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Hayley Paige, JLM Argue Over Instagram Account at 2nd Cir.

Oct. 25, 2021, 8:43 PM

Luxury dress designer Hayley Paige Gutman argued that the Second Circuit should return her 1.1 million-follower Instagram account after a court turned it over to JLM Couture Inc.

Gutman, who designed luxury wedding dresses under the Hayley Paige brand, told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that a lower court had no basis to give JLM control over her account in a preliminary injunction. She also argued at oral argument that JLM breached the contract through nonpayment of royalties, voiding a non-compete clause at issue in the parties’ contract dispute.

An attorney for JLM argued that its ...