Emeril, Martha Stewart Sued Over Knockoff Knives

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 12:11 PM EST) -- Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart and the Home Shopping Network were hit Wednesday with a proposed class action accusing them of leading customers to believe that knives bearing Lagasse's name were high-quality products made in Solingen, Germany, when in fact they originated in China.

In February, Lagasse, Stewart and HSN settled a German regional trade association's lawsuit that they improperly sold Chinese knives marked as though they were made in Solingen, a town in northern Germany famous for producing high-quality knives and cutlery. The consumer...
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