Score a victory for Pitbull.
Mr. 305, Mr. Worldwide, Lil’ Chico or whatever he is calling himself nowadays. He recently emerged victorious in a lawsuit that was filed against him by “Actress” Lindsey Lohan in 2011. The lawsuit stemmed from a song by the rapper, in which he mentions the actress. The line in question was, “Hustlers move aside, so I’m tip-toein’ to keep blowin’/ I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan”.
The New York Judge dismissed the lawsuit claiming that the song is protected under the First Amendment.
Per the lawsuit, Lindsay is “a professional actor of good repute and standing in the Screen Actors Guild,” who is “Suing under the New York civil rights laws, which protects people from having their name exploited for commercial purposes.”
The Judge also dismissed almost every claim the plaintiff made. The “defendants’ motion to dismiss the Complaint [was] granted, and their motion for sanctions [were] granted in part and denied in part.”
In a world that is anxious to sue, frivolous lawsuits arise constantly; this questions the person filing the suit, and the lawyers who represent them. Case in point, below there are some examples of outrageous actual lawsuits. Let the eye rolling commence.
Richard Overton vs. Budweiser
In 1991 Overton sued Anheuser-Busch for emotional distress, mental injury and financial Loss. All this due to the fact that when he drank Bud Light, he expected bikini clad women from the ads to appear for real. They didn’t so he sued for false advertising, for $10,000. The case was dismissed.
Surfer vs. Surfer
A California surfer sued a rival surfer for taking his wave. The case was eventually dismissed due to the fact that they were unable to put a price on the pain and suffering caused by watching another surfer ride the wave that was “Intended for you.”
Tomas Delgado vs. Trinidad Family
Delgado killed 17 Year old Enaitz Iriondo Trinidad in a traffic accident. Delgado filed a suit asking the dead boy’s parents to pay $29, 4000, on the grounds that the collision that killed their teenage some also damaged his Audi A-8.Delgado withdrew the lawsuit.
Magdalena Kwiatkowska vs. Egyptian hotel
Kwiatkowska’s 13 year old daughter became pregnant after a family vacation in Egypt. She claimed sperm in the hotel pool had caused the pregnancy. She is seeking compensation from the hotel.
Mr. Batista vs. Mrs. Batista
When presented with divorce papers, Richard Batista launched legal proceedings to get back the kidney he donated to save his wife’s life. The Long Island resident is asking for his kidney back or $1.5 million.
Rolf Eden vs. Katherina Weiss
Eden, aged 77, tried to sue 19 year old Weiss after she refused to sleep with him. The player claimed she was being ageist, claiming age discrimination
Lindsey’s loss is a minor ding in her long presence in our judicial system. But Pitbull is still making music, so who really wins?