April 2014 archive

FASHION LAW: RIHANNA VS. EX-ACCOUNTANT PETER GOUNIS

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Back in 2012, Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) filed a breach of contract and negligence lawsuit against her former accountants claiming negligence in the managing of her personal cash flow and expenses in addition to unsuccessfully uncovering millions in unpaid royalties. Rihanna is now asking for unspecified damages from New York firm, Berdon LLP. Furthermore, Rihanna […]

FASHION LAW: RACHEL ROY VS. THE JONES APPAREL GROUP

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In this week’s fashion law, American designer Rachel Roy has filed a lawsuit against the Jones Apparel Group – now merged with buyout firm Sycamore Partners – which has tried to sell her brand without her consent to Bluestar Alliance for $14.6 million. The two began their partnership back in 2008 when Jones Apparel claimed a 50% equity in […]

BEYONCE ‘S DESIGNER WHO CONSTRUCTED HER SUPER BOWL CORSET IS BEING SUED BY INVESTORS

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The fashion designer who created Beyonce’s Super Bowl XLVII halftime lace-and-leather bodysuit is being sued by investors. On February 3th, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Beyonce worked the crowd with special guests, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child. The designer, Rubin Singer made headlines immediately after Queen Bee shined in […]

DOUBLE EFFORT – VICTORIA’S SECRET AND BATH & BODY WORKS FILE LAWSUIT

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We catch the scent of a peculiar lawsuit. It’s not every day that we hear headline news about this duo. Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works have sued Preferred Fragrance, Fragrance Acquisitions LLC., and substantial owner of said defendants CEO Izriel (“Ezriel”) Polatsek. The lawsuit was filed in a U.S. Federal District Court in Columbus, Ohio […]

FASHION LAW RE-CAP: FORMER INTERN, DIANA WANG, FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE HEARST CORPORATION

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In the lawsuit between Diana Wang VS. The Hearst Corporation (one of the first major unpaid intern lawsuits in the fashion industry), Wang receives the upperhand from the Second Circuit Court of appeals recently. The Second Circuit has accepted Diana Wang along with seven other plaintiff’s joint appeal on Thursday. The decision is based on the Department of […]