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Jurors appointed to the Forever 21 copying trial are having trouble coming to a consensus on whether the chain knowingly knocked off Trovata. WWD reports that the jury is currently deadlocked, and that one juror is suspected of "misconduct" by the others. "Judge James V. Selna disclosed in U.S. District Court here that he received a note from the panel expressing concern that one juror was incorrectly applying the law, as well as a perception of misconduct. He did not provide details, but said, 'It’s dangerous business starting to look for misconduct.'"
The jurors will return today, and must begin deliberating on Friday. We're sure that H&M, Topshop and Zara are very eager to hear how this one will be decided.
· Jury Deadlocked in Forever 21, Trovata Case [WWD, subscription req]
· Forever 21 Copying Case Goes Before the Jury [Racked]
· Forever 21 Head Seems Oddly Lacking in Knowledge [Racked]
· Forever 21's Delicious, Cinnamon-Dusted Defense Against Trovata's Copying Charges [Racked]