Michael Jordan Wins Lawsuit, Donates Proceeds To 23 Charities

Michael Jordan
FILE - In this April 16, 2014, file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan watches an NBA basketball game between the Bobcats and the Chicago Bulls in Charlotte, N.C. The six-time NBA champion is scheduled to appear Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in federal court in Chicago for the start of a civil trial and will later testify on the unauthorized use of his identity. A court already ruled a grocery-story chain used his identity without permission in a magazine ad and so the unresolved legal issue is damages. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

CHICAGO (AP) – Michael Jordan has picked 23 Chicago-area charities to receive gifts from his legal settlements with the Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s Finer Foods grocery chains.

The former Chicago Bulls star announced Tuesday that the groups that will receive the net proceeds from the settlements include the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, The Ounce of Prevention Fund and After School Matters, an arts and education program.

Jordan didn’t disclose the size of the donations because terms of the settlements haven’t been released.

However, a jury in August awarded Jordan $8.9 million from now-defunct Dominick’s.

The case involved the use of Jordan’s name by Dominick’s and Jewel-Osco in 2009 Sports Illustrated ads that congratulated the six-time NBA champion on his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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