Closing arguments planned Friday for Michael Jordan trial

Closing arguments planned Friday for Michael Jordan trial

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.


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CHICAGO (AP) — Closing arguments have been delayed a day in a federal civil trial to decide how much money a grocery-store chain owes former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan.

Court documents filed Thursday show closing arguments will begin Friday. The lawyers and judge are planning to meet Thursday, when they will go through jury instructions. Jurors will begin deliberating after closings are completed.

The trial stems from a lawsuit the six-time NBA champion brought against the now-defunct Dominick's Finer Foods for using his name in a 2009 steak ad.

Jordan, his agent and one of his marketing executives took the stand during testimony. They argued that each use of his name is worth at least $10 million. Dominick's says that's too high when it's only his name that is used.

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