Nike: Strikes Settlement with Shawne Merriman ... In 'Lights Out' War
NikeStrikes Settlement with Shawne Merriman... In 'Lights Out' War
2/11/2016 12:15 PM PT
The battle over "Lights Out" is officially over ... with Nike and ex-NFL star Shawne Merriman striking a settlement agreement after Merriman had filed an $18 MILLION lawsuit against the company.
Merriman -- who's nicknamed "Lights Out" and created his own Lights Out clothing brand years ago -- initially filed the suit back in 2014 ... claiming Nike violated his trademark by creating their own "Lights Out" clothing line.
At the time, he demanded more than $18 million in damages.
But now, the two sides have ended the legal battle -- filing a joint motion to dismiss the suit in a United States District Court.
A rep for Merriman says the two sides are on good terms -- and issued the following statement:
"Nike and Shawne Merriman’s Lights Out Brand have amicably resolved their ongoing dispute, with the sportswear giant wishing Merriman’s Lights Out brand 'great success.'"