gets tucked into the deal for the enjoyment of these hard-driving negotiators.

Read more: Outcry after a Whirlybirds Firm Gets Inside...

Jerry Seinfeld's first biographer swears he's "a big fan" of the comic. The feeling is not mutual. Jerry Oppenheimer, author of "Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon," admits his book will likely wipe the smile off the comedian's public face. "Jerry on TV is kind of this laid-back, somewhat neurotic guy who watches the world go by," Oppenheimer tells us. "In real life, he can be very dark and steely.

Read more: BIO IS NO LAUGHING MATTER FOR JERRY

A legal challenge to Harry Macklowe’s ownership of the General Motors Building will be heard Thursday as lawyers for developer Leslie Dick appeal his fraud and conspiracy case to New York State Supreme Court.

The suit alleges the 2003 sale of the GM Building to Macklowe Properties Inc. was rigged, and that Macklowe was a front man for billionaire investor George Soros, who Dick alleges masterminded the entire auction.

Read more: GM Building lawsuit to be heard

Fabio, the well-tressed hunk who rose to fame as the cover boy on bodice-ripper novels, yesterday came to court to defend his manly earnings. Testifying in a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by his former manager, Rhonda Gainer, a New York marketing specialist, Fabio endured two hours on the witness stand in Manhattan Federal Court without breaking a sweat.

Read more: A MANE EVENT DOWNTOWN WITH FABIO ON STAND

Model Sui He attends the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Party at Tao. (Scott Roth/Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Model Sui He attends the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Party at Tao.
(Scott Roth/Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

It’s no longer a case of He said, she said. A $1 million lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret model Sui He has been dropped.

The pioneering Chinese model, who tried making the jump from New York Model Management to Women Management shortly before fall Fashion Week, has returned to her original agency. That agency in turn has agreed to drop their lawsuit against the 27-year-old Wenzhou native.

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