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Judge dismisses Bundchen, Brady shooting suit

A New York judge dismissed a lawsuit against supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her football star husband, Tom Brady, by a news agency that accused the couple's bodyguards of shooting at photographers.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische said the court had no jurisdiction over the lawsuit filed by Agence France Presse and the two photographers it hired to photograph the couple because nothing in the case tied it to New York.

The lawsuit — filed in November 2009 — had sought at least $1 million from Bundchen and Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback.

"This complaint must otherwise be dismissed because the court does not have personal jurisdiction over either of the defendants," Gische said in a decision released Tuesday. "Costa Rica is a substantially more convenient forum for the parties' disputes than New York."

After taking photos of the couple's after-wedding party at Bundchen's holiday home in Costa Rica, bodyguards approached the photographers and demanded their cameras and the memory cards containing the pictures, the suit said.

When the photographers refused, the incident escalated and a bodyguard shot at the photographers' vehicle, the suit said. A bullet narrowly missed photographers Yuri Cortez and Rolando Aviles, who are both citizens of Costa Rica, the suit said.

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