Lawsuit: Sopranos Insults Italian-Americans

The Sopranos

The American Italian Defense Association is not seeking monetary damages or cancellation of the cable series, but wants a jury to declare that the show offends the dignity of Italian-Americans, attorney Enrico Mirabelli said.

HBO responded, saying the company was "very proud of The Sopranos. We're hardly alone in our assessment that the show is an extraordinary artistic achievement."

The group is suing Time Warner Entertainment Co. under the "individual dignity" clause of the Illinois Constitution.