Cardinals manager Tony La Russa drops lawsuit against Twitter prompted by impersonator’s posts

Cardinals’ La Russa drops suit against Twitter

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has quietly dropped his lawsuit against the social networking site Twitter Inc.

A one-paragraph statement filed June 26 with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco says La Russa had dropped all claims — and that San Francisco-based Twitter did not compensate him in exchange.

Calls and e-mails to La Russa’s and Twitter’s attorneys, and to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, were not immediately returned Tuesday.

La Russa’s lawsuit alleged trademark infringement, “cybersquatting” and misappropriation of his name. It claimed an unauthorized page that used his name caused emotional distress by making light of his DUI charge and the deaths of two Cardinals pitchers in recent seasons


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