Martha Stewart, JC Penney Deal Ruffles Macy's Feathers

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 9:35 PM EST) -- Macy's Inc. sued Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. in New York state court Monday, claiming the television personality's company broke the terms of an exclusive licensing agreement by entering into a similar deal with J.C. Penney Co. Inc.

The complaint was not immediately made public, but Macy's attorney Robert C. Micheletto of Jones Day outlined the basic facts of the dispute in an affidavit. Macy's is suing for breach of contract and is seeking injunctive relief, according to the affidavit.

“Macy's motion for a preliminary injunction...
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