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Memorabilia dealer files suit against O.J. in Vegas

Posted: Monday September 14, 2009 5:14PM; Updated: Monday September 14, 2009 5:14PM
Dealer robbed by O.J. Simpson seeks civil damages in Vegas

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A memorabilia dealer who was robbed by O.J. Simpson is suing him
Bruce Fromong had several heart attacks after the robbery
He claims he suffered 'great bodily injury', emotional due to the incident

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A memorabilia dealer who had several heart attacks after being robbed at gunpoint by O.J. Simpson is suing the former football star and five men who were with him, seeking unspecified civil damages.

A lawyer for Bruce Fromong said Monday he believes he can prove Fromong suffered "great bodily injury" and emotional distress because of the September 2007 confrontation in a Las Vegas casino hotel room.

Simpson's lawyer, Yale Galanter, calls the lawsuit frivolous and says he'll fight it "tooth and nail."

The lawsuit filed Friday in Las Vegas names Simpson, convicted co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart and four others as defendants, including Thomas Riccio -- the go-between who arranged the meeting.

Riccio did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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