Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan and her brother Michael Lohan Jr are not allowed to carry out activities related to their e-commerce app Vigme after a former business partner claimed that the siblings stole his idea to set a competing business.
The ex-partner Fima Potik filed a USD 60 million lawsuit on October 30, claiming breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and loyalty, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, reportedly.
Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla issued a temporary restraining order on October 31, preventing the pair from launching, promoting or marketing their app.
Lohan’s attorney Ravi Batra has commented on the temporary restraining order, saying that it only “preserves the status quo.”
The Lohans will file their own papers “backing up their claim that Fima is an inept plagiariser who fraudulently induced Lindsay, Mike and Chris to join him with [false] representations that he would have a product-recognizing app by June 2013 – an app he still hasn’t created.”
He also said, “Fima’s days of being a celebrity-leech are over.” Lohan and Potik’s legal battle started in 2013.