Kitson Founder Files New Lawsuit

Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit in July against its former executive Christopher Lee, lender Salus Capital Partners LLC, HGI Asset Management Holdings LLC and Spencer Spirit Holdings LLC.

CFA Breaks Down Intellectual Property Landscape

The California Fashion Association broke down an ever-widening field of intellectual-property issues for a group of apparel manufacturers and retailers at a recent strategy session featuring several legal and insurance experts.

Disabled Worker Wins Discrimination Case Against Citizens of Humanity

In a court case that took more than three weeks to argue, a 61-year-old employee who felt he was wrongfully dismissed after a shoulder injury limited his ability to work won a major verdict against his employer, Citizens of Humanity.

Apparel Manufacturer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Hiding Income in Israeli Banks

Masud Sarshar, known for taking a heritage workwear brand and converting it into a colorful pants collection under the Dickies Girl label, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for hiding more than $21 million in income and $2.5 million in interest in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes.

New California Laws Alter Workplace Rules in 2017

A new year ushers in a host of new laws the state legislature passed and now take effect on Jan. 1.

Louis Vuitton Loses Copyright Appeal With Los Angeles Bag Company

The big French luxury handbag maker Louis Vuitton Malletier hasn’t had much luck convincing a judge that a California tote-bag company that parodies fancy designer handbags is violating copyright law.

Hanjin Shipping Files Legal Papers to Help Unload Cargo at LA Ports

Cargo containers stuck on Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels anchored beyond the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be unloaded soon.

Forever 21 Sues Brandy Melville for Copyright Infringement

In the world of copyright lawsuits, the tables have turned with Forever 21 stepping up to sue a fellow teen retailer for allegedly knocking off a fabric print that Forever 21 said it copyrighted nearly two years ago.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers


Walk into a Zara store in the United States and you will find that the price tags on the clothes are marked in euros, the currency for the European Union, with a sticker placed over it with the price in U.S. dollars.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zara for Allegedly Overcharging U.S. Shoppers

A Los Angeles consumer has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit against Spanish retailer giant Zara maintaining that U.S. consumers are being charged incorrectly for Zara merchandise priced in euros.

Kitson’s Fraser Ross Sues Former Business Partner

In 2011, Fraser Ross hired Chris Lee to turn the Kitson chain of boutiques into a global brand.

Industry Voices: Avoiding A Writ of Attachment: A Buyer’s Guide to Rejecting Non-conforming Goods

The formidable Writ of Attachment is a popular tool among plaintiffs in California collection actions. A Writ of Attachment allows a plaintiff to turn its unsecured claim into a secured one by placing a judicial lien on the defendant’s assets—even before the case goes to trial.

Long-Time LA Garment Manufacturer Charged With Hiding Income at Israeli Banks to Avoid Paying Taxes

Masud Sarshar, known for taking an ordinary workwear brand and converting it into a colorful array of pants called Dickies Girl, has been charged by the federal government with hiding more than $21 million in income in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes on it.

Benjamin Seigel Joins Greenberg & Bass

Longtime apparel-industry attorney Benjamin S. Seigel has joined Greenberg & Bass LLP as senior counsel to the firm, based in Los Angeles’ Encino area.

Industry Voices: Sellers Beware: The Ever-Shrinking Copyright Coverage in Your Insurance Policy

Many players in the apparel industry face tremendous exposure from copyright-infringement lawsuits. Every day, copyright holders (plaintiffs) file dozens of lawsuits against apparel manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, alleging that the goods they manufacture, distribute, advertise and sell infringe on a plaintiff’s copyrighted design.

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