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NBA Player Sues Television Production Company

Key Facts

  • A two-time NBA Champion
  • An Olympic gold medalist
  • Appeared in more than 10 NBA All-Star Games

The Situation

The client, an American professional basketball player, sued a television production company and other parties for, among other things, commercially exploiting his trademark and brand without his consent. 

The Approach

After successfully prosecuting an action against the production company, our client was sued by a third party for tortious interference in regard to this individual’s contract with the production company. Our client prevailed on summary judgment and the adversary’s appeal was denied.

The Outcome

The production company settled the matter with our client, and his trademark and brand were never exploited.

Supporting Professionals

Tony Mulrain, a Member in the firm’s Litigation Practice and Co-chair of the Sports Law Practice, successfully represented this NBA star in this dispute with a production company.