Recent media reports are highlighting what may be a very public dispute between Men's Warehouse Inc.'s executive board and the company's founder and public spokesperson, George Zimmer. New Jersey shoppers who have favored this men's wear chain may be shocked to learn that Zimmer was fired from his position as chairman. No specific reasons have been given for his termination up to this point, but general statements have been made alluding to a power struggle between Zimmer and the rest of the board. This in and of itself may not be adequate reason to relieve Zimmer of his position, and may leave Men's Warehouse Inc. in a position to have to defend itself against breach of contract claims from Zimmer.
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