Judge Throws Out Louis Vuitton's Suit Against The Hangover 2
Six months ago, Louis Vuitton filed suit against The Hangover 2 for a scene in which Zach Galifianakis' character says of his 'LVM'-emblazoned bag, "Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton," when of course, it's a fake. The bag in question was in fact produced by Diophy, a group of U.S. and Chinese companies peddling knockoffs, which Vuitton successfully won suit against in 2010. Using it in the movie, Vuitton claimed, would cause "consumer confusion," and the luxury brand wanted some serious payback--profits from Hangover 2, triple damages, and the destruction of all copies of The Hangover Part II, to be exact. But fans of the film fear not: A judge threw out the case yesterday, calling Vuitton's allegations “not plausible” or “particularly compelling," according to WWD.