SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman and a
Florida woman are suing national retail clothing stores over claims of
Kristin Haley and Sylvia Thompson, individually and for all others
similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 23 in the Northern
District of Florida against Macy's and Bloomingdale's, alleging
violations of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act, violations of
Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, false advertising
and unfair, fraudulent and unlawful business practices.
The suit states the defendants misrepresented the nature of price
discounts for products sold in their regular and outlet stores by
offering large discounts off of fabricated or false original, regular,
or "compare at" prices.
According to the suit, thousands of consumers, including the plaintiffs,
were victims of the defendants' deceptive pricing schemes.
The plaintiffs and others in the class seek restitution and
disgorgement, injunctive relief, interests, attorney fees, and other
costs of the suit, together to exceed $5 million. They are represented
by attorney Robert S. Green of Green & Noblin in Larkspur,
California, and by attorney Kenneth G. Gilman of Gilman Law in Bonita
Northern District of Florida Case number 4:15-CV-06033-KAW