Milestones Jun. 5, 2000

LAWSUIT SETTLED. Between DANA CARVEY, 45, impressionist comedian, and surgeon Elias Hanna, over a botched double-bypass operation in 1998; for an undisclosed sum, which will be given to charity; in San Francisco.

SUED. JAMES BROWN, aging Godfather of Soul; for wrongful termination and sexual harassment of a female former employee; in Los Angeles.

DIED. MARK HUGHES, 44, multimillionaire founder of a controversial health-products company, Herbalife; of natural causes; in Malibu, Calif. Hughes' sales methods and enthusiastic claims for weight-loss supplements led to federal scrutiny and fines in the 1980s, though his company has since prospered.


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