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Wines ’Til Sold Out “Original Price” Settlement

This settlement pertains to phantom discounts—an issue usually raised with the outlet stores of well-known brands—but this time the product is wine. The complaint alleges that Wines ’Til Sold Out (WTSO.com) advertised discounts on wines that were not real, because the wines had not previously been sold anywhere at the purported “original prices” quoted. The  Read more

Gap Factory, Banana Republic Factory Stores Fake Base Prices Class Action

Gap Factory and Banana Republic Factory stores use fake base pricing to offer phantom discounts, or so the complaint for this class action alleges. The complaint claims that every item in their stores has a fake base price on its price tag, that the advertising throughout the stores say such things as, “Take an extra  Read more

Fossil Outlet Stores False Discounts and Phantom Savings Class Action

When plaintiff Timur Safransky went to the Fossil Outlet store at Carlsbad Premium Outlets in Carlsbad, California, the complaint for this class action says, he noticed a sign in the window outside saying, “Entire Store Up to 40% Off.” Inside, he saw a bag that had supposedly been priced at $198, which a sign said  Read more

Lamps Plus False Reference Pricing/False Discount California Class Action

False reference prices are illegal, but the complaint for this class action alleges that Lamps Plus uses them regularly on its own brands of merchandise. According to the complaint, Lamps Plus branded and trademarked items are sold only in Lamps Plus retail stores, which means that any higher “original” prices must have been offered at  Read more

California Cole Haan False Reference Price, Fake Discount Class Action

In California, it’s not legal to advertise the “original prices” of items unless the items were actually offered for sale at those prices within the immediately preceding three months. This class action alleges that Cole Haan outlet stores violated those California laws in inventing false “original prices” for items that were never on sale at  Read more

Nine West False Reference Pricing Fake Discount Class Action

This class action alleges that Nine West advertises false discounts on the merchandise in its outlet stores using false reference prices—that is, the complaint claims, the store marks its items with a false “original price,” even when the items were never offered at that price, and then claims that the current price is a big  Read more

Talbots Outlets California False Reference Pricing Class Action

When a store claims to have discounted an item from its “regular” price, but it never actually sold the item at the “regular” price, that’s known as false reference pricing. That’s what this complaint alleges that Talbots California outlet stores have engaged in.  Read more

New York & Company Outlet Stores False Discount California Class Action

New York & Company Stores, Inc. operates both regular and outlet stores in California that sell women's clothing and accessories. This class action alleges that the company offered false discounts in its outlet stores, suggesting that merchandise had originally been offered in at higher prices. In fact, the complaint alleges much of the merchandise has  Read more

Art.Com Fake Discount Class Action Settlement

This is a settlement of a lawsuit in which Art.com, Inc. was accused of deceptive price comparison and deceptive advertising for selling products at false “sale” prices when in fact the products were continuously sold at those prices. Art.com made these sales through the websites www.art.com, www.posters.com, and/or www.allposters.com.  Read more

Visionworks “Buy One, Get One Free” Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Visionworks' "Buy One, Get One Free" eyeglasses offer was misleading because the price of the first pair of eyeglasses was significantly increased.  Read more