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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Jay-Z sues David Ortiz over nightclub name

NEW YORK -- Jay-Z and a business partner are suing slugger David Ortiz, claiming the Boston Red Sox star named his Dominican nightclub after the hip hop mogul's chain of 40/40 nightclubs.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in a federal court in Manhattan, accuses Ortiz and his sister of naming their Santo Domingo club Forty-Forty in the hopes of trading in on the rapper's name.

The suit seeks more than $5 million in damages and for Ortiz to forfeit any use of the name.

Jay-Z, a Yankees fan who performed at the team's World Series victory parade last year, opened his original 40/40 club in Manhattan with business partner Juan Perez in 2003

He promoted the sports bar and lounge by dropping references to it in rap hits like ''Dirt Off Your Shoulder.'' The pair subsequently opened up 40/40 clubs in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and have licensed the name to operators in Tokyo and Macau.

Lawsuit against Harrelson dismissed

LOS ANGELES -- Court records show a lawsuit filed by a former TMZ photographer who accused Woody Harrelson of attacking him has been dismissed.

Filings in Los Angeles Superior Court state Harrelson and the photographer, Josh Levine, reached a settlement earlier this month. The details of the settlement were not included in court records.

The case had been scheduled to go to trial in early May.

Levine sued Harrelson in June 2008, alleging the Academy Award-nominated actor broke his video camera, choked him and ordered his bodyguard to attack the photographer during an incident in Hollywood in 2006.

Attorney wants statements by Sheen tossed

ASPEN, Colo. -- An attorney for Charlie Sheen wants statements thrown out that were made by the actor to police investigating a Christmas Day domestic violence report.

In a motion filed April 1, attorney Richard Cummins says an officer questioned Sheen without advising him of his rights.

The motion does not reveal the content of Sheen's statements. A judge has not ruled on the matter.