Michael Jordan Says Grocer's Promo Isn't Protected Speech

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Michael Jordan on Tuesday protested an Illinois federal judge's finding that a 2009 Supervalu Inc.-sponsored magazine page featuring an unauthorized image of him was noncommercial speech protected by the First Amendment, and asked the court to reverse its ruling in his $5 million lawsuit against the grocer.

Jordan asked U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman to reconsider his February 15 opinion that said Supervalu and its Jewel Food Stores Inc. subsidiary were not advertising when they used a photo of Jordan's namesake basketball shoes in a commemorative...
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