Lawsuit Against Alexander Wang: Moving to Federal Court

Posted Tuesday March 20, 2012 11:50 AM GMT

As a follow-up to the DIY Fashion report on Alexander Wang’s legal woes, it seems the iconic designer is deeper in the mire than he originally thought.

According to a new update, Wang’s $50 million lawsuit has been transferred to Federal Court and could be a much bigger deal than the initial complaint.

The original Queens Supreme Court case was filed by Wenyu Lu, a former employee of Wang’s company, who complained that he and his fellow workers were subjected to horrible conditions and long hours under Alexander’s employ.

Among the details submitted- “we were forced to work 16 hours a day or longer- without overtime- in a suffocating, windowless, 200-square-foot room.”

Another former employee named Flor Duante also filed a lawsuit, claiming that Wang forced them to work 90+ hour weeks. The Federal Court case will begin later this year.

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