Jay-z Sues Baseball Star Over Club Name
Rapper JAY-Z and his business partner are suing baseball great DAVID ORTIZ over the name of his new club in the Dominican Republic.
The sportsman has reportedly called his place Forty/Forty - the same name as Jay-Z's sports bars in New York, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan's federal court on Thursday (15Apr10), Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez accused the Boston Red Sox star of infringing upon the name of their clubs.
The lawsuit states, "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."