BLADE NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Co. Inc. isn’t waiting for a final court decision. The retailer has begun to sell the Martha Stewart “JCP Everyday” line of home goods, even while a court battle with Macy’s continues over the domestic diva’s...

Macy's may ask a judge later this week to expand a preliminary ban against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia that would prevent J.C. Penney from selling Stewart-designed goods in certain exclusive categories even if they aren't marked with her name. Justice Jeffrey K. Oing, presiding over a nonjury trial in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, said he will hear lawyers’ arguments on the issue on March 8, when a trial over the sales agreement had been scheduled to end. Oing and lawyers for the two sides discussed the possibility that the trial may go past that date.

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