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Court dismisses ADA claim against Pier I

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New York City — A federal appellate court in California has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Pier I by a disabled patron who claims he was unable to navigate the company’s store in Vacaville, Calif., because of architectural features that inhibited his movement, according to Dallas Business Journal.

Bryon Chapman filed suit against Pier 1 Imports in July 2004, claiming he came across interior design barriers during a visit that impeded his access. But the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act on Friday, saying Chapman lacked standing in the case since “he has not alleged or proven that he personally suffered discrimination as defined by the ADA as to encountered barriers (at Pier 1) on account of his disability,” court records say.

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Tiffany’s president to retire in 2012

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New York City — Tiffany & Co. announced that James Quinn will retire in early 2012. Quinn joined Tiffany in 1986 and has served as president since 2003, responsible for the company’s sales outside the Americas.

Michael Kowalski, chairman and CEO, said, “Jim’s contributions to Tiffany over his long and illustrious career have been enormous. In particular, his leadership of the global expansion of the Tiffany & Co. brand has been transformative for the company. Over the past 25 years, few have contributed as much to Tiffany as Jim. A search has been commissioned for a senior executive to assume Jim’s responsibilities for the Asia-Pacific, Japan and Europe regions as well as Emerging Markets. This individual will report directly to me as an executive vice president.”

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No more breakfast at Tiffany’s for Quinn

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NEW YORK -Tiffany & Co. announced that James Quinn will retire in early 2012. Quinn joined Tiffany in 1986 and has served as president since 2003, responsible for the company’s sales outside the Americas.

Michael Kowalski, chairman and CEO, said, “Jim’s contributions to Tiffany over his long and illustrious career have been enormous. In particular, his leadership of the global expansion of the Tiffany & Co. brand has been transformative for the company. Over the past 25 years, few have contributed as much to Tiffany as Jim. A search has been commissioned for a senior executive to assume Jim’s responsibilities for the Asia-Pacific, Japan and Europe regions as well as Emerging Markets. This individual will report directly to me as an executive vice president.”

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