Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|08-21-2015, 08:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Michael Jordan awarded $8.9M for store's use of his name
A jury on Friday ordered a defunct grocery store chain to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name without permission.
It was a big win for the former Chicago Bulls basketball player, who was smiling after the verdict was announced Friday night.
Jurors had to calculate how much the now-defunct grocery chain Dominick's should pay Jordan for invoking his name in an ad without permission. They sent one note to the judge, saying: "We need a calculator."
In his closing argument, Jordan attorney Frederick Sperling appealed to city pride, saying about Jordan as he sat nearby: "He gave us six (NBA) championships."
Jordan's lawyer suggested the ad was worth $10 million.
Dominick's attorney Steven Mandell said he's as proud as anyone about the championships Jordan brought to Chicago. But he said jurors should award him no more than $126,000.
Jordan testified earlier in the week that his image is precious to him, which is why he filed a lawsuit against Dominick's Finer Foods, which has acknowledged it wasn't authorized to use Jordan's image in a 2009 magazine ad. One witness testified that Jordan made $100 million from his identity last year, even though he last played in the NBA in 2003.
The ad, which ran in a commemorative edition of Sports Illustrated, congratulated Jordan on his Hall of Fame induction and included a $2-off coupon above a photograph of a sizzling steak.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Michael Jordan Motorsports||Cornerjunkie||General Discussion (Moto Related)||17||05-11-2011 03:59 PM|
|Michael Jordan and Ben Spies team up for Moto GP racing||CarbonJames||Taking it to the Track||2||11-04-2009 04:55 PM|