Jay-Z Slams Red Sox Player With Suit Over 40/40 Club

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Rapper Jay-Z and his business partner have sued Boston Red Sox hitter David Ortiz for trademark infringement, claiming the baseball player opened a nightclub in his home country of the Dominican Republic called Forty Forty after visiting Jay Z’s well-known Manhattan nightspot The 40/40 Club.

Noted New York Yankees fan Jay-Z filed the complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that after partying at The 40/40 Club on several occasions, Ortiz decided to open a similarly named outlet...
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Case Information

Case Title

The Name LLC v. Ortiz Arias et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Richard M. Berman

Date Filed

April 15, 2010

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