Ashley Furniture Files False Advertising Suit Against Lifestyle Enterprise
By: Jake Wharton
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. filed a Lanham Act (false advertising) suit August 21, 2008 against Lifestyle Enterprise, Inc. in the U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Ashley is represented by the firm of Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A. In its complaint, Ashley alleges that Lifestyle disseminated false sales information in the annual sales report compiled by Furniture Today, with Lifestyle grossly exagerating its sales and import figures and incorrectly reporting that Lifestyle is the "fastest growing company in the U.S.A." Ashley is seeking, among other relief; lost profits, corrective advertising,and attorneys' fees. Lifestyle has yet to answer the complaint. The case number is 3:08-cv-495.