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Macy’s, Penney dispute goes into mediation

NEW YORK — A New York State Supreme Court judge has ordered Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Martha Stewart Living into mediation in a bid to resolve a dispute over a partnership with the Martha Stewart brand.

The development came Thursday as the companies were wrapping up the third week of a trial over whether Macy’s has exclusive rights to sell some Martha Stewart-branded merchandise, including bedding, cookware, and bath items.

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