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Russian Yahoo Hacker Has History of E-commerce Data Theft

A computer hacker allegedly behind the breach of 500 million Yahoo accounts has been on the government’s radar for years after data theft at three “major” e-commerce sites.

clock March 15, 2017Kali Hays

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Wal-Mart Facing $5.5M in Damages Over Worker Retaliation Claims

A Connecticut jury found that by repeatedly refusing to rehire a former manager who was laid off amid downsizing, Wal-Mart retaliated against discrimination claims.

clock March 14, 2017Kali Hays

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Iconix Brand Group Affiliate Umbro Sued by Two Licensees

The lawsuit was filed by two Umbro licensees, one for footwear and the other for intimate apparel.

clock March 14, 2017Vicki M. Young

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WWD Law Review: Forever 21 v. Adidas — and a Nail Salon

The fast-fashion retailer is taking on Adidas over alleged over-aggressive enforcement of the activewear brand’s three-stripe trademark.

clock March 10, 2017Julie Zerbo

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Louboutin, Tiffany Chime in on Converse Trade Dress Appeal

The brands didn’t take sides in Converse’s fight for broader protection of its All Star shoe design, but took issue with an underlying analysis of the company’s arguments.

clock March 10, 2017Kali Hays

Giorgio Armani

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Mission of Giorgio Armani Foundation Revealed

For the future of the brand, the foundation will “ensure the respect of values and principles: the management of activities in an ethic way with moral integrity and correctness, the priority of the continuous development at a global level of the Armani name, careful strategy of diversification of the company and its brands, maintaining consistency in the design of products, image and communication.”

clock March 9, 2017Luisa Zargani

A British parliamentary inquiry will examine working practices in e-tail fulfillment centers, among other issues.

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U.K. to Hold Hearing on E-tail Working Practices

The hearing also will look at allegations of sweatshoplike conditions in British apparel factories.

clock March 6, 2017Suna Erdem

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WWD Law Review: Full Disclosure on the Oscars Red Carpet, and Louboutin’s Red Soles

The week in legal action ranged from whether stars should disclose their red carpet deals to Alibaba blaming Chinese law for counterfeit products.

clock March 3, 2017Julie Zerbo

Mark Light ( of Mary Kay Jewelers)Neil Lane Jewelry Launch Party, Los Angeles, America - 22 Jul 2010Neil Lane Debuts New Collection With Kay Jewelers at Drai's at The W Hotel Hollywood

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Sterling Jewelers Pushes Back Against Accounts of Worker Harassment

The operator of Jared and Kay Jewelers said accounts of sexual harassment by female employees detailed in an ongoing discrimination case are “not substantiated.”

clock February 28, 2017Kali Hays

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Moose Knuckles Scores $52M Verdict Against Counterfeit Sites

The outerwear brand came out the victor against a network of Chinese sites selling counterfeit Moose Knuckles merchandise.

clock February 28, 2017Kali Hays

Wal-Mart Wal-Mex

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Wal-Mart Dodges Shareholder Suit Over Bribery in Mexico

A federal judge in New York said an investor suit was simply too little, too late.

clock February 27, 2017Kali Hays

Jimmy Choo boutique Milan

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WWD Law Review: Thrasher, Richemont and Coach’s Hangtag

Last week’s legal cases included a dispute between a skater bible and fast-fashion retailers, as well as domain battles involving Chinese sites and Jimmy Choo and Richemont.

clock February 27, 2017Julie Zerbo

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Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands Copyright Suit: A Fashion Primer

An intellectual property lawyer and professor weighs in on what the fashion industry may face after the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the only apparel copyright case it’s ever considered.

clock February 27, 2017Kali Hays

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Hustler Sues Fresno for Blocking New Retail Spot

The adult media company operates a retail chain selling lingerie and other goods and claims Fresno changed city rules in an effort to block a new location.

clock February 24, 2017Kali Hays

Rick Owens Paris Men's Fall 2017

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Rick Owens Pulls Dismissal Bid in Shareholder Suit

The company relied on arguments of improper jurisdiction, which were recently addressed by a 10 percent shareholder claiming she’s being forced out of her stake.

clock February 24, 2017Kali Hays

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