A little story somehow fell through the cracks a few months ago. It's a reprise of Tiffany's
Tuesday Morning then resold the pieces under the impression that they were genuine. Somebody complained, and before you could say "50% off, one day only," Tuesday Morning had a lawsuit on its hands. Liz Claiborne
As recently as July, when Tuesday Morning filed its 10-Q, the company's position on the allegations was uncertain, as it was not admitting that the products were counterfeit, suggesting they might have just been old merchandise. For all we know, that might be true. After all, Jones Apparel
Monday TheWall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune reported that Cook County, Ill., police arrested the president of Consumer Product Recovery LLC on felony charges of possessing and manufacturing counterfeit trademarks. Consumer Product Recovery LLC has "ceased operations" (of course), leaving Tuesday Morning to endure the financial pain alone -- if it loses the lawsuit. The good news for Tuesday Morning is that Cook County police have not charged the company. While far from dispositive, that fact is likely to bolster the company's defense against Liz's lawsuit.