Levis announces another lawsuit today, this one against Abercrombie & Fitch. According to WWD, the suit is similar to Levis' ongoing pursuit of Polo Ralph Lauren jeans, centering on pocket stitches allegedly trademarked by Levi Strauss and stolen by Ralph (and now, by Abercrombie). We speculated on Monday that the suits were more a business move, meant to preserve Levis' dominance in a growning (and increasingly unstable) denim market. What better way to beat your competitors than to tie them up in court? But as long as they're happening, we may as well make it fun. Anyone want to guess who Levis will sue next? We're betting Calvin... or maybe TopShop, who just settled a suit with Chloe this morning for about $25,000...
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Another Employee Sues Alexander Wang
Things are not looking good for Alexander Wang. Last week we learned that the downtown design darling was being sued for $50 million by former employee Wenyu Lu, who claimed that he was forced to work 84-hour weeks in sweatshop-like conditions. Lu was joined by a number of “other similarly situated” people as plaintiffs, who were seeking $50 million for each of the suit's nine charges, resulting in a whopping $450 million lawsuit against the company. Though Alexander Wang's reps have denied the charges, yet another employee has stepped forward to join Lu in his lawsuit against the company, according to the New York Post (lead: "It’s become a fashionable trend to sue famed designer Alexander Wang").