Cards' La Russa Sues Twitter

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2009 7:27 PM CDT
Cards' La Russa Sues Twitter
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Twitter's in trouble again for another celebrity impersonator. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing the site after someone tweeted off-color remarks under his name and likeness, reports Mashable. His lawsuit charges trademark infringement and says La Russa suffered "emotional distress" and damage to his reputation. Two of the tweets made reference to Cardinals pitchers who recently died, notes the Post-Dispatch.

"Obviously certain celebrities—Kayne West and his Twitter tirade comes to mind—aren’t too keen on Twitter’s inability to verify accounts," writes Jennifer Van Grove in Mashable. "But it appears as if La Russa means business. Sure we think he’s overreacting, but we wonder if this will be the catalyst to rush Twitter into an account verification program that they’ve been hinting at for awhile." (Read more Tony La Russa stories.)

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