PEABODY, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE) March 25, 1996 A Massachusetts State Court has granted a motion Nike LeBron 11 for a preliminary injunction in favor of Hyde Athletic Industries Inc., maker of Saucony running shoes and apparel, against Reebok International Ltd. and Michellie Jones, one of the world’s premier triathlon athletes, who Reebok recently signed to an endorsement contract which Hyde alleges in its complaint, violates Hyde’s own, pre existing contract with Jones.The preliminary injunction prohibits Jones from, among other things, endorsing or promoting Reebok Jordan 10 Retro athletic footwear, including wearing such footwear in athletic competitions and public appearances, and prohibits Reebok from performing under any endorsement arrangement with Jones related to athletic footwear. It also prohibits Reebok from publishing, advertising or making any statement in words or images, suggesting that Reebok and Jones have an arrangement with respect to Reebok athletic Air Jordan 16s footwear and requires Reebok immediately to cease and withdraw any such publications, advertisements or statements. The decision was issued on Friday, March 22, 1996, by Justice Carol S. Ball of the Massachusetts Superior Court in Salem, Mass.Hyde Filed its lawsuit against Air Jordan DMP Reebok and Jones on March 15, 1996 and a hearing on Hyde’s motion for preliminary injunction took place on March 18, 1996. In its complaint, Hyde alleges, among other things, that Jones violated her contract with Hyde by accepting an offer and entering into an agreement with Reebok related to athletic Air Jordan 10 Retro footwear without honoring Hyde’s contractual right to match such an offer, and that Reebok improperly interfered with Hyde’s contract by entering into its agreement with Jones.In issuing the preliminary injunction, the Court concluded: “Hyde is likely to establish that Jones breached her contract with Hyde by failing to give Hyde the opportunity to match Reebok’s offer, and that Reebok interfered with Jones’ contract with Hyde.”Hyde Athletic Industries Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad line of performance oriented athletic footwear products for adults under the Saucony and Spot bilt brand names and outdoor recreational products for children and young adults under licensed names, such as Barbie, Playskool and Franklin, as well as Brookfield and other proprietary names of the company. The company’s Saucony products include running, walking, cross training and outdoor trail shoes. The company’s Spot bilt products include footwear for coaches and officials. The principal Brookfield products are roller skates and roller hockey skates for children and young adults.