Chubby Checker Sues HP
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.
I spoke with HP, which sent me the company's official response:
"The application was removed in September 2012 and is no longer on any Palm or HP hosted web site."
We'll get you more details as they become available.
--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.
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