$25M lawsuit against Nike heads to jury

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A verdict for the more-than $25 million whistleblower lawsuit is expected in a few days.

Douglas Ossanna, a former Nike electrician, says the footwear and apparel giant fired him in retaliation for reporting unsafe working conditions for electricians at Nike's roughly 600-acre Washington County campus.

Nike denies the allegations and says it fired Ossanna for playing a pickup basketball game on a court in the Bo Jackson Building when the facility was off-limits.

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