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Saipan judge certifies suit as class action: Ruling in dispute over garment factories a rebuff to Gap, Levi

Author: Jenny Strasburg, San Francisco Chronicle, Published on: 15 May 2002

...Defendants opposing the settlement included more than a dozen Saipan factory owners and nine retailers: Lane Bryant, the Limited, Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, J.C. Penney, and Talbots, in addition to Gap and Levi...However, with Munson's class-action certification, attorneys seeking to represent about 30,000 factory workers can move closer toward the preliminary settlement that has already been approved by 19 retailers. They include the Gymboree Corp. of Burlingame, Sears Roebuck and Co., Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein [now part of Phillips-Van Heusen], Nordstrom, Liz Claiborne and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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Related companies: Abercrombie & Fitch Calvin Klein (part of PVH) Gap Levi Strauss Liz Claiborne (part of J.C. Penney) Nordstrom Polo Ralph Lauren PVH (Phillips-Van Heusen) Sears Target Tommy Hilfiger (part of PVH)