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Lindsay Lohan ordered to stop working on app by judge

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Lindsay Lohan preventing her from working on her fashion app while she is embroiled in a legal battle with a website developer.

The Mean Girls star was hit with a $60 million lawsuit by Fima Potik, who claims Lohan and her brother Michael, Jr. worked with him on the idea for celebrity fashion website Spotted Friend but stole the concept and created an "identical" cell phone app called Vigme with a rival company.


Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla issued a temporary restraining order on Friday (31Oct14), which stops both Lindsay and Michael from working on Vigme. They cannot launch, promote or market the product.


The Lohans' attorney Ravi Batra tells New York Post gossip column Page Six that the order simply "preserves the status quo" until they can file court papers, which will allegedly prove "that Fima is an inept plagiariser who fraudulently induced Lindsay, Mike and (their pal) Chris to join him with (false) representations that he would have a product-recognizing app by June 2013 - an app he still hasn't created."


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the siblings will be able to challenge the order at the next hearing, which the judge has ruled will take place no later than 20 November (14).