Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who’s suspected of murdering a friend in Massachusetts in June, just lost out in a federal civil court in Miami.
Hernandez, 24, is accused in a lawsuit filed here of shooting his errand boy in the face during a night of partying in February in Miami and Palm Beach County.
In October, Hernandez’s attorneys asked U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Williams to hold off on the civil action while the murder case continues near Boston.
But Williams decided earlier this month that the Miami lawsuit would continue no matter what — and ordered Hernandez to file an answer to the allegations by Wednesday.
The negligence action filed by Alexander Bradley after Hernandez became a murder suspect alleged the former tight end accidentally shot him in a car parked near the 45th Street exit of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County.
Hernandez, Bradley and others had been partying at the Miami mammary Mecca Tootsie’s before driving north in the search of another strip bar.
Bradley nearly died after he was dumped from the car and left on the pavement, but he recovered. He suffered permanent injuries to one eye.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's detectives closed the case in February because Bradley refused to testify and name the person who shot him.
In her order, Judge Williams told lawyers to hold off on deposing Hernandez but told them to depose other witnesses as well as Tootsie’s patrons, the cops who responded to the shooting and doctors who treated Bradley. The judge also cleared the release of Hernandez’s homeowner's insurance policy for potential damages.
Hernandez’s lawyers argued that the ball player may have to incriminate himself if the civil lawsuit were to continue.
The lawyers for both sides aren’t commenting
Studio for sale
For sale in Doral: The television studio used by Spanish talk show hostess Cristina Saralegui.
Price: $15 million.
Blue Dolphin Studio, a company owned by Saralegui and former Miami Sound Machine bassist Juan Marcos Avila (who also happens to be her husband and manager), quietly put the three-floor building with Saralegui’s old El Show de Cristina studio up for sale.
According to Miami-Dade County records, the building has 37,500 square feet of space and three separate state-of-the-art television studios complete with VIP lounges.
It’s adorned with marble floors, has been sound-proofed twice over and is surrounded by 110 parking spots.
Saralegui, a k a The Spanish Oprah, saw her 20-year-old show suddenly canceled by Univision three years ago this month.
It was eventually picked up by rival Telemundo in May 2011, but it was shut down a year later.
Kennedy clan charity boss Anthony Shriver’s yearly fundraising gala lured 800 well-heeled locals to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday — the day of the 50th anniversary of his uncle John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
“It’s a coincidence,” said Heather Schatz, director of Shriver’s Best Buddies International. “It’s been held on the Friday before Thanksgiving for the past 10 years.”
Shriver honored Mexico telecom billionaire Carlos Slim. And that rubbed some the wrong way.
The non-profit Two Countries One Voice, whose goal is to expose what it claims is Slim’s predatory business practices, took out full page ads in newspapers Friday to ask Shriver not to honor Slim.