From what I have seen, it appears that Johnson just told the truth. He wanted MSO brands in JCP so he worked out a deal with MSO with the intent of amending the Macy's deal as well. His problem was that he actually believed that MSO would do that, we all know that Martha specializes in dealing on both sides of the street. In this case she had no intent to change the Macy's deal but wanted the JCP deal as well. Johnson and JCP screwed up, they trusted Martha. Join the long line of partners that she has screwed. I frankly don't understand why the major part of the liability isn't on MSO. I know JCP is stuck with a boatload of inventory they can't sell if this ruling goes against them, but the breakup and costs from Macy's should fall in MSO lap.