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Lindsay Lohan Vs. The E*Trade Baby: The Latest Ridiculousness!

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Lindsay Lohan is suing the E*trade Baby. Yes, that cute little guy you see directly above.

Okay, so technically she’s suing the company E*trade, but it’s still pretty crazy.

We’ll refer to her by her entire name, Lindsay Lohan, as we tell you this story, because apparently you can run into ALL TYPES of problems if you just use her first name.

Lindsay Lohan is suing E-trade because their commercial featured a “milkaholic” baby named Lindsay, which she felt was clearly a reference to her, and apparently her lawyer feels the same way.

E*trade argues that there are 250,000 women named Lindsay in the United States, and that Lindsay Lohan doesn’t have a trademark on her name, like Oprah, Cher, Madonna, or Beyonce.

Here’s what Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, has to say against E-trade’s argument. Get comfortable…this is a hefty read:

"As they say, 'What's in the name?' It is in the totality of circumstances that a particular name or person acquires popularity or notoriety. It is in (sic) totality of circumstances that a name or person becomes a distinguished name. Some names such as Bill, Hillary, Bush, Tiger, Paris, Johnny, Allen, are very common names. There may be millions, if not billions, of people with these names in the world. Some words may not necessarily be just the names for human beings but may convey other meanings also. For example, 'Tiger' is an animal and is associated with a jungle or zoo in a particular context. However, when used in the context of [the] Golf game world, it conveys (sic) totally different message."

And more babble from Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer:

"The issue, in (sic) case at bar, is not how many people in the USA are with the name 'Lindsay' or 'Lindsey'. The issue is how many celebrities are with this name 'Lindsay' in the USA, and then (sic) in the context, manner, characterization, persona…If Defendants take this name, 'Lindsay' in context of a celebrity name (sic) then by Defendants' own admission, there are only a few limited celebrities with this name around, and this number may not be more than four or five.'

Don’t worry about it if you skimmed this. We’re thinking the Court will probably do the same thing.

Who do U side with on this one?

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47 comments to “Lindsay Lohan Vs. The E*Trade Baby: The Latest Ridiculousness!”



  1. 1

    Isn't this really old news? :S



  2. 2

    Isn't this story like 8 months old? I heard about this right after the Super Bowl. Is there some sort of new development? I don't understand.



  3. 3

    So she thinks this baby represents her because it has the same name and is a milkaholic like she is an alcoholic? Oh but wait she swears she isnt an alcoholic so what is the similarity?



  4. 4

    I swear, this is why I hate lawyers. Lindsay doesn't have alot of money to be throwing around to begin with, yet she's wasting her dollars on a this ridiculousness. Seriously, is she bored?



  5. 5

    she should spend less money on legal bills and more money on rehab so she won't be a milkaholic… i mean, an alcoholic any more.



  6. 6

    Linsday Lohan is always doing what she can to make a shameless buck. But, if you wanna see some people who deserve a buck or a million, Minute To Win It will have Erica Sanchez rep the West and take a chance for the big prize!



  7. 7

    Her broke ass just wants money.



  8. 8

    please - when we first saw the commercial run during super bowl, everyone who saw it thought of lindsay lohan… unless you don't know who she is…



  9. 9

    Just because it said Lindsey and the baby seemed trashy its automatically her? By doing all this isn't she further ruining her name by connecting it to trash?



  10. 10

    i can just about understand oprah having a trademark on her name as its a brand name not just her own. but seriously cher and madonna need to get their heads out of their arses, and dont get me started on beyonce thats even worse than the other two.



  11. 11

    Everyone knows L Lohan wouldn't drink milk unless it was spiked with heroin & vodka.

  12. MP says – reply to this


    12

    This is nothing but a nuisance lawsuit. I hope Lindsay loses and has to pay all court costs. She's more famous in her own mind than she is to the rest of the country. Lindsay is a popular and common name, she does not own it.



  13. 13

    This came out like half a year ago. Even by your standards, you're late Mario.



  14. 14

    She's a usless smelly cun*t.



  15. 15

    Can you please add the world "update" to the title for your dumbass fallowers. ty



  16. 16

    Lindsay totally! Home girl is going to make bank!!!



  17. 17

    The comment did not specifically say Lindsay or Lindsey is a celebrity so fuck you Stephanie Ovadia and Dina ~ you loose.



  18. 18

    Insane. Lindsay and her family can't help but chew the gum off the sidewalk of life.

    Thomas Chi
    Author
    Selling Sex to U.S. Senators



  19. 19

    This is what they call grasping at straws. The case is going to get thrown out because it's a waste of time and utterly ridiculous. Lindsanity is so desperate, she's pathetic. I can't believe there are people out there supporting her. By suing E-trade, she's basically admitting she's an alcoholic or else she'd see no similarity between herself and the baby, a "milkaholic".



  20. 20

    Holy hell, I swear this is light years behind. Jeez, your blog is so late. I think it's time you get a new job.



