PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle) – A pimp has filed a lawsuit against Nike for their reported failure to include a warning label on the Jordan shoes that he used to assault another person.
According to The Oregonian, 26-year-old Sirgiorgiro Clardy is suing the sports clothing retailer for $100 million for not warning owners of the shoes that they would be dangerous if used as a weapon.
“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held [sic] by potentially dangerous product …” the claim, written by Clardy, noted. “Do [sic] to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering.”
In addition to the money, Clardy wants a Multnomah County judge to force Nike to include a label that alerts future customers as to the “potentially dangerous” nature of “Nike and Jordan merchandise.”
Clardy was sentenced to 100 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of second-degree assault last year. During the June 2012 attack, Clardy stomped on the face of the victim, which resulted in the need for stitches and plastic surgery.
He had also been found guilty of robbing the victim, and of beating an 18-year-old woman he forced into prostitution. The Oregonian learned that her injuries were severe enough to cause bleeding from her ears.
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