A judge has ordered the neighbours suing LEONARDO DiCAPRIO for allegedly damaging their property by building a basketball court to amend their lawsuit within 15 days or have their complaint dismissed.
In legal papers filed in May 2007, Ronald and Joan Linclau claimed the Titanic star's recreation area has caused damage to their Los Angeles property since 2004.
The Linclaus allege DiCaprio "maliciously" cut and removed hedges; excavated "earth, granite and bedrock", destabilising their deck and swimming pool; and ignored their repeated requests to halt construction.
However, on Thursday (03Jan08) Judge Tricia Ann Bigelow ruled the couple's lawsuit doesn't prove DiCaprio did anything wrong and so gave a deadline for them to change its details.
In other legal moves effecting DiCaprio, the woman accused of attacking him faces an extradition order that will force her back to the U.S. from Canada to face the charges.
Aretha Wilson, 37, is believed to have slashed the Hollywood actor with a beer bottle at a party in 2005. A warrant was issued for her arrest after the incident on 20 June 2005, charging her with one count of assault with a deadly weapon, but she failed to turn herself into authorities and has since been arrested in Canada. DiCaprio, 33, is said to have suffered great bodily harm during the attack.
Wilson is currently in police custody in Toronto, Canada, in connection with a separate case of aggravated assault. Prosecutors are waiting to hear whether the charge against Wilson is an extraditable offence.