For years, Nashville's Diamond Wars have been confined to the radio airwaves . Now, one jeweler is taking another to court.
Genesis Diamonds has filed suit in Davidson County Chancery Court against Village Jewelers, alleging defamation, violation of various consumer protection laws and intentional interference in business relationships.
In the suit filed Monday, Genesis alleges Village owner George Khoury — a former Genesis employee — has made disparaging remarks for "several years" about Genesis owner Boaz Ramon.
Earlier this summer, Genesis hired two people to portray themselves as potential Village customers, employing what is apparently a time-honored tactic in the jewelery business.
The suit claims recordings were made of Village employees that will be submitted to the court as evidence in a motion for a p