Court to hear Moscow department store's dispute with antimonopoly service
MOSCOW, October 18 - RAPSI, Alyona Yegorova. The court will reconsider on November 3 a major Moscow department store's lawsuit against the antimonopoly service, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
TsUM department store filed a lawsuit after the antimonopoly watchdog in October 2010 ordered it to remove an advertisement reading: "-30%; -50%; SALE." The watchdog maintained that the sign's employment of English, a foreign language, had the potential to mislead customers.
The case has already been heard at three courts. The Moscow District Federal Commercial Court said in September that it discovered that the service had violated procedures while postponing an antitrust case.
Meanwhile, it added that the lower courts had not reviewed the decision procedure on which the antimonopoly service's order was based.
TsUM has appealed the court's judgment.
Founded in 1885, TsUM is the oldest department store in Moscow. TsUM is one of the trendiest places in the city. It carries more than 1,000 brands of fashionable apparel, perfumery and jewelry. TsUM's major shareholder is the Mercury Group, which trades luxury goods.