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Prince ordered to pay editor US$ 58,000

world Updated: Nov 08, 2008 11:57 IST

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A judge has awarded nearly US$ 58,000 to a man who claims Prince failed to pay him for editing work and unreturned equipment.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon issued the judgement on Wednesday after conducting a brief trial last month that included testimony from the video editor, Ian C Lewis.

The judgement fell well short of the US$ one million in exemplary damages that Lewis was seeking. Documents show Alarcon also denied Lewis' claim that Prince and his company broke a US$ 25,000 computer because no receipts were provided.

Lewis sued Prince and his company, Paisley Park Enterprises, in October 2007.

Prince's attorneys withdrew from the case and he was not represented during the trial.