Legal

Wal-Mart Worker Group Seeks Recusal From Gender-Bias Case
March 11, 2011

Wal-Mart Watch, a union-funded group that advocates for Wal-Mart Stores' workers, said Justice Antonin Scalia should disqualify himself when the U.S. Supreme Court considers the company’s bid to derail a gender-bias suit on behalf of potentially one million employees.

New Tax Law Forces Amazon to Cut Ties With Illinois Affiliates
March 11, 2011

Amazon said it's severing ties with affiliates in Illinois, citing a law signed that imposes taxes on consumers who make online purchases. The affiliates — websites that send customers to Amazon through links — will no longer be paid for sales that result from the referrals, Seattle-based Amazon said in an email.

Office Depot Settles Overcharging Allegations for $4.25 Million
March 9, 2011

San Francisco's mayor says the city has reached a $4.25 million settlement with Office Depot over allegations that the company overcharged for office supplies. Mayor Edwin Lee signed a Board of Supervisors resolution authorizing the settlement, which includes a $3.75 million payment and a $500,000 purchasing credit.

American Apparel Responds to Sexual Assault Suit
March 9, 2011

American Apparel has issued a statement responding to the allegations that founder Dov Charney forced a teenage employee into sex. The former employee's civil suit is asking for $250 million from the struggling company.

Skechers Sues Sears
March 9, 2011

Skechers USA has sued Sears Holdings Corp., alleging that the chain was selling footwear that infringed on some of Skechers' brands, including its toning Shape-ups line.

Sears Among the Latest to Offer Amazon Affilliates Help
March 7, 2011

Sears Holdings has joined other retailers, including Barnes & Noble, in inviting Amazon.com affiliates to work with its brand following Amazon's response to recent legislation related to collected taxes on e-commerce purchases.

Takeover Bid Rejected by Family Dollar
March 4, 2011

Family Dollar Stores said its board rejected a takeover bid by an activist investor, saying it "substantially undervalues the company." In February, Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund offered $55 to $60 per share for Family Dollar.

Loehmann's Emerges From Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
March 3, 2011

Discount retailer Loehmann's said it's emerged from bankruptcy protection, which it sought in November after its Dubai government-linked owner failed to reach a debt-extension deal with creditors.