CrossFit Rival Drops Defamation Suit, Citing Discovery Costs

Law360 (November 29, 2018, 1:23 PM EST) -- The National Strength and Conditioning Association moved to voluntarily withdraw its defamation suit against competitor CrossFit Inc. on Thursday in California state court, citing the "unusual and extraordinary" expenses caused by an order that forced the organization to hire a forensic accounting firm in the wake of several discovery violations.

In a statement provided to Law360, NSCA executive director Michael Massik described the bid to withdraw as strictly a "business decision" that has nothing to do with the merits of the NSCA's case against CrossFit.

"The NSCA continues to believe that it was defamed and its reputation harmed by false published...

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