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Bobby Fischer drops suit against U.S.

April 12, 2005 at 2:09 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 12 (UPI) -- Chess legend Bobby Fischer, living in exile in Iceland after being expelled from Japan, dropped his lawsuit against the United States.

"He wants to get on with his life. He's not interested in any more lawsuits, so that matter is over, dismissed," Fischer's attorney, Richard Vattuone, said Monday, the San Diego Union Tribune reported.

Vattuone filed the suit on Fischer's behalf March 23, alleging the Japanese government tortured him on behalf of the U.S. government and claiming $200 million in damages.

Fischer was indicted in 1992 by a grand jury in Washington for violating a U.S. boycott of Yugoslavia when he played a chess match in the Eastern European nation that year.

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