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The Alexander Wang Sweatshop Lawsuit Has Been Dismissed

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On Monday, a federal judge dismissed the $450 million lawsuit that claimed Alexander Wang had violated labor laws with his factory in Chinatown. In the suit, Wang's operation had been referred to as a "sweatshop," with two employees stating that they were forced to work 16-hour days in a windowless room.

Wang first denied the claims in the press, and released a formal court statement in June. And now, it's over. WWD explains that the suit has been dismissed "following an undisclosed settlement between both sides two weeks ago."

The article continues:

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but according to a letter dated Aug. 1, following the agreement, both sides would submit a request to the court that the case be dismissed with prejudice, meaning that once dismissed, neither side could file an appeal.

Lawyers for the former employees, Flor Duarte and Wenyu Lu, declined to comment, but a spokesperson for Alexander Wang told WWD, "We are gratified that this matter has been dismissed, as the allegations were unfounded and completely false."
· Alexander Wang 'Sweatshop' Lawsuit Dismissed [WWD]
· Alexander Wang Formally Denies Sweatshop Claims in Court [Racked NY]
· Alexander Wang Vehemently Denies Sweatshop Claims [Racked NY]

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