Judge Zloch upheld his order for Christensen Shipyards Ltd. to stop using Tiger Woods' name and photographs of his yacht, "Privacy", for financial gain, as well as denied the shipbuilder's request to move the lawsuit from Florida to its home state of Washington. Tiger Woods filed suit against Christensen Shipyards Ltd. in October 2004, alleging that the company violated the terms of the sale by using his name, his wife's name and photographs of him and his yacht in promotional materials without his permission.
J. Douglas Baldridge, Tiger Woods' attorney, was pleased by the ruling. "We firmly believe that the evidence will show Christensen violated and exploited the Woods' valuable rights for the company's own commercial gain," he told the Boston Globe on September 26, 2005.
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