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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Case Title

MPS Entertainment, LLC et al v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-24110

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

John J. O'Sullivan

Date Filed

November 14, 2011

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