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    Alleged Sweatshop Busted; Lauren Conrad Doesn’t Really Design Her Clothing LineAlso, Halston expands and Armani’s profits soar (Giorgio celebrated by wearing a Speedo on his yacht).
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    L’Oréal Slapped With LawsuitThe beauty giant is being sued by a former employee for allegedly selling products with potentially carcinogenic chemicals in South America and Europe.
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    Couture Madness Continues With Givenchy’s Peru and Christian Lacroix’s InsectsAlso, one very rich man went largely unnoticed at the Chanel show, Michael Kors’s swimwear is late, and the Walk of Shame look is in.
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    Breaking: LVMH Wins Landmark Lawsuit Against eBayA French court ruled eBay must pay LVMH over $60 million for selling fake and real LVMH goods.
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    Breaking: Jacob the Jeweler Sentenced to PrisonAfter being arrested in 2006 on charges of laundering over $270 million to fuel a narcotics ring, Jacob Arabov has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
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    Tommy’s Sales are Up; Cops Bust More CounterfeitersAlso, Naomi Campbell walked D&G’s menswear show, Michelle Obama wears a lot of clothes by Maria Pinto, and Posh’s nipple conundrum.
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    Naomi Campbell Sentenced to Community Service. Again.She received 200 hours and a fine for her outburst on a British Airways flight over a lost bag back in April.
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    ‘Bespoke’ Loses Its Value. Sniff.The Advertising Standards Authority in the U.K. has said it’s okay for retailers to call suits bespoke even if they’re not really bespoke.
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    Chinese Authorities Confiscate Over 500 Louis Vuitton BagsThe Louis Vuitton flagship in Hangzhou closed after officials determined the bags did not meet China’s quality standards.
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    Naomi Campbell Settles Another Housekeeper Abuse CaseIt’s the eight such case of Naomi purportedly abusing her staff. In a sick twist, this housekeeper’s husband got her the job with Campbell.
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    Uma Thurman and Lancôme Sue Each OtherUma Thurman sued Lancôme for $15 million on Friday for continuing to use her image in advertising after her contract expired. But before she did that, Lancôme sued her.
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    Why Karlie Kloss Is Worth Going to Court OverLanky young models are a dime a dozen, so why is Elite Model Management getting so worked up over losing Karlie Kloss to Next?
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    Model Poaching: Elite Sues Next for Stealing Karlie KlossNext is being sued by Elite after signing away Karlie Kloss, whom the Post is referring to as “Klosshave.” Innnnteresting.
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    Expert Analysis on Dolce & Gabbana’s Legal WoesYesterday the news broke Dolce & Gabbana owe the Italian government an assload of cash and are facing a criminal investigation because they haven’t paid all of their taxes.
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    Dolce & Gabbana Under Criminal InvestigationFollowing allegations of tax evasions, Dolce & Gabbana is now the subject of a criminal investigation due to some financial messiness. WWD reports:
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    CFDA’s Anti-Knockoff Bill Hits a Major SnagHigh-end designers have been moaning about copyright protection and the proliferation of knockoffs for years, but after working with the American Apparel and Footwear Association to iron out a fashion copyright bill called the Design Piracy Prohibition Act, the CFDA just received some bad news:
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    Mr. Rodriguez Goes to Washington (for Copyright Protection)The wheels of clothing-copyright protection are slowly moving along: Narciso Rodriguez went to Congress yesterday to make his case for protecting designer clothing, as the Design Piracy Prohibition Act has been stuck in committee, unable to reach House and Senate floors because the fashion industry can’t agree on its language.