NikE, Mark Lasky Settle Lawsuit

The parties to Kasky v. Nike agreed on Friday to settle the case, with Nike contributing $1.5 million to the Fair Labor Association. Mark Kasky’s suit against Nike had reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which in June sent the case back to the California courts, where it was likely to linger. The suit was initiated following statements Nike made in 1997 about its factories in Asia and an ad that claimed Nike was doing a good job with overseas labor. Kasky argued that Nike’s disclaimers about the conditions at its factories constituted false advertising under California law.