  21. 21

    She needs to fire the lawyer if she wants to win, because that is seriously the poorest constructed argument for a case I have ever read.



  22. 22

    I guess the attorney needs some way to earn the upside down dollars to hours spent on her other court case(S) SOMEHOW! One thing Lindsay needs to GROW is a sense of humor.



  23. 23

    LOLOL!!! WOW MARIO, FOR THE FIRST TIME WE AGREE HERE!! NOT ONLY IS THIS SOME MAJOR BULLSHIT, BUT I DID SKIM THE 2ND PARAGRAPH AFTER READING THE FIRST AND BURST WHEN I READ THAT 2ND TO THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF YOURS!! LOL!! EPIC!! MAYBE ITS TIME FOR LINDSAY TO TRADEMARK HER NAME?



  24. 24

    oh yeah! i have a bunch of friends named tiger and paris! such bs, and who was she talking about allen and johnny? that could be a multitude of people.

    Lindsay needs to give up.



  25. 25

    anything to get those ads off the air is good with me
    go get em linds



  26. 26

    Clearly the people that read this blog don't understand that things don't just happen over night, he's just updating you on the case people…



  27. 27

    Re: April_Rain – so true lol.. shes crazy ..



  28. 28

    But it is obviously a Lindsay Lohan reference, why are the E-Trade lawyers even bothering to try to deny that? I don't think it's a big deal, but they are lying if they say it was about anyone but her.



  29. 29

    I smell Dina Lohan



  30. 30

    Ugly babies.



  31. 31

    Not only is this really old news, but Perez has reported on it before!



  32. 32

    You have to be really full of yourself to think that a random commercial on television using the name that you so happen to have is talking about you.



  33. 33

    Gotta money somehow… try going to university!!!



  34. 34

    Gotta make money somehow… try going to university!!!

  35. rsvp says – reply to this


    35

    Actually, she could have a case. It doesn't matter how many Lindsays are out there, it's still a fairly uncommon name and certainly identifiable only by one person in the biz. She must also show intent and, from what I gather, there may be some correspondence involved. Under oath, anybody at E-Trade would have to tell the truth. She could've just laughed it off and let it ride. On the other hand, it may have been the last twig to snap after all the barrage of her bad publicity. So, E-Trade's timing sucked. It'll probably be settled out of court with a nice, fat check for Lindsay.



  36. 36

    Stop using (sic) inappropriately, it's really irritating!



  37. 37

    that is a very common name. lindsey i know a couple and when i saw the
    e-trade baby baby spot. that stupid girl did even enter my mond the only time i thought of her is when i heard she was sueing about it..

    fuck her hope she overdoses so we dont have to hear about her anymore.



  38. 38

    Her argument isn't valid. The E*trade baby is talking about being with a skank baby named Lindsay. Not a celebrity skank baby named Lindsay. Her lawyer's argument is there are few well known celebrities with the name Lindsay and thus it is exclusive and the name easily recognizable.
    .
    If the E*trade commercial had said "Were you out all night with that milk-a-holic actress, Lindsay last night again?" then there would be at least some SMALL validity to the argument. This baby could be talking about my freaking 8 month old niece from Denton, Texas.
    .
    Lilo needs a new attorney because her's SUCKS hardcore based on that argument alone.



  39. 39

    Re: gimpus maximus! – I'm glad someone else noticed lol Not only does Mario refuse to edit his own blog but his attempt at editing others or calling out their grammar/spelling mistakes always fail too.



  40. 40

    Lindsay IS an alcoholic. It's a simple fact. What's the big deal?



  41. 41

    it's pretty clear that they refer to lindsay lohan - that's the way advertising works.
    & it's just one example out of thousands that her name is used to make money.
    so why shouldn't she sue them when there's the opportunity.
    i feel much more pity for lindsay than for this capitalistic firm.
    so lindsay - milk the money out of them! good luck!



  42. 42

    & by the way: i hate these fucking spots where babys 'act' like adults - just one more sad reference too lindsay (lohans) life - kind of perverse!



  43. 43

    The stank Firecrotch is flat broke so she is desperate for money.



  44. 44

    Re: mia01000 – Yes, it's called an update! Hence the title 'The LATEST Ridiculousness'. Sjees.



  45. 45

    This lawyer should be fired for the idiotic comment that "billions" of people could have this name. There are appx. 6 billion people on the planet. To say a BILLION people may be named Lindsay, Allen, Paris, etc. is purely stupid. I'm pretty sure you could add up all the people AND pets with those names - dead and alive and potential future people multiply it by 100 and it will still not even be close to a billion.



  46. 46

    An extremely weak argument. The ad isn't even referring to a celebrity necessarily. And doesn't Lindsay constantly claim she isn't an alcoholic? Can't have it both ways Lindsay! Oh, but wait…..it's always everyone else's fault isn't it?



  47. 47

    We think Lindsay (Locohan in this case) must have no mirrors in her home. Because she obviously must have a hard time seeing herself and the truth.