Wildfox CEO Sued for Sexual Exploitation

Jimmy Sommers, chief executive officer of the prominent Wildfox Couture LLC label, headquartered in Los Angeles, has been sued by a Florida woman who alleges Sommers offered fraudulent promises of employment in exchange for sex.

Apparel-Industry Attorneys Ezra and Seigel Launch Mediation Business

Apparel-industry veterans Ben Seigel and Robert Ezra have launched a mediation business tailor-made for the apparel and textile industry.

Quiksilver Loses in Trademark Case Over Kelly Slater VSTR Line

Quiksilver Loses in Trademark Case Over Kelly Slater VSTR Line

Surfwear giant Quiksilver splashed and crashed in a trademark infringement case that pitted its relatively new VSTR apparel line promoted by surfer Kelly Slater against a similar clothing label called Visitor.

Los Angeles Garment Maker Fined by State for Wage Violations

A downtown Los Angeles apparel contractor has been hit with a $282,582 citation

Joan Jett v. Hot Topic

Joan Jett v. Hot Topic

Singer Joan Jett filed suit against Hot Topic over the teen retailer’s Blackheart lingerie collection.

Damo Dropped From Forever 21 Suit

Forever 21 Inc. has dismissed Damo Textile in its case against several jobbers and off price retailers

Guess Wins Gucci Lawsuit in Italy

Guess Inc. has won the second round in a series of trademark cases it has been battling with Gucci.

Forever 21 Sues Discount Stores for Trademark Infringement

Los Angeles fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 is suing several jobbers and discount apparel stores in a case that could have resounding effects on the off-price merchandise market.

Social Media in the Workplace Is the New Water Cooler

As social media becomes more commonplace, a blurry line has formed between employees’ permissible use of sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to discuss work-related issues and employers’ policies regarding discussing company matters in online public forums.

StudioCL Loses Court Case Against Chinese Manufacturer

After deliberating for one day, a jury ruled on March 25 that StudioCLmust pay a Chinese manufacturer more than $400,000 for money the Los Angeles apparel maker still owes the garment factory.

OSHA Expanding Injury-Prevention Program Guidelines

California companies are required to have programs in place to reduce workplace injuries to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Injury and Illness Prevention Program, which is currently under review for a second phase of the program.

Importing Practices at the Center of StudioCL, Donshen Lawsuit

For more than 15 years, Los Angeles apparel manufacturers Carole Little and Leonard Rabinowitz bought tops, sweaters and dresses from a Hong Kong manufacturer they considered a reliable source.

Fashion Companies: A Step-by-Step Guide to Protection

In fashion, a company's brand, or its trademark, is the most important part of the company's image. Companies need to take branding very seriously because the clothing itself doesn't have as much meaning without the brand that is attached to it.

Forever 21 Subpoenaed by U.S. Labor Department for Factory List

After a series of raids on downtown Los Angeles garment factories suspected of underpaying their workers, federal authorities are demanding that Forever 21 produce documents that list the names of the LA garment factories used by the low-cost retail chain.

Value-Added Employment: Study Looks at U.S. Jobs Retained Despite Offshore Production

Just because apparel is made overseas, it doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of U.S. jobs that go into making a label.