LIMITED’S EXPRESS TO GET NEW TRIAL
NEW YORK — A federal court judge has given The Limited’s Express Inc. unit a minor victory in its effort to overturn a 1995 jury award of $1.22 million.
Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that Express is entitled to a new trial to determine whether it should be forced to pay Banff Ltd. $200,685 in actual damages for Express’s actions in infringing on the copyright of a Banff sweater.
However, Judge Scheindlin let stand the jury’s verdict that Express should pay Banff $1.02 million for profits Express earned from the infringement.
In August, a jury ruled that Express was guilty of infringing on the copyright of Banff’s Aran fisherman’s sweater and found that Express should pay Banff for lost profits and for profits it pocketed. — Fairchild News Service