In yet another "Jersey Shore" lawsuit, a landlord is suing Jenni "JWoww" Farley and a production company for more than $450,000 in damages.
The landlord, Stuart Levine, claims he began renting a New Jersey home to JWoww more than a year before she became famous on MTV's "The Jersey Shore," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
But once the show took off, the rented home was used as a filming location without permission, Levine claims in his lawsuit. He's also suing for property damage.
JWoww's landlord Stewart Levine wants compensation for the unauthorized filming, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Levine's lawsuit also names 495 Productions, which produces "The Jersey Shore."
The lawsuit by JWoww's former landlord alleges breach of contract, and apparently claims that filming a reality TV show on the premises was not an agreed-upon use for the property. JWoww's rented home was filmed for at least five episodes of "The Jersey Shore," Levine asserts.
Levine insists JWoww and 495 Productions were unjustly enriched by their alleged contract breach. Unjust enrichment occurs when one party reaps a benefit at another party's expense; to make things fair, a court may order restitution.
The landlord's suit also claims conversion, apparently alleging that his rental property was so damaged that he deserves compensation. The landlord sure seems to be making a lot of allegations -- but other than physical repair bills, did he suffer any actual damages? A judge will likely have to make that call.
JWoww's former landlord filed his lawsuit Monday in a New York court, according to The Hollywood Reporter. JWoww, who was previously targeted in another lawsuit over the design of her tanning lotion bottles, has started filming a "Jersey Shore" spinoff with fellow cast member Snooki, the gossip site PerezHilton.com reports.
- Jenni 'JWoww' Farley's Landlord Sues Over Use of His Home in 'Jersey Shore' (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Breach of Contract Claims in New Jersey: Available Damages (FindLaw)
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- Jersey Shore's JWoww Sued: Stole Tanning Bottle Design (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)