Ortiz sued over club name

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Rapper Jay-Z and his business partner are suing David Ortiz over the name of his new club in the Dominican Republic.

The Boston Red Sox slugger 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, Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez accused the baseball player of infringing upon the name of their clubs.

"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," states the lawsuit.


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