USA: Tennis Star Hingis' Shoe Lawsuit Dismissed
Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis has had her $40 million lawsuit against an Italian sports shoe company whose footwear allegedly hurt her feet thrown out by a US court.
A judge in New York dismissed the case between Hingis and Sergio Tacchini on the grounds that similar legal action is pending in Italy.
Hingis, who in 1996 signed a $5.6m deal with Tacchini, filed the lawsuit in 1999 claiming its shoes damaged her feet during the US Open. Tacchini had earlier sued the star for not wearing its apparel at a match.
The case is now expected to be heard in Milan in the next few months.
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