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Lindsay Lohan Sues E-Trade, Accomplishes Nothing

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Lindsay Lohan must not really know how the judicial system works. She is attempting to sue E-Trade over the pain and suffering caused by a Superbowl commercial. If you don’t remember Lindsay in any E-Trade commercials, it’s because she wasn’t in any. However, a baby in the commercial, named Lindsay, was called a “milkaholic.” According to Lohan, E-Trade was using her name and character illegally- as if “Lindsay” is a household name. Well know that we think about it, it is a household name, it just doesn’t have anything to do with Lindsay Lohan. It is one of the most commonplace names and everyone, even homeless people with AIDS, know at least 5 Lindsays. Newsflash: you are not special.

Via the New York Post:

Lohan’s lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, said the actress has the same single-name recognition as Oprah or Madonna.

“Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit,” Ovadia said.

Sorry, Lindsay, but no. Your name doesn’t cause awareness and recognition like Oprah or Madonna or Cher or Prince. When most people read this article about you suing over an E-Trade commercial, they probably won’t realize the name “Lindsay” was even used in the commercial until we beat it into their skulls and they go to YouTube to see for themselves. After all, you didn’t copyright your name:

Ovadia said E-Trade has violated Lohan’s rights under New York state civil-rights law and used her “name and characterization” in business without paying her or getting her approval.

Your “pain and suffering” over a nonexistent case of libel is not worth $100 million. We’re not sure who is worse- Lindsay, who is making a stupid and lame attempt to garner some interest and money… or the lawyer who is 110% ridiculous for representing Lindsay. If Lohan is so desperate for some cash (presumably to buy some crack cocaine) then she should just start selling her body for money. It’s how girls do it on the street, and she’d definitely fit right in.