April 7, 2004
'Hulk' Star Settles Toxic Mold Suit
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES -- Lou Ferrigno, a former bodybuilder and star of "The Incredible Hulk" television series, settled a lawsuit filed against his insurance company over toxic mold at his home.
Mercury Insurance and Ferrigno reached a settlement Thursday for an undisclosed amount. He and his wife, Carlotta May, had sought more than $250,000.
Ferrigno alleged that in 2002 an inspector with Mercury failed to properly locate and repair a water leak in his house that caused damage in several rooms and led to the mold growth.
"The sad thing was, they had to live in the house the entire time," said Ferrigno's lawyer, Brian Kabateck. "It took over a year to do the repair work."
Mercury lawyer John Hager said both sides were eager to resolve the case.
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