Could cost the former “SNL” star more than $90K in damages over tickets
Comedian Jon Lovitz is a big Dodgers fan, willing to shell out tens of thousands each year to catch the local nine in action.
But his fandom may land the barrel-shaped funnyman in court.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are suing Lovitz for allegedly failing to pay for his season tickets, according to a breach of contract lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.
The comedian, who has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger games in the past, purportedly owes the Dodgers $95,400 for three dugout seats.
The Dodgers also are seeking attorney’s fees and interest on the damages they contend Lovitz owes.
Representatives for Lovitz did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Jerome Jackson, an attorney for the Dodgers, declined to comment.
In 2008, Lovitz entered into a three-year contract for three premium seats for all games played at Dodger Stadium. As part of that contract, Lovitz agreed to pay a 3 percent increase on those tickets for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, according to the suit.
In April of this year, the Dodgers canceled the former "Saturday Night Live" star’s tickets because of non-payment.
(Pamela Chelin contributed to this article.)