Olympic Gold Medalist Sues Volleyball Tournament Operator

Law360, New York (April 13, 2017, 1:45 PM EDT) -- Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings served a breach of contract suit in California state court on Tuesday, looking to score $150,000 she claims to be owed by volleyball tournament operator AVP Inc. for a sponsorship deal.

Walsh Jennings filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court over a three-year agreement she inked with AVP in February of 2013 for the company to use her name, likeness and “other indicia” of her identity in exchange for $450,000.

AVP made payments required by the agreement of $50,000 twice per year in 2013, 2014 and 2015, according to the complaint. But last year,...

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