La Russa sues Twitter over fake page

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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has filed a lawsuit against the social-networking site Twitter, claiming a fake page using his name damaged his reputation and caused emotional distress.

The suit filed last month in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco seeks unspecified damages.

The lawsuit claims that someone created a false account under La Russa’s name and posted updates, known as “tweets,” that gave the false impression that the comments came from La Russa. The suit says the comments were “derogatory and demeaning” and damaged La Russa’s trademark rights.

The account bearing La Russa’s name is no longer active.

Messages left Thursday with La Russa’s attorney and San Francisco-based Twitter were not returned.


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