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  • J.C. Penney Interfered With Macy-Stewart Deal, Judge Says

    A 2 1/2-year legal brawl between three of the nation’s best-known brands ended with a whimper when a judge said J.C. Penney Co. interfered with Macy’s Inc.’s deal to sell goods from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. yet shouldn’t be punished for its behavior.

  • Dimon’s Raise Haunts BNP as U.S. Weighs $10 Billion Penalty

    When JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon got a 74 percent raise in January, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara fumed. He had forced the bank just weeks before to pay $1.7 billion for enabling Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. And yet Dimon was being rewarded.

  • Martha Stewart Says J.C. Penney Designs Allowed

    Martha Stewart said she believed her namesake company was “absolutely allowed” to design home goods for J.C. Penney Co. in exclusive categories even though it had a contract with Macy’s Inc.

  • A Pistachio Farmer, Pom Wonderful, and the FTC

    On an unexpectedly rainy October day in Los Angeles, Stewart Resnick looks out the window of a third-floor conference room and shrugs. It's midway through California's biggest-ever pistachio harvest and the rain is yet another reminder, should anyone need it, of how important water is to his business. He helps himself to a half a vegetable wrap and a bottle of Fiji Water—one of the four big consumer brands Resnick owns—and takes his place at the head of the table, where senior executives of his private company, Roll International, have gathered to discuss how to sell 300 million pounds of pistachios.

  • Macy’s Makes Last Bid to Halt J.C. Penney’s Stewart Sales

    Macy’s Inc., the second-biggest U.S. department store chain, made a final bid to block Martha Stewart’s company from selling bedding, cookware and other merchandise at J.C. Penney Co. in a case that may change the way retailers approach licensing deals.

  • Macy’s Settles Legal Dispute With Martha Stewart Living

    Macy’s Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. settled litigation over whether Martha Stewart breached a contract by selling certain goods at J.C. Penney Co. The terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

  • Martha Stewart’s CEO May Hold Recipe for Sale: Real M&A

    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.’s new chief executive officer Daniel Dienst has a track record of dealmaking, stoking speculation he may follow the same recipe with the magazines and home-decor company.

  • J.C. Penney Wanted Stewart to Break Contract With Macy’s

    J.C. Penney Co. tried to persuade Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. to break its contract with Macy’s Inc., an attorney for the second-largest U.S. department- store chain told a judge.

  • Macy’s CEO Says He Expected Martha Stewart Exclusivity

    Terry Lundgren, chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc., said he was so upset when Martha Stewart called to tell him about her company’s deal to sell products at J.C. Penney Co. stores that he hung up on her and hasn’t spoken with her since.

  • Martha Stewart May Take Stand in Macy’s Lawsuit Next Week

    Martha Stewart may take the stand in a New York courtroom next week in a lawsuit by Macy’s Inc. seeking to block her namesake company’s agreement with J.C. Penney Co. from moving forward.

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