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Judge: JC Penney interfered with Macy’s pact

June 16, 2014 • Business


FILE – In this April 29, 2014 file photo, shoppers enter and leave a Macy’s department store in Braintree, Mass. A New York State Supreme Court judge on Monday, June 16, 2014 ruled in favor of Macy’s claim that J.C. Penney interfered with a contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. when it cut a deal to create a collection of home goods in 2011. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York State Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of Macy’s claim that J.C. Penney interfered with a merchandising contract with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. when it cut a deal in 2011 under its previous CEO to create a collection of home goods.

But the judge, Jeffrey Oing, said Macy’s failed to prove that Penney was liable for punitive damages since he says the actions weren’t “malicious” or “immoral.”

Macy’s is still entitled to attorney’s fees and other monetary damages from Penney related to the selling of a line of bath towels, pots and other products that were Login to read more

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