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Crowell & Moring lawyers represent clients in the retail industry with respect to all aspects of their vendor relationships, from negotiating the relationship to litigating or resolving disputes.

Representative Engagements 

  • Negotiated numerous vendor relationships, including manufacturing agreements, service agreements, and distribution agreements.
  • Represented a major retailer in a lawsuit against a software provider for breach of contract and fraud arising out of core commitments regarding direct-to-consumer software functionality, performance, scalability, integration, and budget, ultimately obtaining a substantial settlement for the client in the initial stages of the lawsuit.
  • Represented retailers in disputes with suppliers relating to such matters as quality of goods and services, packaging of goods, and timeliness of performance.

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Clean Beauty…or Dirty Business? (February 19, 2020). Authors: Christopher A. Cole and Sari Schreiber.
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Doing Business in China – Managing “Fapiaos” (February 4, 2020). Authors: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai, Evan Y. Chuck and Ye Zhou.
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Recalls in Review: Crib Recalls (January 31, 2020). Author: Carolyn W. Wagner.
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CPSC Reporting: Best Practices for Investigating Safety Complaints (December 23, 2019). Authors: Jessica D. Gilbert and Carolyn W. Wagner.
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European Copyright: Memes, GIFs, and Other Images on the Internet (December 18, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Frances Caudron.
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Solving for Stupid: How Far should the CPSC Stretch to Address Foreseeable Misuse (December 11, 2019). Authors: Cheryl A. Falvey, Carolyn W. Wagner and Matthew Cohen.
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China Customs and Intellectual Property Rights Protection (December 10, 2019). Authors: Nicole Janigian Simonian, Jackson C. Pai and David R. Stepp.
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Eco-friendly or falsely advertised? Sustainable fashion advertising in Europe: do’s and don’ts (December 4, 2019). Authors: Judith Bussé and Laura van Kruijsdijk.
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What Retailers Can Learn from the Revlon ERP/Securities Class Action (November 26, 2019). Authors: Arthur (Art) Beeman, Joel T. Muchmore and Molly A. Jones.
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"CBD and Pet Products: Regulatory Update," American Pet Products Association (November 21, 2019). Speakers: John Fuson and Amanda Lineberry.
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