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Lindsay Lohan sued for $60 million for stealing app idea

By Owen Weldon     Nov 1, 2014 in Entertainment
Actress Lindsay Lohan and her brother Michael Lohan, Jr. are being sued for $60 million. A former business partner claims that they their app idea.
Flima Potik, the owner of Spotted Friend, an online retailer, is claiming that the Lindsay and Michael stole their virtual closet app, according to Jezebel.
The siblings are being accused of steeling trade secrets and poached famous advisers to Potik's company, after he agreed to work with the two.
According to NY Daily News, Potik says he first hooked up with the siblings through Michael's roommate, Christoper Roth, last year, according to papers that were filed on Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Potik pitched the siblings on an app he was developing. He said that Spotted Friend would allow shoppers to have access to the "virtual closets" of celebrities and friends, and would allow them to buy the same products.
The lawsuit claims that Michael texted Potik and said that they wanted a bigger share of the business. This caused the partnership to dissolve, but the Lohans ended up developing a competing app called Vigme, which used Potik's ideas and investors, which included Ariana Huffington. This was despite an existence of a two-year confidentiality and non-compete clause that was in their original agreement with Potik.
The lawyer representing the Lohans said that the suit has no merit. The attorney, Ravi Batra, continued to say the apps are not the same and he looks forward to holding Firma's feet to the legal fire.
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