Ortiz Strikes Out In Bid To Toss Jay-Z Club Suit

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 6:49 PM EST) -- A judge has declined to toss a $5 million suit that claims Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz’s Forty Forty club in the Dominican Republic and its U.S. website are a rip-off of The 40/40 Club, a New York nightspot partially owned by rapper Jay-Z.

Plaintiff The Name LLC’s claim that Ortiz's profits come at the expense of The 40/40 Club are sufficient to withstand the baseball player’s motion to dismiss, Judge Richard M. Berman ruled Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District...
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