Sports Illustrated shuffle sparks litigation against 5-Hour Energy mogul

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The lawyers of the 5-hour energy mogul will soon get some billable hours of energy.

Via Benjamin Mullin new York TimesThe owner of Sports Illustrated sued Manoj Bhargava on Monday, arguing he is owed $48.75 million in connection with the breakdown of their relationship. Sports Illustrated and Arena Group, which is owned by Bhargava. Authentic Brands Group, which is owned by S.I The estate, also claims Bhargava is owed damages for the alleged breach S.I Copyright and Trademark.

Minute Media recently assumed control Sports Illustrated and website. The change has created short-term oddities, such as Albert Breer’s NFL content. Appearing on the Athlon Sports website,

Athlon Sports. A name you probably haven’t heard since buying an NFL season preview magazine at the grocery store. in 1998.

That will likely change soon, as Breyer and others who previously worked for Arena Group will move to Minute Media and return to

The whole thing is sad, both for those currently adrift in a game of corporate hopscotch and also for those who remember when Sports Illustrated It had such a strong presence that it seemed as if its prominence would never end.

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