By  on March 20, 2009

WASHINGTON — Outerwear firm Andrew Marc has reached a settlement with the Humane Society of the U.S. in a lawsuit the group filed last year over alleged false advertising and mislabeling of fur garments.

The Humane Society said Andrew & Suzanne Company Inc., which does business as Andrew Marc, agreed to phase out the use of raccoon dog fur in its Andrew Marc and Marc New York lines and to change its labeling process, according to a statement by the Humane Society. As part of the settlement, the company also endorsed proposed legislation that would close a loophole in federal law allowing garments to be sold without labels disclosing the use of fur.

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