Interpublic lawsuit moves ahead

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Interpublic Group of Cos.' civil suit against former Lowe & Partners/SMS executive Marvin Sloves made some progress last week when New York State Supreme Court Judge Franklin set a Nov. 30 deadline for discovery in the upcoming trial. Expected to give depositions are such agency heavyweights as Interpublic Chairman-CEO Phil Geier, Omnicom Chairman-CEO John Wren and Lee Garfinkel, chairman-chief creative officer of Lowe. Interpublic is suing Mr. Sloves for damages, alleging he improperly influenced client Mercedes-Benz USA to leave Lowe.

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