American Apparel CEO's Suit To Recoup Loan Survives

Law360, Los Angeles (January 19, 2012, 5:48 PM EST) -- A California judge on Thursday refused to toss American Apparel Inc. CEO Dov Charney's breach of contract suit claiming Koi Suwannagate — a fashion designer and a former love interest — has refused to repay $500,000 he allegedly lent her to help support her business.

Superior Court Judge Mary H. Strobel cited technical flaws in Suwannagate's bid to have the suit shot down and also said that her attorney's argument — that Charney's claims were time barred under the terms of the lending agreements — lacked...
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