Reuters reports six judges of the New York Court of Appeals have upheld a lower court's ruling rejecting Lohan's claim that Take-Two Interactive Software abused her privacy rights in their popular title Grand Theft Auto V.
She claimed at the time that the character of Lacey Jones not only looked like her, but also had a similar sounding voice and wore clothes that resembled her own clothing line.
But the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the satirical representations of "a modern, beach-going" young woman are not identifiable as Lohan.
At the time, legal expert Zachary Strebeck noted in his Gamasutra blog that "under NY publicity rights law, "any recognizable likeness, not just an actual photograph" is protected". However, a NY court disagreed.
The court rejected Lohan's appeal by a 6-0 vote, saying that Take-Two Interactive Software Inc's depictions were "nothing more than cultural comment", and thus the company owed Lohan no damages.
While the New York Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled video game avatars could indeed violate a person's right to privacy and should be treated the same, legally speaking, as images in photographs, they also ruled that wasn't the case when it came to Lohan and GTAV.
Lohan's movies include 1998's "The Parent Trap" and 2004's "Mean Girls", but acting roles became harder to find following legal and other problems.
Misuse of the system or not, Lohan has ventured into quite a few courtrooms over the years. Pitbull's lyrics stated: "So, I'm tip-toein', to keep flowin', I got it locked up, like Lindsay Lohan", and Lohan was not able to win her cases against the conservative news network or the entertainer. The actress parted ways with those lawyers, but as Hollywood Reporter pointed out, her new legal team somehow misspelled her first name as "Lindsey" in one court document. Lohan has, of course, had her share of run-ins with police. "Rather, she's a notorious recidivist who obviously had high-powered attorneys at the ready during her darkest days".