Judge in Penney-Stewart trial to render ruling soon

Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:59am EDT

(Reuters) - A New York judge overseeing the trial pitting Macy's Inc against J.C. Penney Co Inc and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia said on Wednesday he hoped to issue a ruling "in a short time rather than a later time."

Macy's sued rival Penney and Martha Stewart last year over their 2011 deal, which called for the home goods guru to produce items and have "stores within a store" at Penney locations. Macy's said the pact infringed its own exclusive deal with Stewart's company.

(Reporting by Karen Freifeld and Phil Wahba in New York; Editing by John Wallace)

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