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LeBron Jordan Sues LeBron and Jordan

3/8/2011 7:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron James and Michael Jordan have been sued for $150 million -- EACH! -- by a company claiming the basketball stars ruined its business by poisoning its name in the public.

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A company called Lebron Jordan, Inc. claims that James' and Jordan's reps at Nike and Live Nation torpedoed a multimillion dollar deal by threatening to sue LJI unless it stopped selling a line of basketball shoes under the "Lebron Jordan" name. 

LJI insists in the lawsuit, filed yesterday in federal court in New York, that it had every right to market its shoes under the "Lebron Jordan" name.  LJI points out that no one has trademarked the words "Lebron" and "Jordan" together, and "you could not even find that name combination on Google."

As a result of the negative publicity ... LJI claims it has been damaged to the tune of $900 million.


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16.

Joann    

They should start having very strict restrictions on what a person can sue for. This lawsuit makes no sense at all.

1327 days ago
17.

Leecallan    

$900 million? really? This case will be dismissed so fast, and the people who are suing should pay the legal fees for wasting everybody's time. They came up with that name Lebron out of the blue? Uh huh.

1327 days ago
18.

memchee    

this guy is seriously wasting his time! This guy is just trying to get paid by being a nuisance.

Once the judge reads the business name and product he's gonna toss the case.

1327 days ago
19.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Good luck with that lawsuit spunky. Mention the names LeBron or Jordan, and 99.6% of Americans instantly think basketball. And it's especially obvious your lawsuit is lame just for the fact you're selling "Basketball Shoes". Any idiot can see right through your copyright infringement.

1327 days ago
20.

kickaboo    

More gold-diggers coming out of the woodwork, this time with a "company" supposedly logo. What a crock of crap. The lawyers and Judges who allow such things should be sued.

1327 days ago
21.

stumpy    

The company suing was threatened and lost money
when the people threatening lawsuit had no claim
over the name they wanted to use you bet your ass they have a case

1327 days ago
22.

kickaboo    

http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2011/03/08/peta-vs-mike-tyson-it-is-on/

Mike Tyson abused tigers, too?

1327 days ago
23.

Ryan    

That "James" in the third graph should be Jordon. I guarantee you can google "Lebron" and "James" and get results guys.

1327 days ago
24.

Lorraine    

dont you mean Lebron and Jordon not James?

1327 days ago
25.

en Todo Momento!!    

and the knock off version :le vrong jordans made next door coming soon!!!

1327 days ago
26.

en Todo Momento!!    

i'm just saying....remember 'Mike' sneakers?????!!

1327 days ago
27.

Jeff    

But seriously Lebron Jordan is a good shoe co. I bought a pair at payless shoe store last month I've only returned it twice.

1327 days ago
28.

chinaholidays    

it sounds like it could make sense in the end this suit has no merit and will needless to say only bring publicity to Nike.

1327 days ago
29.

JQuick    

Google shows 183,000 hits for the exact search "Lebron Jordan" (in quotes for the exact match). It's a complete lie that there's no hits for that.

1326 days ago
30.

Crystal    

Ridiculous, I've never even heard of that company and any imbecile with half a brain would know their true motive$

1326 days ago
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