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USTA's Lawsuit Against Olympus Given June 30 Trial Date

When the tennis world’s attention in late June is on the late-round play at Wimbledon, the USTA may have another distraction: a trial. The USTA’s lawsuit against Olympus Corp. for breaching its sponsorship agreement yesterday received a trial date of June 30, which is the same date as the women’s semifinals at Wimbledon. Olympus has also countersued the USTA. It is possible the two sides settle before the case reaches trial.

The USTA is seeking to enforce the last year of the U.S. Open and U.S. Open Series sponsorships, while Olympus wants a court order to break them, alleging the USTA violated terms of the agreements. The case is filed in New York State Supreme Court, Westchester division.
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