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Roberto Cavalli settles graffiti collection lawsuit

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has settled a lawsuit with street artists who claimed he copied some of their work for his graffiti-inspired line.
The style guru was sued by artists Jason ‘Revok’ Williams, Victor ‘Reyes’ Chapa, and Jeffrey ‘Steel’ Rubin in September, 2014, over allegations Cavalli had taken portions of a mural they made in San Francisco’s Mission District and used it for his Just Cavalli Graffiti collection of clothes, shoes, and bags.
Lawyers for the trio, collectively called Revok, Reyes and Steel, said they had previously filed a cease-and-desist letter to prevent the sale of the line in 2014, but their warning was ignored.
Cavalli’s representative denied the allegations, insisting they had “no basis in fact and are incorrect”.
The two parties have now reached a settlement out of court. Lawyers for Revok, Reyes and Steel filed papers with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to voluntarily dismiss the case in January (16), according to The Fashion Law.

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