Famed baseball manager Tony La Russa has quietly dropped his high-profile and much-maligned lawsuit against Twitter over a snarky impersonator on the microblogging Web site. La Russa's lawyer wrote in a court filing that his client was dismissing the case, adding that "No payment was made by Twitter to La Russa in exchange for this dismissal." Legal observers were skeptical of the merits of the case, which appeared to be the first legal challenge to the popular San Francisco startup.
Baseball Manager La Russa Pulls Twitter Suit
July 7, 2009