Famed Attorney Willie Gary Files Half-Billion Dollar Lawsuit on behalf of
Music Legend Chubby Checker against Hewlett Packard and Palm, Inc. for
FORT PIERCE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2013
FORT PIERCE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Famed attorney Willie Gary
along with his law partner, Robert Parenti and associate attorney, Alicia M.
Phidd of the Stuart, Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson
& Gary, P.L. filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit on behalf of world-renown
music legend, Chubby Checker who is known for the ever-popular #1 hit, "The
Twist." The lawsuit was filed today against technology giant Hewlett Packard
and its subsidiary Palm, Inc. for maintaining a software application called
"Chubby Checker" for Palm products. Hewlett Packard nor Palm, Inc. have been
given permission directly, indirectly or otherwise to maintain the app. The
suit was filed in St. Lucie County Federal Court.
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The lawsuit details the irreparable damage and harm that Hewlett Packard's bad
business dealings caused Chubby Checker and his company. The complaint
further states that despite numerous attempts to cease the "app," Hewlett
Packard refused to dismantle the operation and, therefore, continues to
perpetuate degrading and derogatory content directly linked to Chubby Checker.
The "app" adversely affects Chubby Checker's brand and value and if allowed to
continue, will cause serious damage to the Plaintiff's goodwill and will
tarnish his image that he has worked to maintain over the last 50 years. The
lawsuit alleges that the egregious and flagrant acts of Hewlett Packard and
Palm, Inc., if not stopped immediately, will permit Defendants to enjoy
profits to which they are not entitled.
"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," commented Gary. "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. The Defendants have marketed Chubby Checkers' name on their product
to gain a profit and this just isn't right," continued Gary.
Gary is no stranger to seeking justice. Gary and his legal team are known for
taking on some of the nation's most powerful corporate giants, including the
funeral industry. In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a
record-breaking, half-billion dollars against one of the world's largest
funeral chains, The Loewen Group. In addition, Gary is noted for winning a
$240 million jury verdict in Orange County against the Walt Disney Corporation
for his clients who alleged that Disney stole their idea for a sports theme
park. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris
Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch.
Web site: http://www.garylawgroup.com
SOURCE Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.
Contact: Kori Searcy, Director, Public Relations or Stephanie Rivera, Public
Relations Coordinator, Phone: +1-772-283-8260 or +1-772-485-6565
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