Jury sides with Nike in whistleblower trial

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Multnomah County jury ruled in favor of the company in a $27 million lawsuit.

Douglas Ossanna, a former Nike electrician, claimed the footwear and apparel giant (NYSE: NKE) fired him after he reported unsafe working conditions for electricians. Nike denied the allegations and said it fired Ossanna for playing a pickup game of basketball in the Bo Jackson Building when the facility was off limits.

After more than a day of deliberations, the jury sided with Nike.

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