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Nike Ends Short-Lived Row Over Ex-Designer's Move

Law360, Los Angeles (December 9, 2015, 8:43 PM EST) -- Nike settled with a senior-level designer it had sued after he jumped ship to Ralph Lauren on Wednesday, closing out the noncompete and trade secrets suit just two days after it was filed in Oregon federal court.

The lawsuit against Matthew Millward, the latest by the athletic wear giant against designers who took their talents elsewhere, had accused the designer of violating a one-year noncompete and nondisclosure agreement with his former employer, court records show. The company didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but a docket...
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Case Information

Case Title

Nike, Inc. v. Millward et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Contract: Other Contract Actions


John V. Acosta

Date Filed

December 7, 2015

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