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Barneys chooses to settle racial profiling case

January 21, 2016

The civil suit brought against Barneys New York and the City of New York has settled with a $45,000 award to the plaintiff.

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FTC introduces new jewelry marketing guidelines to protect quality

December 31, 2015

Thanks to new guidelines proposed by the Federal Trade Commission, luxury jewelers will now shine a little brighter in their marketing campaigns.

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After bankruptcy ruling, Tamara Mellon plans to “reemerge” in January

December 24, 2015

Luxury apparel and accessories brand Tamara Mellon has received a ruling from the Delaware Bankruptcy Court after filing for Chapter 11 earlier this month.

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Trump Las Vegas challenges workers’ union decision

December 16, 2015

After a majority of its workers voted to unionize, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas filed an objection, according to the organization Unite Here.

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Favorable TCPA court decision for text message marketers

December 15, 2015

California Federal Judge Manuel Real recently granted defendant Microsoft Corp.’s motion to dismiss the TCPA actions brought by plaintiffs Edmund Pietzak and Erin Hudson. The decision affects brands and retailers engaged in opted-in SMS marketing.

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McQueen, Kering sued by employees over alleged discrimination

December 14, 2015

British fashion house Alexander McQueen and its parent company Kering have had a lawsuit brought against them by two store employees.

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Starwood beefs up security measures after malware detection

November 20, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that a small number of its North American properties were infected with malware.

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Moncler awarded $448K under China’s new Trademark Law

November 16, 2015

French outerwear label Moncler has been awarded approximately $448,000 in damages in relation to an intellectual property trademark infringement case.

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Family friction perceived as biggest wealth management obstacle: report

November 16, 2015

Family disputes are the largest hurdle for achieving financial goals, but communication can make things easier, according to a new report by SEI Private Wealth Management and Scorpio Partnership.

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Marketers should hold off until Snapchat privacy backlash blows over

November 9, 2015

Snapchat’s recent privacy update, allowing it to share user content with marketers, is inciting a backlash that will eventually fade, but marketers should still be wary of using these images too soon.

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