If peace of mind had a price tag, would you be lining up for it? For Alexander Wang, money is no object when it comes to that as Women’s Wear Daily reports that the class-action lawsuit filed against him has been dismissed due to an “undisclosed settlement.” Early March, Wang was egged with accusations from former employees that the designer’s factory conditions is more of a “sweatshop” and that he failed to give workers proper compensation.
This Monday however, New York federal court Judge Harold Baer discreetly dismissed the case much to the label’s delight. Details of the off-court settlement have not been disclosed to the public, which means we can’t even be sure if money was indeed involved. Then again, the fact that the plaintiffs were asking for a collective sum of $450 million suggests that they weren’t backing down without anything to pocket.
This seems to be the end of this pre-courtroom drama as an agreement letter dated August 1 revealed that the two parties would request for the case to be dismissed with prejudice. As such, neither party can and may not give the case a second go.
Former employees who filed these charges have released no statement but a spokesperson for Wang have perhaps dished out the final words relating to this case. “We are gratified that this matter has been dismissed, as the allegations were unfounded and completely false,” said the spokesperson to WWD.