Chubby Checker and Hewlett-Packard settle penis measurement app lawsuit

Rock’n’roll singer famous for The Twist had been seeking half a billion dollars over the penis-measuring app.

Rock’n’roll star Chubby Checker, best known for his 1960 version of The Twist, has settled the 2013 lawsuit he brought against Hewlett-Packard over a “penis-measuring” app.

Checker, real name Ernest Evans, had been seeking half a billion dollars from Hewlett-Packard for “irreparable damage and harm” caused by the Chubby Checker, an app for Hewlett-Packard’s Palm OS platform.

The settlement agreement has not been disclosed, and neither side has accepted liability, but Hewlett-Packard has apparently agreed not to use the singer’s stage name, related trademarks, or likeness on their products.

Checker had claimed in 2013 that the penis-measuring app had violated the Communications Decency Act, a claim which was thrown out of federal court in August last year. His claim against trademark infringement, however, was allowed to proceed and was scheduled for October.

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Some estimates showed it had just been downloaded just 84 times at a cost of $0.99.

 

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