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Does That Polo Pocket Look Like Levi’s?

• Levi Strauss & Co. is suing Polo Ralph Lauren for supposedly copying the brand’s trademark pocket stitching. [WWD via British Vogue]
• Sass & Bide has canceled their New York Fashion Week show after one of the designers required further chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. [Fashion Week Daily]
• Women ages 40 to 55 get their own Izod line. [NYP]

• The Bancrofts are meeting today at the Boston Hilton to decide Dow Jones’ fate. Only a third of the family needs to go along with the deal to sell the company to News Corp. [NYT]
• Michele McNally, the Times’ director of photography and a masthead editor, is supposedly under investigation for calling one of her editors a faggot. [NYP]
NBC will relocate 1,000 employees from 30 Rock to New Jersey, with a fleet of eighteen buses to help deal with congestion pricing. [NYP]

• With its stock stagnant and investors calling for a breakup, how much longer can GE’s Jeffrey Immelt hold things together? [NYT]
• A small Houston investment bank called Simmons & Co. is taking unexpected leadership roles in significant M&A deals. [Deal Journal/WSJ]
• Are Blackstone investors feeling some buyer’s remorse as the stock stumbles? [NYP]

• Which Clifford Chance partner was seen making out with a summer associate? [Above the Law]
• Global warming could create mass-tort cases that make tobacco litigation look minor. [Overlaywered]

Does That Polo Pocket Look Like Levi’s?