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ITALIAN TOURIST SETTLES CLAIM AGAINST ABDUL-JABBAR

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A lawyer for the Italian tourist who sued former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareen Abdul-Jabbar says his client has settled his claim against the basketball great.

Fernando Nicolia, 41, of Rome sued Abdul-Jabbar on May 24, alleging that he suffered eye and ear injuries when Abdul-Jabbar shoved Nicolia's video camera back into his face.Nicolia, who was visiting family members in the area, was filming Abdul-Jabbar leaving a store in Metrocenter Mall, a large mall in northwest Phoenix, at the time.

Force exerted by the 7-foot-2-inch player knocked the camera out of Nicolia's hands, according to evidence in a criminal case.

Stephen Leshner, Nicolia's attorney, said the agreement was reached Thursday but declined to discuss terms.