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COVID-19-Era Retail Bankruptcies and the Rent Flashpoints

The Pier 1 and True Religion bankruptcies show retailers and landlords struggling to find balance during the pandemic.

clock April 29, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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The Coronavirus Lawsuits Are Coming

Legal experts predict a wave of coronavirus litigation, mainly from employees, against companies staying operational during the pandemic.

clock April 24, 2020Kali Hays

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Victoria’s Secret Files Complaint Against Sycamore Partners

The lingerie retailer says the private equity firm needs to pay up.

clock April 23, 2020Kellie Ell

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As COVID Imperils Deals, M&A Contracts May Include More Backstops

The uncertainty around the Victoria’s Secret deal means companies will seek tighter contract language to factor in the pandemic.

clock April 23, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Fashion Nova to Pay $9.3M to Settle With FTC Over Shipping Delays

The fashion brand’s resolution with the Federal Trade Commission will pay for refunds to customers.

clock April 21, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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True Religion’s Bankruptcy Filings Reflect New COVID-19 Realities

The apparel brand made an unusual request to delay rent payments, showing how retailers may navigate Chapter 11 during an unstable time.

clock April 14, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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COVID-19: What Should Employers Know About Legal Protections for Workers?

The interplay between federal and state laws, and between the President and state governors, is confusing to many American employers, and even more so to foreign companies doing business in the United States.

clock April 13, 2020Cynthia Martens

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Walmart Sued Over Coronavirus Death of Longtime Worker

An Illinois Walmart has seen two employees die from the coronavirus. The lawsuit appears the first to try and make an employer responsible.

clock April 7, 2020Kali Hays

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L’Oréal Tops Trademark Applications

Shiseido, Abercrombie & Fitch Europe and Louis Vuitton were second, third and fourth, respectively, in the number of trademark applications made last year, a study found.

clock April 7, 2020John Zarocostas

How Coronavirus Is Impacting the Fashion Industry

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Bankruptcy? Not So Fast

For retailers in financial trouble, skittish lenders and the indeterminate timing of store closures can vex decision-making.

clock March 31, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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New York AG Wants Labor Probe Over Amazon Firing Corona Protestor

Attorney general Letitia James called Amazon’s firing of a worker who organized a walkout over coronavirus concerns “immoral and inhumane.”

clock March 30, 2020Kali Hays

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As Trump Signals Return to Work, Retailers Face Uncertain Choices

Retailers navigating new state and local rules during the coronavirus pandemic face uncertainty amid the President’s more gung-ho stance.

clock March 25, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Service Providers: Fashion and Retail’s Lawyers

The industry’s attorneys say clients are most worried about finances, rent due on store leases and handling layoffs during the pandemic.

clock March 24, 2020Sindhu Sundar

What to Know About Coronavirus’ Impact in New York City

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Coronavirus-related Shutdowns Spark More Questions on Pay

As states around the U.S. scramble to restrict public places in order to slow the pandemic, many workers face questions about pay.

clock March 16, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Barneys Vendors Dodge Specter of Clawback Suits 

A bankruptcy court blocked potential payment recovery suits against creditors who got paid soon before the retailer’s Chapter 11 filing.

clock March 10, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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