Abercrombie Escapes 'Jersey Shore' Star's Legal Situation

Law360, New York (July 02, 2013, 9:33 PM ET) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday tossed “Jersey Shore” star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino's lawsuit accusing Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. of misappropriating his image and trademarked nickname, saying the retailer's “The Fitchuation” T-shirt was a parody that consumers would not believe came from Sorrentino.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan ruled Sorrentino could not proceed to trial on trademark infringement, publicity rights and false advertising claims related to the T-shirt and a press release in which Abercrombie said it had offered him a “substantial payment”...
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