It’s hardly a holly jolly Christmas in the Burch households this year. Page Six reports that the latest development in the messy, ongoing dispute between Tory and Chris Burch involves heavy-hitting lawyers and lots o’ subpoenas — none of which, we imagine, were tied up with a festive bow.
In a move to prove that her ex-husband ripped off her signature line with his new C. Wonder stores, Tory has hired law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The legal team has issued subpoenas to Chris’ former employees, demanding information about the “knockoff” brand. According to Page Six‘s source, one particular order, slapped on former C. Wonder creative director Scott Formby, really has the executive spooked:
“Chris’ team is scrambling with this latest subpoena. It shows that Tory is doing her homework and is reaching into the talent that put together the original C. Wonder concept. He is quite concerned . . . that she is going for the jugular. Things between them are spiraling downward.”
As such, Chris has fired back with subpoenas for Tory’s brother Robert Isen, who is her company’s president of corporate development, and his wife Patty Isen, Anthropologie‘s director of special projects.
We think in this case we’d rather get a lump of coal.