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March 3, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday rejected a motion to have a receiver appointed to control Amen Wardy Home Stores LLC, a subsidiary of upscale women's clothier St. John Knits Inc. In an ongoing court battle with the Irvine-based St. John, the home store chain's namesakes--Amen Wardy Sr. and Amen Wardy Jr.--had asked the court to appoint the receiver. The Wardys have alleged that the home store chain has been mismanaged by St. John executives since Amen Wardy Jr.
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March 3, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday rejected a motion to have a receiver appointed to control Amen Wardy Home Stores LLC, a subsidiary of upscale women's clothier St. John Knits Inc. In an ongoing court battle with the Irvine-based St. John, the home store chain's namesakes--Amen Wardy Sr. and Amen Wardy Jr.--had asked the court to appoint the receiver. The Wardys have alleged that the home store chain has been mismanaged by St. John executives since Amen Wardy Jr.
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November 18, 1998 | Leslie Earnest
An ongoing feud between St. John Knits and Amen Wardy Jr. intensified Tuesday when a Colorado company owned by Wardy and his father filed a lawsuit against the upscale clothier's executives. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, rehashes many of the issues covered in a wrongful termination lawsuit that Wardy filed against the Irvine company in October after he was fired as chief executive of St. John subsidiary Amen Wardy Home Stores LLC. It claims that St.
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February 10, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 19, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 11, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIME STAFF WRITER
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.
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