FEUER ANNOUNCES LA APPAREL WILL COMPLY WITH CITY’S SUBPOENA FOLLOWING COURT PETITION



LOS ANGELES—City Attorney Mike Feuer has announced that garment manufacturer L.A. Apparel has agreed to comply with a Subpoena issued by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office following the Los Angeles County Department of Health (DPH) finding there have been more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among L.A. Apparel’s employees. Tragically four of LA Apparel’s employees have died from the virus.

In an effort to assess L.A. Apparel’s compliance with the City’s sick leave laws, the City served a subpoena on L.A. Apparel on July 17, 2020. L.A. Apparel failed to provide any documents or information by the Subpoena’s return date of July 31, 2020. The City Attorney filed a petition in Court on August 5, 2020 to seek compliance with the Subpoena. L.A. Apparel has now agreed to respond next week.

"COVID-19 has raged throughout Los Angeles, but has hit low-income workers particularly hard," said Feuer. "Our office is determined to ensure L.A. Apparel has adhered to our public health and safety laws. If it has not, it needs to be held accountable."

The Petition is here.

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The Office of Mike Feuer

Los Angeles City Attorney

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