Calif. 'Made In USA' Law Leaves Retailers In Bind

Law360, New York (November 17, 2014, 4:18 PM EST) -- Retailers are increasingly facing class actions over California's stringent "Made in the USA" labeling law, and while attorneys say there are protective measures companies can take, it's unclear whether there are any foolproof ways to avoid litigation — other than dropping the lucrative slogan.

  

Macy's Inc., Nordstrom Inc. and Land's End Inc. are among the growing number of retailers facing lawsuits in California for allegedly selling apparel marketed as being American-made but including foreign-made fabrics, zippers, buttons, rivets and other components.

The lawsuits arise from the unique way the Golden State regulates "Made in the USA" labeling; California is the...

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