Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Ahead of a ruling in its fight with Macy’s over Martha Stewart products, Plano-based J.C. Penney Co. is scaling back its partnership with the media and merchandising company.
A judge ruled Friday that J.C. Penney can sell some goods designed by Martha Stewart that were destined for shelves this spring —for now.
Attorneys for Plano-based J.C Penney and Macy were back in court Monday to fight over the Martha Stewart brand after a month-long mediation period went nowhere. The court-ordered mediation followed nearly three weeks of testimony.
Home diva Martha Stewart testified in court on Tuesday that she did nothing wrong when she signed an agreement to open up shops within most of JCPenney’s stores across the country.
Eight years after Martha Stewart was released from prison for lying about a stock trade, the 71-year-old home diva is on the witness stand, in the middle of a bitter legal battle between Plano-based J.C. Penney Co. and Macy’s Inc.
Macy’s has sued Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in a bid to block a licensing deal between the housewares company and JCPenney.
Department store operator JCPenney is buying a minority stake in Martha Stewart Living and teaming with the company on a store-within-a-store.