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Sex Bias Lawsuit Winners Fight John Varvatos Bankruptcy Sale

July 13, 2020, 7:51 PM

John Varvatos Enterprises Inc.'s proposed bankruptcy sale to an affiliate of Lion Capital LLC is under fire from a class of female employees seeking to collect a $3.5 million judgment in a sex discrimination suit.

The women, who won a jury trial in February over claims that the designer denied them a clothing allowance provided to male associates, are pushing to collect the judgment ahead of a proposal by Lion Hendrix Cayman Ltd. to buy the fashion company outright by forgiving $76 million in existing debt.

Lead plaintiff Teresa Knox July 11 joined with other unsecured creditors of John Varvatos...

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