Lindsay Lohan Rehab Mercy — $5 Mil Lawsuit On Hold While She Gets Help

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Lindsay Lohan
just learned a bad lesson while she tries to get her life back on track in rehab — addicts get special breaks when they”re sued.

As we reported, D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries — which manufactured clothes for Lindsay”s 6126 line back in 2009-2010 — sued the actress for the massive $5 million sum in May, claiming her “drug-addled image” made the clothes unsellable … and they lost millions as a result.

But in a twist of irony, Lindsay”s “drug-addled image” just bought her more than a month to scramble a legal defense — because D.N.A.M. has just agreed to a ceasefire while she”s in treatment.

According to new court docs, D.N.A.M. won”t serve Lindsay “til she leaves rehab in mid-August “in a gesture of good faith and so as not to disturb her healing process.”

FYI, the lawsuit”s already been filed … but the legal process can”t begin until Lindsay has been served with the documents.

You”ll recall … Lindsay initially sued D.N.A.M. for $1.1 million, claiming the company licensed the 6126 trademark, but shortchanged her big time on hundreds of thousands of dollars she claims she was promised in exchange.