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Hollywood Heavy Hitters Sue ADT Security Service

LOS ANGELES (CN) - William Friedken and Sherry Lansing claim burglars targeted their Bel-Air mansion because of the ADT Security Services sign, because burglars know ADT is incompetent.

Friedken directed "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist." Lansing, Friedken's wife and former head of Paramount Studios, was the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio. They claim neighbors warned them that ADT was incompetent, but they gave in to ADT's assurances that ADT "makes your home 3 times less likely to be burglarized." They claim they paid for the top level of service, "including armed patrol response." They say ADT took an hour and 46 minutes to respond after a burglar forced entry to their home. They say ADT lied when it said it had a patrol car on duty 24 hours a day in Bel-Air . And they say they would not have been burglarized had they not advertised their home's vulnerability with the ADT sign. They demand damages for fraud, negligence, and unfair business practices. They are represented by Browne, Woods & George in Superior Court.

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