Michael Jordan Shoots To Revive Publicity Row In 7th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (October 23, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT) -- Aiming to revive Michael Jordan's right of publicity suit against Supervalu Inc., an attorney for the basketball star told the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that the grocery store giant's magazine spread referencing Jordan alongside its own trademarks constitutes commercial speech and is not protected by the First Amendment.

Frederick J. Sperling of Schiff Hardin LLP targeted an Illinois federal court's finding — and the defendants' argument on appeal — that the full-page display Supervalu and its Jewel Food Stores Inc. unit placed in a Sports Illustrated...
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