Hell Hath No Fury Like A Big Store Scorned

For more than a century, Joseph Horne Co. enjoyed a reputation as the department store of Pittsburgh's upper crust. It once boasted a full-time doorman and even had a waiting room for its shoppers' chauffeurs. But the knockdown world of retailing is hardly a gentleman's game anymore. And Horne's--unable to pay its debts--has pulled up its sleeves for a court battle with Dillard Department Stores Inc., one of the nation's most powerful merchants.

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