Fashion Law: Dov Charney Granted More Time To Hire a Lawyer
The financial battle continues for Dov Charney, former CEO of American Apparel. Just last week it was reported that Charney was representing himself in a lawsuit in which he disclosed to a Delaware judge that if he can’t raise money to hire a new lawyer he will continue to solely handle his own legal work. Lest we forget that Charney lives in a LA mansion.
In recent news, the judge presiding in this case, Delaware Court of Chancery Judge Andre Bouchard, has given Charney until November 30 to file a response in court allowing the former executive in additional few weeks to hire representation. The lawsuit was brought on by New York hedge fund Standard General this past summer targeting Charney for breach of contract, among various other allegations.
The judge’s decision was heavily influenced by a letter Charney wrote requesting additional time to find funding to hire a proper lawyer. Charney wrote: “As you may know, I was fired by American Apparel, the company I founded in Montreal over three decades ago, with no severance or otherwise. All of my shareholder interests have now been wiped out and I have depleted my savings on defending my life’s work and legal rights.”
Charney further wrote that in order to hire a lawyer he would likely need to raise the money to do so which may prove near impossible. Judge Bouchard does not plan on extending the deadline any further than what has already been granted.
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