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39 states object to sale of Toysmart's customer list

A coalition of states led by Massachusetts has filed an objection in federal court to the company's proposed sale of its customer list.

July 21, 2000


Judge OKs destruction of Toysmart list

A federal judge gives the go-ahead for the e-tailer to destroy its highly controversial customer list, according to lawyers and a Disney spokeswoman.

By January 31, 2001


Toysmart creditor targets Disney in lawsuit

The former advertising agency for the failed e-tailer files a lawsuit against the entertainment giant, saying it was led to believe that it would be compensated for advertisements placed on Toysmart's behalf last holiday season.

By September 12, 2000


Toysmart suspends auction of customer list

Objections to the sale of confidential customer information drive the bankrupt toy e-tailer to temporarily pull its customer list from auction.

July 27, 2000


FTC says Toysmart violated child Net privacy law

The failed dot-com, majority-owned by Disney, is the first online company charged with violating new federal laws protecting children's privacy online.

By July 21, 2000


FTC files complaint against Toysmart

The Federal Trade Commission files a complaint against failed online store Toysmart.com in federal court accusing the Disney-controlled company of misleading customers.

By July 10, 2000


Toysmart shutting down

CNET News.com learns that the privately held online toy retailer is shutting its doors, the latest casualty in a recent downturn of e-tailers.

By May 22, 2000


Toysmart, KBkids see executive shake-up

The online toy industry continues to show signs of a shakeout, as high-level company executives resign or get fired.

By May 18, 2000


Will Disney play nice with Toysmart?

Now at the mercy of its majority owner Walt Disney Company, Toysmart.com may need to hold fast to its mission of selling what it considers to be educational and creative toys.

August 25, 1999


Failed dot-com puts scholarship winner on creditors' list

A 7-year-old boy who won a $55,500 college scholarship from Toysmart is now just another creditor owed money by the defunct e-tailer.

By July 18, 2000