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LeAnn Rimes' Invasion Of Privacy Lawsuit Dismissed At Her Request, Settlement Reached


Oct. 30 2013, Published 7:35 p.m. ET

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The invasion of privacy lawsuit that LeAnn Rimes filed against a California teacher and her daughterfor allegedly tape recording a telephone conversation between the two, and subsequently releasing it on the Internet, has been dismissed at the request of Eddie Cibrian's wife, has confirmed.

The two-time Grammy Award-winner was suing teacher Kim Smiley and her daughter Alexa for invasion of privacy after the pair allegedly recorded a 2012 telephone call between them and the singer which was later leaked online.

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According to court records, Rimes requested the lawsuit be dismissed on Oct. 28, and it cannot be re-filed.

A lawyer for the Smileys told the Associated Press that both sides had resolved their differences and wouldn't comment any further.

However, a source close to the situation exclusively tells the lawsuit in fact ended in a settlement.

Smiley had previously asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit in September.

Eddie Cibrian

During a court appearance earlier this year, Smiley’s lawyers argued that the contentious call was made in a public place — a Malibu, Calif., restaurant.

Rimes' legal team has asserted that “at no time did Ms. Rimes consent to being recorded.”

California law dictates that all parties must consent to the recording.

A jury trial that was scheduled for June 2, 2014 is now off the calendar because of the dismissal.



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