Just one week after Nike filed to dismiss Jacobus Rentmeester’s lawsuit, a proposed schedule was filed on Tuesday in a Portland federal court.
The 17-page document, filed by attorneys for both sides, presents proposed timelines for the case with the start date being June of next year.
That being said, it is possible the case won’t even make it to court.
Should Nike have its way and the recent motion for dismissal will be accepted, Rentmeester’s case won’t get to see the light of day.
However, if the court denies Nike’s motion, it is very possible that the company will try and settle the matter outside of court.
Other than the cost of a long trial, the risk of losing such a significant case could be so great that the Oregon giant might decide to cut its losses and minimize the PR damage.
Nike has also filed a motion asking that it be exempt from having to reveal details regarding the Jordan brand business, at least until after the court decides whether or not to allow the case to proceed. Should the case be headed to trial, it might be in Nike’s best interest to try and reach a reasonable settlement rather than having to disclose a chunk of its financials for the world (and its competitors) to see.
Until we hear more news, one way or another, you can get more details from the actual complaint:
[via Oregon Live]
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