NEW YORK — Bankruptcy Court Judge Tina Brozman Tuesday ordered Albert Nipon and The Leslie Fay Cos. to meet with a mediator to settle their differences involving Nipon’s desire to use his name as part of a label for apparel.
Albert Nipon said in court that Leslie Fay has been threatening to sue him if his name appears on any line of apparel without Leslie Fay’s authorization.
Nipon, who at one time had his own manufacturing firm, sold the company and name to Leslie Fay in 1988. Paul Rosen, attorney for Nipon, said Nipon understands he no longer can use the Albert Nipon name alone but argued that Nipon should be able to use his name as an individual in conjunction with another firm. — Fairchild News Service