J.C. Penney Appeals Judgment of Macy’s Lawsuit

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is fighting the ruling made in court last month finding the retailer liable for tortious interference in Macy’s Inc.’s contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. The ruling ordered the the retailer to pay damages and attorney fees.

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In it’s appeal, J.C. Penney stated that they “respectfully disagree with and are disappoint by this outcome. The company does not believe that money damages are warranted.

Macy’s responded to the filing by stating that they believe that the appellate court will affirm Justice Jeffrey Oing’s findings. In addition Macy’s has stated that they plan to appeal the part of the finding denying Macy’s punitive damages, as they believe that the facts of the case justify punitive damages.

This all began when Macy’s sued J.C. Penney and MSLO in 2012 for breaching an agreement that guaranteed exclusive rights to sell Martha Stewart Living products in Macy’s stores.

source: “J.C. Penney’s Files Appeal in Macy’s Case,” Women’s Wear Daily.

Beeta J.

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