The teen model whose parents sued Urban Outfitters for $28 million for printing provocative images of their daughter will face the retailer in court.
On Monday, a New York federal judge rejected Urban's fall 2011 claim that the suit was procedurally defective. Judge George Daniels ruled that Hailey Clauson's suit will move forward, stating that the model, "has sufficiently alleged a cause of action against Urban Outfitters for use of her image to create false endorsement or false designation of origin."
The offending images shot by Jason Lee Parry.
Confused over the origins of this suit? The story line is as follows: Urban received the shirts from a smaller retail company called Blood Is The New Black, which actually received the provocative images from Jason Lee Parry, the photographer of the questionable shoot. According to the suit, the photographer agreed not to sell or release the images of the then 15-year-old Clauson to other parties, nor did he have the right to license the images.