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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

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

Washington

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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