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Jay-Z Sues Red Sox Star David Ortiz Over 40/40 Club

From Bruce Golden:

Jay-Z says Big Papi is a big crook.

The hip-hop mogul and sports fan slapped Red Sox star David Ortiz with a $5 million-plus suit yesterday, claiming the Boston slugger apparently liked Jay-Z's 40/40 Club so much, he decided to open his own.

The Manhattan federal court filing accuses Ortiz and his sister, Albania Ortiz, of trademark infringement, unjust enrichment and "false designation of sponsorship" in connection with the "Forty Forty" nightclub they opened in the Dominican Republic last year.

The suit also charges them with "cybersquatting" for running a Spanish-language Web site at

$5 million? Come on Jigga, go for $20.

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