White House/Black Market, Inc. v. Cache, Inc.
July 9, 2010
New York County, Supreme Court of New York
Florida-based apparel company Chico's (which acquired White House/Black Market stores in 2003) accused rival company Caché of hiring two former Chico’s employees and using their intimate knowledge of upcoming White House/Black Market lines to create similar seasonal lines for Caché. Caché and the two former employees, Rabia Farhang and Christine Board, were accused of breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.
The case was remanded to state court on July 27, 2010. In September 2010, Chico's withdrew its motion for a preliminary injunction because it felt that the proceedings could not be completed in time to stop Caché from selling products that Chico's alleged were developed using stolen confidential documents. Chico's stated that it planned to continue with its lawsuit. Ultimately, the parties settled in April of 2011.
Chico's FAS, INC., White House/Black Market
Cache, Christine Board, Inc., Rabia Farhang
Filings from this case
Complaint | 2010-06-29
Memorandum In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for an Order to Show Cause as to Why the Court Should Not Remand this Matter for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction | 2010-07-16
Defendant's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Order to Show Cause to Remand to State Court | 2010-07-20