Judge Wants Macy's, JC Penney To Settle Martha Stewart Suit

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 6:42 PM EST) -- A New York state judge on Thursday sent Macy's Inc., J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Martha Stewart to mediation to put an end to a trial over where certain Stewart-branded home products can be sold, after personal calls to Macy's CEO and Stewart herself failed.

Judge Jeffrey K. Oing unsuccessfully tried to get Stewart and Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren to reconcile over the phone during a lull in the trial Thursday afternoon. He then said that, because the bench trial had been dragging on for nearly...
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