Willie Gary and Chubby Checker (Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.)Attorneys for Chubby Checker have filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard and its subsidiary Palm Incorporated for selling an app that put a new twist on the term "chubby checker." The software in question, called The Chubby Checker, claims that it can help estimate the size of a man's ***** by entering his shoe size.
Checker's lawyers maintain that the content of the application is "degrading and derogatory" to the rock 'n' roll singer and has caused him "irreparable damage and harm." In addition, the suit alleges that neither Hewlett-Packard nor Palm received permission to use Checker's name, and that both have been asked numerous ***** to stop selling the app.
In a statement to ABC News Radio, Hewlitt-Packard said, "The application was removed in September 2012 and is no longer on any Palm or HP hosted web site."
"This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft and has earned the position of one of the greatest musical entertainers of all time," says attorney Willie Gary in a statement. "We cannot sit idly and watch as technology giants or anyone else exploits the name or likeness of an innocent person with the goal of making millions of dollars."
Checker is seeking a multimillion-dollar settlement from the suit, which was filed in Florida's St. Lucie ****** Federal Court on Monday.
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