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Martha Stewart testifies in retail suit

Macy’s at odds with J.C. Penney over her brand

NEW YORK — It was a familiar scene for Martha Stewart’s day in court: photographers camped at the back and front entrances of a Manhattan courthouse, members of the news media lining up for seats, spectators buzzing about what she might say.

Nine years after being sentenced to prison for lying about a stock sale, Stewart took the stand Tuesday in New York state Supreme Court in a very different trial, this one concerning which retailers have the right to sell her sheets, towels, and other home goods.

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