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OT: Tony La Russa sues Twitter

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From the link La Russa had little to say about the suit. "I’m not discussing it except to say that our foundation attorney is taking care of it," the manager told The Associated Press. Messages left Thursday with La Russa’s attorney and San Francisco-based Twitter were not returned. 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 said the comments were "derogatory and demeaning" and damaged La Russa’s trademark rights. The account bearing La Russa’s name is no longer active. The lawsuit includes a screen shot of three tweets. One posted on April 19 said: "Lost 2 out of 3, but we made it out of Chicago without one drunk driving incident or dead pitcher."

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