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Kate Spade Outlet Stores False Reference Pricing Class Action

When customers see a large discrepancy between an “original price” on an item and the current price, they believe that they are getting a bargain. But this is not always true. The complaint for this class action alleges that Kate Spade & Company put false reference prices on merchandise at its outlet stores to give  Read more

Kate Spade Handbags in Store

Swisher Sweets Promotion Settlement

Swisher International, Inc., Plaid Pantries, Inc., and Plaid Pantry, Inc. are setting aside $2.5 million plus attorneys’ fees and costs, class representative awards, and administrative costs in order to settle a class action centering on promotions for cigarillos. The complaint alleged that the five-packs of cigarillos advertised as “5 for the price of 3” were  Read more

Burlington Coat Factory New Jersey False Reference Pricing Settlement

Burlington Coat Factory is settling a class action alleging that it displayed false reference pricing on merchandise in its stores in New Jersey. False reference pricing, which may include false “original” prices on tags or fake discounts (for example, “40% off” of a price at which the item was never actually sold), makes consumers think  Read more

Kate Spade Outlets False Reference Pricing Class Action

Are the items for sale at Kate Spade outlet stores really discounted by as much as the tags say? The complaint for this class action alleges that the company creates false reference prices in order to make consumers think they are getting a bigger bargain than they actually are.  Read more

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Saks Off Fifth Inflated “Original” Prices Class Action

Consumers love bargains. They love the idea that they are getting higher quality at a lower price. However, if the “original” price quoted is a false one, then they are not in fact getting the bargain they think they are. The complaint for this class action claims that Saks Off Fifth, an outlet of Saks,  Read more

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Van Heusen Stores False “Sale” Prices California Settlement

PVH Corporation, which owns the Van Heusen stores, has agreed to a settlement in a class action. The complaint alleged that merchandise in Van Heusen stores had tags indicating a false original or “reference” price and then a lower price, indicating that the items were on sale and that buyers were getting a bargain. However,  Read more

Walmart Excessive Sales Tax Pennsylvania Settlement

Walmart is settling a class action alleging that when customers bought items with coupons, it charged them sales tax on the original price of the item rather than on the price they actually paid for it. The complaint claims that Pennsylvania state law requires retailer to deduct the value of the coupons before calculating sales  Read more

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California Neiman Marcus Last Call “Compared To” Prices Settlement

Neiman Marcus is settling a class action alleging that it misled customers with “Compared To” prices on price tags at its Last Call outlet stores in California.   Read more

Tommy Hilfiger California Outlet Stores Fake Discounts Class Action

Tommy Hilfiger runs outlet or factory stores that sell its clothing at lower prices than its main stores. But the complaint for this class action claims that the lower prices do not reflect legitimately discounted merchandise but a scheme of false reference pricing, where customers are led to believe that the goods are higher quality  Read more

Tommy Hilfiger Outlet

Hobby Lobby Discount Coupons Refer to False “Regular” Prices Class Action

If a company says it “always” sells an item at a markdown, what is the item’s “regular” price? The complaint for this class action says that Hobby Lobby Stores offer false discounts that apply only to prices at which the merchandise never sells—a variation on the “false reference pricing” allegations made at many outlet or  Read more

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