PARIS — A court here will hand down its decision on Aug. 27 in the lawsuit brought by Balenciaga against its former designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, for remarks the fashion house claims were harmful to the company, parent Kering and shareholders.
The Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the civil case against Ghesquière and stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé. Neither attended the hearing. At the end of the day, presiding judge Christian Hours suggested the parties try to reach a settlement. Failing that, he would deliver the court’s verdict in August.
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