Boris Berian lawsuit

Boris Berian lawsuit

June 17, 2016

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.
June 08, 2016

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.
June 08, 2016

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.
June 06, 2016

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
June 04, 2016

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."
May 21, 2016

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