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Justin Bieber

Fires Back in Beaver Case

Wrong State, Idiots!!!!

5/27/2012 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber
thinks the folks behind the "Joustin Beaver" mobile app need a lesson in geography ... claiming they filed a lawsuit against him in the WRONG STATE and now he wants it dismissed ASAP.

Bieber has been going back and forth with a company called RC3 -- they claim their game is a parody and protected under the Constitution ... but Bieber feels the game infringes upon his likeness and wants it pulled ... STAT.

According to court docs filed this week, Bieber is looking to have the suit tossed on a technicality -- claiming RC3 screwed up when they filed their suit in Florida, since he doesn't even live there. 

We'll see if the move works ... a judge has yet to rule.

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46.

ManiacalZebra    

Infringes on his likeness? He looks like a girl, not a cartoon beaver. Get over yourself!

690 days ago
47.

Jenna    

Haters, haters, haters. Leave the kid alone, he's 18.

690 days ago
48.

Justin    

I didn't think guys were still getting earrings. That's so fetch.

690 days ago
49.

Mel    

I thought he lived in Canada anyway?

690 days ago
50.

Bagheera    

Pretty sure Beiber owns a home in Florida. As far as I am concerned, that means he lives there (Otherwise, I think I know how celebs avoid jail time. Constantly claim they live in their other home that is not the state, therefore the case cannot be filed in the one it occurred in).

690 days ago
51.

carl1222    

Not so fast, RC3's lawyers may not be as dumb as Bieber's lawyers suggest! Yes, RC3 brought its suit in Federal District Court in Florida based on claims under federal law. The proper location of the federal court (venue) is determined by either 1) the residence of the defendant (Bieber) OR 2)where the events that led to the lawsuit happened. Since RC3's suit is directly in response to Bieber's legal threat (cease and desist letter) which was mailed to RC3 IN FLORIDA, the judge may rule that the Florida venue is proper! It will be very interesting to see how the court rules on this one.

690 days ago
52.

jayman419    

Zero chance this has of resulting in the game being altered or pulled from sale. Parody is protected speech, and they aren't using any trademarks or music of his, other than the name Justin.

689 days ago
53.

pshh     

Says the dumbass who didn't know what the word "German" means
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7YFndtcfA

645 days ago
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