Michael Jordan is seeking $5 million in damages after a grocery store included his name and number in a congratulatory advertisement in 2009, according to the Chicago Tribune.
On the bright side for Jordan, federal Judge Milton Shadur has already ruled that Dominck's grocery store is liable for using his name and image, but Shadur doesn't agree with the fair-market price that Jordan's lawyers have set.
“I thought the demand was greedy,” Shadur said of the lawsuit. The advertisement in question was included as a one-page ad in a Sports Illustrated issue applauding Jordan's induction into the Hall of Fame. The ad also included a $2-off coupon for a steak.
For what it's worth, Jordan's lawyers have also said that after the legal fees, any damages won would likely go to charity.
I'll admit, Jordan is a greedy individual but if he wants to use that $5 million in damages to make sure that Howard and Paul find their way to Charlotte; then I don't two sh*ts about how greedy he is.