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Sneaker wars heat up as designers face lawsuit

Nike accuses designers of breaching contracts, stealing trade secrets and making off with product designs
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 05:50

Star player Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the Mercury Superfly; Nike debuted the boots at a high-profile event in Madrid this spring.


THE massive heist from the world's biggest sportswear firm was, as Nike lawyers allege, an inside job.

Faking a broken laptop, one of the sneaker giant's top directors is said to have met secretly with an interloper to copy some of what a Nike lawsuit this week called

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