By  on September 2, 2015

The next chapter in the ongoing legal dispute between Alex and Ani and Michael Mota, an executive who worked on the company’s behalf, is set for Oct. 27 in Providence Superior Court.

In response to a lawsuit filed by Mota, the Cranston, R.I.-based accessories company and its founder Carolyn Rafaelian are asking the dismissal of numerous counts. Rafelian, Alex and Ani, as well as its general counsel and senior vice president Suzanne Kelly, and Seven Swords Media are named in Mota’s suit. Started in 2004, Alex and Ani is now a company with 46 stores, 1,000-plus employees and sales that are said to be north of $230 million. A company spokeswoman declined to comment on the brand’s annual volume.

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