Tony La Russa Drops Suit Over Fake Twitter Account

Score one for Twitter in the legal battle over who is responsible for stopping social media imposters.

In May, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa sued Twitter after someone created a bogus account in his name that featured his photo and what he called “derogatory and demeaning” remarks.

After initially reporting that Twitter was going to reach a settlement with La Russa, the baseball manager’s lawyer filed a short statement in court on June 26 saying that he had dropped the suit–and that Twitter made no payment to him.

A Twitter spokeswoman and La Russa’s lawyer Gregory McCoy didn’t return calls or e-mails seeking comment.

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