Unlike many legal settlements you read about, terms of condition were disclosed in the legal suit filed earlier this year against Donruss by MLB and MLB Properties for trademark infringement. The settlement "prohibits former Donruss executive Ann Powell from manufacturing . . . . any items depicting Major or Minor League players in uniform or with MLB trademarks."
Why is this ambiguous? Well for starters the suit was against Donruss as a company not Ann Powell as a person. Secondly, as a "former" employee why would she even be cited in the settlement? Third, since the time of the lawsuit, Donruss was purchased by Panini. When a company is bought that includes all of that company's assets AND liabilities, of which a pending or active lawsuit would be considered. So, again was the settlement with Ann Powell or Panini?
It appears to me the settlement has left more questions than answers.
A copy of the lawsuit and all court filings can be found here.
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