Filene's Hit With Fine In Suit Over Fake Fendi Bags

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- LVMH subsidiary Fendi SRL has won a motion imposing sanctions against discount retailer Filene’s Basement Inc. for dragging its heels in turning over key discovery documents in a lawsuit accusing Filene's of selling counterfeit Fendi handbags.

Judge Michael Dolinger of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday imposed undetermined monetary sanctions against Filene’s for denying the existence of certain documents several times throughout the discovery process.

The amount of the sanctions will be based on the expenses incurred by Fendi...
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