Slash wins round in lawsuit over house

January 23, 2009 5:21:00 PM PST
A judge says Slash and his wife can pursue a lawsuit against the brokers who sold them what they thought was a party-worthy Hollywood Hills home.

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist claims real estate agent Gregory Holcomb and Sotheby's International Realty misrepresented the house they bought in 2006 and later sold.

They wanted enough size and parking for parties, but say the home was smaller than advertised and on a public street with parking restrictions. They seek more than $1 million and punitive damages.

A judge refused to dismiss the 2007 claims Friday, but will allow Sotheby's to dispute punitive damages. Defendants' attorney Fredric Trester says he's confident they'll win at trial.

Slash did not speak at Friday's hearing.

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