"Ivanka Trump Sued for Alleged 'Unfair Competition" by Clothing Rival
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 2:39
Ivanka Trump's clothing company is getting dressed down in a big way via a new lawsuit.
The news is likely no surprise to those who have seen Ivanka's constant presence by the side of her father, President Donald Trump, during a variety of political circumstances. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Politico reports she is also working to obtain a security clearance and will receive this week government communications.
"Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee, even though she is not", Gorelick told the AP.
Federal anti-nepotism laws prevent relatives from being appointed to government positions.
President Trump has named Ivanka, 35, the mastermind behind his child-care and maternity leave plans, the first proposals on such issues from a Republican president.
According to Fox News, Ivanka believed that not being an official White House staffer would give her the leeway to independently advise her father. "In order to avoid having the case dismissed early on, the plaintiffs have something of an uphill battle here, as they will have to prove that Trump's company planned to commit a crime (that is for the conspiracy charge) and also, that the brand has engaged in illegal, fraudulent, and/or "unfair" business practices". She worked as an executive vice president for the Trump Organization and ran an eponymous fashion brand prior to her father's election in November.
While Kellyanne got a slap on the wrist for her ethical violation, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC is now being targeted with a class-action lawsuit.
Trump's line for women-on-the-go has been on struggle street for quite some time now, so much so that Kellyanne Conway made a decision to give it an ethically dubious shout-out on live TV - essentially your new stepmom coming down to your school and throwing money at your principal to give you better grades.