Former Chicago Bull Michael Jordan is on the witness list for an upcoming civil trial on the use of his identity in an advertisement.
A Wednesday filing in Chicago federal court includes Jordan’s name as one of 13 potential witnesses. The trial stems from a lawsuit the six-time NBA champion brought against the now defunct Dominick’s Finer Foods LLC.
The five-year-old case goes to trial Aug. 11. It’s unclear if Jordan would testify in person or by video. It’s also possible Jordan will not testify at trial.
Jordan sued the grocery chain after it invoked his name and persona without permission in a 2009 magazine ad. It congratulated him on his Hall of Fame induction and offered a $2-off coupon
The court found Dominick’s liable. The lingering issue is damages.