Selima Optique has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit filed against Kering in the summer of 2017. In the suit, previously reported by Eyewear Intelligence (vol. 18 n° 8, 9 of June 30, 2017), Selima claimed that Kering was employing a “bait-and-switch scheme” by “deliberately and falsely represent[ing] that their eyeglasses and sunglasses are ‘Made in Italy,'” when “in truth, their products, or substantially all parts of their products, are made in China, and (at best) shipped to Italy for final assembly and packaging, and then exported.” Selima invited others to join in the complaint, filed on June 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The reason given for the charges was the fact that Selima had received in February, following an order placed with Kering Eyewear in October 2016 for various models, a package in which a YSL frame was labelled as “Made in China” on one temple and “Made in Italy” on the other temple. On the heels of Selima's initial filing, Kering had immediately and fully disputed the claims. When asked for explanations, Kering said it was a manufacturing mistake. A spokesperson for Kering Eyewear told Eyewear Intelligence that the two temples and the two labels were actually meant for different glasses. Selima, headquartered in New York, is a retailer and wholesaler specializing in luxury eyewear, with four stores in the New York area and one in Paris. The parties have reportedly managed to resolve their differences out of court without any payment from Kering Eyewear or Kering S.A., and “with prejudice,” a legal term that prevents Selima Optique from filing a lawsuit on the same or markedly similar issue against Kering at a later date. The dismissal of the lawsuit was officially announced on Dec. 1. In connection with the case, Kering stated that its products are made and distributed in compliance with “made in” laws. Kering, headquartered in Paris, is the parent company of several luxury brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenziaga and others.