New York settled with a Farmingdale, New York dress company and its owner effectively ending the company’s anticompetitive conduct in the sale of formal women’s apparel on Long Island. The defendants caused various manufacturers and wholesalers of women’s apparel to agree to refrain from doing business with, or to curtail shipments to, a competing retail store selling women’s apparel on Long Island.
Under the settlement, McReg Industries, Inc. d/b/a Estelle’s Dressy Dresses, and the company’s owner Martin Schlossberg, paid the state $65,000, and agreed to a court order ending its anticompetitive conduct. The company sells formal dresses for proms, weddings, and other occasions. The settlement also prohibits similar anticompetitive activity, and requires the defendants to provide reports to the Attorney General for five years to assure compliance with the settlement.