We found an expert that had 15 years of experience as the executive in charge of supply chain management at the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial textiles. In this role, his responsibilities included sourcing, logistics and operations. After leaving the textile business, he became a leading researcher in Supply Chain Management. He also held undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from top institutions. After attempts by the retailers to have the case dismissed, the judge has ruled that the retailers must face this lawsuit. While he rejected the claim of fraud, he allowed consumers to pursue breach of warranty and negligent misrepresentation. The case was settled out of court.