La Russa Drops Lawsuit Against Twitter

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa speaks during a news conference announcing he will return as Cardinals manager Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in St. Louis. La Russa will return for his 13th season as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals with a two-year contract after a difficult year in which his team failed to play .500 ball. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has
quietly dropped his lawsuit against the social networking site Twitter Inc.

A one-paragraph statement filed June 26 with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco says La Russa had dropped all claims - and that San Francisco-based Twitter did not compensate him in exchange.

Calls and e-mails to La Russa's and Twitter's attorneys, and to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, were not immediately returned Tuesday.

La Russa's lawsuit alleged trademark infringement, "cybersquatting" and misappropriation of his name. It claimed an unauthorized page that used his name caused emotional distress by making light of his DUI charge and the deaths of two Cardinals pitchers in recent seasons