LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles consumer alleges
that a hardware company made false representations regarding its return policy.
Kimberly Hummer filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Ace Hardware Corp. alleging unlawful business acts and practices, misleading and deceptive advertising and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in July she purchased items from an Ace Hardware store in Las Vegas before she moved to California. She alleges she tried to return some items at one of the defendant's locations in Los Angeles, but was told items could only be returned to the location from which they were purchased. The plaintiff holds Ace Hardware Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely claims that it would accept any returned item within 60 days with receipt from any of its stores.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, restitution and disgorgement, treble damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07906-MWF-AGR