David 1, Goliath 0: Nike Has Dropped Its Lawsuit Against Boris Berian

Berian is now free to run for whomever he pleases at the 2016 US Olympic Trials.

LetsRun.com Legal Expert Weighs in On Today's Non-Decision by Judge Hernández in Nike vs Berian Lawsuit

An update from our legal expert.

Decision On Temporary Injunction Delayed To Wednesday June 29th After Boris Berian And Nike Square Off In Court In Portland

Breaking news from Oregon.

What Did Boris Berian Say Under Oath? Before They Square Off In Court Today, Boris Berian's Deposition Is Released

The case may be decided today when the two sides square off at 5 pm ET. *MB: Official Discussion Thread For Boris Berian’s Contract Dispute - Court Case is today at 5 pm ET

Court Filings Reveal That Nike's Proposed Contract To Boris Berian Was Full Of Reductions - Contract Could Even Be Terminated If Berian Was Injured And Didn't Compete For 180 Days

Court documents reveal that Nike certainly didn't agree to pay Berian a minimum of $375,000 over three years ($125,000 per year). Nike wanted to have the right to terminate the agreement entirely if Berian was injured and didn't compete for 180 days. If Berian got injured and only competed a handful of times and didn't make Worlds and wasn't ranked in the top 10 in the world, they wanted to be able to reduce his pay from $125,000 to $6,250. If he died or was permanently disabled, they also wanted to be able to cancel the deal. Berian says that's one reason why he doesn't want to run for Nike - the other is he doesn't like their shoes as he bombed out of USAs the first time he competed in them last year.

Boris Berian Lawsuit Update: One Week To Go Until Both Sides Square Off In Court; Nike's Proposed Contract That Reportedly Had 2 Pages Of Reductions In It Has Not Been Publicly Filed Yet

An update.

The Restraining Order That Nike Sought Against Boris Berian Is Now Out - Read It Here - Plus Under Penalty of Perjury Nick Symmonds, Jesse Williams and Sally Bergesen Support Berian

We've received the copy of the minute order from a legal expert and they provide a little analysis of what it all means. We also have copies of sworn affidavits in support of Berian from Jesse Williams, Nick Symmonds and Sally Bergesen. Under penalty of perjury, Williams said he's never signed an athlete to a contact with reductions in it in 12 + years at Brooks.

Nike Is Granted Temporary Restraining Order in Its Lawsuit Against Boris Berian

Nike got the 14-day temporary restraining order (TRO) it was seeking even though under the penalty of perjury New Balance's John Evans said his contractual offer to Berian had no reductions in it.

Pro Runners React To Boris Berian's Contract - Most Greatly Underestimated How Much He Was Offered

Boris Berian's Legal Team Files Its First Response To Nike Lawsuit - Alleges Nike's Legal Strategy Is "Clearly" Designed To Interfere With His Training

Things are heating up in the courtroom and a hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday. Meanwhile, the stress of it has caused Berian to pull out of his final two pre-Olympic Trials races. *MB: Official Discussion Thread For Boris Berian's Contract Dispute

New Court Filings Reveal What the Nike vs. Boris Berian Lawsuit Is Really About - The 'Dreaded' Reduction Clause

New court filings reveal that when Nike agreed to match the New Balance's offer to Boris Berian they then sent him a contract that included reduction clauses whereas the New Balance offer sheet did not mention them. Nike justified this by saying the clauses are "standard in track and field endorsement contracts."

Find Out What A Top Pro Track and Field Runner Makes: Boris Berian's New Balance Contract Offer Revealed

Get The Inside Scoop On Why Nike Is Suing World Indoor Champ Boris Berian For Breach Of Contract

We've read through the lawsuit and tell you why Nike, a company with a $95 billion market cap, is suing the guy who two years ago was working at McDonald's. Updated with statement from Merhawi Keflelzighi. *MB: Holy cow!! Nike just served Boris Berian at the Hoka One One Meet - They are suing him for breach of contract
Portland, Oregon
May 20, 2016 to June 28, 2016

Or should it be entitled Goliath v. David?

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