Landlady’s Suit Against Giants’ Lincecum Headed To Court

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — A lawsuit against San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum being for allegedly trashing an apartment is moving forward and appears headed to open court, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Lincecum’s former landlady, Mindy Freile, is suing Lincecum with claims that he damaged “bedding, doors, carpet, pillows, kitchenware, linens, furniture, household appliances, art work, decorations, patio furniture, lights, lamps and mirrors, among other things.”

The damages are estimated at over $200,000 – which is less than one percent of Lincecum’s 2013 salary.

The case had been on hold as Lincecum tried to have the matter settled in confidential arbitration, while the landlady wants this matter in front of the court. Reportedly last March a Superior Court judge refused to order arbitration and now a First District Court of Appeal has also refused to send to arbitration. Thus, the next step would appear to be court.

Lincecum has fought this thing for well over a year and his lawyer seems to be digging in his heels.

“We anticipate that the case will now be litigated in the trial court, and Mr. Lincecum will vigorously contest the allegations,” said Peter Bransten.

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