, a die-hard Yankees fan, and Red Sox player David Ortiz
will not only continue to root for opposing teams this baseball season, they'll also go head-to-head in court it looks like. The rapper is suing for $5 million, claiming Big Papi's Forty-Forty club in the Dominican Republic is too similar in name to Jay's nightclub chain 40/40. Jay-Z's 40/40 lounge in NYC. (the4040club.com)
The rap mogul is suing for alleged trademark infringement, unjust enrichment and false designation of sponsorship, according to E! Online
. Jay's claim is that people will confuse the club in the DR as something he owns.
The name is baseball-related, and refers to the feat of nabbing 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season. So, you might think Ortiz has a greater stake in the name, but he's only stolen 10 bases in his entire career...
Jay-Z has opened 5 more 40/40 clubs since launching the first in New York two years ago, and he wants to make sure no one thinks a 7th island establishment has been made.
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