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Dov Charney Files Two Lawsuits Accusing American Apparel and Hedge Fund for Defamation

By Deborah Belgum | May 13, 2015

In more legal shots fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder has filed two lawsuits in less than one week accusing American Apparel and hedge fund investor Standard General of defaming his character in false accusations and letters.

American Apparel Files Lawsuit Against Charney for Alleged Breach of ‘Standstill Agreement’

American Apparel Files Lawsuit Against Charney for Alleged Breach of ‘Standstill Agreement’

The fight between American Apparel and its founder, Dov Charney, continued with a lawsuit the manufacturer filed on May 15 in the Delaware Court Of Chancery against the ousted chief executive officer, alleging Charney violated a “standstill agreement” he had with American Apparel.

Cherokee Acquires Everyday California

Sherman Oaks, Calif.–based Cherokee Global Brands has acquired San Diego–based casual lifestyle brand Everyday California.

LA City Council Votes to Raise Minimum Wage

Los Angeles City Council members voted in favor of a minimum wage hike from its current $9 per hour to $15 per hour by 2020.

Shim Names General Manager of Columbia’s Korean Subsidiary

Columbia Sportswear Co. named Ham-Bo Shim general manager of the Portland, Ore.–based outdoor apparel company’s Korea subsidiary, based in Seoul.

American Apparel Sees First Quarter Net Loss Jump

American Apparel reported that in the first quarter of this year it had a net loss of $26.4 million, or 15 cents a share, compared to $5.5 million, or 5 cents a share, last year.

Dov Charney Files Lawsuit Accusing Hedge Fund of Defamation

In another legal shot fired in the ongoing battle over control of American Apparel, the dismissed clothing company’s founder filed a lawsuit alleging that hedge fund investor Standard General said it would defame his character if he didn’t give up control of his American Apparel stock.

Knitting a Supply Chain that Stretches from the U.S. to the Caribbean

Knitting a Supply Chain that Stretches from the U.S. to the Caribbean

Knitting a Supply Chain that Stretches from the U.S. to the Caribbean

Terra: Updated, Elegant, Wearable

Terra: Updated, Elegant, Wearable

Suki Kim’s industry background is in mass pro- duction, producing apparel for department stores and chains, but she always dreamed of launching her own brand.

Costa Rica Gets First Cotton Spinning Mill

SAE-A, the largest apparel manufacturing company in South Korea, has opened a cotton spinning mill in Costa Rica, which is the first for the Central American country.

California Manufacturers Look for Ways to Beat Drought

California’s State Water Resources Control Board took emergency measures to act on California’s harsh drought last month, ranging from restaurants not serving water unless requested to prohibitions against using potable water to wash down driveways and sidewalks.

Eddie Bauer Taps Longtime Nike Exec and Advertising Veteran as VP and Brand Creative Director

Eddie Bauer named José Cabaço vice president and brand creative director of the Bellevue, Wash.–based outdoor lifestyle brand.

Launching New Made-in-USA Capsule Line

Launching New Made-in-USA Capsule Line

The Los Angeles area–based Foster seeks to source domestically everything from the rivets to the fabric in his capsule collection, Chip Foster Made In America, which he is aiming to ship on July 4.

Lawsuit Claims Hedge Fund Benefits if American Apparel Goes Bankrupt

Lawsuit Claims Hedge Fund Benefits if American Apparel Goes Bankrupt

An American Apparel class-action shareholder lawsuit filed April 29 claims that the apparel company is being held hostage by Standard General, the New York hedge fund that is a controlling stockholder, and that the hedge fund would reap enormous profits if American Apparel declares bankruptcy.

Mezon Travels the Tie-Dye Route


Mezon Travels the Tie-Dye Route


For nearly 25 years, Feri Sayyah has manufactured her intricately embroidered and ruched tops and dresses in Los Angeles even when many of her competitors searched for cheaper factories overseas.

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