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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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camaguey    

Here a question concerning Michael Jordan: How in the world much FOOD does a guy have to eat who is 7 feet tall and GET SO FAT!??! He must consume a normal person's groceries in one sitting! I can't get over this! This guy is FAT!!!! He's like 100 feet tall!!!! (i exaggerate)

1231 days ago
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RoadRig    

i'm going down to patent office and will trade mark the word "Michael James" and watch as the dough rolls in. Don't any of ya copy my idea, kay?

685 days ago
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