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$10 Million Lawsuit Against Jennifer Lopez Dismissed

Submitted by on September 25, 2012 – 9:34 am Comments

Jennifer LopezThe $10 million lawsuit that was filed against Jennifer Lopez has now been dismissed. The lawsuit began nearly two years ago when a cease and desist letter was sent to Lopez’s former husband Ojani Noa, his business partner, Ed Meyer, and the producer Claudia Vazquez. They were working on a film for Telemundo called “I Owe JLo.”

The film was going to share some details about Lopez and Noa’s marriage. After the letter was sent, which caused the film to be “unmarketable” claims Vazquez, the producer then sued the singer for $10 million claiming tortuous interference.

Vazquez had claimed that the film was only going to be a comedic parody of Noa’s life and would be using almost entirely information that was already open to the public. Lopez however, said that the film would reveal some information that could potentially hurt her career.

Just before Vazquez’s lawsuit, the singer sued Noa and Meyer for $10 million due to a breach of contract claiming that they had violated her publicity rights, invaded her privacy, and more. Lopez’s suit came after Vazquez and Meyer came to an agreement to produce the film about Noa’s life, which would have included details about his marriage to Lopez.

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Thanks to Lopez’s suit, she was able to halt the production of the film “How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLO and Ojani Noa Story.” Even though Vazquez was listed in the cease and desist letters, he was not included in Lopez’s lawsuit. He was working on “I Owe JLo” at the time and that film also had to stop all production thanks to Lopez’s threats.Jennifer Lopez

Lopez tried to have the Vazquez lawsuit stopped with the anti-SLAPP motion, but a judge said that the suit came from Vazquez’s right to free speech, and that Vazquez had a chance of winning his suit. If Vazquez had been able to prove that the injunction did not involve Lopez and that her actions is what had caused his film to not be made, then he could have won the cause. Lopez appealed that ruling however. And yesterday, she won.

The appellate court decided that Vazquez was not able to base the case on Lopez’s cease and desist letter for the fact that the letter is a “privileged legal communication that can’t be used in court.” Well that settles that case.

Lopez is still dueling it out court style with her former driver and head of security Hakob Manoukian. Manoukian is suing stating that he was forced to resign after being publically humiliated by Lopez’s manager. Lopez is countersuing saying that Manoukian is trying to blackmail her with information he overheard while driving Lopez around. Hopefully, all of Lopez’s legal woes will be over with soon and the singer can get on with her life and career.

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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