Retail & E-Commerce

  • September 28, 2006

    EEOC Accuses Sara Lee Of Racial Discrimination

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission slapped Sara Lee Corp. with a lawsuit Tuesday, alleging the baking giant denied employees promotions because they were black.

  • September 26, 2006

    London Fog Seeks More Time To File Plan

    Still trying to determine how best to proceed, the beleaguered London Fog Group Inc. has asked the bankruptcy court for more time to file its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

  • September 26, 2006

    Congress Gives Lift To Victoria's Secret Trademark Bill

    Prompted by a 2003 dispute between lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret and an adult novelty store, Congress approved a new bill to clarify trademark protection laws for famous brands on Monday.

  • September 26, 2006

    EEOC Disputes Land O’Lakes’ Severance Agreement

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against food and agriculture cooperative Land O’Lakes over of its policy requiring fired workers to waive their rights to bring discrimination claims against the company in exchange for severance pay or benefits.

  • September 26, 2006

    South Korea's Daewoo Runs For Cover Under Ch. 15

    Already under bankruptcy protection in South Korea, Daewoo Corp., the former parent of the South Korean construction and trading conglomerate, sought refuge Monday under Chapter 15 in the United States.

  • September 26, 2006

    Starbucks Beaned By Antitrust Suit

    Setting the scene for a David versus Goliath showdown, the owner of a small Washington coffee company has sued Starbucks Corp. for allegedly engaging in anti-competitive practices that drove her out of business.

  • September 25, 2006

    Zale Staves Off SEC Charges

    Zale Corp. announced Sunday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has finished its investigation of the company and will not recommend any enforcement action.

  • September 25, 2006

    Judge Awards Losing London Fog Bidder Breakup Fee

    After losing the auction for London Fog Group Inc.’s famed trademark, the former stalking horse bidder for the recognizable name brand has been awarded a $400,000 breakup fee for its trouble.

  • September 22, 2006

    Lowe's To Settle Class Action Over Overtime Pay

    As many as 75,000 current and former employees could be affected by a settlement reached this week between home-improvement chain Lowe’s and a group of workers who claimed they were underpaid for working overtime.

  • September 22, 2006

    Couture Companies Sue eBay Over Faked Fashions

    In an attempt to remove counterfeit couture from the online auctioneer, high-end fashion labels Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior have sued eBay for not policing faux fashions.

  • September 21, 2006

    Tyson Execs Face Unknown Fate

    The oral arguments are in, and both sides are now just waiting for a Delaware Chancery Court judge to decide whether shareholders can bring certain executives at Tyson Foods Inc. into court for allegedly enriching themselves unjustly.

  • September 20, 2006

    Kmart To Pay Fine In Sexual Harassment Suit

    Kmart Corp. has reached an agreement to pay a fine and make policy changes following an alleged sexual assault by a former supervisor of a Pennsylvania store on a former teenage employee.

  • September 20, 2006

    U.S. Foodservice CFO Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

    A former executive at U.S. Foodservice has pled guilty to conspiracy for his role in the $800 million accounting fraud that ensnared both his company and its parent company, Dutch food service provider Royal Ahold NV.

  • September 20, 2006

    Trouble Looms For Landmark Cartel Case

    Australia’s antitrust regulator is getting plenty of corporate backbiting as it struggles to hold together its landmark cartel case against packaging company Visy Industries Ltd. over a price-fixing scheme for cardboard boxes.

  • September 19, 2006

    Fast Food Chain Sued By Undocumented Employees

    About 100 undocumented workers who were fired last week sued a Texas fast food eatery owned by Wendy’s International Inc. and its former law firm for ruining their chance at gaining legal status.

  • September 19, 2006

    Approval On The Way For Owens Corning's Exit Plan

    The judge overseeing the Chapter 11 proceedings of building products company Owens Corning signaled in court yesterday that she is close to approving the company’s reemergence plan, paving the way for Owens Corning to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of October.

  • September 19, 2006

    Wineries Uncork Lawsuit Over "Wholesaler Cartel"

    A group of family-owned and operated wineries in Napa Valley, Calif. are drunk with anger at the state of Massachusetts for prohibiting residents from purchasing wine directly from the vineyards.

  • September 19, 2006

    Cancer Group Calls For SEC To Probe Tobacco Cos.

    A nonprofit organization has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether tobacco companies found guilty of misleading the public about the health risks of cigarettes were also blowing smoke in investors’ eyes.

  • September 18, 2006

    Lawyer Wants Tapped Calls Thrown Out In Coke Case

    The lawyer for one of three defendants accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from Coca-Cola Co. has requested that wiretapped phone calls involving her client be barred as evidence in the case.

  • September 14, 2006

    Court Approves Owens Corning Payments

    A bankruptcy court has clarified its order granting Owens Corning’s motion to enter into senior credit commitments and pay all associated fees, reaffirming the company’s right to do so.