Saturday, August 1, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Dispute Over Olympic Performance

I'll be filling it in all month:

"Former Olympian sues in endorsement dispute" by Callum Borchers Globe Staff  July 24, 2015

Swimming legend Dara Torres, who defied her age by winning three Olympic medals at 41, is now in a legal battle that stems from pitching anti-aging creams and supplements, of all things.

Torres, 48 and living in Dover, claims in a lawsuit that her endorsement of products made by Vestiage Inc. prompted another company she endorses, compression sleeve maker Tommie Copper Inc., to wrongfully terminate her five-year, $1.5 million deal with that company.

In a complaint filed this week in federal court in Boston, the 12-time Olympic medalist alleges that Tommie Copper broke off their agreement by claiming that Vestiage creams and nutritional supplements qualify as “performance drugs.” Torres’s contract with Tommie Copper barred her from endorsing any other sports performance or apparel products, including performance drugs.

Despite notifying Torres of the contract termination in a July 13 letter, Tommie Copper continues to use her name and likeness to promote its line of sleeves, socks, and other apparel, according to the complaint.

An attorney for Torres declined to comment on the case, and Torres could not be reached. Spokespeople for Tommie Copper and Vestiage did not respond to requests for comment.... 

I never go swimming, so....


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