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Limo Service Says Lohan Stiffed It for $90K

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Lindsay Lohan and her managers have not paid a penny on a limo service's bills for $90,586, says Elite Transportation Limousine and Security Services, which claims the unpaid bills date back to February 2009.

Elite sued Lohan, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, and Altman Greenfield and Selvaggi, in Superior Court.

Elite claims the bad-girl actress ran up $33,978 in charges after her managers, Altman Greenfield and Selvaggi, hired it to squire her around from Feb. 26, 2009 through May 11 that year. "Elite provided nothing but prompt, courteous and efficient services, and Ms. Lohan had absolutely no complaints about the services," according to the complaint.

Tri Star became Lohan's manager, agent and attorney-in-fact on Jan. 28, 2010, and she ran up the rest of the bill since then, Elite says.

The limo service says that since Jan. 28, 2010, "Tri-Star has repeatedly made promises to pay Elite for the services provided, stringing Elite along for over a year and a half. ... On August 2010, Lou Taylor, a principal of Tri-Star represented to Elite that the invoices are 'along the top of the list to get payments made.' As late as August 9, 2011, the staff accountant, Jean Wilkens, wrote in an email assuring Elite than the '[invoices] have been passed along to our supervisor for review.'" (Brackets in complaint.)

But the defendants haven't coughed up dime one, Elite says. "In the meantime, the invoices have accrued 5 percent late charges for the past 21 months they have not been paid."

It adds: "At no time prior to the filing of this complaint has defendant Lohan disputed any invoice amount, invoiced item, or the services rendered by plaintiff Elite."

Elite says it drove Lohan "to and from the airport, transportation to and from Lohan's residences as well as transportation of Lohan's friends and family at her request."

Elite says the tab comes to $90,585.79. It wants the money. It is represented by Laurie Rau with Chavos & Rau.

The invoices - 31 pages of them, listing daily charges - are attached to the complaint.

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