Ortiz sued by New York company for breach of contract

Updated: July 20, 2007, 10:41 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A sports memorabilia company sued Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz for $1 million Friday, claiming he breached a contract by failing to autograph a required number of items and appear at "meet-and-greet'' events.

Steiner Sports Marketing Inc. of New Rochelle, N.Y., said the company signed Ortiz to a contract to autograph 13,000 items, appear at public signing events, and to do these things exclusively for Steiner until Jan. 31, 2008.

"Ortiz has constantly remained ...

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