(Bloomberg) — LVMH and Tiffany & Co. are escalating their fight over fast-tracking a lawsuit aimed at preventing the owner of bag-maker Louis Vuitton from pulling out of a $16 billion buyout of the luxury jewelry brand.



a person is walking down the street: A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tiffany & Co. store near Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Having briefly shown signs of recovery in recent months from its deepest recession on record, the Asian financial hub is bracing for its stiffest test yet as a resurgent virus combines with an increasingly uncertain political and financial outlook.


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A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past a Tiffany & Co. store near Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Having briefly shown signs of recovery in recent months from its deepest recession on record, the Asian financial hub is bracing for its stiffest test yet as a resurgent virus combines with an increasingly uncertain political and financial outlook.

Earlier this week, a judge set a Sept. 21 hearing on Tiffany’s request to get an expedited ruling on whether LVMH had proper legal grounds for torpedoing the deal — purportedly at the request of the French government.

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