Cases & Deals

Abercrombie & Fitch brings lawsuit seeking return of rent payments during COVID-19 pandemic

Client(s) Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Jones Day represents Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in a lawsuit filed against its commercial landlord Simon Property Group and more than 60 of Simon's lessor affiliates, seeking the return of rent payments made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abercrombie paid the rent under threat of lease default, and is reserving its rights pursuant to dozens of commercial lease agreements.

Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. v. Simon Property Group LP, et al., No. 20CV004473 (Ct. C.P., Franklin Cty., Ohio)