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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 38mKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran


J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark


Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 5hLuisa Zargani


Lapo Elkann


Italian Paparazzo Upholds Lapo Elkann on Italian TV

While gossip surrounds the Italian entrepreneur, Italian paparazzo Max Scarfone said that a third person might have contacted the Agnelli family from the Kips Bay apartment.

clock December 1, 2016Alessandra Turra

Hermès Becomes Plaintiff in Case Against Former French Security Chief


Hermès Becomes Plaintiff in Case Against Former French Security Chief

The civil proceedings concern Bernard Squarcini, a former consultant to LVMH and previously head of French intelligence.

clock November 28, 2016Alex Wynne

Hedi Slimane


Next Round in Slimane’s Case Against Kering Set for February

Slimane is suing Kering for 9.3 million euros related to his minority shareholding in his former employer, in addition to the $13 million Kering was already ordered to pay him in application of a non-compete clause.

clock November 28, 2016Alex Wynne

American Apparel's factory and headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.


American Apparel Scanner Repair Vendor Pushes Back on Unpaid Bill

The company alleged in court documents a local scanner repair company is holding its equipment hostage as the critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday selling periods looms.

clock November 23, 2016Kari Hamanaka

Hedi Slimane


Hedi Slimane Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With Kering

A lawyer for the designer said he was “very satisfied” by the court’s decision to give him access to financial information on Saint Laurent.

clock November 7, 2016Joelle Diderich

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American Apparel Restructuring Adviser Seeks Court Order on $2M in Unpaid Fees

FTI, the firm brought on to help the company through its bankruptcy, alleges American Apparel owes it more than $2 million in administrative fees.

clock November 4, 2016Kari Hamanaka


Italy’s Bourse Watchdog Deliberates Administrative Measure Concerning Antonio Belloni

CONSOB claims Belloni revealed reserved and sensitive information to an investment firm based in Switzerland at the time of LVMH’s acquisition of Bulgari.

clock November 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Homeland Security Investigations


Industry Authorities Discuss Fighting Counterfeiting in the Digital Age at New York Law School Symposium

Protecting fashion brands from increasingly sophisticated counterfeiters is challenging as ever in the digital age.

clock October 24, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

Nanette Lepore


Nanette Lepore Files Lawsuit Against Bluestar Alliance

Fashion designer Nanette Lepore accuses Bluestar of breach of contract and “shoddy” licensed products.

clock October 23, 2016Kristi Ellis

Saverio Moschillo


Saverio Moschillo Fights Back for Richmond

The entrepreneur released a note underscoring his intention to protect his rights.

clock October 20, 2016Sandra Salibian

Lotte Group's chairman, Shin Dong-bin, center, was indicted on charges of embezzlement and tax evasion.


Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin Indicted For Embezzlement

The Seoul Prosecutors’ Office announced the charges after a four-month investigation, state media reported.

clock October 19, 2016Tiffany Ap

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Supreme Court Hears Samsung, Apple Patent Infringement Damages Case

Fashion designers support Apple and outline concerns about the potential for the case to hurt fashion and broader design patents.

clock October 11, 2016Kristi Ellis

Hedi Slimane


Kering Declines Comment on Report of Hedi Slimane Lawsuit

French news agency AFP said the designer is asking for a variable compensation payout and the application of a partnership agreement.

clock October 6, 2016Joelle Diderich

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Jury Awards Tiffany $5.5 Million in Costco Suit

Punitive damages in the suit, which began in 2013, are expected to be determined next week.

clock September 30, 2016Evan Clark

The U.S. Supreme Court.


Supreme Court to Hear Case on Credit Card Fees

The case could have implications for retailers embroiled in a separate legal battle against credit card companies over swipe fees.

clock September 29, 2016Kristi Ellis

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