EBay Fined €1.7M Over LVMH Sales

Law360, New York (November 30, 2009, 2:02 PM EST) -- A French court has hit eBay Inc. with a €1.7 million ($2.6 million) penalty for allegedly failing to comply with an injunction stemming from a spat with LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA over the sale of certain luxury goods on the online auction company's Web site.

The Paris Commercial Court issued the fine Monday after finding that advertisements using the brand names Christian Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy and Guerlain have been posted on the eBay site despite the June 2008 injunction, which required eBay to stop...
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