No one succeeds in America without suffering through a few lawsuits. It was true for John D. Rockefeller, it was true for Mark Zuckerberg, and now it’s true for the cast of Jersey Shore. This year, the show’s male mascot and demonic supervillain Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino filed suit against Abercrombie and his own flesh and blood. Now, female mascot and real-life cartoon Tasmanian devil Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is experiencing her own exciting experiment in litigation. In October, Snooki sued licensing company SRG Ventures, arguing that the company didn’t fulfill its obligation to her — or, in legal terms, “they didn’t make her as rich as The Situation” — and attempting to be released from her contract.
Now, as originally reported by the New York Post, SRG has filed a $7 million countersuit against Snooki, claiming that the reality star was negotiating with other companies behind its back. When contacted for comment, a representative for Snooki told EW, “Ms. Polizzi disputes SRG’s version of the facts and looks forward to her day in court.” I suspect that this is all just the beginning of a long spiral into an all-encompassing litigation quagmire, and eventually the various Jersey Shore courtroom dramas will all be corralled into one class-action lawsuit: The Jersey Shore cast versus the entire world. We better lawyer up, world.
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