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Witness: Simons were happy about nanny's pregnancy

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A household employee of Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife said they were happy when they learned their nanny was pregnant, even though the nanny claims she was fired over the pregnancy.

Lorena Perez testified Tuesday in the wrongful dismissal lawsuit of the couple's former nanny, Claudia Leite. Perez, who now cares for the couple's children, said she recalled Simon's wife, Bui, gave her pregnancy clothes for Leite.

Leite claims she was fired because she became pregnant. She and a chauffeur are suing the Simons for back pay and damages in the six figures.

Herb Simon co-founded the Indiana-based shopping mall company Simon Property Group Inc.. Forbes says he has a net worth of $1.4 billion.

The couple claims Leite was fired over her violent background.

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  • Forgetaboutit???
    Seriously? Forget about the "violent background" of someone that you are paying to help care for your children? That doesn't sound like a smart move to me. I don't know anything about this situation or the people involved. However, if someone has a violent background that she chose not to disclose at the time of hiring, I wouldn't care if she was Mother Teresa reincarnated -- she would not be alowed to help care for my children.
  • Violent background?
    Forget the background------------------how is she now? Things can be alot different.

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    1. PJ - Mall operators like Simon, and most developers/ land owners, establish individual legal entities for each property to avoid having a problem location sink the ship, or simply structure the note to exclude anything but the property acting as collateral. Usually both. The big banks that lend are big boys that know the risks and aren't mad at Simon for forking over the deed and walking away.

    2. Do any of the East side residence think that Macy, JC Penny's and the other national tenants would have letft the mall if they were making money?? I have read several post about how Simon neglected the property but it sounds like the Eastsiders stopped shopping at the mall even when it was full with all of the national retailers that you want to come back to the mall. I used to work at the Dick's at Washington Square and I know for a fact it's the worst performing Dick's in the Indianapolis market. You better start shopping there before it closes also.

    3. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

    4. If you only knew....

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