Sinatra sues for $ 1 million
Sinatra sues over name use by developer LOS ANGELES (AP) -Singer Frank Sinatra has filed a $1 million suit against a land developer for using his name in real estate advertisements. Sinatra's suit, filed in Superior Court, alleges that Creative Financial Corp. of West Los Angeles used the singer's name to advertise a Cathedral City shopping center located on Frank Sinatra Drive. ' "Our attorneys say that if you use the name of the street, no one can stop you from doing that," said Creative Financial's president, Burton Lefton. Sinatra's suit says the developer was twice asked to stop using the name "Frank Sinatra Drive Center" on a sign promoting the shopping mall but the company refused both times. Fred Skidmore, a spokesman for the singer, said Sinatra never offers comment on current litigation.