February 10, 1999 |
St. John Knits Inc. said Tuesday it has hired retail industry veteran Peter Buonocore to run the upscale women's clothing company's struggling home store chain, Amen Wardy Home Stores LLC. The announcement came one day after the attorney for the chain's namesakes--Amen Wardy Sr. and Amen Wardy Jr.--asked the courts to appoint a receiver to run the home stores. The document alleges that executives of Irvine-based St. John are mismanaging the home stores. But St. John Chief Executive Robert E.
November 19, 1998 |
In a legal battle that is getting increasingly nasty, upscale women's clothier St. John Knits Inc. filed a countersuit against Amen Wardy Jr., claiming that he diverted assets and that one female employee accused him of sexually harassing her during his tenure as chief executive of the company's money-losing home-store subsidiary.
May 11, 1999 |
Just weeks after settling a bitter legal dispute over control of its home store division, St. John Knits Inc. said Monday it is closing three of its struggling Amen Wardy Home Stores. The upscale women's clothier will continue to operate home stores--which on Monday were renamed St. John Home--in Costa Mesa and Scottsdale, Ariz., said Roger Ruppert, the Irvine company's chief financial officer. The home stores have been at the center of a dispute between the Gray family that heads St.