A judge dismisses the claim from Macy's (M +1.9%) of unfair competition by J.C. Penney (JCP...


A judge dismisses the claim from Macy's (M +1.9%) of unfair competition by J.C. Penney (JCP -2.9%). The ruling could clear the path for the retailer to sell Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) lines again unimpeded.
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  • GeorgeMason
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    Well, that was stupid. I guess contract agreements don't mean anything anymore.
    12 Apr 2013, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • modanco
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    Kinda like those contracts those wonder-boys in the NFL and NBA sign for multiple years...and then want to renotiate after 1 year because they happened to have a good year. Signing on the bottom line doesn't mean much anymore.
    12 Apr 2013, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • LibertyCampaign
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    I'm glad that JCPenney is clear of damages, but I hope they do not think that MS brands will be their saving grace.
    12 Apr 2013, 08:30 PM Reply Like
  • GeorgeMason
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    I wouldn't count on that! The final ruling is yet to come and the judge may award Macys damages and rule against JCP yet. They are just allowed to sell the merchandise for now without her name on it. That means the cost of rebranding in order to move any of it. It would be an added expense and they might not even bother until the final judgement.
    13 Apr 2013, 12:10 PM Reply Like
  • LibertyCampaign
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    Hey that was my idea! I thought that selling their imported merchandise for 4% less with Martha Stewart's name removed is going to be the way JCPenney will rebound. They will start to loose credibility though if they depend too deeply on imports. If they can't begin to bring in some American made products, some people won't shop there because they only shop domestic goods. Apple is having the same problem, they design products, and are entirely dependent on Taiwan. Samsung makes their processors...and we wonder why their stock is falling...I am really considering (BBRY), because they are Canadian, with San Diego Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU and a Adreno 225 1.5-1.7 GHz GPU's, and the units are made in neighboring Mexico. Apple is exporting our technology, and China is cloning, and potentially implanting these devices with spyware. http://ti.me/17Hy5Zw While JCPenney does not need to worry about cyber-security issues, they do need to show a little patriotism, and offer us some American-made products, and not risk the Walmart, and Apple sweat-shop image.
    17 Apr 2013, 08:37 PM Reply Like
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