Jay-Z sues Red Sox slugger David Ortiz over club name

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Jay-Z, who has made “the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can”, is not to happy with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. The Brooklyn rap superstar and his business partner Juan Perez filed a lawsuit against Ortiz yesterday for naming a Dominican Republic nightclub after their chain of 40/40 Club sports bar lounges, which are located in New York City, Atlantic City and Las Vegas (with plans for further venues in Tokyo and Macau).

“David Ortiz is fully aware of plaintiff’s Manhattan 40/40 Club, since he had been a patron there on several occasions long before he opened his infringing Forty/Forty Club,” said the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court according to a report from Reuters.

Ortiz has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

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