Lindsay Lohan's Pitbull Lawsuit Blunder May Bite Her in Court
Lindsay Lohan brought a lawsuit against the rapper Pitbull for daring to use her name "LiLo" in his hit song "Give Me Everything."
But like with all things Lindsay Lohan, the case is quickly becoming an ugly mess.
Lohan's lawyers are accused by Pitbull's team of plagiarizing legal documents off the Internet. There isn't that much originality in legal documents to begin with, but Pitbull's team says that Lohan's attorney just lifted various documents, word for word, off legal websites, and then served them, reports the New York Daily News.
As a result, the rapper's lawyers say that Lindsay Lohan's Pitbull lawsuit was brought in bad faith and should be tossed.
Lohan's not-so-dream-team of Stephanie Ovadia and Anand Ahuja offered the lame excuse that they "inadvertently" submitted the documents in question. Ahuja even suggested in an affidavit that he wasn't even Lohan's lawyer following a fallout with Ovadia. Ahuja added that the questionable documents were "drafts" and that Ovadia was supposed to complete them, but she apparently never did, reports the Daily News.
Pitbull's team has now taken the offensive and is seeking sanctions against Lohan's attorneys. They suggest that Lohan was just trying to make a quick buck with her lawsuit.
While it may be in poor taste to lift legal arguments straight off the Internet, it will be interesting to see how a judge rules. The practice of law often revolves around precedent, which is basically citing arguments and lifting words from previous cases. While attribution is generally needed, it's not clear if copying legal documents off the Internet will be fatal to Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Pitbull.
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