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Michael Lohan Jr. vows to fight $60M suit over shopping app
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Lohan family has a dismal track record when it comes to legal tangles, but Lindsay’s brother, Michael Lohan Jr., told The Post on Wednesday that he’s ready to fight a $60 million suit filed by a business partner over a shopping app. “I have full faith in the justice system,” he said after Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla set a trial date for next winter in Fima Potik’s case against Michael, Lindsay and another partner.
Potik accused the Lohans of stealing his idea for the fashion app Spotted Friend and starting their own company called Vigme. Michael Jr., 27, who, unlike his sister and parents, has a clean criminal record and graduated from Ithaca University with a finance degree, seemed nervous in court, wringing his hands while the judge spoke.
Scarpulla continued a restraining order that bars the Lohans from marketing their app while the case is pending.
She also told Potik to post a $100,000 cash bond to cover their losses if he doesn’t win the suit.
The Lohans’ lawyer, Ravi Batra, said he plans to countersue Potik if he can prove that Potik hadn’t even developed software for his online venture.
“It takes a lot of chutzpah for someone to say, ‘You stole my horse,’ when the horse isn’t even in the barn,” Batra quipped.
Meanwhile, Potik’s lawyer, Ken David, said the Lohans have repeatedly dodged scheduling their depositions.
“We are in the process of complying with discovery,” David said.
Lindsay, 28, did not accompany her younger brother to court on Wednesday.
When asked if Potik was trying to cash in on the Lohan name, Michael Jr., dressed in a gray wool coat and dark slacks, asked his lawyer to speak for him.
Potik is “a celebrity leech,” Batra said.
“Ravi’s right on point,” Michael Jr. added.