29 Apr '14, 1pm

Nike Sues Ex-Employees, Others Regarding Alleged Sale of Stolen Sample Sneakers

Earlier this month, we shared a report stating that a federal criminal investigation was under way focused on the internal theft of sample sneakers from Nike and the reselling of such product. Today, we find that Nike is suing the former employees alleged to be involved in the sample scheme. Nike has filed a federal lawsuit against former employees, Kyle Yamaguchi, Tung W. Ho, and Denise Yee, as well as Yamaguchi’s wife Shu-Chu Yamaguchi and sneaker reseller Jason Keating. The lawsuit lists trademark infringement, fraud, and breach of contract among the allegations, reports Oregon Live . A jury trial is sought and damages include the profits made from the sale of unauthorized samples. The scheme is said to have run from 2006 to 2014. According to the lawsuit, Yamaguchi worked as a Nike promotional product manager from 2006 to 2012. Yamaguchi was then replaced by Ho, who Ya...

Full article: http://www.nicekicks.com/2014/04/29/nike-sues-ex-employee...

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