Exercise Org. Urges Judge To Trim Sanctions In CrossFit Suit

By Matthew Perlman (June 26, 2017, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The National Strength and Conditioning Association asked a California federal judge on Friday to rethink sanctions issued against it in a false advertising suit filed by CrossFit Inc., saying there's no evidence that the organization intentionally withheld documents.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino issued an order imposing issue and adverse inference sanctions against NSCA last month, in a suit accusing it of publishing misleading injury data to turn potential customers away from CrossFit and toward NSCA-certified strength coaches and personal trainers. CrossFit had filed a bid for terminating sanctions contending the group intentionally failed to provide requested documents that were...

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