Ossanna v. Nike–2014

Ossanna v. Nike–2014
September 7, 2015 Serena Morones

Multnomah County Circuit Court


Former Nike Employee Douglas Ossanna sued Nike Inc., claiming wrongful termination. Ossanna claimed $572,000 in economic damages for lost earnings and $25 million in punitive damages.


Nike asked the Morones Analytics team to evaluate Mr. Osanna’s earnings and benefits after his departure from Nike, to determine if his damage claims could be supported with financial evidence.


The Morones Analytics team concluded that Mr. Osanna did not suffer damages because he actually earned more after he became a regular union employee than he had earned at Nike, due to substantial union benefits. Ms. Morones presented compelling graphics at trial, comparing his earnings after he left Nike to his earnings while working at Nike. The jury found for Nike on liability claims in the case.


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