Claiborne Can't Dodge $20M Suit Over Perfume Deal

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 7:03 PM EST) -- A federal court has shot down Liz Claiborne Inc.’s bid to dismiss a $20.2 million lawsuit brought by a perfume distributor that claimed the fashion company suddenly backed out of a lucrative European distribution deal and assigned the licenses for the fragrances to a competitor, saying the motion was not filed in accordance with court procedure.

On Friday, quick on the heels of Liz Claiborne’s Jan. 15 motion to dismiss, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the motion on procedural...
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